Published on Thursday, May 14 2015 13:33
By Kathleen Spring
Tourists often drive through downtown Lyons and only see a dozen stores, and often complain that the seemingly constant changing of store names must mean an instable economy. The Lyons Historical Society, in cooperation with the Colorado and Lyons tourism offices, plans to change that perception. In reality there are more than a hundred businesses that have been open ten years or more. Spreading the word should bring more shoppers, service seekers, and prospective new businesses to Lyons.
Published on Thursday, May 14 2015 13:26
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 represent those of the entire Board of Trustees.
A tumultuous week has gone by, and now the sun is shining. All that rain over several days had us on edge. It was helpful that the Town kept in touch with us with their e-blast, stating that the water got up to 1460 cubic feet per second with some places overflowing (the floodwaters of 2013 were up to 30,000 a cubic foot per second). Stay safe; keep an eye on the warnings.
The Lyons History Video shindig was cancelled due to the storm. They thank all for the silent auction items, and are looking to reschedule
Published on Thursday, May 14 2015 08:47
The Lyons Botanic Gardens will hold their 5th annual fundraising plant sale on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17, behind Steamboat Natural Foods on Main Street. There will be perennials, annuals, herbs, various veggie starts, beautiful hanging baskets, and colorful T-shirts; all at great prices! The plants were all specifically selected because they are hardy, healthy, and will thrive in the local climate.
Lyons Botanic Gardens is still searching for land for their botanic garden in the Lyons area, and they continue to raise funds. TheRead more: Botanic Gardens Plant Sale
Published on Thursday, May 07 2015 12:59
By Kathleen Spring
Over forty years, a small handful of people in Lyons collected information about Lyons’ history. They found that not a lot was written in the official archives, and they had to go and search out locals to get their stories. The Lyons Historical Society, in cooperation with the Lyons Tourism committee, will be presenting a program that will honor these local authors and historians Saturday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the
Published on Thursday, May 07 2015 08:33
By Joseph Lekarczyk
The Board of Trustees (BOT) held a retreat last weekend, and one of the main topics was, “how can we get through these agendas in a more timely manner?” Put all resolutions and first readings of ordinances on the consent agenda (items can still be pulled if questions discussions are warranted), was one suggestion, and putting a 10:30 p.m., cap on all meetings (at 10:25
Published on Thursday, May 07 2015 07:45
Road Traveled by Linda L. Osmundon
Oklahoma: cowboys, Native Americans, oil, and the theme for a popular film/play. Oklahoma City, the state capitol, counts Bricktown, its entertainment district with popular dining and nightlife and the Red Earth Native American festival in June as major attractions. But, don’t miss the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, home to the state’s pioneer history and the
Published on Thursday, May 07 2015 07:40
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.
Another week gone by, and a rainy one at that, with two inches of rain in April (however, the most was in 1876 with 8.7 inches in April). The flowers, lilac trees, and spirea are beautiful. “It is springtime in the Rockies.”
Published on Thursday, May 07 2015 07:26
Photographer Nick Thompson knows Boulder. Through the lens of his camera he draws viewers into the details, textures and colors of Boulder. He makes beautiful photos of parks and mountain vistas, but his real love is the architecture of downtown
Published on Wednesday, May 06 2015 15:47
By Renée Haip
On May 1 and 2, Lyons Track and Field competed in the Mile High League meet at Longmont’s Everly-Montgomery Field. Previously part the very competitive 3A Patriot League, the Lions moved to the 2A Mile High League this year where they won both the girls, and boys’ team titles. For the Lions, this meet produced thirty-five personal best performances, fifty-nine scoring