Special BOT Meeting

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 Board of Trustees (BOT) met for the third time in April on Monday night to consider approving a couple of special event liquor licenses.

The meeting got underway promptly at 7 p.m., with the usual pledge of allegiance, a moment of reflective silence, and audience business. By 7:03 p.m., the Board had switched hats and became the Lyons Liquor Authority. The first item on the agenda was from the Ukraine Orphanage

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2013 Budget for the Town of Lyons

Dear Lyons Residents,
The Board of Trustees has been working many hours over the past couple of months constructing the 2013 budget for the Town of Lyons.  We set out with the goal to write a balanced budget that is

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Lyons Natives Create Marijuana Board Game

Two Lyons natives have taken a different angle on Colorado’s emerging marijuana industry by inventing a board game. Mike Ginwright and Robb Deeter, both of whom graduated in the 1980’s from Lyons High School, threw around the idea of making a board game based on marijuana in Colorado since they were eighteen or nineteen years old.

When medical marijuana was legalized decades later they picked the idea up again and ran with it. The result is the Colorado Cannabis Craze produced by their company, Hilljack Entertainment.

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Law Day

An open letter to the residents of Colorado,
This week people across the United States will observe Law Day. It is a time each year to celebrate the rule of law and the role the courts and legal system play in helping people peacefully resolve disputes in modern society. Here in Colorado we will be privileged and honored to have

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SVVSD Tech Fair

The public is invited to join St. Vrain Valley School District students and teachers at this year’s Tech Fair to be held on Saturday, April 20, at Skyline High School, 600 E. Mountain View Avenue in Longmont.  Projects from all subject areas will be on display from 10:30 a.m. to noon.  A visit to the Fair will provide a great opportunity to see what students are learning in school, and how they are applying technology to their day-to-day activities and special projects.

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CEMEX Agrees To A Million Dollar Penalty

The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that CEMEX, Inc., the owner and operator of the Portland cement manufacturing facility in Lyons, has agreed to operate advanced pollution controls on its kiln, and pay a one million dollar civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA). 

“This agreement will mean cleaner air for Colorado residents downwind of the CEMEX facility and will contribute to improved air quality in the Rocky Mountain National Park, which is one of our nation’s most cherished public spaces,” said Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “The settlement is part of the

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Why go to a 9Health Fair?

Dear Lyons Community,
So, you might be wondering if you should go to the Lyons 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 20, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Lyons High School. You’re thinking, “There is nothing wrong with me. I’m in pretty good health. I have health insurance, why should I waste an hour or two in the high school on a sunny Saturday morning?” As the medical coordinator for our health fair for the past five years, I’ll try to give you a few reasons to join us in this

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