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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Islands Floats Planning Meetings Aug. 27-29 at Rogers Hall

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit

Rumor has it that some islands have started to work on their floats for the Lyons Islands Parade already. Other islands aren’t there yet. No matter which, everyone interested is invited to come to one of the planning meetings to meet others, to sign up, and to exchange ideas.

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Summer Dinners At The Farmette

Summer is in full swing here in Colorado, and that means the gardens are really starting to produce. One can hardly keep up with the harvesting of fresh, ripe fruits and vegetables. The Lyons Farmette continues their popular summer-long series of “garden to table” dinners this week with a very

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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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Utility Scam

Town of Lyons Administrator Victoria Simonsen want residents to be aware that scammers are calling local residents and businesses telling them that if they don’t pay their utility bill by credit card over the phone, they will have their utilities shut off.  

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Left Hand Outdoor Challenge Application Deadline

The Left Hand Outdoor Challenge (LHOC) is now accepting applications for its third season. The deadline for applications is Sunday, August 31. The program is designed for Boulder County area teens ages 14 to18, and seeks to teach them about various careers in natural resources as well as to develop new outdoor skills. 

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Two County Issues to November Ballot

The Board of County Commissioners have approved resolutions to place two countywide issues on the November ballot. One asks voters to approve

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New Orleans + Colorado = NoloRado

David McIntyre,  Lyons Bluesologist

If any city in this country knows what it was like around here after last year’s devastating flood left so much destruction in its aftermath, it is the Crescent City, a.k.a. New Orleans. Some musicians from the Big Easy united to help the victims of flooding in Colorado with “NolaRado,” a benefit

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Things To Do At Summer’s End

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

Cool nights, hot days, and the start of school reminds us summer’s end is near. Have you enjoyed all those outdoor activities you planned at the beginning of the season? There’s still time. Here are some suggestions of things to do before the weather turns cold.

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