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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Wyoming, More Than Yellowstone

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Yes, Yellowstone and the Grand Teton Mountains are probably the most well known destinations in Wyoming. However, there are other smaller interesting tourist attractions. We travel I-80 often in route to Salt Lake City to see grandchildren but seldom go north on I-25.

Today I’ll give you ideas for two-day trips along those routes. 

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SPECIAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING - Feb 23. 2015

5:30 PM, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015

Shirley F. Johnson Council Chamber
Lyons Town Hall, 432 5th Avenue, Lyons, Colorado

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Kathy Jo (Kelling) Ward

February 4, 1943 - February 14, 2015

Kathy passed peacefully on Valentine’s Day. She is survived by a daughter, Staci Giovino of Pebble Beach CA and a grandson Truman Storm Keys of Boulder CO, a brother Tim Kelling and his wife Lynda of Longmont CO, sister Sue Ann Frysig and her husband John of

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About Town - February 19, 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 alone, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

Yes, another week gone by, with some snow and more to come. The TV states that Colorado snow pack is fifty inches below normal. Maybe we will get some spring snows, which will do a lot of good. Spring is just around the corner, the crocus are out beside my driveway

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