Pot & Housing; What else?

Whether it can accurately be described as “ironic,” or perhaps “O. Henry-like” (if there is even such a word), is open for discussion, however the result of the request for approval of a retail recreational marijuana business license by Headquarters at Monday night’s special Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting certainly came as a bit of a surprise. It was turned down!

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La Fiesta Esta Aqui!

The cold snowy weather last Saturday afternoon couldn’t put a damper on la fiesta for Ramon Vasquez, Carmen Cruz and their children, as scores of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley to turn over the keys, and dedicate the couple’s new home on Park Street.

The Vasquez family’s home, just a half block from the river, was destroyed in the 2013 flood. Through the help of Lyons Volunteer Coordinator Ed Kean, the family

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Planet Runs Best Festival On The Planet!

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, produced by Lyons’ own Planet Bluegrass, was awarded “Music Festival of the Year” at the 26th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, held at the Ryman Auditorium last Saturday night, February 21. This marks the first time a Colorado festival or any “bluegrass festival” has ever won this prestigious award.  

The award was presented by stand-up comedian Ralphie May, who exclaimed: “I love bluegrass music!  Love Colorado!” after announcing the winner.
In his acceptance speech, Planet Bluegrass president Craig Ferguson said he was “kinda stunned.”  He added, “Awhile back someone called me and said that the

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Vote “YES” on 2, to Keep Our Schools

Dear Neighbors,
What if we lost our schools because we don’t have housing for families with kids to fill them?
After many years of hard work and dedication on everyone’s part, Lyons has schools that excel, not only in the St Vrain Valley but, in the state and nation. The most critical part of our school is our students. Without students to fill the elementary school, there will be no high school. Where do the students come from? From

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Dedicating A New Home

Dear Lyons Community,

On the night of September 11, 2013, this family as well as all of Lyons suffered great trauma and loss in the flood with 30,000 cubic feet of water a second pouring thru town, losing their home and all their belongings, but were glad to survive that fierce water in the middle of the night.  Everyone in town was soon evacuated.
I met Carmen at the Longmont Post Office a few days after the flood.  She was very distraught and had no idea of what would become of them.  Our thanks to

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“Walk the Walk”

Dear Editor,
Like many Lyons’ residents, we have been listening to the arguments pro and con regarding the Bohn Park affordable housing development for several weeks. This weekend, we finally made up our minds, and we have two young out-of-towners to thank for the closure. Stephen and Daniel Scott are employees of Habitat for Humanity that built the Vasquez house on Park Street. We met them and started talking over a drink at Spirit Hound last Saturday following the dedication of the

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Vote "No"

My dear fellow Lyons residents,

Many people misunderstand the upcoming housing vote, believing that we need to give up Bohn Park to bring homeowners home. That is NOT what you will be voting on. The vote is, simply, should we give up our parkland for a massive, taxpayer subsidized, Boulder County Housing Authority low-income rental project, where participants will build up no equity and consist primarily of non-Lyons residents?

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Can’d Aid Is Rock Solid For Lyons Small Business

Kylie and Nathanael Romig of Rock Solid Fitness (also known as CrossFit St. Vrain), would like to take this opportunity to thank the CAN’d Aid Foundation (a non-profit organization founded and largely supported by Oskar Blues Brewery), for the generous grant they were given at the end of 2014.

The Romigs would also like to give a special thank you to Lynne Johann for her effort and support in helping Nathanael pull together the needed information for the

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Why Marijuana Can Wait

By Connie Sullivan, Mayor Pro-Tem, Lyons
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known the author of this editorial piece is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do no necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

At the February 17, meeting of the Lyons Board of Trustees, the topic of recreational marijuana appeared once again on the Board’s agenda.   The specific action was to remove the marijuana related question from the upcoming March 24, election.   The Board became aware that a vote to ban recreational marijuana

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