Public Says “Keep The Vote”

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) workshop in the newly painted Council Chambers started at 5:30 p.m. Monday night. There were almost as many candidates (three) for the upcoming BOT election as there were trustees (four) in the room. Trustees Kirk Udovich and Kathy Jacobson were out of town on business, and Trustee Kathy Carroll couldn’t make it until the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. meeting.

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“Beer America” The Series

Beer America is the eight-part series featuring 6 breweries located in 6 regions of the United States. We’re in search of the brew that just might win big at The Great American Beer Festival in 2012.

In each hour-long episode of Beer America we’ll introduce one of the craft breweries that will be competing at the Great American Beer Festival in September 2012. These breweries will come in all shapes and sizes and from different regions across the United States. We’ll explore the history behind each brewery and introduce the unique and outrageous characters that make up their brew crew. Each region of the country is unique, and because of that, their stories and the beer

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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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“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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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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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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