That’s certainly the feeling and experience of many residents displaced from their homes and businesses.
After the floods that nearly wiped out the town of Lyons Colorado, we’re seeing things getting somewhat back to normal.
A local coffee shop opened up recently even though it had to use water that was ported in from somewhere else since they still didn’t have clean running water for washing etc. Man, the old-guy gang that hung out there regularly were happy.
While not everything is back to normal, a few new businesses reopened since the town became inaccessible on September 11th, 2013.
I shared a YouTube video from Boulder Colorado recently.
It touched on the big rains and the flooding here in Boulder Colorado earlier this year, and what people are doing to return to normalcy.
One thing I missed that I now realize is you might like to know a little more about the park, and who the heck is Eben G Fine anyway.
Why on earth would they name a park after this guy?
The honey wine-making outfit has always leaned more towards the craft brewery concept rather than a winery in the mind of founder, David Myers.
While independent, they do seem to have a healthy connection with the local Boulder craft brew people.
Craft brew generally can be produced in as little as two weeks, and the shortest production schedule for Redstone mead is something more along the lines of a minimum production schedule of 2-1/2 months to produce their nectar.
Redstone’s Mountain Honey Wine can take from six to nine months, for comparison.
Local Boulder photographer and mountaineer of Extreme Ice Survey fame, James Balog, is featured in a film that has been hailed by the New York Times as a “Critic’s Pick”.
The film, Chasing Ice, won for Best Documentary at the 22nd Environmental Media Association. Now Chasing Ice is opening in select theaters around the country and you can see it at Boulder’s Century Theater at our Twenty Ninth Street center beginning this friday November 30th.
As a bonus, Balog will be there for some Q&A on Friday night, and Producer Paula DePre’ Pesmen will attend both Friday and Saturday night’s showings for Q&A.
The film has won at a number of film festivals including Big Sky, Berkshire, Full Frame, Hot Docs, and Mountainfilm.
Prior to that, Fred ran Fred’s Steakhouse in the main dining room of the Hotel Boulderado during the days prior to the major renovation and facelift that the Boulderado went through several years ago. Back in the 1960′s you could get a sirloin steak dinner from Fred’s steakhouse for $2.15, and Fred’s was famous for this bargain.
Many people who remember Fred also knew him as an entertainer. Whether it was at Fred’s Restaurant on the south side of the Pearl Street mall or later at Bart’s Restaurant in Louisville, CO
(photo courtesy of Silvia Pettem’s Book: “Only in Boulder”)