As often happens in the twice-a-month Board of Trustees (BOT) meetings, the really good stuff comes out near the end. Monday night was no exception. As the meeting slipped past the ten o'clock hour, Flood Recovery Manager Richard Markovich informed the Board that the work on Bohn Park Phase 2 has hit a snag. Remember a few weeks ago when it was announced that approximately $600K worth of rich top soil (from an historic manure pile) had been discovered just beneath the surface in the middle of Bohn Park? Well it seems that the excavation of


By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

I thought I would let you all know ahead of time who will be playing in the Town of Lyons Parks & Rec. free Sandstone Park Summer Concert Series this summer so you could mark your calendars. I have watched with admiration as these shows have grown over the years; with the last couple of years being a full park with lots of families, kids, dogs, and music lovers galore.

As the booker of bands, I have tried to keep the lineup as local as I can, and have chosen acts that play fun music that everyone will enjoy. There are only three bands on the schedule this summer that don't have at least one band member living in Lyons, and those, of course, have big followings and a long



By Monique Sawyer-Lang
Exciting things are happening at the Lyons Redstone Museum for the 2018 season. Museum staff has been busy over the winter planning new exhibits and programming for the enjoyment of visitors, including interactive activities for families. We will be open on weekends in May, beginning Saturday, May 5, in celebration of May History Month, and will open daily June through September.

The museum will be hosting a series of monthly “History Talks” over the summer exploring various topics and items from the museum’s collections relating to Lyons history. The first in the 2018 series, Revealing History, will be held Saturday, May 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Lyons Redstone Museum. See and



Town Of Lyons
Special Board Of Trustees Meeting

5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2016
Shirley F. Johnson Council Chamber
Lyons Town Hall, 432 5th Avenue, Lyons, Colorado


Roll Call and Pledge of Allegiance

A Reflective Moment of Silence

Approve Agenda

Executive Session pursuant to pursuant to C.R.S. Sections 24-6-402(4)(e) and 24-6-402(4)(b) for the purpose of determining negotiating positions and strategies regarding the Town’s Energy Cost-Savings Contract with Honeywell International, Inc. for the new wastewater treatment plant, and obtaining advice as needed from legal counsel on related legal issues.


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Late last Thursday morning (April 12) half a dozen government-type SUVs as well as two Boulder County Sheriff's vehicles were congregated in the parking lot behind the St. Vrain Pharmacy. One's first thought had to be, “Oh no, did they get robbed again?” Officials from the Sheriff's Office quickly put that line of reasoning to bed. “This is not a Boulder County Sheriff's operation, we are only here to assist the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency),” was the official response.


Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes

Every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. We should be treating our planet kindly every day of the year, but Earth Day presents an extra opportunity for us to pause and reflect on the impacts that we have on the earth and the opportunities we have for creating positive change.

This year’s Earth Day theme was “End Plastic Pollution,” according to the Earth Day Network. Over the past couple years there’s been an uptick in media coverage about



Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes

While the connections between Zero Waste and social justice issues may not be immediately apparent, it’s important to recognize that every step in the “stuff” life-cycle creates and reinforces a system of winners and losers. Not only do our economic system and modern lifestyles create massive amounts of waste, but they also produce grave social inequalities. From the process of extracting and harvesting raw materials, to the energy (mostly fossil fuels) used to make and transport products, to the landfills and incinerators where waste ends up, we can find workers exploited, communities polluted, and ecosystems damaged.

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