Published on Tuesday, March 10 2015 08:48
The Northern Front Range Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership (NFRRSSMP) has scheduled a Virtual Meeting for April 13, 6-8 p.m. The Partnership is comprised of representatives from Larimer, Boulder, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties as well as the U.S. Forest
Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Anyone with an interest in the Partnership’s Strategy for moving forward is encouraged to participate in the April 13 meeting.
Published on Thursday, March 05 2015 13:42
The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board of Trustees last week (Friday, February 27) issued the following statement in regard to the Town of Lyons’ recovery housing “Change of Use” proposal for Bohn Park:
“The Great Outdoors Colorado Board will support the will of the people of Lyons as expressed in the March 24, referendum on the proposal to use a portion of Bohn Park to replace affordable housing lost in the September 2013 flood.
GOCO policy and the 1996 grant contract in which GOCO provided funding to help the town acquire the park allows for a modification of use if certain criteria are met.
Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 17:02
Whether it can accurately be described as “ironic,” or perhaps “O. Henry-like” (if there is even such a word), is open for discussion, however the result of the request for approval of a retail recreational marijuana business license by Headquarters at Monday night’s special Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting certainly came as a bit of a surprise. It was turned down!
Published on Thursday, March 05 2015 11:25
Boulder County Community Action Programs (CAP) has scholarship monies to award to low-income students. Scholarships range from $500-$1,000 each and are made possible through proceeds from CAP’s Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: minimum one-year residency in Boulder County; currently attending university, community college or technical school as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student; low- to moderate-income level
Preference is given to students actively involved in a student organization or the community.
Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 16:56
The cold snowy weather last Saturday afternoon couldn’t put a damper on la fiesta for Ramon Vasquez, Carmen Cruz and their children, as scores of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley to turn over the keys, and dedicate the couple’s new home on Park Street.
The Vasquez family’s home, just a half block from the river, was destroyed in the 2013 flood. Through the help of Lyons Volunteer Coordinator Ed Kean, the family
Published on Thursday, March 05 2015 10:36
What a mess! Does the left hand even know what the right hand is doing? It didn’t appear to be the case Monday night at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting.
On the agenda was the approval of a license for a recreational retail marijuana grow operation, the first reading of an ordinance to impose a
Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 16:47
The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, produced by Lyons’ own Planet Bluegrass, was awarded “Music Festival of the Year” at the 26th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, held at the Ryman Auditorium last Saturday night, February 21. This marks the first time a Colorado festival or any “bluegrass festival” has ever won this prestigious award.
The award was presented by stand-up comedian Ralphie May, who exclaimed: “I love bluegrass music! Love Colorado!” after announcing the winner.
In his acceptance speech, Planet Bluegrass president Craig Ferguson said he was “kinda stunned.” He added, “Awhile back someone called me and said that the