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Sep 16, 2013 10:07 AM by Eugene Daniels

Lyons flooding leaves National Guard stranded

LYONS, Colo. (AP) - The Colorado National Guard says 15 rescuers, including members of their unit, are stranded in Lyons after they were trapped by flooding on Sunday.

The National Guard said the rescuers are waiting out the flood on higher ground until they can be rescued by helicopters or use their high tactical vehicles to cross a river that is still raging in Lyons, northwest of Boulder.

The National Guard says more than 50 Colorado National Guardsmen, rescuers and civilians were stopped by rising waters that left them cut off during a land evacuation on Sunday. Army helicopters were able to rescue most of them before bad weather halted operations on Sunday.


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Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

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