An historical archive of the year of the great flood.

Archive for February, 2014

Jamestown Newsletter for Feb. 28, 2014

Spring Runoff & Community Preparedness Meetings, March 10-13

Boulder County, Colo. – In an effort to inform residents about the risks associated with the upcoming post-flood spring runoff, Boulder County is hosting Spring Runoff & Community Preparedness Meetings.

 These meetings will include information about potential spring runoff and summer flooding hazards, emergency preparedness measures, and updates about recovery projects such as the Comprehensive Creek Planning Initiative, FEMA buyout program, CDBG-DR funding, flood insurance, and housing assistance. Additionally the county will present an assessment of hazardous conditions and possible mitigation strategies such as debris removal, creek bank stabilization and channel restoration. The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County will also be in attendance to provide information about resources to meet individual unmet needs. 

Jamestown/Lefthand Canyon/James Canyon/Streamcrest/Brigadoon/Oriole Estates/Nimbus Road

When: March 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce St., Boulder


Join Nancy Lewis at the Jamestown Support event, Sat. (March 1)

Contributed by the Jamestown Community Advocate:

Jamestown Support
Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Alfalfa’s Meeting Room
1645 Broadway

(FREE PARKING at the Boulder City Parking Lot across from Alfalfa’s on the north side of Arapahoe on weekend or the Public Library lot is free for 3 hours.)


Sunday Reflection

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There is nothing like a Leon Hill pig roast as these photos from 1999 to 2004 will attest. —Steve

Have you seen that gorgeous Juniper Snow?

Jamestown’s first post-flood baby girl born on Valentine’s Day to proud parents Adrienne and Mark. She is now home, so let’s welcome her and her parents properly. Living in post-flood Jamestown is challenging enough even without a new-born. Please consider signing up for a meal, groceries or goodies using sign-up genius.

Join the volunteers on Saturday (Feb. 22)

Message from Nina Andaloro, Volunteer Coordinator:

Come one, come all to the Volunteer Day in Jamestown
on Saturday, Feb. 22nd, THIS weekend!

We will be hosting a large volunteer group who will be working on multiple projects for JT residents throughout town.

If you would like to join us and bring some friends, please register with the United Way at the link below. We need to know how many people will be joining us for lots of different reasons including parking, lunches, coffee, tools etc. so please SIGN UP here and spread the word!

Thank you!


Merc Thursday Night Dinner is back

Matt Skinner BandAs requested, The Merc’s new musical evenings will be: THURSDAYS and SATURDAYS

Matt Skinner band is gonna be some awesome country. Come give ’em a whirl.

AND to celebrate the return of Thursday night dinner, Rainbow is making one of her very favorite dinners- Amazing Asian Pork Chops, or Mushrooms if you prefer.

New Jamestown Newsletter


WANTED: Meal Coordinator Volunteers

From the Jamestown Volunteer Coordinator:

We are currently looking for two volunteers to help coordinate lunches and snacks for volunteers who will be repairing and rebuilding Jamestown in the upcoming months.



Sunday Reflection

Ignore DO NOT CALL LIST post

I have taken down my previous post about the do not call list. It appears to be a scam. Please do not follow up on it.  You can read about it here. I apologize for any inconvenience. Thanks for bringing this to my attention Sal. –Steve–

View the flood damage and insurance workshop online

From the Boulder County Land Use Department:

Workshop, Part 1

Workshop, Part 2


50 volunteers to help Jamestown Flood recovery on Sat. (2/15)

Posted is from Nina Andaloro:

On Saturday, February 22nd (with an inclement weather date of March 1), we will have nearly 50 volunteers who will be helping Jamestown residents (only) with a variety of tasks between 9 am – 2 pm.


Jamestown Newsletter

The latest Jamestown Newsletter, Issue 5, is available here.

REMINDER: Schedule for requesting additional assistance

World Renew Disaster Response Services will have volunteers in Boulder County from Monday, February 10th to Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. People affected by the flooding who need additional assistance to recover can talk to a volunteer at one of the walk-in centers noted below. This is your chance to request help for your recovery needs. Please bring your FEMA ID number with you if you have one. You may also call 1-303-895-3429with questions or email them to


FREE HISTORIC HOUSE could be moved to Jamestown

Mayor Tara recently received word that there is a FREE HOUSE that could be MOVED to Jamestown for a flood survivor. Please respond directly to Hugh Moore ( ) to learn more about the selection process. (He is not the owner) Out of respect, please only respond if you lost your house during the flood.


Post Office opening is BIG news

The press has been covering the post office opening. Click a video to watch it. –-Steve–



Sunday Reflection

Jamestown sign is back

Thanks to Tom Maloney and the craftsmanship of Mr. Snake Von Habenero the WELCOME TO JAMESTOWN sign is back after being accidentally destroyed during reconstruction work .
(Click to enlarge.)

Postoffice IS NOW OPEN

The Jamestown Post Office reopened for business at 9:00 AM on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The pictures speak for themselves. –Steve–
(Click a photo to enlarge.)


9News covers Jamestown Flood recovery



From the Jamestown Post Office:





Watch the Jamestown Flood Weather Channel Video



Free Post-Disaster Tax Workshop

tax workshop

Community Meeting tonight (Tuesday)

There will be a Community Meeting tonight at Casey Middle School, 5:30 to 7:30. Topics include:

  • Town Square
  • Roads
  • Water Operations
  • Post Office
  • Stream Corridor Master Plan

Hot of the Press: Jamestown Newsletter

A new edition of the Jamestown Newsletter is now available: Jamestown Newsletter 4

New grants for UNINCORPORATED Boulder County

UNINCORPORATED Boulder County Flood Relief Fund – Grants up to $5,000 per household will be available. Application for Financial Assistance. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED/EMAILED BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014. The goal of the Fund is to provide financial support for individuals, families and businesses affected by the September 2013 flood. The Fund is intended to meet intermediate-term unmet needs of those impacted. The application is here.

Sunday Reflection

(Click a photo to enlarge.)

In the winter of 1998 through Spring 1999 a group of women from the community worked for many days and hours to create the quilts that adorn the Town Hall. The quilts represent a work of love and friendship by an enduring community that cares about the arts and creativity as much as it does about each other.  –Steve–


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