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It’s now risk-free: Self-care classes go virtual

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-Fears and anxieties abound. This time is more stressful than we allow ourselves to admit, and to counter that, we need connection to others, and the connection to ourselves that being with others brings. But we can’t get physically close to others to share those connections. How do we get

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Lyons Volunteers join LEAF

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The Lyons Volunteers (LoV) Board of Directors has announced that LoV will become a new program under the Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund (LEAF) umbrella. The organizational change should be completed within the next few months, but LoV and LEAF are already coordinating to provide volunteer help in response to

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$1,000 grants available to Lyons businesses

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Town businesses can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 from “The Lyons Share,” a venture of the Lyons Community Foundation and the St. Vrain Market. The two have teamed up to provide $20,000 in grants. Channel 4 in Denver featured the effort on a broadcast this past Tuesday.

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Health insurance marketplace open until April 30

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Do you have no health insurance and now wish you did? Connect for Health Colorado, which is Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, has opened a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) through April 30 so that people can get health insurance if they don’t have it.

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You can do the census now

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The official date for the census is April 1. But not really. That’s the date we’re supposed to count every person in the household. Toksook Bay in Alaska was the start of the 2020 census on January 21 for some reason.

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Blood donors needed

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Blood banks across the country are seeing fewer donations as blood drives are forced to cancel to slow the spread of COVID-19. Chase the Music traditionally hosts the annual Lyons Easter Blood Drive. This year, we are forced to cancel the drive, but the need for blood donations is as great

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Lyons businesses help out during pandemic

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Spirit Hound Distillery and Green Goo, two local businesses, have teamed up to help out during the Covid-19 pandemic. With hand sanitizer in short supply for the past few weeks, the distillery has produced and bottled a 100% ethyl alcohol grain-neutral spirit, perfect for use as a hand sanitizer.

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Town of Lyons candidates forum

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A brisk and informative forum of the candidates for Lyons Trustees and Mayor took place on March 9, at the Lyons Community Library. More than 80 people attended the standing-room-only event. The evening started off with each candidate giving a brief introduction of themselves and why they wanted to run

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Board of Trustees: Tamburello purchases eastern corridor parcels; Trustees approve plan to replace Fourth Ave. bridge

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In a major agreement during the week, the Town of Lyons closed with developer Paul Tamburello for his purchase of land in the eastern corridor for $851,000. These funds will go back into the Town's water and sanitation fund. Also at Monday's meeting, the trustees unanimously approved a resolution

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LEAF Volunteer Appreciation

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LEAF (Lyons Emergency and Assistance Fund) held its Donor Appreciation night this past Thursday. The program, funded by the Lyons Community Foundation, recognized its volunteers at the Lyons Valley Village Community Room.

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Coronavirus – CDC Recommendations

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There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases,

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Elk herds continue to grow

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Controlled hunting to reduce the elk herd at the Ron Stewart Preserve on Rabbit Mountain just east of Lyons was approved in 2017. But according to Boulder County Parks & Open Space, the herd hasn’t been culled sufficiently. Another large herd, the Red Hill herd, is located between Heil Valley

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Young lions play loud and mighty

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Last Wednesday, seven eighth grade band students from Lyons Middle Senior High School participated in the Saint Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) Honor Band Concert. This event is a special opportunity for eighth grade band students who attend middle schools in the district. Rehearsals took place at both Longs Peak

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Lyons Girls Basketball at Dawson

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On Tuesday of last week, the Lyons Girls Basketball team was back on the road with a short trip to Dawson School in Longmont. The girls at Dawson came into the game at 10-3 and ranked as high as 12th in the 2A state classification. The Lions had upset on

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Lyons Wrestling at Estes Park

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On Thursday, the Lyons boys traveled up the canyon to face rival Estes Park on the Bobcats' Senior Night. Due to some open weight classes, not every Lion would have the opportunity to wrestle, but those that did compete certainly made their presence felt. In front of a large contingent

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Lyons Boys Basketball vs. Clear Creek

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The Lyons boys basketball team returned home for a league match up with the Clear Creek Golddiggers on Friday evening. Hoping to build on their momentum from last week's dramatic comeback win in Longmont, the boys welcomed back some much needed help. Junior center Jordan Valente returned from an

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Basketball: Girls Hampered by Cold Shooting

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Lyons Girls Basketball traveled to Denver Christian on Tuesday, January 21, at less than full strength. Senior Starter Hannah Paton was ill and could not make the trip. Her absence proved difficult to overcome.
Throughout the close affair, the Lions played solid half-court defense against the Warriors, limiting them to difficult

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Apple Valley Buyout Properties Discussed

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A lively crowd of about 40 mostly Apple Valley Road residents met with Town Planner Paul Glasgow on Wednesday night to hear the options for 10 buyout properties totaling about 27 acres. The properties are located on Apple Valley Road and on the other side of the Saint Vrain river

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Flood plain remap moves ahead

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The message to town and nearby residents was, “Whenever it can rain, it can flood,” even if you’re not in a flood plain. A team of Boulder County, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and local officials met January 23 at the library meeting room, with about 60 residents in attendance.

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Lyons Boys Basketball

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The Lyons boys basketball team played two conference games last week. The Lions split the pair, beating Gilpin High School at home on Tuesday night and dropping a close one against seventh-ranked Heritage Christian on Thursday in Fort Collins.

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Lyons Girls Basketball

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The Lyons High Girls Basketball team sits at 4-6 (1-2 Mile High League). The team features senior captains and starters Alora Cross and Hannah Paton, along with returning all-conference guard junior Avery Joy, junior point guard Jazmyn Enny, and returning starter, junior Hannah Schweiger.

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Radon Test Kits Now Available

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Aside from it being National Soup Month, National CBD Month, and National Oatmeal Month, among others, January is also National Radon Action Month. While you may want to indulge in soup, CBD, and/or oatmeal, you definitely don't want radon on your plate or in the house. The month of January

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New Voter Regulations for 2020

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True or false: You can't vote in a primary election until you turn 18. This is not a trick question.
Starting this year, you can vote in a primary at 17 years of age--if you will be 18 by Election Day, November 3. That includes the Presidential primary, which takes place

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Run like a girl

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With the 2020 track season just a few months away, it is impossible not to feel the excitement building at Lyons High School. Athletes are already hitting the weight room every day after school to train for the upcoming season. It was in the weight room where I overheard Katie

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Flood mapping changes on the way

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If you find a hangtag on your door in the next week or so, you are likely in the floodway of the North or South St. Vrain rivers. The notifications are to let homeowners know that there will be an important meeting regarding changes to the flood mappings due to

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