Testing the Waters

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.

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Commentary: What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

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.

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LCF Gala This Friday

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. 

Will Eagles Slow Recovery Efforts?

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

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There’s Still Time!

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 “The

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Thank You for Your Service

Dear Editor,
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.

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Thanksgiving At The Old Gallery

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.

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Financial Assistance Available For Energy Bills

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 or

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Rebecca Folsom At The Old Gallery

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.

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