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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Lyons Receives Project of Year Award

Town of Lyons Administrator Victoria Simonsen traveled to Nebraska last week to attend a Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska (MEAN, the Town’s energy supplier), and accepted on behalf of the Town, the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP) “Project of the Year Award” for its flood recovery efforts at its 40th annual meeting and conference in Gering, NE, last week.

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Burning The Midnight Oil

One had to believe, two weeks ago, when the Board of Trustees (BOT) adjourned their Monday evening meeting at 1:15 the next morning, that that was a record which would stand for some time. Turned out, it stood for, as the Brits would say, “a fortnight.” The Trustees, Mayor, and Staff slogged through a eight-hour workshop/meeting marathon (actually the winning time in a marathon is usually about two hours) that lasted from 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 16, until 1:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 17. At that hour, they couldn’t even find a bar open in town to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! What was on the

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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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