Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper flew over the mudslide area this morning, accompanied by Sheriff Stan Hilkey, Mesa County Commissioner John Justman, Congressman Scott Tipton and Collbran Mayor Pro-Tem Jolynn Dorman.
Operation command directed this morning: Verizon will continue their work to install wireless boosters (microwave), U.S. Forest Service to continue work to install cameras and evaluate the face of landslide and the escarpment of the slide. These efforts are moving toward creating a data bank that will allow creation of models and estimations, to continue the efforts that Sheriff Hilkey described at the Collbran Town Hall meeting as “trying to outsmart the mountain.”
Below are photos taken yesterday from the slide area. We have also included reference notes, for orientation and explanation purposes.
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