In preparation for ventures into mountainous and forested areas, county and city governments, Sheriff's Office, and the U.S. Forest Service advise a quick peek at any fire restrictions you may be recreating. Beginning on Nov. 30, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office is enacting Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for unincorporated areas of western Boulder County. Prohibited activities include open fires, shooting, or smoking outdoors. For full details, visit the news release. For information on current fire, shooting, and developed recreation site restrictions on U.S. Forest Service properties, visit their alerts webpage.