Chamber News

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) will present two special features at its next Networking Social on Tuesday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Village Community House (197 2nd Avenue).
Introduction of the Lyons Community Service Award

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Marijuana... The Rest Of The Story

By Mickey Lohr

Editor’s note: In an effort to provide equal time to different perspectives on medical marijuana, we have given Pastor Lohr the opportunity to share his views on the issue. He was not restricted on the length article. If anyone in the community feels the need to share their opinions on the subject, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I wanted to take just a minute to address an issue I believe is of extreme importance to our community, and specifically to our youth — Medical Marijuana. How are we as a town going to respond to it?

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Trustees Pass Gas

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
The Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) passed the first reading of an ordinance Monday night that would grant the gas franchise for the Town of Lyons to Xcel Energy for the next twenty years. Xcel Area Manager Craig Eicher told the Board that his company served between 880 to 900 residential and commercial customers in the Lyons area, and collected $640,000 in revenues in 2009. The franchise agreement calls for a three

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Marijuana Meeting

by Staff Writer

The Town of Lyons Staff held a roundtable meeting with the owners and landlords of the medical marijuana businesses here in Lyons last Wednesday evening (January 12). A second meeting for input from the general public was held Wednesday, January 19, but because of publishing schedules, that story will be in next week’s edition. On hand were: Administrator Victoria Simonsen, Economic Development and Community Relations

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program available at FRCC

Front Range Community College will offer free income tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income filers this tax season.

This is the eighth year the Boulder County Campus has participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program through the Internal Revenue Service. VITA helps people with incomes of less than $50,000 who need assistance preparing their own tax returns.

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Community Basic Needs & Emergency Fund

The new executive board for the Lyons Community Church’s Basic Needs & Emergency Fund held their first meeting of 2011 last week. Claire McNulty-Drewes, pastor at the church, says in addition to herself, the

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An In Depth Look At Medical Marijuana - Final Chapter

By Ed Bruder

In full disclosure, I am a Trustee for the Town of Lyons, a patient advocate member of the Department of Revenue’s (DoR) Medical Marijuana Working Group, I am a patient myself, a caregiver, and a current business license holder. At this time I have NO financial interest in any medical marijuana business. I write this as an individual member of these various communities. I don’t speak for the Board of Trustees (BoT), and I don’t speak for anyone else but myself.
It has been important to consider the mounting body of research demonstrating the multiple therapeutic benefits of cannabis use in this discussion. However, I would be remiss to not point out the areas of research that have proven that cannabis use, for the developing pre-teen and teenage brain is potentially dangerous.

Last November at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference, a Harvard Medical School researcher presented the results of a study that found that; “Young adults, who started smoking marijuana as adolescents or teens, had greater

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