Tip-Toe To The Line

The Board of Trustees (BOT) received some interesting affordable housing news on a couple of fronts at Monday nights’ meeting. But before we get to the possible “good news,” we have to report on some “bad news.” Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Greenberg of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 30, there had been an attempted burglary at the Lyons Laundromat. Someone tried to jimmy open the change machine. Later on Wednesday evening, “deputies responded to a suspicious couple who

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Planet Bluegrass Honored

Planet Bluegrass is honored to receive the “Bluegrass Event of the Year” award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for the 42nd Annual RockyGrass Festival (July 25-27, 2014). The prestigious award was given at the World of Bluegrass conference in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday, October 1.

This award recognizes the first event at Planet Bluegrass after the devastating September 2013 flood. In his acceptance speech, Planet Bluegrass senior vice-president Steve Szymanski remarked: “[RockyGrass] actually might not have happened due to a 500 year flood.  So we are really

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What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

National Disaster Resiliency Competition

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 twelve years and in the surrounding Lyons area since 1995.

Lyons is eligible to apply for $6.75 million as part of the State of Colorado for a Lyons Resilient Replacement Housing development on the eastern corridor, Town staff presented at the October 5 Lyons Board of Trustees meeting. The Board directed staff to organize a public discussion on the

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2015 Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is Coming

Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis!

 Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!

 Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5K (Chip

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Parks Recovery Planning Process Meetings

Come share your ideas and learn about the recovery plans for the parks and trails. The planning teams have developed a new website that will be updated with plans and information throughout the process: www.lyonsparksmp.com.

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Cistern Recovery Complete

The Little Thompson Road Association (LTRA) is pleased to report the completion of the cistern recovery at the Lyons Fire Protection District’s (LFPD) old Station #2 site. The old cistern, a critical piece of infrastructure, was lost in the flood of 2013. It served as a primary firefighting tool for wild land fires as well as an emergency backup water source for residents of the X-7 neighborhood.  

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Lyons Volunteers Receives $10,000

LifeBridge Christian Church, of Longmont, Colorado has been a long-standing supporter of the Lyons community. Following the 2013 floods, LifeBridge welcomed hundreds into its facility, as a refuge from the inundated town.

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Pinewood Springs Welcome New Residents

Since the flood of 2013, Pinewood Springs has experienced significant grown including several new homes being built. A small group of local volunteers started a program to welcome new residents to the Pinewood Springs area. You are invited to advertise your business or organization as a sponsor. For only $30 your name and logo will be prominently printed on a high quality canvas bag. 

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