Meet the Boulder Office of Emergency Management

By Emily Gubler
This week I spoke with Marcelo Ferreira, the Emergency Management Coordinator with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who helped me understand how the OEM helps coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts.

Marcelo started by explaining that the definition of disaster management is much broader than only the actual event. It includes pre- and post-disaster activities.

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A New Column For Accountability

What’s The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds

The day after the election, my passion prompted me to gather people who were outspoken and persistent that they had new, creative, ideas for housing. I had been thinking of this a lot during the past month as the “armchair quarterbacking” of “it can be done better” popped up often on Facebook. As I told the Daily Camera reporter the day after the election, if Lyons wants to accomplish anything with housing, we’ve got to keep up the momentum after affordable housing in Bohn Park was voted down. We need people on both

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April: Making The Decision

By Joanne Barnard

It’s decision time for seniors. The school year is winding down and schools want confirmation of your choice. Making any decision is tricky and deciding what you are going to do after high school may seem overwhelming. However, with a clear target, reflection, and a deep breath, any decision can be made with confidence and courage.

Making Decisions Based On Goals

Whether you are working on a post secondary education choice, finances, or personal achievements, making decisions is easy if you have a basic framework. Choosing to make your own lunch instead of

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About Town - April 2, 2015

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 entire Board of Trustees.  
We enjoyed all the spring flowers on Facebook this past week, and know spring has sprung with an array of jonquils, crocus, and tulips all around town, just in time for Easter Sunday. Enjoy them while you can. It is supposed to snow again (this is Colorado after all).

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Lyons Track and Field at Longmont Invitational

By Renée Haip
On Saturday, March 28, Lyons Track and Field participated in the highly competitive Longmont Invitational against top competition from across the state. The Lions competed well with approximately twenty-six personal bests and some excellent early season marks, which left a striking impact on the 2A state leader board. The season is indeed looking bright for the hometown team.

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The Longmont Theatre presents "Murder on the Nile"

Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay’s guardian, and

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pRocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial Year Programs Continue

The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues as we head into April!  Join us for one of these events, or join in on one of our events taking place year-round.

April 25: Earth Day/National Junior Ranger Day Celebration
Join park staff and community partners to celebrate Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day with special booths, arts and crafts activities, ranger programs, and greenhouse tours. Learn more about how to take care of our national parks and our planet. There might even be birthday cake!

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Roberts Competes At Worlds

By Renée Haip

Lyons’ junior, Paul Roberts had the opportunity to represent the United States at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China this past weekend. Earlier this year, on February 7, Roberts competed at the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, finishing sixth to claim the final spot on the USA Junior Cross Country Team. Roberts joined three other Colorado athletes: Eric Hamer, a senior at Palmer Ridge, Cerake

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Emergency Warning Siren Testing Begins

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Boulder County and the City of Boulder, will begin audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 6. The test is the first of the monthly emergency audible siren tests, which take place each year on the first Monday of each month from April through August.

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