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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About Town - April 16, 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, lots of lovely flowers, the trees are blooming, and the bird singing. Thanks to the Lyons Garden Club and others who do so much to help beautify Lyons. The kids are back in school after a week of

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New Mexico – O’Keeffe Country

Roads Traveled

By Linda L. Odmundson

Visit New Mexico and learn its multicultural history through arts, pueblos, museums, parks and monuments, or missions and churches. Its wealth of activities and things to see might prompt you to visit with a theme in mind, or pick a few cities with a multitude of attractions, such as Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, which are

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Lyons Track and Field at 2015 Pomona Invitational

By Renée Haip
On April 11 and 12, Lyons’ track and field athletes faced some of the toughest competition yet this season at the Pomona Invitational at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Despite minimum qualifying standards and

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Redstone Cyclery Recognized With Land Conservation Award 

The Boulder County Commissioners and Parks & Open Space staff will present their annual Land Conservation Awards Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m., at the Parks & Open Space office (5201 St. Vrain Road) in Longmont.

Among those being recognized for their contributions, are Lyons resident and business owner David Chase, who received the Partnership Award on behalf of Redstone Cyclery, for outstanding achievement as an Alpine Partner in the Partnership Initiative Program through the contribution of seven hundred eight-five hours constructing and maintaining over four thousand feet of existing trails at Hall Ranch

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Fast & Furious 8!

The speed with which the Board of Trustees (BOT) raced through their agenda Monday night might have led one to believe there were a few Duke/Wisconsin fans in the room trying to make it home in time for the final thrilling minutes of the game. Congratulations to the Blue Devils, and to the Trustees, who adjourned their meeting at 9:17 p.m., a new record!

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Yes, You Can Contribute To The Health Of The U.S. Economy

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,

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