New Mexico – O’Keeffe Country

Roads Traveled

By Linda L. Odmundson

Visit New Mexico and learn its multicultural history through arts, pueblos, museums, parks and monuments, or missions and churches. Its wealth of activities and things to see might prompt you to visit with a theme in mind, or pick a few cities with a multitude of attractions, such as Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, which are

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Spring Tree Walks

The University of Colorado Museum of Natural History and the University of Colorado Facilities Management-Outdoor Services will be hosting their annual Spring Tree Walk, lead by Vince Aquino, Facilities Management Operations Arborist, and joined by Alan Nelson, retired Grounds Department Supervisor. To accommodate

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Lyons Track and Field at 2015 Pomona Invitational

By Renée Haip
On April 11 and 12, Lyons’ track and field athletes faced some of the toughest competition yet this season at the Pomona Invitational at Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Despite minimum qualifying standards and

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Redstone Cyclery Recognized With Land Conservation Award 

The Boulder County Commissioners and Parks & Open Space staff will present their annual Land Conservation Awards Thursday, April 16, at 3 p.m., at the Parks & Open Space office (5201 St. Vrain Road) in Longmont.

Among those being recognized for their contributions, are Lyons resident and business owner David Chase, who received the Partnership Award on behalf of Redstone Cyclery, for outstanding achievement as an Alpine Partner in the Partnership Initiative Program through the contribution of seven hundred eight-five hours constructing and maintaining over four thousand feet of existing trails at Hall Ranch

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Fast & Furious 8!

The speed with which the Board of Trustees (BOT) raced through their agenda Monday night might have led one to believe there were a few Duke/Wisconsin fans in the room trying to make it home in time for the final thrilling minutes of the game. Congratulations to the Blue Devils, and to the Trustees, who adjourned their meeting at 9:17 p.m., a new record!

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2015 Easter Celebration Thanks

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 10th Annual Easter Celebration. We are especially grateful to Craig Ferguson for opening the Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass to us.
Heartfelt thanks to Glenn Colby for his amazing job of orchestrating the music, and to all of the other musicians and performers who graciously shared their gifts:  Eben Grace, John Hunter, Tim Kyer, Arthur Lee Land, Brian MacRae, Caleb Roberts, Brian Schey, Sally Truitt, Jesse Garland, Jesse MacLaine and Rachel Tallent; and to Annie Grace for her sweet storybook time with the kids.

Also, a very special thank you to Eric Kean for engineering the sound. 

Parents, please save all of the plastic eggs from the egg hunt to re-use next year!

In gratitude,
Sam and Mindy

We Are Grateful

Dear Lyons Community Members,

Thank you for your generous gifts of time, creativity and sharing of heart- felt concerns over the last several months. Without your support and civic- minded participation, we could not have traveled as far and deep as we did in such a short timeframe. We are indeed grateful for your participation, as it helped us design and plan a compelling solution for developing flood recovery housing in Lyons.

Unfortunately, the recent vote has put this plan on hold for the foreseeable future. We realize this is profoundly disappointing for many townspeople and urge you to continue supporting Lyons’ displaced

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Yes, You Can Contribute To The Health Of The U.S. Economy

By Christy Crosser
How can one person make a difference in the economic future of America? Yes, it is possible for each American to help as the U.S. continues to recover from the Great Recession. This is how.

Live a healthy lifestyle. Maintain mental and physical wellness. The high cost of healthcare is a drag on the U.S. economy. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, drinking in moderation and exercising are major steps to doing your part in keeping healthcare costs down. As reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rise of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity has caused a comparative increase in catastrophic illness that costs billions.

With today’s medical technology, people have the option of preventing diseases. Take advantage of technology for screenings for early detection of illnesses. Support the 9Health Fair in Lyons on April 18,

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Free Revivalists Concert At Outdoor Games

A day of dirt, beer, and music; the Lyons Outdoor Games hosts adventure-sporting fun alongside the Oskar Blues Burning Can Festival to raise funds for the flood-recovering Town of Lyons Parks, Recreation and Cultural Department. The 13th annual Lyons Outdoor Games, a free concert featuring The Revivalists, and the Oskar Blues’ Burning Can Festival will take place on the weekend of May 30.

Weekend camping in Bohn Park, Lyons will make for a high-energy festival experience during this fundraiser event for the Town of Lyons Parks, Recreation and Cultural Department. On Friday evening the Class IV+ Adam Barron Memorial Creek Race will return for the first time since the 2013 flood, and a full day of adventure-sporting events will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, May 30.

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