Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:39
Ruth and Ken Wright from the Wright Paleohydrological Institute will present the free Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture titled, “Ollantaytambo’s Ancient Water Temple,” at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, September 4, at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History.
The public is invited to join the Wrights as they describe their recent field research at the Incamisana, an ancient temple in Peru’s Sacred Valley thatRead more: Ancient Water Temple
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:10
So an idea occurred to a friend and I this summer on a run about town. What if we held an event, such as a 5K in Lyons? We could follow it by cocktails. Mimosas seemed natural as 5K’s are usually a morning event. This event would not only celebrate the end of summer, the kiddos headed back to school, but also a charitable cause. Thus the Mimosa Day 5K was born. I am proud to report that the event attracted well over sixty women last Saturday, and a fabulous post-party at the Lyons Fork. For an event, which I hadRead more: Keeping the resolutions
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:30
Another hot week gone by. Mr. O’Dell said his kids are sweltering in the elementary school gym. Wow, a hundred degrees are too much. If you have some ideas as to how we can get air conditioning in the gym, let us know; grants, fundraisers, volunteers, reduction of price, donations, etc. (303) 823-5925.Read more: About Town - August 29, 2013
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:05
Sundays at Oskar Blues in Lyons have become my favorite shows, I love the more mellow music and enjoy watching the youngsters and oldsters dancing and enjoy the tunes together. These are all early 6 to 9 p.m., free, and all ages’ shows, and are usually very well attended. I have often been asked why we don’t charge for these shows; the answer is Dale and I want to give some free music back to the community as a thank you for all their support in helping us bring live music to Lyons. In September we have aRead more: Sundays in September
Published on Monday, August 26 2013 09:13
A couple months ago entrepreneur Ray Milam realized that if homeowners experience a loss resulting from fire, theft or natural disaster they would have great difficulty recalling the numerous items in their home.
Realizing the importance of documenting homeowner possessions, Mr. Milam formed a new company, Secure Home Inventory Service which provides comprehensive home inventory services to the Northern Colorado area.
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:48
Imagine it taking all day to go from Lyons to Boulder? And, carrying enough food with you to last a year? These are some of the extraordinary tales that the kids attending this year’s Redstone Museum’s Summer History Day Camp heard about life in the mid-19th century in Colorado, when pioneers came in their covered wagons.
The camp this year focused on early settlers to the Lyons area, including Colorado trading posts and the state’s cultural heritage.
The young campers, ages seven to eleven, learned about life in Lyons at the turn of the century through interactive lessons, creative scenarios, decorative crafts, and a treasure hunt through the collected old treasures at the museum. Each day, the childrenRead more: Lyons Summer History Day Camp
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:24
The annual Colorado Fall Home Show, presented by Colorado Garden Show (CGS) and held at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver) September 6 through 8, will showcase more than three hundred exhibitors, well versed in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. One hundred percent of every ticket sold at this show is invested in college scholarships for education in the green and agricultural industry, and horticulture-related grant projects throughout Colorado.
The Colorado Fall Home Show provides a forum and marketplace for attendees to explore the latest trends and products to create an energy-efficient lifestyle and prepare for Colorado’s winter. The show is working with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the third consecutive year and ASID designers will present five vignettes of different household rooms. Each room will feature and highlight a different color. Additionally, a demonstration stage will host sessions focusing on different interior design topics throughout the three-day show.
Show hours and admission prices are as follows: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admissaion for adults is $10, senior tickets (at the door) are $8, and children 12 and under free.
Colorado Garden Show awarded a total of $550,000 in grants and scholarships in 2013: $436,494 in horticulture grants to fifty-one Colorado organizations and another $113,536 in scholarships including awarding a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Colorado State University. Three major grants were awarded: the 2013 Andrew Pierce Memorial Grant to Front Range Community College for $75,000 to build a greenhouse teaching facility; a $45,000 grant to Denver Children’s Advocacy Center to landscape a new building; and a grant to the Westminster Legacy Foundation for $50,000 to support development of a park to memorialize Jessica Ridgeway, the ten-year-old Westminster resident who was lost to the community in 2012.
Since the 1970s, Colorado Garden Show has awarded more than $5.5 million in horticultural grants and scholarships, and in the past five years alone, grants were awarded to two hundred and fourteen organizations in thirty-nine of Colorado’s sixty-four counties. For more information, please visit www.GardeningColorado.com.