Tax Break for Flood Victims Garners Bipartisan Support

 A bill to reimburse homeowners for property taxes paid on property destroyed during the September floods passed the House Finance Committee this afternoon. The committee vote was 11-1.

HB14-1001, sponsored by Rep. Jonathan Singer (D-Longmont), was recommended by the bipartisan Flood Disaster

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Link to get Up-to-date Snowpack Info

With the upcoming concerns regarding spring runoff, people have been inquiring where to get up-to-date snowpack data.  This link will take you directly to the Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Conservation Services Snotel (automated snow survey sites) daily data.

When accessing the link scroll to the South Platte River Basin.

Boy Track Team Aims To “Four-peat”

By Renée Haip
In 2013, the Lyons Track and Field teams, boys and girls, aimed for their third consecutive state titles. The boys crushed their competition and claimed the state title by winning a full half of the eighteen events and scoring a whopping 142.5 points (more than double next place finisher

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Good News, Bad News, Good News

Officials from Boulder County and the Boulder County of Office of Emergency Management held a meeting at LifeBridge Church in Longmont Monday night (March 10) to update residents on the potential threat posed by the spring snowmelt, and to advise them how to prepare and mitigate for the threat of reflooding. Boulder County Flood Recovery Manager Gary Sanfacon and Mike Chard of the Boulder County Office of

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Lyons Thanks The Big Easy

Last year Lyons Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair John O’Brien wrote a grant proposal to the FDA to set up a Lyons Revolving Loan Fund to help local businesses expand their operations and thus create more local jobs, an increase in sales tax revenues, and a stronger more vibrant local economy. The grant proposal was approved, and the Lyons Revolving Loan Fund received approximately $50,000 of “seed” money.

The Lyons Dairy Bar, owned and operated by Kenyon and Juli Waugh, was the first business to apply for and receive a business loan from the Lyons Revolving Loan program (right around the time of the flood). Due to the evacuation of the town and the almost total shutdown of the

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Second Ave. Bridge - Closure March 17 thru April 17

The bridge at Second Avenue in Lyons will be closed for approximately one month for temporary repairs that will allow access to both lanes of the bridge by May 1.

During construction, no vehicles, including golf carts, will be allowed on the bridge. All vehicles must use the McConnell Bridge to access Lyons

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The Candidates Are Set

 The Candidates Are Set

When the deadline for turning in packets/petitions of intent to run for office (Mayor and Trustee) in April’s municipal election passed last Friday, February 28, a total of ten people had signed up to run for the position of Trustee, and one person had opted to run for Mayor. So, unless someone mounts a spirited write-in effort (the deadline for filing the necessary paperwork to do so is Friday, March 7), it looks like John O’Brien will be taking

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Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Nearly six months after the devastating flood of September 11, 2013, the plucky little restaurant opens its doors with regular hours and a plan to thrive in Lyons.

Last Saturday, Lyons Fork quietly unlocked its doors and began regular food service for the first time since the flood. The restaurant at the NW corner of Main Street was in the bulls-eye of the floodwaters that flowed down Highway 36 from the North St. Vrain on that terribly destructive night. The floodwaters surrounded the

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Say What!

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

A packed house was in attendance for Monday night’s pre-meeting workshop. There were Lyons Elected Officials, Town and Boulder County Staff members, volunteers from various Recovery Groups and Town Commissions, plus dozens of concerned citizens who live in the most flood-affected neighborhoods, who

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