Open Burning Ban for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District

In response to the extreme fire danger in our area, the current level of fire activity with the Fern Lake Fire and the continuing drought and wind conditions, Fire Chief Scott Dorman hereby issue an open burning ban within the Estes Valley Fire Protection District effective 12:00 noon, December 3, 2012. This ban is for ALL

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EDC ednorses Ballot Issue 3-A

Dear Lyons Voters,
The Lyons Economic Development Commission endorses Ballot Issue 3-A, the Mill Override measure for the St. Vrain Valley School District.

EDC Commissioners don’t stand alone on this issue. We have joined a large group. Mayors of every town in the school district support this measure. So do a substantial number of business organizations, economic stakeholders, and community leaders throughout the school district.

 

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New Residents: Lyons Welcomes You!

By Christy Crosser

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new residents to the greater Lyons area. This program introduces new residents to chamber member services and businesses, and encourages everyone to support and buy from chamber members locally and in the area. Member services and businesses have contributed

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A True Halloween House

A True Halloween House

By Jaiden Batts

Do you want to see the scariest house in Lyons? If so, come to 120 Ewald St. Miss Connie Burkhart (The Dinosaur Lady,) is a paleontologist and welder who welded all of her scary creatures. She started when she lived in Southern California near Hollywood. She was an actress in Hollywood, which made her interested in set design. She was inspired by the haunted mansion.  “I was 11 years old when I first started making headless people.” After her acting career she kept the idea.

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Lionel Young & Friends at The Old Gallery

The September Artists of the Month at The Old Gallery in Allenspark are Vicki Dyas, a gourd artist, and Joyanne Matthes, a stained glass artist.

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Five Pieces of Lyons Gold

By C. Chrystal DeCoster
There was Beulah Rose Onyx, White Yule Creek Marble, and South Beaver Creek Granite. In addition there was plentiful Lyons Sandstone and five pieces of Lyons gold.
Under the golden dome of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver, Ed Bruder’s five gleaming photos shone brilliantly on Tuesday afternoon, September 18. The occasion was the opening reception of  “Our Town Colorado,” an exhibit of over 70 photographs from 27 artists representing 11 Colorado communities, including Montrose, Carbondale, Arvada, Craig, Lyons and more.

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BOT Hears Bleak Report

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) got an earful of bleak news about the State of Colorado’s fiscal sustainability from Wade Buchanan, President of the Bell Policy Center (an independent research/advocacy group based in Colorado). He gave a forty-five minute power point presentations with some sobering graphs and pie charts. In a nutshell, the demand for services (i.e. Medicaid, Education, Courts and Prisons, Transportation Infrastructure, etc.) that the state generally funds is going up, while revenues (taxes), because of TABOR and other measures that have been passed

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