Lyons Appreciates Their Firefighters

A large crowd of Lyons area residents where on hand at Oskar Blues last Saturday afternoon to show their appreciation and say thank you to the Lyons Fire Protection District volunteers and crew for all they do to protect us. The event was the kick-off of a statewide series of “Fight Fire with Beer, BBQ, and Music” celebrations. Lyons Mayor Julie Van Domelen was on hand to introduce and thank Fire Chief J.J. Hoffman, while everyone enjoyed some delicious brats, pulled pork, green bean casserole, and cold slaw supplied by Oskars. The local

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Y and YL Bus Routs Changes

Rapid Transit Denver (RTD) has announced the “Y” bus route between Lyons and Boulder and “YL” bus route between Longmont and Lyons will be changing schedules starting Monday, August 19, 2013

On the “Y” route there will be an additional bus running in the evening from Lyons to Boulder, leaving the Lyons Park & Ride (4th Avenue and Broadway) at 6:05 p.m. and arriving at the

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Promote Your Business To New Residents

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce’s Lyons Welcomes You committee is collecting items for the welcome bags that will be given to new residents. Items are due Friday, August 30, to be dropped off at the Bank of the West or Lyons Dental. We are collecting twenty-five items from each business, to assemble twenty-five bags for future use.

As a chamber member you are invited to include items that promote your business and encourage new residents to become your customers. What we need from you, are twenty-five items of whatever you

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Colorado State Fair: Shaping the Future of Agriculture

By John Salazar, Commissioner of Agriculture

Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair.  While the event promises a top-notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.

The Colorado State Fair is the centerpiece of our effort to educate the public on the importance of not only the food system, but on the efforts of the entire agricultural

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Men’s Book Club Meets In Mountains

The Spring Gulch Men’s Book Club met last Thursday at the Mill Site Inn, near Ward. The club is regarded (by its members) as the oldest men’s book club in the area. This month’s book, “Wort and Pizza” (based roughly on the Tolstoy classic), seemed appropriate as the Mill Site specializes in high-altitude, high-gluten pizza, and well, there always seems to be beer available at their meetings. Pictured are (right to left) Jack St. John, Greg Harms, Dave Brininstool, Clark Hodge, and Mill Site Inn proprietor Carol.  Carol commented that we were the first exclusively male book club to visit her

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Another Great Lions Club Golf Tournament

The Lyons Lions Club of Lions International held its 19th annual golf tournament Monday, July 29, for the fourth year at the Lake Valley Country Club. Eighteen four-person teams enjoyed golf, fellowship, lunch and prizes on a just-right cool morning.

The tournament is the local Lions Club’s only fund-raiser for its benevolence that includes high school scholarships and awards, scout troop sponsorship, eye sight exams and glasses, highway clean up, 9Health Fair cashiers, help for local folks in need, and more.  The Lions Club welcomes new members.

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New Location, New Owners

Lyons Quilting was sold earlier this summer when long-time (thirteen years) proprietor Jan Rold of Longmont decided it was time to retire. She sold the business to Pinewood Springs resident Tracey Barber, who has worked at the quilt shop for nearly three years. Barber, who

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