Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:48
Imagine it taking all day to go from Lyons to Boulder? And, carrying enough food with you to last a year? These are some of the extraordinary tales that the kids attending this year’s Redstone Museum’s Summer History Day Camp heard about life in the mid-19th century in Colorado, when pioneers came in their covered wagons.
The camp this year focused on early settlers to the Lyons area, including Colorado trading posts and the state’s cultural heritage.
The young campers, ages seven to eleven, learned about life in Lyons at the turn of the century through interactive lessons, creative scenarios, decorative crafts, and a treasure hunt through the collected old treasures at the museum. Each day, the childrenRead more: Lyons Summer History Day Camp
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:40
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1,200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photo of her adventure throughout the summer.
Paddling the two hundred miles from Ketchikan to Juneau, we wound our way into increasingly stunning channels and straits. The snowy mountains up here crowd ever closer to the water, and seem to grow larger each day. Just as the views have becomeRead more: Paddling To Alaska - Part Seven
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:30
Another hot week gone by. Mr. O’Dell said his kids are sweltering in the elementary school gym. Wow, a hundred degrees are too much. If you have some ideas as to how we can get air conditioning in the gym, let us know; grants, fundraisers, volunteers, reduction of price, donations, etc. (303) 823-5925.Read more: About Town - August 29, 2013
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:08
So often the big game never lives up to the hype preceding it. The title game for this year’s co-ed softball league would have definitely been worthy of the hype, if there had been any hype. The once beaten (last week by the Natural Disasters) Blue Mountain Stone Quarry Workers took on the Paddy Whackers, a team they had beaten twice during the regular season, Monday night in Bohn Park with championship bragging rights on the line. The Whackers drew first blood with a lone run in the home half of the first inning. The Quarry Workers knotted the score with a run of their own in the top of the second. The Whackers upped theRead more: Champs Are Crowned
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:55
Sustainability means a lot of different things to different people, which is why when creating the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan we want your input.
The Town Of Lyons, through Hygiene based Natural Capitalism Solutions, will be conducting stakeholder interviews and a community wide survey during the months of August and September to gauge citizen and business views on the local sustainability issues facing the Town.
Your input will then be used to help guide the creation of the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, which is scheduled to be completed at the end ofRead more: Sustainability Needs You!
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:48
Dear Lyons Community,
I have some grievances with the proposed Library District and Library Steering Committee.
A number of years ago when I was on the Town Board I expressed my skepticism about spending $80,000 for a comprehensive Town management plan because
I wasn’t sure it would be used. But we did create a plan, and the plan was to a significant degree based upon survey results. Let me share with you some of those survey results.
First in the Lyons Comprehensive Plan Survey on Page 4 the people were asked to, “Please rate Lyons as a community on each of the items listed below. 63.6% of the respondents rated the Quality of the library: very good, good or adequate.Read more: I have some grievances
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:43
Registration is now open for the sixth-annual Venus de Miles, Colorado’s first and only organized all-women’s road bike ride, taking place on Sunday, September 29, in Boulder County. The ride route will again pass through Lyons (late morning to early afternoon), using the Lyons Elementary School playground as a rest station, with snacks, live music, and a comfort station.Read more: Venus de Miles Registration
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:24
The annual Colorado Fall Home Show, presented by Colorado Garden Show (CGS) and held at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver) September 6 through 8, will showcase more than three hundred exhibitors, well versed in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. One hundred percent of every ticket sold at this show is invested in college scholarships for education in the green and agricultural industry, and horticulture-related grant projects throughout Colorado.
The Colorado Fall Home Show provides a forum and marketplace for attendees to explore the latest trends and products to create an energy-efficient lifestyle and prepare for Colorado’s winter. The show is working with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the third consecutive year and ASID designers will present five vignettes of different household rooms. Each room will feature and highlight a different color. Additionally, a demonstration stage will host sessions focusing on different interior design topics throughout the three-day show.
Show hours and admission prices are as follows: Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admissaion for adults is $10, senior tickets (at the door) are $8, and children 12 and under free.
Colorado Garden Show awarded a total of $550,000 in grants and scholarships in 2013: $436,494 in horticulture grants to fifty-one Colorado organizations and another $113,536 in scholarships including awarding a four-year, full-ride scholarship to Colorado State University. Three major grants were awarded: the 2013 Andrew Pierce Memorial Grant to Front Range Community College for $75,000 to build a greenhouse teaching facility; a $45,000 grant to Denver Children’s Advocacy Center to landscape a new building; and a grant to the Westminster Legacy Foundation for $50,000 to support development of a park to memorialize Jessica Ridgeway, the ten-year-old Westminster resident who was lost to the community in 2012.
Since the 1970s, Colorado Garden Show has awarded more than $5.5 million in horticultural grants and scholarships, and in the past five years alone, grants were awarded to two hundred and fourteen organizations in thirty-nine of Colorado’s sixty-four counties. For more information, please visit www.GardeningColorado.com.
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:14
This is the fifteenth year of the free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series in Sandstone Park, sponsored by the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department. The event has grown yearly since its inception, and has really taken off this year with the addition of food trucks, the Lyons Farmette’s farmers market, local booths offering massages, and the Lyons Golden Gang selling wine, beer, and soft drinks. The music goes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with bands who have ties to Lyons playing for us.
I started booking the bands and helping with their sound almost a decade ago it has been a wonderful, enjoyable time; seeing all the youngsters dancing and running around, and their parents and friends relaxing and enjoying the music. I meant to write this article earlier this summer but something always came up. But I do want to thank Danny Shafer and his band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, The Blue Canyon Boys, and Ash & Andria Ganley with Terry Kishiyama for theirRead more: Music And Fun For The Whole Family