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By Ken Singer
As usual, festival performers sincerely praised the venue for RockyGrass. Act after act, whether they were here for the first time or multiple times, lauded the Planet staff, the setting, Colorado, the organization of the festival, and its environmental sustainability.
Festivarian staff, with mostly volunteers, directed parking, gave out the wrist bands for admission to the sold-out festival, staffed the compost and recycling bins, checked bags, back packs and wrist bands, made sure the bathrooms and port-a-potties were stocked with toilet paper, scraped and pre-washed reusable plates and bowls, and provided arts and crafts, face-painting and a lot of activities for the young ones.
This was the 45th RockyGrass Festival, so many of the volunteers and supervisors had a wealth of experience. What was new was the portable dish washing trailer. Jonathan Herbst, son of Kim Fong (who recruits and supervises the student sustainability volunteers) ran the
COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds
The construction plan for public improvements that Habitat for Humanity must complete was approved by the Town of Lyons engineering staff last week, another hurdle cleared in the development of six permanently affordable homes at Second Avenue and Park Street in Lyons.
Going for Green in Lyons
By Kathleen Thurmes - Eco-Cycle Lyons Zero Waste Coordinator
When I was a kid, ding-dong-ditch was on par with prank calling as the most daring thing that young mischief-makers could get up to while their parents weren’t around.
In recent weeks local teenagers have been ringing doorbells around town, but they have no intention of “ditching” before the occupants come out. Dressed in Eco-Cycle t-shirts and armed with clipboards and tablets, these students from the Lyons Middle/Senior High are part of the Lyons Green Star Community Project internship program, and they’re eager to talk to community members about Zero Waste.
By Kathleen Spring
Over the weekend, LaVern Johnson celebrated her 90th birthday with an Open House, a Roast, and at a Rockies ball game. Here is her message:
I certainly had a great 90th birthday celebration and want to thank you all.
All friends and family who came to help me celebrate last Saturday, July 22, for your help, i.e., decorations, food, serving, cakes, the roast, great rounds and square dances, the trip to the Rockies game, setting up, cleaning up, taking