Successful Zero Waste At Outdoor Games

The Sustainable Futures Commission (SFC) and Lyons Outdoor Games organizers thank everyone who contributed to the success of the Games’ Zero Waste efforts, with special acknowledgement to the Zero Waste volunteers. The volunteers alone, devoted over one hundred and fifty combined hours toward monitoring waste diversion. Through the collective support, the event diverted

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BOT Wrestles With URA

Urban Renewal Authority (URA) was the "topic of the day” Monday evening for the Board of Trustees (BOT). Not only were there five items about URAs on the agenda, but the pre-meeting workshop covered the subject, as did a hastily called executive session, post-meeting, to strategize with council about a bill signed last Friday by

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Mayor Enjoys Junket

Mayor John O’Brien was in our nation’s capital Monday evening trying to straighten out the mess that is our federal government. Actually, he was giving a presentation on resiliency, so Mayor Pro-Tem Connie Sullivan wielded the gavel at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in his stead. In a pre-meeting workshop the Trustees received a presentation from CU-Denver students on municipal campus design concepts (ideas for public works/town hall facilities), and they also had a

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Lyons A Haven For Women-Run Businesses

By Kathleen Spring
During the May History Month event honoring Lyons’ long-time businesses, two women were honored for their service, Marguerite Peoples and Annalies Wyppler. Residents of Lyons could also point out five other strong

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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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