BOT Plows Through Hefty Agenda

The Board of Trustees, minus Mayor John O’Brien (out of the country on a vacation trip to Iceland/Ireland) attempted to plow their way through a two page agenda before their self-imposed 10:30 p.m., adjournment deadline. They almost made it.
Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Goldberger of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported that a bear had entered an open

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North To Alaska, Here We Come - Again

Roads Traveled by With Linda L. Osmundson

Seven grandchildren, seven adults, a fiftieth wedding anniversary, and Dixieland Jazz; what more could my husband and I ask for a family cruise? Even though this is our third Alaskan trip, we lucked out to find it a fit with all fourteen members’ schedules. Of course, they make it fit when Mom and Dad provide an all-inclusive party for their first cruise! It will be special in many ways. We leave Seattle June 28, and return July 5. We plan to make reservations for dinner atop the Space Needle the night before we board.

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Kenneth Charles Grobaski

Kenneth Charles Grobaski of Lyons died Tuesday, June 9, in Boulder. He was 44.

Born on July 8, 1970 to Jim and Marti Grobaski in Jamestown, New York, Ken was raised in upstate New York, graduating from Randolph Central School in 1988, in Randolph, New York. There he excelled as a student and athlete. He was a letterman in basketball, cross-country, and track, where he still holds the school record in two relay events.

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - June 18, 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 reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

Another week gone by, the good news is that the Town Board and the Housing Committee got together and are now

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Fishing Program Returns To Button Rock

On Wednesday, June 17, six hundred annual fishing permits for Ralph Price Reservoir at Button Rock Preserve will go on sale. This news marks another step forward in the region’s journey to recovery after the September 2013 floods.
Longmont’s Button Rock Preserve, home to Ralph Price Reservoir, has been closed since September 11, 2013. Massive flooding ripped apart the landscape and destroyed infrastructure housed in the area, vital to the city’s water utility. After

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - June 11, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

A TERRIBLE WEEK
It has finally quit raining and hailing, however, the big two-inch hailstones seemed to have affected all our roofs again (the last big hailstorm was June 28, 2013). Now roofing contractors are again converging on our town to get business. 

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The Hills are Alive

Roads Traveled with Linda L Osmundson

A high school senior and very talented artist, Ann Dang, was asked to paint the Bavarian Neuschwanstein Castle on the back of this ukulele. Her view may seem familiar even if you’ve never visited Bavaria, and rightly so. The castle, with its Romanesque Revival and Gothic architecture, influenced Walt Disney when he built Disneyland’s

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - June 4, 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 reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.
Another nice week gone by. Wow, what a lot of rain. Everything is so green. However, we will probably be suffering a hot summer, so be prepared.

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Boulder County Housing Assistance Program Moving To Lottery System

On Tuesday and Wednesday, June 16 and 17, Boulder County will accept applications for distribution of available Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers for the first time since 2008. These vouchers provide rental assistance to qualified low-income households to help them obtain safe, decent, and affordable housing. The program currently serves close to seven hundred and twenty low-income households in Boulder County. It is anticipated

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