Boulder County


Wed September 18, 2013
Colorado Flood

Helicopter Rescues Scaling Back

U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares/RELEASED


Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

With 'Islands' Reconnected, Lyons Looks To Flood Recovery

McConnell Drive bridge, one of the destroyed bridges in Lyons.
Maeve Conran KGNU

Post-flood Lyons is a different place than what the foothills community normally is. The population of just over 2000 people has been replaced by National Guard and crews working to repair services and helicopters land on Main Street with evacuees from neighboring canyons.

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Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

The High Costs Of Colorado's High Water, By The Numbers

Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 1:04 pm

A man walks across the washed-out Wagonwheel Gap Road in Boulder, Colo., on Monday.
Mark Leffingwell Reuters/Landov
  • On 'Morning Edition': KUNC's Grace Hood reports on the flooding in Colorado
  • On 'Morning Edition': Mark Benjamin of Bellview, Colo., talks about life beyond washed-out roads

The flooding that has roared through communities and canyons across Colorado's Front Range in recent days is now being blamed for:

-- as many as eight deaths

-- damaging or destroying 19,000 homes

-- causing up to $500 million worth of damage to roads and highways.

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Mon September 16, 2013
Colorado Flood

Helicopters Resume Colorado Flood Evacuation Operations

File Photo: UH-60 Blackhawk used for medical evac operations
Colorado National Gaurd


Mon September 16, 2013
Health & Environment

Colorado Floods Prompt Water Concerns, Advisories

Although Greeley's drinking water supply is safe, these shelves of bottled water were nearly empty at one King Sooper's store Saturday night
Erin O'Toole KUNC

County officials are telling people to avoid floodwaters, which may be contaminated with sewage and contain unseen hazards such as nails. Some communities in Boulder and Weld counties, including Lyons, Firestone and Frederick, are under boil water advisories.

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