Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 04:45
On Saturday, July 20, at the Boulder Reservoir a number of people approached an adult gull who sat unmoving on the shore as they stood very near to him. He seemed vulnerable and ill. Before long, the lethargic gull was transported to Greenwood Wildlife Center, one of only a small handful of professional wildlife rehabilitation centers in Colorado that care for water birds. The gull received a
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 08:24
A great football team deserves the support of a great town. Two big events are coming up in September surrounding our first two home football games. The first is the annual Lyons Community Barbecue, before the first home football game on Friday, September 6. The second is a Lyons Homecoming Parade, on Friday, September 20.
The 17th Annual Lyons Community Barbecue will take place on Friday, September 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., just before kick-off of the first home game against
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:46
Two heads are supposed to be better than one, but is the same thing true for County Commissions? Lyons area residents will have the chance to see for themselves on Thursday, August 29, when the Boulder and Larimer County Commissions will hold a rare joint public hearing at Lyons Town Hall. The hearing is set for 5 p.m., with a short tour by the Commissioners of the current Depot Library (likely to occur just prior to the hearing).
The idea for a combined public hearing arose at prior separate Commission meetings concerning the Lyons Library Project Steering Committee’s requests to establish a new regional library district, and approve a tax mill levy ballot measure to fund the district. The Commissioners themselves
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 08:06
Dear Lyons Community,
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about whether or not to support a new library facility for Lyons, but I was disappointed to recently read unfair and inaccurate criticism leveled at the Library Steering Committee.
Creating a 21st century multi-media library in Lyons has long been a community goal. In 2008, the Economic Development Council prioritized a better library as one of its key economic development strategies based on empirical evidence of the links between a good library and downtown economic
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:55
Sustainability means a lot of different things to different people, which is why when creating the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan we want your input.
The Town Of Lyons, through Hygiene based Natural Capitalism Solutions, will be conducting stakeholder interviews and a community wide survey during the months of August and September to gauge citizen and business views on the local sustainability issues facing the Town.
Your input will then be used to help guide the creation of the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, which is scheduled to be completed at the end of
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:59
Next week, the County Commissions will vote on whether to form a new library district in the greater Lyons area. If the district is formed, the existence of the Library Steering Committee (LSC), which has lead the effort to create a new library/resource center in Lyons, will end. With this (hopeful) transition in mind, let’s take a moment to consider what the LSC has accomplished.
Let’s begin with what the LSC was designed to do, and not do. Composed entirely of volunteers, but with no budget or bank account, the LSC’s purpose was to gather community input, study possible sites, determine costs and library features, and get a library district formed. The new
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:48
Dear Lyons Community,
I have some grievances with the proposed Library District and Library Steering Committee.
A number of years ago when I was on the Town Board I expressed my skepticism about spending $80,000 for a comprehensive Town management plan because
I wasn’t sure it would be used. But we did create a plan, and the plan was to a significant degree based upon survey results. Let me share with you some of those survey results.
First in the Lyons Comprehensive Plan Survey on Page 4 the people were asked to, “Please rate Lyons as a community on each of the items listed below. 63.6% of the respondents rated the Quality of the library: very good, good or adequate.