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Damage on Highway 36 after Sept. 2013 flooding (credit: CBS)

Colorado Will Pay Soldiers Rebuilding Flooded Highway 36

Colorado will pick up the tab for National Guard engineers helping rebuild the main highway leading to Rocky Mountain National Park because of the federal government shutdown.

10/01/2013

A displeased Gov. John Hickenlooper at a news conference on Monday (credit: CBS)

Gov. Hickenlooper Calls Federal Lawmakers ‘Knuckleheads’

The federal government is the state of Colorado’s largest employer with approximately 40,000 people on the payroll. In Colorado the effect of a partial government shutdown would be felt by different people in different ways.

09/30/2013

A road damaged from flooding (credit: CBS)

Possible Government Shutdown Could Hurt Colorado Flood Recovery

While officials promise that direct aid to Colorado flooding victims won’t be affected by a possible government shutdown, a standoff in Washington could still end up hurting the state’s recovery efforts.

09/30/2013

Water testing bottles (credit: CBS)

Residents Of Coal Creek Canyon Worried About Water Contamination

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.

09/28/2013

The Mormon Church near 8th and Holly (credit: CBS)

Red Cross Opens New Shelter For Aurora Flood Victims

Some of the financial relief is already running out for many flood victims, so the American Red Cross has opened a new shelter in Denver for dozens flooded out of their homes in Aurora.

09/24/2013

Vice President Joe Biden at a news conference in Greeley on Monday after touring flooding around Colorado (credit: CBS)

Biden Vows Flood Relief Won’t Shut Down

Vice President Joe Biden is promising residents that aid for areas devastated by massive flooding in Colorado won’t stop even if the federal government shuts down.

09/24/2013

Vice President Joe Biden at a news conference in Greeley on Monday after touring flooding around Colorado (credit: CBS)

VP Biden In Colorado, Views Flood Devastation

Vice President Joe Biden is in Colorado for a helicopter tour of flood damage and to survey recovery efforts.

09/23/2013

Evelyn Starner in a family portrait that was found floating in the Big Thompson River after flooding destroyed her house (credit: Starner Family)

Officials: Woman, 79, Found Dead In Big Thompson Flood

The body of a 79-year-old woman was found beside the Big Thompson River, authorities said Monday, bringing to eight the death toll from the massive flooding in Colorado.

09/23/2013

Candace Carter cleans out her flooded basement (credit: CBS)

Some Residents In Aurora Qualify For FEMA Assistance

Families in some Colorado counties may qualify for Federal Emergency Management Agency help and it’s not just those in Larimer and Boulder counties.

09/22/2013

Heavy equipment being used to start clearing Highway 34 (credit: CBS)

Highways Reopening After Flood Repairs

After days of cleanup and repairs, transportation officials have reopened several state highways in the aftermath of powerful floods that ripped bridges and roads in northern Colorado, severely restricting travel in populated areas.

09/22/2013

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