Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 09:26
By Meg Waters
For individuals and families who are still displaced, for those who are struggling to pay bills, have pressing housing needs, or are grappling with other basic “human services” issues in the wake of the September flooding, a lot of resources are available. But
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 08:56
By Amy Reinholds
The Housing Recovery Task Force (HRTF) will hold a “Replacement Housing Options” meeting is this Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Rogers Hall.Community House (Second Avenue, next to the entrance to Bohn Park). The meeting is in an open-house format, and gives the public an opportunity to learn about parcels of land that are possible options for replacement housing in Lyons.
Published on Tuesday, March 04 2014 07:53
Beginning Tuesday, March 4, large trucks and heavy equipment will be removing large piles of debris from Bohn Park. The contract for removal was approved by the Board of Trustees Monday, March 3, which is why there is such short notice.
Operations will begin at 5 am and proceed until dusk each day until Sunday, March 9. FEMA requires that this debris be removed no later than March 9. Debris removed from Bohn Park after this date could burden the Town with a heavy cost.
The large trucks and heavy equipment will be entering and exiting Bohn Park, near the 2nd Avenue Bridge. These vehicles will travel along 2nd Avenue, to McConnell Drive for their route. Town ask that ALL TRAFFIC near Bohn Park and around the park please be kept to a bare minimum.Read more: Town Ask Residents to Limit Traffic around Bohn Park
Published on Friday, February 28 2014 17:43
Saturday, March 1: Stops of 30 minutes
Sunday, March 2: No work scheduled at this time.
Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Stops of 15 minutes
Published on Thursday, February 27 2014 12:16
Lyons/North & South St. Vrain/Apple Valley/Longmont Dam Road/Little Thompson/Raymond & Riverside/Big Elk Meadows, March 10, 6:30 p.m., Lifebridge Christian Church, 10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont
Topics that will be covered during the meeting are spring run-off hazards, emergency preparedness, emergency mitigation plan,Read more: Boulder County Spring Run-off Community Preparedness Meetings
Published on Thursday, February 27 2014 11:35
By Amy Reinholds
Housing Recovery Working Group proposed goals and projects
At the Lyons Community Planning Exchange meeting on Wednesday, February 19, all the recovery working groups presented ideas that have come up in our four weeks of discussion.
The Housing Recovery Working Group is defining project proposals including developing a sustainable housing vision that increasesRead more: Get Involved And Get Help For Housing Recovery
Published on Thursday, February 27 2014 00:00
Boulder couple has recently renovated two-bedroom ranch house they would like to donate to a Lyons resident/family in need. Recipient must have foundation, homeowner will deliver. Call Ed at (303) 823-6622, during the day if interested. This offer is time sensitive.
Boulder residents David Wolf and his wife Norie Kizaki, like many people who live in the area, have been shocked and saddened over the devastation that was wrought on the residents of Lyons during the September floods. Particularly those in the hardest hitRead more: Desperately Seeking Homeowner
Published on Monday, February 24 2014 13:54
Join Parks and Open Space staff for a guided tour of three flood-damaged open space properties: Heil Valley Ranch’s southern trailhead, Western Mobile and Pella Crossing. Learn about plans to repair facilities and open damaged trails. Be prepared for a short hike at eachRead more: Driving Tours: Flood-Damaged Open Space Properties
Published on Monday, February 24 2014 11:24
Beginning this week and lasting through March, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be performing some shouldering and embankment stabilization work on State Highway (SH) 7 between mile marker (MM) 32 near Lyons and MM 21 near Raymond at varying locations. The work is necessary to help improve safety and resiliency of the temporary highway throughout the winter until the spring thaw. All work is being coordinated with the US 36Read more: Lane Closures on SH 7 between Lyons and Raymond
Published on Friday, February 21 2014 00:00
By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntrye
Kristina Murray moved to Boulder in 2007, after growing up in and around Atlanta Georgia. She began attending local jam sessions and bluegrass picks as often as possible and soon had people encouraging her to write songs and perform solo. Her first time on stage was 2009, and I remember the first time I heard that honey-soaked voice at one of our tributes to GramRead more: Unravelin’ With Kristina Murray
Published on Thursday, February 20 2014 16:55
As part of flood recovery efforts, Boulder County officials have announced they will apply for funds from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Funds from the program will be used to acquire, elevate or structurally retrofit properties that were substantially damaged inRead more: BoCo Intends To Acquire “Buy Out” Funding
Published on Thursday, February 20 2014 16:51
By Rebecca Louzan
Community Recovery Planning is an inclusive process that does three things. First, it helps disaster-impacted communities, such as Lyons, identify the issues they face and want to address. It then provides a framework for developing solutions to address those issues. Finally, it provides a vehicle for building consensus around the best-proposed solutions.
Published on Thursday, February 20 2014 16:47
By Amy Reinholds
Lyons Planner Rosi Dennett has been meeting with landowners whose homes were damaged by the flood. Here are some frequently asked questions about two forms of federal grant money that can be available: one from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and one from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The source of these FAQs is the Boulder CountyRead more: FAQs About FEMA And HUD Grants
Published on Thursday, February 20 2014 13:12
It has been five months since the rains first poured over Colorado, and the world stopped for residents who watched their possessions wash away. Since that time, life has moved on for many survivors, able to return home and slowly rebuild what was lost.
In the small mountain community of Jamestown, though, severe infrastructure damage caused by the Colorado floods continues to keep many residents out. This week, 17 Jamestown families will begin receiving 1,650-gallon cisterns purchased by the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army that will enable the families to return to living full-time in their Jamestown homes.
Published on Thursday, February 13 2014 08:44
By Amy Reinholds
The Lyons Housing Needs Assessment was funded and coordinated by the Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA), which hired a consultant in January to run the survey and compile the results. The results will help the Town of Lyons understand the housing needs and preferences of residents who are still displaced after the September 2013 flood, to understand opinions of all residents in order to develop a Housing Replacement Plan, and to
Published on Thursday, February 13 2014 08:36
By C. Chrystal DeCoster
With a little luck and continued help like this, there just might be Matsuri’s delicious Flu Buster Soup available in Lyons again someday soon.
Published on Thursday, February 13 2014 08:26
As a part of flood recovery, Boulder County launched a Comprehensive Creek Planning Initiative in November 2013 to address the post-flood condition of creeks in the county. The Comprehensive Creek Planning Initiative conducted a series of community outreach meetings, targeting Boulder County neighborhoods that experienced severe impacts from the flood. SinceRead more: Comprehensive Creek Planning Moves Forward
Published on Thursday, February 06 2014 07:27
Last week, Four Mile Canyon resident Jonna Augustine opened her propane gas bill and found the charge to fill her 500-gallon tank had nearly tripled to $1,700. She reached out to theRead more: Help for Rising Gas Costs
Published on Thursday, January 23 2014 09:08
By Dee Johnson
Many of you are wondering how the flood will affect your taxes. If your loss was on a personal residence, you may be entitled to take the loss on your personal return, 1040. It is called a casualty loss, taken on the Schedule A form of the 1040; Publication 547 (2013),
Casualties, Disasters, and Thefts. Because Lyons and the surrounding areas was declared a Federal Disaster Area, theRead more: A Flood Of Tax Questions
Published on Thursday, January 16 2014 12:09
To help flood-ravaged communities restore damaged or destroyed parks, trails and open spaces, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) will provide up to $5 million in emergency grant funds, the GOCO board announced in December.
Communities in the eleven counties declared federal disaster areas after the flooding in mid September will be
Published on Thursday, January 09 2014 12:42
Published on Tuesday, January 07 2014 12:19
In the wake of the recent flooding in Colorado, the Professional Association of Colorado Educators (PACE), the state’s fastest growing non-union association for teachers, rallied to support students and teachers in flood damaged areas.
To meet the many requests from educators, PACE enacted a special fund to provide teachers in affected areas with $100 classroom grants. Teachers were able to use these grants to