Rolling Thunder

Several days of hard rain near Loveland, Colorado made river levels dangerously high last September. Some residents awoke in the middle of the night to hear nearby trees getting swept away by the fast moving water and debris – eventually homes started peeling off, sometimes with people still inside. Robert Sanchez reports for 5280.

In Other News

Heat Index

Edit: the science behind what makes Sriracha sauce so good – NPR

RIP Ward Gay

Sports writer Jason Gay beautifully eulogizes his late father, a long-time high school tennis coach – The Wall Street Journal

Dance Fever

An oral history of the making of Napolean DynamiteRolling Stone

String Section

The men who string Roger Federer’s tennis racketsThe New Yorker

Blow Hard

Edit: how to hunt with poison dartsThe Atlantic

Cover shot: Darth Vadar threw out the first pitch at Star Wars day at AT&T Park in San Francisco – USA Today Sports Images