• There is no place outside that is safe during a thunderstorm. Seek shelter immediately.
• If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. Be aware and don’t ignore the signs. Lightning can strike 10 miles from an approaching thunderstorm.
• When you hear thunder, move immediately to a substantial building with electricity or plumbing, or an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the doors closed and windows up. Do not touch any metal in the vehicle. Small buildings without electricity or plumbing, e.g. sheds, dugouts, picnic shelters etc., are NOT safe shelters.
• It is recommended to stay inside at least 20-30 minutes after the last clap of thunder is heard.
• Stay off corded phones, computers, appliances or other electrical equipment that is plugged into a wall outlet. Cell phones or cordless phones are safe to use.
• Avoid plumbing, including sinks, showers and faucets.
• Stay away from windows, doors and covered porches and patios.
• Do not sit or lie on concrete floors or lean up against concrete walls.
If you are caught outside with no safe shelter:
• Immediately get off elevated areas.
• Leave an open field.
• Never lie flat on the ground.
• Never shelter under an isolated tree, cliff, or rock overhang.
• If you are near or in water, get out and away immediately. Dry off if wet.
• Stay away from any metal object that can conduct electricity, i.e. fence, pole, power lines, etc.
• If you are with a group of people, do not huddle up. Spread apart.
• If your hair is standing on end, take off running for the nearest shelter!
Al Gibson, one of the founders of the Town of Foxfield, who served as its first mayor, passed away on June 5 in Roanoke, Virginia. He was 87. His son, Mark, lives in Foxfield.
Mr. Gibson's contributions to the formation of Foxfield will long be remembered and recorded in the history of the Town.
Click the link below for a CDOT map showing highways, scenic byways, bike paths, trails, rest areas and other items of interest along Colorado roadways.
Colorado Cracks Down on DUIs, Especially in Work Zones
STATEWIDE- The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) encourage all bar hoppers, concert goers, campers, backyard BBQ partiers, festival celebrators and everyone in between to plan ahead with a safe way to and from their activities.
CDOT is at the peak of its roadway construction season, with many overnight closures occurring in order to complete work with the least impact on motorists. To keep CDOT crews safe, law enforcement will be heightening enforcement in areas leading up to work zones, for example at US 6 and I-25.
"We know many people are trying to maximize their fun at the end of the summer, but that's no excuse to act irresponsibly and drive impaired," said Col. Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. "Planning ahead and having a sober driver, taking a Lyft or cab or using public transit will always be cheaper than risking driving impaired and dealing with the consequences of the DUI."
Last year's enforcement resulted in 1,321 DUI arrests. Planning ahead is easy and always a better alternative than a $10,000 DUI and a ride to jail in a police vehicle.
The Heat Is On runs the entire year with 12 specific DUI enforcement periods centered on national holidays and large public events. More details about the DUI enforcement plans and arrest results can be found at HeatIsOnColorado.com.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department now has a permanent Drug Drop Box Program that allows the public to safely dispose of unused prescription and OTC drugs.
The Drug Drop Box is located in the lobby of the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters Building, 13101 East Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO. It will be available to the public year-round during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), excluding holidays.
Please click on the link below for more information:
Click here to learn about Arapahoe County's Crime Mapping online tool:
Town of Foxfield
P.O. Box 461450
Foxfield, CO 80046