About Town with LaVern Johnson - August 6, 2015

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

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What’s New @ The Library?

By Kate Kerr

How to get a library card?
It’s fast and easy. Just bring a photo ID to the library. Librarian Katherine Weadley and/or assistant Sora Huff will be happy to help you.

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Help Dr. Gregg Become A “Super Conductor”

Anyone who has a child in the Lyons Middle/Senior High School music program already knows that Dr. Karen Gregg is a super teacher, a super band director, a super orchestra director, a super bassoonist, and a super mentor for all of her students. Now the appreciative LHS parents can help her become a Super Conductor, and lead the Longmont Symphony Orchestra during their season opening concert (October 3, 2015).

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RockyGrass 2015

By Ken Singer
The 43rd annual edition of RockyGrass took place last weekend July 24-26 with a sold-out crowd of sun-drenched bluegrass enthusiasts. There were 21 national and international acts on the main stage as well as musicians competing for prizes in the traditional instruments of bluegrass. It was heartwarming to see a picker as young as twelve competing with older musicians.

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Burglary/Assault Suspect Apprehended

On Friday, July 17, Boulder Communications received a 911 call from a residence in the town of Lyons. The caller said a neighbor had come to their door saying she needed help because someone had broken into her residence and attempted to rape her.

When officers arrived they found signs of a struggle in the bedroom. The victim said she woke up to at approximately 4 a.m., with an unknown man on top of her. She fought with him, biting his finger,

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A Grateful Thank You

Dear Lyons Friends and Neighbors,

Thank you to Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Goldberger of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and Lyons Fire Protection District Chief J.J. Hoffman and his crew, and the AMR, who responded to my residence and administered care after my fall on the river bank last Tuesday.

Most of all, thank you to Larry Cohan, who was right there for my mishap, got me up on my feet, to my front porch, and who so calmly took control of my situation. After being medically treated, Larry

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“Viva Lyons”

Hello Lyons businesses! The Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation is putting together a week-long “Viva Lyons” string of events to raise money for Lyons' ongoing flood recovery, and they are interested in including as many local businesses as are interested.

Diana Ralston is heading up this effort, so if you would like to participate, please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are already some events on the books, such as a beer dinner at Lyons Fork, picnic lunch at the Distillery, cocktail hour in Riverbend, as well as conversations about trolley tours through town for shopping. Everyone is welcome to get involved and come up with something

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West Nile Virus In Boulder

Boulder County Public Health officials have confirmed that mosquitoes in a mosquito pool in Boulder have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive pool came from traps located at the city of Boulder: Stazio Ballfield and Christensen Park. Positive mosquito pools have been confirmed in five other Colorado counties this year: Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo and Weld counties.

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Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond Reopens

The City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce they have reopened the Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond for public use (only for children ages 12 and under) as of last Saturday, July 25. The Boulder Fish and Game Club will restocked the pond prior to reopening.

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