Funding Available For Housing In Boulder County

Nonprofit human services agencies and housing authorities may now apply for a special round of Worthy Cause funding for capital projects that would provide permanently supported housing units in Boulder County.

Boulder County has a lack of affordable housing, high-cost rental housing, and ranks second to Denver in the region in its population of chronically homeless individuals. The Boulder County ten-year plan to end homelessness identified the need for at least one hundred new units of permanently supportive housing units to help address housing and supportive services for this population.

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Letter for the Editor

Dear Lyons Community,
Thank you to all who helped put on a successful production of “Ho Ho Ho It’s Not Santa!” at Lyons Community Church this last Sunday, March 29, which was Palm Sunday. This original play was built around two simple delightful songs, “Ho Ho Ho Hosanna” and “Rejoice in the Lord Always.” The kids had a wonderful time, if I am safe in assuming that from

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BoCo Approves $45 Million For COPs

The Boulder County Commissioners earlier this week approved the sale of Certificates of Participation* (COPs) in the amount of approximately $45 million to be repaid over ten years, with an option to “call” (or repay in full) the COPs after five years. The exact amount of the

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Thank You To All

Dear Lyons Community,
Thank you to all who helped put on a successful production of “Ho Ho Ho It’s Not Santa!” at Lyons Community Church this last Sunday, March 29, which was Palm Sunday. This original play was built around two simple delightful songs, “Ho Ho Ho Hosanna” and “Rejoice in the Lord Always.” The kids had a wonderful time, if I am safe in assuming that from

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Depot Shrubs To Get “Haircut”

Lyons volunteers will soon address the over-grown juniper shrubs bordering the Depot Library grounds. It has been far too long a time without corrective pruning, which has let the vegetation grow wild.

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Meet the Boulder Office of Emergency Management

By Emily Gubler
This week I spoke with Marcelo Ferreira, the Emergency Management Coordinator with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who helped me understand how the OEM helps coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts.

Marcelo started by explaining that the definition of disaster management is much broader than only the actual event. It includes pre- and post-disaster activities.

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IRS Identity Verification Service

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who receive requests from the IRS to verify their identities that the Identity Verification Service website, idverify.irs.gov, offers the fastest, easiest way to complete the task.

Taxpayers may receive a letter when the IRS stops suspicious tax returns that have indications of being identity theft but contains a real taxpayer’s name and/or Social Security number. Only those taxpayers receiving Letter 5071C should access idverify.irs.gov. The website will ask a series of questions that only the real taxpayer can answer. Once the

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