Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 13:46
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 10th Annual Easter Celebration. We are especially grateful to Craig Ferguson for opening the Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass to us.
Heartfelt thanks to Glenn Colby for his amazing job of orchestrating the music, and to all of the other musicians and performers who graciously shared their gifts: Eben Grace, John Hunter, Tim Kyer, Arthur Lee Land, Brian MacRae, Caleb Roberts, Brian Schey, Sally Truitt, Jesse Garland, Jesse MacLaine and Rachel Tallent; and to Annie Grace for her sweet storybook time with the kids.
Also, a very special thank you to Eric Kean for engineering the sound.
Parents, please save all of the plastic eggs from the egg hunt to re-use next year!
Sam and Mindy
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 13:42
Dear Lyons Community Members,
Thank you for your generous gifts of time, creativity and sharing of heart- felt concerns over the last several months. Without your support and civic- minded participation, we could not have traveled as far and deep as we did in such a short timeframe. We are indeed grateful for your participation, as it helped us design and plan a compelling solution for developing flood recovery housing in Lyons.
Unfortunately, the recent vote has put this plan on hold for the foreseeable future. We realize this is profoundly disappointing for many townspeople and urge you to continue supporting Lyons’ displacedRead more: We Are Grateful
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 13:27
By Christy Crosser
How can one person make a difference in the economic future of America? Yes, it is possible for each American to help as the U.S. continues to recover from the Great Recession. This is how.
Live a healthy lifestyle. Maintain mental and physical wellness. The high cost of healthcare is a drag on the U.S. economy. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, drinking in moderation and exercising are major steps to doing your part in keeping healthcare costs down. As reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rise of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity has caused a comparative increase in catastrophic illness that costs billions.
With today’s medical technology, people have the option of preventing diseases. Take advantage of technology for screenings for early detection of illnesses. Support the 9Health Fair in Lyons on April 18,Read more: Yes, You Can Contribute To The Health Of The U.S. Economy
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 13:21
A day of dirt, beer, and music; the Lyons Outdoor Games hosts adventure-sporting fun alongside the Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival to raise funds for the flood-recovering Town of Lyons Parks, Recreation and Cultural Department. The 13th annual Lyons Outdoor Games, a free concert featuring The Revivalists, and the Oskar Blues’ Burning Can Festival will take place on the weekend of May 30.
Weekend camping in Bohn Park, Lyons will make for a high-energy festival experience during this fundraiser event for the Town of Lyons Parks, Recreation and Cultural Department. On Friday evening the Class IV+ Adam Barron Memorial Creek Race will return for the first time since the 2013 flood, and a full day of adventure-sporting events will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, May 30.Read more: Free Revivalists Concert At Outdoor Games
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 13:10
Nonprofit human services agencies and housing authorities may now apply for a special round of Worthy Cause funding for capital projects that would provide permanently supported housing units in Boulder County.
Boulder County has a lack of affordable housing, high-cost rental housing, and ranks second to Denver in the region in its population of chronically homeless individuals. The Boulder County ten-year plan to end homelessness identified the need for at least one hundred new units of permanently supportive housing units to help address housing and supportive services for this population.
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 13:06
What’s The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds
Editor’s Note: Ms. 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.
Let’s look at what’s happened in the past week related to affordable housing. For background on who I am and what a new group of citizens is doing, read my past columns: pre-election and post-election.
The request to the Board of Trustees from Justin Spencer, Nate Mohatt, Tom Delker, and Craig Ferguson asking the board to create an affordable housing commission didn’t make the April 6 agenda, so Justin is sending a request for the April 20 meeting. They asked me to speak during the April 6 public comments to express to the board that there are people who want to keep working on affordableRead more: Where we are now, two weeks after the vote?
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 12:54
Boulder County Parks & Open Space announces the second juried photography exhibit featuring county open space. Eligible photographs must feature county-owned open space properties, but may have been taken at any period in time. Please see the website for a map and more details about submissions.Read more: Land Through The Lens - Call For Photographers
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 12:49
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.
Oh no! Five pages written and I lost all my news! I had a couple of ladies come to help me, but all was lost. I did hit save, but it was gone with a touch of a key! If you have Doc 2007 and know what to do, call me (303) 823-5925 so this never happens again!
We had beautiful weather for Easter; to church, dinner, for a ride, etc. A time to renew our faith, enjoy the spring flowers, and give thanks for that late snow, which will make things green. Spring has sprung!
Published on Thursday, April 09 2015 12:43
By Kari Basey
Skits, singing, playing the piano, guitar, ukulele, and violin, stand-up comedy, gymnastics, dance, martial arts, magic and even a robot demonstration; this year’s LES Talent Show had it all! Participation was high with over one hundred participants and more than fifty acts separated into two shows by grade level.