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Ciatano Winery Grand Re-Opening

Last year, Jay and Elaine Hodge retired, packed up their house back east, moved to Colorado to be closer to their son and new grandbaby, and settled into their new business endeavor, The Rock ‘n River Resort and

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Rock n’ River Redux

By Kate Kerr
One-thirty in the morning Thursday, September 12, was an inopportune time for longtime friends of Jay and Elaine Hodge to arrive in Lyons from Pennsylvania. They somehow made it to the Rock n’ River Resort (just west of Lyons on Rte. 36) right as the floodwaters reached the bottom of the only

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Local Veterinarians Donate Time & Money

Each year the local veterinary community donates their time to provide low cost vaccination services and pet sterilization for the clients of the Longmont branch of Social Services. They also donate their time to inspect and treat the animals adopted from the local Humane Societies, unknown animals for city and county animal control agencies,

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New Owners At Red Canyon Art

On St. Patrick’s Day, Lyons residents Connie and Keith McGuire officially took over ownership of the Red Canyon Art Company from founding members of the enterprise Mary (Ward) Johnson and Judy McDonald.

The art emporium, conceived in 1989 as an art co-operative for local artists, was started by Johnson, McDonald, Kim

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Lyons Thanks The Big Easy

Last year Lyons Economic Development Commission (EDC) Chair John O’Brien wrote a grant proposal to the FDA to set up a Lyons Revolving Loan Fund to help local businesses expand their operations and thus create more local jobs, an increase in sales tax revenues, and a stronger more vibrant local economy. The grant proposal was approved, and the Lyons Revolving Loan Fund received approximately $50,000 of “seed” money.

The Lyons Dairy Bar, owned and operated by Kenyon and Juli Waugh, was the first business to apply for and receive a business loan from the Lyons Revolving Loan program (right around the time of the flood). Due to the evacuation of the town and the almost total shutdown of the

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