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Ephrata relief worker: ‘Simple things mean more’ in flood-damaged Colorado

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BOULDER, Colo. — As a communications officer at the Grant County PUD, Tom Stredwick owes his livelihood to the great, flowing Columbia River that divides and powers our state.

But until Wednesday the 29-year-old husband and father from Ephrata is in Lyons, near Boulder, working alongside a far-smaller river that has taken everything away from most everyone in town.

“The St. Vrain River rerouted itself through the heart of neighborhoods,” Stredwick said by phone Friday on site as a relief…

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