Valley Bank & Trust To Permanently Close Lyons Branch

Valley Bank & Trust has announced it will not reopen its Lyons branch, located at 304 Second Avenue. The branch has been closed since September due to flooding, which caused power outages and interruptions in water, sewer, and gas supplies in the area.

“This was a very difficult, yet necessary decision we made to increase the efficiency of our overall branch network and sustainability of Valley Bank & Trust in the future. The team at Lyons has done excellent work for us and has served the community well,” said Donna Petrocco, Valley

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Showers At Noon, Laundry After Midnight

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 business at Monday night’s Board of Trustees’ (BOT) meeting was mostly what we have come to expect during the crisis mode recovery phase, discussions about the checkpoint and neighborhood security, approval of contracts for temporary recovery fixes for utilities, infrastructure updates, and pleas for residents and businesses to contact FEMA/SBA, and for them to also apply for the grants and aid that is available to Lyons individuals, families,

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Dragonfly Coffee Roasters Honor Lyons Fire District With A Special Blend

“On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the small town of Lyons, Colorado awoke at 2 a.m., to the sound of flood sirens and the thunderous roar of the St. Vrain River flowing higher and faster than ever in recorded history. Terrified families, friends, neighbors, and animals had no choice but to scramble for higher ground, and over the course of the next six days, Lyons would be changed forever. The St. Vrain River isolated this

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We Have a Choice

Dear Lyons Community,

We have a choice as a community. We can choose to build the future Lyons. We can stand up, dust ourselves off and create what we want Lyons to be. Or, we can contract, hunker down and think only about our losses.

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2014 Budget will be a Challenge

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor
Date line: Tuesday, October 15

There wasn’t much on Board of Trustees (BOT) agenda Monday night (October 14). No Boulder County Sheriff’s report, no ordinances, no resolutions, no special events permits, no commission or committee updates, in fact there were no action items at all. The perfect scenario for a budget discussion; especially since October is usually budget season, and the Town Finance Director Tony Cavalier is bound by state law to present the Board with a “draft

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BOT Grapples With Checkpoint And Curfew

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
During audience business at Monday night’s Board of Trustees’ (BOT) meeting Eagle Canyon resident Kelsey Kennedy asked the Board to “rethink the ban on connecting natural gas.” Kennedy felt that with the placement of portable water tanks in several neighborhoods, plus the

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Depot Library Receives $15,000 Repair Grant

The Lyons Depot Library has received a $15,000 grant for flood repairs from the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund, a special fund established by the Longmont Community Foundation.

The historic Depot library building, dating back to 1881 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, received damage to its floors and sub-floors in

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