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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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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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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Special Meeting To Beat Deadlines

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) held a special meeting Monday night to consider a resolution authorizing a submittal of an energy/mineral impact grant to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the proposed wastewater treatment plant improvements. The hasty meeting was called because it was

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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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Top 10 Reasons I Love Lyons

Dear Editor,
Moving to Lyons from Boulder in 2008 will always be one of the best decisions of our lives.  I have come up with a list of the top 10 reasons I love Lyons.  This list is only to be shared by residents of Lyons.  It is top secret!
10) The best outdoor ice skating rink for miles around - I don’t ice skate, but I love to walk down to

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