Holmes, Jesse with Solheim, Valerie

Holmes, Jesse with Solheim, Valerie
Holmes, Jesse, 1953-, interviewee; Solheim, Valerie, 1953-, interviewee; Williamson, Mary Ann, interviewer;
Date Recorded:
October 30, 2010
Date digitized:
Length of interview:
37 minutes, 30 seconds

Jesse Holmes and Valerie Solheim discuss their experience of the Fourmile Canyon Fire of 2010, which included evacuation of their Mountain Meadows neighborhood. Valerie talks about being an evacuee, and Jesse, who chose to stay with their home, talks about staying with the house. They reflect on choosing what to pack up and take to Boulder, the positive effect of fire-prevention mitigation on their property, the role of firefighters, the emotional aspects of the living through the fire, and the sense of community—both among mountain residents and emanating from the people of Boulder reaching out to support the evacuees—that arose throughout this difficult event.


Forest Fires, Colorado, Boulder County
Wildfires, Colorado, Boulder County
Wildfires, social aspects, Colorado Boulder County
Holmes, Jesse, 1953-
Solheim, Valerie, 1953-
Original Format:
mini-dv video
This interview was recorded for use in the making of the film "PACKED" and later donated for archiving in the Maria Rogers Oral History Collection
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