The 6:30pm-8:30pm Public Facilities RWG meeting location tonight is being moved to the Outlaw Saloon dining room (160 Main Street, Lyons).
Do you need help recovering from the 2013 Flood with needs such as rebuilding or repairing your home, paying your mortgage, replacing personal property or others? If so, you are encouraged to come to one of our walk-in centers: February 10-22.
Why should you meet with the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group?
- It will help connect you to a personal resource navigator within the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group who can help find funds, volunteers and other resources
- It will help the community understand the scope of recovery needs in order to apply for grants, donations and other aid.
We know some of your families are still struggling. Grant money is available through the Community Foundation for residents of UNINCORPORATED** Boulder County. Details are attached or visit the link: http://www.commfound.org/nonprof/unincorpbocofloodrelief/index.php. Deadline is February 21, 2014
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) strongly urge motorists to travel on State Highway (SH) 7 between Lyons and Estes Park, as delays are lengthening significantly due to the heavy volume of traffic on the corridor. As part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project, blasting will continue next week, but at this time no two hour, three hour, or overnight closures are scheduled.
This coming week, crews will also be performing excavation and embankment work, which will cause major delays for motorists traveling through the area. The following delays should be expected this week on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park (weather permitting):
· Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9: Stops of 30 minutes
· Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Stops of 10 minutes
· Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Stops of one hour
· Monday, February 10 through Friday, February 14 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night:Stops of 30 minutes
· Saturday, February 15: Stops of 30 minutes
During blasting activities, crews will be loosening sections of the mountainside and then removing the loosened materials from the roadway. On average, the highway will be moved inland away from the river 20 feet, with the range varying between five feet to 50 feet. Altogether, an expected 210,000 cubic yards of material is expected to be removed (the equivalent of 210,000 dishwashers). The materials will be recycled and used to not only stabilize the embankment below the highway, but will also be used to stabilize the river channel. Leftover materials will be donated to other area reconstruction projects underway by towns and counties still recovering from the flood, including the County Road 80 (Longmont Dam Road) project underway by Boulder County and the city of Longmont. Unfortunately, no materials will be available for donation to private citizens.
Throughout the duration of construction, cyclists are not permitted on US 36 within the work zones, and several trail access points will be closed for safety reasons. Other flood-impacted highways will remain open for cyclists, who ride at their own risk and are urged to ride using extra caution.
American Civil Constructors, Inc. is the contractor for this project.
For additional questions or comments about the US 36 repairs project, please contactUS36FloodRepairs@PublicInfoTeam.com or call the project hotline at 970-591-0001. Further information about the project is also available on the project website atwww.coloradodot.info/projects/floodrelatedprojects/us-36-lyons-to-estes. Motorists are encouraged to sign up for email updates about the project by clicking on the green cell phone icon on the right hand side of the project website.
To receive real-time updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.infoand click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/coloradodot.
Do you avoid math? Do you want to help your kids with their math homework? Do something good for yourself this year and make a resolution to tackle your fears! Come join us for math nights at the Walt Self building on Wednesday nights (6:30-8) for a little math fun. We will be doing fun activities to help you build your number sense (it’s just like common sense, except with numbers!), re-learn some of that math you may have forgotten or perhaps never learned, and looking at the history of math.
No grades, no tests, no judgment, just a relaxing place where you can learn to love the subject you’ve hated! Class size is small so you’ll get a lot of opportunities to talk and ask questions. The class is free to participants and begins March 5th and runs until April 9th. The class will be lead by Karen Ikegami and Andy Jennings. Karen has been a science and math educator with 11 years of experience of helping people get over their math fears and Andy comes with a degree in physics and practical applications for math. To register for this course please call Lyons Parks and Recreation and leave a message with your name and phone number at 303-823-8250.