Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

Winter Wonderland Concert Series

Join your community this weekend! 

The celebration of the season continues in Lyons with three Saturdays of small-town winter fun!

This Saturday, January 11 kicks off the first Winter Wonderland Concert Series from 2 pm to 4 pm. While Mother Nature has yet to cooperate (warm and windy instead of cold and icy), the music will go on!  At this time, it's doubtful that the ice will be frozen by Saturday.

Volunteers from the Lyons Community Foundation will be serving up hot cocoa and treats (donation only).  The scientists in Lyons have proven that hot cocoa is more satisfying with your own reusable mug, so please help Mother Earth and bring your own container for hot cocoa! We hope to see you there!

January 11: Good Manners
January 25: Joe Kuckla & Irons in the Fire
February 8: Jesse Garland Band

Christmas Tree Recyling
Lyons Volunteers will pick up Natural Christmas Trees to help turn them to mulch

Christmas Tree Recycling

Lyons Volunteers Return for 2020!

The gift of giving continues this holiday season when you recycle your Christmas Tree with Lyons Volunteers. The Town of Lyons is partnering with Lyons Volunteers for a one day only Christmas Tree Recycling Program!

Trees must be stripped of all ornaments, tinsel and other decorations, and be placed outside your residence by 8:00 a.m. on Friday, January 10, to be picked up by the Lyons Volunteers, as they go through each local neighborhood (within Town limits). Wreaths, garland, artificial trees, or tree stands will not be accepted.

While this service is free of charge to local residents, we encourage you to make a donation to either the Lyons Community Foundation, Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF), or the Lyons Historical Society. Simply tie or rubber band your tax-deductible donation to your tree before placing it in front of your residence.

Lyons Volunteers will be begin collecting the trees on Friday, January 10 ONLY, beginning at 8 a.m.

Important notes:

This is a one day only program.
There is not a drop-off location. 
Wreaths will not be accepted.
The Lyons Volunteers will take the tree ONLY, just as it once lived in nature -- free of all tinsel, ornaments, lights, nails, stands, etc. The recycled Christmas trees will be chipped.

While the Lyons Volunteers will collect from each residential neighborhood, submitting a formalized request through the Lyons Volunteers' website will help the Volunteers gauge anticipated volume and timing, and make them aware of any special circumstances.

Scrap Metal and Block Styrofoam pick up

Yes! One more reason to "Heart " Lyons

Yes, there is an alternative to tossing block Styrofoam and scrap metal if you make a request with the elves from

The Lyons Volunteers plan to pick up scrap metal and #6 Styrofoam to bring to Boulder-based CHaRM again on Friday, January 10, 2020. Get on their "nice list" by filling out their request form online. 

RTD service reduction proposal

Draft proposal presented December 19

On December 19, RTD presented a service reduction proposal to their Board. If approved, the impacts to Lyons would be effective in late May 2020. The service reductions to the Y route (Lyons- Boulder) propose to cancel the 5:35 am southbound service and the 6:39 pm northbound route, primarily due to very low ridership. The other two morning southbound routes, 6:37 am and 7:47 am and the afternoon northbound routes 4:09 pm and 5:26 pm would remain.

Lyons 2020 Election

Are You Interested in Running for Mayor or Trustee?

As part of the April 7, 2020 Regular Mail Ballot Election, the ballot will ask voters to consider candidates for six Trustee positions and one Mayor.   

Candidates must have lived in the Town Limits for a period of at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election. Candidates for Trustee and Mayor may pick-up nomination petitions to begin collecting signatures beginning Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from the Town Clerk's Office in Lyons Town Hall. Any signatures collected prior to this date are not valid.

A minimum of ten signatures from registered voters residing within the Town limits is required to establish candidacy. Completed nomination petitions, along with signed and notarized Affidavit of Circulator and Acceptance of Nomination forms are due back to the clerk’s office no later than Monday, January 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm.

Read more on running for Mayor or Trustee, including candidate eligibility requirements, time commitments and what to expect, election information, and more.

Herbal Healing Arts Class

January 18, 2020, 9:30-11:30am

Packed full of antioxidants and vitamins, elderberries are a natural powerhouse and widely considered to be one of the most healing plants in the world. Come discover the healing properties of the elderberry as you make your own syrup, considered as an immune system booster and a natural remedy for colds and the flu. Learn to make your own personal supply in this class taught by certified clinical herbalist and Lyons local, Kristen Gudmonson.

Location:  Walt Self building, 335 Railroad Ave
Fee: $15 (includes samples of each)
Register at:

Elderberry Syrup

Flood Mapping

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps

Meeting in Lyons Thur Jan 23

Following the 2013 flood, the state-funded Colorado Hazard Mapping Program (CHAMP) has been re-mapping the regulatory floodplain of the most affected waterways in Colorado.
In 2017 and 2018, Boulder County adopted comprehensive zoning map amendments to the Floodplain Overlay Zoning District based on draft CHAMP mapping for unincorporated Boulder County. The draft data were also submitted to FEMA, which released Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for CHAMP-studied stream reaches in September 2019. To learn more, attend the open house.

Thursday, Jan. 23 | 5 to 6:30 p.m. (presentation at 5:15 p.m.)
North and South Saint Vrain creeks and Saint Vrain Creek
Lyons Regional Library – 451 Fourth Ave. in Lyons
This is a joint meeting between Boulder County and the Town of Lyons

Aging Advisory Council

Aging Advisory Council

Open seat for Lyons area

The Aging Advisory Council (AAC) is currently recruiting new members and would like to have a representative from the Lyons community. The AAC helps in the administration and planning of the Older Americans Act programs by gathering information and ideas that help to coordinate the delivery of services and by responding effectively to the strengths and needs of older adults throughout Boulder County. The AAC meets the first Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to noon, except for July and November.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Jan. 10, 2020.
Apply for a position with the AAC - click "View Vacancies" under the "Recruitment" section.

He's ready for the ice rink to open!
He's ready for the ice rink to open! Fingers crossed for freezing temps!

When will the ice rink open?

Mother Nature! Help us out!

Parks and public works crews have set the equipment, filled it with water and are working with Mother Nature for full cooperation and freezing temperatures. The water is about 8 inches deep and needs freezing temperatures to set. The day and night temperatures need to be much colder.

Please do your part with an ice dance. It's like a rain dance, without the rain!

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