Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport aids Marshall fire recovery efforts

The Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA), located a few miles from the Marshall fire devastation, is donating hanger space to store and help distribute items needed in fire recovery efforts.

Officials at the airport, 11755 Airport Way, Broomfield, worked with its tenants and businesses to donate about 15,000 square feet of hangar space to help the local community, displaced residents, volunteers and emergency responders, RMMA said in a news release.

“We have an incredibly close and strong relationship with the communities that surround us, including Louisville and Superior,” said RMMA Director Paul Anslow, in the release. “Many of those residents and others from surrounding areas work at the airport, take flight lessons at the airport, eat at restaurants at the airport or run businesses directly or indirectly impacted by the airport. We feel a responsibility to offer whatever assistance we can to our neighbors.”

An airport employee and his family lost their home in the Marshall fire.

Working with local, state and federal partners, the airport is in the process of accepting, sorting and distributing essential goods. Volunteers are needed and people interested are asked to contact RMMA Deputy Director Brian Bishop at [email protected]

Mental Health Colorado

Mental Health Colorado, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, said Wednesday that the destructive wildfire has caused fear and uncertainty in the local community and that many people will be in need of mental health support.

Some evacuees have been able to return to undamaged homes, “but far too many lost everything,” MHC said in a news release. “We offer our sincerest condolences to all who have been impacted.”

People emotionally struggling because of the fire and others who are looking to help the community are urged to visit MHC online for support and suggestions.

Comcast update

Comcast has restored communications services to about 89% of its residential customers who were impacted by the fire. As of Wednesday, the company restored its networks and solved all outages in Broomfield, Boulder and Lafayette, according to a news release.

Service has been restored to more than 11,500 residential customers, just over 13,000 have lost service because of the fire. Comcast crews continue to assess damages and restore service where it will be possible. Nearly 660 businesses lost service and about 585 business customers have had service restored.

Completed fiber cable restoration work included properties near McCaslin Boulevard and Marshall Road, McCaslin and Coal Creek (near Superior Town Hall), and properties surrounding the 100 Superior Plaza commercial area.

For people who lost properties to the fire, Comcast said it is working with them to disconnect or pause service, and retain the use of Xfinity apps, without recurring charges.

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