LTFRG Announces New Manager, New Executive Committee Members

At the end of April, it was announced that there was to be a change in oversight at the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group (LTFRG). This shift has been a high priority within the group as we move into a fast-paced implementation phase in flood recovery.

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Three Flood Recovery Events coming to Allenspark

Flood Recovery Information Meetings at the Fire Department Community Room
Speakers from US Forest Service, the National Resources Conservation Services (which cleared out and stabilized streams, ANEN (the Allenspark Neighors Emergency Network) and Colorado Spirit Flood Recovery will be presenting a program on 1] the Timeline and impact of the floods, 2] what the recovery effort has

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Hermit Park Open Space Limited Opening July 4th Weekend

Flood repairs to the roads at Hermit Park Open Space are proceeding on schedule. There will be limited access to the area beginning on the July 4th weekend and other weekends during July until the project is complete.

Camping reservations for the July 4th and subsequent weekends can be made beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 15th by visiting www.larimercamping.com or calling 1-800-397-7795.

Availability will include Hermit’s Hollow and Bobcat Campgrounds and select cabins. Visitors can begin accessing the area for both overnight and day use at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday July 3.

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Open Auditions for Kids to Be a Junior Broadcaster for the Colorado Rockies

Open auditions for kids 12 and under to have the opportunity for a once in a lifetime experience to be a Colorado Rockies Junior Broadcaster this summer, begins on June 17 at the Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers Park Meadows location.

Auditions will take place for accompanied children throughout the summer at each Denver area Mellow Mushroom and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Each winner will receive 4 VIP club level tickets and a parking pass, get recognized at an on field pregame festivity with an appearance on the jumbotron, be the announcer for the Rockies lineup during the second inning, and go home with a Colorado Rockies shirt, hat and a lifelong memory.

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Flood Damage And Repair To Water Systems Shown On Boulder County Water Tour

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
Boulder County is fortunate. Boulder County has three river drainages that are sources of native water; that is, water from within the watershed. This native water allows agriculture to flourish and the residents of Boulder and Longmont to have green lawns. However, this good fortune became bad fortune last September. The days long roaring of these rivers blew out ditch headgates and damaged reservoirs. This threatened both thousands of acres of farmland and municipal water supplies.

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Historic Buildings Bring Magic To A Town

By Kathleen Spring
Each year, Coloradans are saving churches, schools, streams, journals, and more to enjoy now and for future generations. Annually in May, state and local counties recognize significant history preservation projects that have taken place during the previous year. While people, cities, counties, and groups are honored with certificates and plaques for their outstanding history preservation achievements, the biggest benefit of having these award ceremonies is so that the public can become aware of the many projects that are going on to preserve their surrounding buildings, parks, archives and more. Coloradans can reap the benefits, and take pride in their town, enjoying or accessing these useful and often beautiful treasures.

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Prepare For Natural Disasters By Safeguarding Tax Records

With the start of hurricane season this week, the Internal Revenue Service encourages individuals and businesses to safeguard their records against natural disasters (including floods and wild fires) by taking a few simple steps.

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Summer Events for Middle-Schoolers

By Meg Waters, Lyons Human Services & Aging

In the summer here in Lyons, the parks are the place to be. Whether they’re into team sports, river recreation, or just lounging around, many of our young people are used to spending large chunks of their summer break in Bohn and Meadow Park. Most years, anyway. This year, since both parks were badly damaged in last fall’s flood, town leaders are concerned about giving kids as many alternative activities as possible.

“Our youth are looking at a very different summer,” says Adriana Blacker, the Community Resource Specialist with the Town of Lyons, and former Prevention/Interventionist in Lyons

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About Town - June 12, 2014

Another week gone by with a nice rain or two. The river seems to be holding in its banks.  There are sandbags along the banks at Third and Fourth Avenue, but the water hasn’t gotten that far up yet. There is a little over 1000 cfs of runoff in the river now, and during the flood there was 30,000! Wow. We are truly lucky to be alive!

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