By Ken Singer

As usual, festival performers sincerely praised the venue for RockyGrass. Act after act, whether they were here for the first time or multiple times, lauded the Planet staff, the setting, Colorado, the organization of the festival, and its environmental sustainability.

Festivarian staff, with mostly volunteers, directed parking, gave out the wrist bands for admission to the sold-out festival, staffed the compost and recycling bins, checked bags, back packs and wrist bands, made sure the bathrooms and port-a-potties were stocked with toilet paper, scraped and pre-washed reusable plates and bowls, and provided arts and crafts, face-painting and a lot of activities for the young ones.

This was the 45th RockyGrass Festival, so many of the volunteers and supervisors had a wealth of experience. What was new was the portable dish washing trailer. Jonathan Herbst, son of Kim Fong (who recruits and supervises the student sustainability volunteers) ran the



The Lyons Redstone Museum honored the two graduates of the class of 2017 during the Good Old Days celebration for being from pioneer families who have lived in the area at least fifty years.  They were Ever Johan Ortiz-Valdez and Aaron Abraham Vasquez.



By Kathleen Spring
There have been several women who have made their mark in the town of Lyons. Two of them touch on the quarry business in town, and worked along side their husbands. The Lyons History Video Project interviewed them more than a decade ago. Their video-taped interviews have been converted to DVDs and are available for viewing at the Lyons Redstone Museum. This is a sample of some of the information and stories that you will see in their almost two hour long interviews.

After retiring from the Ball Corp. in Boulder in 1989, after 23 years, Frances Brackett became president of the Lyons Cemetery. She helped find names for unmarked burial stones in the cemetery, and put together a directory of all



By Joanne Barnard & Katie Barnard

A college orientation is an opportunity to register for classes, possibly stay in a residence hall, meet people, maybe a fellow classmate, and familiarize yourself with the various departments you will interact with during your stint at the college of your



Winter can be an especially perilous time to be on the roads. Snow, ice, fog and longer nights present challenges to drivers that can lead to crashes.

People do less driving in winter, yet we have more crashes per mile driven. Some 10,780 people were killed in car crashes



By Linda L. Osmundson

In the past, women have conquered many obstacles and succeeded in their fields of choice. Women artists were no different. In order to sell their works in the early days, they seldom signed their own names. They used a made-up name or their husband’s. Why? Because women were not accepted as artists. A daughter was expected to


As Quentin Tarantino fans are gearing-up for his latest movie, H8ful Eight, to hit theaters this January, Coloradans are even more thrilled to see their beautiful state showcased on the big screen. The new western was filmed near the stunning southwest Colorado town of Telluride. But, H8ful Eight is not the only big

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