Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 08:24
A great football team deserves the support of a great town. Two big events are coming up in September surrounding our first two home football games. The first is the annual Lyons Community Barbecue, before the first home football game on Friday, September 6. The second is a Lyons Homecoming Parade, on Friday, September 20.
The 17th Annual Lyons Community Barbecue will take place on Friday, September 6, from 4 to 7 p.m., just before kick-off of the first home game againstRead more: Proud & Loud
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 08:06
Dear Lyons Community,
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion about whether or not to support a new library facility for Lyons, but I was disappointed to recently read unfair and inaccurate criticism leveled at the Library Steering Committee.
Creating a 21st century multi-media library in Lyons has long been a community goal. In 2008, the Economic Development Council prioritized a better library as one of its key economic development strategies based on empirical evidence of the links between a good library and downtown economicRead more: Unfair And Inaccurate Criticism
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:59
Next week, the County Commissions will vote on whether to form a new library district in the greater Lyons area. If the district is formed, the existence of the Library Steering Committee (LSC), which has lead the effort to create a new library/resource center in Lyons, will end. With this (hopeful) transition in mind, let’s take a moment to consider what the LSC has accomplished.
Let’s begin with what the LSC was designed to do, and not do. Composed entirely of volunteers, but with no budget or bank account, the LSC’s purpose was to gather community input, study possible sites, determine costs and library features, and get a library district formed. The newRead more: What LSC was designed to do
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:46
Two heads are supposed to be better than one, but is the same thing true for County Commissions? Lyons area residents will have the chance to see for themselves on Thursday, August 29, when the Boulder and Larimer County Commissions will hold a rare joint public hearing at Lyons Town Hall. The hearing is set for 5 p.m., with a short tour by the Commissioners of the current Depot Library (likely to occur just prior to the hearing).
The idea for a combined public hearing arose at prior separate Commission meetings concerning the Lyons Library Project Steering Committee’s requests to establish a new regional library district, and approve a tax mill levy ballot measure to fund the district. The Commissioners themselvesRead more: Boulder/Larimer County Commissioners To Meet With Lyons-Area Residents
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:39
Ruth and Ken Wright from the Wright Paleohydrological Institute will present the free Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture titled, “Ollantaytambo’s Ancient Water Temple,” at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, September 4, at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History.
The public is invited to join the Wrights as they describe their recent field research at the Incamisana, an ancient temple in Peru’s Sacred Valley thatRead more: Ancient Water Temple
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:10
So an idea occurred to a friend and I this summer on a run about town. What if we held an event, such as a 5K in Lyons? We could follow it by cocktails. Mimosas seemed natural as 5K’s are usually a morning event. This event would not only celebrate the end of summer, the kiddos headed back to school, but also a charitable cause. Thus the Mimosa Day 5K was born. I am proud to report that the event attracted well over sixty women last Saturday, and a fabulous post-party at the Lyons Fork. For an event, which I hadRead more: Keeping the resolutions
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:05
Sundays at Oskar Blues in Lyons have become my favorite shows, I love the more mellow music and enjoy watching the youngsters and oldsters dancing and enjoy the tunes together. These are all early 6 to 9 p.m., free, and all ages’ shows, and are usually very well attended. I have often been asked why we don’t charge for these shows; the answer is Dale and I want to give some free music back to the community as a thank you for all their support in helping us bring live music to Lyons. In September we have aRead more: Sundays in September
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:48
Imagine it taking all day to go from Lyons to Boulder? And, carrying enough food with you to last a year? These are some of the extraordinary tales that the kids attending this year’s Redstone Museum’s Summer History Day Camp heard about life in the mid-19th century in Colorado, when pioneers came in their covered wagons.
The camp this year focused on early settlers to the Lyons area, including Colorado trading posts and the state’s cultural heritage.
The young campers, ages seven to eleven, learned about life in Lyons at the turn of the century through interactive lessons, creative scenarios, decorative crafts, and a treasure hunt through the collected old treasures at the museum. Each day, the childrenRead more: Lyons Summer History Day Camp
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:40
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1,200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photo of her adventure throughout the summer.
Paddling the two hundred miles from Ketchikan to Juneau, we wound our way into increasingly stunning channels and straits. The snowy mountains up here crowd ever closer to the water, and seem to grow larger each day. Just as the views have becomeRead more: Paddling To Alaska - Part Seven