It Is Important to Have a Town-wide Conversation

Dear Editor,
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.

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Hams Needed

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.

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Memories of Fitness Fun

Keeping Lyons Fit!

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

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Lyons Author Offers Up A Bushel Of Books

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.

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Such A Good Showing

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.

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About Town - May 29, 2014

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

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LHS Athletes join us for the "Blue Line"

Dear Lyons Community,

The 18th Annual Lyons Community Barbecue will be held at Lyons High School before the first conference home football game on Friday, September 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., with kick-off time at 7 p.m. It was not planned this way, and was only by chance that this date happens to be the one-year anniversary of the devastating flood

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Future Flood Preparedness Counseling/Workshop

By Mary Catherine York
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” - Soren Kierkegaard  
As we have moved back home, or are still struggling to get back home, it is easy to move forward with

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Eco Pass Study Results

After more than six months of work, Boulder County and the City of Boulder are excited to release the results of the Community-wide Eco Pass Feasibility Study (Lyons is one of the communities that enjoys such a pass). The study is available for review at www.BoulderCounty.org/Transportation and Study Result FAQs are available at www.BoulderTMP.net.

For decades the city and county have used Eco Pass programs to reduce vehicle trips and increase personal mobility in the community. Recently, several community-based Eco Pass programs have been successful at increasing the number of residents that have an Eco Pass.

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