Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Come bring your family and celebrate the 2015 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival is located in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, at the intersection of Elkhorn Ave (US 36) and MacGregor Avenue. The goal of the festival is to entertain and

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What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

Housing Committee Explores More Options

By Amy Reinholds

With Craig Ferguson expected to close on Friday, June 26, on the Valley Bank property, which he intends to subdivide and sell six lots to Habitat for Humanity, members of the special housing committee have now committed to creating subcommittees to continue exploring ways to increase affordable housing stock in Lyons.

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Summer Concert Continues

The popular free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series in Sandstone Park is now in full swing. Last week’s concert with The Good Manners Quartet with Kate Glassman was well attended. And, it didn’t rain! At least not until the final two songs.

This week local favorite Bonnie & The Clydes are slated to entertain the masses. The music starts at 6:30 p.m., with the farmers’ market beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bring a picnic supper, or get a bite to eat from one of

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Click It Or Ticket

Attention all golf cart owners! “Click It or Ticket” has come to Lyons. The ordinance that the Board of Trustees passed last month that requires all passengers under the age of eighteen to be securely belted into the golf cart is now in effect (these young ladies are all in compliance). Lee Hall of Peak West PC/EV (electric vehicles) can install (or give you a quick “do-it-yourself” primer) seat belts for your cart. He can be reached at (303) 823-5515, or

BOT Plows Through Hefty Agenda

The Board of Trustees, minus Mayor John O’Brien (out of the country on a vacation trip to Iceland/Ireland) attempted to plow their way through a two page agenda before their self-imposed 10:30 p.m., adjournment deadline. They almost made it.
Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Goldberger of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office reported that a bear had entered an open

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Successful Zero Waste At Outdoor Games

The Sustainable Futures Commission (SFC) and Lyons Outdoor Games organizers thank everyone who contributed to the success of the Games’ Zero Waste efforts, with special acknowledgement to the Zero Waste volunteers. The volunteers alone, devoted over one hundred and fifty combined hours toward monitoring waste diversion. Through the collective support, the event diverted

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Flood Recovery Grants Still Available

Boulder County has been awarded an additional $12 million in the form of the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help eligible homeowners who need financial assistance with eligible projects including home repairs (septic and well systems, and individual driveways, bridges,

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Berthoud Home Tour

The Berthoud Historical Society hosts its annual Home Tour this year at the McCarty – Fickel Home Museum (645 7th Street) and surrounding neighborhood on Saturday, June 20. Doors open at 10 a.m. (tour runs until 4 p.m.). 

At 11 a.m., out on the back lawn, several works of art donated by local artist Brenda Leedy for the live auction at the Society’s

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Keep Your Pets Healthy This Summer

As the weather heats up, the Longmont Humane Society Well Pet Clinic reminds us to protect our beloved pets from the unique health concerns that accompany warmer summer temperatures. The chances of infections such as heartworm disease and leptospirosis increase greatly in these warmer months as we spend more time outdoors with our pets and their risk of exposure rises.

“We are getting into summertime, which means mosquito season,” says Dr. Shari Depauw, Medical Director of Longmont Humane Society’s Well Pet Clinic. “Mosquitoes can carry a parasite called heartworm, which can be transmitted to your dog if bitten. These

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