OSMP Seeks Volunteers

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department is recruiting volunteers to participate in eleven projects in the coming months. OSMP needs volunteers to help build trails, remove forest undergrowth, construct agricultural fencing on Shanahan Ridge, collect native seeds and harvest vegetables with OSMP’s agricultural tenants. Volunteer opportunities to help improve and maintain the city’s open space include:
• Trail projects on Saturdays, July 25, August 29, and September 26.

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 16, 2015

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

A great week gone by. No doubt you’ve noticed the traffic jams in Lyons on the weekends when the tourists are all headed for Estes Park. If it were not for the stoplight on Main Street we could never get from one side of town to the other. The light was put in about fifty years ago, and has well served its purpose.

We note in the County records that Craig Ferguson, owner of Planet Bluegrass, has purchased the Williams property, with a Trust deed, which was way

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Lyons Grandparent Mixer

Do your kids have a grandparent living in, moving to, or frequently visiting the immediate or surrounding area to be closer to you and your family? If so, ring them up and tell them to mark their calendars for the first-ever Lyons Grandparents Mixer!

This is an opportunity to support our families in a whole new way by giving grandparents a space to meet and build their own layer of connection within our beautiful community.

All are welcome! The first mixer will be held on Thursday, September 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Common House of Lyons Valley Village. If your

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Another “Bohn" Of Contention?

No one spoke during audience business. No one spoke during any of the three public hearings for Ordinance 975, 977, nor 980. No items were removed from the consent agenda for further discussion. The scheduled executive session was pulled from the agenda. This made for an early night at Monday’s Board of Trustees’ (BOT) meeting at

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"Like" At The Library

By Kate Kerr
What’s the most boring book you ever had to slog through? Where is your favorite place to read in Lyons? Has your toddler ever eaten a book? What are people around town reading? Who was Ceran St. Vrain? Can you judge a book by its cover? Ask and find answers to these burning questions by following the library on Facebook.

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Diplomat In The Making

The U.S. Department of State recently swore in Nicholas A. Psyhos, of Lyons, Colorado (Lyons High School graduate, class of 1999), as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. Psyhos accepted his first tour of duty in Libreville, Gabon in Africa as a General Services Officer beginning in May 2016.

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Can A Cow Be A Pet?

By Kathleen Spring
Some families in the Lyons area have chickens, goats, llamas, and more in their back yard. They give the animals names and know their personalities. But what was it like in the frontier era when farm animals provided food and product for clothing? Did they give them names and bring them into their homes on icy winter days? Kids attending

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Stress In Childhood Can Have Life-Long Impact

By Janaki Jane, Direct Services Advocate, LEAF

We all know what it’s like to be stressed. Children experience stress, too. It turns out that stress between the ages of 0 to 5 can have a big impact on what life is like once those children become adults. Children who live in poverty experience stress that can cause life-long neurological changes that decrease their chances of success. Parents become stressed when they don’t have enough money to live in a decent home, or to pay bills and buy healthy food.

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Iola “Neice” Smallwood Pralguske

Iola “Neice” Smallwood Pralguske, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at the Longmont United Hospital on June 30, her 44th wedding anniversary. She was born on November 20, 1944 in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Marvin Lester and Iola Mae Smallwood. 

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