The Candidates Are Set

 The Candidates Are Set

When the deadline for turning in packets/petitions of intent to run for office (Mayor and Trustee) in April’s municipal election passed last Friday, February 28, a total of ten people had signed up to run for the position of Trustee, and one person had opted to run for Mayor. So, unless someone mounts a spirited write-in effort (the deadline for filing the necessary paperwork to do so is Friday, March 7), it looks like John O’Brien will be taking

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Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Lyons Fork Re-Opens Its Doors

Nearly six months after the devastating flood of September 11, 2013, the plucky little restaurant opens its doors with regular hours and a plan to thrive in Lyons.

Last Saturday, Lyons Fork quietly unlocked its doors and began regular food service for the first time since the flood. The restaurant at the NW corner of Main Street was in the bulls-eye of the floodwaters that flowed down Highway 36 from the North St. Vrain on that terribly destructive night. The floodwaters surrounded the

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Say What!

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

A packed house was in attendance for Monday night’s pre-meeting workshop. There were Lyons Elected Officials, Town and Boulder County Staff members, volunteers from various Recovery Groups and Town Commissions, plus dozens of concerned citizens who live in the most flood-affected neighborhoods, who

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A Last Minute Guide To The Health Insurance Deadline

By Steve Kleiner
All uninsured individuals must apply for health coverage by March 31, 2014, to be in compliance with current health care laws. For applications submitted by March 15, your plan effective date will be April 1. All other

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Vote YES on Ballot Question #1

Dear Lyons Residents:

Mail in ballots go out next Monday and Lyons voters face what will be the most critical decision about investing in our recovery. You will have received a blue sheet in the mail notifying Lyons voter of a ballot issue (ballot question #1) to borrow up to $995,000 from the FEMA Community Disaster Loan program.

Our sales tax revenues were down 25 percent in 2013 with further decreases projected for 2014. Our property tax revenues are down about 10 percent as destroyed properties have been revalued.  Without the

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Financial Resources Still Available For Flood-Impacted

By Meg Waters
For individuals and families who are still displaced, for those who are struggling to pay bills, have pressing housing needs, or are grappling with other basic “human services” issues in the wake of the September flooding, a lot of resources are available. But

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Broadband Network Upgrade In Lyons Complete

CenturyLink has completed its fiber-based broadband network upgrade in the town of Lyons after the devastating Colorado floods occurred in September 2013. “We’re proud to be part of the incredible recovery effort happening in Lyons,” said Scott Russell, CenturyLink vice president and general manager for Denver and Northern Colorado. “Like Lyons and

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Replacement Housing Options Public Meeting

By Amy Reinholds
The Housing Recovery Task Force (HRTF) will hold a “Replacement Housing Options” meeting is this Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Rogers Hall.Community House (Second Avenue, next to the entrance to Bohn Park). The meeting is in an open-house format, and gives the public an opportunity to learn about parcels of land that are possible options for replacement housing in Lyons.

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US36 March 1-8 Flood Reconstruction Schedule

Saturday, March 1: Stops of 30 minutes
Sunday, March 2: No work scheduled at this time.
Monday, March 3 through Friday, March 7 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Stops of 15 minutes

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