2015 May Activities for Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park invites you to spend time with Colorado Parks & Wildlife naturalists in May 2015. Boyd Lake State Park is pleased to announce they will be hosting educational activities and volunteer opportunities for all ages starting May 8, 2015. 

Boyd Lake State Park is one of Colorado’s 42 State Parks. Boyd Lake State Park is a water-sports haven for northern Colorado. The lake lies at the western-most edge of the plains at the foot of snow-capped Long's Peak and the

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Boulder County Parks & Open Space May Events

Kids Gone Fishing Clinic
Sunday May 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat Area
A fun way to for kids 5 to 15 to learn how to fish. Kids will go through stations to learn about casting, baiting a hook, fish handling, and more and then get to

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Special Election II Results

The voter turnout was not nearly as high as last month’s replacement housing in the park question, but a little over seven hundred residents did turn in their ballots. The results are in. To the question, “Shall an ordinance be adopted requiring voter approval for any decision to rezone land in the parks/open space zone district larger than on-half acre, or for any decision to zone land without a zoning designation and encumbered by a conservation easement to a zone that allows commercial or residential use?”
The answer is 386 – FOR, and 328 – AGAINST.

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BOT Relaxes Pot Regs On Four-Twenty

Some who learn that the Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) ended up amending their “one thousand foot rule” (according to Ordinance 952, which the Board passed last summer, no marijuana businesses can conduct business within a thousand feet of another such business) on April 20 (a.k.a. four-twenty), a day used across the

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Oskar Blues Brewery To Hold Benefit

Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont and Brevard, North Carolina will hold fundraisers to support our friend Michelle Wilkins and her family in both Brevard and Longmont (both places that Michelle and Oskar Blues call home) on Saturday, April 25.

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Seeking Donors For Kids’ Summer Camp

Boulder County is seeking donors to help children and teens in the child welfare system spend time at summer camp this year. With camp registrations taking place now, donors are needed immediately.
Those interested in donating to the Summer Camp Fund are encouraged to contact Deborah Ramirez at 303-441-1430 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Hearing – check;

vision –check; blood pressure – check; balance – check; bone density – check; weight – whoa, wait what? “Well, okay if we have to, but I think that scale may weigh at little on the high side, plus I just ate some cookies over there after the blood draw so I wouldn’t faint.”

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About Town - April 22, 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 represent those of the entire Board of Trustees.
Yes, another week gone by, and what a good rain. As it was really pouring down, it was very scary. Reminding of us of the September 2013 flood (it was the most rain since the flood). I was actually glad when it stopped! We can see the pastures and hills green up right before our eyes! Spring has sprung!

HOUSING
We do welcome the Special Housing Committee (currently made up of Craig Ferguson, Thomas Delker, Justin Spencer, and Nathaniel Mohatt,) who had a hand in defeating the sixty-six unit recovery housing project in Bohn Park,  but vow they will

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The Bob Charles Trophy Stays In Lyons

By Renée Haip
The Boulder County Track and Field Championships (BoCo) has a proud tradition of showcasing and celebrating the high caliber talent of the county’s two school districts—St. Vrain and Boulder Valley, as well as honoring coaches, officials, and graduating seniors. During the stormy opening ceremonies of the 39th annual edition of BoCo, Lyons seniors Ryan Smith and Lauren Simms represented Lyons in the flag ceremony. Fellow seniors Zach Christiansen and Jenna Anderson, standout athletes and scholars, were honored with scholarships. Congratulations to Christiansen, who was awarded the John “Jet” Johnson Dedication Scholarship, and to Anderson, who was awarded the Bruce Tashiro Memorial Scholarship.

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