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News Release

Larimer County High Park Fire - Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) Closes on Friday, July 6th at 4pm

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Jul 3, 2012

Contact Information:

Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, cell: (970) 227-9935,
Don Sandoval, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Regional Manager,
(970) 679-4501


Larimer County, Colorado – The Larimer County’s High Park Fire Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will close on Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 4p.m. The DRC has seen over 1500 people come through the Center since opening on June 15th, with over 600 individual households checked-in and over 250 households visiting the center more than once. The closing phases out immediate assistance at the DRC and begins long-term recovery efforts.
Services at the DRC will continue to be available through a variety of outlets such as Larimer County offices, the High Park Fire Distribution Center at 215 East Foothills Parkway in Fort Collins, 211, and a variety of community-based organizations and programs. Information and Internet links will continue to be available at the County’s web site,, on the County’s High Park Fire web pages.
The Disaster Recovery Center’s hours will be cut-back on Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6 from 9am-4p.m.  The DRC is located at Johnson Hall on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins. The DRC has been possible through a partnership between Larimer County Government Departments, the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, Colorado State University, American Red Cross, Salvation Army, North Range Behavioral Health, Loveland Housing Authority and other housing providers, 211 United Way, United States Dept. of Agriculture – Rural Development, Colorado  Division of Insurance, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), CSU/Larimer County Extension, and the Medical Reserve Corps of Larimer County.  
For complete information on the High Park Fire go to
Driving & Parking directions for Johnson Hall – go to, scroll down to the Disaster Recovery Center information and  click on driving and parking maps.
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