Lyons Man To Stand Trial

Lyons resident Patrick Ward has been ruled competent to stand trial for the death of Boulder resident Michel Van Duym, who was riding his bike through Lyons when he was struck by Ward at the intersection of Second Avenue and East Main Street (Rte. 36) on May 11, 2013. Ward is scheduled to go on

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“Great Job”

Hi, 
About a year ago I sent you all some emails with some of my thoughts about RV parking in Meadow Park. I am a former resident of X Bar 7 and the Lyons area for over twenty years. We return each year in our motor home for the past nine years. We were in the camping area the night of the flood.

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LCF Grant Application Process Begins August 1

The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2015 grants cycle.  The LCF granting program focuses on the mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area.

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Leaf and How It Grows

You know how awful it is to be cold and hungry. It’s not something you’d wish for anyone you know. You and I both don’t want these things to happen to members of our community. That’s why LEAF is here. A year ago in July LEAF became a non-profit  501(c)3 to assist the underserved in our community.

The private donors and grantors that fund LEAF are providing many services to the town. Local residents can apply for emergency assistance, regardless

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Softball Success!

The LYBSA softball teams had a great 2015 season!  Lyons was able to field an 8U and a 10U team, while several 12U Lyons girls played with other Longmont girls to round out their team.  

The Lyons 8U team, coached by Kim, Andy, and Piper Doering, as well as Julie Vasquez, had a very fun and learning-filled season, playing eight games against Longmont, Berthoud, and Johnstown. While this age bracket does not keep score, the girls practiced their skills and drills, getting lots of hits and

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Lyons Well Represented At Softball Championship

By Bob Gilson
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 14, three caravans departed Colorado. Similar caravans, twenty-two in all, rolled out Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. These caravans carried the players, coaches, and fans of the best softball teams in the region to the USSSA National Championship Tournament in Joplin, Missouri.

Colorado was represented by: Azteca, of Pueblo coached by Ken Ramos; Blaze Fury of Berthoud coached by Sean Lynch; and the Colorado Outlaws coached by Chris Hunnel. Lyons was represented by Abby Liquori, a pitcher and outfielder for the Blaze, and Kate Gilson, a pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder for the Outlaws. 

Pool play on Wednesday and Thursday culminated with the Colorado teams well seeded; the Outlaws ranked ninth, the Blaze sixth, and Azteca first. By virtue of making the top ten, all three Colorado teams were awarded a bye into the second round of elimination play, while the lower twelve teams slugged it out. Azteca and Outlaws met in “winners' bracket” play, with Azteca being victorious. Blaze battled the Elite Heat in “winners' bracket” play, with Elite Heat coming out on top.

Azteca and Elite Heat tangled in “winners' bracket” play, with Azteca showing why it they were ranked number one. This left Azteca one win from the championship, and relaxing at the hotel pool while everyone else attempted to battle their way through the “losers' bracket” with the knowledge that their next loss would end their season.

The Outlaws took the long path through the “losers' bracket,” winning three games in a single day, including a nail biter in extra innings. Their extra innings win set up a showdown with the Blaze. The two teams have faced each other many times in earlier tournaments, and their pre-game warm-ups included knowing glances.

On this day, the Outlaws’ offense proved to be too much for the Blaze to contain.  Emerging from the other half of the “loser’s backer” was the Liberty Venom. The Venom went on an incredible roll, where they eliminated the Outlaws, Elite Heat, and eventually, the highly touted Azteca to claim the championship. So the much anticipated showdown between the Colorado teams came up just short, but all three still made a lasting mark on the tournament: 1) MO - Liberty Venom, 2) CO - Pueblo Azteca, 3) MO - Elite Heat, 4) CO – Outlaws, 5) OK - Young Guns, 6) CO – Blaze.
Three Colorado teams in the top six! Congratulations! You represented Colorado well! 

A Labyrinth Of Peace And Tranquility

An anonymous longtime resident artist has created a tranquil and peaceful labyrinth in a shady glade along the banks of the south fork of the St. Vrain River. According to the artist, “a labyrinth is unicursal,” meaning a path with one way in and one way out; as opposed to a maze, which sometimes has multiple ways in and out, and is designed with dead ends and blind allies for the purpose of confusion.

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Health Tips for the Peak of Summer

By Tim Davis, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, National Disaster Medical System, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The peak of summer is nearly here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado areas tend to occur from mid-July through mid-August, according to thirty-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

In my twenty-five years as an emergency medicine physician, I’ve seen the catastrophic effect heat can have on health, and many of the people we see

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 23, 2015

Another week gone by; a nice one, hot but not a lot of rain. Everything is green and beautiful. It cools off at night here in Colorado. Ah, a great state in which to live.

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