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  • Raging river
    Church spreads holiday cheer after Colorado floods
    Believing there’s no place like home for the holidays, a small nondenominational church in Lyons, Colo. has been busy since September of 2013, helping hundreds of families repair or rebuild homes severely damaged or swept away by historic...
  • Eleventh Lyons Outdoor Games bigger than ever
    Eleventh Lyons Outdoor Games bigger than ever
    The Lyons Outdoor Games for 2012 once again proved that variety is the spice of an outdoor festival. The games featured water, running, and biking sports. In addition, an incredible beer and music festival provided excellent drink and...
  • The Indian Mesa Trail at Rabbit Mountain Open Space
    Hiking at Rabbit Mountain Open Space: Indian Mesa Trail
    Confession time. I hate turning around on a hike. If I've taken the time to research a hike, taken the time to drive to a trail, then I want to hike the trail I came to hike.I turned around on the Indian Mesa Trail at Rabbit Mountain Open...
  • View from the Little Thompson Overlook
    Hiking at Rabbit Mountain Open Space: Little Thompson Overlook Trail
    Hikers at Rabbit Mountain Open Space near Lyons have three trails to chose from, but the best one may be the Little Thompson Overlook Trail. The 3 mile roundtrip hike takes visitors to a rocky outcropping with a scenic view of the Little Thompson...
  • The view along the Eagle Wind Trail
    Hiking at Rabbit Mountain Open Space: Eagle Wind Trail
    Rabbit Mountain Open Space is just four miles from a well-traveled intersection, but it's a great place to get away. This little park near Lyons is popular with runners, hikers, families and bikers because it offers three different trails with...
  • Magali Niel vs. Jade De Hass
    Packed Alario Center enjoys MMA at Prestige Fights 2 & Results of course
    The Bayou Brawl 2, the official name for Prestige Fight's second show is in the books. Promoter Carlos Mena thanked the fans and the huge number of volunteers and friends from the region's MMA community who helped the show succeed.The...
  • Ciatano Winery
    Ciatano Winery offers scenery, service, and tips for selecting wedding wines
    The ring was a breeze. The dress? A snap. But when faced with the challenge of selecting wedding wines, many brides and grooms see the glass as half-empty.Now, thanks to gems like the Ciatano Winery, Colorado couples are finding that when it comes...
  • Westminister swimming
    Dog parks near Boulder County
    There are many excellent dog park choices within Boulder County. I've covered most of them in the Boulder Overview and the Louisville Overview. But if you're itching for somewhere new and relatively close, check out these parks: Colorado...
  • Lyons dog park
    Special feature: Lyons dog park
    Lyons is a small city northwest of Boulder. If you've ever taken US highway 36 to Estes Park, you've driven right through Lyons. While the Planet Bluegrass festival grounds are super easy to spot, the dog park is a little more hidden...