Lyons Struggles In Final Regular Season Game

By Matt Smith
On a cold and windy Tuesday night (February 18) the Lyons High School boys’ basketball team took what would normally be a short ride up to Estes Park for their final game of the regular season. Before leaving the school head coach Smith told his charges, “We are going to find some way to beat the rival Estes Park tonight because when we do we will host a playoff game next Tuesday February 25.” On this night however, the trip took about forty-five minutes because of traffic stoppages due to

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Structure Fire In Lyons

A quick response by the Lyons volunteer firefighters just after midnight last Saturday morning prevented a potential tragedy. According to Lyons Fire Protection District Chief J.J. Hoffman, almost simultaneously, at approximately 12:39 a.m., Boulder County Communications, via a 911 call, received a report of a structure fire at 4168

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Get Involved And Get Help For Housing Recovery

By Amy Reinholds
Housing Recovery Working Group proposed goals and projects

At the Lyons Community Planning Exchange meeting on Wednesday, February 19, all the recovery working groups presented ideas that have come up in our four weeks of discussion.

The Housing Recovery Working Group is defining project proposals including developing a sustainable housing vision that increases

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Desperately Seeking Homeowner

Boulder couple has recently renovated two-bedroom ranch house they would like to donate to a Lyons resident/family in need. Recipient must have foundation, homeowner will deliver. Call Ed at (303) 823-6622, during the day if interested. This offer is time sensitive.  

Boulder residents David Wolf and his wife Norie Kizaki, like many people who live in the area, have been shocked and saddened over the devastation that was wrought on the residents of Lyons during the September floods. Particularly those in the hardest hit

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Final Line Up For RockyGrass

Planet Bluegrass is excited to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 42nd Annual RockyGrass Festival (Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27) including the final additions Alison Krauss & Union Station, a special reunion of the all-woman stringband Uncle Earl, the Grammy-nominee James King Band, and an emotional gospel set from Lyons’ own The Watergirls.

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Innovative Loop Artist

by Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

The Lyons based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and unforgettable loop artist Arthur Lee Land released his fourth album “Cracked Open” in the spring of last year. Arthur offers a groundbreaking style that is driven by the integration of sophisticated musical, emotional, and

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Coroner’s Office Needs Experience Not Excuses

Dear Editor,
County Coroner Emma Hall finally released the office’s annual reports for 2011 and 2012 this month, both delayed, she said, because of antiquated and sometimes inaccurate computer systems. That sounded more like an excuse than a reason to me.

It turns out there was a 100 per cent turnover in the staff after she took over the office, and then there was a 35 per cent turnover of the new hires. That may have had more to do with

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Alison Krauss Joins RockyGrass Lineup

Wanting to do all she can to help put Planet Bluegrass back together after the devastating flood last September, Alison Krauss & Union Station have joined the lineup at this year’s RockyGrass Festival. The initial lineup announcement for this year’s festival included Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize,

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“A River Runs Through Our Thankful Hearts”

Dear Lyons Community and Family,
My family and I wanted to express our deepest thanks to all of you who have blessed us with your endless love during our transition (which turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime) when we experienced the flood on September 12th, 2013.

You all have been true angels, by our side during the whole course of action, which took us all by surprise, and we would not be where we are today without the many helping hands you all

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