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I have heard that any organization’s impact is measured by the loss a community feels in its absence. One week ago today, a deluge descended upon Estes Park and wreaked havoc in this beautiful town. It is through events such as this that one pauses to think about the bigger picture. We at Brownfield’s long to be more than “just a store.” We want to be an identifying factor in the great experience people call “being in Estes Park.” What I learned this week is that people near and far hold this mountain town close to their hearts. If an...

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Technology started buzzing and beeping with flood warnings shortly after midnight the morning of September 12, 2013.  Though it was raining, and had been for many days prior to this, the imminent danger was not fully understood.  Around 1:30am, Don walked to the confluence of the Big Thompson River and Fall River.  The rivers were raging, yet they appeared to be well-contained within their banks.  Employees at the store began removing low-laying merchandise from the backroom, just in case the river flooded.  After putting the store to bed, we all went home prepared to do business as usual the following...

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