About Town - August 28, 2014

Here it is nearly the first of September. We should have some nice fall weather, with changing leaves. There will be lots of cars going to Rocky Mountain Park, especially if Highway 36 gets open. Otherwise,

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Playing At Home For The First Time After The Flood

Last year’s team had a lot of grit to play their home games on a baseball field in neutral territory at Skyline High School.   The Lady Lions are looking forward to playing at home on a regular size softball

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Volleyball Season To Get Underway

By Wendy Stevelinck
To quickly recap last season, the Lady Lions’ volleyball team returned to the Denver Coliseum for the State Tournament after a twenty-four year absence! Lyons won their first match against Colorado

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Lyons at New Balance Valmont Cross Country Invitational

By Renée Haip
After yet another dedicated summer of training, Lyons Cross Country tested their early season mettle on a grueling new course at the Valmont Bike Park in Boulder.  Hosted by New Balance on Friday, August

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Preserving History

To quote a line from the movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, “This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” And one of the legends around Lyons is that the bullet hole in

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Way Too Close for Comfort

Dear Editor,
Sometimes things just need to be pointed out before you become aware. That’s the case for me, at least as it pertains to the Raoul Vasquez Stage and the Thursday night summer concerts in Sandstone Park.

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Campers Experience What It Was Like Being A Pioneer

By Kathleen Spring
Why did families living in Lyons in the fall of 2013 feel like families living in Lyons in 1860? This year’s Lyons History Camp attendees can explain that both families went without electricity, they had to cook over a fire, there was no heat, and they had to poop outdoors! Yes, reading from the journals of settlers

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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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Tibetan Monks Bless Lyons and St. Vrain River with Sand Mandala

by Janaki Jane
Hundreds of FolksFest attendees lined up Sunday evening to receive small bags of multicolored sand as a blessing from the Tibetan Buddhist monks

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