BASALT TRIES TO PUTT THE BALL IN THE CLOWN’S MOUTH
by Todd Hartley
For those of you who don’t live in this area, here’s the scoop: There was a small trailer park on prime riverfront acreage in downtown Basalt, but it all sat in the flood plain of the Roaring Fork River. Back when it used to snow, we’d hear every spring that the residents of the trailer park were in mortal danger from rising water and needed to be evacuated immediately, but each spring came and went and the portended floods never seemed to materialize.
Eventually, though, Basalt’s prophesies of doom won out. The residents were evacuated and compensated and the trailer park was razed Read the rest of this entry →