Official Town of Lyons Communication

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, Oct 29

Lyons Halloween Spooktacular features activities including live music, mask making, pumpkin carving, face painting, Bongo the Balloon Man, hay rack rides, a costume contest, and all sort of tricks and treats for gouhls and goblins, and a parade through Town. Area residents are encouraged to enter unique Halloween entries in this year’s parade. 
Come out and help support these Lyons events - a good time will behead by all!!


2016 Lyons Spooktacular Halloween >>

2016 Lyons Spooktacular

Capital and Recovery Projects Update

Confluence Area CIP

Pavement is now complete throughout the Confluence Area CIP vicinity. The final stages of the project include seeding and cleanup, estimated to wrap-up within 2 to 3 weeks. 


Main St. Streetscape

Paving from the 2nd Ave/Railroad Ave/Evans St. intersect continuing along Railroad Ave southeast, and wrapping up with the Park St./US-36 intersect has been postponed to begin Thursday, Oct. 20. Pavement marking (bike lanes, etc.) and patching will continue throughout the week, which require lane closures. 

Once complete, the segment of Railroad Ave, between 2nd Ave and Park St., will be an eastward one-way road, with 30 parallel parking spaces.

Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn

Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn

Tuesday, Oct. 18 Update

via Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Heil Valley Ranch is open to the public with on-trail use only through the burn area, which is along the Wapiti Trail.
 
Due to weather conditions and increased wildfire activity across the state, there will not be additional ignitions at Heil Valley Ranch this week. The burn window is through Oct. 31, so there is a possibility that ignitions will resume next week if the weather cooperates and fire resources are available.

Fire crews will continue to mop up and monitor the 75-acre area that was burned on Oct. 13 & 14. They are still staffing the burn unit 24/7 at this time.


Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn >>

Lyons Fire Training on County Rd 69

via Chief Hoffman

Lyons Fire has been approved to use some of the structures over at the Martin Property (109 County Road 69) for fire department training. This training includes forcible entry, ventilation training and other general fire department training scenarios. The fire department may be doing 1-2 night trainings and 1-2 day trainings on the property through Monday, Oct 24.

LPPA Final Wrap-Up

Thursday, Oct. 20

Join the Lyons Primary Planning Area team for the final wrap-up meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Rogers Hall. Details as follows:
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Time Details: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Formal Meeting
Location: Rogers Hall, 408 High St.
Contact: Matt Manley, mmanley@townoflyons.com


More on the LPPA & Planning Workshops >>

Upcoming Recreation Programs

Pottery Class for Kids

What could be more fun than getting your hands on some clay and letting your imagination soar as you use your hands to create. We are offering 4 different pottery sessions for your child to attend, each one creating something different. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join! You won’t want to miss this class!
 
Age:            6+
Fee:            $15.00 Per Class Per Child
Dates:        October 19 and 26
Time:          3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Lori LeGault will take sign-ups to pick up any kids from Lyons Elementary School and walk them to the Walt Self Building. Pack a snack for your kids! (A waiver needs to be signed ahead of time.)

Location:    Walt Self Building Basement (entrance is around the back side of
                    building)
Instructor:  Julie Adair
Size:            Minimum 4/ Maximum 10
Deadline to Register: One week prior to each class to llegault@townoflyons.com


See the 2016 Fall/Winter Recreation Brochure for more information on upcoming programs, or email Lori LeGault.


24-hour Mail Ballot Drop Box

Election Ready

October is the perfect time to vote!

 
Ballots are mailed to all active registered voters the week of October 17. Check your registration at www.BoulderCountyVotes.org.

October 31 is the last day to register and still receive a ballot in the mail (otherwise you need to register and vote in person). Voting in person is also available beginning October 24. Locations and hours of operation are listed in your mail ballot packet or online.

Vote early! Once you decide how to vote, return your mail ballot. Voting early helps reduce campaign phone calls for you and helps the county process ballots throughout the election period rather than on just one night (no votes are tabulated before election night though!).


Lyons Town Hall Drive-By Tent Dates:

Friday, November 4th, 2016 - 8am to 6pm
Saturday, November 5th, 2016 - 8am to 6pm
Monday, November 7th, 2016 - 8am to 6pm
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 - 7am to 7pm  (Election Day)


Key Dates for the 2015 Coordinated Election:

October 17

•   Ballots are mailed to active voters
•   Voter services available at Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s Office in Boulder
•   All 24-hour Ballot Drop Boxes open

October 24

•   Voter Service and Polling Centers open

October 31

•   Last day to register and still receive a ballot in the mail

November 4

•   Drive-by Ballot Drop-off locations open

November 8 General Election

•   Ballot drop-off and voting services available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ballots must be         received by 7 p.m. to be counted.  


More on Lyons Elections >>



US-34 Big Thompson Canyon Repair Project Now Closed

via Colorado Department of Transportation

US 34 Big Thompson Canyon

US 34 is now closed between Estes Park and Loveland from mile point (MP) 77—just east of Drake—to MP 80 (Cedar Cove Road). See a map of the closure area.

The only vehicles permitted to travel through this work zone are emergency service vehicles and, at specific times of the day, people who live in the canyon or are doing business in the canyon.

All other through traffic traveling between Estes Park and Loveland should take the posted detour route. View a map of this detour route.

US 34 remains open to the east and west of this closure area, so anyone trying to get to a business on the east end of the canyon can still do so from the Loveland side, and anyone trying to get to a business on the west end of the canyon can still do so from the Estes Park side.

This section of US 34 will be closed until late May 2017 so crews can do rock blasting work and haul off materials as part of the permanent repairs being made to the highway following the 2013 flood.

US-34 Big Thompson Canyon Construction Project >>


Drug Take-Back Day

Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, Oct. 22

On Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your unwanted pills for disposal to:

  • Lyons Substation at 432 5th Avenue, Lyons
  • Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at 5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, or 

The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps, only pills or patches. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, disposing of unwanted medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, poses potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs, and for a complete list of all the October 22 Take Back Day collection site locations, visit DEA Office of Diversion Control.

Realistic Couponing

Realistic Couponing! One person will win a Local's Discount Card from St. Vrain Market, AND a King Soopers $25 gift card!
Lyons Regional Library >>
Realistic Couponing


Creek Rehabilitation Plan for Apple Valley

Public Meeting | Tuesday, Oct. 25

SVCC

The Saint Vrain Creek Coalition and our consulting team, led by S2o Design and Engineering, will be hosting a public meeting for the Creek Rehabilitation Plan for Apple Valley project. The team will be presenting the preliminary project Alternatives Analysis and will be collecting comments and input from stakeholders. We hope to see you there!

Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 5:30 to 8:00pm
Location: The River Community Church 
(18668 N St Vrain Dr, Lyons, CO 80540)


Please direct questions to Cecily Mui, at cmui.svcc@gmail.com / 303-774-4514 
or 
Erika Shioya, at eshioya.svcc@gmail.com / 303-774-4513.




Town of Lyons

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