Mountain towns continue to rebuild four years after 2013 floods

Four large projects remain to be rebuilt
Posted at 6:25 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 08:46:45-04

JAMESTOWN, Colo. -- Some families are just moving back into their homes after they were rebuilt from the 2013 Colorado floods. 

Four years ago today, Jamestown was one of the towns nearly destroyed from devastating floods. The small town sits in Boulder County in the mountains and it’s still working to fix the infrastructure. 

"It's so much better, we are practically back to normal," said Rainbow Shultz. 

Shultz is the owner of the restaurant called Jamestown Mercantile. She said the town is still working to rebuild what was lost in 2013.

The town park was recently finished and is now open. 

"It's the center of our town and getting to see people picnic, play horseshoes and jump in the creek it's just, like, it's amazing to see that instead of rubble and trailers," Shultz said. 

Four big projects still need to be finished. The rebuilding of James Canyon Road, repairing a historical irrigation ditch, repairing Gillespie Gulch and fixing a bridge on lower Main Street. 

"Four years, I'd say we are close to the way you can see a few things that have to be done around town, but almost everyone's back home and it's back to business here," Shultz said. 

Jamestown's mayor, Tara Schoedinger, told Denver7 they hope to have the four projects done by the end of next year.