Town Of Lyons

Meet the Boulder Office of Emergency Management

By Emily Gubler
This week I spoke with Marcelo Ferreira, the Emergency Management Coordinator with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who helped me understand how the OEM helps coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts.

Marcelo started by explaining that the definition of disaster management is much broader than only the actual event. It includes pre- and post-disaster activities.

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Special Election Result

Well, it’s official; after months of volunteer hours by the Housing Recovery Task Force, dozens of public meetings, design charets, letters to the editor, campaigns for and against, door-knocking, walk-abouts through Bohn Park, and all the discourse on social media, in the words of Mayor John O’Brien, “The people have spoken.” And, according to officials at

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Wait! What?

What a mess! Does the left hand even know what the right hand is doing? It didn’t appear to be the case Monday night at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting.

On the agenda was the approval of a license for a recreational retail marijuana grow operation, the first reading of an ordinance to impose a

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Dog Days Of April Are Here

The “dog days” of summer usually arrive in August, but in Lyons they get here a little bit earlier. On Fridays, during the entire month of April, Lyons residents who are also dog owners (or caretakers if you prefer, after all this is Boulder County) will be able to take advantage of discounts being offered for dog licenses by the Town of Lyons.

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Pot & Housing; What else?

Whether it can accurately be described as “ironic,” or perhaps “O. Henry-like” (if there is even such a word), is open for discussion, however the result of the request for approval of a retail recreational marijuana business license by Headquarters at Monday night’s special Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting certainly came as a bit of a surprise. It was turned down!

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