Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 08:17
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) held a workshop Monday evening to go over the design standards suggested by the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) for Commercial Eastern Corridor and other commercial areas in Lyons, with the exception of the core downtown business district (Main/High Street between Third and Fifth Avenues). The Trustees only got through about half the document, which is being fine tuned for a first and second reading including a public hearing later this summer (most likely late July or early August). The design standards will encompass, among other things, parking, lighting, designated percentages of green space within a project, landscaping, environmental concerns, and architectural details. The next scheduled workshop on this matter is scheduled for Monday, June 24 in Town Hall.
Also on the evening’s agenda was a special meeting to amend the contract with Loris Engineering, the firm that designed and implemented the facelift of Main Street back in 2009/10. They have also been awarded the contract to do the redesign of the next Main Street project from the Stone Canyon/McConnell Bridge intersection to the Bank of the West (Main Street and Third Avenue), which is currently in the design phase.
Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen asked for the special meeting because during recent discussions with representatives from Loris, she was advised that if the data from a recently proposed storm drainage study turns out as they (Loris) believe it will, it could realize the Town a $40,000 savings on the cost of the overall project. Not only would this mean that a smaller, less costly storm drain pipe could be used, but it might also enable the project to cover the drainage ditch that currently runs down the south side of Main from near the Fire Station to the Black Bear Hole parking lot, which could increase parking and perhaps enhance a median strip in that area as well. The proposed study would cost approximately $10,000 (for a potential net savings of $30,000), which is over the $5,000 spending limit that Simonsen can authorize without Board approval; hence the need for the special meeting. The Trustees agreed to amend the contract.
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 08:10
A couple of weeks ago it was a movie crew filming “Dear Eleanor,” Tuesday morning at 6:45 a.m., it was a news crew from the Fox Network in Denver visiting Lyons to do a “live remote” about the extreme fire danger in Colorado. Why Lyons?
Well, Monday afternoon while he and his crew were attending a medical assist for a mountain biker who had gone over his handlebars up at Hall Ranch, Fire Chief J.J. Hoffman got a call about a wildfire starting up on Eagle Ridge Road just east of Lyons. Due to a quick response and a lot of luck, Hoffman and a second crew were able to contain the fire to a little less than an acre of grass and some treeRead more: Fox News In Town
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 08:03
Dear Lyons Recorder,
I wanted to comment on the hugely successful 2013 Lyons Outdoor Games (LOG). I have watched this event grow from its infancy into a family-friendly, multi-sport, and activity based three-day event. With growth comes growing pains; however, with growth comes the opportunity for Lyons to grow this event into a nationally recognized destination event that show cases the many attributes our town has to offer (beyond bluegrass). This event, when allowed to prosper, will continue to give back to us and our children for years to come. A huge thank you to Dave Cosgrove and his team, Dale Katechis, and of course Human Movement Management. We are on the right track. Lets keep this LOG rolling.
Matt Booth DVM, DABVP (Canine/Feline)
Alpenglow Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Center
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 07:56
Dear Residents of Lyons,
Thank-you again for all of your help in finding Tally, our beloved dog, who ran away during the fireworks at the Lyons Outdoor Games. As recent Montana transplants who now live in Denver, this was our first trip to Lyons and we are so thankful for the kind, dog-friendly people who found Tally. We are looking forward to our next trip to Lyons.
Emily, Seth, and Tally
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 07:50
The Stone Cup & Kitchen continues their free summer weekend musical brunch series throughout the month of June. This Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., it’s modern country music with Longmont singer/songwriter Treena McCurdy. On Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, it’s the “fiddling star” Teddy Carr.
The following weekend, Jordan Avery Mestas will be playing on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, June 23, relax, sip on a Mimosa or a Bloody Sam, perhaps grab a little brunch, and enjoy the eclectic, lyrical jazz-rock-folk fusion of Aural Elixir, aka JesseRead more: Musical Weekend Delights At The Cup
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 07:46
The Lyons Lions Club will host their 19th annual golf tournament on Monday, July 29, at the Lake Valley Country Club Golf Course off Highway 36 between Lyons and Boulder.
This is a great opportunity to support the Lyons Lions whose numerous contributions to the Lyons Community include: scholarships to Lyons High School graduates, awards to local students, assistance at athletic events, eye care and glasses for needy residents, highway maintenance, sponsorship of the annual Lyons 9Health Fair and general assistance to local residents.Read more: Lyons Lions Club Golf Tournament
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 07:40
Read more: A Quick Waltz Through Lyons Art Walk Weekend
Waltzing through the town of Lyons this past weekend were arts - two three, music - two three, and film - two three.
This annual Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC) sponsored event is ever morphing thanks to the constant quick steps of artistic efforts, volunteer energies, community response, and granted support from such entities as the Lyons Community Foundation.
Choreographed by Ellen Hine, who made certain that there was something for everyone, the events boasted an array of local talent in
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 07:31
What a glorious week,of showing off the attributes of Lyons, Colorado. Thanks to Ellen Hine and cohorts for getting the Lyons Art Walk Weekend together, to the Lyons Arts and Humanities Council for the Art Show and Film Fest, and to all other venues (Mayama, Comma Open Studio, Jacob Leeuwenburgh and Kahlie Sue Pinello’s art show at Ferg’s Inn, Lyons Redstone Museum, Quilt Show, Garden Club, Corner Studios, Longmont Spellbinders, and Lyons Community Theatre, Lyons Dairy Bar Kids Art Show, Tisha Woods art show at the Stone Cup & Kitchen, Clarifer Project, Emilyn Inglis student recital, photography exhibit at The Fork, walk around Lyons with artists, and the Death Café at Lyons Yoga & Wellness) that sported the towns amenities. Coco and the Matneys were busy with the Skywalk and RedRead more: About Town - June 12, 2013
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 07:24
Last week in the article, “The Skinny on Fats.” I wrote about the information we can gather from understanding our blood work results relating to our body's fat metabolism; cholesterol, triglycerides and more.
In many cases, the culprit for imbalances in our fat metabolism is the liver. What is helpful to understand, is that fats do make us fat, when they are the bad fats.
As our society transitioned from an agrarian culture influenced primarily from ancestral dietary traditions, the convenience factor startedRead more: The Fat About Fats