An historical archive of the year of the great flood.

Archive for May, 2014

JT mayor meets #1 fanboy

Mayor Tara and Arne recently attended a private gathering of luminaries including Senator Bennet and the mayor’s biggest fan, Vice President Joe Biden. Their last conversation was months ago when the VP was flying over the Jamestown flood at 30,000 feet. Finally, the VP had the honor of meeting the mayor in person as Arne recorded the moment.


Community Meeting tonight

5:30 – 7:30 pm, The Merc, Jamestown

Sunday Reflection

Joey and Hollis

Joey and Hollis, November 02, 2001

Jamestown Newsletter, May 19

Sunday Reflection


Richie, September 2010

flagFrom Leesa, 4th of July Chairwoman:

Hey there,

We still in need of a 4th of July breakfast coordinator. If we don’t find someone soon to head up the pancake breakfast we may nix the breakfast all together…

I know we are all busy… lots to do on my house and amidst all that I am overseeing all of the 4th. So… Got some hours to help??? I can’t do it all myself.

Other areas: Donations committee, Pie & Cake contest coordinator, kids games…

They say… If you want something done get a busy person to do it.

Thanks All,


Leesa Bolden – 4th of July Chairwoman

Call for volunteers

Contributed by David Mans:

Volunteer Weekend! Help us spread the word – we need VOLUNTEERS for this Saturday, May 17th! Please post to your Facebook, friends, family or work group. We have residents who are looking for help and some are time sensitive. Volunteers must sign-up using the following link so that we know how many people we will have. We will have lunch, snacks and coffee but we ask that they bring appropriate clothing and footwear, water, and work gloves.

Sign up here. 

If you are looking for help, please contact Nina at nina DOT andaloro AT jamestownco DOT org

Sunday Reflection


Rick Rock, August 2010

James Canyon closed to non-local traffic

From Boulder County :

Due to continued recovery and repair operations associated with the 2013 Flood, Boulder County is re-establishing restrictions on non-local traffic, including bicycles. The restrictions are in James Canyon from the junction with Left Hand Canyon, through Jamestown, to the junction with State Highway 72 (Peak to Peak). Restrictions will go into effect immediately. Lefthand Canyon will remain open to all roadway users.

More here:

Spring Runoff Reminder

From Erika, Town of Jamestown:

Contact 911 for Emergencies related to increased creek flows.

The weather forecast predicts warmer weather for the next several days. Please be aware of increased creek flows. If you see a developing hazard/emergency related to creek flows please call 911. A deputy will be dispatched to investigate. The County has heavy equipment contractors on standby to address emergency conditions.

Sunday Reflection


Jamestown Mercantile in 1988. Photo by Jenny Herring.

See Jenny’s wonderful remembrances here

Small business grant application process is now open

From Erika Archer, Town of jamestown:

FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS – Re: The Small Business Grant (Application Opened Today)

1) If you are considering applying for the Small Business Grant (Recover Colorado Business Grant and Loan), please complete the “short” application TODAY. This is not the complete application, but a shortened version – and it will get your name in the system. We are being told that it is imperative that you get your name on the list as quickly as possible – filling out this short application will accomplish this: (you will need to click the “please navigate here” link on the third bullet point to set up a login)

2) In order to be considered for this grant, you must ALSO apply for the SBA EIDL loan. This is different than the initial SBA loan through FEMA that many people have already applied for. According to the SBDC (Small Business Development Center), this should be done “yesterday” (ASAP) – but it’s not too late. Here is the link to the EIDL loan info and application:

3) I have a sign-up sheet in the office to meet with an SBDC rep throughout the day on Thursday of next week. They would like to work one-on-one with people to get the Small Business Grant application completed, so please let me know if and when (what time) you could meet the rep at Town Hall on Thursday between 10-5

Town Office #: 303-449-1806 (Please don’t hesitate to call if you have questions!)

Calling all quilters

From Boulder County:

April 28, 2014

Contact: Katie Arrington, Flood Recovery Public Information Specialist, 303-441-1609

Boulder County Begins Flood Recovery Collaborative Quilt Project

Local and national quilters asked to submit original squares to project

Boulder County, Colo. – In order to commemorate the upcoming one year anniversary of the devastating 2013 Flood, a collaborative quilt project will serve as a long-lasting memorial to Boulder County residents’ resiliency. The quilt will follow the theme “Boulder County: Strong and Beautiful.”


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