The Flood Is Over, Now What?

Working Through Today’s Issues And Preparing For The Future

By Andrea Pappas Merrill
Many seniors in Boulder County were affected by the floods last September. Some suffered damage to their homes, while others experienced major property damage. Though the physical losses were great,

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Should The Town Of Lyons Build Housing On Its Park Lands?

By Robert Brakenridge, Resident of Lyons
I earlier wrote that the Town of Lyons is seeking federal flood recovery assistance to build a relatively large housing development on its conservation easement-protected parklands. It is now even more

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About Town - July 24, 2014

Another week gone by; it’s hot, humid, and rainy, but the grass is green and the countryside is beautiful. Enjoy it as much as you can, as it will soon be turned into brown from these hot days!

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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

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Sixty-five Years And Counting!

Ray and Dora Babcock celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary with a family dinner at their son’s home in Berthoud. Ray and Dora were married on June 19, 1949 in Hancock, Vermont.

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Temporary Relocation For Food Pantry

The Lyons Community Church on Main Street has announced that due to reconstruction/renovation efforts to the church basement, the Lyons Community Church Food Pantry will temporarily be located at the LDS Church at

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I Hope You’ll Support Jonathan Singer

Dear Editor,
Being a police officer, or a peace officer of any kind, is a scary job. They have to deal with stressful situations every day, sometimes stress beyond what most of us could handle or maybe even imagine. The kind of violence

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May You Hear a Good Story Today

Dear Lyons,
I recently performed a solo performance art piece called “The Art of Love: Come Sacrifice and High Water.” This piece honored Gerald Boland as the one person from Lyons who lost his life in the floods. It was a bit of humor,

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Thanking those who helped in Lyons Recovery

Personal Flood Heroes Nomination Letters
By Kathleen Spring

(Editor Note: On August 4, 2014, this article has been updated to include more nominations)

Hero nominations poured in for the Lyons Historical Society’s program honoring the flood heroes as part of their Good Old Days annual program. Every person nominated was not a government or charitable organization or

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