Official Communication from the Town of Lyons

Community Discussion for Traffic-Calming and Strategic Planning

Thursday, April 6 | 6 p.m. | Lyons Fire Protection District

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

Please note location change: this event will be held at the Lyons Fire Protection District, 251 Main Street. (The location was originally announced to be held at Town Hall.)

When: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Lyons Fire Protection District (251 Main St.)

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

Open Dialogue with Congressman Polis and Elected Officials

Sunday, April 9 | 1:30 to 3:30 PM | Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass

Open Dialogue and Q&A

Slalem Gates in LaVern M. Johnson Park

The Town and its associated contractors involved with the design and engineering of the North St. Vrain restoration are excited to showcase the new state-of-the-art whitewater park in LaVern M. Johnson Park, for the 2017 Lyons Outdoor Games Slalem Competition. The design of the stream through LaVern Park is more suited for slalom racing, whereas the event's previous location, Black Bear Hole, is more accommodating to freestyle play-boating kayaking.

The Town of Lyons has engaged in and promoted kayaking programs through its Parks and Recreation Department for over a decade, through various programming opportunities and facility development. This has assisted in the development of several local kayaking champions on the local and national scale.

To continue its support for the kayaking community, slalem gates will be installed within LaVern Park in early April. Kayakers are welcome to utilize the gates as a practice course, through the weekend of the Outdoor Games. The gates will be removed following the event, during the weekend of June 3-4.

The gates will only be up during high water, when tubing and fishing opportunities are limited or less likely to occur, or can be pushed to the side when not in use. Careful measures will be taken to ensure trees are protected when the gates are hung.

Dr. BOP Neighborhood Lot Handbook Public Meeting

Wednesday, April 12 | 6PM | Town Hall Board Room

Join the consultants from Design Concepts and Town Staff to discuss the use, treatment and management of the small buy-out lots that are tucked in between existing residences. This information will be presented in the form of a Neighborhood Licensure Handbook. While neighboring property-owners will have the first opportunity for licensing the use of (all or portions of) these lots, this will be a great opportunity for everyone who is interested to learn how the licensure program buy-out properties will work.

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 6 to 7:30 PM
Where: Lyons Town Hall Boardroom

Assessment of Hazards and Risks Survey

Take our Survey!

The Town of Lyons is developing and improved assessment of hazards and risk as a basis for further hazard mitigation projects and resilient land use planning.

Please take a short survey to provide input into the process: >>

Wildfire Partners Now Accepting Applications for 2017 

via Wildfire Partners
Wildfire Partners is a mitigation program to help homeowners prepare for wildfire. This program is funded by Boulder County, a $1.5 million grant from the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, and a $1.125 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Wildfire Partners assists all Boulder County mountain and foothills homeowners—whether you own a new home or an older home, whether or not you have performed mitigation in the past, and whether or not you have had difficulty obtaining insurance or selling your home. Since 2014, more than 1,100 participating homeowners and 35 partner organizations have helped make this program a success. Wildfire Partners is a nationally recognized model for wildfire mitigation that is incorporated into the county’s building code.

Become a Wildfire Partner! Be a positive role model for others. Help create a more resilient community. Receive targeted technical advice and significant financial support. Obtain a Wildfire Partners Certificate that is automatically recognized as proof of proper mitigation by select insurance companies. Visit to learn more and apply today!

Why You Should Apply
It is your responsibility to mitigate your home and your property in advance of future wildfires. However, you don’t have to take on this important task by yourself. Wildfire Partners is here to help you. We offer motivated homeowners the following benefits:

  • An individual, on-site, wildfire home assessment – If you are accepted into Wildfire Partners, you will actively participate in your comprehensive assessment with a Wildfire Mitigation Specialist. Together, one of your tasks will be to examine the trees and other vegetation in your defensible space zones. The specialist will mark vegetation with blue paint for removal. Valued at $250, the assessment takes two to four hours to complete and, in 2017, is provided at a charge of $100.

  • A customized report that identifies the weak links in your home’s defenses – This report will specify precisely what actions you should take to reduce your vulnerability to wildfire. It will include your check list of items to mitigate, annotated photos of your vulnerabilities, and additional information on wildfire mitigation and preparedness. (See sample reports at

  • Financial awards to subsidize the cost of hiring a 2017 Wildfire Partners Forestry Contractor – Financial assistance is available only to homeowners who choose to hire a 2017 Wildfire Partners Forestry Contractor. Wildfire Partners will pay 50% up to $2,500 of these forestry costs.
  • Free access to Wildfire Partners Phone Advisors – Our phone number: 303-441-1420, and email: Advisors are available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, to assist participants.

  • A Wildfire Partners Certificate, letter and yard sign stating that you have mitigated your home – After you (or your forestry contractor) successfully complete your check list, we will return for your final inspection. After completing this step, you will receive your certificate and letter that you can send to your insurance company. Allstate and USAA Insurance recognize this certificate as proof of proper mitigation. State Farm recognizes this certificate for renewal business. We are not aware of any insurance company who has denied coverage for a Wildfire Partners certified home. The certificate is transferable and can be uploaded to your MLS listing to help you sell your home (the new owner just needs to participate in a free educational site visit).

  • Increased peace of mind – By completing mitigation measures correctly, you will feel good about yourself knowing you have acted responsibly to help protect your family and the first responders who put their lives on the line for your community. At the same time, you will learn about fire behavior and understand that becoming a Wildfire Partner does not guarantee your home will survive a wildfire.
How to Apply
You must apply and be accepted into the program to take advantage of this opportunity. The Wildfire Partners’ application can be completed and submitted online at If you are unable to submit an application online, you may call a Wildfire Phone Advisor at 303-441-1420 for assistance.

Super Hummingbirds Community Film

Friday, April 7 | 7 PM | Lyons Farmette

The Lyons Ecology Board has chosen "Super Hummingbirds" for our next community film evening  "Super Hummingbirds" will be shown on Friday, April 7th, at 7 pm, at the Lyons Farmette, 4121 Ute Highway. After the movie, a speaker from our local Greenwood Wildlife Center will be available to answer questions about local hummingbirds in our gardens. The movie is free, and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

Lyons Ecology Advisory Board >>

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 >>

Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games

Get Stoked.

Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games

The collaboration between the Town of Lyons and Oskar Blues to produce Burning Can Fest 2017 at the Lyons Outdoor Games is the perfect culmination of both. With 50+ craft breweries, trail running, biking, kayaking, yoga, kids zone and on-site camping, attendees can make a whole weekend out of it. Rocky Mountain revelry will ensue with music from The Humble and headlining act Rubblebucket, plus Colorado craft cuisine from a half dozen food vendors.  

Different ticket options are available:

  • Live Music and Lyons Outdoor Games Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids (12 and under) online and $15 for adults, $5 for kids at the event
  • Beer Festival (3PM - 6PM), Live Music, Lyons Outdoor Games Entry: $39
  • VIP Beer Festival (2PM - 6PM), Live Music, Lyons Outdoor Games Entry: $59
Check out the schedule of events, and get your tickets today!
Be on the lookout for more Burning Can Festival at Lyons Outdoor Games announcements. 

Town of Lyons

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