Official Communication from the Town of Lyons
125th Anniversary Celebration

125th Year of Incorporation

Commemorative Event

On April 19, 1880, E. S. Lyon founded the Town of Lyons, and on April 6, 1891, the Town became incorporated.

This April marks the Town's 125th year, or quasquicentennial of incorporation. To celebrate, Town Officials are hosting a commemorative event on April 4, at Town Hall. The commemoration events will include live music, tours of the Lyons Depot, speeches from Mayor O’Brien and Mayor Pro Tem Sullivan, history and poem readings, presentations of commemorative gifts, and more. The celebration begins with tours of the newly renovated depot from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m., with live music kicking off the commemoration ceremony, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 
A Board of Trustees meeting will follow the event, beginning at its regular time, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating Lyons' 125th year of incorporation on April 4, and be on the lookout for special quasquicentennial memorabilia! 

Commemorative Event
April 4, 2016
Lyons Town Hall
4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tours of the newly restored Depot
5:30 p.m.
  • Live music by the Moonspinners, with Zeke Little on guitar, and Jani Little, Nancy Thorwardson, Bonnie Richards, and Sam Miller with vocals
6:00 p.m.
  • Pledge of Allegiance 
Welcome - Mayor John O'Brien
  • Introductions of the Town Board, and Candidates - Jacque Watson
  • History of Lyons - LaVern Johnson
  • Lyons' quarry 100+ year history - Loukonen family
  • Poems about Lyons, written by Lucy McCain and LaVern Johnson
  • History of Commemorative Envelope - Stevie LaRue
  • Vision of the Future - Mayor Pro Tem Connie Sullivan
  • America the Beautiful
  • Souvenirs presentation
  • Refreshments
Closing at 7 p.m. for regular Town Board meeting

Commemorative Event Full Schedule>>

April 5, 2016 Election

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., a Regular Election/Mail Ballot will be held at Lyons Town Hall.
Ballots will be mailed to all registered electors between March 14 – March 18, 2016.
Ballots must be returned by 7:00 pm on Election Day, April 5, 2016.
Sample ballots are available at Town Hall, or at

More Information on the Upcoming Election >>

Ralph Price Reservoir Fishing Permits on Sale

Annual fishing permits for Ralph Price Reservoir will go on sale, beginning Friday, April 1, 2016. A Colorado Parks & Wildlife fishing license is required at all City of Longmont fishing areas. An additional, special permit from the City of Longmont is required at Ralph Price Reservoir inside Button Rock Preserve. Permits will be on sale in Longmont and Lyons at the cost of $20 for City of Longmont and Town of Lyons water utility customers, and $30 for non-utility customers.

Branches and Yard Waste

Since 2013, the Town has discontinued curbside chipping. The Town invites you to drop off branches and limbs to Bohn Park on the old Vasquez softball field, adjacent to the tennis courts. Any material other than yard waste will not be accepted. 
Please remember that it is illegal to place branches and unwanted limbs/yard waste on Town & CDOT right-of-way property, which includes alleyways, as well as any property in the buyout program. 
Lyons Municipal Code Sec. 11-2-30 
“Except by a permit issued as set forth in Subsection 11-2-10(b), no person shall in any manner obstruct any street, alley or sidewalk within the Town in any manner whatsoever, but shall at all times keep such streets, alleys and sidewalks free for the passage of vehicular and foot travel.” 
The Town will issue warnings to violations of right-of-ways obstructions, as stated in the Lyons Municipal Code; a summons will be issued if not mitigated after 30 days. 

Lyons Volunteers

If you are unable to haul yard waste to the park, you may submit a request to the Lyons Volunteers, at The Volunteers will coordinate with residents for help with pick-up.

Lyons Volunteers >>

Birds of Spring

Town Hall Art Show Opening Reception

Saturday, April 2
6 to 8 p.m.

Join the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC) this Saturday for the Town Hall Art Show opening reception of "Birds of the Spring" - a show of paintings by Betsy Hubner.
The reception will include live music by Janice Young and Friends, and a community TAPAS potluck - bring a finger-food dish to share!
Wine sales will benefit LAHC.

More on Town Hall Art Show Reception >>

Training Program for Family Caregivers Offered 

Thursdays Beginning April 7

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, is offering the National Caregiver Training Program - an 18-hour course (meets once a week for 3 hours) that helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. Classes, taught by a registered nurse, provide detailed instruction, demonstration and hands-on practice. Topics include caring for someone on bedrest, providing personal care, using a wheelchair safely, managing medications, taking vital signs, controlling infection, preventing falls, reducing caregiver stress, using local resources and more. Each caregiver receives the home reference guide Quick Tips for Caregivers, as well as extensive resource information and support. 

More Information >>

Town of Lyons
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