“Viva Lyons”

Hello Lyons businesses! The Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation is putting together a week-long “Viva Lyons” string of events to raise money for Lyons' ongoing flood recovery, and they are interested in including as many local businesses as are interested.

Diana Ralston is heading up this effort, so if you would like to participate, please contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are already some events on the books, such as a beer dinner at Lyons Fork, picnic lunch at the Distillery, cocktail hour in Riverbend, as well as conversations about trolley tours through town for shopping. Everyone is welcome to get involved and come up with something

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West Nile Virus In Boulder

Boulder County Public Health officials have confirmed that mosquitoes in a mosquito pool in Boulder have tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The positive pool came from traps located at the city of Boulder: Stazio Ballfield and Christensen Park. Positive mosquito pools have been confirmed in five other Colorado counties this year: Denver, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo and Weld counties.

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Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond Reopens

The City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce they have reopened the Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond for public use (only for children ages 12 and under) as of last Saturday, July 25. The Boulder Fish and Game Club will restocked the pond prior to reopening.

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Scott Holt, Guitar Virtuoso

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

Some of you may remember, back in the day, when we had national touring Blues acts at Oskar’s in Lyons; one of my favorites, and as I think back, one of the fans’ favorites was a relatively unknown guitarist named Scott Holt. The term “blow the place away” may have been coined at one of this guy’s raucous, loud, stinging,

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 30, 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. 

What a weekend! The Festival was full with crowds pouring over onto the streets, alleys, etc. wherever they could squeeze in, instead of going to the Festival Parking. However, the music was great, and the town took in a fair amount of sales tax and camping/parking fees so maybe it is a trade off. A lot of Lyons residents get discounts, volunteer, work, and get free tickets to enjoy the weekend. Also, many folks enjoyed music from

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Lyons Well Represented At Softball Championship

By Bob Gilson
In the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 14, three caravans departed Colorado. Similar caravans, twenty-two in all, rolled out Wisconsin, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. These caravans carried the players, coaches, and fans of the best softball teams in the region to the USSSA National Championship Tournament in Joplin, Missouri.

Colorado was represented by: Azteca, of Pueblo coached by Ken Ramos; Blaze Fury of Berthoud coached by Sean Lynch; and the Colorado Outlaws coached by Chris Hunnel. Lyons was represented by Abby Liquori, a pitcher and outfielder for the Blaze, and Kate Gilson, a pitcher, first baseman, and outfielder for the Outlaws. 

Pool play on Wednesday and Thursday culminated with the Colorado teams well seeded; the Outlaws ranked ninth, the Blaze sixth, and Azteca first. By virtue of making the top ten, all three Colorado teams were awarded a bye into the second round of elimination play, while the lower twelve teams slugged it out. Azteca and Outlaws met in “winners' bracket” play, with Azteca being victorious. Blaze battled the Elite Heat in “winners' bracket” play, with Elite Heat coming out on top.

Azteca and Elite Heat tangled in “winners' bracket” play, with Azteca showing why it they were ranked number one. This left Azteca one win from the championship, and relaxing at the hotel pool while everyone else attempted to battle their way through the “losers' bracket” with the knowledge that their next loss would end their season.

The Outlaws took the long path through the “losers' bracket,” winning three games in a single day, including a nail biter in extra innings. Their extra innings win set up a showdown with the Blaze. The two teams have faced each other many times in earlier tournaments, and their pre-game warm-ups included knowing glances.

On this day, the Outlaws’ offense proved to be too much for the Blaze to contain.  Emerging from the other half of the “loser’s backer” was the Liberty Venom. The Venom went on an incredible roll, where they eliminated the Outlaws, Elite Heat, and eventually, the highly touted Azteca to claim the championship. So the much anticipated showdown between the Colorado teams came up just short, but all three still made a lasting mark on the tournament: 1) MO - Liberty Venom, 2) CO - Pueblo Azteca, 3) MO - Elite Heat, 4) CO – Outlaws, 5) OK - Young Guns, 6) CO – Blaze.
Three Colorado teams in the top six! Congratulations! You represented Colorado well! 

About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 23, 2015

Another week gone by; a nice one, hot but not a lot of rain. Everything is green and beautiful. It cools off at night here in Colorado. Ah, a great state in which to live.

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Folk Dancing for Children

Free participatory dance program for children, teens, and their parents. Outside on the plaza beside the Dushanbe Teahouse, 6:15 - 7 pm. Tuesdays, June 9, 23, July 7, 21, and August 4. Youngsters learn dances and experience the culture of many countries around the world.

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Lyons Grandparent Mixer

Do your kids have a grandparent living in, moving to, or frequently visiting the immediate or surrounding area to be closer to you and your family? If so, ring them up and tell them to mark their calendars for the first-ever Lyons Grandparents Mixer!

This is an opportunity to support our families in a whole new way by giving grandparents a space to meet and build their own layer of connection within our beautiful community.

All are welcome! The first mixer will be held on Thursday, September 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Common House of Lyons Valley Village. If your

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