Old Gallery Speaker Series

Want to learn more about the Rocky Mountain region? The Old Gallery in Allenspark is making it easy, thanks to its inaugural Rocky Mountain 101 Speaker Series, which begins next week. The free series features appearances by experts who will share information and insights about issues, wildlife and history.

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BOT Agenda - Mon. Aug 3, 2015

WORKSHOP
5:30 pm – 6:15 pm - PUBLIC WORKS FACILITIES
6:15 pm  - 6:45 pm – Financial Update

Town Of Lyons Board Of Trustees Meeting
7 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2015

Shirley F. Johnson Council Chamber
Lyons Town Hall, 432 5th Avenue, Lyons, Colorado

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Parks Recovery Planning Process Meetings

Don't miss these upcoming Parks Flood Recovery Planning Process public meetings. Come share your ideas and learn about the recovery plans for the parks and trails. The planning teams have developed a new website that will be updated with plans and information throughout the process: www.lyonsparksmp.com.

August 5 – Bohn Park
August 12 – Lyons Valley River Park
August 19 – Trail Planning, Park Connectivity & Recreation Opportunities
Meetings will be held at Roger’s Hall, 410 High Street from 6:30 - 8 pm.

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Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond Reopens

The City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce they have reopened the Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond for public use (only for children ages 12 and under) as of last Saturday, July 25. The Boulder Fish and Game Club will restocked the pond prior to reopening.

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Scott Holt, Guitar Virtuoso

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Some of you may remember, back in the day, when we had national touring Blues acts at Oskar’s in Lyons; one of my favorites, and as I think back, one of the fans’ favorites was a relatively unknown guitarist named Scott Holt. The term “blow the place away” may have been coined at one of this guy’s raucous, loud, stinging,

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Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a ten-dollar donation will receive ten free Colorado blue spruce trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member’s area. The six to twelve-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

“Colorado blue spruce trees provide homeowners with numerous benefits,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “They can be used as an energy-saving windbreak, for privacy, as ornamental trees, and even as living Christmas trees out in the yard. They truly provide year-round beauty for any landscape.”

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Reckless Abandon

Berthoud’s hidden treasure, the Pioneer Courtyard at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum (224 Mountain Avenue in Berthoud), will be “rocking and rolling” on the evening of Wednesday, August 12, when the Berthoud Historical Society (BHS) hosts its first Pioneer Courtyard Concert.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 30, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. The opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

What a weekend! The Festival was full with crowds pouring over onto the streets, alleys, etc. wherever they could squeeze in, instead of going to the Festival Parking. However, the music was great, and the town took in a fair amount of sales tax and camping/parking fees so maybe it is a trade off. A lot of Lyons residents get discounts, volunteer, work, and get free tickets to enjoy the weekend. Also, many folks enjoyed music from

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What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

SHC Meeting Thursday, July 30

By Amy Reinholds

Editor’s Note: Ms. 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 and serves as a liaison to the special housing committee. She has lived in Lyons for eleven years and in the surrounding Lyons area since 1995.

Special Housing Committee Chair Justin Spencer canceled the meeting last Wednesday because Town Staff Liaison Cody Humphrey could not attend, and the Town Hall Annex was not available as a result. I waited on the back patio of the Barking Dog Cafe with an Americano and a laptop, hoping to meet people who didn’t know about the cancellation.

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