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The University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning's Resilient Colorado Initiative aims to combine faculty and staff experience and student passion to assist Colorado communities recovering from the September 2013 floods.
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Mudslide strikes same area as two years ago in Colorado - WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories - 07/20/14

Mudslide strikes same area as two years ago in Colorado - WPEC-TV CBS12 News :: News - Top Stories - 07/20/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Story by Alyssa Chin, KKTVCOLORADO KKTV -- Video of dark mud flowing over Highway 24 is a scary remi
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Boulder County flood victims can apply for home repair and rental assistance - 07/19/14

Boulder County flood victims can apply for home repair and rental assistance - 07/19/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Financial housing assistance for Boulder County flood victims Boulder County and the city of Longmont are accepting applications from flood victims for federally funded housing assistance programs.
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Disaster plan for small businesses - 07/09/14

Disaster plan for small businesses - 07/09/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it

Statistics show 25 percent of businesses that close because of disaster never reopen. Small businesses are especially at risk because few have the resources to assess their risks and develop recovery plans for the future. As part of its mission to help small businesses to start, grow, and succeed, the U.S. Small Business Administration can help when it comes to disaster preparedness and recovery. 

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Manitou Businesses Affected by Flash Flooding Get Much Needed Help - 07/07/14

Manitou Businesses Affected by Flash Flooding Get Much Needed Help - 07/07/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Several businesses in Manitou Springs that were damaged in last summer's flooding are getting a financial boost from the Pikes Peak United Way.
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Spring runoff ends, with less damage than feared - 07/04/14

Spring runoff ends, with less damage than feared - 07/04/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Runoff in the Poudre River peaked on May 31.
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Push continues to complete Hwy. 34 repairs between Estes Park and Loveland - 05/12/14

Push continues to complete Hwy. 34 repairs between Estes Park and Loveland - 05/12/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to complete repairs of U.S. Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park in advance of the summer tourist season.
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Meteorologist From Lyons Very Concerned About Flood Risk - CBS Denver - 05/03/14

Meteorologist From Lyons Very Concerned About Flood Risk - CBS Denver - 05/03/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Rising temperatures will speed up the runoff and raise the flood risk and one meteorologist says there's reason to be concerned.
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Lyons meteorologist starts flood watch network to monitor river levels during spring run-off - 04/06/14

Lyons meteorologist starts flood watch network to monitor river levels during spring run-off - 04/06/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
A Lyons native and meteorologist has started a flood watch network to help monitor river levels and water patterns during the next three months of spring run-off.
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Regis University cleans up Colorado flood debris - 03/29/14

Regis University cleans up Colorado flood debris - 03/29/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
LYONS, Colo. (AP) - The women's basketball team is part of a group of about 50 Regis University students and staff helping clean up this town of
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Congress limits increases in cost of federal flood insurance - 03/13/14

Congress limits increases in cost of federal flood insurance - 03/13/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan bill to protect millions of Americans from potentially unaffordable increases in the cost of federal flood insurance won final U.S. congressional approval ...
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Flood of Opportunity - 03/18/14

Flood of Opportunity - 03/18/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
I think everyone knows that the Town of Lyons and our surrounding community was changed forever in the flood of September 12th, 2013.   Those few days brought immediate devastation to a significant percentage of the community, as well as shutting down the ...
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Colorado Office of Emergency Management: Gov. Hickenlooper, Sens. Udall and Bennet secure FEMA assistance to mitigate stream hazards - 02/28/14

Colorado Office of Emergency Management: Gov. Hickenlooper, Sens. Udall and Bennet secure FEMA assistance to mitigate stream hazards - 02/28/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it

"Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse the state and local governments for eligible costs to reduce hazards in streams caused by the September floods that pose an immediate threat to lives and property."

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Gallery: Some Glen Haven businesses on the rebound - 02/14/2014

Gallery: Some Glen Haven businesses on the rebound - 02/14/2014 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
"It sounds like when you pull out a rusty nail with a crowbar, multiply that times 100, like all the nails were being pulled apart at the same time.
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Habitat to build homes for 3 flood victims - 07/20/14

Habitat to build homes for 3 flood victims - 07/20/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Loveland Habitat for Humanity wants to build three homes for flood victims using state Habitat and local funds to help get them into decent, affordable housing.
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Ten months later, Colorado flood victims still recovering - 07/09/14

Ten months later, Colorado flood victims still recovering - 07/09/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Two families from Weld County lost everything in last September's floods. We've been following their stories over the past 10 months, learning how difficult it is for families to recover physically and emotionally from a natural disaster.
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In Colorado, a United Way Starts Small Business Recovery Fund - 07/09/14

In Colorado, a United Way Starts Small Business Recovery Fund - 07/09/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it

"Small businesses in Manitou Springs, Colorado, were devastated by flooding in July and August of 2013, and many are still recovering. So the Pike’s Peak United Way, with support from the United Ways of Colorado and the office of the governor, put a $100,000 fund together to help them.When did United Way begin funding small businesses? But in this case, it makes some good sense."

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Penny Arcade makes a comeback after 2013 floods - 07/07/14

Penny Arcade makes a comeback after 2013 floods - 07/07/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Last year's floods were some of the worst floods Manitou Springs had seen in decades. The Penny Arcade was one of the businesses hit the hardest during the floods, and while it's not entirely back to normal, it certainly have the public's support.
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End of construction delays along US 36 brings hope to flood victims - 07/07/14

End of construction delays along US 36 brings hope to flood victims - 07/07/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
PINEWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. -- Long construction delays have ended for visitors and residents who travel along Highway 36 to Estes Park. The September floods meant drivers waited up to two hours in con...
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Big Thompson Power Plant Back on Line, Post Flood - 07/02/14

The Bureau of Reclamation is pleased to announce the return to service of the Big Thompson Power Plant. Located at the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon, the small plant was damaged during the September floods of 2013.

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Flooded Colorado town finds a friend in Stoddard, by Steve Gilbert - 04/20/14

Flooded Colorado town finds a friend in Stoddard, by Steve Gilbert - 04/20/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
The unlikely bond between forestry expert Geoff Jones of Stoddard and the small, flood-ravaged community of Lyons, Colo., in the front-range of the Rockies, began with an Internet search about yoga.
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Run to Rebuild: Lyons Parks and Trails | Stephanie Kurland's Fundraiser on CrowdRise - 04/01/14

Run to Rebuild: Lyons Parks and Trails | Stephanie Kurland's Fundraiser on CrowdRise - 04/01/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
The rubble you see in the photos and video used to be beautiful parks and tree-lined pedestrian trails. On September 12, 2013 everything changed. The small town of Lyons, CO suffered severe damage from a historic flood. Four days of rain that culminated with flash floods swelled the river to enormous proportions and washed away much of what was in its path. My inspiration to train for the Boston Marathon this year is to help my town rebuild the parks and trails that were enjoyed all year by families, children, athletes and visitors alike; and, are now unrecognizable. Local runners, our school's cross country and track teams, mountain bikers, and those out for a stroll can no longer use the well connected system of trails. The river features that so many tubers, kayakers, and anglers have come to enjoy during the summer months are gone. Ball fields that were utilized by youth and adult baseball & softball leagues are covered with 3 to 6 feet of sand, silt, mud and debris. There is no sign of the picnic areas that were once filled year-round. Funding to rebuild the parks is beyond the town's means. It is estimated that the Town of Lyons has suffered approximately 50 million dollars in damages (excluding personal property loss). This is overwhelming considering that Lyons operates on an annual budget of 1 million or less. While FEMA, insurance, and some grants are providing assistance, additional help is needed! Please consider helping in any small way to restore the Lyons park ...
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Tax Aid For Disaster-Destroyed Homes Advances - CBS Denver - 03/12/14

Tax Aid For Disaster-Destroyed Homes Advances - CBS Denver - 03/12/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Colorado residents who lost their homes in last year's floods and wildfires could get property-tax relief under a bill advancing in the state legislature.
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Lyons Elementary principal finds strong community - 03/16/14

Lyons Elementary principal finds strong community - 03/16/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
Andrew Moore didn't hesitate to apply for the job of principal at Lyons Elementary School when it opened up last year. "I was looking for a small, community school to move my family to," the 37-year-old Moore said Tuesday. "We always loved Lyons."
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One Road, Two Cities, Enduring Challenges After Colorado Floods 03/11/14

One Road, Two Cities, Enduring Challenges After Colorado Floods 03/11/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
It’s been six months since heavy rain flooded 24 Colorado counties, damaging businesses, homes, roads and ending 10 lives. An estimated 28,000 residents
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310 Lyons residents still not home after September floods - 02/19/14

310 Lyons residents still not home after September floods - 02/19/14 | Resilient Colorado | Scoop.it
The St. Vrain Flood has gone. But one-seventh of Lyons still hasn't come back. According to a study released Wednesday by Rees Consulting, 310 of the town's 2,145 people are living somewhere else because of September's flood. That comes to about 145 households that can't yet go home.
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