Main Street Project Plods Along

The Board of Trustees (BOT) sailed through a light agenda at a special “fifth Monday” (usually only meet on the first and third Mondays of a month) meeting earlier this week.

A consent agenda, consisting of four resolutions was approved in short order. The first resolution approved a contract with Land Title to perform the title work for properties in the CDBG-DR buyout program. The second, also with Land Title approved a contract to do the title work for all properties in the HMGP buyout program. The third was the approval of a contract with the Western Area Power Administration. And

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You Never Know; That’s Why There’s LEAF

By Janaki Jane, Direct Services Advocate, LEAF

One of the great things about living in a small town is that you feel like you know everyone’s story. But do we really? Most of us have something that we only tell to a few people. Often, that something has to do with a way that we could use some help in our lives. But asking for help can be hard.

One of the reasons that LEAF (Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund) is in Lyons is to make asking for help a little easier. None of us can do it

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Lyons Clarifier Project Needs You!

Cathy Rivers and Priscilla Cohan and their crew of dedicated volunteers are working hard to finish the surface of this monumental community artwork known as The Clarifier Project (just across the Black Bear Hole pedestrian bridge) in time for the dedication date of September 13, 2015. The landscaping and signage will take place over the next few years to complete this incredible “jewel by the river.”

Come participate, or just check out their wonderful progress. Workdays are every Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring water, and wear sunscreen, work clothes, and sturdy shoes. Especially needed is help with the grouting and tile work. Also needed are ladders or scaffolding.

Dean Ray Brittenham

June 25, 1931 – June 25, 2015
Dean Ray Brittenham of Lyons died at his home in Lyons on his 84th birthday. He was born June 25, 1931, in Brady, Nebraska to Oliver (Jim) and Nevah Murphy Brittenham. He married Beverly Ann Jones in Brady, Nebraska on January 2nd, 1953. Beverly died in 2005. Dean married Carolyn Kanka on April 7, 2007. Dean graduated from Brady High School in 1949. He was

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Sheriff’s Office Honors Retiring Staff

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office honored four retiring staff members who combined, had almost 135 years of service to the Boulder County community.

Retirements included: Dan Barber – Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Management; Doug Caven – Jail Commander; Jeff Hendry – Operations Commander; and Sue Yankovich – Jail Sergeant.

The four retiring staff members were highly accomplished. Combined they had over twenty commendations, merit citations

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Seattle, The Emerald City

By Linda L. Osmundson

When we lived in the Seattle area for several years, I learned why they call it the Emerald City. It rains! The grass is always green! And the city boasts some 6000 park acres. Actually, the winner of a Convention and Visitor’s Bureau contest coined the name in the early 1980s. It correlates with the state nickname, the Evergreen State.

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Countdown To Tolling Begins

Tolls start July 22; US 36 and I-25 Express Lanes carpoolers need pass for HOV

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) today announced that toll collection on US 36 Express Lanes will begin Wednesday, July 22.

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Local Lad Wins Time Trial

Just about everyone in Lyons was a little surprised Friday afternoon/evening (June 26) when hundreds of bibbed and aerodynamically helmeted bike racers descended upon Sandstone Park and the surrounding streets. The general reaction as resident stopped by the post office to pick up their mail was, “What’s this? What’s going on?”

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Lyons 5K River Run

By Renée Haip
Over a hundred and sixty runners from ages four to eighty-two years old from Lyons and beyond responded to the starting gun at the annual Lyons River Run on Saturday morning. Beyond our young Lyons’ distance athletes just returning from their

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