Idaho Springs rallies around bar damaged in mudslide

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IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. -- An Idaho Springs bar received an outpouring of support from the community after a mudslide heavily damaged its patio Friday afternoon.

"My phone has been lighting up," Dan Geltmaker, co-owner of Two Bears Tap and Grill, said. "It's hard to find the right words to say thank you."

Loved ones, friends and strangers turned out to help haul away mud and debris from the property. Clear County Fire and Rescue and PCL Construction assisted with the work.

"It brings purpose to why we're here," Geltmaker said.

He has owned the restaurant with his wife, Kalon, for three years.

"We've only lived here five years and that's how great people are here," Kalong said. "I mean, seriously."

The property owner is still waiting to find out whether or not insurance will cover the damage.

The bar reopened on Wednesday at noon.

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