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Lyons High School students Cobey Faubus (left) and Nathan
Schneider (right) brought home the cup at the seventh annual
Code Quest coding competition last month.
Photos courtesy of Nick “Space Cowboy” Schneider
A Tree Grows in Lyons
Photo courtesy of Bonnie Auslander
Thanks in part to funding by the St. Vrain Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Lyons Elementary School's fifth grade students, staff, and volunteers have hatched, tested, monitored, measured, and cried over hundreds of baby trout. With about fifty of the surviving fish, the students trekked over to LaVern Johnson Park, and released the little ones into the St. Vrain River during the Late Start Day (May 2) Science and Leadership program.
This amazing program is designed to bring students closer to their watersheds. The students raised trout from fingerlings, monitored tank water, engaged in stream habitat studies, learned to appreciate water resources, learned conservation ethics, and developed an understanding of ecosystem connectivity.
The LES Science and Leadership program students, with the help of volunteers from Trout Unlimited, released some nice, healthy trout into the river at LaVern Johnson Park. The fish were brought from the hatchery, north of La Porte. Thank you to Trout Unlimited.
By Kathleen Spring
There is a lot of news about news reporting lately. We get our news almost instantly, whether something happens in Lyons, or Washington, D.C., or even London, England. But how did people in the pioneer days get their news? How long did it take to get news of a birth or death across from America’s East coast to its West coast? How did Native Americans send messages without a written language? All of these
By Amy Reinholds
A Monday, May 7, workshop with the Lyons Board of Trustees revealed several challenges for an affordable housing proposal on the eastern end of Lyons. Development partners presented an update for a mixed-use proposal that includes an innovative food agriculture business, a commercial kitchen, and 45 rental homes for people who make 60 percent of the area median income. Trustees learned that it would be a struggle for Thistle Community Housing to complete the proposed housing with federal and state low-income housing tax credits and even as much as $2 million of federal disaster recovery funds.
As often happens in the twice-a-month Board of Trustees (BOT) meetings, the really good stuff comes out near the end. Monday night was no exception. As the meeting slipped past the ten o'clock hour, Flood Recovery Manager Richard Markovich informed the Board that the work on Bohn Park Phase 2 has hit a snag. Remember a few weeks ago when it was announced that approximately $600K worth of rich top soil (from an historic manure pile) had been discovered just beneath the surface in the middle of Bohn Park? Well it seems that the excavation of