Official Town of Lyons Communication

Wilderness First Responder Training

via Chief Hoffman

The Lyons Fire Protection District will be doing a Wilderness First Responder class and scenarios on Friday, Sept. 30. The afternoon training will include a helicopter in Bohn Park, followed by an evening drill on Antelope Trail, in Boulder County Open Space. All drills will be on foot (no vehicles involved), and end around 10 p.m.

Town Hall Art Show by Lyons Art Students

Saturday, Oct. 1 | 6 to 8 p.m.

The next Lyons Town Hall Art Show is slated to be: "Lyons Art Students Present: Behind the Gradebook; Teachers Gone Real."

The opening reception for "Lyons Art Students Present: Behind the Gradebook; Teachers Gone Real" is this Saturday, Oct. 1, between 6 and 8 p.m., with a community tapas (finger foods only) potluck. Live music will be performed by Nancy Thorwardson and Paul Kiteck. Beverages will be on hand & wine for sale with proceeds benefiting Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission toward local arts.

The Giving Tree

The current show in the Shirley F. Johnson Council Chambers at Town Hall comes down Friday, Sept. 30 - all "Giving Tree" artwork must be picked up that day at Town Hall between 4 and 7 p.m. 

Simultaneously, art and placards will be accepted for the new incoming student show featuring art & writing by Stephanie Busby's students. This show will hang through Friday, January 6, with artwork pick-up that day between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m.
These Town Hall Arts Shows are made possible in part by the Lyons Community Foundation - for which we are extremely grateful.

LPPA Final Wrap-Up

Thursday, Oct. 20

Join the Lyons Primary Planning Area team for the final wrap-up meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Rogers Hall. Details as follows:
Date: October 20, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM?-?7:30 PM
Time Details: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Open House, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Formal Meeting
Location: Rogers Hall, 408 High St.
Contact: Matt Manley,

More on the LPPA & Planning Workshops >>

Confluence Area CIP: Updated Pavement Schedule

The pavement installation schedule has been updated, with a new start date of Wednesday, Oct. 5, 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.

Lyons Boards and Commissions Call for Membership

Represent Your Town!

The Town is currently seeking applicants for Lyons Boards and Commissions. Passionate, professional, and committed individuals are encouraged to apply, to fill 11 vacancies for the following seats:

2 - Lyons Historic Designation Commission
1 - Ecology Board
1 - Utilities and Engineering Board
1 - Parks and Recreation Commission
1 - Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission
1 - Sustainable Futures Commission
1 - Economic Development Commission
2 - Human Services and Aging Commission
1 - Watershed Board
Individuals interested in serving on a board or commission are asked to submit an application, and make a difference in our community!

More information on Lyons Boards and Commissions >>

Upcoming Recreation Opportunities

Pottery Class for Kids

What could be more fun than getting your hands on some clay and letting your imagination soar as you use your hands to create. We are offering 4 different pottery sessions for your child to attend, each one creating something different.  Sign up for as many as you’d like, you’d don’t have to attend all of the classes.  Your child may opt to do the designated creation, or simply create their own masterpiece.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to join!  You won’t want to miss this class!
Age:            6+
Fee:            $15.00 Per Class Per Child
Dates:        October 5 12, 19, and 26
Time:          3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 

Lori LeGault will take sign-ups to pick up any kids from Lyons Elementary School and walk them to the Walt Self Building. Pack a snack for your kids! (A waiver needs to be signed ahead of time.)

Location:    Walt Self Building Basement (entrance is around the back side of
Instructor:  Julie Adair
Size:            Minimum 4/ Maximum 10
Deadline to Register: One week prior to each class to

See the 2016 Fall/Winter Recreation Brochure for more information on upcoming programs, or email Lori LeGault.

Halloween Spooktacular

Saturday, Oct 29

Lyons Halloween Spooktacular features activities including live music, mask making, pumpkin carving, face painting, Bongo the Balloon Man, hay rack rides, a costume contest, and all sort of tricks and treats for gouhls and goblins, and a parade through Town. Area residents are encouraged to enter unique Halloween entries in this year’s parade. 
Come out and help support these Lyons events - a good time will behead by all!!

2016 Lyons Spooktacular Halloween >>

2016 Lyons Spooktacular

24-hour Mail Ballot Drop Box

Election Ready

October is the perfect time to vote!

Ballots are mailed to all active registered voters the week of October 17. If you would like to check your registration, visit

October 31 is the last day to register and still receive a ballot in the mail (otherwise you need to register and vote in person). Voting in person is also available beginning October 24. Locations and hours of operation are listed in your mail ballot packet or online.

Track your mail ballot. Visit to sign up for Ballot Track to receive messages by email, text, or phone when your mail ballot has been printed, mailed, and received back by Boulder County Elections during election periods.

Vote early! Once you decide how to vote, return your mail ballot. Voting early helps reduce campaign phone calls for you and helps the county process ballots throughout the election period rather than on just one night (no votes are tabulated before election night though!).

More on Lyons Elections >>

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 >>

Town of Lyons

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