The Lyons Community Foundation has raised $1.3 million so far for recovery efforts after last fall’s massive flooding. But it’s not enough.
Colorado Floods 2013
Eight months after catastrophic floods, Lyons residents gather their stories of suffering and rebuilding.
Damage from the September floods means one community won’t get to host the elite bike race, losing out on money, attention and the thrill of competition.
Near-record snowpack, El Niño weather pattern and high groundwater levels are adding to flood risk in northern Colorado.
Taking photographs and writing stories about the flood helped students at Lyons Senior High School deal with their losses.
Slideshow: Students at Lyons High School took photographs of the aftermath of September's floods and paired them with personal stories of the disaster in a new book, Our Town, Our Story: The Lyons Flood of 2013. These images are by senior Joe Christiansen.
In our regular conversation with Gov. John Hickenlooper, he addresses whether he feels the attorney general should go to court to enforce the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. He also talks about flood recovery, the minimum wage and what marijuana sales tax revenue should be spent on.
Communities across Colorado's Front Range are clearing waterways of debris and sediment so they won't clog when the mountain snowpack melts.