About Town - April 30, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

Another week gone by, and a lot of good rain; We need it, but when it keeps coming in a downpour it is a worry! 

THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., there is a public meeting at the Lyons M/Sr  High School on spring run off. Residents from the Lyons area: North and South St. Vain, Lyons, Apple Valley, Longmont Dam Road, etc., are invited to attend. We should all be prepared, just in case. We have no control of the weather, scary!

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What Is A Hunter-Gatherer?

Douglas Bamforth, Ph.D., an anthropologist at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will give the Archaeological Institute of America’s free lecture, “What Is A Hunter-Gatherer? On the Cusp of Maize Farming in Western Nebraska” on Wednesday, May 6, at 7 p.m., at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History Paleontology Hall.

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A Limey Who Loves The Blues

It’s been a musical odyssey for British bluesman David Booker. “After all these years I am still playing music full time. I moved to Denver Colorado, in 1981 from London, where I had been involved with the music scene since 1970. I went through the whole pub rock thing in London. My activities included playing in folk-rock band, Eclection, putting out two singles on Polydor with a band called Swampfox (lots of BBC airplay on those), getting an album deal with Limey on RCA, working with TS Tony McPhee as his bass player for a while, auditioning for

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Saving Lyons' Historic Buildings And Archival Records

By Kathleen Spring
Over forty years, a small handful of people in Lyons collected information about Lyons’ history. They found that not a lot was written in the official archives, and they had to go and search out locals to get their stories. The Lyons Historical Society, in cooperation with the Lyons Tourism committee, will be presenting a program that will honor these local authors and historians Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the

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Young Lions Shine at JV and Middle School Track and Field Championships

By Renée Haip
Each year the JV and Middle School Championships meets give us a glimpse of the younger talent being developed at both the high school and middle school levels. The JV Championships were held at Everly-Montgomery Field in Longmont on April 22. Just one day after the rescheduled Boulder County Championships, many of these younger athletes

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Smashing Records

By Renée Haip
At a big school meet like the Stutler Bowl Twilight Invitational held at Cherry Creek High School on Friday, April 25, scoring opportunities (first through eighth place) only come to those Lyons’ athletes competitive beyond the stage of small school competition. Coach

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2015 May Activities for Boyd Lake State Park

Boyd Lake State Park invites you to spend time with Colorado Parks & Wildlife naturalists in May 2015. Boyd Lake State Park is pleased to announce they will be hosting educational activities and volunteer opportunities for all ages starting May 8, 2015. 

Boyd Lake State Park is one of Colorado’s 42 State Parks. Boyd Lake State Park is a water-sports haven for northern Colorado. The lake lies at the western-most edge of the plains at the foot of snow-capped Long's Peak and the

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Boulder County Parks & Open Space May Events

Kids Gone Fishing Clinic
Sunday May 3, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat Area
A fun way to for kids 5 to 15 to learn how to fish. Kids will go through stations to learn about casting, baiting a hook, fish handling, and more and then get to

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Special Election II Results

The voter turnout was not nearly as high as last month’s replacement housing in the park question, but a little over seven hundred residents did turn in their ballots. The results are in. To the question, “Shall an ordinance be adopted requiring voter approval for any decision to rezone land in the parks/open space zone district larger than on-half acre, or for any decision to zone land without a zoning designation and encumbered by a conservation easement to a zone that allows commercial or residential use?”
The answer is 386 – FOR, and 328 – AGAINST.

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