Two New Bands At Oskar Blues

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Taking new steps on his grand musical journey, Bill Smith has found the ability to ferment futuristic songs with classic rock instrumentation, and he has been leaving music fans breathless with his heavy hitting sound. Featuring a repertoire of solid original songs seething with hooks and tastefully chosen covers, this is a band that holds a consistent high level of energy throughout their sets.

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The Flatlands Of Kansas

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

The United States opened the Kansas territory for settlement in 1854 amid violence over whether to be a free or slavery state. Finally, Kansas entered the Civil War as a free state. After the war, settlers turned the prairies into productive farmland, and today the state provides corn, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers for the rest of the country and beyond.

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Gold and Silver for Lyons

By Renée Haip
Each year the Lyons track and field athletes train and compete with the Colorado State Track and Field Championships in clear focus. It is an honor and a privilege for any athlete to qualify for state and making it to the podium (top-nine in each classification) is a significant accomplishment. Across the season, the young men of Lyons looked to be in close competition

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Leroy Robert York

Leroy Robert York, 75, passed away peacefully on May 1, in Pueblo. He was born June 4, 1939 in Waukegan, Illinois to Robert and Amanda (Pritzl) York.  On February 14, 1958 he married Jenny (DeYoung) York in McHenry, Illinois. Roy and his family moved to Lyons, in 1969.

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Lyons Spring Cleanup Weekend Update

This  year, the Sustainable Futures Commission is sponsoring the Lyons Spring Clean Weekend; a community-wide garage sale on Saturday, June 6, and the annual cleanup day at Bohn Park the following Sunday, June 7.

The intent of the community-wide garage sale is for area residents, clubs, churches, groups, etc. to host garage sales around town, beginning at 8 a.m., on Saturday. For those outside Town limits, or who would prefer not to host a sale at their residence, space is available

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Support Small & Local

Dear Editor,
Support small and support local. This has been the promotion of Lyons for many years. Well, Lyons is losing another business, CrossFit St. Vrain (a.k.a. Rock Solid Fitness).

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Name A Congressional Bill

United States House of Representative Jared Polis wants the public’s help. Polis says, “We’re getting ready to introduce an important wilderness protection bill in a couple weeks, and we want to give you an opportunity to choose the name. Our bill would continue Colorado’s strong legacy of preserving our beautiful public lands for future generations by protecting additional areas in the White River National Forest– areas­­ ­that we all enjoy and that are huge job-creators for our mountain communities.”

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BoCo Parks And Open Space Celebrates Forty Years

Boulder County is celebrating its fortieth anniversary throughout the year with multiple opportunities for public participation.
Organized “adventures” on county open space land began last week, and continue throughout the remainder of 2015. Residents can participate in any or all of the forty open space adventures. Some adventures require registration, so visit to sign up.

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Stay Calm And Be Prepared

Lyons Prepardness

By Toshen Golias
First, the good news: the threat of wildfire is low right now!
Yep, like a lot of folks, I’m a bit nervous these rainy days, but I’m trying to maintain a stay calm and carry on attitude. I just went out to my workshop, which experienced groundwater flooding in 2013, and got everything up off the floor, just in case. It felt good to take that small

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