Published on Thursday, September 19 2013 07:46
Hello Chamber Members and “Lyonsites,”
I hope this message finds you well, safe and sound. Everyone at the Chamber is so saddened by the current state of our Town; it has been such a difficult time for
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:54
All aboard! The Lyons “Pioneer Express” is leaving this weekend on Platform 71 for a trip to fantasy and wonder. Don’t miss it.
Most people who live in Lyons are aware that the railroad played a large part in the development of the town. Beginning in the late 19th century/early 20th century with the Stanley Hotel is Estes Park bringing tourist in, and the Lyons’ quarries transporting sandstone out, and continuing to this day with the Depot Library, there has always been a rich railroad history here. What not many people realize is, that we have what has been described as, “the finest model railroad garden in northern Colorado,” right here in our back yard.
Local model train builder/enthusiast Steve Haskew and his wife Anne (she is a garden designer) are hosting open house this weekend to share his wonderful model train layout and her garden with
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:28
Dear Lyons Community,
As we all know by now, the Boulder and Larimer County Commissioners have voted and approved creation of the Lyons Library District, so let’s vote in November to Keep Lyons Alive, funding a 21st century facility full of books, audio, business resources, computers, Internet, and meeting spaces at the least; the staff to help us all (from three to one hundred and three in age), and the hours to
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:38
Forget snakes on a plane, Town of Lyons Administrator Victoria Simonsen thought it was her lucky night last Tuesday evening (September 3) when the Board of Trustees meeting ended before 8:30 p.m. That was until she got home and raised her garage door to find a disgruntled town resident coiled up between the tools. A heroic neighbor came to Simonsen rescue, and “relocated” the viper to other accommodations.
Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 05:03
Dozens of Lyons area residents showed up at Town Hall last Thursday evening, August 29 to voice their feelings about their desire for an upgrade to the old Depot Library, or a new facility entirely. It was a historic meeting with both the Boulder and Larimer County Commissions in attendance to listen to the residents. Commissioners Lew Gaiter II, Steve Johnson, and Tom Donnelly from Larimer
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:34
Are you thinking about repainting your home, your business, the interior, or exterior? Are you overwhelmed by paint chips and the multitude of color selections? Do you need help coordinating wall color with furnishings, flooring, tile and countertops? Help is on the way! Local Lyons architectural color consultant and interior re-designer, Cathy Rivers, CACC, owner of Rivers Colorworks+Design, will give a free presentation, Thursday evening, September 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Mercantile, 441 Main Street. Topics covered will include tips designed to help home and business
Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 04:59
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 Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) had a light agenda Tuesday night (they met on Tuesday because Monday was Labor Day), but they made up for it with a ninety minute workshop on the wastewater treatment plant upgrade. The Trustees heard progress reports from the Wastewater Treatment Facility Task Force, an ad hoc committee made up of Utility & Engineer Board, Sustainable Futures Commission members Town of Lyons staff, and Honeywell Engineering. Things are apparently