What Does “Public Engagement” Mean For Housing Recovery In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds
Thanks to CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning graduate students and faculty, the Housing Recovery Task Force (HRTF) will have guidance about ways that the Town of Lyons can engage the public and work to reach agreement in the community so that the town’s trustees can move forward on housing recovery decisions.  

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I want to attempt to clear up any confusion

Dear Residents of Lyons,
At the last meeting of the Board of Trustees it was apparent there is some confusion about whether or not the public will have the opportunity to vote in November on allowing recreational sales of marijuana in town.  Having been a member of both the

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Retail Marijuana: Let’s Look at the Facts

By John O’Brien
Editor’s Note: John O’Brien is the Mayor of Lyons
On Monday, August 4, the Lyons Board of Trustees (BoT) will vote on how retail sales, cultivation, infused products manufacturing, and THC testing of marijuana will be permitted in the town of Lyons. As we have pondered the amazing number

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Breaking Ground For New Plant

About forty residents and officials from the Town, County, and State were on hand last Thursday (July 24) to celebrate the “breaking of ground” for the construction of the new 5.8 million dollar wastewater treatment. Plans for an upgrade/replacement for the old plant (most recent upgrade

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What Is CDBG-DR, Why Is It All Over The News, And What Does It Mean For Me?

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
Headlines announce “Colorado gets another $199 million to spend on flood recovery,” and a lot of us get confused. What does this mean? Where does it come from, what is the money for, and, many might ask, how can I get some?

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Weighing a Number of Questions

Dear Boulder County Voters,
Over the last several months we have been weighing a number of questions and soliciting public

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BOT, “OMG!”

The Board of Trustees (BOT) anticipating that the “second” first reading of an ordinance to regulate the selling, growing, manufacturing, and testing of retail (recreational) marijuana within the Town of Lyons might be a bit of a slog, amended the agenda to move a resolution between the County and the Town,

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Flood-Related Home Repair And Rental Assistance Available

Flood-impacted residents may be eligible for CDBG-DR funding; Boulder County has been awarded a first-round sum of more than $5 million in Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This money is to be used to help eligible homeowners impacted by the 2013 flood who need financial assistance with eligible projects

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The Guy to Thank

Dear Editor,
The tragic effect of last year’s flood never seems to end. So many people in our community whose houses were heavily damaged are still struggling to get back on their feet. To add insult to injury, they

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