Official Communications from the Town of Lyons
Sandstone Summer Concert Series

Sandstone Summer Concert Series

Summer Thursdays through August 23
6:30 p.m. | Free!

Summer in Lyons: the air is warm, the creek's flowing, and music is playin' at Sandstone!

The 2018 Sandstone Summer Concert Series kicks off Thursdays, from June 14 through August 23 (except July 12), at the Raul Vasquez Community Stage in Sandstone Park. Thanks to the generous financial support of the Town and the Lyons Community Foundation, concerts are free of cost! So pack up the family and blankets, and plan to spend your Summer Thursdays at Sandstone Park! 

Don't miss the July 19 show, Erik Yates Band


Sandstone Concerts Public Market

If you'd like to register as a vendor at a Sandstone Concert, complete the registration form here


lyonscolorado.com/SummerConcerts >>


Town Hall Art Show: Summer Show

Summer Show Drop-off: Friday, July 20

Summer Show Reception: Saturday, July 21


Calling all artists! Be a part of the 2018 Lyons' Town Hall Art Shows, themed "Four Seasons"! Art of all mediums are invited to be displayed in the Shirley F. Johnson Council Chambers for a quarter. Reservations are not required. To participate, bring artwork, in accordance with the quarter theme, to Lyons Town Hall on the Friday before the show opening (schedule below), and join the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, along with fellow artists, for the opening reception on the following Saturday. Please prepare placards for each piece that include the artist's name, title, medium, size, price (or note if the piece is not for sale), and contact information.

Deliver Summer-y hangable creations & placards on Friday, July 20, between 4 and 7 p.m. at Lyons Town Hall.

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Community show opening tapas potluck & Mandolin Jam Circle in the Courtyard at Town Hall!

Displayed from July 21 through October 5.
Summer Town Hall Art Show

Water Conservation - it's a hot topic!


Due to the extended dry period we are experiencing, water usage will increase for many residents and businesses. These water conservation tactics can help conserve water and save money on utility bills, especially during the summer months.

Replace Turf with Xeric Gardens
Homeowners and businesses can plant the gardens to replace turf, reduce watering requirements, and otherwise improve conservation practices for their landscapes. Resource Central’s Garden In A Box program offers a simple approach to water-wise gardening. These professionally designed gardens contain perennial, xeric (low-water) plants for your landscaping needs. The Town of Lyons partnered with Resource Central to provide discounts for this program this spring—demand was great and all of the allotted discounted Garden’s In A Box have been claimed. Gardens are still available without the discount and are very competitively priced: https://resourcecentral.org/gardens/

Remember Rain Barrels are Legal
Last year the state of Colorado passed legislation that legalized the use of Rain Barrels for personal use. Capturing and using rainwater to help meet your irrigation needs will reduce your use of potable water, saving you money and reducing your environmental impact.  You can purchase Rain Barrels from most hardware stores. Moreover, you can decorate them to a channel your artistic skills (see image below).Water Conservation, it’s a hot topic!

Due to the extended dry period we are experiencing water usage will increase for many residents and businesses. These water conservation tactics can help you conserve water and save money on utility bills, especially during the summer months.

Replace Turf with Xeric Gardens
Homeowners and businesses can plant the gardens to replace turf, reduce watering requirements, and otherwise improve conservation practices for their landscapes. Resource Central’s Garden In A Box program offers a simple approach to water-wise gardening. These professionally designed gardens contain perennial, xeric (low water) plants for your landscaping needs. The Town of Lyons partnered with Resource Central to provide discounts for this program this spring—demand was great and all of the allotted discounted Garden’s In A Box have been claimed. Gardens are still available without the discount and are very competitively priced:
https://resourcecentral.org/gardens/

Remember Rain Barrels are Legal
Last year, the State of Colorado passed legislation that legalized the use of Rain Barrels for personal use. Capturing and using rainwater to help meet your irrigation needs will reduce your use of potable water, saving you money and reducing your environmental impact.  You can purchase Rain Barrels from most hardware stores. Moreover, you can decorate them to a channel your artistic skills (see image below).

Water Efficiency Tips

Seven Summer Lawn Irrigation Tips
1. WATER TWICE A WEEK. MAKE TURF DROUGHT-TOLERANT.
Water deeply twice each week to make grass roots grow deeper and go longer without water. For sprinkler systems, cycle run times to prevent run-off. Instead of setting a zone to run for fifteen minutes, change it to water for five minutes once an hour for three hours.

2. DON’T WATER BETWEEN 10 A.M. AND 6 P.M.
When you water during the day, less water reaches your lawn. Water at night or in the early morning to prevent water loss caused by evaporation and wind.

3. IF IT RAINS, WATER LESS.
Watch the weather and adjust watering days and times accordingly. If you have a control clock, use rain sensors to shut-off irrigation during rain events.

4. WATCH FOR IRRIGATION LEAKS.
Watch for broken sprinkler heads or damaged irrigation lines that water waste. Repair leaks quickly.

5. LET GRASS GROW LONGER BEFORE YOU CUT IT.
Raise your lawn mower blade and protect your lawn from heat by letting grass grow longer.

6. WATER PLANTS AND TREES, NOT SIDEWALKS.
Don’t spray down your driveway with water- use a broom. Broken sprinkler heads getting your sidewalk wet? Make sprinkler repairs and adjustments to keep water on your plants, turf and trees.

7. INSTALL LOW-WATER LANDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION.
Avoid installing landscaping during the hottest months, especially in dry years. When appropriate, install drought-resistant turf, trees and xeric plants. Where possible, use low-water drip irrigation.

For Lyons water conservation questions please call Toby Russell at 303.823.6622 ext. 46 or email at trussell@townoflyons.com


Recycling Center Moving to 2nd Avenue

Anticipated to move by the week of July 23


Due to construction for library, the Town and associated partners have begun preparation for relocating the recycling center (4th Ave. and Railroad) to the south side of the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) center (198 2nd Ave.). Construction for the new ADA-accessible facility is well underway; the Town estimates the move to be complete by the week of July 23. 

The Town does not anticipate any lapse in availability in single-stream recycling* between locations - recycling will remain available at its current location, and a new dumpster will be replaced at the new site, upon its completion. 

*The availability and schedule of the cardboard-specific bin may vary during the relocation period. Updates will be sent as information is received. 


Upcoming EcoCycle Events

Tour of the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials 

Saturday, July 21, 10:00am - 11:30pm
6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder


What happens to your mattress after you drop it off at the CHaRM? What do those plastic grocery bags get made into? And most importantly, how do we squish Styrofoam into tiny blocks like in the movie WALL-E? This is a family-friendly tour, so bring the whole team AND any hard-to recycle items you have at from home.*
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*$3.00 entrance fee is waived, but other recycling fees may apply to specific items—see our online price chart for more information.



Recycling Center Tour

Tour of the Boulder County Recycling Center

July 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1901 63rd St. Boulder


Come see what happens to your recycling after it’s hauled away. Watch the whizzing conveyor belts, the whirling machines, and the skilled sorters who ensure thatover 45,000 tons of recycling gets processed each year and made into something new! This is a family-friendly tour, so bring the whole team! 



Pizza Hangout at Pizza Bar 66

Pizza Hangout at Pizza Bar 66

July 26, 5:30-7:30pm
Pizza Bar 66 


We’re gathering residents who want to help shape the future of Lyons at Pizza Bar 66. Join us for pizza, and weigh in on how we can work together to make Lyons a Zero Waste leader! Come armed with your recycling questions or just sit in to hear the latest news about Zero Waste in Lyons.

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