Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 05:03
Dozens of Lyons area residents showed up at Town Hall last Thursday evening, August 29 to voice their feelings about their desire for an upgrade to the old Depot Library, or a new facility entirely. It was a historic meeting with both the Boulder and Larimer County Commissions in attendance to listen to the residents. Commissioners Lew Gaiter II, Steve Johnson, and Tom Donnelly from Larimer
Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 04:59
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) had a light agenda Tuesday night (they met on Tuesday because Monday was Labor Day), but they made up for it with a ninety minute workshop on the wastewater treatment plant upgrade. The Trustees heard progress reports from the Wastewater Treatment Facility Task Force, an ad hoc committee made up of Utility & Engineer Board, Sustainable Futures Commission members Town of Lyons staff, and Honeywell Engineering. Things are apparently
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 08:06
Dear Lyons Community,
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about whether or not to support a new library facility for Lyons, but I was disappointed to recently read unfair and inaccurate criticism leveled at the Library Steering Committee.
Creating a 21st century multi-media library in Lyons has long been a community goal. In 2008, the Economic Development Council prioritized a better library as one of its key economic development strategies based on empirical evidence of the links between a good library and downtown economic
Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 04:45
On Saturday, July 20, at the Boulder Reservoir a number of people approached an adult gull who sat unmoving on the shore as they stood very near to him. He seemed vulnerable and ill. Before long, the lethargic gull was transported to Greenwood Wildlife Center, one of only a small handful of professional wildlife rehabilitation centers in Colorado that care for water birds. The gull received a
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:59
Next week, the County Commissions will vote on whether to form a new library district in the greater Lyons area. If the district is formed, the existence of the Library Steering Committee (LSC), which has lead the effort to create a new library/resource center in Lyons, will end. With this (hopeful) transition in mind, let’s take a moment to consider what the LSC has accomplished.
Let’s begin with what the LSC was designed to do, and not do. Composed entirely of volunteers, but with no budget or bank account, the LSC’s purpose was to gather community input, study possible sites, determine costs and library features, and get a library district formed. The new
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 08:24
A great football team deserves the support of a great town. Two big events are coming up in September surrounding our first two home football games. The first is the annual Lyons Community Barbecue, before the first home football game on Friday, September 6. The second is a Lyons Homecoming Parade, on Friday, September 20.
The 17th Annual Lyons Community Barbecue will take place on Friday, September 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., just before kick-off of the first home game against
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:46
Two heads are supposed to be better than one, but is the same thing true for County Commissions? Lyons area residents will have the chance to see for themselves on Thursday, August 29, when the Boulder and Larimer County Commissions will hold a rare joint public hearing at Lyons Town Hall. The hearing is set for 5 p.m., with a short tour by the Commissioners of the current Depot Library (likely to occur just prior to the hearing).
The idea for a combined public hearing arose at prior separate Commission meetings concerning the Lyons Library Project Steering Committee’s requests to establish a new regional library district, and approve a tax mill levy ballot measure to fund the district. The Commissioners themselves