Coal Creek Canyon
Some flood victims who got shut out of federal recovery efforts are hoping a visit by the governor will help them recover.
The last highway closed in Colorado after September’s historic floods is back open.
The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is now open.
The flood-damaged highway in Coal Creek Canyon northwest of Denver is reopening.
Monday’s opening of Highway 36 following flood repairs was welcome news to many, but it has some Jefferson County residents feeling like officials are playing favorites with the priorities for the recovery.
Gov. John Hickenlooper and other state leaders announced a big boost in federal flood relief this week.
Coal Creek Canyon was hard hit by last month’s deadly flooding that ripped through Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper toured the damage on Friday for the first time.
People living in Coal Creek Canyon are being urged to test their water before using it and water testing bottles could make all the difference.
State troopers said that a truck driver who got out to check a mechanical issue was run over by his own truck.
Recovering from the Colorado floods will create a building boom and Coal Creek Canyon in Jefferson County will need a lot of repairs.