Published on Thursday, May 29 2014 13:06
The May 22 letter written by Robert Brakenridge was encouraging in one way. Robert demonstrates the vital aspect of public engagement in our town’s process as we decide how to tackle the issue of replacement housing in the flood’s aftermath. This is, unfortunately, where my encouragement ended. Mr. Brakenridge makes several points that are just not accurate, and it is important that as we have this town-wide conversation, facts are honored.
Published on Thursday, May 29 2014 12:27
By John O’Brien
During the September flood, the ability to communicate from and to emergency responders was severely limited. Similar conditions have existed during wildfires and floods in this and other parts of the state. Electricity is often out. Telephones and the Internet are down.
Published on Thursday, May 29 2014 11:46
By Mary Chase
Yesterday I completed my fourteenth Bolder Boulder, one of the nation’s largest 10K running races. I have completed this race every year since I moved here, through many of life’s milestones. Yesterday’s milestone was especially sentimental to me; I completed the Bolder Boulder with my eleven-year-old daughter Zoe for the first time. I get teary-eyed just
Published on Thursday, May 29 2014 11:37
The Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue, now offers A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography by Lyons author Kayann Short, Ph.D., through their “Books in a Bag Program.” This program makes ten copies of a selected book available for book groups. Author information and discussion questions are also provided. Single copies of A Bushel’s Worth are also available on the Colorado Authors Shelf and in non-fiction.
Published on Thursday, May 29 2014 11:29
One hundred and sixteen Lyons residents officially participated in the 2014 Bolder Boulder 10K race on Memorial Day. The oldest was seventy-four year old Lockett Wood, and the youngest were six year old Ryanna Cullen and Evelyn Frucci.
Published on Thursday, May 29 2014 09:53
It was a lovely Memorial Day, but always sad when we think of our departed loved ones, family, and friends. A trip to the Lyons Cemetery, found lots of folks we used to know buried there (their last resting place) two or three deer prancing
Published on Thursday, May 22 2014 17:41
Lyons Girl Scouts from Troop 3970 earned their Bronze Awards this Spring by following through with a service project to make a positive difference in the community. In selecting their project, the girls thought of what they loved, in their case animals, and chose to help Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.
During April meetings, the girls constructed wooden nesting boxes, and carry containers, made rice socks, and squirrel
Published on Thursday, May 22 2014 17:36
Following the April 26, “Adopt-A-Tree” planting event, the Lions Club has paid all bills due and retains a tree fund balance of donated money for future tree plantings by the Town of Lyons.
The Lions Club received a total of $11,080, which included Colorado Tree Coalition and CAN’d Aid foundation grants and
Published on Thursday, May 22 2014 17:31
By Janaki Jane
The accompanying graph shows, more or less, how individuals and communities commonly respond to disaster over time.
Looking at it, you can see that at eight months after the September floods we are just about at the bottom of that disillusionment trough.