Official Town of Lyons Communication

Upcoming Lyons Fire Training on County Rd 69

via Chief Hoffman

Lyons Fire has just recently been approved to use some of the structures over at the Martin Property (109 County Road 69) for fire department training. This training includes forcible entry, ventilation training and other general fire department training scenarios. The fire department may be doing 1-2 night trainings and 1-2 day trainings on the property over the next 11-12 days.

Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn

Due to poor air quality predicted for Wednesday, Boulder County Parks & Open Space will not be conducting the prescribed burn at Heil Valley Ranch on Oct 12. The next possible day for ignitions is now Thursday, October 13, weather permitting.

Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn >>

Heil Valley Ranch Prescribed Burn

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

Lyons School Committee to Sponsor School Bond Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 13 | Beginning at 6 p.m. | Town Hall Board Room

The public is invited to to join a school bond conversation/informational meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, for those who have questions and would like to know more about the upcoming School Bond. 

The Lyons Bond Committee, Windy Miller, Janet Amsbaugh, and LaVern Johnson is sponsoring the meeting to answer questions  and provide information as to just what your “Yes” vote will do for the St. Vrain School District, including the Lyons Area. There will be several knowledgeable Bond representatives in attendance.
Please direct questions to LaVern Johnson, at, or visit LYONSES.SVVSD.ORG, or LMSHS.SVVSD.ORG for information. See you there!

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 >>

Upcoming Recreation Opportunities

From Roommates Back to Soulmates: Enhancing Couple's Relationships

Friday, Oct. 14 | 6 to 7:30 p.m. | Namaste Lyons
Join us in the comfortable atmosphere of Namaste Lyons yoga studio for this informative opportunity to identify common obstacles and learn effective strategies to enhance your relationship. Kat Austin from Boulder Psychological Services is an experienced clinician who works with a broad range of obstacles experienced by adults, young adults, families and couples. 

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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. 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 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.

Educational Creek Walk in Lyons

Thursday, Oct. 13 | 4 to 5:30 pm

via Saint Vrain Creek Coalition  
If you ever feel lost when flood recovery meetings get too technical or when project managers pull out design're not alone. Join the Saint Vrain Creek Coalition (SVCC) and S2o Design and Engineering on October 13th to learn more about stream design concepts with real-world examples!
We'll take you on a walk along a couple of flood recovery project sites in the Town of Lyons while our experts identify stream design features or structures and explain their purpose for participants.
Date: October 13, 2016
Time: 4:00 to 5:30pm
Location: Black Bear Hole in Lyons
Please drive and meet us at Black Bear Hole. We will walk and discuss the various features of the recovery work completed there before driving over to LaVern M. Johnson (Meadow) Park to check out more examples.
Please dress accordingly, as it may get chilly!

This event was developed specifically for those who are taking part in flood recovery processes, such as the SVCC's Creek Rehabilitation Plan for Apple Valley Project, but is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about stream restoration concepts. 
RSVP's are not required, but are appreciated. Please email or call Erika Shioya if you plan to attend - or 303-774-4513.

Realistic Couponing

Healthier Living: A Self-Management Class for Older Adults

Classes held Oct. 13 – Nov. 17 in Boulder

Diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, and diabetes can cause daily challenges. Healthier Living is a six week program developed by Stanford University designed to give you the skills you need to become a self-manager and get back to living your life.
What: Healthier Living Class/Stanford’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
When: Tuesdays, Oct. 13 – Nov. 17, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Where: Frasier Meadows Retirement Community, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder

More Information on Healthier Living: Self-Management Class for Older Adults >>

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!).

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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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