County Seeking Mentors

Boulder County is looking for volunteers willing to dedicate their time on a weekly basis to help local teens achieve positive life changes. The Boulder County Community Services Mentor Program is seeking

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Tony Trahan’s BlueKrewe

By David McItyre, Lyons Bluesologist

If you are a fan of New Orleans style music like I am, you’ll want to do yourself a favor and stop on by Oskar Blues on Friday, August 29, to hear The NolaRado All-Stars. This is a collaboration of talented

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NoCo Nature Festival

The Birding Fair has a new name, new location and more pizzazz! Everyone is invited to a free day of fun on Saturday, September 27, 7 am - 3 pm. Live animals, interactive activities, music, food, vendors, presentations, and giveaways are on the agenda for the day. Bring the whole family to Nix Natural Area in Fort Collins for this all-day nature celebration. Visit for more info, including a full agenda of activities.

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Boyd Ponds SWA Closes Aug. 29

The Boyd Ponds State Wildlife Area (SWA) will close permanently Aug. 29. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has sold the property to a private entity.

Boyd Ponds, a 176-acre wildlife area, has been available as a day-use hunting and angling site for

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Local Families Needed for Exchange Students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls.  These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for

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Fall Family 9Health Fair

Hopelight Medical Clinic is pleased to announce that it will host a Family 9HealthFair on October 18. This event is open to the entire community and will offer a variety of free and low-cost health screenings for both adults and children. Now in its 36th year, 9HealthFairs will take place this fall in a dozen locations around Colorado. This is the first time a fall fair has been located in Longmont. Participants will be able to obtain information about their health and discuss any medical questions or concerns

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Reflections On The Flood

By Julia Herz
Tonight when I see her on the bus I am reminded how I now keep snacks in my office and backpack and purse in a fashion I never would have thought of as logical before. I am reminded how a few hundred people are still not back in their homes or have simply moved away. I am reminded how much the 500 year flood of Lyons, Colorado, rocked our world, and I’m reminded how my feelings out of necessity have been pushed aside for a later time and I guess that time is now.

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Islands Floats Planning Meetings Aug. 27-29 at Rogers Hall

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit

Rumor has it that some islands have started to work on their floats for the Lyons Islands Parade already. Other islands aren’t there yet. No matter which, everyone interested is invited to come to one of the planning meetings to meet others, to sign up, and to exchange ideas.

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Summer Dinners At The Farmette

Summer is in full swing here in Colorado, and that means the gardens are really starting to produce. One can hardly keep up with the harvesting of fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables. The Lyons Farmette continues their popular summer-long series of “garden to table” dinners this week with a very

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