Library District Board Meeting Sept. 28, 2013

By Mark Browning

Issues facing the Lyons Regional Library District after the flood will be the main focus of a library district board meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m. in Longmont.

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Lyons Recorder Launches New Website

Over the last three years, the web site of the Lyons Recorder has quietly grown in popularity. Each day more than 150 readers visit lyonsrecorder.com. Use of tablets and smart phones has grown from almost nothing to more than 30 readers each day.

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A True Halloween House

By Jaiden Batts

Do you want to see the scariest house in Lyons? If so, come to 120 Ewald St. Miss Connie Burkhart (The Dinosaur Lady,) is a paleontologist and welder who welded all of her scary creatures. She started when she lived in Southern California near Hollywood. She was an actress in Hollywood, which made her interested in set design. She was inspired by the haunted mansion.  “I was 11 years old when I first started making headless people.” After her acting career she kept the idea.

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Cat-Man-Deux

Agents from the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) were called to the backyard of 408 Reese Street in Lyons Monday afternoon January 7, to deal with a “cat in a tree” problem. In this case, it turned out the “cat” was a 95-pound year old male mountain lion, which had been prowling the neighborhood for

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Five Pieces of Lyons Gold

By C. Chrystal DeCoster
There was Beulah Rose Onyx, White Yule Creek Marble, and South Beaver Creek Granite. In addition there was plentiful Lyons Sandstone and five pieces of Lyons gold.
Under the golden dome of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Ed Bruder’s five gleaming photos shone brilliantly on Tuesday afternoon, September 18. The occasion was the opening reception of  “Our Town Colorado,” an exhibit of over 70 photographs from 27 artists representing 11 Colorado communities, including Montrose, Carbondale, Arvada, Craig, Lyons and more.

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