What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds

Editor’s Note: Ms. Reinholds served on the Lyons Housing Recovery Task Force from December 2013 through its end in February 2015. She is currently a member of the Lyons Human Services and Aging Commission and serves as a liaison to the special housing committee. She has lived in Lyons for eleven years and in the surrounding Lyons area since 1995.

June started with drama about which fees and how much could be waived by the Lyons Board of Trustees for six proposed Habitat for Humanity homes on the former Valley Bank site, and whether Craig Ferguson would pull out of his contract to purchase the 0.76-acre parcel at 302 Second Avenue. But the month ended with Ferguson closing on June 26, just as

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Touring Musicians At The Cup

This Saturday, July 4, at 9:30 a.m. to help Lyons residents kickoff their holiday weekend, The Stone Cup is pleased to present two unique musicians, who are in the middle of touring, and have put Lyons on their itinerary.

Jessa Young, a.k.a. Morphic Dream, was born in Salt Lake City, and grew up in a family of eleven musicians. By age five she was singing,

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New, New, & Re-New

The Canyon Door is a new restaurant (located in the former Outlaw Saloon) that plans to “officially” open their doors with a limited menu on Thursday, June 25 (they hosted a benefit last week and followed that with a couple of “soft opening nights”). They will be open for lunch and dinner, and invite everyone to stop

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GiddyUP! Debuts In Lyons

Lyons residents, Dan and Jocelyn Farrell, founded GiddyUP! Film Tour earlier this year. This event brings bicycle lovers together for a unique social experience featuring a pre-show happy hour and eleven short mountain bike films from across the globe. Intermission is jam-packed with door prizes and a high-energy raffle including loads of cool mountain biking gear.

Dan Farrell says they started the venture after being inspired by a similar event in the fly fishing industry.  “Doug Powell and his Fly Fishing Film tour gave us the initial idea, and he’s been a tremendous mentor helping us get to where we are today”

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Effie A. Banta

Effie A. Banta
December 18, 1922 – June 20, 2015

Effie A. Banta of Lyons, Colorado passed away Saturday, June 20, at Longmont United Hospital.  She was 92 years old.

Effie was born on December 18, 1922 in Skiddy, Kansas to Reuben Peter and Alice (Flood) Hughes. She grew up on a farm without electricity and lived through the dustbowl in Oklahoma; graduating as

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BoCo First To Adopt CoPACE

Earlier this week, Boulder County became the first county in the state of Colorado to adopt the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CoPACE) program, an innovative way to give commercial and multifamily property owners the ability to finance qualifying energy and water improvements on existing and new construction properties.

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Dinning Al Fresco At The Farmette

Is that the dinner bell I hear a ringin’? Yep, it’s time to mosey on down to the Lyons Farmette for one of their delicious Farm to Table dinners.

Beginning Wednesday, July 1, Betsy Burton and Mike Whipp will be hosting eleven weekly dinners at the Farmette (4121 Ute Highway), featuring farm-fresh ingredients prepared by some of the area’s finest chefs and caterers (Black Cat, Meadowlark, EAT, Blackbelly Cured, Arugula, Spice of Life, Bumper Crop, etc.).

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - June 25, 2015

Another week gone by, and last Sunday was Fathers’ Day. We know you remembered your father, Dad, Old Man, or whatever you called him, as being the provider for your family, the disciplinarian, the one you played ball with, went on hikes with, got a whooping from (as needed), was your biggest sports fan, and

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1,5000 Ways to Participate

The Colorado State Fair’s General Entry Department provides an opportunity for all Coloradans to participate in the Fair. Whether it’s horticulture, woodcarving, arts & crafts, pantry, or any number of cooking competitions, there’s room for anyone who wants to compete for blue ribbon glory.

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