Just A Coincidence? I Think Not!

By Mayor John O’Brien
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is not married to the Editor.

My son was reviewing some notes from one of his old philosophy courses and found the amazing letter below. He wrote: “It was a letter of consolation from a stoic named Stilpo to his friend Liberalis after Liberalis’ city was destroyed by fire.  It’s interesting that his city was named

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Estes Votes Overwhelmingly For Wellness

Voters in the town of Estes Park overwhelmingly (nearly 61%) backed a ballot initiative on April 1, supporting the sale of a lot in downtown Estes Park to the Grand Heritage Hotel Group for the construction of an industry-leading medical and wellness tourism facility. The project will

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The Travel Gals

By Kate Kerr
Lyons Volunteers work hard, and get hungry and thirsty. Some actually skip lunch to finish up their projects. Water bottles and lunch vouchers for seven dollars off a meal anywhere in town are generously provided, but clearing debris, shoveling, cleaning, etc., can make volunteers wistful for a soda and snacks.

Kristin Devendorf and eleven-year old Madison, of Superior, were anxious to find ways to help after the flood. The Town of Lyons’ insurance

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Traveling In Luxury – Part VIII Jazz At Sea

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

The ship docked along the street in Puerto Vallarta on Thursday at 8 a.m. The cruise line offered plenty of excursions to fill the two days in port; from city highlights, to swimming with dolphins, or horseback riding. Our Jazzdagen group planned an excursion of its own.

A bus provided transportation for our group to lunch in a restaurant known to be safe, the Rivercafe. The group spent midday in the casual

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Lyons Flood Support Group, Renter Education, Plus A Free Lunch

By Meg Waters
A month ago, this column covered a Boulder-based support group called “After the Flood: You are Not Alone.” The meetings have been so successful that the program has extended to include groups in Lyons and Longmont. The Lyons flood support group started last week; it meets on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Community Building, 335 Railroad Avenue. The Longmont group meets on

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BoCo Issues Floodplain Management Report

The Boulder County Transportation Department, as a required function of its participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System, has issued its annual progress report for the Floodplain Management Plan. 

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Report Potential Emergency Flood Hazards To 911

Lyons resident Larry Quinn, who lives along the banks of the South St. Vrain River, sent a “pointed” letter to the Boulder County Commissioners concerning the lack of debris removal along the river, and the potential it caused for downstream flooding during the spring run-off (see his Letter to the Editor). Quinn’s letter got a quick response from Boulder County Flood Recovery Manager Garry Sanfacon, who sent the following press release.

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About Town - April 17, 2014

Last week was a strange week; seventy degrees on Saturday and snowing Sunday, and nice again on Tuesday. It helps green the grass, but is scary about the run-off. 

APRIL 15: The day to get your income tax returns in, or file for an extension. This is always a trying day to millions, including yours truly. 

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Lions Lose In A “Beat Down”

By Matt Smith
The Lyons’ Lions baseball team had a pretty good week. They played a total of three games last week, winning two out of the three games. However, the last game of the week was an away game Saturday versus the Eaton Reds. Eaton had their bleachers full of fans on a nice warm

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