KDNK Radio and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on Front Range floods

 

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Dispatch from Twiggley Island: an essay

September’s massive flood devastated the front range town of Lyons, and recovery efforts there and in other affected communities are ongoing – even as a partial government shutdown threatened to pull National Guard members from essential work repairing roads and bridges.

For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talks to writer and radio-reporter Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock. In an essay in the current issue of High Country News, Hitchcock tells the story of Twiggley Island – one of several islands formed when the St. Vrain river jumped its banks and flooded Lyons. Hitchcock, her family and many other residents were temporarily stranded on those islands for days.

Past editions of Sounds of the High Country are at KDNK.org, or available as a podcast on iTunes. You can read “Dispatch from Twiggley Island,” and all the stories in the current issue of High Country News here.