About Town - November 6, 2014

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

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Retail Marijuana To Go To A Vote

By Joseph Lekarczyk
About thirty-five to forty residents showed up at Town Hall Monday night for the Board of Trustees (BOT) public hearing on whether to enact a new ordinance, put forth by a citizens’ group, to ban retail marijuana sales within the Town of Lyons, or by not enacting the proposed ordinance, to let it go to a vote in a special election. Of the fifteen people who spoke (Clerk Deb Anthony also read the names of

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Funding For Library District Passes

Election Day is finally over and the votes have been tallied! In the races that will most affect the residents of Lyons; the ballot question of whether we should tax ourselves to fund a new library district, and should an added sales tax be imposed on the purchase of retail marijuana

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Reflections On Lyons Volunteers

By Bob Gilson
How is a natural disaster a lot like the mess in the garage?

After a while, you become accustomed to looking at it. The rigors of daily life prevent you from re-arranging things as you want them.

During the initial recovery, Lyons Volunteers deployed multiple teams with 20 people each. More recently, the entire workforce has been less than 20 people.

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Greetings from Liberia!

Editor’s note: Carol Rowe is a former Lyons resident (1980 to 2010) and has been living in Nederland for the past four years.

Dear Friends & Family,
Greetings from Liberia! I arrived here in Monrovia on October 3, and so much has happened since then that I am just now sitting down to write a group letter. Thanks to everyone who has expressed their care and concern for me. And for those of you who may have missed the

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Jeffrey A. Schwenn

Jeffrey A. Schwenn, 56, of Lyons, passed away October 28.  He was born on March 27, 1958 in Boulder to Bud and Jeanne (Russell) Schwenn.
Jeff graduated from Boulder High School in 1976 and the University of Colorado Boulder in 1982.  He married Karen L. Boguslawski on August

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Sally Kay Stambaugh (Endres)

Former Lyons resident Sally Kay Stambaugh (Endres), of Lincoln, NE, recently passed away at the age of 68. Sally was born in Longmont on March 31, 1946, to Paul and Thelma Endres of Lyons. She grew up in Lyons and was very active during her school years. Sally was a cheerleader, belonged to pep club, played the drums in the marching band, a member of theta row, and eventually became a Rebecca.

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Replacement Housing Site Analysis Approved

By Joseph Lekarczyk
It’s budget time for the Town of Lyons, and various groups, commissions, and departments (Golden Gang, Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission, Redstone Museum, Economic Development Commission, Public Works Department, etc.) presented their requests for

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Lyons All-Risk Preparedness Planning Effort Underway

By Emily Gubler
An effort is underway to bolster emergency planning in the Lyons Fire District area. The Human Services and Aging Commission, Lyons Fire Department, and the Town of Lyons are working together to strengthen the emergency organization of the neighborhood “islands” formed by the flood for the Lyons Fire District area. In this effort, I’m putting my years as a wildland firefighter and EMT to

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