Published on Thursday, February 07 2013 07:44
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
No one got married at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting Monday night, but the Trustees and Staff did say good-bye to Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Kevin Parker (the old) who in his last duty as Supervisor introduced the Board to his replacement, Sgt. Nick Goldberger (the new). Parker then made his exit, and Goldberger gave his first report to the Trustees. He reported that he had been on the new job for just under one day, and therefore didn’t have much to report.
Under the hat of the Liquor Authority, it was then on to granting Town of Lyons a special event permit to host the next Chamber of Commerce social at the skating rink in Meadow Park. Since there is traditionally beer and wine served at these functions, and since it is being held in a Town park, the permit was needed. The measure was approved in short order with a 7 to 0 vote.
Published on Thursday, February 07 2013 07:43
After living in western Pennsylvania for most of their lives, Jay and Elaine Hodge decided it was time for a change; time to live closer to a son, daughter-in-law, and grandson, as well as two sisters who had all relocated to the Front Range of Colorado. Hodge decided to take the work experience he had accumulated in the foundry business and as a human resource officer, and apply it to the wine, spa, special events, and guest accommodations business. As a result, we have a new owner at the Rock n River Resort just outside of Lyons.Read more: Continuity And Change At Rock n River Resort
Published on Thursday, January 31 2013 07:23
This week, Bob Hullinghorst, Treasurer for Boulder County, announced two new programs for taxpayers in mailings sent with tax notices to just over 120,000 property owners.
Under the SEED program for “Special Electronic Deposits,” taxpayers will be able to sign up for direct automatic withdrawal for either one or two payments next year. Over 500 property owners have already agreed to be in the pilot program being tested for taxes due this year.Read more: County Treasurer Launches New Programs
Published on Thursday, February 07 2013 05:29
Did a Lyons resident really participate in this year’s Super Bowl? Well . . . sort of. Liz Ferraris, LHS class of 2004 (daughter of Fred and Mary Ferraris), who has been persuing an acting career in Los Angeles landed a plum role in a commercial, which premiered during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.Read more: Lyons Resident Participates In Super Bowl
Published on Wednesday, January 30 2013 17:00
Folks of all ages, from crawlers to sitters (including some entertaining young people), came together earlier on January 19 at “Motown and More” to let it all hang out in Smokin’ Dave’s Log Cabin. Besides the usual couples and solo dancers, people joined in for some lively group dances, threading about from one to another in medleys. It was a time to be with friends and neighbors; old, new, and people who have been here twenty years but never met. You can watch your friends kick up their heels to “Shout” by the Isley Brothers on YouTube.
Generous food contributions of 275 pounds, and $550 in cash were collected for the Lyons Community Food Bank. Dave Oehlman of Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Taphouse donated the use of the log cabin and Zach Tucker of Red Wolf Sound provided support. Monique Sawyer Lang from Lyons Community Food Bank, and all volunteers and participants contributed to a spirited evening of playful community caring and merry making. The photos and video are complements of Steve Lang.
Thank-you Lyons. You Rock! See you at the next dance.
Published on Thursday, January 31 2013 07:32
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.
Newspaper management is pleased with the growth. It’s as if they purchased one newspaper and gradually grown it into two. Those that prefer their news in print need not fear. The Lyons Recorder is format neutral. It will continue to provide the news in print as long as there are subscribers that prefer print. And it will continue to provide the news on the latest technology.
The Lyons Recorder celebrates our web site’s 3rd year by relaunching it with many improvements. Our biggest improvement is support for tablets and smart phones. We’ve changed the organization and layout so that it fits on small screens much better. Readers with laptops and traditional monitors benefit from a new layout that adjusts to fill their screen size.
We’ve upgraded our calendar and classified systems. They’re simpler to use and easier to read.
We’ve added the ability for readers to send us news.
We’ve added an on-line store. Readers can purchase print subscriptions, on-line subscriptions, or a combined subscription. Subscriptions prices remain at $39 per year. Subscriptions outside of Boulder County which include print remain at $44 per year. Shoppers can pay with credit card or check.
Published on Thursday, January 24 2013 07:42
People around town have been asking, “What’s with the flags and new sign in front of the Art Bank Building on the corner of Third and Main? “Well the answer is the Art Bank now houses the world corporate headquarters for SO2, a whitewater park design and consulting firm headed up by Lyons resident (and former Olympic whitewater kayaker) Scott Shipley. Shipley’s firm has been hired to create and enhance whitewater parks across the globe. He recentlyRead more: “What’s with the flags and new sign in front of the Art Bank Building on the corner of Third and...