IRS Identity Verification Service

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers who receive requests from the IRS to verify their identities that the Identity Verification Service website, idverify.irs.gov, offers the fastest, easiest way to complete the task.

Taxpayers may receive a letter when the IRS stops suspicious tax returns that have indications of being identity theft but contains a real taxpayer’s name and/or Social Security number. Only those taxpayers receiving Letter 5071C should access idverify.irs.gov. The website will ask a series of questions that only the real taxpayer can answer. Once the

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Track and Field Intra-Squad Scrimmage

By Renée Haip
On Saturday, March 21, Lyons Track and Field participated in a spirited intra-squad scrimmage at the high school that produced some fine performances. Divided into two mixed teams of boys and girls, the “white team” was led by seniors Ryan Smith, Jenna Anderson, Brett Curry, Savannah Drotar, and Faith Myers. The “blue team” was led by seniors

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Clarifier Project Moving Forward

Priscilla Cohan and Cathy Rivers, the driving forces behind the community mosaic art project known as The Clarifier Project, are moving forward toward a finished product, and together with David Bailey of Urban Oasis Designs presented their progress, goals, and a conceptual site plan to the Board of Trustees at last week’s workshop.

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Two National Merit Scholars Finalist

Congratulations to two students, Emily Schneider and Matthew Dillon, at Lyons High School who recently were named as National Merit Scholar Finalists for this school year.
The two seniors are well-rounded students, who in addition to their academic excellence (each has maintained a GPA above 4.0) also are contributing members of the school’s music and athletic programs.

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Special Election Result

Well, it’s official; after months of volunteer hours by the Housing Recovery Task Force, dozens of public meetings, design charets, letters to the editor, campaigns for and against, door-knocking, walk-abouts through Bohn Park, and all the discourse on social media, in the words of Mayor John O’Brien, “The people have spoken.” And, according to officials at

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Opal Bryan

Opal B. Bryan, 87, of Lyons passed away on Friday, March 20, at Life Care Center of Longmont. She was born May 20, 1927 in Guthrie Center, IA to Ellis and Minnie (Hoepner) Brady. Opal married Melvin N. Bryan on February 17, 1951 in Audubon, IA.  They moved to Longmont, in 1952, and then to Lyons, in 1955. Opal was a member of the Lyons Methodist Church.

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Bank Of The West To Sponsor Art Show  

Art on the Green today announced that Bank of the West, is returning for their second year as the major sponsor of the event. The festival in Lyons will be held on the weekend of  June 20 and 21, in Sandstone Park.

In announcing the sponsorship arrangement, festival director, Rick Hammans said, he was “delighted that Bank of the West had agreed to continue their sponsorship. The support we receive from our hometown

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Coffee Tasting At Steamboat Natural Foods

Steamboat Natural Foods in conjunction with Dragonfly Coffee Roasters of Boulder will host a coffee tasting this Saturday morning, March 14, from 10 a.m., to noon.

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Structure Fire On Seward

Lyons Fire Protection District, along with,  Hygiene Fire Protection District, Deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office,  and American Medical Response, responded to a structure fire, in the 400 block of Seward Street in Lyons, at approximately 6 p.m., on Tuesday, March 3.

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