Lyons Voted “Small Community Of The Year”

The Economic Development Commission of Colorado recently awarded Lyons the “Small Community of the Year Award” for demonstrating economic development support, planning, and investing in long term development, and initiating special projects and strategies to sustain and grow their business community; made up of almost one hundred percent small businesses.

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Alternative Spring Break In Flood-Ravaged Lyons

By Don Moore
People from all over the country have come to the aid of Lyons, and they all have their own stories. Last month, seventeen college students from Missouri University of Science and Technology traded their spring break beach vacations for a week of doing good works for Coloradans still recovering from September’s

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Flood History Project

On Wednesday, September 11, through Sunday, September 15, Lyons Colorado experienced a weather event that changed the history of the town forever. In five days the rainfall matched the normal accumulated total for a full year. The result was what has been referred to as a “1000 year Flood Event.”  During the flood and

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St. Vrain Restoration Master Planning Process Begins

As part of long-term flood recovery, Boulder County has hired consultant Michael Baker Jr., Inc. to complete a master plan for the St. Vrain Creek watershed, which includes South St. Vrain Creek, North St. Vrain Creek, and the main stem of St. Vrain Creek to the confluence with Boulder Creek.

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Raised The Bar

Dear Editor:
I have known Emma Hall for many years, and I know that she has devoted her life to raising the level of professionalism, organization, and careful investigational capacity of office of the Coroner in Boulder County. 
Emma’s compassion is reflected in the twenty-four hours she performs her job and devotes her life to our

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Flood Recovery Team Starts Office Hours

By Janaki Jane   
Lyons’ own flood recovery team, Lyons and Environs Colorado Spirit, has opened an office in the Balcony Office Suites at 431 Main Street, above the Barking Dog Café. Someone will be in the office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and by appointment.

Any resident or flood-displaced resident of the Lyons, Hygiene, or Allenspark zip codes can come in for help or information. Residents are encouraged to drop by, or make an appointment if that meets their schedules

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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 and Study Result FAQs are available at

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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