BURST PIPE DAMAGES MEDICAL BUILDING
lafayette» Water from a burst pipe Sunday took out ceiling tiles and damaged a Kaiser Permanente office building near Lafayette’s Good Samaritan Medical Center, according to police.
Sgt. Jeremy Molander said the incident, which happened about 1:30 p.m. at 280 Exempla Circle, initially was reported as a roof collapse. But no structural damage was found, he said.
Instead, water from the burst pipe flushed out fiberboard ceiling tiles in the building’s entrance. No one was injured, he said.
Town board, Larimer County commissioners adopt vacation rental code B
estes park» Vacation rentals in Estes Park and the unincorporated valley in Larimer County will now have consistent regulations and caps.
After years of research, collecting feedback and meetings, Larimer County commissioners and the town’s Board of Trustees came to a consensus on new land-use policies for vacation rentals.
They include a cap of 588 on vacation rentals within residential zoning areas, an eight-person-perrental cap, an annual operating registration, an initial inspection, a local contact for occupants and a state sales tax license.
Also, vacation homes must fit the character of the residential neighborhoods they reside in.
Polis in Fort Collins on Tuesday B
fort collins» U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Denver will host a community meeting Tuesday to discuss local and national issues with constituents.
The event will take place at 5:30-7 p.m. at the Foothills Unitarian Church, 1815 Yorktown Ave. The meeting is open to the public, and is open to discussion of any issue.
Planned Lefthand Canyon Drive closure delayed B
boulder county» A planned MondayTuesday closure of Lefthand Canyon Drive at Glendale Gulch has been postponed because of unsafe working conditions, according to county officials. The closure was needed to install a culvert at Glendale Gulch. The culvert installation is one of the last repairs needed to complete the year-long, $19.3 million project to repair stretches of Lefthand Canyon Drive and segments of Left Hand Creek damaged in the September 2013 flood.
Open space program receives largest donation
B pitkin county» A $100,000 personal check showed up early last week in the office of Dale Will, acquisitions director for the Open Space and Trails Program. It arrived in a small envelope with a handwritten address on the front, which Will said he initially thought might be a holiday card.
But when he opened it, he found the check and a note indicating the donor, who wants to remain anonymous, wanted the money to be put toward the purchase of the last developable piece of the Hunter Creek Valley, Will said.
Open space officials had been negotiating for about a year with a man named Robert Small, who tracked down the heirs of the fractionalized 10.4-acre mining claim and was able to gain title to it in a federal lawsuit. Will said open space officials put the word out that they might need help buying the property.