Published on Thursday, June 12 2014 13:38
By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
Boulder County is fortunate. Boulder County has three river drainages that are sources of native water; that is, water from within the watershed. This native water allows agriculture to flourish and the residents of Boulder and Longmont to have green lawns. However, this good fortune became bad fortune last September. The days long roaring of these rivers blew out ditch headgates and damaged reservoirs. This threatened both thousands of acres of farmland and municipal water supplies.
Published on Thursday, June 12 2014 13:30
By Kathleen Spring
Each year, Coloradans are saving churches, schools, streams, journals, and more to enjoy now and for future generations. Annually in May, state and local counties recognize significant history preservation projects that have taken place during the previous year. While people, cities, counties, and groups are honored with certificates and plaques for their outstanding history preservation achievements, the biggest benefit of having these award ceremonies is so that the public can become aware of the many projects that are going on to preserve their surrounding buildings, parks, archives and more. Coloradans can reap the benefits, and take pride in their town, enjoying or accessing these useful and often beautiful treasures.
Published on Thursday, June 12 2014 13:18
With the start of hurricane season this week, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters (including floods and wild fires) by taking a few simple steps.Read more: Prepare For Natural Disasters By Safeguarding Tax Records
Published on Thursday, June 12 2014 11:56
Another week gone by with a nice rain or two. The river seems to be holding in its banks. There are sandbags along the banks at Third and Fourth Avenue, but the water hasn’t gotten that far up yet. There is a little over 1000 cfs of runoff in the river now, and during the flood there was 30,000! Wow. We are truly lucky to be alive!
Published on Thursday, June 05 2014 15:11
By Joseph Lekarczyk
“Don’t give up. You have to keep trying and trying. We fought for a new high school for forty years! Eventually the old people who are voting against it are going to die!” That was the advice Trustee LaVern Johnson bestowed upon Lyons Regional Library District Chairman Mark Browning, after he was done giving an update/status report to the Board of
Published on Thursday, June 05 2014 15:06
By Steve Fankhouser
A new event included in the Lyons Outdoor Games this year was a “Corn Hole” beanbag toss tournament. Two local Lyons companies sponsored the event, “Spirit Hound Distillery” and “Solbites All Natural Snacks.” For those of you unfamiliar with this fast growing back yard past time, “Corn Hole” consists of two slanting platforms 24” X 48” with a 6”
Published on Thursday, June 05 2014 14:59
Around March 25, officials from the Bank of the West alerted Town of Lyons Finance Director Tony Cavalier and Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen of some suspicious money transfers from the Town’s accounts to off-shore (possibly Eastern European) entities. Over the course of a few hours, a total of seventeen money transfers were initiated in amounts ranging from five hundred dollars to a little under one hundred thousand dollars, for a total of just a little under
Published on Thursday, June 05 2014 14:53
Last weekend’s Oskar Blues Lyons Outdoor Games presented by Kelty was a great way for the Town of Lyons to welcome visitors back to Lyons to let them know, “We are back!” The games, held in Bohn Park and at the Black Bear Hole, were a
Published on Thursday, June 05 2014 12:39
JUNE IS HERE! Hot weather, lots of snowmelt runoff, and some flooding. People are putting sandbags out, so we will hope for the best! The roses. spirea, poppies, tulips, and all the spring flowers are at their best.
SMALL COMMUNITY OF THE YEAR! We congratulate everyone in our town, for BEING STRONG. Lyons was honored as the Small Community of the Year, with a plaque presented by Jay Molito, Chairman of the Economic Development