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Those who know Kirk Udovich will wonder how he could possibly find time to dive into a book.  When he’s is not at work, he’s found most often running, biking and playing his guitar.  His favorite go-to for what he refers to as “mindless entertainment” is diving into a Clive Cussler action adventure novel.

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How Do You Feel About Drones?

The Boulder County Parks and Open Space department is proposing a policy that would allow limited use of unmanned aircraft systems for scientific research and operational monitoring on open space.

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Scolded Again

The Board of Trustees (BOT) was once again scolded Monday night at Town Hall during the audience business portion of the agenda. This time the scolder was former Trustee Ed Bruder who took issue with the notion that Commercial Eastern Corridor (CEC) zoning status should even be considered for the River Bend wedding venue property on the western border of town. Bruder, who was on the Board when the CEC zone was first discussed and created, vehemently felt that the “perks,” (uses by right, density allowances, mixed use, etc.) which go along with those properties in a CEC zone were

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Wildfire Partners Receives Million Dollar Grant

Wildfire Partners, a voluntary program for Boulder County homeowners who want to prepare for wildfire, has been awarded $1.125 million by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Launched in 2014, Wildfire Partners provides technical and financial assistance to homeowners and increases the insurability of participating homes.

Boulder County’s Parks and Open Space program also received HMGP grant funding that will support increasing defensible space around historic structures on various Parks and Open Space properties and a fuels reduction project on Betasso Open Space.

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Too Many For A Clown Car

The Occasional Curmudgeon by Gary L. Moore

Editor’s Note: Through the years, The Occasional Curmudgeon has, when things got to the point that he could no longer hold his tongue (or pen) occasionally commented through a column in the Lyons Recorder about what was going on in Lyons. Gary and his wife are moving to Oregon, and we wish them well, and thank him for his contributions to the paper over the years.

As I write this, there are seventeen “main” candidates and another twelve “maybe” candidates for the Republican nomination as their candidate for the position of President of the United States.  

Some of these people would be recognizable to almost anyone in this country. How could we not know who Bush is, after seeing the other Bushes sitting in the Oval Office?  Christie is hard to miss. He looks like a modern version of President Taft

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Start-up Day Across America

Dear Friends,

American ingenuity remains one of the most valuable and coveted resources in the world.

One example of that spirit is demonstrated in our start-ups and small businesses. Start-ups have created an average of two million jobs in the United

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Trustees Get Scolded

The Board of Trustees (BOT) received a financial update from Town of Lyons Finance Director Tony Cavaleri at a pre-meeting workshop Monday night. They got the low down on sales tax revenues year-to-date, general and enterprise (utilities) fund balances, FEMA, DOLA, and CDBG-DR grants and monies, etc.

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