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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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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Planet Bluegrass Begins Construction of Sound Barrier

by Brian Eyster

Construction began several weeks ago on a new sound wall along Highway 36 on the western edge of Planet Bluegrass. The eight foot tall sound barrier is the final element relating to the North St. Vrain bridge projects, which were rebuilt by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) in 2007. “This was part of the plan all along,” says Planet Bluegrass president Craig Ferguson.

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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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PCDC Discusses Annexation Changes

Surprisingly, eight citizens and two Trustees showed up at Monday evening’s Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) meeting. Not surprisingly, six of the citizens were there to talk about unexplored options (the banning of cultivation, infusion, and sale of medical marijuana) the Town might consider. Unfortunately for those six hearty souls who had braved the frigid temperatures instead of watching the Auburn/Oregon game, medical marijuana was not on the agenda. What was on the agenda were possible amendments to the Town’s annexation procedures.

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World’s Smallest Bike Shop Keeps Growing

When Dave Chase came to Colorado, he just wanted to race mountain bikes. But then he fell in love, got married, became a father; you know how that goes. And he went from “just tuning-up a few bikes in my garage, to earn a little extra scratch” to opening Redstone Cyclery – “The World’s Smallest Bike Shop.” His original shop (now the Lyons Radio Station) was located on 4th Avenue, between Main Street and Broadway. A couple of years ago, he moved his operation to Lyons Village Central

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Chilly Scenes Of Winter

Arctic winds blew in six to nine inches of snow over the weekend, finally giving Lyons the look of a winter wonderland. Temperatures dropped into the single digits at night, but things should be warming up by the weekend.

 

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