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About Town - August 1, 2013

The town was full of festival-goers over last week through the weekend bringing good music to folks from near and far, and boosting the town’s economy. Besides the lessons, they enjoyed tubing, swimming, playing, jumping, dancing, eating, etc. The downtown area was congested all weekend with hardly a place to park. All enjoyed their stay in Lyons. FolksFest is August 16 through 18.

LYONS CHAMBER SOCIAL IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, at Spirit Hounds, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Dan Siddall as co-host.  All members and guests are invited; guests are charged $5.  Come one and

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About Town - July 25, 2013

Another week gone by! Only one month until school. We hope everyone got to do something exciting this summer.

The opening free concert in the park was postponed due to rain. The only rain of the week, and had to be on that day and time.  Plan to attend this Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., in Sandstone Park. A great concert is in store with the Danny Shafer Band, plus the Farmer’s Market and food truck.  The Blue Canyon Boys will be featured on Thursday, August 1. 

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Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

Finding Fossils Close to Home

I moved to Colorado from Texas right out of college when I was hired to teach in Jefferson County. I stood awestruck at the sight of Red Rocks Amphitheater from the playground of Bear Creek Elementary. Amazed, I listened to my second graders talk about collecting arrowheads at nearby Soda Lakes. Our favorite unit included dinosaurs and a field trip to the Natural History Museum in Denver. That was a long time ago.

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About Town - July 18, 2013

A little cooler today! This has really been a very hot summer. Last week at 4:30 p.m., it was 103 degrees in Longmont. It was no doubt cooler here in Lyons. We used to say it was ten degrees cooler. We notice most of our lawns could stand a lot of water, but it’s too expensive. We praise those who are spending $300 to $400 a month for a nice green lawn!  Get out the fans and the swamp coolers, is all I can tell you.

Lyons History Summer Day Camp is back. This year’s theme is early settlers. There will be a focus on Fort Bent and early Lyons farmers. This is the fourth year for the camp, which is made possible by a Lyons Community foundation Grant.  It is open to Lyons area residents, ages six to nine years old, and the cost is $50. It is limited to ten campers. Parents or other

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