The Town of Lyons and the Lyons Community Foundation (LCF), after discussions with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, have decided to cancel the community “Bohn-Fire” which was planned for this Saturday, April 14. Late last month Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pele issued a fire ban for all of Boulder County. The ban has been relaxed a little in the eastern portions of the County, and with the light snow/rain last week, there was some hope that the ban might be lifted. However, the recent warm, dry, breezy days have evaporated all hope that fire conditions might improve enough to allow the LCF fundraiser.
The event, which was to include live music, a marshmallow roast, and other festivities was going to be used as the LCF spring social fundraiser, and as a way for the Town of Lyons to dispose of all the branches that have come down all around town due to the high winds that we have been experiencing since last November. The Town will now have to hire outside private contractors to chip up all the collected debris. Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen noted at last week’s Board of Trustees meeting that this would cost the Town an extra $5000 that wasn’t in the 2012 budget.