About Town - August 27, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees.

Yes, another week gone by, school has started, lots of activities, nice cooler weather, lots of business in town, La Mariposa has opened, etc. However, there are still a lot of complaints as to the weeks it takes to get a permit to rebuild in the flooded area. In discussing this with Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen, she states it is FEMA rules, and the buildings are in the floodplain and they cannot cause “flood rise” from their

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Lyons Life: Kevin Carroll

By Kevin Carroll

“Nothing had taken me over before”, said Kevin Carroll, owner of Lyons Classic Pinball, referring to his obsession with the electric steel ball games.

He had played pinball over the years, but it was just an occasional treat. It wasn’t until he got his first machine as a surprise birthday present from his wife, Carole (yes, she is Carole Carroll) and some friends, that he knew

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Vivian Lee Briggs

Vivian Lee Briggs, born to William and Esther Moran on January 4, 1943 passed away peacefully on August 18, 2015. Vivian was born in Sterling Colorado, a short time later she and her family moved to Fort Collins. Vivian graduated from Fort Collins High School and went on to attend Colorado State University. She married Ford

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Earl “Shorty” Ward

Earl “Shorty” Ward, age 92, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, August 7.
He leaves his son Christopher Ward, and his son-in-law Tory Wentworth-Ward. He was preceded in death by

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Farm Lessons At History Camp

By Kathleen Spring
It’s back to school time. Ready for your first quiz? Who were the first farmers? Cavemen and women, according to anthropologists. Who first farmed in the Colorado Front Range area?  Native Americans preferred the grasslands on the east side of Colorado, but evidence shows their teepee rings near Lyons. The first white settlers were Chester and Mary Smead, who

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