Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:10
So an idea occurred to a friend and I this summer on a run about town. What if we held an event, such as a 5K in Lyons? We could follow it by cocktails. Mimosas seemed natural as 5K’s are usually a morning event. This event would not only celebrate the end of summer, the kiddos headed back to school, but also a charitable cause. Thus the Mimosa Day 5K was born. I am proud to report that the event attracted well over sixty women last Saturday, and a fabulous post-party at the Lyons Fork. For an event, which I had
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:05
Sundays at Oskar Blues in Lyons have become my favorite shows, I love the more mellow music and enjoy watching the youngsters and oldsters dancing and enjoy the tunes together. These are all early 6 to 9 p.m., free, and all ages’ shows, and are usually very well attended. I have often been asked why we don’t charge for these shows; the answer is Dale and I want to give some free music back to the community as a thank you for all their support in helping us bring live music to Lyons. In September we have a
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:48
Imagine it taking all day to go from Lyons to Boulder? And, carrying enough food with you to last a year? These are some of the extraordinary tales that the kids attending this year’s Redstone Museum’s Summer History Day Camp heard about life in the mid-19th century in Colorado, when pioneers came in their covered wagons.
The camp this year focused on early settlers to the Lyons area, including Colorado trading posts and the state’s cultural heritage.
The young campers, ages seven to eleven, learned about life in Lyons at the turn of the century through interactive lessons, creative scenarios, decorative crafts, and a treasure hunt through the collected old treasures at the museum. Each day, the children
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:40
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1,200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photo of her adventure throughout the summer.
Paddling the two hundred miles from Ketchikan to Juneau, we wound our way into increasingly stunning channels and straits. The snowy mountains up here crowd ever closer to the water, and seem to grow larger each day. Just as the views have become
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:30
Another hot week gone by. Mr. O’Dell said his kids are sweltering in the elementary school gym. Wow, a hundred degrees are too much. If you have some ideas as to how we can get air conditioning in the gym, let us know; grants, fundraisers, volunteers, reduction of price, donations, etc. (303) 823-5925.
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 06:08
So often the big game never lives up to the hype preceding it. The title game for this year’s co-ed softball league would have definitely been worthy of the hype, if there had been any hype. The once beaten (last week by the Natural Disasters) Blue Mountain Stone Quarry Workers took on the Paddy Whackers, a team they had beaten twice during the regular season, Monday night in Bohn Park with championship bragging rights on the line. The Whackers drew first blood with a lone run in the home half of the first inning. The Quarry Workers knotted the score with a run of their own in the top of the second. The Whackers upped the
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:55
Sustainability means a lot of different things to different people, which is why when creating the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan we want your input.
The Town Of Lyons, through Hygiene based Natural Capitalism Solutions, will be conducting stakeholder interviews and a community wide survey during the months of August and September to gauge citizen and business views on the local sustainability issues facing the Town.
Your input will then be used to help guide the creation of the Lyons Environmental Sustainability Action Plan, which is scheduled to be completed at the end of
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:48
Dear Lyons Community,
I have some grievances with the proposed Library District and Library Steering Committee.
A number of years ago when I was on the Town Board I expressed my skepticism about spending $80,000 for a comprehensive Town management plan because
I wasn’t sure it would be used. But we did create a plan, and the plan was to a significant degree based upon survey results. Let me share with you some of those survey results.
First in the Lyons Comprehensive Plan Survey on Page 4 the people were asked to, “Please rate Lyons as a community on each of the items listed below. 63.6% of the respondents rated the Quality of the library: very good, good or adequate.
Published on Thursday, August 22 2013 07:43
Registration is now open for the sixth-annual Venus de Miles, Colorado’s first and only organized all-women’s road bike ride, taking place on Sunday, September 29, in Boulder County. The ride route will again pass through Lyons (late morning to early afternoon), using the Lyons Elementary School playground as a rest station, with snacks, live music, and a comfort station.