Fishing Program Returns To Button Rock

On Wednesday, June 17, six hundred annual fishing permits for Ralph Price Reservoir at Button Rock Preserve will go on sale. This news marks another step forward in the region’s journey to recovery after the September 2013 floods.
Longmont’s Button Rock Preserve, home to Ralph Price Reservoir, has been closed since September 11, 2013. Massive flooding ripped apart the landscape and destroyed infrastructure housed in the area, vital to the city’s water utility. After

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BOCO OEM Contact Info

Multiple residents from Larimer and Boulder Counties were affected by the tornado that touched down near Berthoud and the flooding from torrential rains and hail along the Little Thompson River last Thursday (June 4) evening.

If your home or property in unincorporated Boulder County was impacted by flooding, wind, or other damage as a result of

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New Ways To Support Lyons Fire District

The Lyons Fire Protection District (LFPD) is establishing a 501(c)(3) charitable support organization called Lyons Fire Fund to further its mission of fire prevention and education.

Having the 501(c)(3) designation allows the district to pursue funding from corporations and a broader array of public and

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LaFollettes Celebrate Their 50th Anniversary

Lyons residents Bob and Virginia LaFollette celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 29. Virginia Hirschfeld was united in marriage to Bob LaFollette on May 29, 1965. They were married at the First Christian church in Longmont by Pastor Dale H. McCann.

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History Of Trees In Sandstone Park

The Ecology Board is writing an article about the Blue Spruce trees in Sandstone Park. At one time a memorial plaque and list was kept in the visitors’ center, but it seems to have disappeared. If you can shed some light on the subject (the trees, not the missing plaque), please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Ecology Board will take a picture and document the huge Colorado Blue Spruces on the east end of Sandstone Park. The board is seeking any informational history concerning those trees, like when were they planted, or by whom. Or were they there already in place when the park was created? Anything you know will help.            

Free Movie Nights

The City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department will host a series of community events from Friday, June 12 to Sunday, June 14, at Valmont City Park, located at Valmont and Airport roads. The weekend begins with Valmont’s first movie in the park of the summer, followed by the Dog Park Expo and the annual Valmont Open Disc Golf tournament.

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - June 11, 2015

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

It has finally quit raining and hailing, however, the big two-inch hailstones seemed to have affected all our roofs again (the last big hailstorm was June 28, 2013). Now roofing contractors are again converging on our town to get business. 

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That’s A Wrap

And the award for “Best First Year Film Festival” goes to . . . Jake Fink, for the Lyons Film Festival! Fighting sketchy weather, recalcitrant technology, double-booked events and venues, Jake managed to pull off an impressive event.

The slate of movies was varied and entertaining. Becoming Bulletproof, Rodeo Dog, Scramble Vision, and Hanna Ranch all received “two thumbs up.” Local moviemaker Sally Van Meter had two entries, Barbie Box, and 9/12/13: The Tiller Family

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BOT Wrestles With URA

Urban Renewal Authority (URA) was the "topic of the day” Monday evening for the Board of Trustees (BOT). Not only were there five items about URAs on the agenda, but the pre-meeting workshop covered the subject, as did a hastily called executive session, post-meeting, to strategize with council about a bill signed last Friday by

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