Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 17:02
Whether it can accurately be described as “ironic,” or perhaps “O. Henry-like” (if there is even such a word), is open for discussion, however the result of the request for approval of a retail recreational marijuana business license by Headquarters at Monday night’s special Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting certainly came as a bit of a surprise. It was turned down!
Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 16:56
The cold snowy weather last Saturday afternoon couldn’t put a damper on la fiesta for Ramon Vasquez, Carmen Cruz and their children, as scores of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley to turn over the keys, and dedicate the couple’s new home on Park Street.
The Vasquez family’s home, just a half block from the river, was destroyed in the 2013 flood. Through the help of Lyons Volunteer Coordinator Ed Kean, the family
Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 16:15
My dear fellow Lyons residents,
Many people misunderstand the upcoming housing vote, believing that we need to give up Bohn Park to bring homeowners home. That is NOT what you will be voting on. The vote is, simply, should we give up our parkland for a massive, taxpayer subsidized, Boulder County Housing Authority low-income rental project, where participants will build up no equity and consist primarily of non-Lyons residents?
Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 16:47
The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, produced by Lyons’ own Planet Bluegrass, was awarded “Music Festival of the Year” at the 26th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, held at the Ryman Auditorium last Saturday night, February 21. This marks the first time a Colorado festival or any “bluegrass festival” has ever won this prestigious award.
The award was presented by stand-up comedian Ralphie May, who exclaimed: “I love bluegrass music! Love Colorado!” after announcing the winner.
In his acceptance speech, Planet Bluegrass president Craig Ferguson said he was “kinda stunned.” He added, “Awhile back someone called me and said that the
Published on Monday, February 23 2015 09:58
Boulder Public Library (BPL) announces new operating hours, effective March 2, to better serve the public.
The Meadows and George Reynolds branch libraries will each be open an additional one day per week, for seven days per week service. Reorganization of staff and resources allows BPL to offer this additional day of
Published on Thursday, February 26 2015 16:33
Dear Lyons Community,
On the night of September 11, 2013, this family as well as all of Lyons suffered great trauma and loss in the flood with 30,000 cubic feet of water a second pouring thru town, losing their home and all their belongings, but were glad to survive that fierce water in the middle of the night. Everyone in town was soon evacuated.
I met Carmen at the Longmont Post Office a few days after the flood. She was very distraught and had no idea of what would become of them. Our thanks to
Published on Thursday, February 19 2015 19:41
The Lyons Housing Collaborative (Trestle Strategy Group, Boulder County Housing Authority, St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity, the architectural firm Workshop 8, and Milender White, a contractor) held a meeting last week at Rogers Hall, to give an update on where