NOTE: The incorrect date was listed in the original article. The correct date is Wednesday, August 22.


On Wednesday, August 22, from 6 to 9 p.m., The Lyons Farmette and A Spice of Life Catering are once again teaming up to host a farm dinner whose proceeds go to PRIDE (Partners for Rural Improvement and Development in Ethiopia), a 12-year old NGO that is dedicated to improving the living conditions and quality of life in the rural highlands of Ethiopia. 



Visit Steamboat Springs and the beautiful Yampa Valley in Northwest Colorado for the 7th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the Wild West Air Fest taking place on Labor Day weekend, August 30 – September 2, 2018.

View hundreds of Greater Sandhill Cranes as they eat, dance and socialize on their fall staging area.

The crane festival features guided crane viewings, nature and bird walks, expert speakers, films, crane and bird art, workshops, children’s activities, live raptors presented by HawkQuest, ranch tours, a community barbecue at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch, and more. Festival speakers include Paul Tebbel, crane expert and former director of Nebraska’s Audubon Rowe


The final section of the Colorado Birding Trail – encompassing the northeast region of Colorado – has been completed, finishing a major tourism initiative to promote outdoor recreation that started 15 years ago in time for bird enthusiasts to get out and celebrate the Year of the Bird.

The Colorado Birding Trail was started as a major nature tourism initiative to promote outdoor recreation, conservation of resources by private landowners, and a diversified income for rural economies. The trail is unique in that it’s not a physical trail, but a driving-tour map that brings together both public and private lands, with many of the private lands being open to visitation only through their participation as sites on the trail.  



By Kathleen Spring
This year’s campers at the Lyons Redstone Museum Summer History camp covered three areas of Colorado history. The first was to study the history of the wild animals of Colorado. The second was to learn about how people transmitted news across America in the pioneer



The Red Rock Ramblers are a "Modern Western" square dance club located in Lyons. All of their dances take place every Saturday night at the Lyons Elementary School gym beginning in June, and continuing through Labor Day. Participants must



During the 42nd annual Good Old Days celebration Sandstone Park was full of families, with kids playing, dancing, and getting souvenirs. The first 5K dog race joined the traditional 5K human race at 8 a.m. The day included free face painting and balloon animals. Kids enjoyed multiple large amusement blow-up structures where they could walk inside inflatable balls in a pool, fight with puffy spears in an arena,


Lyons Community Church has an exciting opportunity coming up on Sunday, March 18, from 4 to 6 p.m! They will be kicking off a new multi-generational worship experience that is open to people of all ages throughout the Lyons community called Messy Church (now doesn't that sound intriguing).

There will be a time for crafts, a time for music, a time for celebration, and a time for food (who doesn't love FREE food)!

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