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BOT Hears Bleak Report

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) got an earful of bleak news about the State of Colorado’s fiscal sustainability from Wade Buchanan, President of the Bell Policy Center (an independent research/advocacy group based in Colorado). He gave a forty-five minute power point presentations with some sobering graphs and pie charts. In a nutshell, the demand for services (i.e. Medicaid, Education, Courts and Prisons, Transportation Infrastructure, etc.) that the state generally funds is going up, while revenues (taxes), because of TABOR and other measures that have been passed

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Stomp, Stomp! Chomp, Chomp!

By Carol Pranschke

Is that the sound of folks noshing on homemade vanilla ice cream? Or is it the Stover Street Stompers playing their New Orleans-style Dixieland music in Sandstone Park? Both! The Stover Street Stompers are playing cool tunes in Sandstone on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Come and relax while the band takes you back to yesteryear’s pace with tunes from a variety of genres:

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No To Ethics, Yes To A Rate Increase

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

After spending  90  minutes in a budget workshop, the Board of Trustees (BOT) were in a very “agreeable” mood. Every vote taken during the rest of Monday’s regular meeting was passed with a 6 – 0 vote (Mayor Pro Tem Kirk Udovich was absent).

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Fire Leaping, Mud Crawling Devil Dash 5K Returns To Lyons!

The Devil Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes and party-goers. On Labor Day weekend, hundreds of fearless runners will return to Lyons to take on fourteen intense obstacles through Purgatory, running through 3+ miles of adventurous terrain, then celebrate with friends and family during an all day festival with live music, food, and beer in the Beer Garden of Eden.

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Water & Power Usage Skyrocket

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

The recent combination of extremely high temperatures and little or no rain has meant an increase in the usage of both water and power by Lyons residents, according to Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen. At Monday night’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting Simonsen explained to the Trustees that the Town has, in the last week, reached the daily cap levels

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