BOT Approves Christmas Present For Residents

by Joseph Leckarcayk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

The good news is, it looks like the residents and business owners of Lyons are getting a nice little Christmas present under the tree this year compliments of the Board of Trustees (BOT). The bad news is, the tag reads “Do Not Open Till Spring.” The Trustees voted unanimously Monday night to instruct Administrator Victoria Simonsen to proceed with the drafting of an ordinance that would drop all water user base rates, residential and commercial, by approximately eight dollars per month.

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A Year in Review 2011

In order to allow Lora and I, and our many contributing writers, photographers, proofreaders, and columnists to enjoy the holidays and school break with family and friends, The Lyons Recorder will continue with our tradition of “The Year In Review” edition of the paper. This will be a two-part series; Part I to be published on December 29, and Part II on January 5. We hope that everyone in the community had a very Merry Christmas, and we also hope that 2012 will indeed be a very happy and prosperous New Year for everybody! Thank you all for your continued support of the paper.
Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson
The Lyons Recorder


Although it seemed at times like the Board of Trustees (BOT) were spending all their time and energy with medical marijuana (and a lot of time WAS spent dealing [pun intended] with it), the group did manage to accomplish some other things as well.

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Tools for Christmas

Ask the Handywoman! with Kheli Mason

I was asked recently what I thought was the most important tool a Handy Woman (or Man) should have. As a business woman, of course the first thought that came to mind was a phone. Use it to call me! But, setting aside the obvious, it really is a good question.

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To Vote Or Not To Vote

by Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

In an evening that was described as “mostly house keeping” by Town Clerk Deb Anthony, the Board of Trustees (BOT) put on a unified front Tuesday night (Monday was the New Year’s holiday) and passed every measure, except one, by a unanimous 7 – 0 vote.

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American Exceptionalism

Dear Board of Trustee members,
After forging the most thoughtful, inclusive regulations in the State of Colorado, we are being asked to overturn them by the tyranny of the referendum. There is a sunset clause in the regulations that could take place, if it were allowed to. The establishment

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