Lyons http://www.kunc.org en Colorado Ag Braces For A Post-Flood Irrigation Season http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-ag-braces-post-flood-irrigation-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When September’s flood waters came down the Front Range foothills, it unleashed tremendous pressure on an aging irrigation infrastructure, some of which dated back to the late </span>1800s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. As the weather warms, it’ll be a race to mend the damaged or destroyed ditches before the snow starts to melt.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 54618 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Ag Braces For A Post-Flood Irrigation Season One Road, Two Cities, Enduring Challenges After Colorado Floods http://www.kunc.org/post/one-road-two-cities-enduring-challenges-after-colorado-floods <p>It’s been six months since heavy rain flooded 24 Colorado counties, damaging businesses, homes, roads and ending 10 lives. An estimated 28,000 residents were impacted and nearly 1,000 businesses were damaged or destroyed.</p><p>When it comes to business, the small towns of Lyons and Estes Park have faced a particularly steep road to recovery.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:01:39 +0000 Grace Hood 54556 at http://www.kunc.org One Road, Two Cities, Enduring Challenges After Colorado Floods HUD Releases Millions For Flood Ravaged Communities http://www.kunc.org/post/hud-releases-millions-flood-ravaged-communities <p>Some good news for towns hit hardest by September’s flooding. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced availability of nearly $63 million in federal recovery funds to help individuals and communities rebuild.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:15:48 +0000 Nathan Heffel 52623 at http://www.kunc.org HUD Releases Millions For Flood Ravaged Communities What Water? Photos Show Off Post-Flood Work At Planet Bluegrass http://www.kunc.org/post/what-water-photos-show-post-flood-work-planet-bluegrass <p>By the time September’s floodwaters receded in Lyons, Colo., Planet Bluegrass was pockmarked with sand and debris from the North St. Vrain. Two months later, things are looking up.</p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:09:42 +0000 Grace Hood 52382 at http://www.kunc.org What Water? Photos Show Off Post-Flood Work At Planet Bluegrass For Some Flood Survivors, A Long Wait To Return Home http://www.kunc.org/post/some-flood-survivors-long-wait-return-home <p>Thousands of people were displaced from their homes in September’s floods, including hundreds who were airlifted out of mountain towns cut off by the raging waters. For those evacuated from the secluded mountain community of Big Elk Meadows, it’s not clear when they will be able to go back home.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:35:48 +0000 Erin OToole 52147 at http://www.kunc.org For Some Flood Survivors, A Long Wait To Return Home