Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

Bohn Park Playground Closure

Wednesday, April 20 through Thursday, April 21

Please be advised that the playground in Bohn Park will be closed on Wednesday, 4/20, and Thursday, 4/21, due to construction within the area.


Street Sweeping

Please Do Not Park Vehicles on the Road During Sweeping 

Street sweeping will take place from Monday, April 25, through Friday, April 29.

Streets North of Main St.
Monday (4/25)
Tuesday (4/26)
Wednesday (4/27)

Streets South of Main St.
Wednesday (4/27)
Thursday (4/28)
Friday (4/29)

Please keep cars off the street when the sweeper is in your neighborhood.
Additionally, due to heavy dust, it is advised to keep windows shut during these times.

young willows

Creek Restoration Project Update

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

The heavy construction portion of the St. Vrain Creek Restoration Project is anticipated to be complete by Friday, April 22. This portion of the project implemented an improved design of the creek, for overall greater resiliency, increased flood-carrying capacity, and a healthier ecosystem.

In early April, over a thousand willow stakes were planted along the banks. At this stage, the young willows are extremely vulnerable to damage - please allow time for the habitat to establish, by limiting activities in these environmentally sensitive areas.
Following Spring run-off (expected June to August), crews will continue to revegetate the area with additional native plantings. 


St. Vrain Creek Restoration Project >>

US 36/Main St. Streetscape Project

Anticipated for the week of April 18, 2016

Due to heavy snow over the weekend, the curb, gutter and asphalt removal has been postponed until the week of April 25. However, crews continue to work on drainage and wiring the traffic signal, throughout this week.

Please continue to support local businesses. Read the letter from former Mayor O'Brien.

Please note that the schedule is subject to unforeseen construction issues, weather, etc. Additionally, the Town cannot predict exact details when work will be done in specific areas, e.g. in front of particular businesses, etc.
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CIP Confluence Area Update

Work for the Confluence Area Capital Improvement Project has hit an unexpected slowdown, as the remaining construction requires Xcel to relocate gas lines. Xcel has not given the Town an timeline, though staff anticipates movement within the next 1-3 weeks.
Upon relocating gas lines,  project leads estimate roughly 2-3 more months of work, until the project is complete. 


Lyons Skatepark Public Planning Meeting

Lyons Spring Clean Weekend

May 21 & 22

Each Spring, the Town of Lyons, led by the Sustainable Futures Commission, provides residents the opportunity to meet spring cleaning needs, without leaving town. This weekend of May 21 & 22 is a double hitter with a Community-Wide Yard Sale and a Cleanup Day.  

For the Community-Wide Yard Sale, on Saturday May 21, the SFC not only helps with marketing for participating residents/clubs/organizations yard sales, but also offers free spots in Sandstone Park, for those who do not wish to sell items from their homes.

The Cleanup Day, on Sunday May  22, in Bohn Park, allows residents to dispose of  items that otherwise aren’t collected by haulers, including, old equipment, electronics, metals, yard waste, prescription drugs, and more. This event is supported in part by Boulder County. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to help residents. 



More Information on the Spring Clean Weekend >>

Drug Take-Back

DEA Drug Take-Back

Saturday, April 30

On April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Lyons substation, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and the Town of Lyons will be partnering in the DEA Drug Take-Back day.  

This will be a drive-thru drop off; just stop out in front of the substation by the tent, roll down your window, and a deputy or representative will take the items from you.  

Items NOT allowed are inhalers, needles, chemotherapy drugs and any liquids.


Wilderness Fair

Wilderness Fair & Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 24 at Sandstone Park

Join family, friends and visitors for a celebration of the Lyons area’s sustainability efforts and the green businesses and community organizations!

Events include:

  • Outdoor safety and emergency preparedness 
  • Hands-on eco-activities and fun for all ages
  • Live Music and Stage Performances
  • Cooperative Family “Earth Games”
  • Food Vendors and Exhibitors Story Telling and Contests
  • And, so much more!
The Lyons Volunteers are seeking help for this exciting event! Various shifts are available. Visit vols.pt/XeP5Xh to sign up.


AHA CPR Course

AHA Heartsaver CPR Course 

Presented by the Lyons Fire Protection District

What: The Heartsaver CPR AED Course teaches lay rescuers (a person without medical training) to effectively recognize and treat adult, child, and infant victims in cardiac arrest, as well as how to relieve choking. The course teaches skills with American Heart Association’s research-proven hands-on technique, which allows the instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students learning of the skills. Upon completion of this course, students receive an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course Completion Card that is valid for two years.
Who: Anyone who is a Lyons citizen can take the course. There are no prerequisites.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Lyons Fire Station 1, 251 Broadway Street, Lyons, CO 80540
Cost: Free!
Registration: please send an e-mail to Monique at mhein@lyonsfire.org
Questions: Please call 303-823-6611 and leave a message in the chief’s mailbox and someone will return your call.
 
Please register soon, as class will fill up quickly.
Class is limited to 20 students and will be filled on a first come first serve basis.

Colorado Woodstove Changeout Program

The American Lung Association in Colorado is fighting for cleaner air by providing $900,000 in vouchers to help replace or retrofit old wood and coal stove appliances with new, efficient, EPA-certified appliances. Residents and businesses of Boulder county that use older wood or coal burning heating appliances for primary or significant heat are eligible for a voucher of $400 - $3,000, depending on the type of replacement appliance and income level. Vouchers in the amount of $3,000 will be available for low-income residents in the counties listed above.
Town of Lyons
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