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Newton Thomas - September 17, 1860-July 13, 1940
Newt Thomas came to Lyons from Indiana. Thomas had a talent for painting and through the years could be seen in the vicinity of the town industriously at work on one of his canvasses. One of his favorite scenes was Steamboat Mountain and it was shown in many of his paintings. In 1922, he had an exhibition of his paintings at the Creamery (currently the vacant lot east of St.Vrain Market) where they processed milk, made butter, cheese and ice cream. In 1927 the Creamery closed and became a theater. Across the street, Thomas’ paintings can still be seen on the walls of what originally was the Frank Brothers Store (1891-1897) and is currently Lyons Fork. At the time of his death he had been a resident of Lyons for more than fifty years.
Sophomore Payton Goll takes the handoff from sophomore Hayley Karsel in the 4x100M relay. The sprint crew clocked a SB of 52.71 good for tenth place on the 2A leaderboard. Click for results from the St. Vrain-New Balance Invitational. Photo by Renee Haip
Renaissance man (center) John Martin – he’s a playwright, director, producer, philanthropist, math professor, farmer, vintner, and all-around good guy – has assembled some local acting “talent” and whipped them into shape for a dramatic staged reading of “Count,” a one-act play that explores, among other tantalizing ideas, the different theoretical sizes of infinity. The production, which is a benefit for the Lyons Regional Library, will take place on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m., in Rogers Hall. The residents of this pre-WWI insane asylum are a delusional Galileo, a young woman who refuses to accept an arranged marriage, an over worked, under appreciated nurse, and a distraught, self-absorbed mathmatician.
Lyons Outdoor Games, June 3 & 4, 2016 - Click for details.
Photo by Jonathan B Auerbach
Flock a friend's yard! Click for details.
COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds
Despite drama on Facebook, the proposal for six Habitat for Humanity homes in Lyons is still alive. At the April 4 Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, Town Clerk Deb Anthony read a statement about an intention to schedule the final plat and subdivision improvement agreement for
Lyons Life By Ken Singer
Although Sgt. Nick Goldberger doesn’t live in Lyons, he has been the top cop in the Lyons Substation of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office since February 2013. It sort of makes him the Chief of Police with the job of supervising a number of deputies in town. Just about everyone in town knows him and calls him “Nick,” and that’s the “small town feeling” and
The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) permanent repairs to Rte. 34 between Loveland and Estes Park following the 2013 floods will begin after the Fourth of July holiday, but impacts to traffic will be relatively minor until after Labor Day.
By Renée Haip
With the recent snowy weather, the postponed Longmont Invitational was held on the picturesque home field in Lyons on Monday, March 28th. Greeted by snowy mountain backdrops and enthusiastic members of the Lyons’ community helping out in every imaginable way, fans from across the state enjoyed an afternoon and evening of track and field at its finest. Lyons track and field athletes had the opportunity to compete against top competition