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LyonsFirst Guide Book

The Lyons Area Chamber Of Commerce is a volunteer membership organization supporting a thriving business climate and an enhanced quality of life by promoting the economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability of the Lyons area.

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Inside This Guide

Out in the Middle of Everywhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Lyons Factoids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Community Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Lyons Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Quarry Town, Colorado A Historic Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Notable Neighbors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Lyons: A Musical Mecca . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Ars Longa, Vita Brevis Art is long, life is brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lyons: A Newspaper Oasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events . . . . . . . . . 24 Lyons Town Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Boulder County Wilderness Areas Near Lyons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Town of Lyons Street Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Preferred Day Trip Destination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Attractions and Activities Within 30 Minutes of Lyons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 Something is Always Brewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Lyons Renaissance Reprinted from Boulder Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Planting a Community Example The Lyons Garden Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 The Lyons Community Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Challenge, Opportunity and Timing Victoria Simonsen,Town Administrator . .43 Walking the Good Green Road Together Sustainable Lyons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Index of Businesses by Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Business Member Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Published by the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 426 Lyons, Colorado 80540 303-823-5215 www.lyons-colorado.com www.lyonsfirst.com [email protected] Contributing Writers John Burke Betsy Burton Diane Dandeneau Brian Eyster Janice Gavan Chuck Keim Joseph Lekarczyk Lisa Marshall Susan de Castro McCann Ann Ripley Victoria Simonsen Katherine Weadley Jennifer White and the Administrative Staff of the Chamber Contributing Photographers Benko Photographics Mike Bond John Burke Peter Butler Gabry Cornell Brian Donnell Kat Drake Betzy Ekstam Mike Jackson Nate Kenworthy Redstone Review Cathy Rivers Jennifer Schumacher Kristine Smock Jay Stott Kenneth Wadja Layout, Design & Production Eileen Tobin Printing The Daily Times-Call

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Local artist and sculptor Sally King created these delightful bears and placed them on a Lyons hillside. They are a precursor to the Sally's bears installed by the Lyons Garden Club at the once neglected intersection identified later in this magazine in the story Planting a Community Example. The cover photo of the bears was taken by artist and sculptor Kristine Smock, another luminary in the Lyons' art scene. The other Lyons photos on the cover were taken, as were most of the photos in this magazine, by Brian Donnell of Ducks In A Row Studio.

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Out In the Middle of Everywhere...

Location Creates the Lyons Lifestyle

Thinking of moving your family or business to Lyons? Here's the way to look at what we offer. We're tucked into the foothills of Colorado's Rockies at 5,374 feet above sea level. That's a modest elevation by local standards. Nearby mountains break 14,000 feet. A few towns perch above 8,500. Yet, Lyons is every inch a mountain town, with a bit of Mayberry and some Northern Exposure thrown in. We're at the edge of mountain wilderness. Surrounded by natural beauty. With more hours of sunshine than San Diego or Miami. Historic, uncrowded, artistic and funky. Out in the Middle of Everywhere. Lyons is all these things ­ and a favorite day trip destination for shopping, festivals, art celebrations and for dinner, music lessons and concerts in the park. Visitors bring fishing rods and horses, bikes and hiking boots, grandchildren and dogs. Where else can they enjoy whitewater kayaking, fly fishing and inner tubing right in the middle of a residential and commercial district? Or enjoy gallery-hopping, fine food and great concerts next to the wilderness? Some use our in-town network of riverside bike and jogging paths. Others begin at the edge of town to explore miles of mixed-use trails in the spectacular terrain of Roosevelt National Forest and Boulder County Open Space. A few miles up the canyon (either canyon, we have two) they arrive at the Continental Divide. The spine of the North American continent is just minutes from Lyons. There they visit Colorado's wilderness cathedral, Rocky Mountain National Park ­ 415 square miles of rock-ribbed splendor encompassing 60 mountains that soar to 12,000 feet or more. Other day-trippers are attracted to the best music scene on Colorado's Front Range. Planet Bluegrass is the most visible hallmark of this activity, producing events with a nationwide following. But local musicians, many nationally famous themselves, perform in their hometown year-round. So the music scene here is enriched during summer by luminaries like Greg Brown, Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Doc Watson, Patty Loveless, Emmylou Harris, Arlo Gutherie and Norah Jones ­ and sustained throughout the rest of the year by our neighbors of near-equal rank. Augmenting the musicians, and sometimes collaborating with them, are sculptors, painters and sandstone artisans of notable skill and reputation. Visual artists living in town and in the surrounding canyons provide year-round enrichment to the locals and showcase their work to regional crowds. And then there is Lyons' food. Art, music and outdoor adventure make for hungry visitors who then relax over a meal at one of our great restaurants. We locals constantly hear expressions of amazement that so many eating places with regional reputations are clustered in such a small town. We get furry visitors, too. Mule deer wander into Lyons. Elk and bighorn sheep graze on the ridges above. Coyotes work the rabbit and prairie dog populations at the edges of town. Black bear occasionally visit a local dumpster or bird feeder. Footprints in the snow let us know another mountain lion passed through. Eagles circle overhead. A pair annually raises a family in a cliffside nest in town, the only citydwelling eagles in Colorado, according to state officials. A magnet for day trippers and a stopover for wildlife, Lyons is also home to a community of writers, painters, world class athletes, creative shopkeepers, musicians, sculptors, scholars, entrepreneurs and pretty cool regular folks. All of us who live in this blessed place understand that access is the key to our lifestyle. Not only access to music, food, art and outdoor recreation. Equally important ­ and truly exceptional ­ is our access to everyday amenities. You can find just about everything you need for life or play in a ten minute walk from town center: a grocery store/delicatessen; two bike shops; Post Office; pharmacy; florist; general store; several gift shops and art galleries; a medical clinic; two banks; Montessori preschool; 1940s soda fountain; two great coffee shops; eleven restaurants; dentist; town library and Town Hall; fitness center; auto mechanic; three churches; "The old swimming hole"; veterinarian; organic/health food store; three town parks; fire department; a used and rare book store; a museum of local history; pinball emporium; three schools (primary, middle and high); hardware store; several antique shops; whitewater kayak course;

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motorcycle shop; children's playground; quilt shop; women's boutique; language school; two great trout streams; softball diamonds; sixteen buildings in the National Register of Historic Places! Where else in 21st century America can we get all the tools for life and play, and so much more, just ten minutes from the center of town? On foot! And less than an hour from Denver, thirty minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and a fifteen minute drive from Boulder or Longmont. With urban near, wilderness here and amenities minutes away, our little town at the mouth of two exquisite canyons offers everything we need for life and most of what we want for play. Lyons is much more than a favorite day trip destination for Front Range residents. For those lucky enough to live in Lyons, it is the source of a location-based lifestyle few Colorado towns can match!

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Lyons Factoids

Location: at the confluence of the North and South St. Vrain Rivers and at the intersection to the two canyons bearing the same names; twenty miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park (uphill!); 13 miles northwest of Boulder; 9 miles east of Longmont. Population: about 2,000 really attractive and accomplished people live within the town, along with some of the bestbehaved kids this side of the 1950s. Several thousand additional neighbors live close by in the canyons and on the foothills of unincorporated Boulder County. Climate: unbelievably mild. As the locals say, it's about 5 degrees cooler than surrounding areas in the summer and about 5 degrees warmer in the winter. Summer breezes coming down the canyons, and winter warmth emanating from heat-absorbing sandstone cliffs, give Lyons a uniquely temperate micro-climate. Lyons receives more hours per year of sunshine than San Diego or Miami. Because of elevation, the sun is much more intense than at sea level and there is virtually no humidity. Topography: located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and surrounded sandstone ridges that reach to 6,500 feet. The confluence of the two canyon-carving mountain rivers mentioned above is within the town's Bohn Park. We share abundant outdoor recreation opportunities with cool neighbors, all of whom rejoice at life in a little valley surrounded by serious mountain wilderness. Elevation: 5,374 feet above sea level. We're also 8,885 feet below the summit of nearby Longs Peak. Traffic: in the 30-mile north/south span between Boulder and Loveland only four canyons have roads that permit access to the High Country. Two of them funnel traffic right

through Lyons, which is located dead center between Loveland and Boulder. Traffic on Main Street and Broadway, heading to and from the High Country, averages on an annual basis 15,000 cars a day ­ with the heaviest loads on summer weekends. In addition to tourists, this traffic flow includes a daily migratory stream of drivers who live in the mountains above Lyons and travel to and from employment and other activities in Denver and other nearby population centers. Hallmarks: all towns have theirs. Here are some of our hallmarks: Every summer baby eagles hatch in the cliffs within town and learn to fly over our rooftops. In late winter a herd of female elk descends from the surrounding hills to give birth in our valley. Human beings also recognize that Lyons is a great place to raise offspring, although their reasons have more to do with great schools, great parks and great neighbors. We have some of the best restaurants, art and music on the Front Range. Lyons is graced with some attributes not commonly found in a town our size. We have a Community Foundation to help our generous people engage in responsible philanthropy. Our comprehensive health delivery system consists of a fully-staffed local clinic, a pharmacy, a physical therapist and several practitioners of non-traditional medicine ­ all of whom collaborate enthusiastically to protect the community's health. We even have two local newspapers! And then there is the Garden Club with volunteers all over town from first thaw to first freeze ­ planting, weeding and tending plants, shrubs and flowers on every square inch of available public space in town. Where else but Lyons? One person summarized the hallmarks by stating that he enjoys "...living where other people would pay a lot of money to vacation."

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Community Resources

ORGANIZATIONS

OFFICIALDOM AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES

Boy Scouts of America Mountain View District 303-447-8511 Lyons Cemetery Association 303-823-6672. Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce 303-823-5215 Friends of the Lyons Depot Library 303-823-5165 Generational Active People (GAP) 303-823-6622 Girl Scouts of Colorado 970-493-1844 Lyons Itinerant Poet Society (LIPS) Sapan Rinpoche 303-823-6477 Literary Society 303-823-5165

Lyons Boosters Sandi Engelhorn, President 303-823-6975 Lyons Garden Club Joycelyn Fankhauser 303-591-4424 Lyons Golden Gang 303-823-6771 Lyons Historical Society & Lyons Redstone Museum 4th and High Street 303-823-6692, 303-823-5271 Lyons Lions Club 303-823-5043 Lyons Parent Teacher Organization 303-823-6915 Lyons Youth Baseball and Softball Association Eli Wallace, President 303-823-6595 Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance Club 303-823-6692

Lyons Town Hall 423 5th Avenue 303-823-6622 Boulder County Aging Services 303-823-9016 Boulder County Sheriff's Department Lyons Substation 423 5th Avenue Non-emergencies: 303-441-4444 Emergencies: 911 Lyons Depot Library 430 5th Avenue 303-823-5165 Lyons Fire Protection District 251 Broadway 303-823-6611 www.lyonsfire.org Lyons Post Office 305 Railroad Avenue 303-823-9803 www.usps.com

Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Events 432 5th Avenue 303-823-8250 www.townoflyons.com Lyons Visitor Center 350 Broadway 303-823-6622 public restrooms Recycling Information Lyons Drop-Off Center 426 Railroad Avenue Provided by Ecocycle 303-444-6634 RTD Information Public Bus Transportation 303-299-6000 or 1-800-366-7433 www.RTD-Denver.com Pet Licensing Town of Lyons 432 5th Ave., Lyons 303-823-6622 Walter Self Senior Housing 335 Railroad Ave., Lyons 303-823-6671

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Family Housing Mountain Gate 502 to 512 2nd Ave., Lyons Senior Housing Bloomfield Place 722 5th Ave., Lyons Vehicle Registration Boulder County 529 Coffman St., Longmont 303-413-7710 Driver's License 917 S. Main St., #600, Longmont 303-776-4073 or 2850 Iris Ave., #F, Boulder 303-442-3006

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UTILITIES & SERVICES

VOTER REGISTRATION

Boulder County Assessors Office 303-441-3530 Larimer County Assessors Office 970-498-7050 Town of Lyons 303-823-6622

Electrical Service Town of Lyons residents 303-823-6622 Boulder County residents Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association 970-226-1234 or City of Longmont 303-651-8664 Water Town of Lyons 303-823-6622 Gas Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999 Phone Qwest, Sales and Billing 1-800-603-6000

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Town of Lyons residents 432 5th Ave., Lyons 303-823-6622 Boulder County residents Clerk and Recorder's Office, Elections Division 1750 33rd St., Suite 200, Boulder 303-413-7740 Larimer County residents Clerk and Recorder's Office, Elections Department 200 W. Oak St., 5th Floor, Fort Collins 970-498-7820 Mailing address: PO Box 1547 Ft. Collins, CO 80522

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Longs Peak Ward 200 2nd Avenue 303-823-6987 or 303-823-5047 The River Community Church 18668 N. St. Vrain Drive 303-823-6469 Old Stone Church 4th & High Street 303-823-6018

NEWSPAPERS

One Way Trash 303-823-0556 United Waste Systems 970-532-0803 Western Disposal 303-444-2037

Foothills Baptist Church 12650 Foothills Highway 303-823-6774 Lyons Community Church 350 Main Street 303-823-6245 Lyons Catholic Community meets at Lyons Community Church

The Lyons Recorder 303-823-6625 www.lyonsrecorder.com Redstone Review 303-823-6367 www.redstonereview.com Longmont Times-Call 303-776-2244 www.timescall.com Boulder Daily Camera 303-442-1202 www.dailycamera.com

Lyons Schools

Lyons Community Montessori

Instructors at Lyons Community Montessori teach children in a safe, nurturing environment using the Montessori method. Our outstanding teacher-student ratio is 1:7.5, which provides greater focus on the child in the classroom. Laurie Kennedy, Head of School 419 Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540 303.823.9629

Lyons Middle-Senior High School

Lyons Middle/Senior High School represents community pride. A rigorous core curriculum, students participating in co-curricular activities, a qualified teaching staff and parental involvement all contribute to make this school "excellent." Of our 440 students, 40% of those students reside outside of our attendance area, thereby making Lyons their school of choice. 100 S. 2nd Avenue, P.O. Box 619 Lyons, CO 80540 303.823.6631

Lyons Elementary School

Lyons Elementary School is an essential part of this close-knit community. The school's small size, (approximately 200, preschool through fifth grade) along with our dedicated staff, insure our student's needs are met. Thanks to an active Parent/Teacher Organization, volunteers are highly involved and provide many additional learning opportunities. 338 High Street, P.O. Box 559 Lyons, CO 80540 303-823-6915 Fax: 303-823-6959

St. Vrain Valley School District

Lyons Elementary School and its MiddleSenior High School are part of the Saint Vrain Valley School District, named after the two rivers that meet in Lyons. Highly regarded throughout the State of Colorado, this is an exemplary school district that inspires and promotes high standards of learning and student well-being in partnership with parents, guardians and the community. John Poynton, Community Relations 395 So. Pratt Parkway Longmont, CO 80501 303.776.6200

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Quarry Town, Colorado

By Charles Keim, with updates by Chamber Admin Red rock formations surrounding Lyons are the remains of ancient sand dune deposits. This massive legacy of prehistoric times is named the Lyons Formation. Because of its utility and enormous financial value, in both a physical and economic sense the roots of Lyons are set deep in sandstone. Nature structured the local stone formation in layers. That makes it possible for the quarrymen of Lyons to easily extract slabs of varying thickness for use as building material. Sandstone from the Lyons Formation built many of the most notable and historically significant buildings in town. For over a century the Lyons' Hallmark has been local stone erected by local craftsmen ­ a combination of geologic material and superb skill for which our community is known. Demonstrating post-Civil War construction techniques, fourteen notable structures are situated within the town's borders; the remaining four are close by. Originally mercantile buildings, liveries, a dynamite storage shed, an old schoolhouse, residences and a bar or two, their initial purpose evolved into current use and their historic significance grew accordingly. Primarily made of Lyons Sandstone, mostly within walking distance of each other, they are part of Lyons' everyday life in 2010 just as they were a century ago. Following are photos and descriptions of historic buildings we regard as timeless tributes to the quarrymen and stonemasons who built, and who continue to build, our community. Evans Homestead, 1870 500 West Main Street The Evans homestead is a former stagecoach stop and inn for travelers between Boulder and Estes Park. The large stone building sits in the embrace of massive red cliffs along a curve of the North Saint Vrain River. Rebuilt after near-destruction by fire (caused by a former owner's misadventure while cooking breakfast) the historic stagecoach stop is located in the center of the Planet Bluegrass grounds. Bradford Homestead, 1870 South of Lyons This small homestead, located on the old Bradford farm, was once a stagecoach stop that was well known for its cherries, apples and beautiful irises. This building is now owned by the town of Lyons. Lyons Schoolhouse, 1881 338 High Street Originally a one room school, a second story constructed of wood was added in 1895. Some years later the wooden structure succumbed to a Lyons' windstorm, and in time and after being reduced in size, the building became overcrowded with 113 students. The solution was replacement of the deficient wooden structure with one made of native stone in 1902. The building has defied the weather ever since, and eventually became the Lyons Redstone Museum with displays of many artifacts from the Lyons area. McAllister Saloon, 1881 450 Main Street Once a popular saloon, the building has served several different uses while still retaining two much loved oval paintings by Newt Thomas, a well known 1890s Lyons artist. Look carefully at the art, carefully preserved on the building's west wall, and you'll note a bullet hole in one painting ­ the result of a gunfight that broke out over a hundred years ago. The building now hosts Cilantro Mary, a highly regarded Mexican restaurant. Lyons Depot, 1881 430 5th Avenue Now Lyons Depot Library, this building was the old depot where trains deposited hundreds of Front Range residents for summer picnics in Lyons' beautiful Meadow Park or for a day's outing in secluded glens along the river. The depot was also the transfer point for train travelers who then boarded a fleet of old Stanley Steamer autos for trips up the canyon to Estes Park. Lyons General Store, 1884 426 High Street Today this is the combined residence and retail store for Ralston Bros. Antiques. It was originally the home of town founder E.S. Lyon, then became T.J. Thorne's General Store with a blacksmith and wagon shop located on the east side of the building. Christine Ralston now carries on business and life on this historic property.

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Sites Milk House, 1885 4089 Ute Highway (East Main Street) John Sites, one of the first farmers of the St. Vrain Valley, operated a dairy east of Lyons. His milk production was cooled by spring water that ran right through the milk house into a raspberry patch on the other side of the building. The old Milk House is now on private property. Dynamite Storage Building, 1890 427 High Street This small sandstone block building was once used to store dynamite for the quarry workers. The Town Council, concerned about keeping explosives in a combined residential and commercial area, finally insisted the dynamite be moved to the quarries. During another period a chemical mixture was processed in the building to produce the gas that was piped throughout town to fuel gaslight fixtures. Now the building is used for storage. Chisholm Home, circa 1890 425 Seward Street Once used as an old blacksmith shop and small residence, the full structure has been converted to living quarters for the current occupant. The building features a highly effective early form of insulation based on logical design ­ it is constructed with dual stone walls 18 inches thick, with an air pocket between. Jensen Home, circa 1890 413 Seward Street This small two story home built from local stone has always been a private residence. Beautiful and unique, it demonstrates the combination of fine craftsmanship and Lyons sandstone.

General Store, circa 1890 415 Main Street This two story building originated as a general store with private living quarters upstairs, and still functions as combined work and residential quarters. The current owner of this exquisite sandstone building operates South Creek, LTD, one of the world's most distinguished fabricators of custom bamboo fly rods. The Original Livery, circa 1890 418 High Street The core of this building was constructed by E.S. Lyon, the founder of our town. In the years that followed, subsequent additions and alterations changed its appearance. It is now home to The White Lion, a gift shop. Montgomery Home, circa 1890 409 Seward Street Another unique home built by Lyons stonemasons from sandstone quarried from the hills above town, this building has been a private residence ever since it was constructed. Crona Building, circa 1895 431 Main Street Physician E.S. Crona constructed this building to house his family upstairs and his Longs Peak Drug Store on the street level. Over the next century the Crona Building contained general stores owned by a series of people, including Dr. Crona himself, eating establishments, florists and a candy store. Renovated in 2009-2010, the original wooden balcony has been replaced by a metal one and the street level is now occupied by the Barking Dog Café. The upper floor offers upscale rental offices under the name Balcony Office Suites. Old Stone Church, 1894 4th and High Street Built in 1894 for $3,147 using sandstone quarried from the nearby canyon walls, this was one of the first of Lyons' landmark buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Now operated as the Old Stone Church, the congregation

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includes many Lyons families with roots that penetrate several generations into the town's past. Montgomery School, 1917 Ute Highway (66) and N. 53rd Street Built in 1917 by the Loukonen and Gross families, this old building has 14-inch thick walls and was used as a school until the 1950s. It is now a private residence. Turner-Stevens Building, 1917 401 Main Street Formerly housing the Bank of Lyons, the building is now occupied by the Art Bank and Left Hand Trading Co.

The Shelter House, circa 1930 Meadow Park Built using river rock, cement and a wooden frame, the shelter house has since been restored and remodeled for use by visitors to Meadow Park. Now residents and visitors can enjoy the protection of the shelter for picnics and gatherings. Lyons Community Church, 1905 Main Street The little white church on the corner, now in its second century, is not only a place of worship. In recent years is has emerged as a gathering place for meetings, concerts and other community events. It can be cut and split to incredibly close tolerance and requires no surface finish to protect against the weather. This makes it the ideal construction and decorative material to use indoors and out on buildings designed for a long lifespan. Local quarryman Mike Loukonen compares them to more transitory commercial buildings and says, "Colleges and churches are prime customers for Lyons stone. Those institutions have a deep sense of history. So they build their buildings to last." That's why Lyons Sandstone was recently used to build two monuments that will remain on the forefront of our nation's consciousness for generations: the 9/11 World Trade Center Memorial in New York and at the memorial at the site of the 9/11 crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In addition to its presence in historic buildings, throughout Lyons you will see our rock used creatively in many ways, including building blocks, retaining walls, patios and

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The Stone Industry in Quarry Town, Colorado

Over the years local stone was used by local people to build local buildings. That's natural and logical. It is only part of the story ­ the obvious part. The rest of the story is astonishing: stone from Quarry Town, Colorado was used to construct major public buildings and elite private residences in New York, Boston, Washington DC and other big cities in the East! The sandstone our quarrymen have been pulling from the earth for over a century has been used on fine, enduring buildings throughout the world. The reason? Lyons Sandstone is the best there is! Unlike much of the sandstone quarried elsewhere on this planet, our stone has distinct advantages: it is very hard, fine-grained, structurally strong and exceptionally durable. Contractors and architects know Lyons Sandstone is inherently beautiful, maintenance free and incredibly long-lasting

PHOTO BY NATE KENWORTHY

Red and buff-colored sandstone slabs await shipment at a Lyons stoneyard.

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sidewalks, lawn furniture and public artwork of all sizes distributed throughout the town. Much of the sandstone art was created and donated by the Vasquez family and Blue Mountain Stone. In a 2007 interview, Manny Vasquez said the most fun he has from the business is to drive by completed projects that have artfully integrated Lyons Sandstone with architecture, Lyons Sandstone will be used to build the 9/11 like the 29th World Trade Center Memorial in New York Street Mall in Boulder. Speaking of public art made from sandstone he said, "After all the years of hard work, we are now able to give back to our community and make our little town a little nicer to look at." Lyons Sandstone was first recognized as construction material in 1873, when Chester Smead, an early settler, quarried the first rock from what is now Meadow Park. He shipped it to Longmont for use as a sidewalk to connect Central School with the Congregational Church. Quarrying remained a sideline business for the early farmers. Then Edward S. Lyon purchased some land to raise crops and cattle. This is how an industry was born! Examining the sandstone outcroppings on his property, he concluded that rock could be more valuable than cabbage and beef. Within a year Farmer Lyon had become Quarryman Lyon. His rock crop

The Old Stone Church, built in 1894 of sandstone quarried from the nearby canyon walls.

generated such high demand that the Denver, Utah and Pacific Railroad opened national distribution channels by installing a new track from Lyons to the Longmont railhead. Soon the quarry business was booming. Lyons Sandstone began to pave sidewalks in rapidly developing Eastern and

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Midwestern cities. Our community was on its way to becoming Quarry Town, Colorado. By 1890 hundreds of miners worked for seven different quarry companies in the Lyons valley. Our unique red stone was on its way to being used all over the world. Lyons quickly developed into one of the largest stone producing areas in the United States. Other quarries named Beech Hill and Nolan were opened northeast of town. Today the Lyons stone industry continues to be a small group of familyowned quarries and stone yards. Most concentrate on wholesale distribution. Some have been handed down through several generations. Loukonen Brothers Stone, the oldest of the group, was founded by John Fanciful sandstone "eggs" greet visitors to Lyons' Bohn Park. Gust Loukonen, a tanner by trade, who crossed the Atlantic from Finland in 1890. Stopping first in Minnesota, he learned of the stone business in Colorado, and moved to Beech Hill. In 1895, Loukonen purchased the quarries on Beech Hill for $10,000, an enormous sum in those days. Nevertheless, he and his quarry were so productive that he was able to pay for his investment in under 2 years. Today the family business is operated by grandchildren Mike, Dean, Ken, Kathy, Cynthia and John. In the 1920s, recently invented concrete emerged as a construction alternative, undercutting the popularity of Lyons Sandstone. According to Dean Loukonen, "Cement nearly blew out the bottom of the stone business from the 20s until the post-war building boom of the 40s. Then things went back to normal." Even with that temporary slump, the stone business is the historic lifeblood of this community. Referring to his father and uncle, the legendary Leonard Loukonen and his brother Reino, Mike recalled, "My dad and uncle always looked out for the working people. During tough winters, when there was little activity in the quarry, they carried many of them financially. In fact, a number of the stone companies and stoneworkers in Lyons got their start from my father and uncle. Our family traditions seemed to become community traditions." The brothers acknowledge the industry is changing. There was a time when each quarry shipped trailer load after trailer load each day to construction sites throughout the nation and the world. Now the emphasis may be shifting to lower volume for more decorative and refined uses. Lyons quarrymen, long known for their innovation, are beginning to apply technologies long used on marble and granite. They intend for this approach to generate new uses of Lyons Sandstone with a greater range of uses and even higher perceived value. The tradition continues.

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Notable Neighbors

By The Custodians of Conventional Wisdom Lyons is a town that's more like a neighborhood. Lyons folk hike the same trails, hang out in the same parks and cheer together for local teams. We say "hi" at the local coffee shops and when we pick up mail at the Post Office each day. We run into each other at festivals and concerts, at church and other town gatherings. We learn a great deal about each other through encounter and observation. As in most small towns, this acquired knowledge is then enriched by a bit of well-intended speculation. Emerging from the limitations of rigid fact to a more flexible and open-ended state, our knowledge evolves into what is loosely termed "Conventional Wisdom." So what happened over a cup of coffee one morning in 2008? Five business owners (and known custodians of Conventional Wisdom) were discussing the fact that some of our neighbors are really notable, if not outright famous. True, there are no Nobel Prize winners, or even nominees, living here. But we secretly suspect the four who reside down the road in Boulder would rather live in Lyons. Thinking along those lines that February morning, we began to doubt any American town of 1800 residents has the kind of High Achievers that have become our neighbors. It was then easy to decide that this heretofore unnoticed characteristic deserves a page in the Lyons Chamber of Commerce Guide. This is that page. Not to put too fine a point on the obvious, but writing this is a team effort. We're not reporters or biographers or even fact checkers. Moreover, we don't want to work too hard at the task. So we decided to go with Conventional Wisdom. It nicely describes people we're proud to call our Notable Neighbors. What follows is 95% factual, give or take a bit. But it's our truth, and we're stickin' with it!

She not only coauthored several books with her husband and provided the award-winning photographs that adorn them, she wrote a number of books of her own. Want a bamboo fly rod, handcrafted to your custom specifications? The Master lives in Lyons, where he produces some of the best custom fly rods in the world. Of course, you'll have to order and make a large down payment today. And you'll wait five years for delivery. Only about four dozen rods can be produced at the Master's level of quality each year. Every one is a superb fishing tool, a custom piece of art, a keepsake and an investment of steadily appreciating value. Our most famous organic gardener is a former journalist whose passion for horticulture spurred her to write ten hugely popular mystery novels within the last decade, each one lauding the virtues of gardening while expressing disapproval of the occasional murder committed near the compost pile or over by the hydrangeas. Equally notable is her late husband, a prize-winning New York Times reporter whose accomplishments include helping track and expose the Watergate fiasco. Another neighbor is a singer songwriter and member of a national bluegrass group with two Grammys in her possession. Known (and awarded) for her mastery of resophonic guitar, slide guitar and pretty much any other guitar variant, she is a much sought after record producer and veteran performer on public radio's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.

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Sometime in the last century or so America dropped the ball and failed to build the definitive national museum to honor the history of our Marine Corps. (Isn't that an odd omission considering the fact that the other services have their own museums and the Marines don't willingly take a back seat to anybody?) Deciding to fill that void, one of our neighbors, a retired Marine officer, teamed up with several of his brethren and raised bazillions of dollars to plan, fund and construct the missing museum. In November 2006, the vast Marine Corps Museum and Heritage Center in Quantico, VA, opened to rave reviews. Fortunately for the Corps, our neighbor continues to serve the institution in a key stewardship role. A world class triathlete and sports drink spokesman lives here, along with a fellow competitor who recently won the Iron Man Triathlon in Hawaii. It's not just a boy's club either ­ a few women triathletic superstars call Lyons home as well. There aren't many clawhammer banjo champions in existence. Naturally, Lyons has one. She's also a highly regarded producer and manager. A multiCONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE 13

Our Neighbors

As a young man, one neighbor held summer jobs ranching and hard-rock mining, both trades being common to our town's history. In time, he traded pickax and branding iron for the pen, became a wordsmith and the long-serving editor of both The Smithsonian and Natural History magazines. He is the author of hundreds of articles and nearly 50 books, both fiction and nonfiction. Bookending an amazing couple (pun noted) is his wife and partner, a journalist and National Geographic photographer with a worldwide lens.

instrumental musician of such renowned skill, she's probably better known in the music industry than in Lyons. For example, she plays bass in a bluegrass Super Group she cofounded with the Grammy winner mentioned earlier. The group has a certain mystery about it because it plays only occasionally. The reason? Several of its members are heavily booked elsewhere because they are international solo stars of the First Magnitude. The kind of people internationally known by their first names. We're not done here ­ she's also a clothing designer with an innovative streak and an exclusive clientele. Among her achievements, this Notable Neighbor recently designed the tour jackets for Sir Paul McCartney and his band. We're proud of the local clown, a Lyons student in whiteface, who was invited to join 41 other clowns from all over the world on an international tour devoted to "Healing Through Humor." Their tour leader? Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, M.D., whose improbable story was turned into a movie starring Robin Williams as Patch. Contemplate the range of experiences that this Notable Neighbor has acquired. At one end she slept on dirt floors in Africa with people whose language she could not speak. Why? So she could establish micro-loan programs in villages where a $50 loan could start a business that would support a family. On the other end of her experience range she dealt with big loans also ­ sometimes quite firmly. There are no dirt floors in presidential palaces on this side of the world where she would negotiate with government leaders, telling them in effect that she would approve or deny hundreds of millions of dollars in World Bank loans (she had that power) depending on whether or not they got their act together and began to recognize human rights and provide services to the poor. How about our classical violinist? She solos on stages throughout the world. She even serves as artistic director of a famed Canadian music festival. Do you think this Julliard grad with an ascendant international classical career could also be a toe-

tapping fiddler? Do you think she loves to play down-home folk and Celtic standards and even released a recording in this genre? You think right. And she's our neighbor. Another Notable! One local lad was twice a state champion in bicycle road racing before his 18th birthday. Training in our hills made him one of the nation's most talented young riders. Now 20 years old and already racing with the pros, he is competing against the best national competition and winning. His boosters say he is heading to France. As in "le Tour de."

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So, the New York Times finally selects the nation's best pale ale, right? We're proud to note that this great brew is crafted right here in Lyons. As if that weren't enough, the brew that made the judges swoon came in a can. (They couldn't believe it either.) Along with several other fine and internationally lauded beers, our local microbrewer was the first to introduce handcrafted beer in a can he lined with polymer to protect the flavor. Food and Wine magazine called it one of the "100 Things You've Got To Try in 2007." We concur.

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Listen to public radio? When Tom and Ray (Click and Clack to the initiated) tell their six million listeners to "call 1-800-CarJunk" the phone is answered in Lyons. A husband and wife and team of locals built the national product and service center for public radio's 800 stations and 28 million listeners. Their company not only hosts Car Talk's online store (The Shameless Commerce Division), it is the national supplier of products bearing the brands of Morning Edition, A Prairie Home Companion, This American Life, All Things Considered, NPR News, Marketplace, Wait, Wait ­ Don't Tell Me and a couple dozen other nationally broadcast radio and TV programs. One local luminary (sadly) isn't in town much. That's because he's off leading trauma teams in exotic and desperate places throughout the world. He trains local officials and provides expert leadership to major global disaster relief efforts. We just wish he had a bit less work to do! Another Lyons man, a distinguished geophysicist at the University of Colorado whose specialty is plate tectonics, is also in demand in countries around the world for his scientific acumen. He's the most successful fishing writer in history. His books, all best sellers,

were produced over the last two decades and the old titles still appear in bookstores alongside the new; at least one book is now in its 20th printing! Get this ­ critics have compared this local writer to Mark Twain, because his knack of making fishing adventures become metaphors for life and love ­ and other matters large and small ­ has earned an international readership, and because he would never write a run-on sentence like this one. Did you know that the world famous Telluride Bluegrass Festival is owned and managed by a Lyons group? And staffed by many of our neighbors? Or that the local who leads the enterprise is one of the nation's most influential music impresarios? His crack team also hosts the award winning Rockygrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Festival and the Festival of the Mabon right here in town! His breathtaking custom built festival site is located in a crook of the St. Vrain River just two blocks from the heart of downtown on Main Street. Many great musicians play and hang out in Lyons because they live here. Because of these festivals, our neighbors join, and are joined by colleagues like Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Joan Baez, Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, David Grisman, Greg Brown, Peter Rowan, Norah Jones, Taj Mahal and the young virtuosos that form the band Nickel Creek. Everything said here may only be Conventional Wisdom, but it is about 98% right. Even without notable residents, we have a diverse and vibrant community that is as rich and colorful and varied as the landscape it inhabits. We also note that people of high achievement usually have great latitude in selecting an ideal place to live. Exercising that freedom, a large number of these luminaries chose to live in this spectacular little town specifically because it is a spectacular little town. We share a super quality of life grounded in the music, art, culture, kids and outdoor activity in a town that's more like a neighborhood. Which brings us back to the starting point of this article. Remember, we were wondering what other neighborhood of 1800 people would have such a concentration of notables. Hot Stone Massage · Pre-Natal & Postpartum Massage Aromatherapy Treatments

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Lyons: A Musical Mecca

By Brian Eyster ­ writer, webmaster, musician and evangelist for the Lyons music scene, with updates by Katherine Weadley "In the past decade, Lyons has emerged as the great bluegrass Mecca of the West." ­ Denver Post, 2007. Wandering into Oskar Blues for Tuesday night's bluegrass jam can be overwhelming: there's a Grammy-winning musician at that table; there's the head of a national booking agency standing by the window; there are several touring musicians trading licks in that corner; over there is an award-winning instrument builder; standing in the hallway is one of the area's top recording studio engineers; and wait, there's your new next-door neighbor playing a... banjo. The high-profile music venues ­ Planet Bluegrass and Oskar Blues ­ may receive most of the public attention. But the real musical treasure of Lyons is behind the scenes: the vibrant community of touring musicians, recording artists, music business executives, fans and neighbors who share a passion for music of all kinds.

PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

Local musicians come together for weekly jam sessions at Oskar Blues.

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With its mission to "serve the local Lyons community and expand the reach of its music across the earth" Redstone Radio streams music from Lyons musicians and the music they love. A local transmitter is in the works to put Lyons music on the local airwaves. Lyons is also a town of devoted amateurs who place a high value on music in the community. Members of the town Board of Trustees are musicians, as are many local business owners. A lively music discussion is equally likely at the coffee shop, bike shop or dog park. The Lyons area Chamber of Commerce presents a Welcome Basket to new neighbors who sign up online. Among the many bounties is a pair of tickets to one of the summer music festivals at Planet Bluegrass, a surefire way to introduce them to the music community. Lyons residents take great pride in music education, with many freelance music teachers working throughout town. The Lyons high school music program is a particular point of pride, as the music director was named one of the state's top teachers by Denver's 9News.

Learning the art of bluegrass bass at the RockyGrass Academy on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch.

Finding Live Music in Lyons

For blues aficionados Lyons' indoor music scene begins with Oskar Blues, a venue Rolling Stone magazine called

Unlike the highly competitive scenes in many major cities, the Lyons music community is uniformly welcoming. Musicians gather weekly for jam sessions ­ bluegrass, blues, and rock ­ at Oskar Blues, on front porches, in the parks and in living rooms and back yards. Sally Van Meter, a Grammy-winning dobro player (and longtime Lyons resident), says "it's like the East Village of New York, when all the poets were living there in the `60s. It almost has that feel because of this great connection we all have." Lyons musicians and residents volunteer their time and expertise to produce intimate community-oriented concerts, dances, and charity performances in local halls and in their own homes. This free sharing of resources helps cultivate a supportive community that attracts new music professionals to town nearly every month.

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For a week before the RockyGrass festival begins, RockyGrass Academy offers opportunities to immerse oneself as an active participant in the world of bluegrass, from small classes to group jamming, vocal coaching, songwriting, and one-on-one instruction.

"the hottest place to be on a Saturday night in Colorado." Oskar Blues presents live local and national touring bands four nights a week, along with the area's best bluegrass jam (Tuesday nights), monthly tribute nights, and occasional concerts from local high school jazz bands. On the east end of town On the Rocks Southern Bistro presents singer-songwriters, country, and open jams in their historic log cabin. The Outlaw Saloon offers karaoke and occasional live country and rock bands. Andrea's Homestead Café presents acoustic singer-songwriters and piano music on the weekends.

Bluegrass and folk artists perform in distinctive community settings, thanks to two volunteer-run organizations. High Street Concerts presents monthly concerts at the intimate Rogers Hall; Backbeat Concerts extends the musical possibilities with eclectic acoustic music at the Lyons Community Church. For a more intimate experience, several residents open their living rooms up to the public for acoustic house concerts from touring singer-songwriters. Meanwhile, The Stone Cup Café presents occasional acoustic concerts in its cozy café setting.

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he people of Lyons, our children and our guests, respond year-round to the music that made our town famous. We mellow-out, we romp and stomp and we do everything in-between while enjoying music by world famous performers and by the neighbor next door ­ often playing together.

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With venues ranging from intimate house concerts to world-renowned music festivals, Lyons has hosted an impressive array of performers ­ from bluegrass to blues, folk to rock `n roll, Grammywinning songwriters to virtuosic instrumentalists. Here are just a few of the artists who have performed in Lyons in recent years: KT Tunstall Kris Kristofferson Alison Krauss & Union Station Chris Isaak Ani DiFranco Yonder Mountain String Band Emmylou Harris Ray LaMontagne Norah Jones Doc Watson Nanci Griffith Arlo Guthrie Natalie MacMaster Earl Scruggs Joan Baez Bruce Hornsby Susan Tedeschi Del McCoury Band Joan Osborne Richie Havens Indigo Girls Randy Newman Missy Higgins John Prine Kasey Chambers Pinetop Perkins Sam Bush & David Grisman Gillian Welch Nickel Creek John Hartford Rosanne Cash Warren Haynes Ricky Skaggs John Paul Jones David Crosby Tim O'Brien ...many, many more

The music moves outdoors each summer as thousands of Festivarians travel to Lyons for the festivals on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch.

Live music, for many, means the energy and camaraderie of organized dances. The Lyons Old-Time Community Dance brings together live bands and professional dance callers during the winter months, while the Red Rock Ramblers attracts dancers, cuers and callers from around the nation every Saturday night during the summer months. Come summer, the music moves outdoors as thousands of Festivarians travel to Lyons for the world-renowned festivals on the Planet Bluegrass Ranch ­ RockyGrass (late-July)

and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (mid-August). Many musicians arrive a full week before the festivals to take part in one of the week-long music workshops ­ The RockyGrass Academy and The Song School. In early June, Sounds of Lyons offers an innovative classical music experience in several intimate venues around town. The Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park hosts free concerts throughout the summer, including the Concerts in the Park series on Thursday evenings.

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hese photos and Ann Ripley's article on the next page spotlight Lyons' growing reputation as a regional center

for the visual arts, a nice counterpart to its reputation as a

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BANJO SCULPTURE BY JACOB LEEUWENBURGH

PHOTO BY JOHN BURKE

PAINTING BY JILL MUSSER

Ars Longa, Vita Brevis*

mentoring aspiring artists in Lyons schools. Art is increasingly becoming a part of life in the town of Lyons' cozy Town Hall, once Lyons, with people of all ages in the act: creating pictures, known for its civic bustle and sober sculptures, fiber art, pottery and the vivid public art that now meetings, has had its image transhas become familiar on the town's streets. Professionals such formed in recent years because of the regular art exhibits sponsored there through the auspices of the Lyons Arts and Humanities Council. But it is far from the only spot where art now flourishes. Beyond the well-established Red Canyon Gallery and Nick Angelo Fine Arts, the town has many locales set up as small galleries, including two coffee shops, the Stone Cup and the Barking Dog. The Ohm Salon & Gallery in its new location at 441 Main Street is a collective endeavor among leaders of the area's arts community. We can expect a "Naked in Lyons" exhibit in 2010 ­ an encore to one of the most popular art events ever staged in Lyons. One of the activities that bind together the efforts of all these artists is the June Studio Tour, which brings folks from far and near to visit homes and studios. They stop in town at various spots, and then travel to Apple Valley Road, where a number of home studios are open to show the collected work Margit Percival created this mosaic shoe chair as part of the Lyons Studio Tour. of artists. The art community's sense of purpose is as Sally and John King, Barbara Stone, Kristine Smock, Jill further developed as people work together on the Clarifier Musser, Carol Rufenach and Cathy Rivers, rub shoulders with Project. This is a large structure from a former wastewater and support the work of the many still-striving amateur artists treatment plant that is being transformed into a piece of and artisans. public art intended to signify peace. It will be covered For artists, with hand-painted tiles, mosaics and masonry. All ages of there is hardly a Lyons people have participated, including schoolchildren more perfect and seniors. place to live, And a new headquarters for art activities is emerging at which may the Walter Self Senior account for why Center. A Friday so many have "salon" is open to all gravitated here who wish to come, in recent years. with experienced They live in a artists often giving a Arist John King has been a driving force in the quiet, beautiful hand to beginners. creation and placement of public art in Lyons. setting, with Professional artists will opportunities hold classes there this galore to practice their craft. For instance, they only need to year, further expandtravel a short distance to the rim of town to grab themselves ing the opportunities Jul Swann, left, owner of the Ohm Salon a spot to "plein-air" paint the back range of the Rockies, a for art education to & Gallery, enjoys the "Naked in Lyons" exhibit with a friend. favorite subject for all Colorado artists. They can achieve a Lyons residents. degree of recognition in this small-town setting that they might never experience in a larger community. They also * "Art is long, life is brief" is truly the motto of many a give back to the town by helping create public art or by dedicated Lyons artist. By Ann Ripley

PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO PHOTO BY CATHY RIVERS COURTESY OF REDSTONE REVIEW

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Lyons: A Newspaper Oasis

Traditional print journalism faces the most Darwinian of propositions: Adapt Or Die Off. Newspaper mastheads are being combined or abandoned. Presses fall silent. Digital vultures circle the weakening survivors. But not in Lyons. Many towns our size, and much larger, do not have a local newspaper of their own. We have TWO. In the following pair of articles the editors of each of our local newspapers comment on the history of their own journal and the role it plays in the life of our community. takes pride in the excellent quality of photographs and attention to detail and accuracy in writing and editing. Many of the writers and editors have won statewide and national awards for their work. The Redstone is a monthly publication which comes out on a Wednesday around the middle of the month. It features color throughout the paper, a large section on arts and entertainment, business news, local and state government news, county issues, features on people and books, coming events, chamber news, obituaries, columnists on politics and current events, Hygiene news and many other issues and features. Part of our success is due to our wonderful staff. John Gierach, notable fly fishing writer, is a columnist, Natalie Costanza Chavez has won many awards for her columns, Eileen Tobin is the layout and design expert, Monica Brooks is the ad designer, Ann Ripley, noted mystery writer, is a contributor. Richard Joyce, VP of Redstone, is a professor of Journalism at CSU Pueblo and Katherine Weadley, Redstone news editor, researcher and librarian, has worked for other newspapers in this area. Sara Neustadtl is our expert copy editor. For more information on Redstone Review go to our website, www.redstonereview.com.

Redstone Review on a Roll

By Susan de Castro McCann Redstone Review Editor LYONS ­ In February 2000 people all over the world finally realized that their computers were not going to crash and destroy all their information just because the year 2000 had too many zeros in it. President Bill Clinton was completing his second term of office then and his wife, Hillary Clinton, was running for a senate seat in New York. Vice President Al Gore was running for president against Governor George Bush, who eventually won the election. And in that same month and year, February, 2000, the Redstone Review published its first issue. It took a year of planning and many local business men and women were consulted to see if the small community of Lyons would support a second newspaper. The weekly newspaper, the Lyons Recorder, had been around for over 80 years. In the end the business consultants helped to push the Redstone forward. A decade later, in February 2010, the Redstone Review celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Many people tell us that they appreciate and enjoy the diversity of stories and local features which the Redstone offers. The Redstone offers an eclectic mix of local, county, state and even some national news and commentary. The paper often presents issues which fly under the radar and are occasionally missed by mainstream media. The Redstone

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Home Town Newspaper Revitalized Under Local Ownership

By Joseph Lekarczyk With the seemingly limitless amounts of information and news now available on the Internet and television for free, traditional newspapers across the country have either gone out of business or had to drastically alter their business model. The Lyons Recorder, the hometown newspaper of record for nearly forty years, was in the same boat. We do have one advantage that the big newspapers in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Los Angeles don't have; if you want to find out what is going on in Lyons, you're not going to hear about it, or read about it from the big guys. Fortunately, enough people in Lyons want to know what is going on in Lyons that we have been able to keep the paper going. Thank you Lyons! The "we" are Lora Gilson and Joseph Lekarczyk, both employees of the Recorder (she on graphics/layout, and he

as staff writer) when it was owned and operated by the prior owners, Gary and Shar Wamsley. A little historical background (as I know it, please forgive me if a few of the facts are a little off, I've only been living in Lyons for five years), when I was cleaning out the old office to make the move to our new location (upstairs from Steamboat Mountain Natural Foods Market) on High Street, I actually found old Recorders from the 1930s with banner headlines "King Edward VIII Abdicates," so the Lyons Recorder goes back decades. But apparently the paper fell on hard times, and shut down for quite awhile. In the early 1970s, Lyons resident Ada Lou Hammans revived the paper, and ran it as a family business until 1981, when she sold it to Walt Kinderman. Kinderman ran the paper right through to the new millennium, when he sold it to a corporation out of Illinois called News Media, who ran the paper, via an office in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In September of 2007, the Wamsleys (Berthoud residents) who wanted to bring back the "local feel," purchased both the Lyons and Berthoud Recorders. Unfortunately, the Berthoud Recorder closed in December of 2009, and the Lyons Recorder was about to suffer the same fate, in early March of 2010. Gilson and Lekarczyk made an offer to purchase the paper, literally five hours after the final edition was put to bed, and managed (with the help of Gary and Shar) to get a paper out the next week. And, we are where we are; three months and counting! We have to thank the residents and business owners who have been so supportive in our attempt to keep a locally owned hometown weekly newspaper in Lyons. We hope that you like what we are doing, and we intend to serve the community for years to come.

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Lyons is justly famed for access to wilderness areas that begin at the town borders. Many of those people who associate Lyons with the Roosevelt National Forest or Rocky Mountain National Park or Heil Ranch fail to notice the wonderful natural assets within the town itself. The people of Lyons make enthusiastic use of five distinctive town parks located within a short stroll of each other. In addition, the town sponsors a number of recreation programs and offers special use permits, including: 34th Annual Good Old Days Festival Lyons Outdoor Games Dog Licenses Permits for Group Use of Parks and Shelters Permits for Camping and Campers Visitors' Center Summer Soccer Camp Summer Kids Kayaking Club Lyons River Run 5K Race Adult Summer Softball Thursday Night Basketball Catch and Release Program and Regulations Sandstone Park located on Broadway in the center of downtown. Sandstone Park features a visitor's center and public restrooms. The visitor's center is staffed by volunteers who assist over 20,000 visitors per year with information about Lyons and the surrounding area. The park plays hosts to the annual Summer Concerts in the Park series on varied Thursday nights in July and August. Dog friendly areas. Lyons Whitewater Park located across from the Black Bear Inn on State Route 36 about one mile east of town. The river has been carefully crafted to provide some of the best kayak water in this part of Colorado.

For information contact: Parks and Recreation Department 432 5th Ave, Lyons CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-8250, Fax: 303-823-8257 Email: [email protected]

Lyons Town Parks

Bohn Park located over the bridge on 2nd Avenue south of Hwy. 36 (Main St.) Bohn Park is just south of the confluence of the North and South St. Vrain Rivers. This beautiful park has lighted ball fields, a playground, fishing ponds, a shelter house and restrooms, picnic area and a fishing Bohn Park ramp for the handicapped. Bohn Park was recognized by the Colorado Lottery for creative use of funds. Dog required to be on leash unless in designated dog park area. Kurt Carlson Skate Park located at the intersection of 5th Ave and Broadway. A favorite of local kids and visitors alike, this small facility near the library is in nearly constant use. Named in honor of a previous Parks Director, Kurt Carlson, for his major contribution on this project, the Skateboard Park was a collaborative effort that began in 1999. It is located on Railroad Ave next to The Lyons Deport Library. Users of this facility should have on file a Town of Lyons Skate Park Release Form and fully understand the rules that are posted. Instructional programming and special events are periodically offered through the department.

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Meadow Park

Meadow Park located in town just west of the intersection of Highway 7 (5th Ave.) and Railroad Ave. Meadow Park is bounded on three sides by the North St. Vrain River and by sandstone cliffs. It features playgrounds, picnic sites, excellent fishing and a horseshoe pitching area. The Old Swimming Hole is the site where many inner-tubers and kayakers enter the water to begin their river trip east. The Meadow Park Shelter House has been declared a historic site. RV camping is available for a small fee. Dog required to be on a leash at all times.

Boulder County Wilderness Areas Directly Adjacent to Lyons

Over eight thousand acres of spectacular Open Space attracts visitors from Front Range communities. This Open Space is divided into two parcels ­ the Hall Ranch and the Heil Valley Ranch.

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Lyons Whitewater Park

Heil Valley Ranch

Located at the southwest edge of town, Heil Valley Ranch consists of 4,923 acres of rugged terrain that has remained relatively undeveloped from prehistoric times through present day. This premier wildlife habitat contains a variety of ecosystems, grasslands, shrublands, woodlands, forests and canyons which supports an abundance of wildlife unparalleled in Boulder County. Albert's squirrels, cottontail rabbits, prairie dogs, marmots, red and gray foxes, mule deer, bobcats, black bears and mountain lions all live here. Heil Valley Ranch is an imporHeil Valley Ranch tant winter range for elk who migrate from the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area ­ the only Front Range herd that annually journeys from the Continental Divide to the Foothills and Plains. Heil is also a breeding habitat for a rich variety of birds. Trails: At the present time Heil Valley Ranch offers almost

15 miles of trail. The 1.3 mile Lichen Trail, is open only to pedestrians. Multiuse trails include the 2.5 mile Wapiti Trail, the 2.6 mile Ponderosa Loop Trail, the 3.0 mile Wild Turkey Trail, and the 5.2 mile Picture Rock Trail. They are open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Because of its importance as a wildlife habitat, dogs are not allowed on this open space property. Facilities: A group shelter, which can accommodate up to 25 people, is available for use on a first-come, first-serve basis. The trailhead also has picnic tables and restrooms. Access: Enter the ranch via a spacious parking area on the west side of CO-7 approx. 1 mile south of town on Route 7. Parking also available at Meadow Park or Sandstone Park and bikers can ride their bikes to the trailhead. Heil Valley Ranch has a south entrance located on Geer Canyon Road off of Left Hand Canyon Road about seven miles south of Lyons on Route 36. History/Geology: The topography of the area is dramatic and complex. It is at the geologically active junction where the Great Plains meets the southern Rocky Mountains. The Lichen Trail provides spectacular views of the upturned sedimentary rock and lichen-covered boulders that are typical of the fault and fracture zone of the Boulder County foothills. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

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Hall Ranch

Located just past the southwest edge of town, Hall Ranch has been heralded as a crucial wildlife habitat. It is home to the tiny ruby-crowned kinglet, golden eagle, great horned owl, Cooper's hawk, night hawk, mountain lion, elk, bighorn sheep, prairie rattlesnake, white-tailed deer, blacktailed prairie dog, coyote, fox, badger and bobcat. Hall Ranch consists of 3,206 acres of backcountry. Because of its importance as a wildlife habitat, Boulder County makes an earnest effort to balance the protection of wildlife with recreational opportunities for citizens. Therefore, dogs are not allowed on this open space. Trails: Hall Ranch provides over 12 miles of multi-use trails. The 3.7 mile Bitterbrush Trail and the 2.2 mile Nelson Loop are open to hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians. Weekend use is high at Hall Ranch and parking is limited. The eastern portion of the property can be extremely hot mid-day during July and August. We recommend early morning or evening use during these months. Access: Entrance approximately 2 miles southwest of downtown Lyons on Route 7. History/Geology: Hall Ranch is located at the interface between the mountains and the plains. The western portion

of the ranch is made up of igneous rock formed more than a billion years ago. The eastern side is composed of more recent, red sedimentary Fountain and Lyons Formations which has been extensively quarried. Many of the buildings on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus were built using stone from these quarries. Hall Ranch The property was the home of the Arapaho and Cheyenne Indian tribes when the settlers arrived. In time, more than 20 different non-native families lived and operated businesses on Hall Ranch. These families prospected, farmed and quarried sandstone. If you travel on the Nelson Loop Trail, you will be in the historic Antelope Parks area which was originally

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homesteaded by Rich Clark in 1890. In 1922, the homestead was purchased by the Nelson Family. In the mid-1940s, Hallyn and June Hall bought the property, and for more than 50 years it was a working ranch. Boulder County Parks and Open Space bought the property in 1993 shortly after the passage of the 0.25% open space sales tax.

Get roped into climbing in Lyons

By Katherine Weadley Climbing is one of the world's fastest growing sports and Lyons has a rock for everyone. Just three miles from downtown Lyons in the South St. Vrain Canyon are some of the best and least populated climbing routes in Colorado. The undiscovered South St. Vrain Canyon offers quick and easy approaches to the routes as well as a huge variety of solid granite climbs. These climbs are eclectic and there is a route for every style and every level. This canyon offers both traditional routes (where equipment is placed as you climb) and sport routes (bolts are established on the route). There are family-friendly climbs such as "Little Flatiron Left," which is a rated an easy 5.6 (the higher the second number the harder it gets) and then there are much harder climbs. The adrenaline pumping 200 foot high "Long December" route is rated at 5.11a and is an excellent route for advanced climbers. Bernard Gillett's 2009 book Climbing the St. Vrain Canyons documents many of the routes available in Lyons. Some routes put up by locals aren't in the book, but finding a local that knows the routes and is willing to share isn't hard in friendly Lyons. Just ask around. For those who prefer professional guides The Boulder Rock Club offers certified guides who are happy to take anyone climbing in this area. Bouldering (climbing without ropes but not usually as high) is another popular part of climbing and Lyons offers a lot of opportunities for this in and around town. So avoid the crowds of the usual places and check out something new in the South St. Vrain Canyon. The climbs are just as epic and there is still a lot of undiscovered rock. for your dog as there are no sources of ground water in the Rabbit Mountain Wilderness Area. Button Rock Preserve: A quiet river valley about 7 miles west of Lyons with plenty of back country fishing opportunities including Button Rock Reservoir. Trails within Button Rock Preserve offer scenic views and also enable anglers to access many backcountry fishing locations. From Lyons follow Highway 36 towards Estes Park for 4 miles. Turn left at County Road 80/Longmont Dam Road and continue for 3 miles. Park along the road before the gate.

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Picture Rock Trail

Picture Rock Trail is the newest addition to the Lyons Trail System, and connects the Hall Ranch trails and Heil Valley Ranch trails. It is a 10-mile single track out and back trail, open to bikes, hikers and horses only. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. This trail is technical and includes switchbacks, rock features and a moderate elevation gain. It is not recommended for beginners. Access: The trailhead is located just outside of Lyons via CO-7 to Old St.Vrain Rd., and .3 miles up Red Gulch. Parking is allowed in designated parking area only. Spaces for horse trailers. It is also accessible from any of the local parks. Facilities: Public restrooms. No water.

Boulder County Wilderness Areas Within a Few Miles of Lyons

Rabbit Mountain Open Space: 2,888 acres of backcountry containing over 5 miles of multiuse trails on the north side of Route 66 approximately two miles east of Lyons. Rabbit Mountain is known for its interesting geologic features and Indian teepee rings. Picnic tables are available and dogs are allowed but must be leashed. Carry water

Button Rock Preserve

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Preferred Day Trip Destination

Folks fortunate enough to live in Colorado's Front Range regard Lyons as a favorite place to hang out. This reputation is rooted in the town's restaurants, music scene and extraordinary outdoor recreation opportunities. We also host a huge range of events that attract crowds large and small. In this two-part article you will find a summary of our town's Signature Attractions followed by a partial Community Calendar of activities scheduled each month. Centurion Cycling, July 17 & 18, 2010 This is a new Lyons event ­ three different amateur bike races of 25 miles (flatland), 50 miles (mountains) and 100 miles (even more mountains) will begin and end in Lyons Bohn Park. This new event has national significance and is expected to draw a couple thousand bicycling enthusiasts participants and spectators ­ to Lyons. Check it out at www.centurioncycling.com. Sandstone Park Summer Concert Series, Thursday evenings at 6:30, July 22 ­ August 26, 2010 Come and enjoy live music in beautiful Raul Vasquez Community Stage in Sandstone Park. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner. This series is free to the public. Lyons Duck Race, September 11, 2010 Sixth Annual Duck Race benefitting Lyons Parks, Recreation Department and local Lyons Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Prizes awarded for the first ducks crossing the finish line on the St. Vrain River. For more information contact the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events, 303823-8250. Spooktacular, October 30, 2010 The annual family costume parade through the town's business district with a community dance, hayrack rides and extravagant trick or treating as the town's downtown merchants stay open to give goodies to kiddies. For more information contact the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events, 303-823-8250. Holiday Parade of Lights and Fireworks Show, December 4, 2010 This event includes a parade of Christmas floats down Main Street, live music in Sandstone Park and a great fireworks show in the hills above town. For more information contact the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events, 303-823-8250. Lyons Community Montessori, 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration and Fundraiser, April 19, 2011 Students of Lyons Community Montessori perform their annual Earth Day play at Sandstone Park. Information www.lyonscommunitymontessori.com. Square Dancing every Saturday night, June through Labor Day The best callers and cuers come to Lyons for fun and fellowship with dancers from throughout the nation. Rounds at

Signature Events

Sounds of Lyons, June 5-6, 2010; June 3-5, 2011 Lyons hosts an annual classical music festival ­ a weekend celebration that always promises exceptional musical experiences. Programs are varied, performers are highly accomplished and the event's reputation for excellence and fun has become regional. For information, go to www.soundsoflyons.com. Lyons Outdoor Games, June 11 ­ June 13, 2010 Dozens of the country's top professional kayakers, mountain bikers and skateboarders will compete in the 7th incarnation of this annual event. The weekend includes rodeos for all levels, a boater cross, a downriver race, a slalom race, as well as various mountain bike and BMX bike competitions and other adventure sports exhibitions. Fly fishers, skateboarders, and chainsaw carvers will showcase their talents, while dog-lovers exhibit the aptitude of their well-trained pets. The event begins with a kick-off party in Sandstone Park, sponsored by Oskar Blues. BBQ and the brewery's signature Dale's Pale Ale will be served. This is a great chance for spectators to observe the sport of whitewater kayaking streamside and for bikers to enjoy our mountain bike trails. For more information contact the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events, 303-823-8250; www.lyonsoutdoorgames.com Good Old Days Celebration, June 25 ­ 26, 2010 Music, food, and fun for the entire family in Downtown Lyons featuring the "Midway on High Street" consisting of music on the Main Stage, food and beer garden, games and rides, street dance and plenty of food vendors and entertainers. The Art Fair in Sandstone Park will be all new this year, as will the Little Lyons Pets on Parade. Good Old Days favorites like the softball tournament, Lyons River Run 5K, pancake breakfast, talent show, and Kid Space will all be returning. For more information contact the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events, 303-823-8250.

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7:45 p.m., squares from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. Lyons Elementary School gym at 4th and Stickney. For information contact LaVern Johnson 303.823.6692 or 303.710.0499. High Street Concerts, monthly during October ­ May This volunteer-run non-profit concert series is typical of the activity in our town. Held in the cozy, smoke-free Rogers Hall on High Street in Lyons ­ a venue which one attendee described as "like they were playing in my living room." Call 303-823-6433 or email [email protected] Planet Bluegrass Events, throughout the year Presenting the finest acoustic music on this or any other planet in breathtakingly exquisite outdoor settings. Events include Rockygrass Festival (July), Rocky Mountain Folks Festival (August), Telluride Bluegrass Festival (June ­ but in Telluride, not in Lyons), and year-round concerts in the 300-seat Wildflower Pavilion in Lyons. Visit www.bluegrass.com or call 303-823-0849 for info. Oskar Blues Music Events, throughout the year The music room beneath the great restaurant and brew pub, and sometimes the stage within the dining room itself, features great live music most nights ­ especially Saturdays. Jazz, Blues, Rock, Blues, Folk, Blues, Country, Blues, Classical (not)... it's all there, live on stage year `round. Info about this week's presentations at http://www.oskarblues.com/music/ or call 303-823-6685. Trout Fishing, throughout the year The editors know that trout fishing is a solitary endeavor rather than a community activity. But since this article describes reasons people visit Lyons in large numbers, we must mention developments in the town's trout streams. Lyons is committed to proper fish management. Trout within town limits are protected by a catch and release ordinance and programs are underway for stocking fish in large numbers and upgrading structure to provide more sustainable habitat. This is the first stage of a multi-year program to make our portion of the St.Vrain River into one of the best trout streams in the Front Range.

June 5 ­ 6: Sounds of Lyons Lyons hosts an annual classical music festival ­ a weekend celebration that always promises exceptional musical experiences. Programs are varied, performers are highly accomplished and the event's reputation for excellence and fun has become regional. For information, go to www.soundsoflyons.com. June 11 ­ 13: Lyons Outdoor Games Festival on the St. Vrain River with kayak races, water rodeos, food, games and more! Brought to you by the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events (303823-8250) and a host of local sponsors. Lyons Redstone Museum The history of Lyons is displayed in the town's 1881 schoolhouse. Hours: June ­ Sept., Mon ­ Sat. 9:30 a.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. and Sun. 12:30 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. Call 303-823-5271 or 303823-6692. Website: www.lyonsredstonemuseum.com Square Dancing every Saturday night, June through Labor Day The best callers and cuers come to Lyons for fun and fellowship with dancers from throughout the nation. Rounds at 7:45 p.m., squares from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. Lyons Elementary School gym at 4th and Stickney. For information contact LaVern Johnson 303.823.6692 or 303.710.0499. June 25 ­ 26: Lyons Good Old Days A community celebration with carnival, arts and crafts, live entertainment, food and beer garden, softball tournament, parade and more! 303-823-8250 or 303-823-5215. Check http://lyons-colorado.com/goodolddays/index.htm. June 27: Lyons 5K River Run Run along the St. Vrain River through scenic vistas of Lyons. Brought to you by the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events (303-823-8250) and a host of local sponsors. More information at http://lyonscolorado.com/river_run/index.htm. JULY 2010 Every Saturday: The Lyons Outdoor Market Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 446 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540. Paintings, wine tasting, jewelry, photographs, fair trade goods, food, unique retailers, massage, psychic readings, candles, and music. www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com July 18 ­ 22: RockyGrass Academy For a week before the RockyGrass Festival begins (see below), Planet Bluegrass offers the opportunity to immerse yourself as an active participant in the world of bluegrass. From small classes with world-class professional musicians,

Partial 2010/2011 Community Calendar

JUNE 2010 Every Saturday: The Lyons Outdoor Market Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 446 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540. Paintings, wine tasting, jewelry, photographs, fair trade goods, food, unique retailers, massage, psychic readings, candles, and music. www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com.

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to sessions on group jamming, vocal coaching, songwriting, one-on-one instruction, and a broad variety of electives including learning fiddle tunes, practice techniques, writing instrumentals, accompaniment, improvisation, and musical history. Evenings feature band scrambles, barbecues, and plenty of jamming for novice through advanced ability levels. Many Academy students return year after year, creating long-term relationships with budding musicians from all over the world. More information at www.bluegrass.com/rga/ July 23 ­ 25: 38th Annual RockyGrass Festival The annual RockyGrass Festival in Lyons brings together multiple generations of bluegrass legends to the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO. The lineup for the summer festival, held July 23 ­ 25, includes headliners Steve Earle and the Bluegrass Dukes, Hot Rize, Earl Scruggs, Del McCoury Band and many, many more along the wooded banks of the St. Vrain River. Planet Bluegrass Ranch, 500 West Main, Lyons, CO 80540. www.bluegrass.com/rockygrass. Every Saturday: Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dances The Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dance Club. 51st year of summer Saturday square dancing at the Lyons Elementary gym, 4th and Stickney, in Lyons, Colorado. Dances will be held every Saturday night through Labor day. Rounds at 7:45 p.m., squares from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. All dancers as well as spectators welcome The Saturday night dances include a square dance to a popular/professional caller. Call 303-823-6692 for information. Lyons Redstone Museum The history of Lyons is displayed in the town's 1881 schoolhouse. Pictures, displays, genealogy, gift shop. Call 303-8235271 or 303-823-6692. Website: www.lyonsredstonemuseum.com. Hours: June ­ Sept., Mon ­ Sat. 9:30 a.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. and Sun. 12:30 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. AUGUST 2010 Every Saturday: The Lyons Outdoor Market Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 446 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540. Paintings, wine tasting, jewelry, photographs, fair trade goods, food, unique retailers, massage, psychic readings, candles, and music. www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com. August 6: Punt, Pass and Kick Contest Held at Lyons High School. Sponsored by Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events. 6 p.m., 303-8238250, www.townoflyons.com

August 8 ­ 12: The Song School Imagine a place where you can explore and grow every aspect of your songwriting and creativity: melody, lyrics, performance, voice, story, guitar techniques. A place where you receive professional feedback, music business and recording tips. Imagine a place where songwriters from around the country are with you ­ ranging from people who are just beginning to write or sing to professionals with busy tour schedules and including everybody in between. Imagine all this learning and sharing taking place within a dynamic riverfront community where the most important goal is to help each other take the next creative step. More information at www.bluegrass.com/songschool/ August 13 ­ 15: 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival The 20th annual "summit on the song" brings together many of the world's greatest songwriters ­ from folk to rock to country ­ for 3 days of performances, workshops, and relaxing in the St. Vrain River as it meanders through the Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. Preliminary 2010 lineup: John Prine, Michelle Shocked, Ani DeFranco, David Wilcox, Darrell Scott, Greg Brown, Dala, Marc Cohen, The Waifs, and more. Planet Bluegrass Ranch, 500 West Main, Lyons, CO 80540, www.folksfestival.com. Every Saturday: Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dances The Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dance Club. 51st year of summer Saturday square dancing at the Lyons Elementary gym, 4th and Stickney, in Lyons, Colorado. Dances will be held every Saturday night through Labor day. Rounds at 7:45 p.m., squares from 8:15 to 10:30 p.m. All dancers as well as spectators welcome The Saturday night dances include a square dance to a popular/professional caller. Call 303-823-6692 for information. Lyons Redstone Museum The history of Lyons is displayed in the town's 1881 schoolhouse. Pictures, displays, genealogy, gift shop. Call 303-8235271 or 303-823-6692. Hours: June ­ Sept., Mon ­ Sat. 9:30 a.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. and Sun. 12:30 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. Website: www.lyonsredstonemuseum.com SEPTEMBER 2010 Every Saturday: The Lyons Outdoor Market Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 446 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540. Paintings, wine tasting, jewelry, photographs, fair trade goods, food, unique retailers, massage, psychic readings, candles, and music. www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com.

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September 11: Lyons Duck Race Sixth Annual Duck Race benefiting Lyons Parks, Recreation and Cultural Department and local Lyons Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts. Prizes awarded for the first ducks crossing the finish line on the St. Vrain River. Brought to you by the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events (303-823-8250) and a host of local sponsors. Through September: Lyons Redstone Museum The history of Lyons is displayed in the town's 1881 schoolhouse. Pictures, displays, genealogy, gift shop. Call 303-8235271 or 303-823-6692. Hours: June ­ Sept., Mon ­ Sat. 9:30 a.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. and Sun. 12:30 p.m. ­ 4:30 p.m. Website: www.lyonsredstonemuseum.com OCTOBER 2010 October 2 & 9: The Lyons Outdoor Market Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 446 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540. Paintings, wine tasting, jewelry, photographs, fair trade goods, food, unique retailers, massage, psychic readings, candles, and music. www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com. October 3: Red Rock Scramble Walk/Run Experience the beautiful scenery of Lyons while participating in this event that benefits the Colorado Indian Bar Association Student Scholarship Fund. Begins at 10 a.m., 303.823.8470 or www.coloradoindianbar.org. Contact David Selden if you would like to volunteer, 303-447-8760 x142 or [email protected] October 24: Lyons Spooktacular Halloween Parade and Downtown Trick-or-Treating Fun for the whole family! Costume parade, downtown trickor-treating, community dance and hayrack rides. Brought to you by the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events, 303-823-8250. NOVEMBER 2010 November 21: Parade of Lights Fundraiser/ Stone Cup Pie Bake Sale Fundraiser Fourth Annual Pie Bake-off to be held at the Stone Cup. Pies for Thanksgiving with proceeds benefiting the Holiday Parade of Lights. Brought to you by the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events, 303-823-8250. DECEMBER 2010 December 4: Lyons Holiday Parade of Lights and Fireworks Show Spectacular annual event including parade, fireworks and live music in Sandstone Park. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Brought to you by the Lyons Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events (303-823-8250) and a host of local sponsors.

December, Date TBA: Lyons Golden Gang Holiday Bazaar Will take place at Odd Fellows Hall, 4th and High St. in Lyons, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be handmade crafts for sale, a chili lunch, homemade tamales, and a bake sale. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and all proceeds go to benefit Lyons Golden Gang, a tax exempt nonprofit organization. December 4 ­ 5: 36th Annual Lyons Holiday Bazaar Handmade arts and crafts benefiting the Lyons Depot Library. 303-823-5165. APRIL 2011 April 19: Lyons Community Montessori, 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration and Fundraiser Students of Lyons Community Montessori perform their annual Earth Day play at Sandstone Park. Information www.lyonscommunitymontessori.com. MAY 2011 Every Saturday: The Lyons Outdoor Market Paintings, wine tasting, jewelry, photographs, fair trade goods, food, unique retailers, massage, psychic readings, candles, and music. www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com. May, Dates TBA: Concerts at the Wildflower Pavilion. Spring concert line-up to be announced. Check website for details, http://www.wildflowerpavilion.com, or call 303-823-0848 May, Date TBA: Golf "Fore" the Lyons Community Foundation JUNE 2011 June 3 ­ 5: Sounds of Lyons Lyons hosts an annual classical music festival ­ a weekend celebration that always promises exceptional musical experiences. Programs are varied, performers are highly accomplished and the event's reputation for excellence and fun has become regional. For information, go to www.soundsoflyons.com.

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By Ann Ripley

Biking has become enormously popular in Lyons. For example, residents of Apple Valley Road, who continually avoid bikers from both directions, including those with babies in biker carriages behind, have even considered re-naming the street "Apple Valley Bike Trail." Better bicycle paths along highways helped spur this sport, attracting hundreds from Boulder and other parts to enjoy the Apple Valley and South St. Vrain Road loops. Folks on mountain bikes have an exciting challenge on the trails on Hall and Heil Ranches. Two bicycle shops in town cater to these enthusiasts, who love to hang out and cool down at the Stone Cup and the Barking Dog. (Proprietors there have small tools to lend those with ailing bikes.) There are even family bike rides in town in good weather. Local bikers' latest dream is for Boulder County to complete the land acquisition to make possible an off-road bike trail between Lyons and Boulder.

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Lyons as Base Camp: Attractions and Activities Within 30 Minutes of Lyons

By Katherine Weadley Let Lyons serve as your base camp while you explore the attractions and activities of the Front Range. Numerous and unique attractions are available in every direction from Lyons. This is a sample of what is available within 30 minutes of Lyons. WEST Big Elk Meadows offers mountain biking, hiking trails and bouldering just 10 miles west of Lyons on Highway 36 towards Estes. Turn left on County Road 47 and after two miles park your car. Button Rock Preserve and Ralph Price Reservoir provide a wonderful fishing and hiking experience in a wildlife preserve atmosphere. A fishing permit is required. Take 36 west and turn left on County Road 80 and follow the dirt road until it dead ends at the entrance gate. The Town of Estes Park is the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park from the east. The downtown area is full of shopping and restaurants and the Colorado Elk Festival. Hermit Park Open Space is two miles southeast of Estes Park and offers camping and the Kruger Rock Trail with 360 degree views including Estes Valley and the Never Summer Mountains. Lions Gulch Trail offers history buffs a glimpse at homesteads with interpretive signs along the trail. Rocky Mountain National Park offers 359 miles of trails and 200 backcountry and five drive-in campgrounds, plus endless wildlife and the Continental Divide. SOUTHWEST Allenspark, at an elevation of 8,521 feet, sits at the Rocky Mountain National Park's southeast corner, along the breathtaking Peak-to-Peak Scenic Byway. Allenspark offers horseback riding and many hiking trails. EAST The Agricultural Heritage Center is also known as the Lohr/McIntosh Farm. It offers tours which explain the history of the farm between 1900 and 1925. The site is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. Admission is free. It is located at 8348 Ute Highway. Longmont's Hover Home is a 6,000 square foot late Tudor Revival home constructed for Charles and Katherine Hover. This home is part of the National Register Historic District being preserved for the community by the St. Vrain Historical Society. Tours are available.

Kinetic Sculpture Challenge a unique and popular race between homemade land-and-water craft at Longmont's Union Reservoir in late August. This event also offers food and bands. The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center in south Longmont features four exhibit galleries, three classrooms for special events and programs and public art. Experience skydiving with Mile-Hi Skydiving Center, the only full time skydiving training facility within 100 miles of the Denver metro area. They provide a variety of experiences Rhythm on the River is a two-day festival in Longmont usually held in early July celebrating the environment, art and music using interactive components. SOUTH Celestial Seasonings in Boulder offers free 45 minute tours of their state-of-the art production plant every day year-round. They have a tea room and art gallery as well. At Chautauqua Park, a National Historic Landmark, you'll find the Chautauqua Dining Hall and miles of trails including views of the Flatirons. Rangers offer guided hikes on 40 acres, and concerts and films are held in the auditorium throughout the summer. The park is free to visit. Dushanbe Tea House was a commemorative gift from Boulder's sister city Dushanbe in Tajikistan. It is a restaurant and, of course, a tea house with an elegant afternoon tea service. Hot air balloons float over Boulder County through Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Company. Year round rides provide views of the plains, mountains and wildlife. University of Colorado at Boulder offers walking tours of its campus led by student guides year round at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Don't miss the CU Art Musuem, CU Heritage Center, Fiske Planetarium, and the University Memorial Center with its restaurants and college book store. NORTH Benson Sculpture Garden in Loveland currently has 130 pieces of sculpture on permanent display in the park. Each August the Loveland High Plains Arts Council hosts its Sculpture in the Park event with sculptors exhibiting from around the world. Loveland Museum Gallery exhibits local history through permanent and temporary displays. The museum offers programs and children's events.

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Something is Always Brewing

A friend suggested this article. Speaking of passengers in cars zipping down Main Street on their way to the High Country, she said, "They'd be surprised at the neat things that happen right here in Lyons. Do a story about that for the Guide Book." We liked the idea. So the following list illustrates that something is always brewing in Lyons by compiling examples submitted by Nick Angelo, John Burke, Ellen Hine, John O'Brien, Jonelle Tucker and Jacque Watson. Exercising editor's privilege we offer the following as our favorite suggestion: "Living where other people would have to pay a lot of money to vacation." In reviewing all submissions we noticed two things: 1) Despite different writing styles, examples fell into common groupings. So we decided to present them that way. 2) We expected emphasis to be on big events. Lyons is known throughout the Front Range for its music festivals, the Outdoor Games, Good Old Days, the High Street Concert Series, the Harvest Festival, the annual Softball Tournament and so many other large, heavily-trafficked attention-getting activities. We expected comments about those major activities. So we were surprised and then delighted to see that our neighbors submitted examples of small incidents and personal satisfactions. Apparently what's really brewing in Lyons is quality of life.

Community

· Knitting with friends on Wednesdays at the Stone Cup, knowing that if you were really in need, someone would be there to lend a hand. · 30 minute walks and runs that sometimes melt into hours, because we have to stop and visit along the way. · Coffee and conversations at The Dog. · Feeling a surge of pride as the gun goes off and VFW vet-

Music

· Leaving work on winter evenings and smelling wood smoke in the crisp air and enjoying the sounds of music coming from local eateries. · Music festivals are my favorite. They are safe for kids and there is nothing better to sooth the soul. They rejuvenate me. · The obvious things like the best music, anywhere, July and August Planet Bluegrass especially, but all year too! Concerts at Rogers Hall, Oskar's, Concerts in the Park. You can't beat the music. · Tuesday night jams at Oskar Blues are always a blast.

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erans lead the parade through town. · People of all walks of life coming together to support people in need. · Grown-ups giving young people a chance to excel in this community. · People volunteering their time and contributing financially to make Lyons a happening place in music, art, health and wellness, education, recreation, business... without them we'd be hurting. · Working out at the Lyons Fitness Center every morning with the reward being coffee or tea from the Stone Cup and conversation with friends and neighbors. · Running into Johnny Depp in front of the Barking Dog one Sunday morning, then checking through Google to learn he was in Colorado looking for residential property, and beginning to wonder who else might be living in the hills around town. · Sitting in at the Wednesday morning knitting group exchanging knitting help and good stories.

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PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

· So many parents walking with their children around town. · Mounting excitement as we stand in the crowd on Main Street and watch a magnificent fireworks display light up a frosty winter night. · Attending classes on soils and other gardening tips in the "Barnette at the Farmette"

grass, sometimes jazz, sometimes classical, spontaneously play for their own pleasure. They are also playing for our pleasure if we happen to be strolling along the river or through the park when they are gathered. · Watching the intense yet calming moves of a lone Tai Chi performer in the park.

Art

· Spotting metal and stone sculptors working on dimensional art in their backyard and kibitzing with painters as they try to capture our scenery. · We have the best sandstone rock and rock artisans anywhere in the state of Colorado. · Painters, sculptors, photographers and their exhibits. · Enjoying people's yard art. · Seeing our neighbor's unique, quirky, enormous banjo sculpture in the Denver Nightly News as well as in his front yard. · Visitors tell us the selection of art and antiques, rare and used books is the best in the mountain towns. · The two finger wave from the steering wheel. · Teaching Spanish to friends' kids and seeing them grow and learn. · Walking down to Oskar Blues for a bite to eat with friends. · Youth and adults saying hello when they pass you on the street. · The simple fact that whatever is needed in this community, is also provided. There are always people who will help. · Working side-by-side with other residents on the Organic Community Garden exchanging stories, hopes and encouragement for each other's vegetables and flowers.

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Nature

· Access to nature and seeing so many people enjoying the parks, river, and trails. · Beautiful red rocks during the early morning sunrise... Meditating at the river. · Kids carrying truck inner tubes up the canyon, tubing down the river right through town and then heading back up in Lyons continuing summertime tubing-cycle. · Sitting on the bleachers at a high school event or a softball game at Bohn Park and looking up for a moment to have your breath taken away by the beauty of the hills and mountains surrounding us. · Being able to walk all over town and hike great trails in Hall Ranch and Heil Ranch. · Watching the kayaker do amazing things in the river and discovering he was on the Japanese Olympic Team here to train for the summer's competition. · The stoic full moon over Steamboat Mountain. · Early morning walks through the parks. · Enjoying summer concerts in the park ­ not only events that have been planned and publicized, but especially informal park concerts that occur as musicians, sometimes blue-

And now we offer a wrap-up submission: as the producer of a nationally acclaimed public radio program haughtily asked why we live in such a remote little town he happened to look out the office window to see singer Greg Brown walk by. The producer immediately dropped the conversation. He ran out the door and yelled to Brown, who was heading a few doors down the block to South Creek Limited ­ the home of Mike Clark's internationally famous custom bamboo fly rods. "Hey Greg," he hollered, "I've been trying to contact you. We want you to do another guest appearance on the program. Are you free next month?" Brown turned, recognized the producer, listened to the offer ­ and then blew him off: "Sorry, man. Can't talk business now. I'm going fishing." What's brewing in Lyons is quality of life. Mellow Greg Brown gets that. The type-A radio producer did not.

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Lyons Renaissance

No longer a "wide spot in the road," the former stone town is the place to go for music, brews and fun

By Lisa Marshall Reprinted with permission from Boulder Magazine, Summer 2010. It's happy hour on a Friday in Lyons, and as we set out for my girlfriend's fortysomething birthday celebration, the question at hand is: "Where do we start?" We could pop in for a cup of sake and a plate of fresh octopus at the hip new sushi restaurant, Sushi Matsuri, or sit down for a cold pint at Ma's, a bustling pizzeria at the heart of the newly renovated downtown. For dinner, there's Cilantro Mary, which boasts a new Caribbean-influenced menu created by chefs lured from the upscale Q's restaurant in Boulder. Or we could opt for downhome cooking at the new On the Rocks Southern Bistro. Late night, we could try our luck at the Classic Pinball joint, humiliate ourselves in a game of group Twister or karaoke at the Outlaw Saloon, or hit the dance floor at Oskar Blues, where nationally known blues acts rock the house most weekends. All this in a square-mile town that was, not so long ago, seen as merely a wide spot in the road on the way to Rocky Mountain National Park. "Lyons is going through a real renaissance right now," explains Mayor Julie VanDomelen. "It has always tried to capture the attention of people who are on their way to Estes Park, but now we are also becoming a great day-trip destination ourselves." It wasn't always so. In the 1970s, the funky burg at the northwest corner of Boulder County was known best for its rumbling stone quarries and carpet outlet stores. In the `80s and early `90s, its town center consisted mostly of a lumber

yard turned junked-out vacant lot, a few antique shops and a rowdy biker bar. "This used to be a redneck, broken-beer-bottles-all-overthe-place kind of town," recalls resident and downtown merchant Michael Clark, who has lived in Lyons, making handmade bamboo fly rods, since 1971. Adds former mayor Nick Angelo, a rare-book seller with a long beard and colorful character: "Lyons was known as a place you wouldn't want to go because you might get beat up. It was a rough-andtumble place back then."

From Stone Town to Music Town

Fast forward to summer 2010 and Lyons is fast becoming known not only as a foodies' paradise (with several new

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PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

"Lyons went from being a funky stone-mining town to a music town and a brewery town," says Angelo.

Sports Crowd Joins the Mix

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or renovated restaurants), but also for an eclectic blend of bluegrass and folk music, award-winning beer, a flourishing arts scene, endless outdoor recreation opportunities, and a well-preserved history that somehow manages to coexist alongside a host of modern improvements. "There are still a lot of old-time families around," says LaVern Johnson, who moved to Lyons with her family in the 1930s. She never left, and has spent the past few decades working to preserve its history through a local museum, a 15-site historic district, Saturday night square dances, and the town's annual Good Old Days Celebration. "It's still the kind of place where you go to the post office and you know everyone. I can't imagine living anywhere else." Many point to the 1994 arrival of Planet Bluegrass on a 19-acre parcel just west of downtown as a turning point for Lyons. The lush cliff-side venue now hosts two three-day festivals, RockyGrass and Folks, which draw roughly 3,500 people daily to hula hoop barefoot and dance in the sun, play in the river, and revel in the round-the-clock music on the stage and in the campgrounds around town. It also hosts roughly a dozen smaller concerts year-round in its intimate 300-seat Wildflower Pavilion.

In the past decade, the mountain-biking and whitewater crowd have joined the local mix, lured by the opening of new trails at Hall Ranch and Heil Ranch, a new downtown whitewater park, a dirt-jump skills park for BMX bikers, and the Lyons Outdoor Games, which launched in 2002 and now draws roughly 2,000 spectators and hundreds of competitors to kayak and mountain bike in Lyons June 11-13. This summer, the town will also land on the radar screen of the national cycling community July 17-18, when thousands of road riders converge for the inaugural Centurion Cycling event, a road ride that features 25-mile, 50-mile, and 100-mile racers for riders of all ability levels. "Lyons has always been a bit of an afterthought ­ a place that you ride through," says Len Pettyjohn, a Boulder cyclist who is coordinating the Centurion ride. "We are going to revolutionize that."

Soon after came Oskar Blues Grill and Brewery, at the site of the old lumber yard. Today it too is nationally known, not only for its musical acts but also for its beers. They've been featured in everything from Penthouse to the New York Times to Rolling Stone, which once called Oskar's "the hottest place to be on a Saturday night" in Colorado.

Visitors to Lyons this summer may also notice a new shine on its Main Street downtown area, which ­ thanks to an ambitious $1.5 million facelift ­ now hosts wide sandstone sidewalks and benches, quaint streetlights and glorious flower beds. So how do the old-timers feel about this influx of musicians and jocks, foodies and beer connoisseurs descending on their once-sleepy little quarry town? Sure, there are growing pains, they say. "But they are all nice people," says Angelo. "If you look around, everybody's smiling." After all, where else can you find spandex-clad cyclists sipping coffee alongside dreadlocked musicians playing bluegrass? Or an old-timey soda fountain in the same block as a sleek sushi joint and two medical marijuana dispensaries? And don't forget about the pinball, and the karaoke games, and the late-night Twister... I know I won't. Lisa Marshall is a freelance writer, road cyclist, runner, and avid beer and bluegrass fan. She lives in the mountains west of Lyons and ventures into town every chance she gets.

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PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

Planting a Community Example

The article titled Lyons Factoids, located near the beginning of this magazine, lists some of the town's hallmarks, including the Lyons Garden Club "...with volunteers all over town from first thaw to first freeze ­ planting, weeding and tending plants, shrubs and flowers on every square inch of available public space in town." The story of the Garden Club began at the end of High Street, where Route 36 heads up to the High Country. After years of neglect, the public land at that intersection was in deplorable condition. This is an important site ­ one of the three gateways to our town. Consequently, many people in the community felt that blighted eyesore needed a serious upgrade. At that spot, in spring of 2008, four women stepped forward to solve the problem. These volunteers attacked the unkempt public land with soil conditioner and fertilizer, with plants and flowers from their own gardens and with money from their own pockets. The neglect was overcome. The intersection was beautified. The Lyons Garden club was born. These community volunteers then began to recruit new members. Converted themselves into a nonprofit organization. Raised money for more beautification projects. And ramped up their activities. In little patches of public land all over town, weeds disappeared and flowers flourished. This crew didn't just clean up and plant ­ they tended afterwards. For nine months a year they contributed their time and expertise and energy and money and plants and efforts. By the end of the first year the Garden Club's achievements were evident from one end of town to the other. By the end of the second year the results were stunning! Noting their effectiveness, local officials asked these volunteers to take over the town's own flower beds and planters ­ even the ones around Town Hall. These people, now a couple dozen volunteers, are our neighbors. They do all this on their own. But not without help. Members of the Garden Club not only work the soil, they work funding sources as well. The Community Foundation and federal stimulus funds have been tapped, as have local donors. Fundraising events are ongoing. The Garden Club is a new venture. But its symbolism has already matured. That symbolism now becomes the focus of this article. Consider this: While other people complain about weed patches and empty planters and untended public spaces, the Garden Club acts. Walk or drive through town most days and you will see them at work. Their results, also visible throughout

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town, are notable. But the most important contribution the Garden club provided to our community was an example that can't be ignored. In every community, in every era, leaders with good conscience and strong will decide to step forward to get things done. And in every community, in every era, ­ while those good neighbors work for their community, other people watch from the sidelines. The spectators contribute little, yet they benefit greatly from the efforts of their neighbors. This is not a static situation. In time, and with the right encouragement, some spectators, realizing they are benefitting from the effort of their neighbors, might decide to become involved and make their own contributions. And, in turn, maybe their example will cause others to volunteer their own time and effort. The Garden Club is not the only game in town. Hundreds of our neighbors quietly volunteer their time to support dozens of essential organizations and activities. While their generous contributions seldom get much public notice, the results produced by the Garden Club are inescapable ­ to be seen and enjoyed from early Spring until early Winter and from one end of town to the other. So, for the purposes of this article, the Garden Club

becomes the symbol. Sure, we all benefit from bright flowers and green plantings. But when the rest of the story is written, it may be the Garden Club's example which has the greatest impact on Lyons. Those results remind those who enjoy a beautified Lyons that we can sit on the sidelines ­ or build an even better community by working together.

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce

In these pages you'll repeatedly see evidence that our town is pretty unique. So is our Chamber of Commerce. Compare it to other chambers and you may conclude we get more done with less bureaucracy ­ and our 165 members have more fun in the process. (Some of Lyons' best parties are actually the Chamber's monthly networking socials ­ sometimes attended by over 100 Chamber members.) The Lyons Area Chamber, which boasts that it is not affiliated in any way with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, evolved into an Information Clearinghouse representing the entire community. Each month our Admin Staff answers hundreds of phone, email and snail-mail inquiries about Lyons. We publish and distribute the Lyons Guide you are reading now. We also generate the primary internet presence for the greater Lyons community: www.lyons-colorado.com. Google the name of our town and you will retrieve about 180,000 links about Lyons. The Chamber website will be at the top of the list ­ the first link recommended by Google. We are proud of the fact that our website annually attracts nearly 100,000 individual unduplicated visitors looking for information about Lyons people, businesses and events. (Many download this Guide Book in PDF format.) But even more important is the repeat use ­ individuals keep returning to the website for additional information about Lyons. They rely on the website because it is constantly updated with fresh information by Dennis Vanatta, the diligent Chamber Webmaster. Chamber Members receive substantial marketing presence ­ online and in print ­ through their directory listings and advertisements. In addition, weekly email updates keep the membership informed and on its toes. One chamber committee, the 5-member Lyons Economic Gardening Group (LEGG) provides Chamber members with business counseling and mentoring by area business experts. LEGG advice and consulting services have helped over 20 Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce members over the last 2 years. This service dramatically increases the value of a chamber membership. LEGG also works with other chamber committees as well as other groups in the Lyons area to help local entrepreneurs grow and improve their businesses. One example of this outreach is LEGG's highly esteemed series of public seminars and workshops on business-related and economic development topics open to the entire business community. The Chamber serves and represents a membership that consists primarily of local businesses. It is also a resource engaged in issues relating to local government, economic development and community concerns. That is in keeping with its clear and specific Mission Statement: "To support a thriving business climate and an enhanced quality of life by promoting the economic, social, cultural and environmental sustainability of the Lyons area."

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The Lyons Community Foundation

People live in small towns for many reasons. Near the top of the list is the way small town dynamics foster a supportive, community-minded attitude among residents. Demonstrating this American tradition, for years the people of Lyons zealously supported local charities with events like spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfasts and garage sales. Noting the community's pattern of generosity, in 2006 Chamber Directors began to think Lyons might be ready to step up its game and embrace organized philanthropy. he Lyons Community The Directors Foundation exists to met with repreimprove the quality of life, sentatives of the build a culture of giving and community founencourage positive change for dations of Greeley, Longmont and the Greater Lyons Area. Boulder. Advice was sought. Operating procedures and bylaws were studied. Board responsibilities, marketing programs, solicitation procedures and grant-making operations were compared. Armed with that knowledge they decided the time had come to establish a coordinated, focused, systematic process of charitable support. The goal was a community foundation that could harvest tax-exempt contributions to support community nonprofits on a basis wider than most Lyons residents had ever imagined. To achieve that goal the foundation had to be a truly independent, stand-alone entity unaffiliated with the Chamber, with town government or with any other Lyons organization. If successful, it would become a great community asset and one of Lyons' most significant institutions. A small group of town leaders embraced the concept. They formed a group. Made plans. Recruited more volunteers. Chartered the Lyons Community Foundation as an affiliate of the Community Foundation in Boulder. And they adopted this mission statement: The Lyons Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the Greater Lyons Area. Then the directors of the new Community Foundation quietly began to make local history. Consider the magnitude of this achievement: in its first year the Foundation organized itself, established operating policies, introduced itself to the community, solicited funds, raised over $125,000, reviewed the first-ever grant applications and awarded over $25,000 to local nonprofit organizations. The progress continued in its second year, with substantial growth of the endowment plus nearly $30,000 in current-year grants. Following are the beneficiaries of the last granting cycle: Lyons Historical Society, 3 Grants: Capital Improvement Project for Redstone Museum ­ $1,000; History Video Project to record and preserve historical interviews ­ $500; Development of interactive programs, children's corner and summer workshop ­ $500. Lyons Middle High School, Student Activist Program: to encourage community service with a wide range of volunteer opportunities in local and national programs ­ $500. Lyons Youth Baseball Softball Association: to provide need-based scholarships to the community's children ­ $1,400. Community Meeting Room: for supplies and equipment necessary to support the public meeting space made available to all members of the community by Lyons Community Church ­ $2,300. Lyons Art and Humanities Council for Public Art Display: to support one work of art and its installation on the newly renovated Main Street ­ $1,750. Crossing Guard Project: to provide for supervised safety for elementary children at highway crossings ­ $1,447. Lyons Garden Club: to support the purchase of annuals and perennials to enhance public spaces ­ $1,500 Boulder County Arts Alliance: to support the unique and innovative Sounds of Lyons classical music festival in Lyons ­ $1,000. Boulder County Arts Alliance: to complete The Clarifier Project, Lyons' public artwork of tile, mosaic and masonry developed over several years by involved community members ­ $2,000. Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center: to support the rehabilitation of wildlife, including the treatment and release of sick or injured animals ­ $500. 9 Health Fair: to support affordable health screenings and education for residents of our community ­ 2009 ($600) and 2010 ($1,265) Basic Needs and Emergency Fund: to support short-term and emergency assistance needs of members of the community through a broad nonsectarian program administered by Lyons Community Church ­ $11,598.24. Lyons Elementary School Technology Equipment: to purchase a document camera and LCD projector ­ $1,000.

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Lyons Golden Gang: to strengthen this organization's infrastructure and meet challenges of growth in the senior community ­ $2,000. Lyons High School Scholarship Fund in Memory of Steve Ralston: given to a student with demonstrated passion for learning and commitment to the Lyons community ­ $500 Community Food Bank: for appliances and supplies essen-

tial to the local program of Boulder County Community Food Shares conducted by Lyons Community Church ­ $2,145 Current Directors of the Lyons Area Community Foundation are Bill Palmer (Chair), Mystie Brackett, Gabry Cornell, Connie Eyster, Roger Flynn, Nancy Hammans, Clark Hodge, Pat Journeay and Jayne Rhode. Information at: http://www.lyonscf.org/.

Challenge, Opportunity and Timing

of Trustees, for the coming years. Our challenges are significant, but so are our opportunities. Unlike many small towns, Lyons is By Victoria Simonsen, blessed with an amazing landscape, talented people and Town Administrator unlimited options. Recent history shows that we have citizen-leaders who can help town government identify, Knowing that the Lyons measure and capitalize on these opportunities. For Board of Trustees evaluated example, I have learned and observed as our neighbors, 44 applications for the posifunctioning as volunteers, assisted in designing the tion of Town Administrator, I upgrades to High Street and to the Main Street comfelt honored and proud when mercial district. They worked together to modernize the the position was offered to comprehensive plan, update the town's liquor laws, me. Soon after my daughters form a Community Foundation, create a Garden Club, and I arrived in town, I began add public art, and help organize a myriad of recreto realize that we had ational events. With energy and leadership like this, our received a remarkable bonus. town can surely master the opportunities it faces, Our hopes had been high ­ but the Lyons people and including better use of our river corridor, formation of a Lyons' quality of life exceeded our expectations. On a library district, annexation of adjacent county land, personal and professional level, Lyons is the perfect expansion of our commercial district, and creation of a choice for my family and me. sustainable future for our children. These, and several Both the desire to return to Colorado and the conother projects, appear to be gathering support among tributions that I felt I could make professionally, attractour residents. ed me to the position of Town Administrator. Lyons is As you can see, I accepted the position of Town facing substantial challenges, the kind of challenges that Administrator because I found two factors very persuaI enjoy finding solutions for. Currently, the greatest sive: the challenges facing our town, and the wonderful hardships are financial. On the revenue side, we are facopportunities that are available to it. But ing a flat line in property taxes (the principle the critical force that source of general fund income), combined his is the time brought me here is timing. with the impact of bleak economic conditions A couple of years ago, Lyons on our sales tax revenue and interest income. for all of us to rejoice may not have been ready to These conditions are creating difficulty in in our community deal with the challenges and balancing the needs and desires of the public and to collaborate in protecting opportunities that are findwith what is possible to provide with a small and enhancing the amazing ing their way onto the staff and a tight budget. Other challenges face place we call Lyons. town's agenda. A couple of us on the expense side. This community, like years from now, it might be most others, must learn to operate and maintoo late to respond to them. But right now, with the leadtain what we have, while needing to replace necessary ership of a strong Board of Trustees, the participation of infrastructure. We all expect town government to mancommitted citizen leaders, and dedication of town staff, age that process and reduce its impact on the local resiis the time when we can achieve great things together. dents. Every service and every expense must be This is the time for all of us to rejoice in our community weighed against the others. Diminishing revenue and and to collaborate in protecting and enhancing the amazthe necessity of budget cuts is a challenge that will ing place we call Lyons. undoubtedly occupy the town administration and Board

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Walking the Good Green Road Together

A Look at Small Town Environmental Sustainability

By Jennifer White with assistance from Diane Dandeneau and Betsy Burton Lyons has always been known for its rich history, quiet small-town appeal, gorgeous sandstone rocks, abundant recreational opportunities, and active arts and music community. But lately Lyons has been gaining a reputation of a different color... namely, green. Over the last several years, thanks to the efforts of a few organizations and a committed and active citizenry, Lyons has positioned itself on the leading edge of the sustainability movement. One of the innovators of sustainability in our community has been Planet Bluegrass, a world-renowned concert and festival venue tucked along the banks of the St. Vrain River. In 2002, long before going green became the "in thing" to do, they made a commitment to reduce their environmental impact because they felt it was the "right thing" to do. Since then they've become a leader in the field by reducing their waste, exploring energy efficiency, doing away with plastic water bottles, providing local and organic foods to folks backstage, switching to electronic tickets, and offsetting the travel emissions of their performers and participants, making them the first carbon neutral festival in the world. In 2005 The Stone Cup Café and Gallery followed suit by adopting a mission to become an environmentally-friendly business that also educates its customers about what they can do to "go green" as well. To that end the Stone Cup employs compostable products, local vendors, energy efficient lighting, non-toxic cleansers, organic fair trade coffee, and carbon offsets. Another one of our area's sustainability pioneers is Stonebridge Farm, a community supported farm (CSA) founded in 1993 and located just over the town line in Longmont. Not only does Stonebridge grow organic veggies, flowers, and herbs for its members, they also have a deep commitment to environmental stewardship, community involvement, and teaching the public about the importance of organic agriculture and eating local. A big boost to the town's green activities came in 2007 when the StEPP Foundation received $450,000 from a settlement with the nearby cement plant regarding allegations of air pollution violations. These monies were then distributed to three organizations tasked with coordinating local sustainability projects in different sectors of Lyons. The Brendle Group and the PACE Partners are working with local businesses to help them identify and complete capital

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projects that will increase their energy efficiency and decrease their carbon emissions. The Center for Resource Conservation developed an interactive educational program and energy assessment for the middle/high school that will culminate with the installation of solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the building. And, the Green Heart Institute offered a Community Initiative for 150 families that trained local volunteers to become Sustainability Mentors who worked one-on-one with residents to teach them how to reduce their environmental

impact. To date, Green Heart's holistic measurement, education, and tracking program has helped participants lower their carbon footprint by 17% as compared to the year before, and resulted in a savings of nearly 325,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. The Green Heart Institute's successes were featured in the "Going Green" special produced by Denver's Channel 7 News on Earth Day in both 2008 and 2009. The shows highlighted the commitment of local volunteers and families, and in 2008 also featured a new initiative by the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce. As a part of their monthly member meetings, the Chamber made a commitment to make these events "zero waste" by composting or recycling all of the

plates, cups, and utensils that were used. They also created a sustainability resource page on their website, offered a Green Business seminar to the public, provided easy access to Eco-Cycle's Zero Waste kits, and sponsored a Buy Local Contest over the holidays. Inspired by what they learned during Green Heart Institute's Homeowner Orientation and fueled by a deep commitment of their own, two local entrepreneurs created Lyons ReRuns, a small thrift store in town that helps residents save money and keep usable items from heading off to the landfill. Proceeds from the shop go to the Lyons Community Foundation who then reinvests those funds in projects that directly benefit residents. They're not the only women who have taken things into their own hands to benefit the town and the earth. Two Lyons moms saw a need for safer commuting routes for local youth, and decided to create a new nonprofit called Ped and Pedal Lyons. Not only did they get the grant for the crosswalk they wanted, they also organized Lyons' first Ped and Pedal to School Day to encourage alternative transportation and fitness amongst students, parents, and staff. Several other moms and dads put in a whole lot of sweat equity to build vegetable plots and a Garden-to-Table program at Lyons Elementary School so that children could learn more about nutrition, understand where their food comes from, and eat fresh salads for lunch. This project complements their designation as an Eco-Cycle Green Star school, meaning they are one of seventeen other institutions who have committed to improving environmental awareness and reducing waste by making sure that all food service items are either reusable, recyclable, or compostable. Another school committed to encouraging environmental stewardship is Lyons Community Montessori. They organize an annual Earth Day event that features music, arts and crafts, educational booths, local vendors, and activities for the kids. Lyons also earned a bit of fame in August of 2008 for its environmental efforts when it received its official designation as a "Transition Town," making it only the 4th of its kind in the U.S. and the 92nd in the world. Transition Towns are communities around the globe who are dedicated to building local resilience and improved quality of life by developing deliberate action plans to address the intersecting challenges of peak oil, climate change, and economic instability. This volunteer-driven movement raises awareness and builds skills for increased self-sufficiency and sustainability by organizing community gatherings and educational events for

residents. Lyons is also home to a "Built-Green" sustainable neighborhood called Lyons Valley Village, which features energy-efficient design, renewable and recycled materials, and solar hot water systems. In 2009 Lyons approved an ordinance that allows Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEV)'s on all of its streets. Since two companies have come to town offering "recycled" electric vehicles ­ some even with solar chargers for totally green carbon-free transportation. It is exciting to see so many people hopping on to this new trend! In 2010, the focus on local food and permaculture has grown with projects and partnerships all across town. This year the Farmette Permaculture Design Course offered a permaculture certification which spurred several demonstration sites throughout town. They have also been working with the garden club to expand into edible landscapes and other sustainable gardening practices making Lyons beautiful and sustainable. In addition, the Lyons Farmette, a small working organic farm, continues to offering all kinds of sustainability classes to help people become more self sufficient. They also provide community gardens and a farm stand promoting local farms. The town government has also done its part to help Lyons go green by signing onto Boulder County's Sustainable Energy Plan, an action-orientated commitment providing strategic support to municipalities for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. To see this commitment through, the Board of Trustees established a Sustainable Future Commission charged with implementing the practices and policies outlined in the plan and improving the overall environmental stewardship of the town and its citizens. This year they are creating action groups to begin implementing the many great ideas that have come together that are now part of the Comprehensive Plan. The town also donated some of its land for the creation of a local and organic community garden for residents in which over 50 families have a garden plot of their own. It takes a lot of cooperation to move swiftly down that good green road. The community of Lyons is setting a great example for what's possible when we all work together. It has become a place where you can not only enjoy its beautiful small town environment, but you can also join others who are passionate about ensuring that it stays that way for generations to come.

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Business by Category

ACCOMMODATIONS / LODGING . . . . 47

NTERIOR DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Essential Designs Rivers Colorworks+Design

LAB EQUIPMENT REMARKETERS . . . . 51

Apple Valley Farmstead Aspen Leaf Motel Courtyard by Marriott Hideout Cabins Pinebrook Vacation Rentals Radisson Hotel & Conference . Center Longmont Shelly's Cottages Stone Mountain Lodge & Cabins Sunshine Mountain Lodge . . . . .

ADVERTISING / SIGNS . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

England Surveying, Inc. John's Well Service Lafarge West, Inc. Lyons Portable Welding Markel Homes Construction Co.

CONSULTING FIRMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Extronex, Inc.

LANDSCAPING / GARDENING . . . . . . 51

McConnell Realty, LLC RE/Max of Boulder, Inc / Dan Siddall RE/Max of Boulder, Inc / Jill Bryant Solman Realty Corporation

RESTAURANTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

St. Andrews Yardscape Dan's Quality Tree Care

LEGAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

O'Brien Consulting, LLC X2M, Inc.

CRAFTS / ART INSTRUCTION . . . . . . . 50

Hutchinson Black & Cook, LLC Law Office of Chelsea A. Victor

LODGING ­ SEE ACCOMMODATIONS MEDIATION SERVICES / CONFLICT RESOLUTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Quilting Hands Water Mark of Lyons: PPP Paper, Press & Permaculture

DANCE STUDIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Connection Partners, Inc.

MEDICAL / HEALTH SERVICES . . . . . . 52

BigWow Displays Sandra & Company Signs

ART GALLERIES / RETAIL SHOPS / ANTIQUE SHOPS / GIFTS . . . . . . . . 47

Mayama Movement Studio, LLC

ELECTRICAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Anasazi Trading Post Arcadia Design Clark's Hardware Experience Lyons ReRuns Metaforms Ohm Salon & Gallery Quilting Hands Ralston Bros. Antiques, Inc. Red Canyon Art Company Sandra/Sharonah Laemmle ­ HINENI Art Stone Cup Café and Gallery, The White Lion, The

ATTORNEY ­ SEE LEGAL SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 48

Poudre Valley REA Stingray Electric Inc.

ENTERTAINMENT / NIGHTLIFE . . . . . . 50

Dinosaur Lady, The Lyons Classic Pinball Oskar Blues Grill & Bar Planet Bluegrass Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance Club

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES . . . . . . . 50

Wildlife Specialties

EVENT PLANNING ­ SEE CATERING FARMER'S MARKETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Babinetics Carol Conigliaro, L.Ac JJ Booksh-Asnicar, CMT Juice Plus & Nutrition Education Longmont United Hospital Lyons Chiropractic Clinic, Inc. Lyons Dental Lyons Physical Therapy Mayama Movement Studio Milestone Family Medicine Mountain States Health Products Performance Sports Massage Pilates of Lyons Wink Optical

MOTELS ­ SEE ACCOMMODATIONS MUSEUMS / HISTORICAL SOCIETY . . . 53

Andrea's Homestead Café Barking Dog Café Bloomberries Box Cart Ciatano Winery Cilantro Mary City Chick Food & Flicks On the Rocks Southern Bistro Oskar Blues Stone Cup Café and Gallery Sushi Matsuri

RETAIL SHOPS ­ SEE ART GALLERIES SCHOOLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Lyons Community Montessori Lyons Elementary School Lyons Middle/Senior High School St. Vrain Valley School District

SCREENPRINTING / PROMOTIONAL & IMPRINTED PRODUCTS . . . . . . . . . 55

Flappy's Print Shop VisABILITY of Colorado

SIGNS ­ SEE ADVERTISING SPAS ­ SEE BEAUTY SALONS STONE / QUARRIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Lyons Farmette Lyons Outdoor Market

FINANCIAL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Lyons Historical Society Lyons Redstone Museum

MUSIC FESTIVALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

CEMEX, Lyons Plant Loukonen Bros. Stone Company

SUPERMARKET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Gateway Auto Service, Inc. Hajek Chevrolet Lyons Automotive

BANKS / ATMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Bank of the West Valley Bank & Trust

BEAUTY SALONS / SPAS . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Bank of Commerce Mortgage Double D Accounting eMoore Business Solutions, LLC Financial Frontiers Hulet, Watson & Associates. P.C.

FUNDRAISING ­ SEE NON-PROFIT GIFTS ­ SEE ART GALLERIES GOVERNMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Planet Bluegrass Sounds of Lyons

NEWSPAPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

St. Vrain Supermarket Deli & Bakery

SURVEYING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

England Surveying, Inc.

TRANSLATION SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 55

Lyons Recorder, The Redstone Review Times-Call

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS / COMMUNITY SERVICES . . . . . . . . 53

One World Translation & Assoc.

TREE REMOVAL/CARE ­ SEE LANDSCAPING VETERINARY / PET CARE . . . . . . . . . . 56

La Bellezza Spa at The Rock N' River Resort Lyons Mane Hair Salon Ohm Salon & Gallery

CATERING / EVENT PLANNING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Town of Lyons

GRAPHIC DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

AppelfellerARTS,llc Gagliardi Creative Design, Inc.

HARDWARE STORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

A Spice of Life Catering Ceremonies for Sacred Living Planet Bluegrass Purple Avocado Catering

CHURCHES / PLACES OF WORSHIP . . 49

Clark's Hardware

HEALTH SERVICES ­ SEE MEDICAL HOSPITAL ­ SEE MEDICAL HOUSING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Foothills United Way Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Habitat for Humanity Lyons Community Foundation Lyons Garden Club Lyons Lions Club Public Media Travel Assoc. Transition Town Lyons

OPTICAL ­ SEE MEDICAL PHONE DIRECTORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Lots of Luv'N Pet Care, LLC Lyons Veterinary Clinic

VIDEO PRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Spike Productions

VIDEO STORE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

City Chicks Food & Flicks

VISITOR'S ASSOCIATIONS . . . . . . . . . 56

Longmont Area Visitors Association

WASTE DISPOSAL / RECYCLING SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Habitat for Humanity

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Western Disposal

WEDDING SERVICES ­ SEE ACCOMMODATIONS, BEAUTY & SPAS, CATERING / EVENT PLANNING, CHURCHES, GIFTS, PHOTOGRAPHY, RESTAURANTS & WINERIES WELDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Lyons Community Church Old Stone Congregational Church The River Community Church

COMMUNITY SERVICES ­ SEE NON-PROFIT COMPUTER / INTERNET SERVICES . . . 49

Code Sail Corporation On-Site Computer and Network Services, Inc. LyonsNet

CONSTRUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

A to Z Carpentry Collins Engineers, Inc. Complete Construction Consultants

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Terry Coble Christy Crosser Brian Donnell Clark Hodge Pat Journeay Gary LaFever Ann Ripley Julie VanDomelen Kenneth Wadja Rick Whitcomb

Names and Numbers

PHOTOGRAPHY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Focus on Nature Jennifer Schumacher Photography Living Images by Carol Walker .

PIANO TUNING / SERVICE . . . . . . . . . 54

Lyons Portable Welding

WELL SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Roger Peirce Piano Service

PUBLISHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

John's Well Service

WINERIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Brock Publishing

REAL ESTATE/COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 54

Ciatano's Winery at the Rock N' River Resort

WRITERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Coldwell Banker Real Estate / Jonelle Tucker Freeman Myre

Carol Pranschke

Business Member Directory

ACCOMMODATIONS / LODGING / MOTELS

Aspen Leaf Motel Sue Wright, Manager 338 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6181 Hours: Open year round The Aspen Leaf offers beautiful gardens, comfortable apartment style units, air conditioning and cable TV at reasonable rates. Within walking distance to 14 restaurants, food markets and parks. Sorry, no pets. Courtyard by Marriott Casey Wadlow 1410 Dry Creek Drive Longmont, CO 80503 Phone: 303-682-1166 FAX: 303-682-1211 Email:[email protected] Website:www.marriott.com/denlg Hours: 24/7, 365 days of the year Courtyard by Marriott offers a clean and friendly atmosphere for travelers; both leisure and business guests.

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Pinebrook Vacation Rentals PO Box 193 Estes Park, CO 80517 Phone: 877-900-2325 Email: [email protected] Website: www.pinebrookvacationrentals.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 7 days a week From cozy cabins to spacious mountain retreats for the extended family, we have vacation rentals to suit everyone. Peaceful getaways with easy access to RMNP, Lyons and Estes Park. Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Kim Crow, Corporate Sales 1900 Ken Pratt Boulevard Longmont, CO 80501 Phone: 303-776-2000 Fax: 303-682-2187 Email: [email protected] Website: www.radisson.com/longmontco Hours: 24 hours / 7 days a week 210 spacious guest rooms & suites, 25,000 sq. ft. of conference space located just minutes away from Lyons. Offering warm hospitality, and top notch service. Shelly's Cottages Troy and Kim Chartier, Owners 16188 N. St. Vrain Dr. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6326, 800-356-6061 Email: [email protected] Website: www.shellyscottages.com Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, year round Relax on 900 feet of riverfront property. Private hot tubs and king beds. No groups for us means serenity and romantic solitude for you.

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Sunshine Mountain Lodge & Cabins Cory and Cathy Osban, Owners 18078 Hwy 7, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-747-2840, 888-747-2843 Email: [email protected] Website: www.SunshineMtnLodge.com Hours: open year round Get away and relax, recharge and refuel. Come and experience the benefits of the fresh mountain air, pure water and abundant sunshine on our 5 wooded acres. Family Reunions, Retreats, Pets welcome.

ADVERTISING / SIGNS

sandpaintings, Apache, Navajo and Tohono O'odham baskets, Zuni fetishes, artifacts and prints.

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The Gatehouse at Apple Valley Farmstead Barbara Welke, Owner 416 Apple Valley Rd. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6875 Fax: 303-823-6875 Email: [email protected] Website: www.applevalleyfarmstead.com Hours: Open all year Log cabin on 5 acres on North St. Vrain River. Upscale appliances and furniture. Luxury linens and dishes. High definition satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and local phone.

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BigWow Displays Nigel Ellis, Owner 123 Eagle Valley Dr. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-325-3814 Fax: 303-747-6323 Email: [email protected] Website: www.big-wow.com Hours: M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trade show, event and exhibition hardware, in-store displays promotional print, flags, indoor and outdoor banners, photographic prints and giclees, window graphics and vehicle wraps, graphic design, large format print and lamination. Sandra & Company Signs Sandra Cordova, Owner 1703 Whitehall Dr. #3B Longmont, CO 80501 Phone: 970-222-6106 Email: [email protected] 30 years designing and manufacturing signs including interior and exterior signs, window graphics, banners, vehicle lettering, murals, and logo design. Serving the Lyons/Longmont area.

ART GALLERIES / RETAIL SHOPS / ANTIQUE SHOPS / GIFTS

Arcadia Design, Inc. Daniel and Karen Strawn, Co-owners 1005 Apple Valley Road Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0754 Cell: 303-823-0754 Hours: 9-5 M-F or by appointment Email: [email protected] Website: www.arcadiadesignstudio.com Arcadia Design, Inc. is a family owned business located in Boulder County for 20 years. We specialize in custom designed, American hardwood furniture. Clark's Hardware Lon, Trudi, Joe and Kelly Clark, Owners 4100 Ute Highway, PO Box 30 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6531 Fax: 303-823-9056 Email: [email protected] Website: www.truevalue.com Hours: M-Sat. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For over 30 years, offering paint, hardware and automotive supplies, tackle, ammo and camping gear, fishing and hunting licenses plus supplies. Lawn and garden section, plumbing, electrical and tools. Experience Linette DeSano, Proprietor/Designer 429 Main St, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-709-4744 Fax: 978-709-4742 Email: [email protected] Website: www.experiencejewels.com Hours: Tu.-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5 Experience features unique jewelry creations by Linette DeSano, funky antiques by Judi DuncanYantiss and clothing designs by Luna Claire. We also carry local musicians' CDs and some items for kids. Custom bridal jewelry for your wedding perhaps, or maybe you are intrigued by a ladies only trip to Thailand?

Hideout Cabins Vicki Mead, Owner Various Cabin Locations Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-652-6114 Toll Free: 866-611-6114 Email: [email protected] Website: www.hideoutcabins.net Hours: Year round, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Charming, pet friendly vacation cabins close to Lyons in several beautiful Raymond and Allenspark locations Some hot tubs, full kitchens, TV, phone, year round.

Stone Mountain Lodge & Cabins Peter and Mindy Makuta, Owners 18055 N. St. Vrain Dr. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6091, 800-282-5612 Events phone: 720-290-7326 Email: [email protected] [email protected] Website: www.stonemountainlodge.com Hours: Varies with season Romantic cabins and jetted tubs and fireplaces. Weddings at pondside location beneath towering red cliffs. Non-smoking, pet and family friendly. Group lodging discounts.

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Anasazi Trading Post Susan and Dan Martin, Owners 344 Main Street, PO Box 320 Lyons CO 80540-0320 Phone: 303-823-5681 Fax: 800-886-5550 Email: [email protected] Website: www.anasazitradingpost.com Hours: Seasonal, please call to confirm Authentic Native American Indian Art ­ Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo Jewelry, Hopi Kachina dolls, Pueblo pottery, Navajo rugs and

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Lyons ReRuns Ellen Hine and Gabry Cornell PO Box 1961, 437 Main St. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 720-427-4769 Email: [email protected] Hours: Tu.-Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. We have name brand gently used women's, men's and children's clothes, shoes, baby items (strollers, backpacks, etc.) and household treasures. We also have games and toys.

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link.net Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, all year Voted "Best Mountain Town Antique Store" Furniture, lighting, phonographs, tins, signs, art, books, frames, tools, dishes, memorabilia ­ too much to list! Red Canyon Art Company Mary Johnson and Judy McDonald, Owners 400 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5900 Email: [email protected] Website: www.redcanyonart.com Hours: 11a.m. to 5 p.m. daily We exhibit the art of more than 135 Colorado artists! We have a wide selection of art, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, souvenirs, and unique accessories.

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Email: [email protected] Website: www.thewhitelionshop.com Hours: Tu.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun. 11a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mon. The White Lion is located in what was the original Livery. We display a wide variety of handcrafted furniture, pottery, jewelry, cards, garden sculpture and gifts.

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 23 ATTORNEYS ­ SEE LEGAL SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

a strong foundation of stability, reliability and trust. Our customers have entrusted us with their money for over 130 years.

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Metaforms Gregory and Gail Hoag, Owners 138 Main St., Lyons Village Central Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5560 Toll-Free: 1-888-978-2737 Cell: 720-201-4661 Email: [email protected] Website: www.metaforms.net Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-Th. or by apt. Metaforms ­ a world leader in energetic tools for 25 years. Beautiful jewelry and Sacred Geometric sculptures for improving health, reducing stress, manifesting intent and electromagnetic clearing. Ohm Salon + Gallery Jul Swann, Owner/Aquarian 441Main St., PO Box 23, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 720-220-0311 Email: [email protected] Website: ohmsalonplusgallery.com Hours:M.-Sun. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I have a unique business. I am a hairstylist and cut, color and style hair in an art gallery. Quilting Hands Jan Rold 424 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6067 Website: www.QuiltingHandsShop.com Hours: M-Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m. Fabric and Supplies for quilt makers. Over 4,000 fabric bolts. Large selection of batik, Asian, 1930s, children's, and flannel fabrics. Books, patterns, notions and thread available. Ralston Bros. Antiques, Inc. Christine Ralston 426 High St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6982 Email: [email protected]

Gateway Auto Service, Inc. Scott Kelly, Owner 1040 5th Ave., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0516 Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Auto and light truck repair. Tuneups, brakes, air conditioning, engine repairs and electrical work. Excellent service at affordable prices! Hajek Chevrolet Bob Hajek, Owner 1415 Vista View Dr. Longmont, CO 80504 Phone: 303-776-5530 Fax: 303-776-0313 Email: [email protected] Website: www.hajek.com Hours: Closed Sundays New and used automotive sales and service on all makes of vehicles. Family owned and operated since 1951. Come and enjoy our no-pressure atmosphere. Lyons Automotive Wayne York 403 Broadway, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6760 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonsautomotive.com Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complete automotive repair shop. Our technicians are ASE certified. Customer service is of the utmost importance to us. Free pick up, delivery and loaner cars are available.

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 19 BANKS / ATMS

Valley Bank and Trust Casey Whisenhunt 304 2nd Ave., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6668 Fax: 303-449-1930 Email: [email protected] Website: www.valleybankandtrust.com Hours: M-Th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., F 9 a.m to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We are your Colorado familyowned community bank, serving Lyons for over 26 years. We deliver personal service with world class knowledge.

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 14 BEAUTY SALONS / SPAS

Sandra/Sharonah Laemmle ­ HINENI Art Laemmle Fine Art Sandra Laemmle, MA, ATR-BC, LPAT PO Box 818, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6724 1238 6th Ave., Longmont, CO 80501 Phone: (303) 823-6724 Cell: 303-772-1144 Email: [email protected] Website: sandralaemmle.com Hours: Showings by appointment Fine Art: Studio and sales at my home near Lyons. Custom work available. Beautiful art for viewing and purchase: paintings, drawings, constructions. Lyons landscapes and flowers. Energetic and expressive, movement. Current: transitional/transformational moments and images. Stone Cup Café and Gallery Mindy and Sam Tallent, Owners 442 High St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-2345 Cell: 720-771-6981 Email: [email protected] Website: www.thestonecup.com Hours: 6 a.m to 4 p.m. 7 days a week Offering organic and fair trade coffee, teas and espresso. A local favorite for amazing baked goods, burritos, Breggos, sandwiches, smoothies and hospitality. Free WiFi. Evening rentals available.

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La Bellezza Spa 16858 N. St. Vrain Drive At the Rock `N River Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5006 Email: [email protected] Website: www.labellezzaspa.com Hours: W-Th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., F-Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. La Bellezza Spa provides professional, therapeutic treatments designed to sooth, energize and enhance body and soul. Jetted Hot Tub, Sauna, massages, facials and waxing treatments available. Lyons Mane Hair Salon Jenna Brink, Owner 138 E. Main St. (in the Lyons Village Central), Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6736 Email: [email protected] Hours: by appointment The Lyons Mane is a progressive hair salon that takes pride in making you look and feel fabulous. Call for an appointment. Ohm Salon + Gallery Jul Swann, Owner/Aquarian 441Main St., PO Box 23 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 720-220-0311 Email: [email protected] Website: ohmsalonplusgallery.com Hours: M.-Sun. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. I have a unique business. I am a hairstylist and cut, color and style hair in an art gallery.

The White Lion Lyla and George Carter, Owners 418 High Street, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9567 Fax: 303-823-0995

Bank of the West Jayne Rhode, Branch Manager 303 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9800 Fax: 303-823-9700 Email: [email protected] Website: www.bankofthewest.com Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The best relationships are built on

CATERING / EVENT PLANNING

CHURCHES / PLACES OF WORSHIP

Ceremonies for Sacred Living JJ Booksh-Asnicar and Candice Knight, Ministers PO Box 973, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-709-9090, 303-543-8209 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ceremoniesforsacredliving.com Hours: by appointment Interfaith Ministers offering meaningful ceremonies for every occasion: weddings, funerals, baby blessings, house cleanings, opening a new business; all occasions can be honored!

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Lyons Community Church Rev. Claire McNulty-Drewes 350 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6245 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonscommunitychurch.com Hours: Worship service: Sun. 10 a.m. We're the "little white church on Main Street," where worshipers have come for 100 years. We invite you to join us Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Old Stone Congregational Church John Russ, Pastor 4th and High St., PO Box 500 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6981 Email: [email protected] Hours: Sunday Worship service 10 a.m. At the Old Stone church we want to know Christ, to honor Christ and to make Christ known. Our family of believers has diverse church backgrounds, united by faith in Jesus Christ. Our worship service incorporates solid Biblical teaching and traditional music. We invite you to join us for worship, and hope you will find our church a place where you will feel welcomed and encouraged in the Lord. The River Community Church Mickey Lohr, Pastor 18668 N. St. Vrain Dr. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6469 Email: [email protected] Website: www.therivercolorado.org Hours: 10 a.m. Sunday Worship, 6 p.m. Sunday, Youth Church. Our purpose is to share the love of Jesus Christ in our community ­ to encourage, strengthen and bring hope to people through Jesus Christ.

COMMUNITY SERVICES ­ SEE NON-PROFIT COMPUTER / INTERNET SERVICES

with technology. We can increase your sales and reduce your cost of operations. On-Site Computer and Network Services, Inc. Steve Simms, President PO Box 1265, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5753 Email: [email protected] Website: www.on-site.biz Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-F Microsoft PC and server work. Virus cleanup, networking/phones. IT infrastructure. Internet marketing. Google search optimization. Driving traffic to your website. Web marketing. LyonsNet Dennis Vanatta Lyons, CO Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonsnet.net Hours: 24/7 by email Webmaster and Host to Lyons Chamber of Commerce! Serving Lyons since 1996 with excellent customer service, fast working skills, website design, web hosting and much more.

CONSTRUCTION

Complete Construction Consultants William D. Palmer Jr., President Paul Newman, Design-Build Director PO Box 1942, 454 Main St. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-8284 Cell: 303-859-4434 Email: [email protected] Website: www.cee3.com C3 provides professional structural/civil engineering and design/build services on construction of all types, specializing in residential construction, concrete, and masonry throughout Boulder and Larimer counties. England Surveying, Inc. Rick England- Owner 144 Kelling Dr., PO Box 908 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5461 Fax: 303-823-5871 Email: [email protected] Website: www.englandsurveying.com Specializing in boundary surveys, improvement surveys, site plans, topographical maps, construction staking, improvement location certificates and area calculations, all your surveying needs. Locally owned and operated since 1996. John's Well Service 4545 Ute Highway Longmont, CO 80503 Phone: 303-823-5344 Fax: 303-823-9139 Email: [email protected] Website: www.johnswell.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our business is water pump sales and service for domestic water wells and irrigation; water storage systems; water well service; residential water treatment. Lafarge West, Inc. Patrese E. Yarbrough 1800 N. Taft Hill Rd. Ft. Collins, CO 80521 Phone: 970-407-3600 Fax: 970-407-3902 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lafargenorthamerica.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Asphalt, Paving, Aggregates, Concrete supply

Planet Bluegrass Craig Ferguson, President 500 W. Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0848 Fax: 303-823-0849 Email: [email protected] Website: www.bluegrass.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting fine acoustic music in exquisite settings, including Rockygrass (July), Rocky Mountain Folks (August), Telluride Bluegrass (June), and year-round indoor concerts in the Wildflower Pavilion.

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Purple Avocado Catering Jeremy Bronson 1789 W. Warren Ave Englewood, CO 80110 Phone: 303-725-9050 Fax: 303-781-9539 Email: [email protected] Website: www.purpleavocadocatering.com Hours: Call for availability Purple Avocado Catering emphasizes creative, made from scratch, gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and innovative event planning concepts that set the mood and spirit for a memorable experience. A Spice of Life Catering Services and Event Centers Dan Bruckner, Owner 5541 Central Ave., Ste. 272 Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-443-4049 Fax: 303-443-1138 Email: [email protected] Website: www.aspiceoflife.com Hours: 7 days a week A Spice of Life Catering Services is a locally owned, green company specializing in exceptional food, professional event coordination, and first class service.

A to Z Carpentry Peter Watson, Owner/Carpenter 1103 4th Avenue Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6418 Cell: 303-775-7393 Email: [email protected] Committed to providing customers with the highest level of craftsmanship and service. A-Z Carpentry brings more than 3 decades of experience to your home remodel, repair or restoration. Collins Engineers, Inc. Charles Keim, Regional Manager 1711 15th Street, Suite 200 Boulder, CO 80302 Phone: 303-447-0090 Fax: 303-447-9141 Toll Free: 877-346-3234 Email: [email protected] Website: www.collinsengr.com Collins Engineers, Inc. Civil and structural engineering design, management services specializing in downtown redevelopment, recreation, residential, commercial and municipal, bridges and retaining walls.

Code Sail ­ Computer Services / Internet Services / Websites Bob Gilson P.O. Box 1730, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-489-9263 Hours: Anytime via email Email: [email protected] Website: www.codesail.com Hours: Anytime via email We solve your business problems

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Lyons Portable Welding 103 Stone Canyon Dr. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5919 Fax: 303-823-0770 Email: [email protected] Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat. by appointment Custom welding/fabrication, railings, trellises, window well covers, repairs, trailers, fences, ornamental, aluminum, heavy equipment, 20 years experience. Certified and insured. Design consultations available. Welding supplies/steel sales. Markel Homes Construction Co. Asa Welch 5723 Arapahoe Ave., Ste. 2B Boulder, CO 80303 Phone: 303-449-8689 Direct Phone: 303-339-6126 Email: [email protected] Website: www.markelhomes.com Hours: All year Markel Homes Construction has been building Colorado homes for four decades. Our homes are characterized by good design, unique details and environmentally friendly building ideas.

CONSULTING FIRMS

Website: www.QuiltingHandsShop.com Hours: M-Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Sun. 1 to 5 p.m. Fabric and supplies for quilt makers. Over 4,000 fabric bolts. Large selection of batik, Asian, 1930s, children's, and flannel fabrics. Books, patterns, notions and thread available. Water Mark of Lyons: PPP Paper, Press & Permaculture Coco Gordon, Owner PO Box 225, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5585 Email: [email protected] Hours: Studio by appointment ­ year round. Treat your senses with flax paper for your next invitations, handmade book designs, Water Mark of Lyons: Paper & Press collaborations, consultations, permaculture vision quests.

DANCE STUDIO

Hours: Year round Residential, commercial electrical installations serving Lyons and surrounding area since 1998. No job is too small ­ we do it all. Remodeling, new construction, service calls.

ENTERTAINMENT / NIGHTLIFE

Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting fine acoustic music in exquisite settings, including Rockygrass (July), Rocky Mountain Folks (August), Telluride Bluegrass (June), and year-round indoor concerts in the Wildflower Pavilion.

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The Dinosaur Lady ­ Education in Lyons Connie Burkhart Owner / Entertainer/ Educator PO BOX 774 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 720-839-4568 Cell: 720-839-4568 Email: [email protected] Website: http://the dinosaurlady.com Hours: Available year round The Dinosaur Lady Prehistoric Parties for children ­ entertainment, education and fun from a paleontologist offering a unique presentation using stories, fossils, puppets, and props! Lyons Classic Pinball Kevin and Carole Carroll 339-A Main St, PO Box 1992 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6100 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonspinball.com Hours: Th. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., F-Sat. 3 p.m. to 11 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., year round A family-owned business featuring Colorado's largest public collection of well-maintained pinball games. Come play over 36 pinball games, plus several video games.

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Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance Club LaVern Johnson PO Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6692 Fax: 303-823-8257 Email: [email protected] Website: www.squaredancing.com/colorado Hours: June-Labor Day. Rounds: 7:30 p.m., Squares: 8 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., Sunday of Labor Day, plus 2 p.m.; Every Saturday night, June thru Labor Day. Call for location: Elementary Gym, 4th & Stickney or Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak, Longmont, CO. Camping available at Meadow Park-303-823-6150.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

O'Brien Consulting, LLC John E. O'Brien, President PO Box 21, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5425, Cell: 303-818-9275 Email: [email protected] Website: www.obrien-offshore.com Established to help quality geocentric companies set up manufacturing and business operations in Costa Rica, Chile, and other selected Latin American and European countries. X2M, Inc. William VanLeeuwen, President PO Box 2280, Boulder, CO 80306 Phone: 303-823-5400 Fax: 720-528-8056 Email: [email protected] Website: www.x2minc.com X2M is a technology driven sales and marketing firm. We utilize proven technologies to build innovative programs that increase revenue and drive productivity for our customers.

CRAFTS / ART INSTRUCTION

Mayama Movement Studio, LLC Jasmine Lok and Ali Kishiyama; Owners 442 High Street, P.O. Box 1070 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9262 Email: [email protected] Website: www.mayamastudio.com Hours: Hours vary per class schedule/all seasons Mayama provides classes in children's ballet, tap, and jazz. Toddler classes in music and creative movement. Adult classes in Nia, yoga and dance.

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Wildlife Specialties, LLC Jerry Powell, President PO Box 1231, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-710-1286 Fax: 303-479-9754 Email: [email protected] Website: [email protected] Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We provide professional environmental and ecological consulting services to both the private and public sectors.

EVENT PLANNING ­ SEE CATERING FARMER'S MARKETS

Poudre Valley REA Patrick Plank PO Box 272550 Ft. Collins, CO 80527 Phone: 970-226-1234, 800-432-1012 Fax: 970-226-2123 Email: [email protected] Website: www.pvrea.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Poudre Valley REA has been in service since 1939, providing electrical energy to its consumers. Poudre Valley REA is your local Touchstone Energy Cooperative. Stingray Electric, Inc. Vashek Berka 345 Estes Park Estates Dr. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-8232 Email: [email protected]

Oskar Blues Grill & Bar Dale Katechis, Owner 303 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6685 Fax: 303-823-3033 Email: [email protected] Website: www.oskarblues.com Hours: Open daily at 11 a.m. Home of Dale's Pale Ale. Enjoy a Cajun menu, tasty ribs, pizzas and burgers. Award-winning blues bands. Happy hour M-F 3 p.m. to 7p.m. Catering available.

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Quilting Hands Jan Rold 424 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6067

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Planet Bluegrass Craig Ferguson, President 500 W. Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0848 Fax: 303-823-0849 Email: [email protected] Website: www.bluegrass.com

Lyons Farmette Betsy Burton / Mike Whipp 4121 Ute Highway P.O.Box 312, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303.746.6266 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonsfarmette.com We are a working organic farm with a summer Farmers Market. Also, gardening classes, cooking classes, permaculture certification and a fabulous place to have a wedding or a party!

Lyons Outdoor Market Matt DePofi and Susan McCausland Event Address: 446 Main St. Lyons, CO 80540 Mailing Address: PO Box 4314 Boulder, CO 80306 Phone: 303-444-8078 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com Winter Hours: Saturdays, May 15 ­ Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. An outdoor market featuring a large variety of artists, gourmet food, unique retailers and music. Season runs every Saturday from May 15 to October 9.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial Frontiers Steve Kleiner, Principal PO Box 1986, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5579 Fax: 303-823-5579 Email: [email protected] Website: www.financialfrontiers.net Your local independent insurance broker serving individuals, families, and small businesses with practical insurance options for your life, health, and pursuit of happiness. Hulet, Watson & Associates, P.C. Timothy Watson 2955 Valmont Rd., Ste. 210 Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-440-7525 Fax: 303-440-4215 Email: [email protected] Website: www.hwacpas.com Hours: Year-round We offer the following services: business consulting, business and individual tax planning and return preparation, estate planning, and IRS representation.

FUNDRAISING ­ SEE NON-PROFIT GIFTS ­ SEE ART GALLERIES GOVERNMENT

Gagliardi Creative Design, Inc. Jeff Gagliardi, Principal 2213 Rowell Drive, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5682 Fax: 877-496-9984 Email: [email protected] Website: www.gcreativedesign.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A virtual graphic design and advertising agency offering agency-quality work without the huge agency costs. We partner with some of the best talent in the Denver/Boulder area.

HARDWARE STORE

INTERIOR DESIGN

Essential Designs Annie Cummings, Owner 96 Antelope Dr., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0503, Cell: 303-727-0025 Email: [email protected] Website: www.essentialdesigns.us Hours: By appointment Using westernized Feng Shui principles, personal recommendations will be made on your living and working environments to help create a space filled with positive energy. Rivers Colorworks+Design Cathy Rivers, Owner PO Box 88, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0970 Email: [email protected] Website: www.colorworks7.com Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Color consultation, redesign, staging and organizing services. Helping home and business owners energize, harmonize and organize. Refreshing living and working spaces for years. Budget, green friendly.

LAB EQUIPMENT REMARKETERS

Bank of Commerce Mortgage Scott Young, Senior Mortgage Planner Lyons, Colorado Phone: 303-823-0567 Fax: 720-746-2844 Email: [email protected] Websitewww.scottyoungsite.com Mortgage planning and consultation tailored to your individual needs, from first time homebuyers to seasoned investors.

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Clark's Hardware Lon, Trudi, Joe and Kelly Clark, Owners 4100 Ute Highway, PO Box 30 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6531 Fax: 303-823-9056 Email: [email protected] Website: www.truevalue.com Hours: M-Sat. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For over 30 years, offering paint, hardware and automotive supplies, tackle, ammo and camping gear, fishing and hunting licenses plus supplies. Lawn and garden section, plumbing, electrical and tools.

HEALTH SERVICE ­ SEE MEDICAL

Double D Accounting, LLC ­ Accounting and Tax Service Diane Johnson, Enrolled Agent 138 E Main Unit 3 P.O. Box 706, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6358 Fax: 303-823-5293 Email: [email protected] Website: www.dd-accounting.com Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments preferred Double D Accounting, LLC offers bookkeeping, business formation setup, tax planning, tax preparation, payroll services, IRS representation. eMoore Business Solutions, LLC Erin Moore-Hetherington P.O. Box 1607, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-859-7589 Fax: 303-496-1108 Email: [email protected] Website: www.eMooreBizSolutions.com Hours: M- F 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Honest, accurate and timely administrative and full-charge bookkeeping (including payroll and payroll taxes) services. Quick Books certified.

Town of Lyons Deb Anthony, Town Clerk 432 5th Ave., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6622 Fax: 303-823-8257 Email: [email protected] Website: www.townoflyons.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lyons Board of Trustees meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Shirley F. Johnson Council Chambers.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

HOSPITAL ­ SEE MEDICAL HOUSING SERVICES

AppelfellerARTS, llc Patricia Appelfeller, Owner PO Box 1056, Lyons CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-8466 Email: [email protected] Website: www.appelfellerarts.com Specializing in food and beverage identity design, product packaging / labeling with marketing support materials to inspire consumer confidence and build brand recognition.

Habitat for Humanity Jennifer Weyerman PO Box 333, Longmont, CO 80502 Phone: 303-682-2485 Email: [email protected] Website: www.stvrainhfh.org Hours: M-F 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Habitat for Humanity is a people to people partnership drawing families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent affordable housing.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Extronex, Inc. Sue Farr-President Member RM ISPE, CBSA, MS PDA and Investment Recovery Association P.O. Box 1891, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9300 Email: [email protected] Website: www.extronex.com Scientific equipment and instrumentation remarketers. Putting buyers and sellers together since 1996. We assist Colorado lab clients in selling their used equipment and instrumentation.

LANDSCAPING / GARDENING

Terry Coble Christy Crosser Brian Donnell Clark Hodge Pat Journeay Gary LaFever Ann Ripley Julie Van Domelen Kenneth Wadja Rick Whitcomb

St. Andrews Yardscape Kit Sutorius, Owner 501 W. Main St. #14 PO Box 1963, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-437-9709 Fax: 303-678-7109 Email: [email protected] Website: www.standrewsyardscape.com Hours: Sunrise to sunset We are a full service landscape and design firm. However, we are known for our attentive service. We are proud to be a part of Lyons.

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Dan's Quality Tree Care Dan and Amy Glenney 63 Appleby Dr., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6252, Cell: 303-513-7396 Email: [email protected] Hours: 24/7 Full service tree and shrub pruning and removal. Highest standards in the industry at competitive prices. Owner operated, personalized responsive service and proper pruning every time.

LEGAL SERVICES

MEDICAL / HEALTH SERVICES / WELLNESS

Hutchinson Black & Cook, LLC Connie Tromble Eyster, Attorney 921 Walnut St., Ste. 200 Boulder, CO 80302 Phone: 303-442-6514 Fax: 303-442-6593 Email: [email protected] Website: hbcboulder.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For over 100 years, our firm has provided quality personal service to clients in estate planning matters, complex litigation, and business, employment, and real estate transactions. Law Office of Chelsea A. Victor 435 High St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-702-0591 Email: [email protected] Website: www.victorcounsel.com Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Legal counsel and services for the following areas of law: Business Law, Debt Settlement, Tax Resolution, Contracts, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Consumer Law and Conflict Resolution.

LODGING ­ SEE ACCOMMODATIONS MEDIATION SERVICES / CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Babinetics (Alternative Health Care) Bertrand and Roberta Babinet, Owner/Manager Address: 405 Vasquez Court Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0301 Email: [email protected] Website: www.babinetics.com Hours: year round Bertrand Babinet, PhD, LAc, medical intuitive, acupuncturist offering consultations in homeopathy, nutritional support and natural health care and Roberta Babinet, MA offering coaching and practical spiritual counseling. Carol Conigliaro, L.Ac. Carol Conigliaro, Owner PO Box 912, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5776 Email: [email protected] Hours: Lyons office: M,W,Th. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Boulder office: Tu., Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Chinese medicine is a complete health care system used by millions. My treatments are gentle and relaxing; effective for a wide range of health issues. Free consultations available. JJ Booksh-Asnicar, CMT JJ Booksh-Asnicar 454 Main St., PO Box 973 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-709-9090 Email: [email protected] Hours: by appointment Offering massage therapy and Reiki in office or outcalls since 1998. My approach to bodywork is holistic, nurturing and non-invasive. Call for an appointment today.

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Website: www.luhcares.org Hours: 24/7 Expert caregivers, compassionate healing, innovative technology. Patient satisfaction surveys and industry ratings agree, we are "Changing the Caring Experience" every day. Lyons Chiropractic Clinic Joe Meckle, D.C. 438 Park Street, PO Box 181 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6664 Fax: 303-823-6665 Hours: M, Th. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tu., F 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In business since 1984, serving the Lyons area. X-ray facilities, sports injuries, auto injuries, etc. A family oriented practice with traditional Chiropractic care. Palmer graduate. Lyons Dental Dennis L. Johnstone, DMD, Richard Behler, DMD 304 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6006 Fax: 303-823-5669 Email: [email protected] Hours: M-W 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Th.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Personalized caring service for everyone: dental and oral health education, examinations, cleanings, polishing, teeth whitening, sealants for children, restorative, crowns and bridges and more.

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movement. Adult classes in Nia, yoga and dance. Milestone Family Medicine Matthew Brett, M.D. 303 Main St., Unit C Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6535 Email: [email protected] Website: www.luhcares.org Hours: M,Tu.,Th. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., W 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., F 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We are a service of Longmont United Hospital and offer complete on-site care. Matthew Brett, M.D., Caryn Sheftel, RN, MSN, FPN. Mountain States Health Products Sharon Lynn; Owner PO Box 1129, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9338 Toll Free 1-800-647-0074 Fax: 303-823-9359 Email:[email protected] Website:www.mhpvitamins.com Hours: M-Th. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Since 1990 MHP has been providing health care providers with high quality nutritional supplements with our own private label formulas and 30 other hand-selected professional formulas. Performance Sports Massage, LLC Sally McJoynt Pillsbury, National Certified Massage Therapist 4535 N. Broadway #104 Boulder, CO 80304 765 Sandstone Dr. (Fridays) Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-544-9405 Cell: 303-823-9323 Email:[email protected] Website:www.performancesportsmassage.com Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. M-Th., Lyons office on Fri. Since 1989, I have specialized in the care, rehabilitation and prevention of muscle tendon injuries through proven hands on approach to orthopedic sports massage therapy. Clients have praised my touch as "intuitive and powerful" and simply, "magic fingers." I look forward to helping you bring out your peak performance.

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Connection Partners, Inc. Arlene Brownell and Tom Bache-Wiig, Co-Founders P.O. Box 2513, Lyons, CO 80540á Phones: 303-449-2553, 303-443-2709 Fax: 303-346-8663 Email: [email protected] Website: www.connectionpartners.com Hours: Varies Dedicated to helping people transform the energy of conflict into the energy of solutions through meditation, facilitation, training and coaching services to prevent conflict and improve communication.

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Juice Plus and Nutrition Education Contact: Cat Wechsler Lyons, CO Phone: 303-589-5495 Email: [email protected] Website: www.begreenjuiceplus.com Hours: anytime Helping people get healthy with whole food nutrition, education and consulting. JuicePlus, 17 fruits and vegetables in a capsule, whole food nutrition for better health. Longmont United Hospital 1950 Mountain View Ave. Longmont, CO 80501 Phone: 303-651-5111

Lyons Physical Therapy, Inc. Bronwyn Muldoon, RPT 435 High Street, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-8813 Fax: 303-823-2355 Email: [email protected] Website: www.LyonsPT.com Hours: M,W,Th. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., F 8 a.m. to 3 pm. Closed Tu. Delivering physical, occupational and hand therapy for all types of injuries. We handle workers compensation and most insurance.

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Mayama Movement Studio, LLC Jasmine Lok and Ali Kishiyama, Owners 442 High Street, P.O. Box 1070 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9262 Email: [email protected] Website: www.mayamastudio.com Hours: Hours vary per class schedule/all seasons Mayama provides classes in children's ballet, tap, and jazz. Toddler classes in music and creative

Pilates of Lyons Martina Mason 440 Main St., Ste. 201 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 720-934-7887 Email: [email protected] Website: www.pilatesoflyons.com Hours: M-Sat. We are a fully equipped Pilates studio, offering private sessions, mat and equipment classes. Wink Optical Brian and Dr. Liz Erley 3301 30th St. Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-443-4311 Fax: 303-443-4313 Email: [email protected] Website: www.winkoptical.net Hours: M,Tu,W,F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Th. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lyons residents, Dr. Liz and Brian Erley, own Wink Optical. While our business is in Boulder, our hearts and home are in Lyons.

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(June), and year-round indoor concerts in the Wildflower Pavilion.

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NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS / COMMUNITY SERVICES / FUNDRAISING

Sounds of Lyons MinTze Wu, Director P.O.Box 476, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-249-7135 Email: [email protected] Website: www.soundsoflyons.com Dates: June 3-5, 2011 Lyons will host a weekend of classical music festival that promises innovative, enchanting, and exceptional experiences. We explore new possibilities of classical music in intimate settings and unique productions.

NEWSPAPERS

Foothills United Way Barbara Pingrey, President 1285 Cimarron Dr., Ste. 101 Lafayette, CO 80026 Phone: 303-444-4013 Fax: 303-444-2620 Email: [email protected] Website: www.unitedwayfoothills.org Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Since 1922, Foothills United Way has enlisted the collective power of people in Boulder and Broomfield Counties to change and save lives. Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Linda Tyler, Executive Director Location: On Ute Highway between Lyons and Longmont PO Box 18987, Boulder, CO 80308 Phone: 303-823-8455 Fax: 303-823-5051 Email: [email protected] Website: www.greenwoodwildlife.org Hours: 7 days/week; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Greenwood rehabilitates small wildlife which are either sick, injured, and/or orphaned so they can be returned to their natural habitats. Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley David Emerson, Executive Director PO Box 333, Longmont CO 80502 Phone: 303-682-2485 Fax: 303-684-6762 Email: [email protected] Website: www.stvrainhfh.org Habitat for Humanity is a people-topeople partnership drawing families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing. Lyons Community Foundation William Palmer-Chairman PO Box 546, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-8284 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonscf.org The Lyons Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the Greater Lyons Area. Lyons Garden Club Joycelyn Fankhauser; President PO Box 1654, Lyons, Co 80540 Phone: 303-591-4424 Email: [email protected] Hours: Year-round The Lyons Garden Club is a com-

munity-minded group of Lyons residents who are committed to beautifying Lyons "One Flower at a Time." Meets every 4th Wednesday of the month; 6:30 p.m. at the Lyons Firehouse Meeting Room. Lyons Lions Club Kris Sims, President PO Box 1415, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5034 Email: [email protected] Hours: 2nd and 4th Tu. 6:30 p.m. Call for location. Lyons Lions Club is part of Lions International, the largest service organization in the world. With a motto, "We serve" the local charter dates from 1946. Public Media Travel Association John Burke, Founder PO Box 1600, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-1008 Email: [email protected] A clearinghouse of travel information through which public radio and TV stations can earn commissions on audience travel booked through the site. Transition Town Lyons Coco Gordon 523 5th Ave., PO Box 225 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5585 Email: [email protected] Website: http://transitioncolorado.ning.com/ group/transitiontownlyonsco Transition Lyons, grassroots worldwide movement, sets collective visions of engaged optimism, resilience training, celebrating the genius of community, and responding proactively within an energy constrained future.

OPTICAL ­ SEE MEDICAL PHONE DIRECTORY

Lyons Historical Society, DBA Lyons Redstone Museum LaVern M. Johnson 340 High St., PO Box 9 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5271/ 823-6692 Fax: 303-823-8257 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonsredstonemuseum.com Hours: June-Sept. M-Sat. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Museum depicts the history of the Lyons area in displays, photographs, and genealogy, with a gift shop and book sale. Pick up a brochure for a historical tour

MUSIC FESTIVALS

Lyons Recorder Lora Gilson, Publisher Email: [email protected] Joseph Lekarczyk, Editor Email: [email protected] 454 Main St., Ste. C, P.O. Box 1729 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6625 Website: www.lyonsrecorder.com Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days, year round. A weekly community newspaper that covers information, news and events of local interest in the Lyons area. Now a member of the Colorado Press Association.

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Redstone Review Susan de Castro McCann, Editor PO Box 68, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6358 Fax: 303-823-5392 Email: [email protected] Website: www.redstonereview.com An award winning Lyons area newspaper; high quality news, entertainment, business and features of local, regional and national interest. Distributed in Lyons, Boulder and Longmont. Longmont Times-Call John DiMambro-General Manager/Advertising Director 350 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80540 Phone: 303-776-2244 Fax: 303-774-8088 Email: [email protected] Website: www.timescall.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Since 1871, a family owned community newspaper offering sevenday-a-week home delivery and complete commercial printing services.

Planet Bluegrass Craig Ferguson, President 500 W. Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0848 Fax: 303-823-0849 Email: [email protected] Website: www.bluegrass.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting fine acoustic music in exquisite settings, including Rockygrass (July), Rocky Mountain Folks (August), Telluride Bluegrass

Names and Numbers Jonathan Mack 1225 E. Centennial, PO Box 1479 Pittsburg, KS 66762 Phone: 800-592-7625 Fax: 620-231-3648 Email: [email protected] Website: www.namesandnumbers.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Names and Numbers Five Star Phone Books have enhanced the value of your yellow page advertising by offering the online, CST and mobile edition.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

PUBLISHING

here and are proud to call Lyons our home.

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Focus on Nature Fi Rust 260 Iroquois, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0210 Cell: 303-817-6360 Email: [email protected] Website: www.focus-on-nature.com Hours: Open year round by appointment Wildlife and nature images as prints or stock photography by awardwinning photographer. Also specializing in pet portraiture, action shots and outdoor people portraits. Jennifer Schumacher Photography Jennifer Schumacher Lyons, CO Phone: 303-823-6570 Email: [email protected] Website: www.jenniferschumacherphotography.com Hours: by appointment Wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer. Celebrating life's moments through heirloom photographs. Weddings, seniors, newborn, maternity and families welcome. Living Images by Carol Walker Carol Walker 16500 Dakota Ridge Rd. Longmont, CO 80503 Phone: 303-823-6642 Fax: 303-823-5119 Email: [email protected] Website: www.livingimagescjw.com Hours: all year Living images by Carol Walker provides portraits of people with their horses and pets, and also photography of horses for advertising

PIANO TUNING / SERVICE

Brock Publishing Tom Brock, Owner 1919 14th St., Ste. 709 Boulder, CO 80302 Phone: 303-443-0600 or 800-903-2532 Fax: 303-443-6627 Email: [email protected] Website: www.brockpub.com Hours: M-F 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local publisher of Boulder Magazine, Boulder County Home and Garden Magazine, Aurora Guide, as well as programs for Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Music Festival and Central City Opera.

REAL ESTATE / COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

RE/Max of Boulder, Inc. Dan Sidall, Broker Associate 2425 Canyon Blvd., Ste. 110 Boulder, CO 80302 435 High St., Ste. 205 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-8400 Fax: 303-539-9846 Email: [email protected] Website: www.dansiddall.com Dan moved to the Lyons area in 1995 with his wife and 3 children. He has been expertly assisting clients with their real estate needs since 1983.

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www.andreashomesteadcafe.com Hours: Th-M, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch and Dinner. Call for hours. Featuring our new affordable "Build Your Own Meals and Snacks," Andrea's brings you the freshest homemade baked goods, soups, salads, and entrees. Come to Andrea's and discover true German Gemutlichkeit!

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Coldwell Banker ­ Jonelle Tucker Jonelle Tucker, Realtor 2700 Canyon Blvd. Ste 200, Boulder CO 80302 Phone: 303-902-6250 Fax: 303-449-6969 Email: [email protected] Website: www.JonelleTucker.com Hours: Please call or email for an appointment Helping people buy and sell properties at the best price with no hassle is my service commitment. Striving to do this sustainably is my passion.

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RE/Max of Boulder, Inc. Jill Bryant, Broker Associate 2425 Canyon Blvd. Boulder, CO 80302 Phone: 303-441-5602, 800-825-7000 Email: [email protected] Website: www.jillbryant.com Hours: 7 days a week Call "The Locals' Favorite" when you want honest and dependable service! In the Real Estate business since 1993, Jill will work hard for you!

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Barking Dog Café Greig Chesne, Owner 431 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9600 Email: [email protected] Hours: M-F 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat. Sun. 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Barking Dog sits at the gateway to the Rockies. Stop here to plot your mountain course: enjoy fresh baked goodies, breakfast, lunch and delicious coffee drinks. Wireless Internet.

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Roger Peirce Piano Service Roger Peirce, Owner 143 Eagle Feather Way Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5913 Email: [email protected] Website: www.rogerpeircepianoservice.com Hours: Please call Registered technician member of the piano technician's guild, in business since 1979 serving all sectors of musical community. Services include tuning, regulating, voicing, reconditioning and rebuilding.

Freeman Myre Arn Hayden, Commercial Broker Associate 6800 N. 79th St., Ste. 208 PO Box 1667, Niwot, CO 80503 Phone: 303-358-7038 Email: [email protected] Website: www.arnhayden.com I help business owners and landlords with leasing, buying or selling commercial buildings and land for business owners in all of Boulder County, including Lyons McConnell Realty, LLC Sharon McConnell, CRS, GRI e-Pro, Owner/Broker PO Box 96, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6839 Fax: 303-823-6689 Email: [email protected] Website: www.SharonMcConnell.com Your "Native" Hometown Realtor / Broker serving Lyons since 1979. My family homesteaded in Lyons in 1862. My children and I were born

Solman Realty Corporation Pamela Solman, Owner/Broker 436 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6980 Fax: 303-823-0907 Email: [email protected] Website: www.solmanrealty.com Hours: M-F 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Voted #7 Women Owned Businesses in Boulder County in 2008. Boulder County Business Report. Voted #17 in real estate revenue in Boulder County in 2003. Boulder County Business Report. The oldest real estate company in Lyons. Serving the local community for over 41 years.

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Bloomberries Box Cart Joshua Collins, Owner 921 Eagle Drive, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9814 Email: [email protected] Hours: Call for scheduling You've seen our booth at many town festivals. Fresh squeezed lemonades and limeades, Chicago hot dogs, brats, old-fashioned funnel cakes, ice cream and more available for your next event! Ciatano Winery 16858 N. St. Vrain Drive Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5011 Fax: 303-823-0193 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ciatanowinery.com Spend the afternoon at Ciatano's, a family owned winery and tasting room. Indulge in our wines, deli food and serene picnic grounds along the St. Vrain River. Cilantro Mary Wayne Anderson, Owner 450 Main Street, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5014 Email: [email protected] Website: www.cilantromary.com Hours: Closed Tuesdays, Dinner at 5 p.m. Mexican, Carribean and Southern influenced cuisine. Made fresh in house with fresh ingredients. Menu items will change based on seasonality. Full bar with a great craft beer list. Outdoor patio.

Andrea's Homestead Cafe Andrea Liermann, Owner 216 E. Main Street Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5000 Fax: 303-823-0860 Email: [email protected] Website:

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City Chicks Food & Flicks Nancy Liquori and Robin Young, Owners 138 Main St. ­ Lyons Village Central Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6049 Email: [email protected] Website: www.citychicksfoodflicks.com Hours: W/Th. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. F/Sat. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. M/Tu. Closed Unique New York Italian restaurant, deli and grocery that serves gourmet box lunches, take `n bake pizzas and homemade meals to go. Eat in house or takeout. Beer, wine, espresso, desserts and DVD rentals. On the Rocks Southern Bistro Tina Schooler, General Manager 228 Main Street , Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6833 Email: [email protected] Website: www.ontherocksbistro.com Hours: M-Th. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; F 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun. 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. On The Rocks is a Southerninspired bistro serving mesquite grilled steaks, burgers and fish, and Southern favorites ­ BBQ, fried chicken and chicken fried steak. Oskar Blues Grill & Bar Dale Katechis, Owner 303 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6685 Fax: 303-823-3033 Email: [email protected] Website: www.oskarblues.com Hours: Open daily at 11 a.m. Home of Dale's Pale Ale. Enjoy a Cajun menu, tasty ribs, pizzas and burgers. Award-winning blues bands. Happy hour M-F 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Catering available.

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Sushi Matsuri Taka and Yumi Sueyoshi, Owners 432 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0505 Fax: 303-823-0506 Email: [email protected] Website: www.sushi-matsuri.com Hours: T, Th., Sun. 5 to 9 p.m., F 5 to 10 p.m., Sat. 5 to 10:30 p.m. (Karaoke Night: Super Happy Hour 8:30 to 10:30 p.m.) Happy Hour: 5 to 6:30 p.m. T-F & Sun. Daily specials food and drinks. Kid's meal only $3.99 with a cookie and fun toy! In addition to our authentic sushi, we also service exotic variations on family favorites. A selection of cooked sushis, and a variety of tasty vegetarian dishes.

RETAIL SHOPS ­ SEE ART GALLERIES SCHOOLS

involved parents, hardworking students, outstanding co-curricular programs, rigorous curriculum. Rated "Excellent" by CDE and U.S. News and World Report. St. Vrain Valley School District John Poynton, Communications Director 395 S. Pratt Parkway Longmont, CO 80501 Phone: 303-682-7404 Fax: 303-682-7396 Email: [email protected] Website: www.stvrain.k12.co.us Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. An exemplary school district that inspires and promotes high standards of learning and student wellbeing in partnership with parents, guardians, and the community.

SCREEN-PRINTING / PROMOTIONAL & IMPRINTED PRODUCTS

years producing cement in Lyons! We are an active partner in the Lyons community, supporting community events, services, schools and parks.

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Loukonen Bros. Stone Company Michael Loukonen 12993 N. Foothills Hwy. Longmont, CO 80503 Phone: 303-823-6268 Fax: 303-823-0843 Email: [email protected] Website: www.loukonenbros.com Hours: Open all year; call for hours Quarrier; Wholesale and Retail yard for the Lyons Red, Colorado Buff and Lykins Sandstones products. Custom cut dimensional stone with honing and polishing service available.

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Lyons Community Montessori Laurie Kennedy, Head of School Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-9629 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonscommunitymontessori.com Hours: Sept. ­ June; Summer Programs, Closed Aug. 1 ­ Labor Day Instructors at Lyons Community Montessori School teach children in a safe, nurturing environment using the Montessori method. Our outstanding teacher-student ratio is 1:7.5. Lyons Elementary School Christa Keppler, Principal 338 High Street, P.O. Box 559, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone:303-823-6959 Fax: 303-823-1357 Email: [email protected] Website: lyonses.stvrain.k12.co.us Lyons Elementary is an essential part of this close-knit community. The school's small size, and dedicated staff, ensures student's needs are met. Lyons Middle/Senior High School Greg Winger, Principal 100 S. 2nd Avenue, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6631 E-Mail: [email protected] Website: www.lmshs.stvrain.k12.co.us An outstanding teaching staff;

Flappy's Print Shop John Bouchard 415-B Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-2331 Fax: 303-957-5626 Email: [email protected] Quality screen-printing since 1992. Promotional items, apparel, paper and more. VisABILITY Janice Gavan, President 443 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-0327 Fax: 303-823-0332 Email: [email protected] Website: www.visability.com Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Source of imprinted promotional products for over 16,000 marketing and fundraising campaigns since 1986, VisABILITY is a leading supplier of logoware to nonprofits nationwide.

SIGNS ­ SEE ADVERTISING SPAS ­ SEE BEAUTY SALONS STONE / QUARRIES

St. Vrain Market, Deli and Bakery Neil and Connie Sullivan, owners 455 Main St., PO Box 1370 Lyons, CO 80540 303-823-5225 [email protected] www.stvrainmarket.com Open seven days a week 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; May through Sept. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Planet Bluegrass festival weekends 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. St. Vrain Market offers groceries, fresh produce, a deli/lunch counter, a bakery, and an outdoor seating area where locals and tourists can enjoy made-to-order sandwiches.

SEE OUR AD ON PAGE 2 SURVEYING

Stone Cup Café and Gallery Mindy and Sam Tallent, Owners 442 High St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-2345 Cell: 720-771-6981 Email: [email protected] Website: www.thestonecup.com Hours: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. 7 days a week Offering organic and fair trade coffee, teas and espresso. A local favorite for amazing baked goods, burritos, Breggos, sandwiches, smoothies and hospitality. Free WiFi. Evening rentals available.

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CEMEX, Inc., Lyons Plant Steve Goodrich 5134 Ute Highway, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-2109 Fax: 303-823-2199 Email: [email protected] Website: www.cemex.com Hours: 24/7 In 2009, CEMEX celebrates 40

England Surveying, Inc. Rick England, Owner 144 Kelling Dr., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5461 Fax: 303-823-5871 Email: [email protected] Specializing in boundary surveys, improvement surveys, site plans, topographical maps, construction staking, improvement location certificates and area calculations. Locally owned and operated since 1996.

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TRANSLATION SERVICES

VIDEO STORE

One World Translation & Assoc. ­ Interpretation & Translation Services Carolina Weaver, CEO PO Box 1236 Lyons, CO 80540-1236 Phone: 303-823-2460 Fax: 303-823-8560 Cell: 303-594-5451 Toll Free: 877-220-2460 Email: [email protected] Website: www.oneworldtranslation.com Translation and Interpretation Services in Lyons, Co. A full-service agency that provides professional interpretation and translation services in over 60 languages for a variety of fields

TREE REMOVAL / CARE ­ SEE LANDSCAPING VETERINARY / PET CARE

City Chicks Food & Flicks Nancy Liquori and Robin Young, Owners 138 Main St., Lyons Village Central Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6049 Email: [email protected] Website: www.citychicksfoodflicks.com Hours: Tu.-Sun. 11a.m to 9 p.m. Unique New York Italian deli and restaurant that serves gourmet box lunches and homemade dinners, eat in-house or takeout, beer, wine and DVD rentals.

VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES

Website: www.visitlongmont.org Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. LAVA offers visitors information and assistance in locating hotels, attractions, restaurants and shopping in the Longmont area.

WASTE DISPOSAL / RECYCLING SERVICES

ornamental. Over 20 years experience. Certified and insured. Design consultations available. Welding supplies/steel sales.

WELL SERVICE

Lots of Luv'N Pet Care, LLC Kat-dog B. Drake-Owner 342 Seward St., Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6199 Cell: 970-231-7980 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lotsofluvnpetcare.com Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dog training,(OB and behavior modification for dogs that have issues), pet sitting, dog walks, dog hikes, dog handler for weddings and home security checks. Lyons Veterinary Clinic Geralyn Gibson, DVM Jolene Duncan, DVM 412 High St., PO Box 1338 Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6767 Fax: 303-823-6074 Email: [email protected] Website: www.lyonsvetclinic.com Hours: M,F 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tu.,Th. 8 a.m to 5:30 p.m., W, Sat. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our style of practice is all encompassing. We practice conventional and alternative medicine so that we may treat the whole animal. Now offering professional grooming and self dog wash.

Spike Productions Cat Russell, Owner P.O. Box 994, Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-6194 Email: [email protected] Website: www.spikeproductions.com Spike Productions is dedicated to excellence in digital video, professional service and producing a cost-efficient product that honors the unique needs of each client.

VISITORS ASSOCIATIONS

Western Disposal Services Tom Tadewald 5880 Butte Mill Rd. Boulder, CO 80301 Phone: 303-444-2037 Fax: 303-444-7509 Email: [email protected] Website: www.westerndisposal.com Hours: M-Sat. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Western Disposal Services is a Boulder County locally-owned full service trash and recycling company. We have been meeting the disposal needs of Boulder County since 1970.

WEDDINGS ­ SEE ACCOMMODATIONS, BEAUTY SALONS & SPAS, CATERING / EVENT PLANNING, CHURCHES, GIFTS, PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO, RESTAURANTS & WINERIES, WELDING

John's Well Service 4545 Ute Highway Longmont, CO 80503 Phone: 303-823-5344 Fax: 303-823-9139 Email: [email protected] Website: www.johnswell.com Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our business is water pump sales and service for domestic water wells and irrigation; water storage systems; water well service; residential water treatment.

WINERIES

Longmont Area Visitors Association Gary Wheat 630 Coffman St., Ste. B Longmont, CO 80501 Phone: 303-776-9011 Fax: 303-651-2260 Email: [email protected]

Lyons Portable Welding Dave Wechsler 103 Stone Canyon Dr. Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5919 Fax: 303-823-0770 Email: [email protected] Hours: M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat by appointment Custom welding/fabrication, railings, trellises, repairs, fences,

Ciatano Winery at the Rock N' River Resort. 16858 N. St. Vrain Drive Lyons, CO 80540 Phone: 303-823-5011 Fax: 303-823-0193 Email: [email protected] Website: www.rocknriver.com Spend the afternoon at Ciatano's, a family owned winery and tasting room. Indulge in our wines, deli food and serene picnic grounds along the St. Vrain River. Trout fish in our beautiful ponds

WRITERS

Carol Pranschke, Writer 1002 Steamboat Valley Rd. PO Box 758, Lyons, Co 80540 Phone: 303.823.2419 Cell: 847.687.0259 Email:[email protected] Need writing done fast? Experienced and ready to help. Business and personal stories; Grant applications; Internal corporate communications; Technical procedures for non-techies; Website content.

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PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

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s the town revitalized its commercial district, private individuals invested heavily to upgrade their companies and buildings. One notable achievement is the rejuvenated Saint Vrain Market. Owners Neil and Connie Sullivan demonstrate how the efforts of conscientious business and property owners enhance our quality of life. Photo above: Rainbow over the exciting new St. Vrain Market, by Gabry Cornell. Photo below: Sunrise over Lyons, by Brian Donnell of Ducks In a Row Studio. Both photos demonstrate that the heavens approve of life in the Lyons Valley.

PHOTO BY BRIAN DONNELL / DUCKS IN A ROW STUDIO

PHOTO BY GABRY CORNELL

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