Thanksgiving was great with a lot for us all to be thankful for. The kids are now back in school after their break; before you know it, the Christmas/New Year holidays will be upon us. And we have enjoyed some good weather. 

Great gifts available in local stores, and you support our town with sales tax. It's a win/win/win situation!

Donate non-perishable food, toiletries, and/or funds to the Holiday Giving Drive, a collaboration between the Town of Lyons and LEAF to provide hope and a spirit of community this holiday season. You can drop off items in the Cookie Monster Donation Bin in the front office of the Town Hall (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or visit:

THE GIVING TREE is coming back! LEAF has collected a "Wish List" from area residents who need a “Secret Santa.” Starting Tuesday, November 27, and ending Monday, December 10, you will be able to pick an anonymous ornament off one of the LEAF Giving Trees located at the Stone Cup, the Barking Dog, Mojos Taqueria, Western Stars Gallery, and the Lyons Library. All gifts should be delivered wrapped, with the



By LaVern (McConnell) Johnson
I graduated from Lyons High School in 1945. At that time there was a big wave across the county of closing the small schools “to save money and give a better education,” they said, and
“to have one big high school in an area instead of several small ones.”  

In the late 40s, we were in School District #47. Lyons locals Bertha Ramey, George Kelling, Hal Hall, and George Kinsey had been school board members.
One of my first memories on this subject was a PTO meeting in our old high school in 1948, with Kinsey in charge. He spoke about how great it would be to be part of Longmont High School, and whenever one



Another week gone by. Now it's almost winter. B-r-r-r. These old bones hold a chill!
Did you vote? It is our civic duty for all those over age 18 to vote. The election has been a trying thing to listen to, smears, etc., but it's nothing new. We will be relieved now for two years, and then. . . the worst is yet to come!

Our good friend Geneva Thomas wrote her annual letters reminding us to turn back our clocks for daylight savings time. Whoo, now it is dark an hour earlier. Thanks Geneva. 

Now that the affordable housing project near the high school is pending, the Town Board needs to say a stern “NO” to allowing Boulder County's shooting range just over the hill.  Delaying a position is just adding to the dread of having it so close to Lyons. What do county planners care about Lyons? The county has thousands of



Wow, what a weekend! The “Rave to the Grave” benefit had a full house, great costumes with a contest, and great music. Thanks to Arthur Lee Land & GoGo Lab. We hope lots of money was raised for LEAF. Thanks to Jeralyn Brenner and friends for the Halloween Zombie Tours,benefit for LEAF (new and enjoyable). The chili cook-off fundraiser to support the Lyons Garden Club sold out all their chili. It was m-m-m-m good; thanks to all

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