Moonshine At Spirit Hound!

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

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Pinewood Paperbacks

A Little Free Library

By Christy Crosser

A growing trend locally and worldwide, Little Free Libraries, promotes literacy and the love of reading, while also building a sense of community ( 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

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Fox News In Town

A couple of weeks ago it was  a movie crew filming “Dear Eleanor,” Tuesday morning at 6:45 a.m., it was a news crew from the Fox Network in Denver visiting Lyons to do a “live remote” about the extreme fire danger in Colorado. Why Lyons?

Well, Monday afternoon while he and his crew were attending a medical assist for a mountain biker who had gone over his handlebars up at Hall Ranch, Fire Chief J.J. Hoffman got a call  about a wildfire starting up on Eagle Ridge Road just east of Lyons. Due to a quick response and a lot of luck, Hoffman and a second crew were able to contain the fire to a little less than an acre of grass and some tree

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Thank You Chamber Members

By Christy Crosser

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.

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Lets keep this LOG rolling

Dear Lyons Recorder,
I wanted to comment on the hugely successful 2013 Lyons Outdoor Games (LOG). I have watched this event grow from its infancy into a family-friendly, multi-sport, and activity based three-day event. With growth comes growing pains; however, with growth comes the opportunity for Lyons to grow this event into a nationally recognized destination event that show cases the many attributes our town has to offer (beyond bluegrass). This event, when allowed to prosper, will continue to give back to us and our children for years to come.

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Ten’ll Get Ya Forty

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).

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Thankful for the kind, dog friendly people

Dear Residents of Lyons,
Thank-you again for all of your help in finding Tally, our beloved dog, who ran away during the fireworks at the Lyons Outdoor Games. As recent Montana transplants who now live in Denver, this was our first trip to Lyons and we are so thankful for the kind, dog-friendly people who found Tally. We are looking forward to our next trip to Lyons.
Emily, Seth, and Tally


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