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)

 

By  Joseph Lekarczyk

Seven public hearings. In one night. That is what the Board of Trustees (BOT) were up against at Monday evening's meeting; plus an executive session!

Perhaps knowing that they had a long night ahead of them, the Trustees moved relatively quickly through the early agenda items. Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Bill Crist informed the Board that his people had conducted an emergency training drill earlier in the day at Lyons Middle/Senior High School, and that it went well. His office is currently “at or just below” the budget for extra duty patrols, and he reported that, “we are gearing up for the Parade of Lights.” Finance Director Anna Canada used grafts and charts to show the revenues and expenditures for the month of October, and the Year-to-Date. Things look good

 

 

By  Joseph Lekarczyk
To say that things got a little confusing Monday night at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting when the subject of amending the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the Town of Lyons and the Lyons Regional Library District came up on the agenda would be, a study in understatement.

Things were rolling along pretty well; Sgt. Bill Crist of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office reported that, “there were a couple of bumps” at the Planet Bluegrass concert over the weekend, but overall, “nothing major.” He also reminded those present that due to the leaf-peepers hoping to enjoy the fall colors in the mountains, weekend traffic through town will continue to be heavy for awhile.

 

Two Lyons adventurers, Erica Ellingson and Sarah Catchpole (the “Blister Sisters”), are preparing for a challenging hike. They will be trekking over one hundred miles across the remote and rolling Yorkshire Dales and Moors in the north of England. Why? To raise

 

Going for Green in Lyons

By Kathleen Thurmes
Last week, Eco-Cycle, Environment Colorado, CoPIRG and concerned citizens gathered at Confluence Park in Denver to highlight the dangers associated single-use disposable plastics and to launch a new statewide effort to ban food-grade polystyrene foam containers, one of the worst offenders.

Plastic pollution poses a danger to our planet, our oceans, and our health. That’s why Eco-Cycle is partnering with

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