I am still hopeful

Dear All:
Recently the Town of Lyons presented its case to the State’s committee empowered to look at increasing the State cost sharing for Towns and other entities that did not have sufficient resources for their FEMA match of 12.5 percent.  Two weeks afterwards, I received a letter

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What The Heck Is An ADU?

By Michelle Allen, PCDC Chair

A Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) public hearing to consider allowing ADUs in single family zones will be held on Monday, February 24,  at 7 at Town Hall]
When I first moved to Colorado I lived in a number of small apartments including one in the basement of a house on the hill in Boulder and one in a garage in Erie. I was single and working as a carpenter doing small remodeling jobs and I didn’t make a whole lot of money. I

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BoCo Intends To Acquire “Buy Out” Funding

As part of flood recovery efforts, Boulder County officials have announced they will apply for funds from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Funds from the program will be used to acquire, elevate or structurally retrofit properties that were substantially damaged in

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What Is Community Recovery Planning?

By Rebecca Louzan
Community Recovery Planning is an inclusive process that does three things. First, it helps disaster-impacted communities, such as Lyons, identify the issues they face and want to address. It then provides a framework for developing solutions to address those issues. Finally, it provides a vehicle for building consensus around the best-proposed solutions.

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FAQs About FEMA And HUD Grants

By Amy Reinholds

Lyons Planner Rosi Dennett has been meeting with landowners whose homes were damaged by the flood. Here are some frequently asked questions about two forms of federal grant money that can be available: one from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and one from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The source of these FAQs is the Boulder County

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Nominations For Teaching Excellence

The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley announces “You’re the Top …Tribute to Teachers,” to be held on Friday, May 9. The event will be held at The Plaza Conference Center in Longmont, and will include a dinner, Encore Awards for excellence in teaching and entertainment.

The Encore Awards, honoring individual teachers at the Pre-K – 12 levels in the St. Vrain Valley School District who exemplify excellence in teaching, will be awarded during the event, and students, parents, community members, and business partners are encouraged to

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Disappointing Loss In Final Home Game

By Matt Smith
The Lyons High School boys’ basketball team took a disappointing fall in the final home game of the season. It was Senior Night, and the Lions were led by seniors Logan Watson with nine points, and Senior Chris Lennard with seven points. Seniors Heath Fesenmeyer and Trent Poulsen each chipped in with four points. And, starting for the first time this season, after recovering from a broken leg he

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Adults Needed For Youth Corps Team Leaders

The Boulder County Youth Corps is hiring adults to be team leaders. The positions are open until filled. The Youth Corps will employ teenagers to work on a variety of community service projects and is looking for team leaders to train, supervise and evaluate the teens.
Team leaders will be employed from June 4, through August 8, and will work up to forty hours per week, Monday through Friday.

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Traveling In Luxury, part 4 La Paz, Mexico

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Each morning aboard ship, I showered and dressed in the dark while Bob slept. In the Lido Restaurant, I chose various items from the buffet and always included a chocolate or berry croissant.

I pulled a chair next to my new friend at the jam session and watched the musicians arrive decked out in shorts. More people crowded the hallway and venue. Again, the upbeat music, silly jokes, and casual friendships created an uplifting

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