Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 14:24
The Lyons Depot Library has received a $15,000 grant for flood repairs from the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund, a special fund established by the Longmont Community Foundation.
The historic Depot library building, dating back to 1881 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, received damage to its floors and sub-floors in
Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 14:18
When Boulder-based Elevations Credit Union announced it would match up to $100,000 in donations to area flood victims, Keller Williams Realty associates responded enthusiastically. In fact, when the Elevations Foundation quickly reached its goal, KW Cares, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization funded by Keller Williams agents, decided to double the match.
On Thursday, October 10, during Rocky Mountain Flood Relief Day, a volunteer disaster recovery initiative organized by Keller Williams agents, KellerRead more: Keller Williams Realty Helps Raise $350,000 for Colorado Flood Relief
Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 13:44
Woe is me (us)! A month ago Lyons was forever changed. Its people (2047) were upset with flooding waters, rousting us out of our homes up to the school and church on to higher ground. All 2047 of us were told we had to leave town; no services, no sewer, no water, no electricity, no gas, and no
Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 13:29
The Boulder County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners will be considering interim development regulations for homes and other structures damaged or destroyed by the historic rains, mudslides and flooding of September. Two upcoming Public Hearings have been scheduled:Read more: Proposed Flood Recovery And Rebuilding Regulations
Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 12:41
By Oskar LaRue
Last Saturday night the undefeated Lyons Lions played their “homecoming” game against the 5-1 Platte Canyon Huskies at Longmont High’s Everly-Montgomery Field. The much anticipated contest featured the two best defenses in the league, the longest winning streak (Lyons), and a running game which averages over 300 yards per game (Platte Canyon). For the Lyons faithful, the game was a thrilling, emotional roller coaster, and despite a pretty unbelievable comeback in the second half, the Lions suffered their first defeat of the season by the score of 35-31.
Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 11:39
Roads Traveled with With Linda L. Osmundson
Fall is in the air. If the wind doesn’t strip the trees of their colorful leaves, clumps of rust, gold, green, and brown will continue to dot the landscape. Fall brings to mind Halloween and other holidays. Decorations of witches, ghosts, cats, and goblins appear in yards and porches in October. They wait to
Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 15:29
By Joseph Lekarczyk
Dateline: October 8, 2013
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
There was only one item on under general business on Monday’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a lot to talk about. Self-described “Temporary/Fill-in/Acting/Substitute/Second-String” Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Kevin Parker (for Sgt. Nick Goldberger) informed the Board that “as of this afternoon (Monday, October 7) the National Guard is no longer manning the check-point as you come into town.” Those duties have been taken over by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and will continue until Sunday, October 20. Parker indicated that there would be two deputies at the check-point during the day, and one at night. He also added that there would continue to be stepped up night patrols
Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 15:20
By Mark Browning
After recent Town Board and town meeting presentations about the Lyons Regional Library District, several inquiries have been received about details of the proposed tax to fund the library district. This article will attempt to clarify the situation.
Prior to the flood, the Library District Board of Trustees certified ballot language setting a maximum of 5.85 mills of taxing authority to fund the district. That amount (which could not be changed after submission) was selected because it was slightly less than average for similar-sized Colorado library districts. It was also projected to be enough to pay start-up costs (election costs, plus hiring accountants and attorneys), to fund interim library operations and to pay for initial phases of building a new library/resource center (final site review and acquisition, hire architects).
Published on Thursday, October 10 2013 15:04
In an effort to make sure displaced voters receive a ballot for the upcoming election, the Boulder County Elections Division will mail ballots early to areas of the county affected by flooding. The Clerk & Recorder’s office plans to mail ballots beginning Wednesday to 2,741 residents of Jamestown and Lyons, towns that were especially devastated by floods in mid-September.The 2013 Coordinated Election, set for Tuesday, November 5, is being conducted by mail ballot with several voter service and polling centers throughout the county. If a voter can still receive mail at their regular address, they should receive a ballot. However, if a displaced voter is not receiving mail, or they have forwarded their mail to a new address