Understanding Sustainable Living

by Dawn Weller

Sustainability.  Recycle and reuse.  Zero waste.  Perhaps you’ve heard some of these terms on the TV or radio, or in an article.  What do they really mean to us in Lyons?  Next month, Tuesday, February 15, the Lyons Sustainable Future Commission will be hosting “Sustainability 101,” a class to help those new to the idea of sustainability decode what this type of living looks like in the real world, and why it is critical to a healthy future.

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Town Staff gets an Earful

The Town Staff continued in their efforts to get a sense for how the community as a whole feels about the sale, growing, and manufacturing of infused medical marijuana products in Lyons last Wednesday

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IRS to Start Processing Delayed Returns on Feb. 14

The Internal Revenue Service plans a Feb. 14 start date for processing tax returns delayed by last month’s tax law changes.  The IRS reminded taxpayers affected by the delay they can begin preparing their tax returns immediately because many software providers are ready now to accept these returns.

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PCDC Elects New Chair

The Planning and Community Development Commissioners (PCDC) met Monday night to do a little “January housecleaning.” The “chores” included welcoming newly appointed Commissioner Michelle Allen,

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Chamber News

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) will present two special features at its next Networking Social on Tuesday, January 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Village Community House (197 2nd Avenue).
Introduction of the Lyons Community Service Award

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1st Annual Spirit of Lyons Award

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) presented representatives from the Lyons Garden Club (L to R) Anne O’Brien, Ann Marie Mikoni, Joycelyn Fankhouser with the 1st Annual “Spirit of Lyons Award.” The award was created by the LACC to recognize the contributions to the community by an individual or organization by reflecting, in modern times, the manner in which our founding families created a community in this valley. The recipient’s efforts on behalf of the Lyons Community sets a contemporary example for the rest of us to follow. This award is intended to draw the community’s attention to that example. Photo by Joseph Lekarczyk

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Marijuana... The Rest Of The Story

By Mickey Lohr

Editor’s note: In an effort to provide equal time to different perspectives on medical marijuana, we have given Pastor Lohr the opportunity to share his views on the issue. He was not restricted on the length article. If anyone in the community feels the need to share their opinions on the subject, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I wanted to take just a minute to address an issue I believe is of extreme importance to our community, and specifically to our youth — Medical Marijuana. How are we as a town going to respond to it?

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