Year in Review - Part Two

Schools

After a summer of feverish work, a new Montessori school opened up in the old parsonage next to the Lyons Community Church. Mayor John O’Brien and Trustee LaVern Johnson helped the Lyons Valley Preschool staff and board proudly cut the ribbon to welcome a couple dozen eager toddlers to the world of education.

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Dog Park Obstacles

Guest Editorial

One of the sites selected by the Trestle Group for the Town of Lyons replacement housing faces significant challenges says the group opposing its use.
The Save Our Parks and Open Space group, or SOPOS, points out that the town’s dog park is protected by a restrictive covenant overseen by Boulder County and violation

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Year in Review - Part One

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 Old 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 hope you all enjoy the holidays, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson
Lyons Recorder 

Much in the same way of 2013 being remembered mostly for the devastating September flood, 2014 here in Lyons seemed to a large extent to resolve around “recovery.” Life did get somewhat back to “normal” for most residents. However, as a walk through the Confluence Neighborhood shows, we still have a long way to go. 

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History Colorado Award For Allenspark Resident

History Colorado is pleased to announce that Allenspark historian Edie DeWeese is the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Caroline Bancroft History Award. The award was made in recognition of DeWeese’s project, the Alonzo N. Allen Archaeological Survey, a two-year research and excavation program begun in 2012.

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Thank You for Your Smiles

Dear Editor,
I would like to thank the cast and crew of “Dream Time!” which played at Lyons Community Church as a celebration during worship service on Sunday, December 21. The kids make it worth it, and the adults make it happen! Thanks to: Lia Malito (Wise Girl and Scripture Reader), Lauren Hunter (Mary), to Byron Curton (Joseph), to Jason

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Dispelling The Legend – Part I

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

What was Robert Johnson really doing at the crossroads?

First, some background. This story is one I wrote many years ago for the Denver Blues & Bones Festival. They wanted a short piece on the blues and BBQ, and I had been thinking about the myth of the iconic bluesman Robert Johnson going down to the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61 in Clarkdale, Mississippi to sell his soul to the Devil; who in turn made him a great guitar player.

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Poetry Corner - Dec. 25, 2014

Manifest

The Grinch grew a heart
Scrooge did too

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Fight Till The End

The 3A Valley Vikings (4-2) were expected to beat the 2A Lady Lions but no one told that to the Lyons girl’s as they played the game with great intensity. The Vikings started mostly experienced senior players, and also had lots of depth. The Lady Lions only rotated one substitute player in and out of the game,

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Why Registering With Selective Service Matters

With the rising cost of college and a daunting job market, it’s easy to worry about what will happen to the young people in our community as they enter adulthood. For young men, there’s one easy way to improve their chances in life: register with the Selective Service System.

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