Tour Of Homes Showcases Wildfire Mitigation Work

Many Boulder County homeowners have been working extremely hard to help prepare for future wildfire and create more resilient communities as part of the new Wildfire Partners program. On Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wildfire Partners is inviting interested neighbors and community members to come see mitigation work as part of the inaugural Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes.

The Wildfire Partners Tour of Homes is an opportunity for people to visit Wildfire Partners properties in their community and check out practical

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Heart-Stopping Action And Rodeo Fun

Rodeo fans across Colorado and the adjacent Western states welcome the Women’s Ranch Rodeo Association (WWRA) and the 11th Women’s Ranch Rodeo World Finals, Friday, October 16, and Saturday, October 17, at the Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Ticket sales begin August 1.
The WRRA brings together women of all ages to honor ranching heritage and showcase the traditional skills needed to manage cattle. Events are

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Halloween Herb Class

Embrace your inner witch or warlock with certified herbalist Jill Cohen at her Halloween herb class!

For this special class held on October 31 at 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Jill will be going over seven sacred herbs and the different energetic properties plants can contain, such as clearing/cleansing and protecting. Witches and warlocks will get to taste flower essences and talk about other healing

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Movie Announcements for Lyons Photography Art Center

Sat, Oct. 17, 7:30 pm - "Living In Oblivion:

New Afternoon Screenings (2 & 4:30 pm) starting in November.
Sat, Nov. 7, 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm Screenings - "Inside Out"

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Parks Flood Recovery Planning Meetings

Share your ideas on the flood recovery of Lyons’ parks and trails! The Parks Flood Recovery Planning Team will be hosting the last series of recovery planning public meetings in October. Each meeting will take place at Rogers Hall (410 High Street), from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Oct 8 – Trail Planning, Park Connectivity & Recreation Opportunities Plan Review
Oct 15 – Lyons Valley River Park Plan Wrap-up
Oct 29 – Lyons Parks Flood Recovery Plan: Presentation of Final Plans
For more information on the Parks Recovery Planning process, visit

Prescribed Burns Rescheduled

Boulder County Parks and Open Space will be conducting a 75-acre Nighthawk prescribed burn at Hall Ranch, between October 12 and 16, as well as two burns between October 26 and 31: the 270-acre Wapiti 2 Burn at Heil Valley Ranch, and the 22-acre Overlook burn at Heil Valley Ranch. All burns are contingent upon active fire bans and suitable conditions. More information, including maps of the burns sites and updated alerts, can be found at www.townoflyons.

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Kathryn Ann Keesler Ralston

Kathryn Ann Keesler Ralston, curator of rocks, stories, beauty, and friends, died on Wednesday, September 9, four days after Dick and Kathy’s 46th wedding anniversary.

Kathy was born in Red Oak, Iowa to Max and Grace Keesler on March 15, 1938. She graduated from Red Oak High School in 1955, and has remained close to many of her fellow graduates, attending and helping to organize reunions over the years. She went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Iowa in 1959.

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Bat Closure Lifted

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department has lifted a seasonal closure that protected imperiled bats. The lifting of this seasonal closure allows climbers to now access the following areas: the east face of the Hand, the standard route on the Finger Flatiron and all of Shark’s Fin.

No designated trails were closed as part of this wildlife closure, which protected a maternity colony of Townsend’s Big-eared bats, a species of special concern in Colorado.

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Fire Ban For Western Boulder County Rescinded

At 10 a.m., on Monday, October 5, Sheriff Joe Pelle rescinded the fire ban that had been in effect since September 22, for western Boulder County.
The current weather pattern and predicted future weather conditions have offered relief to the warm, dry September. Both short and long term forecast models indicate a return to normal fall weather conditions. In addition, local fuels and fire conditions are stabilizing back to normal

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