About Town - February 19, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

Yes, another week gone by, with some snow and more to come. The TV states that Colorado snow pack is fifty inches below normal. Maybe we will get some spring snows, which will do a lot of good. Spring is just around the corner, the crocus are out beside my driveway

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Roberts To Compete In China

By Renée Haip
After finishing in 18th place at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland this past December, Paul Roberts immediately got back to training for his next national competition, the USA Cross Country Championships. Held on Saturday, February 7, at the Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Roberts’ aim was to finish in the top six and secure a spot on the China bound USA Junior Cross Country Team.

For the Junior Men’s 8K race, competitors must be under twenty years old, which produces a mix of very competitive college and high school aged athletes. Paul Roberts’ strategy was to run at the front, and by 3K, Roberts even took the lead.

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Roberts To Compete In China

By Renée Haip
After finishing in 18th place at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland this past December, Paul Roberts immediately got back to training for his next national competition, the USA Cross Country Championships. Held on Saturday, February 7, at the Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder, Roberts’ aim was to finish in the top six and secure a spot on the China bound USA Junior Cross Country Team.

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Lady Lion’s Senior Night

This past week saw the Lyons High girls basketball team take on the two top ranked teams in the league, and the girls played the final home game for the senior basketball players. The Lady Lions played some of the best basketball they have all season.  There is just one game left in the regular season, and post-season play starts next week.  The Lady Lions are looking to go into the post-season with high

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Seniors Honored At Game Last Week

By Kari Basey
The LHS boys’ basketball teams were busy last week as they played three games in five days.  They began the week with a rematch against the Alexander Dawson Academy. Lyons won the previous contest by a dozen points, but it was soon apparent that this game

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Veterinarians Donate Time for Pet Sterilization & Vaccinations

The St. Vrain Area Veterinary Hospitals are again providing low cost vaccinations for pets owned by people who qualify for the Colorado Works, Medicaid, Disability and the Low Income Elderly Pension Programs. The residents of Lyons, Longmont, and the Niwot Area may apply for these services, administered by the Longmont Branch of Human Services of Boulder County. This organized veterinary program started in the 1960s. To qualify for this service or for the free pet sterilization program, call Amy Foxworthy at the Longmont Branch of Human Services, 303-678-6003.

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Kaleidoscope Concerts Returns at Lafayette’s Center for Musical Arts

The Kaleidoscope Concert Series returns on Feb. 21, 2015 with a free family concert at 5:00 p.m. and a full ticketed concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Musical Arts.

The first of three Kaleidoscope concerts begins with Celtic band Take Down the Door. Having worked with major artists such as Jeff Austin of Yonder Mountain String Band and Celtic super group Gaelic Storm, you can expect nothing less than stellar musicianship from this Boulder County band. Take

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Zach Deputy – “Looper”

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

On his latest release “Another Day” Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts. He conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter and demonstrates that he is not merely a “looper” with crazy chops, serious pipes, and colorful outfits. It is a warm, mellow album, one that is perfect for after hour soirees and sunsets.

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Old Man Winter Blew Into Town

If any of the six hundred and fifty-plus participants and attendees at the Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid “Old Man Winter” fundraising bike event held in Sandstone Park last Sunday were hoping for “full on winter weather,” they might have been a little disappointed with the balmy spring-like

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