BOT Creates New Special Housing Committee

By Amy Reinholds

Editor’s Note: Amy 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. She has lived in Lyons for eleven years and in the surrounding Lyons area since 1995.

On April 20, the Board of Trustees created a special housing committee that will keep working on finding affordable housing solutions after the proposal for housing in Bohn Park was voted down last month. So far, the board

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Learn About Creating An Urban Renewal Authority In Lyons

All community members are invited to attend a presentation by Anne Ricker of Ricker/Cunningham on Wednesday, April 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Lyons Town Hall (432 Fifth Avenue). This presentation will include a power point of what tax increment financing, specifically an urban renewal authority, does, what it does not do, and how Lyons could use this mechanism for economic development.

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ARTBOX Opening - Become a Stylista!

Local artist and community activist Coco Gordon (aka Coco Go, aka SuperSky Woman) invites the public to the ARTBOX to participate as TTT Stylistas, Doers, Viewers, and Fun Documenters in a first yearlong “Framing Lyons” ARTBOX program by donation, to go to the LCF (Lyons Community Foundation

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DeCoster Featured Artist At The Cup

Creativity and family have been the key pistons of Cathleen “Chrystal” DeCoster’s life. To her, like the moving internal components of an engine that cause other parts of an engine to engage, art is a driving force in the world. Inspirations come to her through drinking in the brilliance of moments, contemplation invited by

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Travel Restrictions In James Canyon Lifted

Restrictions on non-residential travel on James Canyon Drive have been lifted, as there are no flood recovery-related infrastructure projects currently being undertaken in the area. All modes of travel are now free to use the road between Lefthand Canyon Drive and CO Highway 72. Travel restrictions have been in place since the

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Please Vote No

Dear Lyons voters,
The April 21, special election was forced to occur by a petition from the group Save Our Parks and Open Space (SOPOS). The petition process requires us to vote on an ordinance that they wrote in private. SOPOS told residents that signing their petition was the only way to guarantee an election before changing the use of

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Made Our Life Even Sadder

Dear Editor,
We own the home at 411 Park Street in the confluence area. We are currently renting a home in Lyons and are waiting for the 404 buyout.

Sometime in the past couple of weeks humans came into our Park Street property and took from us our stone wood store hearth. It weighs several hundred pounds. They stole it from our driveway in front of our garage door where it sat since being removed from our destroyed home. You see it was waiting to go to its new home

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Asking For A New Housing Commission

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. She has lived in Lyons for eleven years and in the surrounding Lyons area since 1995.

All that has been accomplished in the past week related to affordable housing is that the group asking for a new affordable housing commission got on the agenda for the April 20 Board of Trustees meeting.
Justin Spencer, Nate Mohatt, Tom Delker, and Craig Ferguson are asking the board to create a new commission

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About Town - April 16, 2015

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

Another week gone by, lots of lovely flowers, the trees are blooming, and the bird singing. Thanks to the Lyons Garden Club and others who do so much to help beautify Lyons. The kids are back in school after a week of

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