About Town - May 8, 2014

Another week gone by and spring has sprung. Flowers and trees are blooming with an array of blossoms, giving us a feeling that in Lyons, “All will eventually be well!”

Everything seems to be perking up. Some homes in the confluence area are being rebuilt; others are in the

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Lyons Schools Receive Jared Polis Foundation Grant

The Jared Polis Foundation announced this week that ten area schools received grants in recognition of the hardship they endured during and following the historic flooding in September 2013.

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BOT Identifies Possible Housing Site

Correction: In this article about the Lyons Board of Trustees meeting, the author indicated that a few minutes after Mayor John O’Brien reminded everyone in attendance to “please silence their phones,” his phone chirped a little ditty indicating an incoming phone call. Mayor O’Brien was adamant that his smart phone was actually set on a “stopwatch” app, and he was

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Lyons Voted “Small Community Of The Year”

The Economic Development Commission of Colorado recently awarded Lyons the “Small Community of the Year Award” for demonstrating economic development support, planning, and investing in long term development, and initiating special projects and strategies to sustain and grow their business community; made up of almost one hundred percent small businesses.

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Alternative Spring Break In Flood-Ravaged Lyons

By Don Moore
People from all over the country have come to the aid of Lyons, and they all have their own stories. Last month, seventeen college students from Missouri University of Science and Technology traded their spring break beach vacations for a week of doing good works for Coloradans still recovering from September’s

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Officials Break Ground On New County Coroner Facility

The Boulder County Commissioners and Coroner Emma Hall joined staff on Wednesday, May 7, to break ground on the new County Coroner Facility adjacent to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Headquarters. The groundbreaking heralded the start of infrastructure site work for a new 9,275 square-foot Coroner’s facility.

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Flood History Project

On Wednesday, September 11, through Sunday, September 15, Lyons Colorado experienced a weather event that changed the history of the town forever. In five days the rainfall matched the normal accumulated total for a full year. The result was what has been referred to as a “1000 year Flood Event.”  During the flood and

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St. Vrain Restoration Master Planning Process Begins

As part of long-term flood recovery, Boulder County has hired consultant Michael Baker Jr., Inc. to complete a master plan for the St. Vrain Creek watershed, which includes South St. Vrain Creek, North St. Vrain Creek, and the main stem of St. Vrain Creek to the confluence with Boulder Creek.

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