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Boulder County Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Boulder County Enacts Fire Ban

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office has enacted Stage 1 fire restrictions, effective 8:00 a.m. on Friday, June 30, for western Boulder County. The fire restrictions are being implemented due to increasing fire danger, lack of moisture, and the forecast for hot temperatures. In addition, local and regional fire suppression resources have also been committed to large fires in Colorado and across the nation.

The fire restrictions include the mountain areas of Boulder County. 

See map depicting the areas affected by the fire ban >>

The fire ban PROHIBITS:
  1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using an open fire, campfire, or stove fire (including charcoal barbecues and grills);
  2. Use of all fireworks;
  3. Shooting or discharging firearms for recreational purposes, except for hunting with a valid and current hunting license;
  4. Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials;
  5. Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE-approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order. A chemical, pressurized fire-extinguisher must be kept with the operator, and at least one round-point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches must be readily available for use;
  6. Welding or operating an acetylene or other open-flame torch, except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter, and with a chemical, pressurized fire-extinguisher immediately available for use; and
  7. Using an explosive.
The fire ban ALLOWS:
  1. Building, maintain, attending or using a fire in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates, within developed recreation sites, and on private lands;
  2. The use of portable stoves; lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel; or a fully enclosed (sheepherder-type) stove with a 1/4" spark arrester-type screen.

More information on the fire ban, including a map of affected areas >>

Short-Term Rentals BOT Public Hearing

BOT Public Hearing: Monday, July 17 | 7:00 p.m.

Following the June 26 Planning and Community Development Commission's public hearing, the Board of Trustees will conduct a public hearing on Monday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., to consider proposed changes to the Lyons Municipal Code, as it pertains to short-term vacation rentals in residential zoning districts. 

Members of the public are invited to attend to present public comment. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Lyons Town Hall Board Room. Alternatively, public comment for the record may be submitted via email prior to either meeting to Town Clerk, Deb Anthony.

Lyons Medical Clinic & Healthcare Needs Survey

Recently, Longmont United Hospital announced that it intends to close the Lyons medical clinic owned and operated by Centura Health Physician Group (CHPG). To help prevent this closing, or to develop another solution, the Board of Trustees is asking area residents for information about their healthcare needs.

Please help in efforts to evaluate viable options, by filling out a survey as soon as possible. You do not need to create an account on the Town website to complete the survey. Any responses to this survey will be anonymous and confidential and will be used only to inform discussions about the future of the clinic.

If you've already responded to the survey, the Board of Trustees thanks you for your help! If you haven't yet, please consider taking a moment to help the Town understand the community‚Äôs healthcare needs. Thank you!

Take the Lyons Medical Clinic and Healthcare Needs Survey >>

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