About Town - April 2, 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 alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.  
We enjoyed all the spring flowers on Facebook this past week, and know spring has sprung with an array of jonquils, crocus, and tulips all around town, just in time for Easter Sunday. Enjoy them while you can. It is supposed to snow again (this is Colorado after all).

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Lyons Track and Field at Longmont Invitational

By Renée Haip
On Saturday, March 28, Lyons Track and Field participated in the highly competitive Longmont Invitational against top competition from across the state. The Lions competed well with approximately twenty-six personal bests and some excellent early season marks, which left a striking impact on the 2A state leader board. The season is indeed looking bright for the hometown team.

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The Longmont Theatre presents "Murder on the Nile"

Simon Mostyn has recently married Kay Ridgeway, a rich woman, having thrown over his former lover Jacqueline. The couple are on their honeymoon on a paddle steamer on the Nile, accompanied by a bevy of memorable characters. Among those present are Canon Pennefather, Kay’s guardian, and

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pRocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial Year Programs Continue

The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues as we head into April!  Join us for one of these events, or join in on one of our events taking place year-round.

April 25: Earth Day/National Junior Ranger Day Celebration
Join park staff and community partners to celebrate Earth Day and National Junior Ranger Day with special booths, arts and crafts activities, ranger programs, and greenhouse tours. Learn more about how to take care of our national parks and our planet. There might even be birthday cake!

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Roberts Competes At Worlds

By Renée Haip

Lyons’ junior, Paul Roberts had the opportunity to represent the United States at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China this past weekend. Earlier this year, on February 7, Roberts competed at the USA Cross Country Championships in Boulder, finishing sixth to claim the final spot on the USA Junior Cross Country Team. Roberts joined three other Colorado athletes: Eric Hamer, a senior at Palmer Ridge, Cerake

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Emergency Warning Siren Testing Begins

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Boulder County and the City of Boulder, will begin audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 6. The test is the first of the monthly emergency audible siren tests, which take place each year on the first Monday of each month from April through August.

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Estes Duck Adoptions Underway

Looking for a way to greet the month of May in the mountains?  Nothing says spring like the Estes Park Duck Race, an event that welcomes visitors from across the county to cheer 6,000 rubber ducks as they float down the Fall River to the finish line in downtown Estes Park. But, the annual Duck Race is more than a spring festival: it raises money for 61 Estes Valley charities and groups.

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Prescription Drug Drop Off Suspended

Due to the overwhelming costs associated with drug disposal, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has suspended its prescription drop off services.

The Sheriff’s Office started the drug take back program in conjunction with the DEA’s program in 2005. They have offered the drug take back service since that time, as DEA also offered a facility to dispose of surrendered drugs. Since the DEA conducted its final drug take back in September of 2014, there is no longer access to a disposal site, nor funding

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Reduce Dangers Of Unused Medications

Longmont United Hospital announced today that in an effort to help reduce the dangers associated with unused medications, the Hospital, in conjunction with the City of Longmont Water Department and local law enforcement agencies, is hosting an Annual Medication Take-Back event. This free event gives people an opportunity to safely dispose of any unwanted and expired medications including any pet medication and unknown tablets or capsules.

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