Welcome To The Lyons Area

By Christy Crosser
New to the greater Lyons area? The Lyons Chamber of Commerce welcomes new residents offering a bag of goodies from the business chamber members. This is their way of welcoming new residents to the area and also introducing new resident to wonderful and plentiful services, retail shops and restaurants.

As Lyons continues to recover from the disaster, supporting local services and businesses is more

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Coroner’s Office Needs Experience Not Excuses

Dear Editor,
County Coroner Emma Hall finally released the office’s annual reports for 2011 and 2012 this month, both delayed, she said, because of antiquated and sometimes inaccurate computer systems. That sounded more like an excuse than a reason to me.

It turns out there was a 100 per cent turnover in the staff after she took over the office, and then there was a 35 per cent turnover of the new hires. That may have had more to do with

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Good Omens From GOGO & The Gov

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) met on Tuesday night this week because of the Presidents’ Day observation, and it was a light agenda; only one first reading of an ordinance, and a couple of items under general business. It looked like it might be an early evening (out before nine o’clock), but that’s always a trap. Discussions and reports tend to ramble unabated because in

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“A River Runs Through Our Thankful Hearts”

Dear Lyons Community and Family,
My family and I wanted to express our deepest thanks to all of you who have blessed us with your endless love during our transition (which turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime) when we experienced the flood on September 12th, 2013.

You all have been true angels, by our side during the whole course of action, which took us all by surprise, and we would not be where we are today without the many helping hands you all

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I am still hopeful

Dear All:
Recently the Town of Lyons presented its case to the State’s committee empowered to look at increasing the State cost sharing for Towns and other entities that did not have sufficient resources for their FEMA match of 12.5 percent.  Two weeks afterwards, I received a letter

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Candidates List Is Growing

According to Town Clerk Deb Anthony, since last week two more people have pulled packets/petitions to run for office in the upcoming municipal election, which will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014. All six Trustee seats, for a two-year term, are open, as well as the two-year term for Mayor.

Mayor Julie Van Domelen has announced last week in a letter to the editor in the Lyons Recorder that she will not be seeking a fourth term. Van Domelen came to office in 2009, in a

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What The Heck Is An ADU?

By Michelle Allen, PCDC Chair

A Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) public hearing to consider allowing ADUs in single family zones will be held on Monday, February 24,  at 7 at Town Hall]
When I first moved to Colorado I lived in a number of small apartments including one in the basement of a house on the hill in Boulder and one in a garage in Erie. I was single and working as a carpenter doing small remodeling jobs and I didn’t make a whole lot of money. I

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