Good News, Bad News, Good News

Officials from Boulder County and the Boulder County of Office of Emergency Management held a meeting at LifeBridge Church in Longmont Monday night (March 10) to update residents on the potential threat posed by the spring snowmelt, and to advise them how to prepare and mitigate for the threat of reflooding. Boulder County Flood Recovery Manager Gary Sanfacon and Mike Chard of the Boulder County Office of

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Lyons Thanks The Big Easy

Last year Lyons Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair John O’Brien wrote a grant proposal to the FDA to set up a Lyons Revolving Loan Fund to help local businesses expand their operations and thus create more local jobs, an increase in sales tax revenues, and a stronger more vibrant local economy. The grant proposal was approved, and the Lyons Revolving Loan Fund received approximately $50,000 of “seed” money.

The Lyons Dairy Bar, owned and operated by Kenyon and Juli Waugh, was the first business to apply for and receive a business loan from the Lyons Revolving Loan program (right around the time of the flood). Due to the evacuation of the town and the almost total shutdown of the

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The Candidates Are Set

 The Candidates Are Set

When the deadline for turning in packets/petitions of intent to run for office (Mayor and Trustee) in April’s municipal election passed last Friday, February 28, a total of ten people had signed up to run for the position of Trustee, and one person had opted to run for Mayor. So, unless someone mounts a spirited write-in effort (the deadline for filing the necessary paperwork to do so is Friday, March 7), it looks like John O’Brien will be taking

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Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Nearly six months after the devastating flood of September 11, 2013, the plucky little restaurant opens its doors with regular hours and a plan to thrive in Lyons.

Last Saturday, Lyons Fork quietly unlocked its doors and began regular food service for the first time since the flood. The restaurant at the NW corner of Main Street was in the bulls-eye of the floodwaters that flowed down Highway 36 from the North St. Vrain on that terribly destructive night. The floodwaters surrounded the

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Say What!

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

A packed house was in attendance for Monday night’s pre-meeting workshop. There were Lyons Elected Officials, Town and Boulder County Staff members, volunteers from various Recovery Groups and Town Commissions, plus dozens of concerned citizens who live in the most flood-affected neighborhoods, who

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A Last Minute Guide To The Health Insurance Deadline

By Steve Kleiner
All uninsured individuals must apply for health coverage by March 31, 2014, to be in compliance with current health care laws. For applications submitted by March 15, your plan effective date will be April 1. All other

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Vote YES on Ballot Question #1

Dear Lyons Residents:

Mail in ballots go out next Monday and Lyons voters face what will be the most critical decision about investing in our recovery. You will have received a blue sheet in the mail notifying Lyons voter of a ballot issue (ballot question #1) to borrow up to $995,000 from the FEMA Community Disaster Loan program.

Our sales tax revenues were down 25 percent in 2013 with further decreases projected for 2014. Our property tax revenues are down about 10 percent as destroyed properties have been revalued.  Without the

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Financial Resources Still Available For Flood-Impacted

By Meg Waters
For individuals and families who are still displaced, for those who are struggling to pay bills, have pressing housing needs, or are grappling with other basic “human services” issues in the wake of the September flooding, a lot of resources are available. But

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Broadband Network Upgrade In Lyons Complete

CenturyLink has completed its fiber-based broadband network upgrade in the town of Lyons after the devastating Colorado floods occurred in September 2013. “We’re proud to be part of the incredible recovery effort happening in Lyons,” said Scott Russell, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Denver and Northern Colorado. “Like Lyons and

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