About Town - March 5, 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.

Here it is snowing again. Lots of events, square dances, etc., were cancelled over the weekend; with most rescheduled for this weekend. The LES Bingo Night has been rescheduled for this Friday, March 6, at 6 p.m. Be sure to attend. Get in on those huge fun baskets created by each class, the cakewalk, hotdogs, and of course bingo! It is a benefit for the Lyons Elementary School. See you there!

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Lyons Advances In Regional Play

By Kari Basey
The Lyons High School boys’ basketball team hosted Clear Creek in the first round of district play-offs on Tuesday, February 24. This was a must win for the Lions to keep their play-off hopes alive. Lyons set the tone from the initial frame with tough defense and excellent shooting to gain a 23-8 advantage. The boys extended their lead the second quarter going into the half-time break. Clear Creek came out of the

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Lady Lions Season Ends In Loveland

The Lyons High School girls’ basketball team traveled to Loveland last week (Tuesday, February 24) to take on the number two seeded 2A team, Resurrection Christian. The Lady Lions needed a win to advance into the regional tournament. Despite their contrasting season records, the Lady Lions lost to Resurrection by just a single point during their regular season match up.  

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Wait! What?

What a mess! Does the left hand even know what the right hand is doing? It didn’t appear to be the case Monday night at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting.

On the agenda was the approval of a license for a recreational retail marijuana grow operation, the first reading of an ordinance to impose a

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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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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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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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