Official Town of Lyons Communication

Short-Term Vacation Rentals Survey and Focus Group

Focus Group - Spots Still Available! 

Thursday, Sept. 29 | 6 to 8pm | Town Hall Board Room
Do you currently rent your property on AirBnB or VRBO? Would like to share your experience with us? Are you concerned about the impact of STVRs? Would you like to share your perspective with the Town?
If so, please contact Matt Manley, Flood Recovery Planner ( to sign up for 1 of 8 spots in the Focus Group, to be held on Thursday, Sept 29., beginning at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Board Room. 
Depending on the number of respondents, multiple focus group sessions may be held and/or participants will be randomly selected to participate.

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STVR Survey

Closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26

The Town of Lyons is looking for local residents to participate in a survey regarding Short-Term Vacation Rentals in Lyons. With the significant increase of both hosting and booking through AirBnB, VRBO, etc., as a means for short-term lodging in Lyons, the Town’s Planning & Community Development Commission is looking to recommend some changes to the Town’s current code that would make STVR legal (a “use-by-right”).

Currently, this type of short-term lodging is not allowed in Residential zoning districts without a business license for a Bed & Breakfast. The Town would like to create some rules to protect the character of the neighborhoods in Lyons while also allowing Short-Term Vacation Rentals, as a means for additional income for Lyons residents and an opportunity for more visitors to stay in this lovely town. In an effort to understand the various sides to this issue, the Town is looking for input. Please take a moment to fill out this short, 10-question survey to weigh in on this hot topic.

Though log-in information is required, all survey submissions will be anonymous. Survey closes at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26.

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Lyons Middle/Senior High Community BBQ

Friday, Sept. 23 | 4 to 7 p.m.

Free BBQ with admission to the Sept. 23 Football Game. Tents will be near the baseball field at the school.

BBQ: 4 to 7 p.m.
Kickoff: 7 p.m.

Confluence Area CIP

Restricted Traffic Access

The contractor has completed all the roadway curb and gutter in the project's vicinity. Preparation for paving is underway; pavement installation is anticipated to begin around September 29, weather permitting.

Please note that throughout the paving phase, traffic accessibility will be restricted. Residents are asked to keep vehicles off the roads from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Main St. Streetscape

Streetscape Site Plan

Contractors have completed the installation of raised islands at crosswalk locations along US-36, and landscaping along the north side is nearing completion. Beginning Sept. 29, crews will be striping US-36, which will take approximately two days. Over the next few weeks, the contractors will be preparing for curb and gutter installation on Railroad Ave.

Lane closures and other traffic delays can be expected throughout the project on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please note the speed limit remains at 25/35 mph in the construction zone.
Your cautious driving may save a life!

More on Main St. Streetscape Project >>

Stream Restoration Update

The temporary irrigation along the creek is now in full operation. The landscaping contractor will continue to monitor and refine the system throughout its two-year lifetime.
Your continued support in protecting these fragile riparian habitats is greatly appreciated!

Lyons Parks & Rec Benefit

Lyons Parks & Recreation Benefit: CU Buffs Football 

Lyons Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Colorado University Football for discounted tickets, to benefit the Lyons Parks recovery efforts!

Discounted tickets are available for Homecoming Weekend's Arizona State Sun Devils game on Saturday, October 15, and the UCLA Bruins game on Thursday, November 3. Five dollars of each ticket sold will be donated to the Lyons Parks and Recreation department, to aid in rebuilding parks and recreation fields.

To order tickets, visit, and enter code: 2016LYONSREC 

US-34 Big Thompson Canyon Repair Project

via Colorado Department of Transportation

Full Closure Beginning Monday, Oct. 17

A full closure of US 34 between mile points 77 and 80 will begin Monday, Oct. 17, and be in place until the start of the 2017 Memorial Day weekend. Until then, this three-mile section of the canyon will be closed to through traffic. US 34 will remain open to drivers east of mile point 80 (near Cedar Cove) and west of mile point 77 (just east of Drake).
The only through access on US 34 from Oct. 17 until next Memorial Day weekend will be for canyon residents through a permit process. Permitted vehicles will be allowed through the canyon from 6 - 8:30 a.m. and 4 - 7 p.m. each day.

See this week's US-34 traffic impacts, and other updates on the US-34 Big Thompson Canyon Construction Project >>

Proposed Land Use Code Updates Public Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m. 

On Sept. 1, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners held a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Boulder County Land Use Code floodplain regulations, which include updates to Land Use Code Article 4-400 and related provisions which govern the Floodplain Overlay District. The Commissioners voted to table adoption to allow additional time for public review and comment. 

No changes to the floodplain maps which define the floodplain overlay district will occur as part of this regulatory update. The proposed updates only affect unincorporated areas of Boulder County.  

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28 to discuss the comments received and actions taken since the Sept. 1 hearing. Public testimony will NOT be taken at this meeting, but the public may submit written comments on DC-15-0004 via email using the Boulder County Ask a Planner Form.

  • What: Board of County Commissioners Public Meeting on proposed Land Use Code updates in Docket DC-15-0004
  • When: Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Commissioners' Hearing Room, 3rd Floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder (Map and Directions)

St. Vrain Creek Coalition Hosts Flood Recovery Progress Tour

Thursday, Sept. 29

Registration is OPEN for this FREE event that will take you around the Saint Vrain Watershed to get a closer look at some of the flood recovery projects that have been completed or are in development. We will have speakers at each stop to give tour participants insight to what has happened and what will happen within these various project areas.

Read more on the Recovery Progress Tour >>

Boulder County's AAA Falls Prevention Week

Sept. 19-23

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is helping coordinate more than 40 events around the county as part of Falls Prevention Week, Sept. 19 – 23. A fall can have devastating consequences for an older adult. It is a common concern for the families, friends and caregivers of the aging. The explanation is simple:

  • Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall.
  • Every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall.
  • Many older adults limit physical and social activities due to fear of falling  which in turn can lead to an increased risk of falling. 

The AAA, in conjunction with the Boulder County Partners for Falls Prevention, is offering this annual event to help educate area residents on the many ways they can reduce their risk of falling.

More Information on AAA's Falls Prevention Week >>

Town of Lyons

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