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Thank You Lyons Automotive
Lyons Automotive sponsored the great car show during the Good Old Days celebration on Saturday, June 24. All registration fees and donations (a little over $1300 total) were presented to Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley to help with the construction of the six homes they will be building here in Lyons for people displaced by the September 20143 flood. Chuck Wing of Lyons Automotive (left) presented a check to John Lovell last Friday, June 30.
By Kathleen Spring
LaVern would like folks to know that she is off to visit her family's ancestral home in New York for a week. In the meantime, I'm taking over the column for one more week, and I hope you enjoy the news. LaVern and her two sons, Jerry and Ron, will be going to Cranberry Lake, NY, where her extended family is having the 150th celebration on last Saturday of the construction of the Cranberry Lake Dam. Her great grandfather, Hugh McConnell, was in charge of building it in 1867.
The weather here has cooled down a bit to the low 80s, and even 70s expected for the weekend. Rain is predicted for every afternoon, but sometimes it misses us entirely. The big event this week was the RockyGrass festival put on by Planet Bluegrass, just west of town. Locals fussed about LaVern M Johnson Park not being available to them because of the festival-goers filling it up. But they were soon put at ease when they found out they could
By Ken Singer
As usual, festival performers sincerely praised the venue for RockyGrass. Act after act, whether they were here for the first time or multiple times, lauded the Planet staff, the setting, Colorado, the organization of the festival, and its environmental sustainability.
Festivarian staff, with mostly volunteers, directed parking, gave out the wrist bands for admission to the sold-out festival, staffed the compost and recycling bins, checked bags, back packs and wrist bands, made sure the bathrooms and port-a-potties were stocked with toilet paper, scraped and pre-washed reusable plates and bowls, and provided arts and crafts, face-painting and a lot of activities for the young ones.
This was the 45th RockyGrass Festival, so many of the volunteers and supervisors had a wealth of experience. What was new was the portable dish washing trailer. Jonathan Herbst, son of Kim Fong (who recruits and supervises the student sustainability volunteers) ran the
By Kara Bauman, Librarian
The Summer Library Program “Build a Better World” is drawing to a close. Lyons kiddos can finish their reading logs and pick up prizes until school starts on August 15th. The adult program will end with a community-wide book discussion of David Baron’s American Eclipse and a drawing for prizes including a new Kindle HD8, a loaded tool box, and local gift cards on Wednesday, August 9th at 6:30 pm.
COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds
The construction plan for public improvements that Habitat for Humanity must complete was approved by the Town of Lyons engineering staff last week, another hurdle cleared in the development of six permanently affordable homes at Second Avenue and Park Street in Lyons.