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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Lyons New Trees, One Hundred Percent Living!

By Ron Gosnell
The new trees planted by volunteers last spring have broken dormancy. In spite of a harsh early freeze last fall that caused some damage, all the new trees are growing.  Way to go, Volunteers!

The first winter after transplant is critical for new tree survival. The top-notch planting care given by the planting teams, and follow-up maintenance by Public Works, Parks and others, helped achieve this welcome result.

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Mayor Enjoys Junket

Mayor John O’Brien was in our nation’s capital Monday evening trying to straighten out the mess that is our federal government. Actually, he was giving a presentation on resiliency, so Mayor Pro-Tem Connie Sullivan wielded the gavel at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in his stead. In a pre-meeting workshop the Trustees received a presentation from CU-Denver students on municipal campus design concepts (ideas for public works/town hall facilities), and they also had a

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New Mental Health Care Provider In Lyons

By Meg Waters
The practitioners at Lyons Dental, Lyons Chiropractic, and the Milestone Clinic have long worked to maintain the physical health of Lyons residents. More recently, the Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic and Lyons Community Acupuncture have begun offering holistic healthcare alternatives. Stillwater also offers addiction and related counseling services, but many in the community have become concerned over the past few years about the town’s lack of a full-service mental healthcare

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Pay It Forward For Lyons!

Shortly after the earthquakes began in Nepal, Lyons Volunteers thought about ways they could help. While attempting to travel there or sending supplies is impractical, well-placed donations could really be helpful. It did not take long to focus on

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About Town - May 21, 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, some nice days, but it’s still raining. We are susceptible to uncomfortable memories, and although the river rose to over 1400 cubic feet per second, it was much, much higher during the flood! True, it is scary, though.

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Leroy Robert York

Leroy Robert York, 75, passed away peacefully on May 1, in Pueblo. He was born June 4, 1939 in Waukegan, Illinois to Robert and Amanda (Pritzl) York.  On February 14, 1958 he married Jenny (DeYoung) York in McHenry, Illinois. Roy and his family moved to Lyons, in 1969.

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Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

The Lyons Botanic Gardens will hold their 5th annual fundraising plant sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, behind Steamboat Natural Foods on Main Street. There will be perennials, annuals, herbs, various veggie starts, beautiful hanging baskets, and colorful T-shirts; all at great prices! The plants were all specifically selected because they are hardy, healthy, and will thrive in the local climate.

Lyons Botanic Gardens is still searching for land for their botanic garden in the Lyons area, and they continue to raise funds. The

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