About Town - May 14, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

A tumultuous week has gone by, and now the sun is shining. All that rain over several days had us on edge. It was helpful that the Town kept in touch with us with their e-blast,  stating that the water got up to 1460 cubic feet per second with some places overflowing (the floodwaters  of 2013 were up to 30,000 a cubic foot per second).  Stay safe; keep an eye on the warnings.

The Lyons History Video shindig was cancelled due to the storm. They thank all for the silent auction items, and are looking to reschedule

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Saint Vrain Invitational Marked By Torrential Rains

By Renée Haip
Each track season, the Saint Vrain Invitational brings together high caliber track and field athletes from across the state and beyond at both the high school and elite levels. Jointly hosted by Longmont and Lyons High School at Longmont’s Everly-Montgomery Field, St. Vrain is a much-anticipated meet that draws big crowds to witness fierce competition and record breaking performances. The 2015 version of St. Vrain

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Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

The Lyons Botanic Gardens will hold their 5th annual fundraising plant sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, behind Steamboat Natural Foods on Main Street. There will be perennials, annuals, herbs, various veggie starts, beautiful hanging baskets, and colorful T-shirts; all at great prices! The plants were all specifically selected because they are hardy, healthy, and will thrive in the local climate.

Lyons Botanic Gardens is still searching for land for their botanic garden in the Lyons area, and they continue to raise funds. The

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What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds

Housing Committee Asks For Workshop About Tap Fees

Special Housing Committee Chair Justin Spencer asked the Board of Trustees to schedule a workshop by early June to discuss tap fees for two small proposed Habitat for Humanity sites in Lyons. At the Monday Board of Trustees meeting, Spencer first asked for the fees to be waived, but later said that a discount, based on possible future saved money from

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Lions Sweep Team Titles at Mile High League Meet

By Renée Haip
On May 1 and 2, Lyons Track and Field competed in the Mile High League meet at Longmont’s Everly-Montgomery Field. Previously part the very competitive 3A Patriot League, the Lions moved to the 2A Mile High League this year where they won both the girls, and boys’ team titles. For the Lions, this meet produced thirty-five personal best performances, fifty-nine scoring

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Saving Lyons' Historic Buildings And Archival Records

By Kathleen Spring
Over forty years, a small handful of people in Lyons collected information about Lyons’ history. They found that not a lot was written in the official archives, and they had to go and search out locals to get their stories. The Lyons Historical Society, in cooperation with the Lyons Tourism committee, will be presenting a program that will honor these local authors and historians Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the

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Folks Fest Tickets For Lyons Locals

To thank our Lyons community for their ongoing support over the years, Planet Bluegrass has once again set aside a block of both three-day and single-day tickets to sell exclusively to Lyons locals for the 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 14 through 16). These tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, May 6, exclusively at The Stone Cup.

As with past years, approximately half of these Lyons tickets will be sold at a locals-only discount of five dollars per day / fifteen dollars per three-day pass. Three-day Folks Festival passes will be discounted to $131 (includes discount) and single-day tickets will be discounted to $56 (includes discount).

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New Sculpture on Main Street

The hale and hearty Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission, led by local artist and LAHC member Jacob Leeuwenburgh (right) braved the cold and rainy weather Monday, to install Denver artist Reven Swanson’s (left) latest sculpture, New Moon Dancing

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New & Improved BOT Speeds Through Meeting

By Joseph Lekarczyk
The Board of Trustees (BOT) held a retreat last weekend, and one of the main topics was, “how can we get through these agendas in a more timely manner?” Put all resolutions and first readings of ordinances on the consent agenda (items can still be pulled if questions discussions are warranted), was one suggestion, and putting a 10:30 p.m., cap on all meetings (at 10:25

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