Published on Thursday, September 03 2015 14:16
The band is brother and sister Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar) and Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), sisters Bekah Sandoval Rolland (fiddle, vocals) and Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals) and bass player Jesse Allen. With three strong female voices, singing separately or in harmony, and a deeply rooted familial connection to traditional American music, Run Boy Run didn’t come lately to their sound; it’s in their collective blood.
The Rollands and Sandovals had known each other for many years, as they had often been at bluegrass festivals where the Sandovals’ father had played. Matt and the Sandovals were all at the University of Arizona and held informal jam
Published on Thursday, September 03 2015 14:11
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.
Another week gone by, we need rain (but gently, please). School has started, and all is going well. The Lyons Redstone Museum is open daily portraying Lyons area history through Sunday, October 4. Stop by to see youth displays on the Lyons area from the Lyons Elementary Discover Fair as well as the flood display, videos, DVD, etc.
Published on Thursday, September 03 2015 09:15
A driving trip following the Lewis & Clark Expedition presents many historic sites and information. Plan a leisurely trip so you can ingest it all, as well as the scenery. Here is more of that information.
While wintering in Fort Mandan, near Washburn, ND, Lewis & Clark collected botanical and mineral specimens and then shipped them east. They hired a French interpreter, Toussiant Charbonneau who lived with the nearby Hidatsa Indians. When they left Fort Mandan April 6, 1805, Charbonneau, his wife Sacagawea, and
Published on Thursday, September 03 2015 14:07
This was written by Gloria as she suffered from cancer.
Hello, my name is Gloria Jean Simpson. I was born May 27, 1952 to Richard E. and JoAnn Johnson Roe in Boulder, Colorado. Besides a short adventure to Empire and Dillion, I was raised in Lyons, Colorado. I graduated from Lyons High School in 1970, where I was active in choir, cheerleading, the school newspaper, and yearbook. It was during this time that I met the love of my life, Wayne R. Simpson.
Published on Thursday, August 27 2015 14:36
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees.
Yes, another week gone by, school has started, lots of activities, nice cooler weather, lots of business in town, La Mariposa has opened, etc. However, there are still a lot of complaints as to the weeks it takes to get a permit to rebuild in the flooded area. In discussing this with Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen, she states it is FEMA rules, and the buildings are in the floodplain and they cannot cause “flood rise” from their
Published on Thursday, September 03 2015 09:30
Call him a “networker.” It may not be a word that spellchecker holds in high esteem, but that is what Rick England is. He has lived in Lyons since 1986 and knows just about everyone in town. Rick likes to connect people who are looking for something with others who have something, such as connecting someone who needed fill after the flood with someone who needed to get rid of silt, or connecting someone looking for work with a potential employer.
Published on Thursday, August 27 2015 14:02
“Nothing had taken me over before”, said Kevin Carroll, owner of Lyons Classic Pinball, referring to his obsession with the electric steel ball games.
He had played pinball over the years, but it was just an occasional treat. It wasn’t until he got his first machine as a surprise birthday present from his wife, Carole (yes, she is Carole Carroll) and some friends, that he knew