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Wonderful Jamestown kid’s flood video


Announcing the Jamestown Recovery Plan

The following information was contributed by Marjo Curgus. Marjo has been engaged by Jamestown to help us, the community, in developing a Jamestown  recovery plan as we transition from immediate response to longer-term thinking. Marjo has created a rich informative and helpful website to support the planning process. I strongly recommend that you take the time to read and check out the web site because the recovery plan will be the town’s recovery roadmap for the next 3 to 5 years. The roadmap will affect everyone and many aspects of community life.



We all love Jamestown for its sense of community, the solitude and quiet, and the natural beauty which all comes with convenient access to Boulder. But the September 11, 2013 flood profoundly impacted us. For the past year, as a Town we have primarily been focused on responding to the disaster by repairing basic functions including homes, the roads, water infrastructure, and the stream. These significant initial project are all nearly complete. Our residents are coming home.

However, even with all this work nearly complete, our community is not yet whole. It is now time for us to make the transition from thinking about disaster response to what it means for us to fully recover. At the end of July, the Town contracted with a consultant to guide a participatory planning process to help us answer this important question and to develop a 3-5 year action plan, the Jamestown Recovery Plan. This project is our opportunity as a community to come together and prioritize actions that will rebuild Jamestown and make it even stronger.

To find out how you can become part of this process, go to the project website:  There are many ways to become involved, but a key component of the planning process are resident committees, the Community Planning Groups (CPGs). Six topical groups are being formed to develop recommendations for action. Residents from the Greater Jamestown Area are being sought to volunteer on these committees. Committees will be formed by the end of September. To find out more about the CPGs, go to the Joining A Community Planning Group on the project website.

Thank you for your help,


“Welcome to Jimtown” book signing at the Merc on Friday

welcome to jimtownJamestown resident Sylvia Welner is having a book signing at the Merc on Friday for her soon-to-be-published book “Welcome to Jimtown”. Sylvia is generously DONATING  100% OF HER PROFIT TO REBUILD JAMESTOWN. Come’on out and support Sylvia, support the Merc, and support Jamestown.

Where: The Merc
When: Friday, August 8, at 6 PM

The book is Welcome to Jimtown: Where the Animals Mean Funny Business. Yes, it takes place in and around the wilderness area of our town—especially the Merc! It’s fiction for young adult readers and up. It’s funny and it’s mostly about the wilderness animals, with the main character being Burnee the Bear.

The popular musician Matty G. from West Virginia will also be on hand to entertain on the guitar with special songs that go along with the stories from Sylvia’s book.

Applications available for flood-related home repair and rental assistance

From Boulder County:

Flood-impacted residents may be eligible for CDBG-DR funding

Boulder County, Colo. – Boulder County has been awarded a first-round sum of more than $5 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This money is to be used to help eligible homeowners impacted by the 2013 Flood who need financial assistance witheligible projects including home repairs (septic and well systems and individual driveways, bridges, and culverts) and temporary rental assistance.

“This funding could help about 200 of the most vulnerable households in Boulder County that are still struggling to recover from the damage done by the flood,” said Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner. “While this round of support is limited and has strict eligibility requirements, it’s a step in the right direction and we’re optimistic we’ll get more of this funding in the future.”


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

Jamestown Newsletter, April 20

Volunteer “Fundraising Heroes” raise over $484,000 for Jamestown

From Erika:

We’ve had an amazing group of people volunteering in the office — answering phones, greeting guests, organizing, taking care of special projects, maintaining the library and food bank, etc. But what people may NOT know about these incredible people, is that they are actually fundraising money for Jamestown with every hour they work. How? Because volunteer hours actually count as dollars toward our rebuild.


JAM’s April 7 grant deadline is approaching

From JAM:

Jamestown Artists and Musicians (JAM) is pleased to announce that due to the generosity of the Wild Bear Ecology Center we are offering two need-based JAM Artists and Musicians Grants to Jamestown artists who lost work-related materials in the Jamestown flood. Awards are $500 each.

Deadline: April 7th, 2014. Send your narrative and contact information with the subject JAM Artists and Musicians Award to Awards will be given out in May, 2014.


Work to mitigate Spring runoff has begun

From the Mayor of Jamestown:

The Town Board awarded the EWP (Emergency Watershed Protection) construction work to Colt & Steel last Monday night. They have begun to mobilize today and will continue to do so over the next couple days, and then work will begin. With the weather so unpredictable, the timing of spring run-off unknown, the snow pack totals in our drainages and the temperatures fluctuating, they will begin work immediately.

Their working hours will be 7am – 7pm 7-days per week, weather permitting.

They will stage their equipment and materials at the Town Square, the Anderson Street right-of-way and the west parking lot at Elysian Park.

Please contact me or the Town Office if you have any questions.


Tara Schoedinger

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!


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.


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.

Flood of Love for Jamestown Flood Victims

The “Flood of Love” event will occur at the gorgeous Sherman street convention center in downtown Denver to raise money for the flood victims of Jamestown Colorado. The event includes an Italian buffet, exhibition cooking, silent auction, games and bluegrass music. There will be a cash bar for libations and lots of big mountain fun. You can find out more here. Please spread the word.


Jamestown Flood benefit at the Skylark Lounge


Request Long-Term Flood Recovery Group assistance

From the Mayor, Town of Jamestown:

Long-Term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County is Now Accepting Requests for Assistance –The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG) has opened a phone line and website for anyone in Boulder or Broomfield counties seeking assistance related to unmet needs from September’s flood.

Residents needing help are encouraged to fill out the very short contact form on the website or call the hotline number to leave a brief message.


Planet Bluegrass needs your help

On September 12th, Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO was hit with a disastrous flood. Please help them rebuild this magical venue!!! Less than 2 days left.

Planet Bluegrass Flood Fund


Free grant application assistance

Provided by Nancy Edelstein:

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Jamestown Grants Team to assist residents in applying for the Greater Jamestown Community Fund and other grants.

(Deadlines are rapidly approaching. Follow up ASAP  to get your application(s) in on time!)


Free art workshop for newcomers and old pros alike

Contributed by Alex Meeker:

It’s been a real hard few months……. to say the least!  There hasn’t been a lot to do in town of late. So…..I’m going to be holding an open studio workshop , at my studio ,at 20 Main street, Saturday January 11,  from 11:00-2:00. Many people have come to this before, and know what it’s about.

Newcomers are welcome!! I open my studio for artists (and people wanting to create art) to get together and create art in a friendly (and warm) studio. It’s a very laid back and sharing few hours.

Please call if you have any questions: 303-444-6716. We will mainly be doing watercolor painting, but come and paint or draw or just check it out.You don’t need to have any art training!

It’s fine if you want to make small contribution to cover heating costs.


Help still available from the Red Cross

Provided by the Mayor of Jamestown:

The American Red Cross of Colorado would like to remind residents affected by September’s devastating Jamestown Flood, that help is still available to assist with recovery. Residents with flood-related needs can call the Red Cross Colorado Flood Relief Hotline at 888-635-6381 to speak with a caseworker who can:

  • Provide useful referrals–connect individuals with useful referrals for needs such as furniture, clothing, food, government assistance programs, clean-up assistance and more
  • Help meet unmet needs–provide qualified disaster survivors with Red Cross assistance to help with unmet, disaster-related needs such as transportation, move-in assistance, food, temporary storage, furniture replacement and clean-water storage.

Free groceries and gift card for “Floodies”

Contributed by Nancy Farmer:

Community Food Share is open TUESDAYS FROM 1:00-3:00 for flood-impacted people (bring a FEMA letter). I believe the funding for this is separate from regular Community Food Share, and just for us “floodies”. You can go get free groceries and they have King Soopers $50 gift cards, as well. It is located at 650 S. Taylor Avenue in Louisville. Well worth the drive if you are in need of some help.

Thank you Wild Bear

Contributed by Beth Brotherton:


Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center in Nederland has made two $500 donations to JAM since the Jamestown Flood. Go here to purchase the fabulous CD with Eliza Gilkyson and Nick Forster with all proceeds going to JAM.

How cool is that!

Help Jamestown Flood victims by having dinner and drinking beer

Cyclists 4 Jamestown are having a fundraiser dinner for Jamestown Flood victims on Saturday January 11th, 2014 from 6pm to 10pm. at The Kitchen Next Door – 1035 Pearl Street, Boulder. See details here.

NEW GRANTS for people profoundly impacted by the flood

From the Mayor of Jamestown:

We would like to announce the release of a grant application for the Greater Jamestown Community Fund, established by The Community Foundation serving Boulder County through a major donation.


Last Sunday’s Fat Tire Flurry

Cyclists 4 Jamestown raised more money for Jamestown’s flood relief in last Sunday’s Fat Tire Flurry ride from the Greenbriar to Jamestown.

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More photos here.

Handshake and hug for Christmas Eve dinner

The community gathered at the Merc last night to be treated to a wonderful Christmas Eve dinner. English Bill said it well:

“I would like to extend a huge thank you, hand shake and hug to those responsible for Xmas Eve in the Merc, food, drinks, kids pressies….all excellent as was the company. Marvelous Xmas Eve! THANK YOU!

The fine dinner was a gift of the Sugarbeet restaurant in Longmont. The owners were there to serve it all up.


Santa’s elves also played a huge role: Quinter Fike for inviting Sugarbeet, Anne Breiler for handling the reservations and creating the space, Dory Hagan for gifting the hard liquor, and Gerry for his fine bar tending.

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T. Baptists light the way

I was looking through some of the more than 1,200 photos that I took since the flood when I noticed an unusual highlight in one of them. Upon closer examination I realized the Texas Baptists not only left us a nifty foot bridge for Anderson Hill, but they also left a light from above to light the way. –Steve

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Mountain High Appliance goes above and beyond

Mountain High Appliance donated mattresses to quite a few Jamestown residents who lost their belongings in the flood. Check out this video of the very touching stories of struggle and hope!!

Whether or not you received a mattress you can show your appreciation by shopping Mountain High Appliance  —Steve


Karate Kids raise money for Jamestown

A kids Karate competition has raised $630 for Jamestown. Included in the photo is Tony (in white), son of Jennifer, the town water engineer and her husband Marco. Tony won his first match. Their support for our Community is endless!


Free holiday ornaments and supplies

The City of Boulder Pottery Lab and Studio Arts Boulder have worked together to organize:


ReTreasure the Holidays Drive 
for Boulder County Flood victims.  
The collections have been made, and may be picked up (for FREE) on:
Sunday, December 15th from 10:00 – 2:00 at the Boulder Pottery Lab – 1010 Aurora Ave.
Donations that were collected include holiday lights, ornaments, wrapping supplies, and more.
There will also be hot cocoa and cookies and an ornament decorating table.  Bring your family, bring a friend!

Jamestown rocks Boulder

Saturday was party night at Casa Alvarez in Boulder with 20% of ALL the restaurant proceeds going to Jamestown! It was a packed house as Jimbillys’ and Floodies rubbed elbows with Boulderites. Many thanks to Betty (Artes) and Ernesto, Casa Alvarez owners/managers for their big hearts (AND great salsas, green chile, and Albandigas soup!).

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Sat. Night (Dec 7) – Casa Alvarez Gathering

THIS SAT NIGHT (DEC 7) – CASA ALVAREZ GATHERING FOR THE JT TRIBE & FRIENDS (& the public) – at 30th & Walnut (to be followed late into the evening by the Hardy Family fund-raiser in Eldorado Springs). CASA starts at 5pm. Music offered by our own Williams family trio, Derrick & the Almond Butters, Buddy and the Swampies, and Jax & John. 20% of ALL restaurant proceeds that night (food and drink) go to Jamestown! Many thanks to Betty (Artes) and Ernesto, Casa Alvarez owners/managers for their big hearts (not to mention their great salsas and green chile)!

Bonus Rebates for Colorado Flood-Affected Customers

Xcel Energy is offering bonus rebates on qualifying energy-efficient cooling and heating systems to customers who qualify for FEMA assistance. Details here.

Free Crocs to flood vicitims

Crocs, a Boulder based business is donating shoes to anyone effected by the flood. If you would like a free pair of Croc’s Please email: with your size if you are interested. Shoes will be given out at the Menorah Lighting at 5:30pm on Pearl Street on December 2nd on the Courthouse lawn, or you could pick up your pair at headquarters. Happy Holidays from Crocs.

Help Jamestown, purchase “Jamestown” Narcissi

Purchase ‘Jamestown’ Narcissi and Matrix Gardens will donate all profits to the Jamestown Flood Relief Fund.


Free clothes from Patagonia

From the T own Clerk:

For those individuals that were not able to make it to the Boulder Beer event on Sunday, we have boxes of clothes from Patagonia that are available for residents. The boxes are on the stage, inside the town hall and will remain there until early next week. They will then be brought down to the Relief Exchange for others to use. Items that are plentiful – women’s underwear and sports bras, knit hats, knit gloves, size 8 women’s pants/shorts, and variety of shells. Also available are great hiking boots for men available sizes – 13, 14, 15. Please come on by before Tuesday, November 18th.

Volunteers–log your hours

Your volunteer time in Jamestown is extremely valuable to the town. It counts as in-kind contribution towards the amount that FEMA and the State will require the town to pay in recovery costs. For example, if the town’s share is $2 million dollars it becomes $1 million if there is $1 million in in-kind contribution.

The log sheet are in the big Town Hall room . . . either Samantha or Elizabeth from FEMA are in there coordinating volunteers and can direct you to the sign-up sheet. 


Request an appliance or mattress

From Lynne, who runs the 4 Mile Community Store:

We have generously been offered a donation of new appliances (Washers, dryers, refrigerators and stoves) and mattress sets (twins and full/doubles). In order to take advantage of this offer, we need to compile a list of needs.


Excellent source of free and/or low cost furniture and clothing

Check out Fabulous Findings in the Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont. They have two store fronts across from each other. One is chock full of free donated goods from furniture to clothing which tends to more abundant and nicer then I’ve seen elsewhere. The other is directly across the hallway and has very nice furniture and tchotchke being sold on consignment. However, they have a donation fund and can apply some money from that fund to offset the price of items.  So the seller gets what they want but you pay less (which could be significantly less based on our experience). They are also very nice to deal with. They will want your FEMA number so come prepared. –Steve–

You may be eligible for a free mattress

Mountain High Appliance is giving away free mattresses to flood victims. Apply here.

Monday November 4th – Cyclists 4 Jamestown Fundraiser at Hapa Sushi

Come out and enjoy the fine Asian cuisine of Hapa Sushi between 5:30 and 10 pm on Monday November 4th and support the Cyclists 4 Jamestown / Rebuild Jamestown effort!. 50% of all sales during the evening will be donated to help rebuild Jamestown!


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