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News Release

Larimer County Opens High Park Fire - Disaster Recovery Center

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Jun 13, 2012

Contact Information:

CONTACT: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, cell: (970) 227-9935,
Office: (970) 498-7150,
Linda Hoffmann – County Manager, (970) 215-3509
High Park Fire Information – (970) 498-5500


Larimer County will open the High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Friday morning, June 15th at 7am at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The DRC, a partnership between Larimer County, the State Department of Local Affairs, and Colorado State University will provide a one-stop opportunity for victims of the High Park Fire to receive services and obtain information on County, State, and CSU services. Go to Thursday, June 14 for additional information.
Open: Beginning Friday, June 15th at 7am
·         Monday- Friday, 7am-7pm 
·         Saturday & Sunday – 9am-3pm
·         Hours can be extended or cut-back as needed
·         DRC Duration is guesstimated at 3-4 weeks, as needed
Directions to the DRC:
·         Johnson Hall, south entrance, 950 E. Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523, room #222
·         CSU Map link –
·         Driving south, just past Laurel St., on College Ave. turn right on University Ave., right on East Drive north to the parking lot directly across from Johnson Hall
·         Driving north, just past Prospect Road, turn left on Pitkin St., right on East Drive, north to the parking lot directly across from Johnson Hall 
  • CSU is providing free parking for those needing services at the DRC. Parking is directly south of the CSU Administration Building (and directly west of Johnson Hall), on the east side of the lot (#349 on the map). This is a lot with parking meters, but spaces have been set aside free-of-charge for fire victims.   (Overflow parking in lot #440 – on map)  
Kinds of Services Available:
  • Larimer County Department of Human Services – Determines Eligibility for State and Federal Programs and temporary assistance 
  • Larimer County Dept. of Health & Environment – Information on clean-up/debris removal, vaccinations, air and water quality, septic systems, personal health information, and more.
  • Larimer County Planning & Building Services
  • Housing Counseling
  • Mental Health Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Colorado 211
  • Extension
  • CSU Services
  • Other agencies and services as needs arise           #####
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