Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

US 36/Main St. Streetscape Project

May 14

The contractor continues work on removal of curb, gutter, and asphalt in front of businesses along East Main Street. Upon removal, the right-of-way adjacent to US-36/East Main St. will undergo improvements, including new curb, gutter & driveways, landscaping, and sidewalk extending from Lyons Quilting to downtown Main Street. Parking access for all businesses will be available throughout construction.

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

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CIP Confluence Area Update

May 14

After a short period of construction slowdown, the Town was informed this week that Xcel is preparing for the pre-construction meeting for new gas line construction, in the Hwy 7/5th Ave. right-of-way
Upon relocating gas lines, project leads estimate roughly 2-3 more months of work, until the project is complete. 

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Upcoming Board of Trustees Meeting

Monday, May 16

The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held Monday, May 16. The workshop begins at 5:30 p.m., and the meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

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Notice: Special Use of Ralph Price Reservoir

CO National Guard to participate in aerial bucket training ahead of wildfire season

via City of Longmont

The Colorado Army National Guard will be conducting live bucket operations with multiple helicopters out of the Ralph Price Reservoir with direction from ground resources on simulated fire perimeters in typical terrain in the Button Rock Preserve. The objective is to allow both the National Guard and firefighters to share a realistic, high quality training opportunity. A qualified instructor will be on the ground to coach trainees on proper Air to Ground Communication procedures as well as proper standard target description techniques.
The National Guard is coordinating this training with City of Longmont staff to ensure safety to visitors, wildlife and the environment within Button Rock Preserve. Visitors should be prepared that there will be extra activity in the preserve during the dates and times listed below, most notably sound pollution from the helicopters. Although this training will create a level of disturbance for visitors, it is a valuable opportunity for wildland firefighters to gain familiarity with Button Rock Preserve should a fire ever threaten the area, in addition to building skills for use across the state of Colorado.

Planned Dates and Times for National Guard Training Operations at Ralph Price Reservoir:

May 14: 12 – 5 p.m.
May 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

SVCC Awarded CDBG-DR Funds for Apple Valley Project

The Saint Vrain Creek Coalition (SVCC) was recently awarded funds for the Apple Valley Flood Recovery and Resiliency Implementation Project.

Awarded funds will be spent on stream and floodplain rehabilitation and construction-related costs for the Apple Valley North (Phase I) project area. This area begins at the Rainbow Bridge (the northern bridge connecting Apple Valley Road to US 36) and extends 1.4 miles downstream along North Saint Vrain Creek. The estimated construction cost for this reach is nearly $2 million. DOLA awarded the SVCC $386,890 to leverage additional funding provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program.  

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Good Old Days

Volunteers Needed for Good Old Days

The Town of Lyons Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers for both the Lyons River Run 5K and the Lyons Good Old Days Event - both taking place on June 25th. These Town events require volunteer help, in order to continue holding them! There are numerous fun jobs that need help, and all ranges of time slots available. Some examples include race course guidance, start/finish line assistance, registration data entry, and water station help for the River Run 5K, as well as help with ticket collection in the kids area, set up of the event, and clean up of the event.  
Please direct questions or interest to Lori LeGault, at 303-823-8250 or
The full Good Old Days schedule will be released soon. 

Check out the Summer 2016 Recreation Brochure >>

New Library Building Open House

Monday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Oskar Blues Conference Room

The Lyons Regional Library District will be holding an open house to provide an opportunity for public input for the new library building preliminary design. The event will take place on Monday, May 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Oskar Blues conference room. The recent survey results, past and upcoming projects, and other visual displays will be showcased at the event. Please see the flyer for more information.
If you can’t make the open house, stop by the library or email Library Director, Katherine Weadley at, for questions or input relating to the project.

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Lyons Spring Clean Weekend & Drug Take-Back

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. 

DEA Drug Take-Back

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 by the tent located in Bohn Park, 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.

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Branch Chipping

Drop-off Branches by May 24

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, by end of day May 24 - a chipper will be brought in on May 25. Any material other than branches will not be accepted. If you are unable to haul yard waste to the park, you may submit a request to the Lyons Volunteers, at
Please remember that it is illegal to place branches and unwanted limbs on Town & CDOT right-of-way property, which includes alleyways and 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 Last Thursdays

Lyons Last Thursdays Artwalk

The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission and the Economic Development Commission are pleased to announce the first annual Lyons Last Thursdays - an evening artwalk celebration, with a voucher incentive. On each Last Thursday of the summer, participating businesses will showcase a visual or performing artist, special culinary delight or cocktail creation, or another art form, and special time-limited $7 vouchers will be offered to recipients, in exchange for completion of a short survey.
Lyons Last Thursdays / Art Walk is a celebration of the arts essence of Lyons, and an opportunity to expand commerce via a town-wide creative collaboration.

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