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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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Valmont Dog Park Reopens August 24

Valmont Dog Park, located at 5325 Valmont Road, will reopen to the public this Friday, Aug. 24, after being closed since early May for major renovations and improvements.

Valmont Dog Park improvements included widening the parking lot access, putting in a new entry plaza, fencing, surfacing, landscaping and water hydrants.  A portion of the new park will also include

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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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Vote yes on 3A

Dear Editor,
I, being a longtime school crusader (1948 to present), am on the St. Vrain Valley School District Over-Ride Committee to help pass a vote this November which will recoup the 14 to 16 million dollars in funds passed by the voters in 2008 but taken by the State of Colorado.

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Thank You!

Hi All,

The good news is that we have received word that a grant from the State Historical Preservation Fund, to finish work on the museum, has been awarded to the Lyons Redstone Museum. The money from the grant will cover: pointing the sandstone with the rounded antique tool, painting the exterior panels on the upper story, and painting and renovating the fire escape. The total cost of the project is $71,197 (grant of $54,248, plus a cash match of $18,049).

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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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