Is Lyons An Outdoor Hot Spot? Vote Now!

What are the three (small, medium, and large) best outdoor hot spots in Colorado? Elevation Outdoors (EO) announces 48 finalists for its annual Top Adventure Towns Reader Contest. Lyons, with its hiking and mountain biking trails at Heil and Hall ranches; road biking; fly-fishing; kayaking; tubing; bird-watching; trail running;

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Farm Lessons At History Camp

By Kathleen Spring
It’s back to school time. Ready for your first quiz? Who were the first farmers? Cavemen and women, according to anthropologists. Who first farmed in the Colorado Front Range area?  Native Americans preferred the grasslands on the east side of Colorado, but evidence shows their teepee rings near Lyons. The first white settlers were Chester and Mary Smead, who

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Thank-You Quilts

Local quilters are making quilts to be awarded to the men and women who have been touched by war through the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The quilters are saying “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor” in serving our nation to the recipients of their quilts.

Lyons Quilting shop in Lyons, and quilter, Donna Mae Norris, are co-sponsoring two workshops when local quilters will be making patriotic-themed quilts. The workshops are on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, and Saturday, August 29, 2015 in the classroom at

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Caring For LGBT Elders

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free Project Visibility community-based training on Tuesday, September 8, at the Longmont Senior Center (910 Longs Peak Avenue) in Longmont. This workshop (registration and coffee – 9:45 a.m.; Part I – 10 a.m. to noon; Part II – 1 to 3 p.m.; please register in by noon, Thursday, September 3) is designed to educate professional service care providers, community members, and friends and family members about the particular needs and strengths of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders.
Project Visibility is an award winning training program developed by Boulder County Area Agency on Aging after extensive focus

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Family Caregivers Training

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, offers two training programs for family caregivers of older adults; one focused on the practical skills of caregiving and the other on caregiver self-care.   

The National Caregiver Training Program is a 21-hour course (meets once a week for three hours) that helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. Classes, taught by a registered nurse,

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What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds

All five current members of the Special Housing Committee met on Thursday, August 20, at the Lyons Valley Village, they gathered notes about possible projects to present to the Board of Trustees, and decided to consolidate meetings to second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Justin Spencer, Nate Mohatt, Martin Soosloff, Wendy Miller, and Susanne Ducker decided to lengthen the Wednesday meetings to 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Town

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What does a Larimer County Commissioner Do?

By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III

We frequently get asked “What does a county commissioner do anyway?”

One of the great privileges of being a local elected official is the incredible diversity of opportunities and responsibility. Larimer County Commissioners work both inside and outside our 8 incorporated municipalities to address the needs of the citizens here in Larimer County.

All 3 commissioners host monthly “citizen meetings” where we bring guest speakers to communicate to residents on issues of local concerns. Our guests

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Pachamama Farm & Wellness 2015 Harvest Festival and Dance 2B Free Fundraiser

Friends, neighbors, and everyone in the community is invited to Pachamama Farm & Wellness’ 3rd annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 19, from 2-10 pm. The Harvest Festival falls close to the Autumnal Equinox and is a celebration of the abundance of ripe foods that autumn brings. This year's Harvest Festival is also a fundraiser for an inspiring young nonprofit, Dance 2B Free.

Harvest is an Old English word meaning “autumn.” The Harvest Festival is a meaningful tradition celebrated all over the world around the time of the Autumnal Equinox, which is Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. “The Harvest Festival gives us the opportunity to celebrate the community, soil, and food

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Lyons Life - Annie Grace

By Ken Singer

Annie Grace has bartended at Oskar Blues for nearly ten years, almost as long as she has lived in Lyons. Regulars at the popular bar and restaurant know that Annie remembers their names and favorite beverages and she’s a very huggy person.

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