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Work continues as the new Lyons Regional Library building on Railroad Avenue begins to take shape. The exterior framing is up, and the roof joists are being put in place. The grand opening for the facility has yet to be determined. Stay tuned!
Editor's Note: In order that Lora and I, and all our wonderful volunteer contributors might enjoy some time off to be with our families and friends during the holidays, the Lyons Recorder will continue our tradition of using the last week of the year, and the first week of the new year, to bring our readers “The Year In Review.”
On behalf of everyone connected to the Lyons Recorder, we extend Season's Greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson
TOWN GOVERNMENT, ETC
It didn't take long for the Board of Trustees (BOT) to get a sense of what was on the minds of residents.
By Joseph Lekarczyk
People came from near and far to have their say on several topics at the Monday night Board of Trustee (BOT) meeting. The first thing one noticed upon entering council chambers was the front of the dais, where the six Trustees and the Mayor sit, had removed seemingly so the microphones/sound system could be replaced or at least improved. It worked. LaVern and this reporter may no longer have to strain and lean in to hear what is being said. Well done. The sound quality is much better. Apparently they also made some changes on the toggle switch that allows Mayor Connie Sullivan to illuminate the “yea” (green) or “nay” (red)
Just in time for Halloween, Day of the Dead, and All Saints Day, Lyons resident Junior Burke will read excerpts and sign copies of his new book “A Thousand Eyes.” A book that could be considered in horror genre, “A Thousand Eyes” tells the story of Lynton, a small Colorado town of 2000 people nestled at the confluence of
By LaVern Johnson
Several people attended the Flood Commemoration event at the Lyons Redstone Museum on Wednesday evening, September 12, in memory of the fifth anniversary of the 2013 flood. They viewed the updated Flood of 2013, Disaster to Recovery display, listened to attendees' flood stories, and watched the video Understanding the Fundamentals Colorado’s Epic Flood of 2013, which focused on Lyons. It was hard listening to the trauma that each one went through starting on September 11, 2013 five years ago.
Others in attendance at the museum, but who did not live here during the flood and moved here afterwards and were interested in knowing about the flood and what it had taken for the town to recover. They all wished those flooded could come back; maybe there is hope.
JERRY JOHNSON - Coming home from working at Bull Durham Casino in Black Hawk, he got to the Airport Road traffic light on Highway 93, and could go no further, but no one knew why. They waited several hours; finally, a patrolman came and told them the trouble, “flood water.” He had to drive to Interstate 25, and across Highway 66,