New Site Orientation

Getting around the site: Here's picture of our old site. Its main navigation tool was the main menu in black along the top of the screen. This is analogous to the choosing the sections of a big Sunday paper. A secondary way to filter the news was the vertical menu of subsections in yellow along the left side of the screen.

Our readers enjoyed this design but it presents several problems. We were running out of space to add news features on the main menu. Having two areas for navigation is a problem as the size of the newspaper grows. And two menus doesn't work on mobile devices.

Therefore, we combined the two menus into one. We positioned it along the left side so we can add new sections more easily. The subsections previously displayed in the old yellow menu are now displayed indented.

Here the reader clicked Lifestyle. It became bold/highlighted and all the life style articles were displayed. Then the reader click "About Town". It became bold/highlighted and only Laverne's About Town articles are displayed.


Read More: Our old site had "Read More" buttons as shown circled in red. It allowed us to display the first paragraph of many articles. The reader clicked "Read More" to read the full article.

All the articles on our web site use to be free. Now, only the first paragraph is free. So "Read More" has been replaced by "Login to read more" and link to "Purchase a subscription" has been added.

We use to use Google Calendar for community event listings. They display poorly on the smaller screens of mobile devices. And when the number of events became larger they were unwieldy. So we've switched to a much simpler table listing of events.

We've switched to a news classified system. We loved the old one but it was too reliant on a the horizontal display of listing categories. It caused mobile readers to rotate their devices back and forth. The new classified uses a grid layout that should work better on all devices.

The Lyons Recorder now accepts credit cards. Our store allows you to create or renew each of our subscription types.

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The Lyons Recorder

Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson

P.O. Box 1729

454 Main Street, Suite C, Lyons, Colorado (above Steamboat Natural Foods Store)


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Annual subscriptions (52 issues) mailed first class weekly is $39.

If you live outside Boulder County area, your subscription rate is $44.

Out of state subscriptions are $49.

Newspaper Advertising

Our newspaper is tabloid page size, which means each page is 11.5” wide by 15” high. The print area available on each page for advertising is 10.57” wide by 13.5” high (thus, a full page advertisement is 10.57” wide by 13.5” high). The print area is divided into 5 columns. Each column is 1.98” wide with 0.167” separation between each column.


  • Insertion order: 5 p.m. Friday, prior to publication date
  • For copy and artwork or camera ready art: 5 p.m. Monday prior to publication date. If you are designing your ads, provide your submittals as PDF or 300 dpi, grayscale, JPEG.

Advertising Rates

  • Display Ads: $8 per column inch
  • Business & Service Directory 1.5” x 3.5”  $12 per week
  • Faith Directory Sponsorship:  $4 per week
    Approx. 2” x 1”, includes name, address, phone number
    Other sponsorships available, please contact us for more information.

  • Classifieds:  Print: $8 for 6 lines (180 characters)
  • Birth, wedding, and announcements are publish free.
  • Legals:  1st print 40¢ a line, 2nd print, 29¢ a line
  • Obituary notice are $25
  • Pre-Print / Insert Rates:
    Single page insert - $40.00 per 800
    4 tab pages or less - $60.00 per 800
    8-12 tab pages - $62.00 per 800
    16-20 tab pages - $64.00 per 800
    Add  $1 per 800 for each 4 page increment
    Minimum size of insert:  5” x 8”
    Maximum size of insert 11” x 14”

Special Packages & Rates

  • Online and Print Combination Ad Package available - Contact
  • Special Issue/Holiday Discount Rate - Call for current dates and rates.
  • Frequency Contract Bulk Rate: 10% discount with 12x

Display Size Specs - Tabloid Format

Column Widths
1 column = 1.98”        
2 column = 4.12”       
3 column = 6.27”           
4 column = 8.42”        
5 column = 10.57”

Ad depth (height)
Inches in height are equal to actual inches   

Common ad size actual dimensions:
1/8 page = 2c x 4 (4.12” x 4”)
1/4 page = 3c x 6 (6.27” x 6”)
1/2 page =  5c x 6.5 (10.57” x 6.5”)
3/4 page = 3c x 9 (6.27” x 9”)
Full page = 10.57” x 13.5”

Web Site Advertising

Our web site advertising is aggressively priced.

WebSite Advertising

• $8/month small ad along the right side
• $12/month top wide ad above the main menu bar
• $16/month large ad along the right side
• $12/month Combination Display - One display of each location

Website ads details:

•Number of advertisers display on the website are restricted in such that we guarantee at least 2000 displays of each ad per month.
• Each ad space can include up to 3 different images
• Web ads can link to the web page of your choice. You will need to provide us with the URL.

Website Advertising Specs

We accept JPG, PNG and GIF images.

Images dimesions:
• top wide ad: 500x75 pixels
• right side big: 200x400 pixels
• right side small: 200x200 pixels

Website Classifieds

Classifieds are free online.  You will need to create an account. Click  User Account on the navigation bar to begin the process.

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