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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BOT Creates New Special Housing Committee

By Amy Reinholds

Editor’s Note: Amy Reinholds served on the Lyons Housing Recovery Task Force from December 2013 through its end in February 2015. She is currently a member of the Lyons Human Services and Aging Commission. She has lived in Lyons for eleven years and in the surrounding Lyons area since 1995.

On April 20, the Board of Trustees created a special housing committee that will keep working on finding affordable housing solutions after the proposal for housing in Bohn Park was voted down last month. So far, the board

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DeCoster Featured Artist At The Cup

Creativity and family have been the key pistons of Cathleen “Chrystal” DeCoster’s life. To her, like the moving internal components of an engine that cause other parts of an engine to engage, art is a driving force in the world. Inspirations come to her through drinking in the brilliance of moments, contemplation invited by

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Please Vote No

Dear Lyons voters,
The April 21, special election was forced to occur by a petition from the group Save Our Parks and Open Space (SOPOS). The petition process requires us to vote on an ordinance that they wrote in private. SOPOS told residents that signing their petition was the only way to guarantee an election before changing the use of

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