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Before acquiring its name, the town of Timnath was variously labeled Wheatland and the Sherwood District. Not formally established until 1882, the small community east of Fort Collins had a patchwork of settlements in the area, including the Sherwood brothers’ ranch and the Strauss homestead.
It’s a step up from that temporary modular trailer. Poudre Fire Authority’s Station No. 8 is a mansion compared to the aged brick building that once served as the staging area for firefighters whose coverage area centered on Timnath and stretched to east Fort Collins.
A squabble over disputed territory is sending Severance and Timnath into court and back to dusty archives from the 1800s. It may sound like a feud from the Old West where property owners tangled over range rights and fence lines. But this is a 21st-century problem between two towns hoping to stake their claim to the same land.
CLOSE A fire near Timnath Reservoir burned about 17 acres and threatened two homes Friday afternoon. Someone reported the grass fire shortly after 1 p.m., Poudre Fire Authority spokeswoman Madeline Noblett said. The fire was in an open grassy field with pockets of cottonwood and evergreen trees.
CLOSE Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect PSD’s receipt of marijuana tax revenues. Education for students in grades K-12 comes with a significant price tag in Colorado. Across the state on Nov. 8, voters will be asked to decide on roughly $4 billion in mills and bonds for everything from new schools to raises for teachers.
SEVERANCE – Timnath officials are weighing their options after the Severance Town Board on Monday annexed 270 acres that Timnath has had in its sights for nearly a decade. Buffalo Creek, part of Timnath’s growth management area for nine years, lies just east of the divide between Larimer and Weld counties at the southeast corner of Weld County roads 13 and 78.
CLOSE UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: Citing lack of property damage, hazmat incident or injuries, “this went as best as a train derailment could go,” Madeline Noblett, PFA PIO, said. UPDATE 1:28 p.m.: A neighbor (seemingly the only one who heard anything) said train derailment was a series of loud bangs that lasted 5 seconds.
The last room to be renovated at the old Timnath hotel is currently full of antiques.
Timnath voters stuck with their current town council Tuesday during the town’s municipal election. Jill Grossman-Belisle coasted to victory Tuesday in the uncontested race for mayor. Wins for incumbent councilmen Bill Neal and Paul Steinway were more of an upstream battle. Four candidates faced off Tuesday for two open seats on the Timnath Town Council.
The rapidly growing town of Timnath is one step closer to getting a new fire station after Poudre Fire Authority broke ground Tuesday on Station No. 8. The 15,449-square-foot station is expected to open in December. Overall construction is estimated to cost $5.6 million, PFA battalion chief Holger Durre said Tuesday.