About Town - March 5, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

A nice weekend with no snow! It is supposed to be nice weather with warm temperatures until next week. We need the moisture, but we  don’t like the cold and freezing weather, and all the ice! Spring is on

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One-Stop-Shop For Business Sustainability

Boulder County and the City of Boulder are re-launching the Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) program as the one-stop-shop for business sustainability in Boulder County. PACE provides expert advising services, financial incentives and certification for businesses’ energy efficiency, waste reduction,

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Area Vets Donate Time To Help Animals

Each year the local veterinary community donates their time to provide low cost vaccination services and pet sterilization for the clients of the Longmont branch of Social Services. They also donate their time to

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Sport Shooting Management Virtual Meeting

The Northern Front Range Recreational Sport Shooting Management Partnership (NFRRSSMP) has scheduled a Virtual Meeting for April 13, 6-8 p.m. The Partnership is comprised of representatives from Larimer, Boulder, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties as well as the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Parks

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Free Safety Class

The Boulder Police Department is offering Safety First for Adults from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on consecutive Thursdays, on the following dates: April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  Classes will be held at the Public Safety Building, which is located at 1805 33rd Street, in Boulder.

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Get Outside and Give Back to Colorado’s Outdoors as a Volunteer this Season

Work to protect forests from future devastating wildfires, build a trail in the wilderness, repair Colorado’s flood-damaged parks, embark on a canoe adventure while restoring endangered plant habitat, and help sustain popular trails from the Front Range to the high country.  These are just a few of the more than 55 volunteer stewardship opportunities offered by Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) in 2015, between

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LEAF’s Presentation On Displaced Residents

By Emily Flemming, Co-Executive Director of LEAF

And I thought spinning off our emergency assistance ministry into a nonprofit was difficult! My first presentation to the Town of Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) on Tuesday, February 17, certainly had my head spinning.

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The Will Of The People

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board of Trustees last week (Friday, February 27) issued the following statement in regard to the Town of Lyons’ recovery housing “Change of Use” proposal for Bohn Park:

“The Great Outdoors Colorado Board will support the will of the people of Lyons as expressed in the March 24, referendum on the proposal to use a portion of Bohn Park to replace affordable housing lost in the September 2013 flood.
GOCO policy and the 1996 grant contract in which GOCO provided funding to help the town acquire the park allows for a modification of use if certain criteria are met.

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Preparing To Be Prepared

Lyons Preparedness

By Toshen Golias

The 2013 flood quickly taught me two things. The first was personal: I need to be better prepared for the next time. The second was at the community level: communication is crucial. Over time I understood one additional thing: our whole community can benefit by being better prepared for the next time.

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