Unravelin’ With Kristina Murray

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntrye

Kristina Murray moved to Boulder in 2007, after growing up in and around Atlanta Georgia. She began attending local jam sessions and bluegrass picks as often as possible and soon had people encouraging her to write songs and perform solo. Her first time on stage was 2009, and I remember the first time I heard that honey-soaked voice at one of our tributes to Gram

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Candidates List Is Growing

According to Town Clerk Deb Anthony, since last week two more people have pulled packets/petitions to run for office in the upcoming municipal election, which will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014. All six Trustee seats, for a two-year term, are open, as well as the two-year term for Mayor.

Mayor Julie Van Domelen has announced last week in a letter to the editor in the Lyons Recorder that she will not be seeking a fourth term. Van Domelen came to office in 2009, in a

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Good Omens From GOGO & The Gov

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
The Board of Trustees (BOT) met on Tuesday night this week because of the Presidents’ Day observation, and it was a light agenda; only one first reading of an ordinance, and a couple of items under general business. It looked like it might be an early evening (out before nine o’clock), but that’s always a trap. Discussions and reports tend to ramble unabated because in

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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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