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Boulder County flood damage (credit: CBS)

‘The First Thing Is To Listen': Valuable Lessons Learned From Colorado’s Floods

If state and local governments don’t meet face to face with their citizens and become a sounding board for all their frustrations, they’ve missed a valuable opportunity. That’s one major lesson learned from the flood: Listen to your residents.

09/12/2014

Susan Schimas (credit: CBS)

Hundreds Of Flood Victims Wait For News About Rebuilding Permits

Some homeowners in unincorporated Boulder County whose homes were damaged during the historic flooding in September may not be able to rebuild.

10/23/2013

(credit: CBS)

Boulder Dodges A Bullet, But Future Snows Could Bring Trouble

Friday’s snow did not bring as many problems as anticipated to flood-damaged roads in Boulder County, but officials admit they dodged a bullet.

10/04/2013

The Fourmile Fire broke out in the foothills west of Boulder in early September 2011 and wound up destroying 169 homes. It was determined that a volunteer firefighter was responsible for the start of the blaze. The 70-year-old had been burning brush on his property in a fire pit and a few days later the fire pit apparently reignited because it wasn't fully extinguished. No charges were filed by the Boulder County District Attorney. (credit: CBS)

Feds Reimburse Colorado For Firefighting Costs

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is reimbursing the Colorado State Forest Service for 75 percent of the cost of the Fourmile Canyon and Reservoir fires.

01/11/2012

The Fourmile Fire broke out in the foothills west of Boulder in early September 2011 and wound up destroying 169 homes. It was determined that a volunteer firefighter was responsible for the start of the blaze. The 70-year-old had been burning brush on his property in a fire pit and a few days later the fire pit apparently reignited because it wasn't fully extinguished. No charges were filed by the Boulder County District Attorney. (credit: CBS)

Study: Tree Thinning Didn’t Slow Fourmile Fire

A study of a devastating Colorado wildfire says advance work to create fire breaks had little impact on the behavior of the blaze but did provide safe transpiration routes.

10/14/2011

Charred buses at the Colorado Mountain Ranch (credit: CBS)

Man Recalls Trying To Save His Ranch From The Fourmile Fire

CBS4’s Stan Bush talked with a man who fought the flames last year to save his ranch. Mike Walker is hoping he’ll never see another fire like the Fourmile fire.

09/05/2011

Mud buried this car in the Fourmile burn area (credit: CBS)

Fourmile Fire Burn Area Still A Mess After Storms

The weekend doesn’t mean work is over for some homeowners in Boulder County. They will be hard at work shoveling mud off their property.

07/16/2011

Fourmile Canyon on July 14. (credit: CBS)

All Roads Open In Fourmile Canyon After Debris Cleared

All roads in Fourmile Canyon have opened after they were washed out with mud Thursday morning from heavy rains overnight.

07/14/2011

Two cars buried in mud on July 14 in the Fourmile Canyon burn area. (credit: CBS)

Mud, Debris Cover Roads In Fourmile Canyon Burn Area

Several roads in Fourmile Canyon were washed out with mud Thursday morning after heavy rains overnight. Copter4 video showed a couple of cars that were stuck in mud in the west end of the burn area.

07/14/2011

Street flooding at 7th & Lincoln in downtown Denver. (credit: CBS)

Thunderstorms Roll In Again

Quarter-size hail pelted parts of the Denver area Wednesday night and there were concerns about flooding in Boulder in another round of severe weather. Early Thursday morning officials in Boulder said two surges in Boulder Creek wound up having no major impacts.

07/13/2011

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