Our Best Wishes for a speedy recovery

Editor’s note: Mayor Julie Van Domelen sent this letter to the owners of Crabtree Entertainment, the company that put on the carnival for this year’s Good Old Days celebration. She wanted to share it with the community.

Dear Mr. Crabtree:

On behalf of the Town of Lyons, Colorado, I want to commend your company and employees for their exemplary response to a sudden extreme hailstorm that took place on Friday, June 28, during the Good Old Days Carnival. Your crew took immediate actions to shut down rides and protect the public. Several risked their own safety to help children caught out in

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A “Hail” Of A Weekend!

 A “Hail” Of A Weekend!

Not even the “inclement” could put a damper on the 37th annual celebration of Lyons Good Old Days. There was a little something for everyone; carnival rides, midway games, food trucks, a beer tent, live music, bingo, dance performances, classic cars, class reunions, square dancing, softball games, history presentations, the boy scout yard sale, a 5K race, and oh yeah, a hail storm for the ages!

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No Warnings For Fireworks’ Violators!

For the second year in a row, Boulder police are announcing a zero-tolerance policy for fireworks violations, and this  year, because of the dangerously dry conditions, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office is adopting a similar zero-tolerance stance.  It’s illegal to possess or explode fireworks within Town of Lyons, or anywhere within unincorporated Boulder County, and violators will be cited, or possibly arrested, depending on the offense. All other outdoor burning, slash fires, use of any kind of fireworks, model rockets, and all other outdoor spark or

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Library Left In The Lurch

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

Mark Browning, Chairman of the Library Steering Committee, gave the Board of Trustees (BOT) a progress report on the efforts currently going on toward forming a library district, with the eventual goal of building a new library for Lyons. His report was a bit of a wake up call.

According to Browning the law firm, Seter & Vander Wall, which specializes in the formation of library districts and agreed in

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Many Electronics will be Prohibited from Trash Bins Starting July 1

Effective July 1, Boulder County residents can no longer place computers and many other types of electronics at the curb, or in waste bins, for collection and disposal. The Electronic Recycling Jobs Act, signed by Governor Hickenlooper in April of 2012, intends many benefits for the state including job creation through material recovery, diversion of hazardous material from landfills and reduction of energy and raw material resource demands from mining and manufacturing.

Banned devices include:

Disposable Bag Fee In Boulder

Beginning Monday, July 1, all disposable plastic and paper checkout bags at grocery stores in Boulder will cost ten cents each. The bag fee does not apply to bags used inside stores for items such as produce, bulk food, or meat and fish, and does not apply to pharmacy prescriptions or newspapers.

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What’s New At Rock n River?

Jay and Elaine Hodge, the new owners of the Rock n River Resort, invite the Lyons community to please join them in welcoming Jamie Kessloff to La Bellezza Spa, a new manager. Jamie comes to La Bellezza Spa from Northern California, and brings with her many talents and credentials including: Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and CranioSacral Therapist.

To celebrate Kessloff’s arrival and welcome her to Lyons, the Hodges, with any spa therapy package, invite their patrons to a complimentary soak in the hot tub, a short hike up the mountainous trail overlooking the river, and a visit

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