The GearSPOT

Dear Lyons Community,
It’s been a bit over two weeks now since the “1000 year flood” in Lyons and surrounding areas, with effects to these communities that run deep. Our community here in Lyons has proven itself to be giving, supporting, compassionate, hard-working, and downright amazing! Sincere thanks from us at The GearSPOT goes out to all of those lending a helping hand during this time of uncertainty.

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Library District Board Meeting Sept. 28, 2013

By Mark Browning

Issues facing the Lyons Regional Library District after the flood will be the main focus of a library district board meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 28 at 10 a.m. in Longmont.

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All Aboard!

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

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Stillwater Healing Arts Update

Dear Editor,
Thank you for all your thoughts and concerns. While we are all safe, our community has been significantly hit by the flood. All roads into Lyons are inaccessible and the community is being evacuated.

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Rake, Snake, And Broom

Rake, Snake, And Broom

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.

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Lyons Rocks!

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

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Color Conundrum: Choosing The Right Color Palette For Your Home Or Business

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

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