About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 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, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

The 39th Annual Good Old Days is now over, and it seemed to go well. Our thanks to Jacque Watson and LaVern for keeping it going, to Marissa and Dave and the Parks & Rec. crew for their help (although Dave couldn’t be there on Saturday), to Jon

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LCF Welcomes New Board Member

Kirk Udovich recently joined the Lyons Community Foundation Advisory Board of Directors. He has been a Lyons resident for the past sixteen years. Kirk loves the town, in particular the people of Lyons, and welcomes an opportunity to serve the community.  Udovich was previously a three-term member of the Town Board of Trustees. Kirk is a software engineer for the University of Washington.  

Kirk first moved to Lyons for love of the trails. He spends at least an hour every day getting out to run, mountain bike or climb. He loves life in Lyons with his wife Chris, his two daughters CeAnn and Kylee now both at Lyons High School, and their dog Macie. 

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Rocky Ridge Music Center To Hold Open House

For years the Rocky Ridge Music Center (RRMC) has brought talented classical musicians, both youth and adults, from all over the world to a beautiful setting for summer residential music camps. There the students improve and broaden their musical skills under the tutelage of world-class instructors. The center is located on seventeen acres of streams and pine forests within the shadow of Longs Peak. The students, in

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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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