About Town - March 20, 2014

WE CELEBRATED ST. PATRICK’S DAY by wearing green, going to Oskar Blues, eating corned beef and cabbage at the Lyons Senior Center with The Community/Methodist Church serving the meal, and declaring us all as Irish. I am part Irish, which makes me a crusader and out-for-action. The Irish have had a hard life, and are still having trouble with

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“That Hall girl is running for County Coroner!”

Note: Incumbent Coroner Emma Hall, is seeking re-election for a second four-year term of he Boulder County Coroner's Office. The Democratic Primary election which will be held June 24, 2014

Dear Lyons Community
“That Hall girl is running for County Coroner!” dad excitedly announced on one of our visits to Lyons. “I am going to put a sign by the road.” he continued on. If he only knew.

Our dad was the only flood related casualty in Lyons Colorado. If he only knew how much care Emma Hall took with his family, how much time Emma spent on the phone and in person with us during the week that he was missing and after his body was found, how important this job is to Emma, and how important he was to her. He would have put one million signs by the road.

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Volunteers Still Key To Lyons Recovery

By Meg Waters
Six months after the flood, many of us have gotten our lives largely back to normal. For those who haven’t, though, waves of volunteers continue to meet all sorts of needs in the Lyons area.
For starters, the local Lyons Volunteers organization meets every Saturday and Wednesday at 9

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Bike and Byways Map Now Available On-Line

With the beginning of spring and unofficial start of the bicycling season today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is making its Bike and Byways Map available via a mobile application, providing instant information to cyclists.

CDOT’s hard copy of the map currently provides roadway data such as shoulder widths and t

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Stonebridge Farm Offers Backyard Viticulture Options

By Kayann Short
The micro winery and test vineyard at Stonebridge Farm CSA, 5169 Ute Hwy, Longmont, Colorado, announces the planting of six new cold-hardy wine grape varieties:  Chambourcin, Chancellor, Corot Noir, DeChaunac (reds), Brianna, and Frontenac Gris (whites).  All the wine

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Eco Pass Study Results

After more than six months of work, Boulder County and the City of Boulder are excited to release the results of the Community-wide Eco Pass Feasibility Study (Lyons is one of the communities that enjoys such a pass). The study is available for review at www.BoulderCounty.org/Transportation and Study Result FAQs are available at www.BoulderTMP.net.

For decades the city and county have used Eco Pass programs to reduce vehicle trips and increase personal mobility in the community. Recently, several community-based Eco Pass programs have been successful at increasing the number of residents that have an Eco Pass.

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About Town - March 13, 2014

Another week gone by; a spring snow came last Thursday night and it is now rain and snow this week. It is getting very scary how much snow is in the high country; with hopes that it stays cool this spring and it comes down gradually. Everyone is very skittish and concerned.

VOTE IN THE LYONS TOWN ELECTION!
You can vote in the Town election if you still have your Lyons address or P.O. Box. You should get your ballot by mail in a couple of weeks.  If not, contact Debbie Anthony at the Town Hall.

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Next Steps For Lyons Replacement Housing

By Amy Reinholds
The Replacement Housing Options meeting last Saturday at Rogers Hall had a very good turnout, and public input is being compiled. If you missed the meeting, materials will be available at the Housing Recovery Task Force (HRTF) web page at http://www.lyonsrecovery.com/housing-task-force.html.

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“Why are we electing a Coroner?”

Dear Lyons Community,

Perhaps a common question to ask in the upcoming election for Boulder County Coroner, or Coroner in any county of Colorado is “Why are we electing a Coroner?” Should it be an appointed position; should we have a Medical Examiner system?

We have an election for Coroner because it is a time honored tradition mandated by the Colorado State Constitution, and

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