Lyons Adopt-A-Tree Project - The Power of Volunteerism

By Sally Van Meter
Here in the town of Lyons, many of you have noticed the new tree plantings here in town along Main Street, Lyons Firehouse, and near the Lyons Post Office. Sponsored by the Lyons Lions Club, in partnership with the Lyons Ecology Board,

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Boulder Chamber To Recognize Lyons Women

The Boulder Chamber and the Business Women’s Leadership Group (BWLG) annually honor women who have made significant contributions through innovations and a committed effort to address a meaningful business or community need, locally, regionally, nationally, or globally. This year at their 19th annual Women Who Light The Community dinner on

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She's The Best

Dear Editor,
Imagine losing your wife at a young age. Then imagine her body being burned in a fire at a mortuary before the final arrangements were made. That’s what happened to my friend when the Howe Mortuary went up in flames. His suffering, grief and anger were beyond words. He arrived at the scene of the fire wanting answers. What had happened to his wife?

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Financial Planning Help, Free of Charge

By Meg Waters
If you’re having difficulty paying your bills, whether because of the flood or not, there’s a county program designed to help you map out the best path forward. The housing and financial counseling program from Boulder County Housing and Human Services enables residents to meet with a financial counselor for free.

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Lyons 9Health Fair Says Thanks And Changes Leadership

After six successful years overseeing the production of the Lyons 9Health Fair, Jonelle Tucker is stepping down. “It has been an honor to work with such a fantastic group of people and provide such an important and beneficial service to our community, ” says Tucker. “In addition to just trying to pull back from some of my volunteer activities, I’ve been working with “It has been an honor to work with such a fantastic group of people and provide such an important and beneficial

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Governor Coming Back To Lyons

Governor John Hickenlooper will visit Lyons on Saturday, May 17, to officially sign into law, a bill that recently passed the Colorado Legislature, which will provide financial relief from property taxes for homes that were destroyed by natural causes and are no longer inhabitable.

Lyons Mayor John O’Brien will introduce the Governor and other honored guests. The bill signing ceremony will take place in the Confluence Neighborhood at the corner of Evans and Fourth Avenue (near where the former pedestrian bridge crossed the river), at approximately 1 p.m.

The Fabric of Community and Accepting Help

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit

The Lyons & Environs Colorado Spirit Team listens to stories of area residents’ experiences of the flood on a daily basis. Recently, these stories have brought to mind another story: one about a Thanksgiving tradition some families have. They give thanks for all of the people that brought them their Thanksgiving feast. It takes a while. For instance, to give thanks for the turkey, they thank both the farmer who raised it and the farmers who raised the feed. They thank all those who

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“Chasing Light” Arrives At Butterfly Pavilion

The Butterfly Pavilion’s front entrance is home to a new wind-powered kinetic sculpture by Lyons artist John King. Commissioned in June of 2012, the original work-in-progress was wiped out along with King’s studio at his home along the St. Vrain River during the historic flood last September. After rebuilding his studio at what is locally know as “The River

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Governor’s Invitational Art Show & Sale

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

It’s that time of year again, when the Governor’s Invitational Art Show and Sale runs for six weeks, from May 4, through June 15, at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. The twenty-third annual exhibit of Colorado artists is sponsored by the Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs. Artists submit up to four pieces of their work to be considered for the show, and are

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