Living the Dream

April 18, 2016

The American Dream is an idea that has always puzzled me. Our media and our policy makers continue to use it to promote the United States as a place of boundless opportunity, where anyone who puts in the hard work can achieve their highest potential. We’ve effectively branded ourselves as...

From Estes Park to Lyons: U.S. 36 reopens

Nov. 11, 2013

The state opened U.S. 36 between Lyons and Estes Park, Colo., Monday, Nov. 4. Photographer Robert R. Denton took the drive between the two towns affected by heavy flooding in mid-September. The order of the photos reflect what Denton saw as he drove from west (Estes) to east (Lyons), including...

Special legislative committee will address September 2013 floods

Nov. 4, 2013

Download the agenda for the Flood Disaster Study Committee A Colorado legislative committee organized to address various infrastructure and policy concerns in the aftermath of the September floods will meet for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Denver. The Flood Disaster Study Committee meeting will include the first...

National and local media focus their lenses on Lyons' re-population

Oct. 28, 2013

Many Lyons residents moved back into their homes this weekend, and along with the Xcel workers who hooked up their utilities, local and national media were there to greet them. The Longmont Times-Call wrote that "hundreds" of families in the town of about 2,000 started to move back into their...

RMNP re-opens, rejuvenates tourism in Estes Park

Oct. 20, 2013

The U.S. government is back in business, and so are many Estes Park area entrepreneurs, especially since Oct. 12, the date Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper diverted state money to open some basic functions of Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park business owners are hopeful the upward trend continues through the...

CDOT, National Guard working to re-open U.S. 36 from Lyons to Estes

Oct. 17, 2013

Though scheduled for a reopening on Dec. 1, the 15-mile stretch of U.S. Route 36 from Lyons to Estes Park could be ready even earlier if a Colorado Department of Transportation and National Guard collaboration is successful. CDOT spokeswoman Ashley Mohr said that section of the highway, used by an...

Colorado communities unite to help Boulder County resident save home

Oct. 14, 2013

Volunteers stoke and tend the bonfire near Jeremy Barnes' house between Boulder and Lyons, Colo., Oct. 12, 2013. Barnes' house was nearly destroyed in the September flood that devastated the town. Photo by Emilie Bierschenk. Jeremy Barnes moves from bonfire to bonfire, as nearly 100 volunteers pick up and burn...

Photos: Highway 119 damage

Oct. 8, 2013

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Oct. 8, 2013

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Photos: Downstream Boulder Canyon

Oct. 8, 2013