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Newton Thomas - September 17, 1860-July 13, 1940
Newt Thomas came to Lyons from Indiana. Thomas had a talent for painting and through the years could be seen in the vicinity of the town industriously at work on one of his canvasses. One of his favorite scenes was Steamboat Mountain and it was shown in many of his paintings. In 1922, he had an exhibition of his paintings at the Creamery (currently the vacant lot east of St.Vrain Market) where they processed milk, made butter, cheese and ice cream. In 1927 the Creamery closed and became a theater. Across the street, Thomas’ paintings can still be seen on the walls of what originally was the Frank Brothers Store (1891-1897) and is currently Lyons Fork. At the time of his death he had been a resident of Lyons for more than fifty years.
Renaissance man (center) John Martin – he’s a playwright, director, producer, philanthropist, math professor, farmer, vintner, and all-around good guy – has assembled some local acting “talent” and whipped them into shape for a dramatic staged reading of “Count,” a one-act play that explores, among other tantalizing ideas, the different theoretical sizes of infinity. The production, which is a benefit for the Lyons Regional Library, will take place on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m., in Rogers Hall. The residents of this pre-WWI insane asylum are a delusional Galileo, a young woman who refuses to accept an arranged marriage, an over worked, under appreciated nurse, and a distraught, self-absorbed mathmatician.
Lyons Outdoor Games, June 3 & 4, 2016 - Click for details.
Photo by Jonathan B Auerbach
KC Groves Interview
Photo by Renée Haip
Competing together in every cross country and track and field state meet across their high school career, Paul Roberts and Joel Such embrace after completing their last race as teammates. Click to read more.
Flock a friend's yard! Click for details.
The Town of Lyons, Boulder County and the State of Colorado has observed numerous areas of Myrtle Spurge and other noxious weeds within the Town of Lyons. Eradication of State List A Noxious Weed Species (elimination required) is necessary for the health of native species. The Town of Lyons works closely with the County, and action toward compliance is in full force. Be advised compliance with the
Dear Lyons Community,
In the very near future, the new traffic control lights will be up and running at the intersection of Ute Highway and McConnell Drive in Lyons. For a few days prior to them functioning normally, the lights will be flashing yellow and/or red. This intersection is extremely busy especially during the week when the
Chase the Music, a local non-profit founded and operated by Lyons area resident Clark Hodge, will be hosting “A Concert of Hope,” a free concert with a collaborative group of talented vocalists who will perform on Saturday May 28, at 2 p.m., at the Manhattan Middle School Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado, to offer Hope to Benjamin, and all those who are afflicted with autism.