Racially sensitive Facebook post divides small Colorado town

Racially sensitive Facebook post divides small Colorado town

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, the main street through Lyons, Colo., is shown. A racially-offensive online post by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, Nick Angelo, mayor of Lyons, Colo., is shown in the town's administrative headquarters in Lyons, Colo. A racially-offensive online posting by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, Kerry Matre, former president of the fire fund in Lyons, Colo., is shown at her home in Lyons, Colo. A racially-offensive online post by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, Lena Cinnamon talks about the controversy that has gripped her small town in Lyons, Colo. A racially-offensive online posting by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, the sign stands outside the town hall in Lyons, Colo. The small town between Boulder and Estes Park has been divided by a racially-offensive online post made by the former fire chief, who resigned in light of the statement. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)

Racially sensitive Facebook post divides small Colorado town

In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, the main street through Lyons, Colo., is shown. A racially-offensive online post by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, Nick Angelo, mayor of Lyons, Colo., is shown in the town's administrative headquarters in Lyons, Colo. A racially-offensive online posting by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, Kerry Matre, former president of the fire fund in Lyons, Colo., is shown at her home in Lyons, Colo. A racially-offensive online post by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, Lena Cinnamon talks about the controversy that has gripped her small town in Lyons, Colo. A racially-offensive online posting by the former fire chief has fractured relations among the 2,000 residents of the town, which is located between Boulder and Estes Park. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)
In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, photograph, the sign stands outside the town hall in Lyons, Colo. The small town between Boulder and Estes Park has been divided by a racially-offensive online post made by the former fire chief, who resigned in light of the statement. (Bente Birkeland/Colorado Public Radio via AP)