Botanic Gardens Plant Sale

The Lyons Botanic Gardens will hold their 5th annual fundraising plant sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, behind Steamboat Natural Foods on Main Street. There will be perennials, annuals, herbs, various veggie starts, beautiful hanging baskets, and colorful T-shirts; all at great prices! The plants were all specifically selected because they are hardy, healthy, and will thrive in the local climate.

Lyons Botanic Gardens is still searching for land for their botanic garden in the Lyons area, and they continue to raise funds. The

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What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

By Amy Reinholds

Housing Committee Asks For Workshop About Tap Fees

Special Housing Committee Chair Justin Spencer asked the Board of Trustees to schedule a workshop by early June to discuss tap fees for two small proposed Habitat for Humanity sites in Lyons. At the Monday Board of Trustees meeting, Spencer first asked for the fees to be waived, but later said that a discount, based on possible future saved money from

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Lions Sweep Team Titles at Mile High League Meet

By Renée Haip
On May 1 and 2, Lyons Track and Field competed in the Mile High League meet at Longmont’s Everly-Montgomery Field. Previously part the very competitive 3A Patriot League, the Lions moved to the 2A Mile High League this year where they won both the girls, and boys’ team titles. For the Lions, this meet produced thirty-five personal best performances, fifty-nine scoring

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Saving Lyons' Historic Buildings And Archival Records

By Kathleen Spring
Over forty years, a small handful of people in Lyons collected information about Lyons’ history. They found that not a lot was written in the official archives, and they had to go and search out locals to get their stories. The Lyons Historical Society, in cooperation with the Lyons Tourism committee, will be presenting a program that will honor these local authors and historians Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the

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Folks Fest Tickets For Lyons Locals

To thank our Lyons community for their ongoing support over the years, Planet Bluegrass has once again set aside a block of both three-day and single-day tickets to sell exclusively to Lyons locals for the 25th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 14 through 16). These tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, May 6, exclusively at The Stone Cup.

As with past years, approximately half of these Lyons tickets will be sold at a locals-only discount of five dollars per day / fifteen dollars per three-day pass. Three-day Folks Festival passes will be discounted to $131 (includes discount) and single-day tickets will be discounted to $56 (includes discount).

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New Sculpture on Main Street

The hale and hearty Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission, led by local artist and LAHC member Jacob Leeuwenburgh (right) braved the cold and rainy weather Monday, to install Denver artist Reven Swanson’s (left) latest sculpture, New Moon Dancing

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New & Improved BOT Speeds Through Meeting

By Joseph Lekarczyk
The Board of Trustees (BOT) held a retreat last weekend, and one of the main topics was, “how can we get through these agendas in a more timely manner?” Put all resolutions and first readings of ordinances on the consent agenda (items can still be pulled if questions discussions are warranted), was one suggestion, and putting a 10:30 p.m., cap on all meetings (at 10:25

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Boulder County Notices of Value Mailed

The Boulder County Assessor has completed the reappraisal of all property in Boulder County and began mailing notices of value to all property owners on May 1. For 2015, the actual value for residential, commercial, industrial, and other property types reflects the market value of the property as of June 30, 2014. The previous reappraisal was last done in 2013 based on market values from June 30, 2012.

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Oklahoma Memories

Road Traveled by Linda L. Osmundon

Oklahoma: cowboys, Native Americans, oil, and the theme for a popular film/play. Oklahoma City, the state capitol, counts Bricktown, its entertainment district with popular dining and nightlife and the Red Earth Native American festival in June as major attractions. But, don’t miss the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, home to the state’s pioneer history and the

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