Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 08:09
On Tuesday, October 29, U.S. Senators Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Thad Cochran, R-Miss., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., David Vitter, R-La., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., released details of their soon-to-be-introduced legislation to fix flood insurance so that it is affordable, accessible, and self-sustainable. The legislation is the result of weeks of bipartisan collaboration and consultation with theRead more: Congress To Introduce Flood Insurance Reform Bill
Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 07:58
At least a thousand students, friends, colleagues, cohorts, acquaintances, and family attended a Celebration of Life ceremony for Gerald Boland, who was caught in the raging floodwaters in the early morning hours of September 12, and died.
He and wife Cheron heard the Lyons Fire Protection District’s volunteer firemen’s bull horn as they went up the North St. Vrain Road warning residents to
Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 07:19
HOME! HOME! SWEET, SWEET HOME! It’s what residents of 700 Lyons homes are singing this week. After being away for six weeks, it takes some getting used to. Although, the gas man never came to my home, it is getting close (this Thursday). Again, thanks to all friends, family, hotels, apartments for
Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 06:59
It is so wonderful to have Lyonites moving home. There are lights in homes and warmth in spirit abounding everywhere. The businesses are opening their doors and the people are starting to walk inside those businesses. As we all know, Mother Nature has done a real number on our quirky little town. Usually
Published on Thursday, October 31 2013 06:52
After being twice postponed, once for the flood and once for snow, the students of Lyons Elementary School (LES) were thrilled to finally hold their first event of the school year, the annual fundraising Jog-A-Thon, on Friday, October 25, at the temporary Main Street. Campus in Longmont.
Published on Friday, October 25 2013 19:28
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor
Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen (a.k.a. the “Turd Herder,” more on that later) had several items of good news at Thursday’s community update meeting at the LifeBridge Church.
The first was that a significant portion of Lyons (the Business District, Old Town, and the North Higher Elevations) will have their utilitiesRead more: Residents To Move Back Saturday
Published on Thursday, October 24 2013 11:26
Earlier this summer, Alex Rodgers, a junior at Silver Creek High School in Longmont, was attending a “ Vans Warped Tour” concert (originally combined punk music with skateboarding events, but now features different genres of music and several extreme sports) when he bumped
Published on Thursday, October 24 2013 10:36
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
During audience business at Monday night’s Board of Trustees’ (BOT) meeting Eagle Canyon resident Kelsey Kennedy asked the Board to “rethink the ban on connecting natural gas.” Kennedy felt that with the placement of portable water tanks in several neighborhoods, plus the
Published on Thursday, October 24 2013 10:25
“On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the small town of Lyons, Colorado awoke at 2 a.m., to the sound of flood sirens and the thunderous roar of the St. Vrain River flowing higher and faster than ever in recorded history. Terrified families, friends, neighbors, and animals had no choice but to scramble for higher ground, and over the course of the next six days, Lyons would be changed forever. The St. Vrain River isolated this