Lyons Life: Kevin Carroll

By Kevin Carroll

“Nothing had taken me over before”, said Kevin Carroll, owner of Lyons Classic Pinball, referring to his obsession with the electric steel ball games.

He had played pinball over the years, but it was just an occasional treat. It wasn’t until he got his first machine as a surprise birthday present from his wife, Carole (yes, she is Carole Carroll) and some friends, that he knew

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Earl “Shorty” Ward

Earl “Shorty” Ward, age 92, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, August 7.
He leaves his son Christopher Ward, and his son-in-law Tory Wentworth-Ward. He was preceded in death by

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Vivian Lee Briggs

Vivian Lee Briggs, born to William and Esther Moran on January 4, 1943 passed away peacefully on August 18, 2015. Vivian was born in Sterling Colorado, a short time later she and her family moved to Fort Collins. Vivian graduated from Fort Collins High School and went on to attend Colorado State University. She married Ford

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Is Lyons An Outdoor Hot Spot? Vote Now!

What are the three (small, medium, and large) best outdoor hot spots in Colorado? Elevation Outdoors (EO) announces 48 finalists for its annual Top Adventure Towns Reader Contest. Lyons, with its hiking and mountain biking trails at Heil and Hall ranches; road biking; fly-fishing; kayaking; tubing; bird-watching; trail running;

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Farm Lessons At History Camp

By Kathleen Spring
It’s back to school time. Ready for your first quiz? Who were the first farmers? Cavemen and women, according to anthropologists. Who first farmed in the Colorado Front Range area?  Native Americans preferred the grasslands on the east side of Colorado, but evidence shows their teepee rings near Lyons. The first white settlers were Chester and Mary Smead, who

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Thank-You Quilts

Local quilters are making quilts to be awarded to the men and women who have been touched by war through the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The quilters are saying “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor” in serving our nation to the recipients of their quilts.

Lyons Quilting shop in Lyons, and quilter, Donna Mae Norris, are co-sponsoring two workshops when local quilters will be making patriotic-themed quilts. The workshops are on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, and Saturday, August 29, 2015 in the classroom at

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Family Caregivers Training

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, offers two training programs for family caregivers of older adults; one focused on the practical skills of caregiving and the other on caregiver self-care.   

The National Caregiver Training Program is a 21-hour course (meets once a week for three hours) that helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. Classes, taught by a registered nurse,

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What does a Larimer County Commissioner Do?

By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III

We frequently get asked “What does a county commissioner do anyway?”

One of the great privileges of being a local elected official is the incredible diversity of opportunities and responsibility. Larimer County Commissioners work both inside and outside our 8 incorporated municipalities to address the needs of the citizens here in Larimer County.

All 3 commissioners host monthly “citizen meetings” where we bring guest speakers to communicate to residents on issues of local concerns. Our guests

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Pachamama Farm & Wellness 2015 Harvest Festival and Dance 2B Free Fundraiser

Friends, neighbors, and everyone in the community is invited to Pachamama Farm & Wellness’ 3rd annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 19, from 2-10 pm. The Harvest Festival falls close to the Autumnal Equinox and is a celebration of the abundance of ripe foods that autumn brings. This year's Harvest Festival is also a fundraiser for an inspiring young nonprofit, Dance 2B Free.

Harvest is an Old English word meaning “autumn.” The Harvest Festival is a meaningful tradition celebrated all over the world around the time of the Autumnal Equinox, which is Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. “The Harvest Festival gives us the opportunity to celebrate the community, soil, and food

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