La Fiesta Esta Aqui!

The cold snowy weather last Saturday afternoon couldn’t put a damper on la fiesta for Ramon Vasquez, Carmen Cruz and their children, as scores of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and volunteers joined Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley to turn over the keys, and dedicate the couple’s new home on Park Street.

The Vasquez family’s home, just a half block from the river, was destroyed in the 2013 flood. Through the help of Lyons Volunteer Coordinator Ed Kean, the family

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Planet Runs Best Festival On The Planet!

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival, produced by Lyons’ own Planet Bluegrass, was awarded “Music Festival of the Year” at the 26th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards, held at the Ryman Auditorium last Saturday night, February 21. This marks the first time a Colorado festival or any “bluegrass festival” has ever won this prestigious award.  

The award was presented by stand-up comedian Ralphie May, who exclaimed: “I love bluegrass music!  Love Colorado!” after announcing the winner.
In his acceptance speech, Planet Bluegrass president Craig Ferguson said he was “kinda stunned.”  He added, “Awhile back someone called me and said that the

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Can’d Aid Is Rock Solid For Lyons Small Business

Kylie and Nathanael Romig of Rock Solid Fitness (also known as CrossFit St. Vrain), would like to take this opportunity to thank the CAN’d Aid Foundation (a non-profit organization founded and largely supported by Oskar Blues Brewery), for the generous grant they were given at the end of 2014.

The Romigs would also like to give a special thank you to Lynne Johann for her effort and support in helping Nathanael pull together the needed information for the

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Jamestown Celebrates New Fire Station

By Erika Rae Archer

On Friday, February 20, the Town of Jamestown celebrated the opening of the new Fire Station at 66 Main Street in Jamestown. The $940K facility is 2,544 square feet and provides volunteer fire protection to the Greater Jamestown community. The new facility replaces the previous 1,725-square-foot fire station that had been built in 1967 and was destroyed during the 2013 Jamestown Flood.

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About Town - February 26, 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 represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 

Wow, a cold weekend and more to come! We should leave the water from your faucet dripping a little, better to be safe than sorry. My crocuses were peaking out. I hope the snow protected them. Yes, spring is just around the corner. 

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Roller Coaster Ride For Lady Lions

The Lady Lions basketball squad traveled to downtown Denver to play Denver Christian. The teams both had equal records and it looked like the Lady Lions had the game in hand but, this season has truly been a roller coaster ride and nothing has been easy.

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Tough Road Loss For The Lions

By Kari Basey
It was a quiet week for the Lyons High School boys’ basketball team as they had only one competition, an away game against Denver Christian. The Lions were without a couple key players; starter Owen George was out with an illness and big man Max Schneeweiss was injured (luckily he will be back for the playoffs). 

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Locals’ RockyGrass Tickets Coming Soon

Tickets to the 43rd Annual RockyGrass Festival (July 24 through 26) sold-out to the general public the week they went on sale in December. To thank our hometown Lyons community for the ongoing support over the years, Planet Bluegrass has set aside a block of both three-day and single-day RockyGrass tickets to sell exclusively to Lyons locals. These tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, March 4, exclusively at The Stone Cup.

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Faces of this Housing Issue

Dear Editor,
We are in the midst of a controversial (and sometimes painful and divisive) process of making an important decision together about the future of Lyons. By March 24, Lyons’ citizens will have chosen by vote whether we are willing to cede five to seven acres in Bohn Park for the purpose of building affordable recovery housing.

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