Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

2016 Lyons Outdoor Games

June 3 & 4

The Lyons Outdoor Games is a premier Colorado outdoor lifestyle, adventure sport and music festival, and it's just around the corner! Pop a tent Friday night with foothills views, and get out for a mountain bike ride on our world class single track in the morning. Send your kids up a climbing wall and drink craft microbrew from over 50 craft microbreweries around the country, while watching world class athletes compete in professional kayaking, dirt jumping and slacklining comps! Get in on it and sign up for this year's Beer Relay or kick off your flip flops and jump on a slackline or throw a disc at our new disc golf event. And it wouldn't be the Lyons Outdoor Games without some awesome eats to satisfy your hunger! 
As we come into our 15th year now, we are ramped up and psyched to bring a more adventurous life to Colorado!

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Volunteer at the Lyons Outdoor Games

The Lyons Outdoor Games is a volunteer-driven event, with deep tradition in community involvement. This event couldn't happen without the team of volunteers!

Sign up for the 2016 Lyons Outdoor Games, the premier Colorado outdoor lifestyle, adventure sport and music festival (and beer fest)! All proceeds from this event go directly the Town of Lyons Parks, which are still recovering from the 2013 floods.

Volunteers will receive a Lyons Outdoor Games STAFF t-shirt, a super fun sponsor prize swag bag, a meal from Pizaa Bar 66, and free admission to all the events and concerts for them and their immediate family members.

There are plenty of volunteer slots to fill, with each shift averaging around 3 hours per shift. Don't be afraid to sign up for more than one shift for the event if you can manage! Without the volunteers, this event wouldn't be possible!

CIP Confluence Area Update

On Tuesday, Xcel Energy began potholing - digging exploratory holes to locate existing utilities. Residents will be notified of upcoming work and temporary access with door hangers. Please observe temporary 'no parking' signs that may be placed in front of residences. Xcel anticipates minimal services interruptions, if any. 
Upon relocating gas lines, final roadway grading, curb & gutter, and paving will begin; project leads estimate roughly 2-3 more months of work until the project is complete. 

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Railroad Avenue Water Transmission Line Installation

Railroad Ave will have intermittent closures until June 24, 2016, as new water transmission lines are installed. These closures will follow the immediate work area and not cover the entire length of the block. Access will be limited from each side during this period. The contractor will maintain access for water bulk station, however, may require alternate access directions, depending on location. The work will occur from 5th Avenue to 4th Avenue. Underground water installation should be completed and operational by June 17, remaining work will be surface paving and clean up.
The new lines will help equalize water pressure around Town.

Tree Planting Staging Area at 341 Park

RETREET will be leading a tree planting project in Lyons on Sunday, June 5th. The materials for the planting will be delivered on Thursday, June 2nd and temporarily staged in the Confluence Neighborhood. The mulch and the trees will be stored on the lot at 341 Park St (Stacy property) until the end of the day Thursday (6/2/16). This lot will serve as the distribution hub as the materials are dispersed throughout town, to those who are participating in the tree plantings. Distribution of the materials will only involve a few pick-up trucks and will likely take just a couple of hours. Impact to the neighborhood will be minimal. 


St. Vrain Creek "Reach 3" Restoration Public Meeting June 1

Via Boulder County
Boulder County Parks & Open Space and its consultant, Engineering Analytics, will be hosting the first of several public meetings to begin discussions about post-flood restoration of Reach 3 of St. Vrain Creek between U.S. Highway 36 and Hygiene Road. This project is directly linked to the St. Vrain Creek Watershed Master Plan.
     What: Public Meeting 
     When: Wednesday, June 1, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
     Where: Boulder County Parks and Open Space Building
                  5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont
The project team will provide a brief presentation on the project approach, including a general outline of the engineering and restoration design process and the project goals and objectives. Members of the public are encouraged to attend to learn more about this project and the design process. The team will lead a discussion gathering public input and concerns that will inform the design of the restoration project.
To find out more about the project or provide comments, please visit the St. Vrain Creek Restoration - US 36 to Airport Rd project website or contact Jesse Rounds, Parks & Open Space Planner, at or call 303-678-6271. 

No Dumping Branches or Other Material in Bohn Park

Due to the excessive amount of garbage, yard waste and other unacceptable material collected in the branch pile in Bohn Park, the pile was unable to be chipped, and Boulder County will no longer be serving the Town of Lyons with the chipping amenity.

As such, please DO NOT dump any material, including branches, in any public right-of-way or Town-owned property, 
including Bohn Park; dumping of any material in any public right-of-way or Town-owned property is illegal, and violators will be penalized.
As the Town determines the resulting solution, the remaining pile will be relocated near the wastewater treatment plant, where dumping remains prohibited.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

2016 Parks & Open Space Water Tour June 11

Registration is now open for the 2016 Parks & Open Space Water Tour

This year, the tour will highlight the 150th Anniversary of the Left Hand Ditch Company. The 2016 Water Tour is supported by Boulder County Parks & Open Space, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District and Left Hand Water District.
Tour Highlights

  • The tour begins and ends at the Plaza Convention Center in Longmont (this is different from previous years).
  • Light breakfast and lunch are included.
  • The tour will begin with presentations on Water Law 101, orientation of the overall Left Hand Basin, and the History of the Left Hand Ditch. We'll then board the motor coach buses to visit interesting facets of Left Hand history and current Left Hand Ditch System.
  • Lunch will be served at the Beech Shelter. There will be speakers on the bus as well as at each stop with time for questions and discussion.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Plaza Convention Center - 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont, CO 80501
For more information and to register, please visit or contact Vanessa McCracken at or 303-678-6181. Registration is required.

Come to Count for the Library

On Friday, June 3, at 7:00 PM in Rogers Hall, a talented group of local actors will perform a staged reading of the play Count to benefit the Lyons Regional Library Building Foundation. 
 Set in a German mental institution in 1902, Count fictionalizes an intellectual confrontation between mathematician Georg Cantor (Drew Biel) and Galileo Galilei (Joseph Lekarczyk) that reshapes the lives of a sanitarium nurse (Debbie Simms) and a young woman of the nobility seeking refuge in the asylum (Julie Smith).  Local musician Thom Bishop accompanies the reading on Dulcimer.
Please come to Roger’s Hall Friday, June 3, in support of these fine local actors and the Lyons Regional Library Building Foundation.  A $10 donation is requested.  More information is available at the Lyons Main Street Library.

Town of Lyons

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