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
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:03
Sly & The Family Stone weren’t singing the praises of the Meckle family in 1971 when they recorded their number one hit, but they could have been. Earlier this year in March, Dr. Joseph Meckle, D.C., who has had a chiropractic practice here in Lyons for nearly thirty years, had the honor of watching his two daughters, Carly and Jenny, graduate from the Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida.
The young women, both graduates of Lyons High School (Carly in 2002, and Jenny in 2005) received their Bachelor of Science Degrees from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2009.Read more: It’s A Family Affair
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 06:34
Another week gone by, and an important one. School started last Thursday, with a “Meet and Greet” your teacher at the Elementary, and “Back to School Nights” etc. A thrilling time for the little ones, finally school; for the 6th graders, finally in Middle School, and of course for the 9th graders, finally in High School. Most of all for the seniors, I finally made it. Good luck to all.
We are ever proud of the fact that Lyons stays in the top for studies. We may be small but we are mighty. We note in the Department of Education’s Transitional Colorado Assessment
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 06:19
There is an old saying in the hills of West Virginia; “If ya wanna run with the big dogs, ya gotta come out from under the porch.” Monday night in Bohn Park, the Natural Disasters came out from under the porch, chased down the big dog (Blue Mountain Stone), and bite him on the backside. Playing in their final game of the regular season, the Disasters were determined right from the outset. Holding their opponents scoreless in the first inning, the Disasters rocked BMS for five scores in the bottom half of the frame. Being down at all, never mind by five runs after one inning is not something the Quarry Workers are accustomed to. With their interest now piqued, Blue Mountain Stone started to get back into the game. With two runs in the second, andRead more: Season Finale, Bring On The Play Offs
Published on Wednesday, August 21 2013 13:24
Friday, September 6
Community BBQ 4-7 pm.
1st Home Football Game at 7 pm
Tues., Aug. 27
Softball Platte Valley, Away, 4 pm
Thurs., Aug. 29
Softball Brush, Away, 4 pm
Volleyball Front Range Christian, Home, 5, 6 pm
Fri., Aug. 30
Volleyball Longmont Christian, Away, 4, 5 pm, St. Vrain Memorial Bldg
Sat., Aug. 31
Cross Country Scrimmage Lyons High School HS Girls 9:00 am, HS Boys 9:30 am, Open 10:00
HS Football Ellicott, Away, 1 pm
Softball Sterling, DH, Home, 11/1 pm
Published on Thursday, August 15 2013 08:29
A large crowd of Lyons area residents where on hand at Oskar Blues last Saturday afternoon to show their appreciation and say thank you to the Lyons Fire Protection District volunteers and crew for all they do to protect us. The event was the kick-off of a statewide series of “Fight Fire with Beer, BBQ, and Music” celebrations. Lyons Mayor Julie Van Domelen was on hand to introduce and thank Fire Chief J.J. Hoffman, while everyone enjoyed some delicious brats, pulled pork, green bean casserole, and cold slaw supplied by Oskars. The localRead more: Lyons Appreciates Their Firefighters
Published on Thursday, August 15 2013 08:23
If it’s mid-August with afternoon showers, and the kids are back at school, it must be time for FolksFest. The twenty-third annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, a.k.a., “Summit on the Song” got underway Monday morning with the always-popular prelude, the Song School. Each year hundreds of singer/songwriter/musicians come together for four days and nights atRead more: FolksFest Gets Underway This Weekend
Published on Thursday, August 15 2013 08:18
The newly refurbished playground for the kindergarten classes is not the only thing new at Lyons Elementary School (LES) this year. Andrew Moore will be the new hand at the helm, taking over the duties of Principal for LES. As the teachers and staff make preparations for the first day of school (Thursday, August 15), Moore held a staff meeting on Tuesday morning to formally introduce himself and welcome everyone to the new year. (he attended the annual BBQ last May).Read more: New Hand At The Helm
Published on Thursday, August 15 2013 07:43
IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL, this Thursday, for all schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District. All custodians, teachers, and staff have been working hard to get ready for the students. The students are generally ready to get back to school after a summer of ball, swimming, camps, etc.
ATTENDANCE: The twenty-four hour direct attendance line at Lyons M/Sr is (720) 494-3844; with a call required within two days if the student is going to be absent, orRead more: About Town - August 15, 2013