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 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
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:43
Registration is now open for the sixth-annual Venus de Miles, Colorado’s first and only organized all-women’s road bike ride, taking place on Sunday, September 29, in Boulder County. The ride route will again pass through Lyons (late morning to early afternoon), using the Lyons Elementary School playground as a rest station, with snacks, live music, and a comfort station.
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:55
Sustainability means a lot of different things to different people, which is why when creating the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan we want your input.
The Town Of Lyons, through Hygiene based Natural Capitalism Solutions, will be conducting stakeholder interviews and a community wide survey during the months of August and September to gauge citizen and business views on the local sustainability issues facing the Town.
Your input will then be used to help guide the creation of the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, which is scheduled to be completed at the end of
Published on Thursday, August 15 2013 06:10
By John Salazar, Commissioner of Agriculture
Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair. While the event promises a top-notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.
The Colorado State Fair is the centerpiece of our effort to educate the public on the importance of not only the food system, but on the efforts of the entire agricultural
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:48
Dear Lyons Community,
I have some grievances with the proposed Library District and Library Steering Committee.
A number of years ago when I was on the Town Board I expressed my skepticism about spending $80,000 for a comprehensive Town management plan because
I wasn’t sure it would be used. But we did create a plan, and the plan was to a significant degree based upon survey results. Let me share with you some of those survey results.
First in the Lyons Comprehensive Plan Survey on Page 4 the people were asked to, “Please rate Lyons as a community on each of the items listed below. 63.6% of the respondents rated the Quality of the library: very good, good or adequate.
Published on Thursday, February 14 2013 01:12
Moving to Lyons from Boulder in 2008 will always be one of the best decisions of our lives. I have come up with a list of the top 10 reasons I love Lyons. This list is only to be shared by residents of Lyons. It is top secret!
10) The best outdoor ice skating rink for miles around - I don’t ice skate, but I love to walk down to