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By Kate Kerr
What’s the most boring book you ever had to slog through? Where is your favorite place to read in Lyons? Has your toddler ever eaten a book? What are people around town reading? Who was Ceran St. Vrain? Can you judge a book by its cover? Ask and find answers to these burning questions by following the library on Facebook.

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Diplomat In The Making

The U.S. Department of State recently swore in Nicholas A. Psyhos, of Lyons, Colorado (Lyons High School graduate, class of 1999), as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. Psyhos accepted his first tour of duty in Libreville, Gabon in Africa as a General Services Officer beginning in May 2016.

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Can A Cow Be A Pet?

By Kathleen Spring
Some families in the Lyons area have chickens, goats, llamas, and more in their back yard. They give the animals names and know their personalities. But what was it like in the frontier era when farm animals provided food and product for clothing? Did they give them names and bring them into their homes on icy winter days? Kids attending

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Stress In Childhood Can Have Life-Long Impact

By Janaki Jane, Direct Services Advocate, LEAF

We all know what it’s like to be stressed. Children experience stress, too. It turns out that stress between the ages of 0 to 5 can have a big impact on what life is like once those children become adults. Children who live in poverty experience stress that can cause life-long neurological changes that decrease their chances of success. Parents become stressed when they don’t have enough money to live in a decent home, or to pay bills and buy healthy food.

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Iola “Neice” Smallwood Pralguske

Iola “Neice” Smallwood Pralguske, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully at the Longmont United Hospital on June 30, her 44th wedding anniversary. She was born on November 20, 1944 in Rock Springs, Wyoming to Marvin Lester and Iola Mae Smallwood. 

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Shooting Range Open House

Three open houses will be held in July and August to discuss possible designated shooting areas in Boulder County. This is a key element of the strategy of the Northern Front Range Recreational Sports Shooting Management Partnership (Partnership). The Partnership was formed to work across jurisdictional boundaries to provide safe,

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 9, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. The opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 
Hope you all had a happy Fourth of July!  The weather was great, cars were aplenty, the parks were full, and most

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 2, 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 reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

The 39th Annual Good Old Days is now over, and it seemed to go well. Our thanks to Jacque Watson and LaVern for keeping it going, to Marissa and Dave and the Parks & Rec. crew for their help (although Dave couldn’t be there on Saturday), to Jon

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LCF Welcomes New Board Member

Kirk Udovich recently joined the Lyons Community Foundation Advisory Board of Directors. He has been a Lyons resident for the past sixteen years. Kirk loves the town, in particular the people of Lyons, and welcomes an opportunity to serve the community.  Udovich was previously a three-term member of the Town Board of Trustees. Kirk is a software engineer for the University of Washington.  

Kirk first moved to Lyons for love of the trails. He spends at least an hour every day getting out to run, mountain bike or climb. He loves life in Lyons with his wife Chris, his two daughters CeAnn and Kylee now both at Lyons High School, and their dog Macie. 

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