About Town with LaVern Johnson - May 28, 2015

All turned out well at the Lyons High School graduation last Saturday morning with thirty-nine seniors receiving their diplomas. Although the ceremony was held in the gym due to soggy conditions on the football field, they made it. Five of the twelve Co-Valedictorians ((Jeanna Anderson, Kate Berreman, Zach Chaney, Matthew Dillon, Savannah Drotar, Brian Flynn, Alyson Lhungay, Faith Myers, Mikayla

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Lyons New Trees, One Hundred Percent Living!

By Ron Gosnell
The new trees planted by volunteers last spring have broken dormancy. In spite of a harsh early freeze last fall that caused some damage, all the new trees are growing.  Way to go, Volunteers!

The first winter after transplant is critical for new tree survival. The top-notch planting care given by the planting teams, and follow-up maintenance by Public Works, Parks and others, helped achieve this welcome result.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Will Increase Entrance And Camping Fees

Starting on October 1, Rocky Mountain National Park will increase entrance fees in order to fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the park.  Because of Rocky’s proximity to the populated Colorado Front Range, the park will be adding a single day pass to the existing option of fees.  This “Day Use Pass” will be $20 while the weekly pass will

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Mayor Enjoys Junket

Mayor John O’Brien was in our nation’s capital Monday evening trying to straighten out the mess that is our federal government. Actually, he was giving a presentation on resiliency, so Mayor Pro-Tem Connie Sullivan wielded the gavel at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in his stead. In a pre-meeting workshop the Trustees received a presentation from CU-Denver students on municipal campus design concepts (ideas for public works/town hall facilities), and they also had a

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New Mental Health Care Provider In Lyons

By Meg Waters
The practitioners at Lyons Dental, Lyons Chiropractic, and the Milestone Clinic have long worked to maintain the physical health of Lyons residents. More recently, the Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic and Lyons Community Acupuncture have begun offering holistic healthcare alternatives. Stillwater also offers addiction and related counseling services, but many in the community have become concerned over the past few years about the town’s lack of a full-service mental healthcare

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Pay It Forward For Lyons!

Shortly after the earthquakes began in Nepal, Lyons Volunteers thought about ways they could help. While attempting to travel there or sending supplies is impractical, well-placed donations could really be helpful. It did not take long to focus on

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About Town - May 21, 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, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

Another week gone by, some nice days, but it’s still raining. We are susceptible to uncomfortable memories, and although the river rose to over 1400 cubic feet per second, it was much, much higher during the flood! True, it is scary, though.

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May History Month Concludes 

By Kathleen Spring
Hardly a person in Lyons is unaffected by the unnerving sound of heavy rain fall. Despite the 100 Year Flood of 2013 having been long gone on the calendar, its impact continues to be felt. The final program of the Lyons Historical Society’s May History Month celebration will honor the stories of the flood survivors. The four part event consists of two new videos, two speakers, two songstresses, and an updating of the existing flood archival exhibit.

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The Flatlands Of Kansas

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

The United States opened the Kansas territory for settlement in 1854 amid violence over whether to be a free or slavery state. Finally, Kansas entered the Civil War as a free state. After the war, settlers turned the prairies into productive farmland, and today the state provides corn, wheat, sorghum, and sunflowers for the rest of the country and beyond.

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