Published on Thursday, May 23 2013 05:36
HERE IT IS, THE WEEK OF GRADUATION
How exciting for our sixty-plus graduates. They have all done wonders, receiving $691,250 in scholarship awards; with eleven students going to colleges out-of-state, ten to CSU, nine to CU, three to UNC, one each to DU and Mesa State, and many others to various colleges and technical schools in Colorado. We are mighty proud of you, and wish you the best as you
Published on Thursday, May 23 2013 05:30
The Hooligans were attempting to get their first win of the season Monday night. Unfortunately, they were trying to get that win against Fast Signs, who were still licking their wounds from the drubbing they took last week, at the hands of the Blue Mountain Bullies. Needless to say, Fast Signs was in no mood for any shenanigans from the Hooligans. The Hoolies got off to a quick start, going up one to zip in their half of the first. That was the last lead they saw. Fast Signs spanked the Hooligans with five runs in the bottom of the first, two more inRead more: Watch Out For The Insurance Run
Published on Thursday, May 23 2013 05:23
By Renée Haip
In their quest for a third repeat of double gold, the Lyons Lions traveled to the Colorado State Track and Field Championships where the Lady Lions were expected to have a legitimate battle with Paonia and 2A-newcomer Hotchkiss, as well as their usual worthy eastern plains’ competitor, Akron. Senior Nola Basey led the charge with her superior jumping abilities by taking the high jump win on day one with 5’4”. Basey unleashed a personal record breaking leap of 17’-7.5” in the long jump to take the win by more than a foot on day two. Had the
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 08:49
According Boulder County Coroner Emma Hall and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder resident Michel Van Duym, age forty-six, was stuck and killed while riding his bike through Lyons last Saturday evening (May 11) at approximately 5:11 p.m.Read more: Tragedy In Lyons
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 08:44
Several years ago, Neil and Connie Sullivan, owners of the St. Vrain Market, adopted twins from Ethiopia, Earlier this year Neil, in conjunction with PRIDE, a non-profit group the couple has become involved with, had an incredible opportunity to revisit the country, and travel to some of the most breath taking rural areas of Ethiopia. The people he traveledRead more: Ethiopian Slide Show At Farmette
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 08:38
Sandra De Vries is a Dutch artist, who has been friends with Lyons artist Jacob Leeuwenburgh (also from Netherlands) since they were in high school. When they recently re-connected after twenty years, De Vries, who now lives in Vernon, British Columbia, mentioned that her latest artistic endeavors revolved around “yarn bombs.” If you are familiar with the artist Cristo, and how he “wraps” statues, trees, buildings, bridges, and even islands with silk, yarn bombing is similar, except that De Vries uses knitted yarn toRead more: Yarn Bomb?
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 08:31
By Ron Gosnell
Editor’s note: Ron Gosnell is a retired forester who lives in the Lyons area and who has helped owners manage their forests for over forty years.
With summer coming, many forest landowners will soon be hard at work to make their homes, property, and family safer from wildfire. This usually involves cutting down excess trees and brush. Often the lower quality trees are selected for removal in a “fuel reduction” process. The result is that in many cases, the crooked logs of cut trees look to be worthless. Landowners or contractors end up cutting them into random-length pieces for easier handling, to be manually loaded and then dropped off at a place that accepts this material.
This may be the easiest thing to do depending upon circumstance. However, when there are enough trees of reasonable quality to be thinned, that presents an opportunity to cut wood products. To do so is not that difficult. Wood posts, rails, poles and saw logs must be fairly straight, branchless with flush cuts, and have straight-end cuts to specificRead more: How To Straighten A Crooked Log
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 08:27
With final additions including John Prine and Colin Hay, Planet Bluegrass is excited to announce the single-day lineup for the 23rd Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August 16 to18). These new additions join a lineup that already included Loreena McKennitt, John Butler Trio, Colin Meloy, Patty Griffin, and many others.Read more: Discounted Local Tix Available At The Cup
Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 08:22
LYBSA Softball Tournament
The Lyons Youth Baseball and Softball Association is hosting the seconnd annual Boys 9-10 Recreational baseball tournament, sponsored by local Lyons Business Somkin’ Dave’s BBQ and Taphouse. Eight teams form Lyons and Longmont will be playing in a preseason tune up tournament May 18-19 at the Bohn Park Ball Fields. There will be 100+ players participating along with 200-300 spectators over the two-day period. Games will be played throughout the day on both Saturday and Sunday. The concession stand will be open for business! Come on down and support youth sports in Lyons!
River Run Training Group
Adult Cardio Sculpt Fitness
This class is designed to help maintain your cardiovascular health by combining high intensity cardiovascular routines with strength training. We welcome you to come and enjoy the benefits of working out in a group setting. Must be eighteen years or older. Classes will be held at the Walt Self Resident Building Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 25 through May 23. Classes $10 each. Must have eight pre-registered in order to hold the class. Please register online or stop by Town Hall during business hours.
Child/Parent Mountain Bike Clinic
Lyons Parks & Recreation and Lee McCormack of Lee Likes Bikes are pleased to offer a Child & Parent Biking Clinic. This clinic will give riders the skills to ride pump tracks and dirt jumps safely. No matter what style of riding you love, or what level you ride, you will finish with a solid foundation, a renewed passion, and a whole new level of flow. Attendees will go through a progression that includes position, braking, cornering, riding up and down obstacles, and pumping terrain. This class is for 8 to 12 year olds and a parent. The fee for this class is $80 per pair and will be held on Monday, May 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. There must be a minimum four, maximum of six in order to hold the class.
This class will be taught by Lee McCormack who is considered one of the world’s top bicycle skills instructors. Bring your favorite bike, helmet and gloves, as well as drink, snack and basic trailside tools. Knee and elbow pads are optional; anything that makes you feel confident is a good thing.
For more information, or to sign up, please contact the Lyons Park & Recreation Department at (303) 823-8250.