Official Communications from the Town of Lyons

National Night Out, Tonight

Tonight, August 6 | 6:00 p.m. | Bohn Park

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office invites the public to an evening of community building, at this year's National Night Out, happening August 6 in Bohn Park. The event will have free food, music, emergency vehicles, first responders, fire departments, safety demonstrations, local vendors, and children's activities. This is a free family-friendly event that is fun for all ages.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors, law enforcement, and first responders, and provides a great opportunity to bring law enforcement and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
National Night Out

Lyons Community Foundation Grant Applications

Available Now

The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce their 12th Annual Community Support granting season. Applications for the annual Community Support Grants are available online now and are due September 11, 2019. Granting information and applications are available at

The LCF’s Community Support granting program focuses on their mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving, and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area. Eligible for grants are non-profit organizations in the greater Lyons area who have 501(c)3 status or a sponsoring organization with 501(c)3 status, government agencies, and schools.

In 2018, Community Support Grants totaled over $27,000 and were awarded to 12 individual projects including LEAF (Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund) and the Lyons food pantry, the Town of Lyons/Parks and Recreation: Sandstone Concert Series and Parade of Lights, Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission, Lyons Elementary School, Lyons High School, and the Lyons Historical Society. None of this work would continue without the dedication, inspiration, hard work, and financial support of Lyons area citizens.

LCF Free Grant Writing Seminar

Tuesday, August 13 | 6:30 to 8 p.m.

On August 13, from 6:30-8 pm, the Lyons Community Foundation will be offering a free grant writing workshop to all interested grant applicants. This seminar is intended for anyone considering applying for a grant, improving on a previous submission, or putting finishing touches on an application. While not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop. Professional grant writer Lori Stott will guide attendees on best practices and how to make the most of their grant applications. Please RSVP by August 11 to Julie Jacobs, LCF Grant Committee Chair to confirm your spot: The program is scheduled for the new Lyons Library community room.

Seeking Feedback: Mobile Health Clinics in Lyons

Recently, the Town was approach by a mobile health clinic service provider regarding the possibility of bringing mobile health services to Lyons. To gauge community interest and timing of these possible mobile clinics, the Town is requesting your feedback via the following survey:

School Zone Flashing Beacons

School Starts, Drive Safely

Back to school is right around the corner, with both Lyons Elementary and Lyons Middle/Senior High Schools starting the week of August 12. 

Drivers, please practice caution and patience, as the start of the new school year cultivates many students traveling to and from school on foot, bike, and behind the wheel. 

Lyons Elementary affiliates may notice the new flashing beacons on the posted 15 mph signs. As with all school zones, fines are doubled for violators of the speed limit. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office will be monitoring the area, with a no-tolerance policy for speeding in a school zone. 

It only takes a moment for a life to be changed forever. Help keep our community safe; slow down through town!  

Security Camera at Recycling Center

Dumping at Recycling Center

Security camera to be installed

Please remember, dumping of any kind in any public right-of-way or Town-owned property, including in the vicinity of the recycling center, is illegal and violators will be penalized.

Dumping occurs when items are left in or around the recycling bin, and includes items that can't be recycled or are too big for the dumpster. While some may leave items with the intention that someone else may want the item, this is still considered dumping, and is prohibited in Town.

Examples of commonly dumped items include mattresses, strollers, bikes, branches, yard waste, furniture, clothes, tires, large plastics, and electronics. 

Beginning in mid-August, a camera system will be installed at the recycling center. Footage will be monitored, and individuals found dumping will be cited. 

Olympic Athlete hosts Women's Mountain Bike Clinics

Women's Mountain Bike Clinics

The “Find Your Flow” women’s mountain biking clinics, scheduled for Wednesdays in August, have been cancelled. However, the series will pick back up in September!

Olympic Athlete, coach, and riding expert, Ann Trombley, will be hosting women's mountain biking clinics, for intermediate and advanced riders. This is an awesome opportunity to learn from a world-renowned rider, and enjoy the highly sought trails in Lyons' backyard!

The clinics take place each Wednesday, September 11 through October 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Register at

Lyons Redstone Museum

Lyons Redstone Museum

Open Daily, June through September

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday: 12:30 - 4:30 PM

Stop by the Lyons Redstone Museum for a history lesson on the Lyons area and its people. The town's old schoolhouse, built in 1881, was saved from the wrecker's bar and restored into the Lyons Redstone Museum.

Peruse displays such as 40 Years, 40 Artifacts, the Flood display, Bank Teller Cage, Grandpa Colt's fainting couch, old-time pictures, the Genealogy files (maybe with your name in them!) and more. Get a digital copy of the Lyons Historic District on your smartphone, and view the 15 sandstone buildings built from the 1880's to 1932.

Learn the history of your Town of Lyons, Colorado.

Upcoming Cycling Events, Possible Traffic Impacts

Morning Thunder Mountain Loop

B Strong Ride Aid Station in Lyons

Saturday, August 10
The B Strong Ride bike event will take place on Saturday, August 10, with four courses available for participants. The 69-mile "Morning Thunder Mountain Loop" routes cyclists through Left Hand Canyon, and eventually down Highway 7 into Lyons, where the last aid station is positioned at Sandstone Park. The event estimates roughly 400 participants, with the highest volume of riders in the park between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Minor traffic impacts are expected.

B Strong Ride is a bicycle event that celebrates cancer survivorship and funds a complete year of cancer care at the Center for Integrative Care at Boulder Community Hospital, and benefits the George Karl Foundation.
Venus de Miles

Venus de Miles

Saturday, August 17
On Saturday, August 17, the Venus de Miles bike ride will take place in Boulder County, with two courses extending near Lyons.

The 60- and 100-mile courses route riders north on US-36, then east on Hwy 66 toward Longmont.
Colorado CF Cycle 2019

Colorado CF Cycle for Life 2019

Saturday, August 17
On Saturday, August 17, the Colorado CF Cycle for Life 2019 will take place in western Boulder County, primarily along US-36, Lefthand Canyon, and Peak to Peak Highway.

The 65-mile course routes riders through Lyons eastbound from Highway 7, along Railroad Ave., to SH-66 from US-36.

This race will take place during the Folks Festival weekend, so traffic may be significantly impacted during this time. Please plan ahead and be extremely cautious of the additional bike and foot traffic throughout town.

LaVern M. Johnson Park Closure

August 15 through August 18

From Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18, LaVern M. Johnson Park will be leased to Planet Bluegrass for Folks Festival campers. During this time, Lyons residents may access LaVern M. Johnson Park with proof of residency, and will be limited to foot traffic only.

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