Many Electronics will be Prohibited from Trash Bins Starting July 1

Effective July 1, Boulder County residents can no longer place computers and many other types of electronics at the curb, or in waste bins, for collection and disposal. The Electronic Recycling Jobs Act, signed by Governor Hickenlooper in April of 2012, intends many benefits for the state including job creation through material recovery, diversion of hazardous material from landfills and reduction of energy and raw material resource demands from mining and manufacturing.

Banned devices include:

What’s New At Rock n River?

Jay and Elaine Hodge, the new owners of the Rock n River Resort, invite the Lyons community to please join them in welcoming Jamie Kessloff to La Bellezza Spa, a new manager. Jamie comes to La Bellezza Spa from Northern California, and brings with her many talents and credentials including: Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga teacher, Reiki Master, and CranioSacral Therapist.

To celebrate Kessloff’s arrival and welcome her to Lyons, the Hodges, with any spa therapy package, invite their patrons to a complimentary soak in the hot tub, a short hike up the mountainous trail overlooking the river, and a visit

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Heart of Lyons

Dear Town of Lyons Residents,
Jenny Voss and I are chairing up the community outreach efforts of the Heart of Lyons project. If you haven’t already heard, this exciting project is a volunteer endeavor to bolster awareness, explore possibilities, and bring to vote this fall a proposed community hub (hybridized library/community center) for the Town of Lyons.

Here is the link to our website: http://www.theheartoflyons.org/. You will see a friendly information table set up at

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Board Sells Water To Pinewood Springs

By Joseph Lekarczyk


In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor

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LCF Granting Cycle

The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2013 grants cycle.  The LCF granting program focuses on the mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area.

Grant applications to LCF are due by September 6, 2013.  Grants may be submitted beginning on August 1, 2013. 

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River Rescue In Meadow Park

On Wednesday, June 12, at approximately 6:38 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Lyons Fire Department, Longmont Emergency Unit (LEU), Boulder Emergency Squad (BES), and American Medical Response (AMR), responded to Meadow Park in Lyons, on report of a stranded tuber in the North St. Vrain Creek. 

A fifteen-year old female, who apparently became separated from her tube, was stranded on the bank at the far west

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Burning Can Fest Gives Back To Lyons

The third annual Oskar Blues Burning Can Beer Fest (www.burningcan.com) drew a mountainous crowd as part of the 2013 Lyons Outdoor Games (www.lyonsoutdoorgames.com).  More than $16,500 was raised for local benefactors and more than 265 lbs. of aluminum cans were recycled throughout the weekend. 

All proceeds from the beer festival went to the Lyons Department of Parks and Recreation and the Colorado Brewers Guild, two groups that embody the soul of Oskar Blues.   Ball Corporation, Novelis Inc., and Alcoa Inc. spearheaded an initiative that recycled all of the empty cans from the weekend and donated the proceeds to American

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