About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 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, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

The 39th Annual Good Old Days is now over, and it seemed to go well. Our thanks to Jacque Watson and LaVern for keeping it going, to Marissa and Dave and the Parks & Rec. crew for their help (although Dave couldn’t be there on Saturday), to Jon

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LCF Welcomes New Board Member

Kirk Udovich recently joined the Lyons Community Foundation Advisory Board of Directors. He has been a Lyons resident for the past sixteen years. Kirk loves the town, in particular the people of Lyons, and welcomes an opportunity to serve the community.  Udovich was previously a three-term member of the Town Board of Trustees. Kirk is a software engineer for the University of Washington.  

Kirk first moved to Lyons for love of the trails. He spends at least an hour every day getting out to run, mountain bike or climb. He loves life in Lyons with his wife Chris, his two daughters CeAnn and Kylee now both at Lyons High School, and their dog Macie. 

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Main Street Project Plods Along

The Board of Trustees (BOT) sailed through a light agenda at a special “fifth Monday” (usually only meet on the first and third Mondays of a month) meeting earlier this week.

A consent agenda, consisting of four resolutions was approved in short order. The first resolution approved a contract with Land Title to perform the title work for properties in the CDBG-DR buyout program. The second, also with Land Title approved a contract to do the title work for all properties in the HMGP buyout program. The third was the approval of a contract with the Western Area Power Administration. And

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Sheriff’s Office Honors Retiring Staff

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office honored four retiring staff members who combined, had almost 135 years of service to the Boulder County community.

Retirements included: Dan Barber – Deputy Director of the Office of Emergency Management; Doug Caven – Jail Commander; Jeff Hendry – Operations Commander; and Sue Yankovich – Jail Sergeant.

The four retiring staff members were highly accomplished. Combined they had over twenty commendations, merit citations

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Seattle, The Emerald City

By Linda L. Osmundson

When we lived in the Seattle area for several years, I learned why they call it the Emerald City. It rains! The grass is always green! And the city boasts some 6000 park acres. Actually, the winner of a Convention and Visitor’s Bureau contest coined the name in the early 1980s. It correlates with the state nickname, the Evergreen State.

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Lyons 5K River Run

By Renée Haip
Over a hundred and sixty runners from ages four to eighty-two years old from Lyons and beyond responded to the starting gun at the annual Lyons River Run on Saturday morning. Beyond our young Lyons’ distance athletes just returning from their

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LHS Pioneer Family Grads Honored

Lyons pioneer families seem to be holding their own as eight seniors from the class of 2015 were honored at the museum program during the Good Old Days celebration.

SHELBY ANDREW, the daughter of Jeff and Audrey Andrew, is a descendant of Charley Andrew who came from Iowa in the late 1800’s for his asthma; as well as a descendant of Otis and Hattie Anderson, whose son, Donald married Elaine

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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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