By Rita DuChateau

What could be better after the Fourth of July parade than a Smokin’ Dave’s buffet and dessert from the Colorado Cherry Company? Some straight talk on swift water safety and an introduction to new water safety stations made available in Pinewood Springs.

Nearly two hundred neighbors listened to a presentation made by members of the Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District introducing the recently installed equipment. In attendance was Pinewood Fire Chief Dick Wilcox, along with first responders from Boulder and Larimer Counties, Estes Park and Big Meadows. They joined the Pinewood parade earlier that morning and

With the imminent closure of the Milestone Medical Clinic in Lyons, many people are uneasy about where to turn for quality medical care. Hopelight Clinic, at 1351 Collyer Street in Longmont, wants to reach out to the residents of Lyons and welcome them with open arms to our family practice. Hopelight is more than just a medical clinic; as a 501(c)3 non-profit we focus on caring for you and your family. We also offer behavioral health, laboratory services, fitness programs (free for seniors), CPR education, music and art classes for children, and we


Beginning July 1, 2017, the fee for a Colorado driver license will increase by $1; from $26 to $27. Other fees will remain the same. This change was a result of HB16-1415 for the purpose of offsetting the cost of providing Division of Motor Vehicles driver services.


By Joseph Lekarczyk 
If you were driving past the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue last Thursday afternoon (June 22) you may have noticed an interesting sight. A young man with a ten-foot wooden cross, bedecked with an American flag, a POW*MIA flag, a crown of thorns, and a combination bike lock; with a backpack slung over his shoulders, headphones over his ears, and a ram's horn in his hand.

His name is Joe Shortino, and he is “walking for the Lord.” On February 13,2013 Joe was called by the Lord to start walking and



Last month, the Boulder County Board of County Commissioners awarded $49,040 to nine waste reduction programs as part of the Resource Conservation Division’s Community Outreach Program for 2017.

Established in 1997, the Boulder County Zero Waste Funding program has awarded more than $1 million for education and infrastructure initiatives


 The Director of the Intermountain Region, National Park Service (NPS), recently signed a decision document that will enable Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) to conduct reroutes and repairs to the Aspen Brook and Twin Sisters trails that were damaged in the September 2013 flood.  
Following the September 2013 flood, park staff prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate alternatives and the potential impacts associated with reestablishing five trails that were badly damaged during the flood: Twin Sisters, Aspen Brook, Alluvial Fan, Ypsilon Lake, and Lawn Lake. The purpose of the EA was to identify potential travel routes while protecting natural and cultural resources and preserving



By Monique Sawyer-Lang & LaVern Johnson

The public is invited to stop by Lyons Town Hall (open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and of course Monday evenings for the BOT and PCDC meetings) to take in the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission's latest art show, “Quilts.” The very interesting and intricate work, by area quilters, will be on display from January through March of this year.

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