Fifty Years Of Continuous Coverage

To celebrate fifty years of continuous publishing (and over a hundred years since its founding on June 7, 1900), the Lyons Recorder is printing several articles, columns, editorials, and ads that have appeared in the paper over the decades. Also included in this special edition are the owners and publishers of the paper dating back fifty years with Ada Hammans.
Ms. Hammans and her family re-started the Lyons Recorder as a supplemental insert that appeared in the Longmont Ledger

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With Sympathy
It is with a heavy heart that we heard news of the death of former Lyons resident, Ellen Jane Bartel, age 61, on May 29, from cancer. Ellen and her husband, Tucker Nunn, lived in the Lyons Glenn neighborhood for several years prior to the flood. Ellen contributed to the town in many ways. She organized a lunch group for Lyons women who worked from home. She was an early supporter of the


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Nancy Thorwardson, of Lyons, Colorado, passed away April 11, 2017.

Nancy was "born a small Icelandic child," as she liked to say, in Cavalier, North Dakota on March 2, 1955, to Lee and Helen (Kennedy) Thorwardson. She was valedictorian of her kindergarten class, and, for her speech, she threw open her five-year-old arms and exclaimed, "Friends!!!" That was the whole speech, and



Just in time for Memorial Day, the Redstone Museum will open a new display honoring the descendants of the Lyons pioneer family of Swift/Bohn/Smith. The permanent display of historical family artifacts will begin in late May, and is courtesy of Phillip and Dolph Swift and their wives Charlene and Cheryl of Estes Park.




Arthur F. Shupe, 94, passed away Friday, March 3, 2017 while under care at Havenhealth in Yuma, AZ.

Art was born in Gothenburg, Nebraska. While still a young boy, the family moved to Hygiene, CO. Art grew up and attended school at Montgomery Elementary and Lyons High School.



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Beverly K. Long, of Lyons, CO, passed away at her home on May 2, 2017. She was 83. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Brady; sons, Kyle, David and Jeffrey Long; daughters, Leann Paul and Jeanae Maxwell; brother, Larry Kitchen; 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 pm until 8 pm, Friday, May 5, 2017 at Howe Mortuary in Longmont and



The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is marking its tenth anniversary this year. What started as a passion project led by several local residents, the impact it has had on the Lyons Community is quite remarkable. LCF was established in 2007 and the first grants were awarded in 2008. Since

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