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GILPIN COUNTY DECLARES LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY AMID WINTER STORM

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 14, 2024

CONTACTS:

Cherokee Blake

Gilpin County Sheriff Public Information Officer

cblake@gilpincounty.org

cell: 303-589-6007

Melanie Bleyler

Community Engagement Officer

mbleyler@gilpincounty.org

cell: 720-296-8537

 

GILPIN COUNTY DECLARES LOCAL DISASTER EMERGENCY AMID WINTER STORM

Today, March 14, 2024, Gilpin County is submitting a Disaster Declaration to the State of Colorado due to the extreme weather conditions and severe impacts on the County. This declaration enables the County to activate certain response plans and makes the county eligible for funds and resources from the State that may become available to support the County's ability to provide essential emergency services.

 

With the severity of this storm, Gilpin County has determined that it is in the best interest of public safety to encourage residents and motorists to stay home and only travel if absolutely necessary. “This snowstorm has severely stretched the County’s resources,” stated County Manager Ray Rears. Sheriff Kevin Armstrong said “at this time, we are asking the public to stay home and off the roads. Our first priority is to keep our community members and visitors safe, and to ensure our first responders can do their jobs.”

 

Gilpin County thanks its first responders who have worked around the clock to help those in need over the past 24 hours. 

 

View the declaration

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Updated declaration by Gilpin County Board of County Commissioners, recorded

Renewal of Disaster Declaration through April 19, 2024