Jamestown Flood of 2013

Before

Before

62-Mill-street-after


After

Where the front yard with fence and driveway used to be.

Where the front yard, fence, water main and driveway used to be.

Living in Jamestown Colorado for about 14 years makes it the place I have lived in the longest, without moving, in my life. Its an idyllic setting in the foothills of Colorado and a short drive to Boulder. One of the nieces bike rides you can take is up Lefthand canyon from the Greenbriar to our town.

Still, we knew we might move down to “the plains” of Boulder as our daughter was approaching high school. We all needed to be closer in. So we bought a house down in Boulder and put our awesome Jamestown home on the market.

That was before the flood of September 2013. Fortunately for us, the house was mostly spared, but the property and the town was virtually destroyed. There was no longer a road in or out. The Fire Department next door was destroyed. The roads were ripped up along with the water main. There was no power, phones, or any kind of emergency services possible. I found the realtors’ sign downstream and returned it to her. I think we are at least a year or two out from getting this house back on the market.

Bear in the Backyard

Look who’s coming to dinner…

One of the things we love about where we live is all of the wildlife we get to see up close and personal. I think this year we have seen black bear in our yard at least half a dozen times, and that was in the daylight hours. After the spring we did not see them as often in the summer. Its gotten a lot cooler, the temps at night are perfect in this pre-fall time.

Just the other night I woke up after hearing some loud rustling out the open window. I craned my neck to see if I could see anything and sure enough there was a nice big black bear making his way down to where the “bear can” is. A bear can is a locking 50 gallon drum, and they become noisy “bear toys” but are effective at keeping the garbage inside.

I knew it would be gone by the time it would take me to get down over there and shoo it off, but I could also see it crossed the path of an outdoor camera I have set up. You can see this bear is a good sofa-sized one.

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