Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

McConnell Bridge Update

FEMA has approved the 30% design of McConnell Bridge. The Town is now working with the design consultant to finalize the design and prepare the bid package for construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in late spring/early summer, for an estimated duration of six months. 

During this time, McConnell bridge will be closed to all traffic. Please plan to use 2nd Avenue as an alternate route; additional detour information will be provided closer to construction beginning.

South St. Vrain Overflow Channel Construction

Project Timeline: March through June 2017

The first stage of building the diversion channel from the main stream has been accomplished. Over the next few weeks, the contractor will completely divert the water into the newly-constructed channel, and begin work on the main channel of the South St. Vrain. 
The work will take place near the North and South St. Vrain confluence, located along 341 Park St., and consist of a permanent overflow channel diverted from the South St. Vrain, as well as improvements to the main South St. Vrain channel. The new diversion channel is designed to relieve the stream of flooding during runoff and high flows. 

Construction for this project is anticipated to run through June 2017. For your safety, please stay out of the area during this time.

Resident Parking Passes Now Available

The Town of Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Events will be reinstating a parking fee for LaVern Johnson Park in 2017. A parking fee of $5 for every 4 hours for those who wish to park in LaVern Johnson on weekends and holidays, from April 1 through October 15. One free resident parking pass will be issued to one vehicle per household that signs up. A second pass may be obtained for $35, and third pass is $55. Non-residents may purchase a season parking pass for a flat rate of $75.00 per vehicle. 

Vehicles must have the parking pass displayed at all times when parked in LaVern Park to avoid a violation fee. 

During the summer season, vehicles without a parking pass will be charged $5 for every 4 hours, which can be processed at the kiosks located throughout the park.

Golf carts are required to pay parking fees, as well; residents may use the one free parking pass on golf carts.

Resident parking stickers will be mailed once proof of residency and vehicle information is provided at Lyons Town Hall or on the Town of Lyons website. Residency is proven by showing a Town of Lyons utility bill. To sign up for a parking pass, visit Lyons Town Hall or apply online at the following link:

Lyons Parks and Recreation >>

Community Meeting for Traffic-Calming and Strategic Planning

Join representatives from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, the Lyons Fire Protection District, and Town staff, to brainstorm strategies for short- and long-term seasonal traffic management in Lyons. 

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Lyons Town Hall Board Room  

Read Open Letter from Sgt. Bill Crist on Traffic Concerns >>

Private Properties Notice

The Town has received notice of trespassing on properties located at 323 5th Avenue and 104 5th Avenue - Foothills Mobile Home Park. While property owners are working with Town as participants in the buyout program, the lots remain as private property. Furthermore, the areas pose significant safety hazards to individuals who have not been permitted access.

The Town will be purchasing fencing material for 104 5th Avenue, to help delineate the private property area.

In the interest of respect for the owners, compliance with local and state law, and the safety and welfare of individuals, please stay out of the premises of both properties until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.  

4th Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Update

The 4th Avenue pedestrian bridge, damaged during the 2013 flood, is currently being evaluated for rebuild. Based on current working designs, the feasible replacement at the same location would incur three to four times more than an initial estimate from FEMA, and severely impact adjacent properties, due to floodplain and ADA regulations. As a result, the Town is also examining possible alternate locations.

Currently, the Board of Trustees will be examining the design and possible alternatives at the March 20, 2017 BOT meeting. 

Fire Ban Enacted

Boulder County Enacts Fire Ban

Warm winter temperatures and low moisture have increased the fire danger

via Boulder County
On March 15, 2017, Sheriff Joe Pelle enacted a fire ban for western Boulder County due to warm winter temperatures and low moisture, which has resulted in an increased fire danger. The fire ban is effective immediately.
The fire ban includes the mountain areas of Boulder County. The mountain areas include any and all unincorporated areas of the county:
  • West of CO Highway 93 (CO-93), from its intersection with the southern boundary of Boulder County until, and including, its intersection with CO Highway 119 (CO-119);
  • West of Broadway Avenue in the City of Boulder, from its intersection with CO-119 until, and including, its intersection with US Highway 36 (US-36);
  • West of US-36, from its intersection with Broadway Avenue until its intersection with the northern boundary of Boulder County;
  • West of the western boundary of the Rabbit Mountain Open Space until, and including, US-36; and
  • All of the Rabbit Mountain Open Space property.
Lyons Prepared

A Message from Lyons Prepared

Steering Committee Members

Lyons Prepared is a volunteer citizen partnership with the Lyons Fire Protection District in the Lyons area.

Our mission is to work with residents and visitors within the Lyons Fire Protection District to:

  • Support neighborhood emergency preparedness.
  • Strengthen our ability to communicate well during an emergency.
  • Enhance relationships between our fire district and surrounding communities and Boulder and Larimer County emergency planners.
Here is a link to our website:
View the map on our website showing the 15 or so different neighborhoods we have identified. Our goal is to have a steering committee member for each of the neighborhoods and we have at least one person in many of the neighborhoods.

Currently, we are recruiting steering committee members for the following areas:

  • 5) Stone Canyon/Eagle Ridge (area 5 on map)
  • 7-1) South St Vrain and CR 69 (area 7-1 on map)
  • 7-2) Hwy southwest of Old St Vrain Rd (area 7-2 on map)
  • 8) Eastern Corridor - N. Foothills/Ute Hwy (area 8 on map)
  • 10-1) Beech Hill Valley (area 10-1 on map)
  • 10-2) Buster Ranch & Sunship (area 10-2 on map)
  • 10-3) Lonestar (area 10-3 on map)
  • X Bar 7 and Blue Mtn Trail (area 11 on map)
  • Hwy 36 west of Blue Mtn Rd (area 10-13 on map)
  • Indian Lookout Rd, River Bend, and Planet Bluegrass (area 10-14 on map)
  • Eagle Canyon and Grover Drive (area 15 on map)

Steering committee members should commit to radio training and annual exercise, and try to attend monthly meetings. Our next meeting is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyons Fire Station #1. We hope you can join us at this meeting. >>

Parent Education Presentation: Strengthening Parent-Child Communication at Different Developmental Stages

Parent Education Presentation:

Strengthening Parent-Child Communication at Different Developmental Stages

The Town of Lyons in partnership with the Lyons Elementary School PTO is pleased to offer another important parenting education topic to the public. Effective parent-child communication is key to a healthy relationship. Increase your understanding of developmental changes and their impact on communication. FREE dinner & childcare.

Day: Tuesday March 21st
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Instructor/s: TBD from Boulder Psychological Services
Location: Lyons Elementary School Library
Deadline to Register: There is no deadline for attending this presentation; but if you wish to have free dinner and childcare ask that you RSVP by March 15th.

Registration for Parent Education Presentation >>

Branch Disposal

Since 2013, the Town has discontinued curbside chipping. Please remember that it is illegal to place branches and unwanted limbs on Town & CDOT right-of-way property, which includes parks, alleyways and any property in the buyout program.

One of the nearest organizations that will collect branches is Western Disposal. For $0.45 per 20 lbs., residents (non-commercial) can drop off unwanted branches to Western's collection site, located at 5880 Butte Mill Road in Boulder. For larger pick-up loads, the cost equates to $44.40 per ton. 

Western Disposal is open Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit, or call 303-444-2037 for more information.

Western Disposal >>

Workforce Boulder County Youth Hiring Event

Workforce Boulder County hosts Youth Hiring Event

Thursday, March 23 | Longmont

Teens are invited to apply for summer jobs with the Boulder County Youth Corps and the City of Boulder Junior Ranger Program.

Workforce Boulder County is hosting a Youth Hiring Event  on Thursday, March 23, from 3 - 5:30 p.m. at the St. Vrain Community Hub, located at 515 Coffman St., Longmont, in Room 112 North.

These two programs offer some of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  All work is outdoors and helps to improve the environment, with projects such as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds. 
Employees will earn a starting hourly wage of $9.30. 

Continue Reading About Requirements and Application Process >>

Town of Lyons

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