Local Photographer Does Lyons Proud

We are pleased to announce that local award-winning photographer (and former Board of Trustees member), Ed Bruder, has five of his photos hanging in the State Capitol. Two of the photos (one of fireworks after the annual Christmas

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Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

TASIS Art Teacher Workshop

Les Tapies, Ardeche, France, July 15 – 25, 2012

By Stephanie Busby

“…not only renew, energize and educate the teacher involved, but that the teacher’s experience would be brought home to their classroom, fellow teachers, and students and provide broad-based benefits for a long time to come.…” reads the website for the St. Vrain Valley Education Foundation program called the Eleanor Venture. On my third proposal (this was my year) my proposal was chosen.  Somehow I found a magical experience in southern France that it

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Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Central City Opera

A previous article highlighting the 2011 Central City Opera season appeared in the spring of 2011. This year, for the 2012 season, the operas include the Turn of the Screw, Oklahoma, and La Bohème. On Friday, July 13, my husband and I took the chance to see the last two afore mentioned productions in one day.

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What You Need In Order To Retire Before Age 65

By Doug Carey

There are so many articles written, and so much talk today, about how a lot of folks in their 50s and 60s either won’t be able to retire before age 70 or may never be able to retire at all. Instead of rehashing this downer of a scenario,

I would like to discuss what a person or a couple needs to have today in order to retire before age 65.

I have consulted with many clients who had this simple question: Can I retire when I’m 60? I’ve even had a few people ask me if they are in good enough shape to retire at age 55. They simply had no idea if they had enough money invested and enough future income to cover all that they wanted to do in retirement.

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Water & Power Usage Skyrocket

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

The recent combination of extremely high temperatures and little or no rain has meant an increase in the usage of both water and power by Lyons residents, according to Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen. At Monday night’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting Simonsen explained to the Trustees that the Town has, in the last week, reached the daily cap levels

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Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Cheyenne Frontier Days provides twelve days packed with western fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family, July 20-29. Don your western duds and choose your favorite activities from the schedule here.  Whether you spend one day or all, you are sure to have a good time.

FREE EVENTS
Before the Parade, enjoy pancakes, ham, milk or coffee, and plenty of syrup. The Kiwanis and Boys and Girls Club cook enough to feed almost 40,000 attendees.

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Roberta Babinet

Roberta Babinet

Beloved Roberta Babinet passed away on May 22, 2012 while traveling in Paris at the age of 65. She is survived by Bertrand Babinet, her husband of 46 years; her son Eric and his wife Lisa and grandchildren Jeremy and Alia Babinet of California; her son Matthew Babinet of California; her son David and his wife Yakova Babinet of New York; her sister Joyce Kemp and her husband John Kemp of New Hampshire, and her sister Jackie Wieczkowski and her husband Ricky Wieczkowski of Florida.

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Dog Bites Man, Man Bites Back?

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

Things sped along at a pretty good pace at Monday night’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. Sgt. Kevin Parker, Lyons Substation Supervisor of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, reported that things went very

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Crayons To Calculators

There are over 8,500 children in the St. Vrain Valley School District on the federal lunch assistance program, a common indicator of family poverty. Many of these children routinely start school without basic school supplies for learning. Last year, through the Crayons to Calculators program, the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley provided approximately 3,100 backpacks to ensure that an increasing number of our

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