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Newton Thomas - September 17, 1860-July 13, 1940
Newt Thomas came to Lyons from Indiana. Thomas had a talent for painting and through the years could be seen in the vicinity of the town industriously at work on one of his canvasses. One of his favorite scenes was Steamboat Mountain and it was shown in many of his paintings. In 1922, he had an exhibition of his paintings at the Creamery (currently the vacant lot east of St.Vrain Market) where they processed milk, made butter, cheese and ice cream. In 1927 the Creamery closed and became a theater. Across the street, Thomas’ paintings can still be seen on the walls of what originally was the Frank Brothers Store (1891-1897) and is currently Lyons Fork. At the time of his death he had been a resident of Lyons for more than fifty years.
Renaissance man (center) John Martin – he’s a playwright, director, producer, philanthropist, math professor, farmer, vintner, and all-around good guy – has assembled some local acting “talent” and whipped them into shape for a dramatic staged reading of “Count,” a one-act play that explores, among other tantalizing ideas, the different theoretical sizes of infinity. The production, which is a benefit for the Lyons Regional Library, will take place on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m., in Rogers Hall. The residents of this pre-WWI insane asylum are a delusional Galileo, a young woman who refuses to accept an arranged marriage, an over worked, under appreciated nurse, and a distraught, self-absorbed mathmatician.
Lyons Outdoor Games, June 3 & 4, 2016 - Click for details.
Photo by Jonathan B Auerbach
KC Groves Interview
Photo by Renée Haip
Competing together in every cross country and track and field state meet across their high school career, Paul Roberts and Joel Such embrace after completing their last race as teammates. Click to read more.
Flock a friend's yard! Click for details.
Lyons Life by Ken Singer
KC Groves is well known for her music, not just in Lyons and not just in Colorado. She has played in many other states as well. A late starter, she didn’t get her first guitar till she was twenty. It was a pretty heavy one and eventually hurt her shoulder, leading her to play the smaller, but related mandolin. Once she got the mandolin, she “fell in love
COMMENTARY:What’s The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds
The Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) heard updates from Matt Manley, Lyons Flood Recovery Planner, at a May 23 workshop about the Eastern Corridor Primary Planning Area master plan process, and the four commissioners present expressed positive comments about the work that was done so far.
The Second Annual Lyons Film Festival gets underway Friday through Sunday (June 3, 4) in conjunction with the Lyons Outdoor Games, and the Burning Can Festival, making this a weekend to remember!
The film festival activities begin Friday morning at 11 a.m., over at Planet Bluegrass where you can take a drone flying class with CloudGate Aerialography, or listen to Fox
When he wasn’t busy doling out justice from the bench, Estes Park resident Judge Edward (Ed) J. Hummer would relax with an easel, canvas, and brush, painting scenes of Colorado and New Mexico. Regretfully, this prolific artist has passed, but his art lives on. A one-man showing of his work will be part of the inaugural “Last Thursday” art walk