Published on Thursday, November 26 2015 11:37
Lyons Elementary School’s fourth/fifth grade combo class, under the guidance of Mrs. Stahl, Mr. Moore, Mrs. McCafferty and the Estes Institute, is literally “testing the waters.” The students are going out into the field to collect water samples along the North Fork, the South Fork and at the Confluence of the St. Vrain River for data analysis. The samples the student collect are then evaluated for: alkalinity, bacteria, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, hardness, nitrates, acidity, phosphates, temperature, and turbidity. Evaluative decisions are then made from the data collections. These field sample collections will take place two more times throughout this school year.
Published on Thursday, November 26 2015 00:00
Final phase of rezoning for former bank site passes planning commission
By Amy Reinholds
The Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) approved recommending the subdivision and PUD zoning final plan of Park Street and Second Avenue on Monday. The final steps for approving rezoning for six proposed Habitat for Humanity homes falls to the Board of Trustees, expected to be on the agenda for an upcoming meeting in the next month.
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 14:16
The Lyons Community Foundation’s (LCF) annual Gala fundraiser at Lionscrest is this Friday night, November 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m., with a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, live music, dinner, dancing, and a silent and live auction. This year’s theme is “Experience” and will feature an opportunity to bid on travel and adventure packages including a safari excursion, vacation packages to Crested Butte, Breckenridge, and Steamboat, gourmet and beer-pairing dinners, and other one-of-a-kind experiences.
Besides being the “must attend” event of Lyons social calendar, the Gala is also the main fundraising source for LCF’s annual granting cycle, which allows for many important and worthy projects that enhance and improve the quality of life within the greater Lyons’ community.
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 14:08
It was a pretty “vanilla” Board of Trustee (BOT) meeting Monday night. No ordinances to pass, one mandated public hearing with no speakes, a single resolution, and a special events permit to serve liquor at River Bend. Even the one item on the agenda that could have been riveting, a hearing by the Board of Ethics, became essentially a non-event when Trustee LaVern “Hillary” Johnson elected to “cop a plea,” and admitted to sending an email to a Town staff member that contained some information
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 14:04
There is still time to enter The Stone Cup’s annual fundraising pre-Thanksgiving Pie Contest and garner the title of “Best Pie Baker In Lyons!” The rules are simple: make two identical pies (one for tasting/judging and the other for sale), and drop them off at The Stone Cup Sunday morning, November 22, by 10 a.m. Judging by an esteemed panel of judges, and of course “TheRead more: There’s Still Time!
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 14:00
On behalf of the Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) and our local constituents, we want to publicly thank Emily Dusel for her service to our organization and our mission over the last two years. Emily has recently decided to step down from her position in order to spend more time with her family.
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 13:56
Are you a holiday orphan without a place to go for Thanksgiving? Would you like to celebrate Thanksgiving with others who love and appreciate the mountains? Or maybe your cupboard is a little bare? Then make plans to attend the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Potluck at The Old Gallery at 14863 Highway7 in Allenspark.
“Every year, The Old Gallery provides turkeys, and people are invited to bring side dishes to share. However, we welcome everyone, whether they can bring a dish or not,” said The Old Gallery Board President Gregg Rogers. The event begins at 4 p.m.Read more: Thanksgiving At The Old Gallery
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 13:50
As energy costs continue to rise, help is once again available for Boulder County residents who struggle to pay their winter heating bills. LEAP, the Low-income Energy Assistance Program, is accepting applications now through April 30, 2016.
LEAP assists low-income residents with covering the costs of heating their homes. The program is designed to pay the highest benefit to households with the highest heating costs. Income criteria apply, including a limit of 165 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). This equates to a gross annual income of $19,416 for a family of one orRead more: Financial Assistance Available For Energy Bills
Published on Thursday, November 19 2015 13:39
Have you ever driven by The Old Gallery on Highway 7 in Allenspark and wondered what goes on there? Do you like to hear live music, but don’t want to leave the mountains? You’re in luck! Make plans to attend the monthly potluck at The Old Gallery this Saturday night, November 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., with regional singer/songwriter Rebecca Folsom.Read more: Rebecca Folsom At The Old Gallery