Free Colorado Blue Spruce Trees

Spruce up your landscape by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a ten-dollar donation will receive ten free Colorado blue spruce trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.

The trees will be shipped postpaid between October 15 and December 10, depending on the right time for planting in each member’s area. The six to twelve-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.

“Colorado blue spruce trees provide homeowners with numerous benefits,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “They can be used as an energy-saving windbreak, for privacy, as ornamental trees, and even as living Christmas trees out in the yard. They truly provide year-round beauty for any landscape.”

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Reckless Abandon

Berthoud’s hidden treasure, the Pioneer Courtyard at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum (224 Mountain Avenue in Berthoud), will be “rocking and rolling” on the evening of Wednesday, August 12, when the Berthoud Historical Society (BHS) hosts its first Pioneer Courtyard Concert.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 30, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. The opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

What a weekend! The Festival was full with crowds pouring over onto the streets, alleys, etc. wherever they could squeeze in, instead of going to the Festival Parking. However, the music was great, and the town took in a fair amount of sales tax and camping/parking fees so maybe it is a trade off. A lot of Lyons residents get discounts, volunteer, work, and get free tickets to enjoy the weekend. Also, many folks enjoyed music from

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Temporary closure and spectator information for the IRONMAN Boulder triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 2

Note: Corrections have been made since information has been released - The Boulder Reservoir will be closed to all uses other than IRONMAN Boulder.

The second annual IRONMAN Boulder triathlon will take place from 4 a.m. to midnight on Sunday, Aug. 2. About 3,000 athletes, along with their friends and families, will be in Boulder this week to participate in the world’s largest IRONMAN. The triathlon route includes a 2.4-mile swim in Boulder Reservoir, 112-mile bike ride through Boulder and

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Crime, Noise, & Taxes

Prior to Monday night’s regularly scheduled Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, the Gang of Seven (six actually, although Mayor Pro Tem Connie Sullivan was on speakerphone) held a ninety-minute workshop to discuss marijuana. Good thing, since the six-month moratorium for issuing new marijuana related business licenses is set to expire in mid-September. Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen pointed out that since 2009, Town officials and staff

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Blue Dream Opens

Blue Dream, a new gift store located in the Lyons Village Central Plaza on East Main Street opened last week, just in time for the arrival of the Festivarians for RockyGrass. The shop will specialize in local art, greeting cards, hemp products (T-shirts, hats, etc.), as well as glass pipes and other paraphernalia. Store manager Roderick Moreland says he also plans to carry items aimed at the many outdoor enthusiasts who live in the area, including a waterproof 110-watt speaker system that can be mounted on your kayak!

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Haven For Your Home

Lyons resident Laura Richardson has recently opened Haven, a home and design decorating store featuring unique antique, re-purposed furniture, lighting, clothes, accent pieces, and more. Just the right touch, that can’t be found anywhere else, no matter how hard you look. Haven is located here in Lyons behind the Upholstery Shop on Third Avenue between Main and Broadway. Store hours may vary, but generally are Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.

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Happy Days Are Here Again!

It’s been a long, grueling, frustrating, and emotional couple of years for the hard-hit residents of the confluence area. Many of them have been tirelessly working to get their lives back in order, and make their homes once again livable. Twenty-two months after their home-based businesses were flooded out, two confluence neighbors are once again open for business in Lyons!

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Retirement Sale, Everything Must Go

Lyla Carter, owner of the White Lion Gift Shop here in Lyons, is selling her business, lock, stock, and barrel (the first two literally, the third figuratively). After being in business on High Street for twenty-one years, Carter is holding a “Retirement Sale” to thin out the inventory (20% off on purchases of over $20). The building, a turn-key business, which includes two rooms upstairs, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and laundry room, as well as a cottage and

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