Left Hand Valley Courier - All Local, All The Time

By Anne Dyni 

Yesterday's News - A Mighty Wind


Courtesy of Niwot Historical Society

Bad luck seemed to follow King Blanton, who survived one weather-related catastrophe only to be killed by another. He was fatally crushed beneath his mail wagon during a lightning storm when his horse panicked and tipped it over on him.

Residents of Boulder County have long endured the volatile moods of Mother Nature, including the Blizzard of 1913 that dropped four feet of snow in just two days. There were years when swarms of grasshoppers descended, devouring everything from crops to window curtains to paint on the walls.

Today, we no longer experience swarms of locusts, and the deep snows of the last century have diminishe...

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