Estes Park, the town that hosted me and my wife as we vowed to spend the rest of our lives together, was already hurting from the flood; but the government shutdown has made things even worse, and it's breaking my heart.
As we continue to dig out, float up and recover from the flooding that attacked our state, which will take a long, long time, I cannot help but offer a word of thanks to all the rescue workers. We are so fortunate to have the men and women in blue.
As drier weather begins to move into Colorado's flood-stricken areas, search and rescue crews can begin to make their way into some of the more devastated areas to help stranded residents. The Colorado Office of Emergency Management has released damage assessments from the areas involved.
The nasty truth is that Mother Nature hasn't been too cooperative in the search for missing and unaccounted residents in the flood stricken areas of Colorado. In fact, the number of missing residents rose Sunday as rain showers continued to plague the already over saturated rivers, fields and r…