“Forty Hours” A First Hand Account Of Last Week’s Fire

By Jeff Ruiz

“What a beautiful sky …” I thought to myself as I lounged in the hot spa, looking out through the sun room windows. I’d had a sleepless night, owing to the noise of high winds, and had risen earlier than usual. It was morning twilight in the six-o’clock hour, and the sun had yet to rise over the eastern ridge of Stone Canyon. The clouds were coloring from light orange to deeper orange and back again. The moment was golden. As I took another sip of coffee I remembered this was

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Tennis Anyone?

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) spent a little over an hour and a half in a workshop Monday evening, hammering out their final (hopefully) strategies for the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with Boulder County. The presentation by Staff included colored maps, keys, and lively discussions. At stake are what properties will be in the “primary planning area,” which ones will be in the “secondary planning area,” who will have “influence over what,” who gets “veto power over whom,” and “how long” the term of the IGA will be. Then they started their regular meeting.

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Ask the Handy Woman!

By Kheli Mason

Here’s an interesting word for the day: egress. It is a strange sounding word that carries a lot of importance when it comes to the health and safety of those of us who spend any time within the walls of dwellings and commercial structures. Simply put, it means to go out, to exit, or a path or opening for going out, an exit. It is important to be able to get into a building, yes. But it is even more important, once you are in there, to be

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Coffee, Tea, Or Whatever Touches Your Fancy!

Wanda’s Coffee, Tea, & Gifts is the latest business to arrive in Lyons. Proprietress Wanda Juzefczyk-Plimmer created a coffee shop/gift store in the Lyons Village Central Plaza, which she describes as, “Your home away from home.”

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“Lyons Bonus Bucks” Contributors

All Lyons residents who receive utility bills should be getting their “Lyons Bonus Bucks” in the next few days. Remember to spend them locally, and keep track of where you spend them, and where you get them as change. On Facebook at www.facebook.com/shoplocallyons, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You don’t need a Facebook account to participate. It’s fun and easy.

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Rising Need For Food Assistance

By Eve Hersh

With grocery bags in hand, people gather around the Lyons Community Church on Wednesday afternoons, waiting to get their free groceries. These Lyons locals are some of the many Boulder County residents who often face the hard decision of choosing between heating their homes and feeding their families. Unfortunately, support for these people in the form of donations to food pantries seems to be dwindling, and the Lyons Community Food Pantry has felt the slump.

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BOT Okays Lower Water Rates

by Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
Call me jaded, or just call me a cynic, but how timely that the Lyons Board of Trustees passed an ordinance calling for an across the board $8 reduction on residents’ water bills a mere two months before an

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