A Lot To Talk About

By Joseph Lekarczyk
Dateline: October 8, 2013
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
There was only one item on under general business on Monday’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a lot to talk about. Self-described “Temporary/Fill-in/Acting/Substitute/Second-String” Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Kevin Parker (for Sgt. Nick Goldberger) informed the Board that “as of this afternoon (Monday, October 7) the National Guard is no longer manning the check-point as you come into town.” Those duties have been taken over by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and will continue until Sunday, October 20. Parker indicated that there would be two deputies at the check-point during the day, and one at night. He also added that there would continue to be stepped up night patrols

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Library District Taxes Clarified

By Mark Browning   
After recent Town Board and town meeting presentations about the Lyons Regional Library District, several inquiries have been received about details of the proposed tax to fund the library district.  This article will attempt to clarify the situation.

Prior to the flood, the Library District Board of Trustees certified ballot language setting a maximum of 5.85 mills of taxing authority to fund the district.  That amount (which could not be changed after submission) was selected because it was slightly less than average for similar-sized Colorado library districts.  It was also projected to be enough to pay start-up costs (election costs, plus hiring accountants and attorneys), to fund interim library operations and to pay for initial phases of building a new library/resource center (final site review and acquisition, hire architects).

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Displace Voters' Balots Will be Mailed Early

In an effort to make sure displaced voters receive a ballot for the upcoming election, the Boulder County Elections Division will mail ballots early to areas of the county affected by flooding. The Clerk & Recorder’s office plans to mail ballots beginning Wednesday to 2,741 residents of Jamestown and Lyons, towns that were especially devastated by floods in mid-September.The 2013 Coordinated Election, set for Tuesday, November 5, is being conducted by mail ballot with several voter service and polling centers throughout the county. If a voter can still receive mail at their regular address, they should receive a ballot. However, if a displaced voter is not receiving mail, or they have forwarded their mail to a new address

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Displace Voters' Ballots Will be Mailed Early

In an effort to make sure displaced voters receive a ballot for the upcoming election, the Boulder County Elections Division will mail ballots early to areas of the county affected by flooding. The Clerk & Recorder’s office plans to mail ballots beginning Wednesday to 2,741 residents of Jamestown and Lyons, towns that were especially devastated by floods in mid-September.The 2013 Coordinated Election, set for Tuesday, November 5, is being conducted by mail ballot with several voter service and polling centers throughout the county. If a voter can still receive mail at their regular address, they should receive a ballot. However, if a displaced voter is not receiving mail, or they have forwarded their mail to a new address

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About Town - October 10, 2013

WOE IS ME.  I AM HACKED AGAIN!  I hope you are all ignoring the fact that the hackers  hacked me again!  Please do dot send money, I am not in the Phillipines! When are they going to get tired of doing this! I have had email from folks that             were hacked, too. Very disgusting.  I have changed my password several times. Two insurances to avoid this

COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING this Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m., at the LifeBridge Church. See you there!

THANK YOU!  It was a very heartening moment last Thursday evening at the public meeting when the Town Board received a standing ovation for their work on the September 2013 Flood. Thank you.

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Old Friend

By Alexa DiSalvo

Crushed mascara
Pollen ground by river stone
To dye dark the cotton threads
You perch your body
Precariously within

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Invert To Survive

With Lee Hall & Bob Gilson

Lee: What was the first thing you did after you evacuated Lyons?
Bob: Sat down on a toilet that did not require I fill it with water before use. Didn’t even need to share a flush with someone.
Lee: Ahh, simple pleasures.
Bob: But it didn’t last. The reading rack included an article on inverters.
Lee: Do we really want to hear about this?

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Cat Fight No Contest!

By Oskar LaRue
The Lyons Lions football squad remained unbeaten after five games as they shut out the winless Nederland Panthers 21-0 in Nederland last Saturday.  With the temperature in the thirties and the wind gusting to fifty miles per hour, Lyons’ Coach Brandon Wilkes knew it was going to be a day for running the ball, not passing it.  And that’s perfectly fine, since he’s got two guys that usually run for over a hundred yards a game in senior quarterback Logan Watson and senior

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Town of Lyons Conducting an Emergency Siren Test

The Boulder County Sheriffs’ Department will be conducting a test of the emergency siren warning system in Lyons. This test is scheduled to take place at 12 p.m. Friday, October 11.

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