New Residents: Lyons Welcomes You!

By Christy Crosser

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new residents to the greater Lyons area. This program introduces new residents to chamber member services and businesses, and encourages everyone to support and buy from chamber members locally and in the area. Member services and businesses have contributed

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Lionel Young & Friends at The Old Gallery

The September Artists of the Month at The Old Gallery in Allenspark are Vicki Dyas, a gourd artist, and Joyanne Matthes, a stained glass artist.

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Vote yes on 3A

Dear Editor,
I, being a longtime school crusader (1948 to present), am on the St. Vrain Valley School District Over-Ride Committee to help pass a vote this November which will recoup the 14 to 16 million dollars in funds passed by the voters in 2008 but taken by the State of Colorado.

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BOT Hears Bleak Report

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) got an earful of bleak news about the State of Colorado’s fiscal sustainability from Wade Buchanan, President of the Bell Policy Center (an independent research/advocacy group based in Colorado). He gave a forty-five minute power point presentations with some sobering graphs and pie charts. In a nutshell, the demand for services (i.e. Medicaid, Education, Courts and Prisons, Transportation Infrastructure, etc.) that the state generally funds is going up, while revenues (taxes), because of TABOR and other measures that have been passed

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Stomp, Stomp! Chomp, Chomp!

By Carol Pranschke

Is that the sound of folks noshing on homemade vanilla ice cream? Or is it the Stover Street Stompers playing their New Orleans-style Dixieland music in Sandstone Park? Both! The Stover Street Stompers are playing cool tunes in Sandstone on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Come and relax while the band takes you back to yesteryear’s pace with tunes from a variety of genres:

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Valmont Dog Park Reopens August 24

Valmont Dog Park, located at 5325 Valmont Road, will reopen to the public this Friday, Aug. 24, after being closed since early May for major renovations and improvements.

Valmont Dog Park improvements included widening the parking lot access, putting in a new entry plaza, fencing, surfacing, landscaping and water hydrants.  A portion of the new park will also include

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Fire Leaping, Mud Crawling Devil Dash 5K Returns To Lyons!

The Devil Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes and party-goers. On Labor Day weekend, hundreds of fearless runners will return to Lyons to take on fourteen intense obstacles through Purgatory, running through 3+ miles of adventurous terrain, then celebrate with friends and family during an all day festival with live music, food, and beer in the Beer Garden of Eden.

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