Farm Lessons At History Camp

By Kathleen Spring
It’s back to school time. Ready for your first quiz? Who were the first farmers? Cavemen and women, according to anthropologists. Who first farmed in the Colorado Front Range area?  Native Americans preferred the grasslands on the east side of Colorado, but evidence shows their teepee rings near Lyons. The first white settlers were Chester and Mary Smead, who

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Thank-You Quilts

Local quilters are making quilts to be awarded to the men and women who have been touched by war through the Quilts of Valor Foundation. The quilters are saying “thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor” in serving our nation to the recipients of their quilts.

Lyons Quilting shop in Lyons, and quilter, Donna Mae Norris, are co-sponsoring two workshops when local quilters will be making patriotic-themed quilts. The workshops are on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, and Saturday, August 29, 2015 in the classroom at

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Family Caregivers Training

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging, a Division of Community Services, offers two training programs for family caregivers of older adults; one focused on the practical skills of caregiving and the other on caregiver self-care.   

The National Caregiver Training Program is a 21-hour course (meets once a week for three hours) that helps family caregivers acquire the skills needed to provide safe, confident home care for older loved ones. Classes, taught by a registered nurse,

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What does a Larimer County Commissioner Do?

By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III

We frequently get asked “What does a county commissioner do anyway?”

One of the great privileges of being a local elected official is the incredible diversity of opportunities and responsibility. Larimer County Commissioners work both inside and outside our 8 incorporated municipalities to address the needs of the citizens here in Larimer County.

All 3 commissioners host monthly “citizen meetings” where we bring guest speakers to communicate to residents on issues of local concerns. Our guests

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Pachamama Farm & Wellness 2015 Harvest Festival and Dance 2B Free Fundraiser

Friends, neighbors, and everyone in the community is invited to Pachamama Farm & Wellness’ 3rd annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 19, from 2-10 pm. The Harvest Festival falls close to the Autumnal Equinox and is a celebration of the abundance of ripe foods that autumn brings. This year's Harvest Festival is also a fundraiser for an inspiring young nonprofit, Dance 2B Free.

Harvest is an Old English word meaning “autumn.” The Harvest Festival is a meaningful tradition celebrated all over the world around the time of the Autumnal Equinox, which is Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015. “The Harvest Festival gives us the opportunity to celebrate the community, soil, and food

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Lyons Life - Annie Grace

By Ken Singer

Annie Grace has bartended at Oskar Blues for nearly ten years, almost as long as she has lived in Lyons. Regulars at the popular bar and restaurant know that Annie remembers their names and favorite beverages and she’s a very huggy person.

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - August 20, 2015

Another week gone by. Panic set in Friday night during that great downpour, causing damage to streets, etc. But it did eventually end, and all is well. 

FOLKS FESTIVAL was full with the Song School and three days of concerts. The streets in town where full too (they should have gone to Bohn Park and paid $2 a day or $5 for three days for parking). However, they are friendly folks just here to enjoy the music, and the town

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Relive The Lewis And Clark Trail

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

Meriwether Lewis set out to fulfill a wish of President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson hoped Lewis would discover a water route to connect the Missouri and Columbia Rivers and open up the possibility of western expansion and river transportation from the Atlantic to Pacific. We know the trip as the Lewis and Clark Expedition but Jefferson called it the Corps of Discovery. Their mission was to map a route but also

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Community Reads

Those who know Kirk Udovich will wonder how he could possibly find time to dive into a book.  When he’s is not at work, he’s found most often running, biking and playing his guitar.  His favorite go-to for what he refers to as “mindless entertainment” is diving into a Clive Cussler action adventure novel.

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