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Empty sidewalks in Estes Park (credit: CBS)

Already Hurting Estes Park Gets Another Blow From Government Shutdown

The government shutdown has closed national parks and monuments, including Rocky Mountain National Park, and the timing couldn’t be worse for the town of Estes Park as it tries to recover from the floods.

10/01/2013

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

(credit: Darrell Spangler)

‘Elk Fest’ Still Happening In Estes Park This Weekend

Businesses in Estes Park want everyone to know the town is open for business despite the two main highways being closed.

09/27/2013

Flooding in Estes Park (credit: CBS)

Construction Convoy Creeps Over Colorado Mountains

A convoy of heavy construction equipment is creeping over a high-elevation highway through Rocky Mountain National Park to join a massive highway rebuilding project after the Colorado floods.

09/25/2013

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

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

CDOT, National Guard Hustle To Repair Flood Damaged Roads

Colorado officials are aiming to meet a Dec. 1 target to complete temporary fixes to at least some roads heavily damaged by catastrophic flooding this month.

09/23/2013

Dave Thrush shared this photo on Sept. 16 and wrote "My Brother works for CDOT in Weld County so I went out with him to look at some of the roads in Kersey, Evans. There's a new Lake in Evans where farms used to be. Platte River is half mile wide in some places."

Builders, Soldiers Hustle To Reconnect Towns

State highway crews and National Guard troops worked furiously Sunday to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by unprecedented flooding.

09/22/2013

Flooding in Estes Park (credit: CBS)

Colorado Races To Fix Mountain Roads Before Winter

With snow already dusting Colorado’s highest peaks, the state is racing to replace key mountain highways washed away by flooding,

09/20/2013

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