Boulder Valley schools found strength through the flood

Dec. 11, 2013

Boulder Valley schools sustained nearly $5 million in damage because of September's flooding, and now — nearly three months after water poured through several buildings and inundated athletics fields, playgrounds and parking lots — district officials say the repairs are nearly complete. Better yet, the repairs are virtually all paid...

Boulder's treacherous journey to flood recovery and resilience

Dec. 11, 2013

Meteorologists estimate that one inch of rain generally equals about a foot of snow, depending on the snow’s density, of course. That means early December’s 6-inch snowfall, inconvenient as it may have been, was the equivalent of about a half-inch of September rain. Now flash back just three months, when...

Boulder County organic farm struggles to recover after flood

Dec. 9, 2013

The horses are at it again. Restless hooves beat sand and silt into the air. Trots evolve into canters as mustangs and miniatures dance to an impatient rhythm under a Rocky Mountain sky. “What is going on out there today?” Sara Martinelli murmurs to herself, moving to stand by the...