Lyons

6:00am

Sat October 26, 2013
Colorado Flood

Six Weeks Post-Flood, Lyons Residents Finally Return

Spirit Hound Distillers Co-Founder Craig Englehorn surveys damage behind his East Lyons business on September 30, 2013 .
Grace Hood KUNC

About 1,000 residents displaced by flooding in Lyons can move back into their homes starting Saturday. That’s after the floods shredded essential water and sewer pipes — which then became contaminated with E. coli bacteria.

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9:02am

Fri October 4, 2013
Colorado Flood

Post Flood, A Slow Road To Recovery For Lyons Businesses

Grace Hood KUNC

Life is far from normal in this town of 2,000. Most residents haven’t returned home yet because power, sewer and water lines broke during the floods. Some homes and businesses were untouched by water.

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10:03am

Fri September 20, 2013
Colorado Flood

For Evacuee, A 'Scary, Exciting' Airlift From Pinewood Springs

One of the National Guard's CH-47 Chinook helicopters descends to evacuate several residents from the Pinewood Springs area, Sept. 16.
Kerry Grimes used with permission

Colorado’s devastating torrential floodwaters washed out countless roads and bridges, essentially stranding many mountain communities – including Pinewood Springs. The small community of about 600 residents is part of the town of Lyons but lies within southern Larimer County.

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2:38pm

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 The population of just over 2000 people has been replaced by National Guard and crews working to repair services and helicopters land on Main Street with evacuees from neighboring canyons.

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4:00am

Tue September 17, 2013
Colorado Flood

Road Repairs From Flooding Could Top Half A Billion Dollars

A view of a road destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 14.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Wallace Bonner/Released

As the remaining flood survivors continue to be airlifted out of towns cut off by flooding, the focus is beginning to shift to recovery. Specifically on the very reason they have to be airlifted: roads.

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