Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Upcoming Weed Mitigation Services

Beginning Wednesday, April 3


The Town has contracted with a certified landscape firm to aid in weed mitigation. Beginning Wednesday, April 3, an herbicide treatment will be applied to the following areas: both sides of Main Street, from McConnell Drive west to 4th Avenue; the rock beds (from sidewalk to curb) along McConnell Drive and 2nd Avenue, from approximately 2nd Avenue to the middle/senior high school; the rock beds in Sandstone Park, adjacent to Railroad Avenue; and Stone Canyon trails.

The work will begin on Wednesday, April 3, and is anticipated to be complete by Friday, April 5. 

Weed Management Plan

The Town of Lyons' weed management plan is an integrative approach, consisting of mowing, hand-pulling, herbicide application, cultural control, and public outreach and education. The objective is to minimize the occurrence of weeds and the associated negative impacts on native plant communities, public lands, and public corridors within Lyons.

The Town is working with Lyons Ecology Board on potential updates to current practices. In 2019, the Town will not be applying synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides in lawn or turf areas in LaVern M. Johnson Park, Sandstone Park, or several pilot areas, including the Barronway buyout parcel and riparian areas of LaVern M. Johnson Park. In addition, the use of Glyphosate will be discontinued in these areas.

Read more on the Town's weed mitigation strategies and practices.


Thanks and a Shout Out!

A strike team of Myrtle Spurge volunteer warriors came together on Saturday, March 23, to launch a 'purge the spurge' event in Lyons.

There was a total of 33 volunteers, who contributed 288 hours of time. Volunteers worked all day and covered about 16 acres. All together, more than 60 contractor bags were filled with Myrtle Spurge (and a few toadflax that were caught in the crossfire of enthusiasm), filling 3 dumpsters! Photos of the event can be viewed here.


Thanks to the many hard-working volunteers who came out for Weed Warriors Myrtle Spurge 1!

safeTALK Suicide Awareness

Tuesday, April 2 | 6 to 9:30 p.m. | Lyons Community Church | Free

safeTALK Suicide Awareness

safeTALK is a suicide alertness training that teaches you to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide intervention resources.
It is based on some fundamental assumptions about suicide:

  • Suicide can be prevented
  • Thoughts of suicide are understandable, complex, and personal
  • Intervention skills are known and can be learned
Open to anyone 15 years old and older. Anyone under 18 needs to have signed permission from a guardian or parent.

Register and questions: LyonsMHI@gmail.com.

Upcoming Recreation Programs

Upcoming Recreation Programs


The Town is excited to present an array of spring and summer recreation programs. Part of the lineup includes:

  • Kids Mountain Biking Clinic
  • Kids Healthy Cooking Classes
  • Women's Mountain Biking Clinics
  • Bookmaking
  • Heartsong World Music Class
With many more to come! Find all information, including how to register at the Recreation Programs page.

We're Hiring!


Looking for a meaningful job, or know someone who is? Look no further - the Town of Lyons is hiring! The Town is currently seeking candidates for:
  • Recreation Coordinator
  • Finance Director/Treasurer
  • Maintenance Worker 1
  • Park Attendant
  • Seasonal Parks and Public Works Maintenance Worker

View all job opportunities and apply at www.townoflyons.com/Jobs.

Quarterly Town Hall Art Show

Town Hall Art Show

Deliver on Friday, April 5
Reception on Saturday, April 6


Calling all artists! Be a part of the 2019 quarterly Lyons' Town Hall Art Shows! Art of all mediums, by artists of all ages, abilities, and artistic interpretation are invited to be hung in the Shirley F. Johnson Council Chambers for a quarter. Bring your artwork, in accordance with the quarter theme, to Lyons Town Hall on the Friday, April 5. Then, all are invited to the new show's opening reception on Saturday, April 6. 

Theme: ROCK, RAM, RUN

Play with innuendos, interpretations, double meanings, and plays on words! Art of all mediums, by artists of all ages, abilities, and artistic interpretation are invited to share what "Rock, Ram, Run" means to you!

Deliver "Rock, Ram, Run" hangable creations on Friday, April 5, between 5 and 7 p.m. at Lyons Town Hall. Reservations are not required.

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Community show opening, tapas potluck, and live music! 

Lyons International Film Festival

Saturday, April 6 | Rogers Hall | 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Lyons International Film Festival
The 5th Annual Lyons International Film Festival is Saturday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Rogers Hall. This year's films are devoted to those who love nature, the outdoors and connecting to others. The film festival has a mixture of documentaries and fun stories, including stories about resilience, the individualist, the trailblazer, and those who take the road less traveled; the films were selected with the Lyons in mind. Filmmakers from all over the world will be traveling to Lyons to represent their film.

Tickets are on sale now via www.coloradofests.com. An all-day pass to all the films is $25, and tickets to the individual blocks are $10.


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