About Town - May 7, 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, and a rainy one at that, with two inches of rain in April (however, the most was in 1876 with 8.7 inches in April). The flowers, lilac trees, and spirea are beautiful. “It is springtime in the Rockies.” 

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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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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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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 9, 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. 

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!

EASTER
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!

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Debris Removal Assistance

Applications available for Phase 2 of the Private Property Flood Debris Clean-Up Program
All unincorporated Boulder County residential properties with debris remaining from the 2013 Flood are eligible to apply for the Flood Debris Cleanup (FDC) program. Commercial properties are also eligible, though residential properties will be given a higher prioritization in the selection process. Property owners who received direct financial assistance from

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Arizona - The Grand Canyon State

Roads Traveled by Linda L.Osmundson

Visit Arizona where winter provides skiing in the White Mountains, or golfing in the warm valleys; where you rub elbows with cowboys, artists, and Native Americans, and where you enjoy some good ole Wild West fun and food. Here are some suggestions.    

The Grand Canyon, listed as one of CNN’s Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is about twelve hours from Denver in the northern part of Arizona. At two hundred seventy-seven

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Meet the Boulder Office of Emergency Management

By Emily Gubler
This week I spoke with Marcelo Ferreira, the Emergency Management Coordinator with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who helped me understand how the OEM helps coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts.

Marcelo started by explaining that the definition of disaster management is much broader than only the actual event. It includes pre- and post-disaster activities.

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