How Grand Forks Survived & Thrived

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
Some may remember that the Red River Valley of the North, in North Dakota and Minnesota, flooded terribly in the spring of 1997. Grand Forks, North Dakota, a city of over 50,000 people, had 130,000 cubic feet second of water rushing through it. Much like the Town of Lyons, over 90% of the population was evacuated.

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Lyons 5K River Run For Flood Recovery

By Renée Haip
With the crack of the starting gun, more than two hundred and fifty runners charged down a newly designed Lyons 5K River Run course on Saturday morning. Metropolitan State’s number one distance runner Kirk Harvey, donned in Superman attire, immediately took a lead that went unchallenged, finishing in a blazingly

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Sandstone Summer Concerts Begin Next Week

The 16th Annual Sandstone Summer Concert Series begins next Thursday evening, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., at the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park. The free concerts, put on by the Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department and sponsored by the Lyons Community Foundation have become a mainstay of

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About Town - July 3, 2014

A busy week gone by.  I always say, “These events like the Good Old Days that take so much work, are nice to have, and nice to have over!” And true, the 38th Lyons Good Old Days celebration seemed to be very successful. The Chamber of Commerce says the beer tent did well, the music was good, and the rides were

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2014 Mr. & Mrs Good Old Days

Thank you Lyons Flood Heroes!

We thank you for your bravery, compassion, and resilience during the September 2013 flood.
You make Lyons proud!

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Parker Kids Club Donates to Lyons Community Food Pantry

The Lyons Community Food Pantry was the recipient of one hundred and sixty pounds of food, and a cash donation from a Kids Club in Parker, Colorado. The Parker Kids Club, made up of about twenty children from the ages of six to eight years old, has been together for about a year. The group was started by

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Nightingale Nursing Award Winner Enjoys Being Part of a Bigger Success

Lesta Johnson, RN, MSN, nursing director at the Estes Park Medical Group and lactation specialist at the Estes Park Medical Center, was recently honored with the Estes Park Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing. The staff in the Medical Group (formerly known as the Family Medical Clinic) noted several

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Oskars Says, “ShowUsYurCans!

Craft-CAN beer pioneer Oskar Blues knows a little something about aluminum, so it makes sense that the brewery’s non-profit, The CAN’d Aid Foundation, is launching a national aluminum recycling program.

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Local College Students Recognized

Fort Lewis College (FLC) was named the number two USA Cycling Collegiate Division One team in the nation. In the five disciplines of cycling, FLC placed second in Track, first in Mountain Biking, second in Cyclo-cross, third in BMX, and third in Road. Connor Hodge of Lyons raced with the team for the academic year and

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