Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 14:46
According to data released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration, since the September 2013 flood, they have provided more than $20 million to the Town and residents of Lyons.
Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 13:20
After more than six months of work, Boulder County and the City of Boulder are excited to release the results of the Community-wide Eco Pass Feasibility Study (Lyons is one of the communities that enjoys such a pass). The study is available for review at www.BoulderCounty.org/Transportation and Study Result FAQs are available at www.BoulderTMP.net.
For decades the city and county have used Eco Pass programs to reduce vehicle trips and increase personal mobility in the community. Recently, several community-based Eco Pass programs have been successful at increasing the number of residents that have an Eco Pass.
Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 08:31
A bill to reimburse homeowners for property taxes paid on property destroyed during the September floods passed the House Finance Committee this afternoon. The committee vote was 11-1.
HB14-1001, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), was recommended by the bipartisan Flood Disaster
Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 09:13
Dear Lyons Community,
Perhaps a common question to ask in the upcoming election for Boulder County Coroner, or Coroner in any county of Colorado is “Why are we electing a Coroner?” Should it be an appointed position; should we have a Medical Examiner system?
We have an election for Coroner because it is a time honored tradition mandated by the Colorado State Constitution, and
Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 00:00
Last year Lyons Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair John O’Brien wrote a grant proposal to the FDA to set up a Lyons Revolving Loan Fund to help local businesses expand their operations and thus create more local jobs, an increase in sales tax revenues, and a stronger more vibrant local economy. The grant proposal was approved, and the Lyons Revolving Loan Fund received approximately $50,000 of “seed” money.
The Lyons Dairy Bar, owned and operated by Kenyon and Juli Waugh, was the first business to apply for and receive a business loan from the Lyons Revolving Loan program (right around the time of the flood). Due to the evacuation of the town and the almost total shutdown of the
Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 09:09
I have had the pleasure of knowing Emma Hall for twenty years. One of the things that I admire most about Emma is her willingness to help others and serve our community. As coroner, she has conducted herself with dignity and respect. But, the most important trait that Emma brings to her work is compassion. I have consistently received compliments on
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 10:05
When the deadline for turning in packets/petitions of intent to run for office (Mayor and Trustee) in April’s municipal election passed last Friday, February 28, a total of ten people had signed up to run for the position of Trustee, and one person had opted to run for Mayor. So, unless someone mounts a spirited write-in effort (the deadline for filing the necessary paperwork to do so is Friday, March 7), it looks like John O’Brien will be taking