Hoe Down for the Home Town

All are invited to a good old-fashioned Hoe Down!  What exactly is Hoe Down you might ask?  Modern definitions describe it as a “social gathering at which lively folk dancing takes place”.  Other synonyms include a party, shindig, hootenanny, bash, jamboree, dance and celebration.  The Lyons Community Foundation is hosting an event that will include all the above in an

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Farm and Water Tour

Boulder County Parks and Open Space announces the 2015 Farm and Water Tour Series.  Now in its sixth year, this award-winning program will include three Farm Tours and a Water Tour.

The Water Tour will take place on Saturday, June 13, from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. The all-day water tour gives an on-the-ground view of Boulder County’s water resources, including its roles in producing local food and providing water to rural

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Cane Conclave Update

As the Ninth Annual Colorado Cane Conclave nears we would like to update everyone on the event and remind you that registration closes on Monday, July 27. Donation items are steadily coming in for the Saint Vrain Anglers Trout Unlimited silent auction with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to the Buttonrock Preserve Restoration Fund. For those

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About Town - May 21, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

Another week gone by, some nice days, but it’s still raining. We are susceptible to uncomfortable memories, and although the river rose to over 1400 cubic feet per second, it was much, much higher during the flood! True, it is scary, though.

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Some Seasonal Raptor Closures Lifted

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department last week lifted seasonal raptor closures in three locations along the city’s mountain backdrop. The areas where OSMP lifted closures are: The Box/Back Porch; The Wings; and Shadow Canyon. The Matron area remains closed.

Cliffs on the city’s open space provide high-quality nesting habitat for local raptors, including peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and golden eagles. OSMP lifted closures in the three locations after staff and volunteers did not observe nesting

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Father’s Day Falcon Fest

Looking for a gift more exciting than a tie for Fathers’ Day? On Sunday, June 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., treat your dad, pop, father, or papa to a one-of-a-kind Fathers’ Day experience the whole family will enjoy at the Audubon Center at Chatfield (11280 Waterton Road, in Littleton CO).

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May History Month Concludes 

By Kathleen Spring
Hardly a person in Lyons is unaffected by the unnerving sound of heavy rain fall. Despite the 100 Year Flood of 2013 having been long gone on the calendar, its impact continues to be felt. The final program of the Lyons Historical Society’s May History Month celebration will honor the stories of the flood survivors. The four part event consists of two new videos, two speakers, two songstresses, and an updating of the existing flood archival exhibit.

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The Flatlands Of Kansas

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

The United States opened the Kansas territory for settlement in 1854 amid violence over whether to be a free or slavery state. Finally, Kansas entered the Civil War as a free state. After the war, settlers turned the prairies into productive farmland, and today the state provides corn, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers for the rest of the country and beyond.

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Gold and Silver for Lyons

By Renée Haip
Each year the Lyons track and field athletes train and compete with the Colorado State Track and Field Championships in clear focus. It is an honor and a privilege for any athlete to qualify for state and making it to the podium (top-nine in each classification) is a significant accomplishment. Across the season, the young men of Lyons looked to be in close competition

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