Between the government shutdown and the September floods the town of Estes Park is teetering on a financial edge.
Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park have reopened to visitors but it’s still pretty messy in the aftermath of flooding.
Weary Colorado evacuees have begun returning home after days of rain and flooding, but Monday’s clearing skies and receding waters revealed only more heartbreak.
As Colorado mountain towns cut off for days by massive flooding slowly reopened, shopkeepers in Estes Park worked to both clean up and remove salvageable goods from ravaged businesses for fear the swollen Big Thompson River would rise again.
The cars that normally clog Main Street in Lyons on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park have been replaced by military supply trucks.
People could get out of Estes Park but couldn’t get back in on Friday. The infrastructure in town is devastated.