Lyons Politicians Tackle Flood Insurance Deadline

By Meg Waters
Some of our local politicians are working to convince FEMA to extend deadlines that essentially prohibit homeowners affected by last September’s flood from filing a lawsuit against the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

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What Does “Public Engagement” Mean For Housing Recovery In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
Thanks to CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning graduate students and faculty, the Housing Recovery Task Force (HRTF) will have guidance about ways that the Town of Lyons can engage the public and work to reach agreement in the community so that the town’s trustees can move forward on housing recovery decisions.  

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I want to attempt to clear up any confusion

Dear Residents of Lyons,
At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees it was apparent there is some confusion about whether or not the public will have the opportunity to vote in November on allowing recreational sales of marijuana in town.  Having been a member of both the

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Retail Marijuana: Let’s Look at the Facts

By John O’Brien
Editor’s Note: John O’Brien is the Mayor of Lyons
On Monday, August 4, the Lyons Board of Trustees (BoT) will vote on how retail sales, cultivation, infused products manufacturing, and THC testing of marijuana will be permitted in the town of Lyons. As we have pondered the amazing number

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Breaking Ground For New Plant

About forty residents and officials from the Town, County, and State were on hand last Thursday (July 24) to celebrate the “breaking of ground” for the construction of the new 5.8 million dollar wastewater treatment. Plans for an upgrade/replacement for the old plant (most recent upgrade

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What Is CDBG-DR, Why Is It All Over The News, And What Does It Mean For Me?

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
Headlines announce “Colorado gets another $199 million to spend on flood recovery,” and a lot of us get confused. What does this mean? Where does it come from, what is the money for, and, many might ask, how can I get some?

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Sixty-five Years And Counting!

Ray and Dora Babcock celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their son’s home in Berthoud. Ray and Dora were married on June 19, 1949 in Hancock, Vermont.

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Colorado Spirit Planning Many Recovery Related Summer Events

By Janaki Jane - Colorado Spirit
Colorado Spirit is planning a busy summer of events. The Lyons Youth Summer Series for teens, six more summer events in Allenspark, flood open mics at Oskar Blues, helping to coordinate Lyons One Year Strong flood

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Meadow Music Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Jeff & Paige the Boulder-based musical duo who bring science and nature to life through original, kid-delighting songs and stories, are proud to be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the award-winning Meadow Music program of free, interactive, summer evenings of children’s music, nature education, and

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