Except for the Big Thompson fly fishermen and tubers lolling down Boulder Creek, most residents of the Front Range usually pay little mind to the small rivers that trickle by on their way from the mountains to the plains.
As people came down from the flooded foothills of the Colorado Rockies, they brought tales of dramatic rescues, heartbreaking loss and neighbors coming together to protect their families and homes. Here are a few of their stories:
The Colorado Department of Transportation is spending millions of dollars to protect Highway 14 from mudslides.
People living in Rist Canyon near the High Park burn area are cleaning up after mudslides left a mess.
Two mudslides that blocked Poudre Canyon on Thursday afternoon were cleared within the hour.
Heavy rain caused major flooding at Utah Park in Aurora on Monday.
Parts of the Poudre Canyon were closed Saturday as crews cleaned up debris from two big mudslides Friday night.
Embers swirled above Poudre Park during a wildfire so big and so close that people could hear it, smell it and feel it.
Because of the long, dry, drought of the last spring and summer Colorado’s annual fall color change in the mountains is happening one to two weeks ahead of schedule.
A report on impacts from the High Park Fire in northern Colorado recommends an estimated $24 million in work to restore burned areas.