By Ken Singer

The area around Lyons has some of the most diverse geology in the state, according to County Open Space volunteer geologist Roger Myers. He has led several hikes to point out the distinctive geologic features of the area around the town.

In September, he led a group of about fifteen on the Hall Ranch trail off Route 7 up to the top where it is joined by a trail coming from the trail head at Antelope Road, popular with mountain bikers and hikers. Pointing to the numerous bits of quartz on the ground, he showed a large vein of the mineral, which was likely blown up by dynamite from a prospector

Boulder County is one of nine Colorado communities that have banded together to push for more action to tackle climate change at the state and federal levels. Colorado Communities for Climate Action (CC4CA) is this state’s first consortium to represent municipalities and counties in


Boulder County Parks & Open Space and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Wildland Fire Management Program have postponed the Wapiti 2 prescribed burn at Heil Valley Ranch because of adverse weather conditions. The burn was initially scheduled to begin this week, but due to high winds has been postponed.

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