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Newton Thomas - September 17, 1860-July 13, 1940
Newt Thomas came to Lyons from Indiana. Thomas had a talent for painting and through the years could be seen in the vicinity of the town industriously at work on one of his canvasses. One of his favorite scenes was Steamboat Mountain and it was shown in many of his paintings. In 1922, he had an exhibition of his paintings at the Creamery (currently the vacant lot east of St.Vrain Market) where they processed milk, made butter, cheese and ice cream. In 1927 the Creamery closed and became a theater. Across the street, Thomas’ paintings can still be seen on the walls of what originally was the Frank Brothers Store (1891-1897) and is currently Lyons Fork. At the time of his death he had been a resident of Lyons for more than fifty years.
Renaissance man (center) John Martin – he’s a playwright, director, producer, philanthropist, math professor, farmer, vintner, and all-around good guy – has assembled some local acting “talent” and whipped them into shape for a dramatic staged reading of “Count,” a one-act play that explores, among other tantalizing ideas, the different theoretical sizes of infinity. The production, which is a benefit for the Lyons Regional Library, will take place on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m., in Rogers Hall. The residents of this pre-WWI insane asylum are a delusional Galileo, a young woman who refuses to accept an arranged marriage, an over worked, under appreciated nurse, and a distraught, self-absorbed mathmatician.
Lyons Outdoor Games, June 3 & 4, 2016 - Click for details.
Photo by Jonathan B Auerbach
KC Groves Interview
Photo by Renée Haip
Competing together in every cross country and track and field state meet across their high school career, Paul Roberts and Joel Such embrace after completing their last race as teammates. Click to read more.
Flock a friend's yard! Click for details.
The Saint Vrain Creek Coalition (SVCC) is pleased to announce the partial award of a Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) Grant for the Apple Valley Flood Recovery and Resiliency Implementation Project.
By John Martin
Editor’s note: In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that because Mr. Martin, in addition to being the playwright, is also the director of this staged dramatic reading (and is therefore able to “cut” an actor’s lines if he sees fit), he was given great “latitude” in the editing and fact checking of this story. Joseph Lekarczyk – Editor (Aka – Galileo)
When we think about the breathtaking talent residing in our little town, naturally musicianship comes immediately to mind. But let us not overlook the thespian talent. Who can forget
Metamorphosis Tattoo and Piercing, Lyons’ first ever tattoo studio, located at 339B North Main Street (next door to Classic Pinball), will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, May 13, from noon to 10 p.m. Festivities will include artist meet-and-greets, music, art, raffles, and more.
The Town of Lyons, Boulder County and the State of Colorado has observed numerous areas of Myrtle Spurge and other noxious weeds within the Town of Lyons. Eradication of State List A Noxious Weed Species (elimination required) is necessary for the health of native species. The Town of Lyons works closely with the County, and action toward compliance is in full force. Be advised compliance with the