Published on Saturday, June 22 2013 01:23
Dear Town of Lyons Residents,
Jenny Voss and I are chairing up the community outreach efforts of the Heart of Lyons project. If you haven’t already heard, this exciting project is a volunteer endeavor to bolster awareness, explore possibilities, and bring to vote this fall a proposed community hub (hybridized library/community center) for the Town of Lyons.
Here is the link to our website: http://www.theheartoflyons.org/. You will see a friendly information table set up at
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 09:04
The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2013 grants cycle. The LCF granting program focuses on the mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area.
Grant applications to LCF are due by September 6, 2013. Grants may be submitted beginning on August 1, 2013.
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 08:29
A growing trend locally and worldwide, Little Free Libraries, promotes literacy and the love of reading, while also building a sense of community (littlefreelibrary.org for more information). Lutie Stearns is credited for this concept and between 1895 and 1914 she traveled thousands of miles in a horse-drawn wagon to fill little libraries with books. Not unlike what is happening now.
The Pinewood Springs community, just eight miles from Lyons on Highway 36 announced their Little Free Library
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 08:58
The third annual Oskar Blues Burning Can Beer Fest (www.burningcan.com) drew a mountainous crowd as part of the 2013 Lyons Outdoor Games (www.lyonsoutdoorgames.com). More than $16,500 was raised for local benefactors and more than 265 lbs. of aluminum cans were recycled throughout the weekend.
All proceeds from the beer festival went to the Lyons Department of Parks and Recreation and the Colorado Brewers Guild, two groups that embody the soul of Oskar Blues. Ball Corporation, Novelis Inc., and Alcoa Inc. spearheaded an initiative that recycled all of the empty cans from the weekend and donated the proceeds to American
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 07:58
The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce announces another successful campaign to collect items from Chamber members for “Lyons Welcomes You.” This program welcomes new residents in the greater Lyons area with a welcome bag that is full of goodies from Chamber members.
Working with realtors, the Chamber committee identifies people who have recently purchased homes in the area. The Town of Lyons also helps to identify those new residents moving into the town limits.
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 08:34
At a party on their new garden patio last Saturday evening, June 15, Spirit Hound Distillers, Lyons’ first legal distillery, released a new bottled spirit. Spirit Hound White Dog Moonshine is the unaged, all-malt spirit that the company distills and ages in charred oak barrels for its burgeoning whisky effort. The distillery is releasing this “white whisky” in its fresh form due to its exceptional flavor and demand from consumers stopping at the distillery.
“Our customers have been clamoring for whisky since we opened,” says distiller and co-owner Craig Engelhorn, “and we won’t compromise or rush our aged spirits. But our unaged spirit is clean and flavorful, and after reducing it to 90
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 08:17
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
The Board of Trustees (BOT) held a workshop Monday evening to go over the design standards suggested by the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) for Commercial Eastern Corridor and other commercial areas in Lyons, with the exception of the core downtown business district (Main/High Street between Third and Fifth Avenues).