State Bike & Byways Map Adding Local Information

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is upgrading its Statewide Bicycle and Scenic Byways map, giving local governments an opportunity to provide cycling information specific to their area.  

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"Cheap and Easy"

Dear Mayor O’Brien,

As a homeowner living in the Town of Lyons, I must express to you my deep concern over proposed use of established town parks and open space as a location for any type of public housing, or any use other than for parks and open space. These park properties in many ways reflect the core beauty and attractiveness of our town. They are heavily used and

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Year in Review - Part Two

Schools

After a summer of feverish work, a new Montessori school opened up in the old parsonage next to the Lyons Community Church. Mayor John O’Brien and Trustee LaVern Johnson helped the Lyons Valley Preschool staff and board proudly cut the ribbon to welcome a couple dozen eager toddlers to the world of education.

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Why Registering With Selective Service Matters

With the rising cost of college and a daunting job market, it’s easy to worry about what will happen to the young people in our community as they enter adulthood. For young men, there’s one easy way to improve their chances in life: register with the Selective Service System.

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Year in Review - Part One

Editor’s Note: In order that Lora and I, and all our wonderful volunteer contributors might enjoy some time off to be with our families and friends during the holidays the Lyons Recorder will continue our tradition of using the last week of the Old Year, and the first week of the New Year to bring our readers the Year in Review. On behalf of everyone connected to the Lyons Recorder, we hope you all enjoy the holidays, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson
Lyons Recorder 

Much in the same way of 2013 being remembered mostly for the devastating September flood, 2014 here in Lyons seemed to a large extent to resolve around “recovery.” Life did get somewhat back to “normal” for most residents. However, as a walk through the Confluence Neighborhood shows, we still have a long way to go. 

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New BoCo Sales/Use Tax Rate

With the addition of County Ballot Issue 1A, the Flood Recovery Tax, which was approved by voters in November, the county portion of sales and use taxes collected in unincorporated Boulder County will increase to 0.985% for 2015.

A complete breakdown of sales taxes in Boulder County is available online at: www.bouldercounty.

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History Colorado Award For Allenspark Resident

History Colorado is pleased to announce that Allenspark historian Edie DeWeese is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Caroline Bancroft History Award. The award was made in recognition of DeWeese’s project, the Alonzo N. Allen Archaeological Survey, a two-year research and excavation program begun in 2012.

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