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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.

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