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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Washington Songbird Returns To The Cup

Radio Station magazine recently called a concert with Jill Cohn, “an evening of Folk Americana bliss,” and her soul-stirring voice in combination with lush arrangements, toe tapping road songs, and heart-string tugging ballads had the Los Feliz Journal (Los Angeles) naming her album a 2012 top 10 indie pick. The Chicago Tribune in June of 2014 wrote, “Her songs are beautifully crafted, sometimes bittersweet and sometimes hopeful, but ever easy and melodic with soulful and savvy lyrics.”

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Superheroes To The Rescue!

The Lyons Elementary School PTO wants to thank the entire community for their heroic efforts in support of our Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. The Superhero themed fundraiser called many heroes to action and we had record-breaking results.  

As a school, we ran more laps than ever! The students were zooming around the racecourse with their capes flying.  We collectively ran about 6,000 laps, which is equivalent to about 300 miles.  

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Tip-Toe To The Line

The Board of Trustees (BOT) received some interesting affordable housing news on a couple of fronts at Monday nights’ meeting. But before we get to the possible “good news,” we have to report on some “bad news.” Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Greenberg of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported that in the early morning hours of Wednesday, September 30, there had been an attempted burglary at the Lyons Laundromat. Someone tried to jimmy open the change machine. Later on Wednesday evening, “deputies responded to a suspicious couple who

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