Published on Thursday, March 13 2014 00:00
Last year Lyons Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair John O’Brien wrote a grant proposal to the FDA to set up a Lyons Revolving Loan Fund to help local businesses expand their operations and thus create more local jobs, an increase in sales tax revenues, and a stronger more vibrant local economy. The grant proposal was approved, and the Lyons Revolving Loan Fund received approximately $50,000 of “seed” money.
The Lyons Dairy Bar, owned and operated by Kenyon and Juli Waugh, was the first business to apply for and receive a business loan from the Lyons Revolving Loan program (right around the time of the flood). Due to the evacuation of the town and the almost total shutdown of the
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 10:05
When the deadline for turning in packets/petitions of intent to run for office (Mayor and Trustee) in April’s municipal election passed last Friday, February 28, a total of ten people had signed up to run for the position of Trustee, and one person had opted to run for Mayor. So, unless someone mounts a spirited write-in effort (the deadline for filing the necessary paperwork to do so is Friday, March 7), it looks like John O’Brien will be taking
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 10:05
Nearly six months after the devastating flood of September 11, 2013, the plucky little restaurant opens its doors with regular hours and a plan to thrive in Lyons.
Last Saturday, Lyons Fork quietly unlocked its doors and began regular food service for the first time since the flood. The restaurant at the NW corner of Main Street was in the bulls-eye of the floodwaters that flowed down Highway 36 from the North St. Vrain on that terribly destructive night. The floodwaters surrounded the
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 09:59
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
A packed house was in attendance for Monday night’s pre-meeting workshop. There were Lyons Elected Officials, Town and Boulder County Staff members, volunteers from various Recovery Groups and Town Commissions, plus dozens of concerned citizens who live in the most flood-affected neighborhoods, who
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 09:54
By Steve Kleiner
All uninsured individuals must apply for health coverage by March 31, 2014, to be in compliance with current health care laws. For applications submitted by March 15, your plan effective date will be April 1. All other
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 09:47
Dear Lyons Residents:
Mail in ballots go out next Monday and Lyons voters face what will be the most critical decision about investing in our recovery. You will have received a blue sheet in the mail notifying Lyons voter of a ballot issue (ballot question #1) to borrow up to $995,000 from the FEMA Community Disaster Loan program.
Our sales tax revenues were down 25 percent in 2013 with further decreases projected for 2014. Our property tax revenues are down about 10 percent as destroyed properties have been revalued. Without the
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 09:26
By Meg Waters
For individuals and families who are still displaced, for those who are struggling to pay bills, have pressing housing needs, or are grappling with other basic “human services” issues in the wake of the September flooding, a lot of resources are available. But
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 08:57
CenturyLink has completed its fiber-based broadband network upgrade in the town of Lyons after the devastating Colorado floods occurred in September 2013. “We’re proud to be part of the incredible recovery effort happening in Lyons,” said Scott Russell, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Denver and Northern Colorado. “Like Lyons and
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 08:56
By Amy Reinholds
The Housing Recovery Task Force (HRTF) will hold a “Replacement Housing Options” meeting is this Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Rogers Hall.Community House (Second Avenue, next to the entrance to Bohn Park). The meeting is in an open-house format, and gives the public an opportunity to learn about parcels of land that are possible options for replacement housing in Lyons.