November: The Application

Life 101: Beyond High School by Joane Barnard

Part 4 of 10 featured the first Thursday of each month

High school seniors can apply to post secondary programs every day of the year. Although most regular admission deadlines are in

January or February, this series encourages a concentrated application effort in November - to take advantage of financial support.

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Budget, Affordable Housing, And Ethics

At the pre-meeting workshop Monday night, the Board of Trustees (BOT) received an update on possible affordable housing on the triangular piece of Town owned property on Railroad Avenue across from the fire station (see Amy Reinholds column in this edition). And since it’s that time of the year, they also heard budget requests from various Town Boards and Commissions. Seems like

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St. Vrain Community Hub Open House

Boulder County is set to welcome the community to its new integrated, one-stop health, housing, and human services building in Longmont. The county will hold an open house at the new St. Vrain Community Hub, at 515 Coffman Street in Longmont, on Thursday, October 15, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature tours, refreshments, and a ribbon cutting ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.

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Flood Victims To Receive Help From Brookfield Residential Community Project and Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley

Every one-time visitor to Brookfield Residential model homes in the Denver area will translate into a $10 donation to the flood recovery efforts in Lyons, Colorado.

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Open Space and Mountain Parks Opens A New Interim Trail on Joder Ranch

The City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) Department will open a new interim trail on Friday, Sept. 18, that provides bicyclists, equestrians and pedestrians access to the Joder Ranch open space area north of Boulder. The interim trailhead is located west of U.S. Highway 36 opposite the north Neva access road. A map of the trail and trailhead is available at Limited parking for cars, buses, and horse trailers available.
The 1.9-mile trail takes visitors along rolling grasslands into forested foothill communities that stretch across the 335-acre Joder Ranch,

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The second annual VIVA LYONS! festival, a series of community-based events presented by Oskar Blues Brewery, will take place throughout Lyons from Monday, September 7, to Saturday, September 12, as a celebration of the town’s resiliency and recovery from the flood that swept through Lyons and the Front Range in 2013.

Proceeds from VIVA LYONS! events support the Lyons Economic Development Commission’s revolving loan

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A Well Regulated Militia

The Occasional Curmudgeon, Gary L. Moore

There are 404 students in Lyons Middle/Senior High School. In 2015, up until August 1, there had been 204 people killed in mass gunfire shootings (three or more people killed in one shooting) here in the United States. If that average continues, we may expect that about 360 people will die from mass gunfire shootings by year’s end. Or, on a local scale, about 90% of the Lyons Middle/Senior High School population who would have died

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August: Important details

By Joanne Barnard

Welcome Class of 2016 to Life 101 – a series of ten articles that divides the otherwise daunting process of preparing for life after high school into a the monthly “to do” list - giving you one area to concentrate for each month of your senior year. Topics range from gathering information about yourself, preparing for and applying

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Living Without A Safety Net

By Janaki Jane
At LEAF, everyone is welcome to come and ask for help. Middle class or in poverty, everyone occasionally needs some assistance to get through the month. A difference arises, though, when the assistance needed is for thousands of dollars, as opposed to help paying a utility bill or for transportation expenses. Here’s the difference: when a middle class person

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