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Thank You Lyons Automotive
Lyons Automotive sponsored the great car show during the Good Old Days celebration on Saturday, June 24. All registration fees and donations (a little over $1300 total) were presented to Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley to help with the construction of the six homes they will be building here in Lyons for people displaced by the September 20143 flood. Chuck Wing of Lyons Automotive (left) presented a check to John Lovell last Friday, June 30.
Former Lyons resident John Freeborn (LHS class of 1995) is the Senior Ranger at Ridgway State Park. John has worked full time forCPW since 2004. On June 18, of this year John was driving to work when a vehicle swerved into his lane causing a high speed, head-on collision. John suffered serious injuries and had to be life flighted to Grand Junction. John has had several major surgeries
By Joseph Lekarczyk
If you were driving past the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue last Thursday afternoon (June 22) you may have noticed an interesting sight. A young man with a ten-foot wooden cross, bedecked with an American flag, a POW*MIA flag, a crown of thorns, and a combination bike lock; with a backpack slung over his shoulders, headphones over his ears, and a ram's horn in his hand.
His name is Joe Shortino, and he is “walking for the Lord.” On February 13,2013 Joe was called by the Lord to start walking and
My deep thanks and appreciation for the grand honor Saturday of naming the park, LaVern M. Johnson Park, and for the beautiful sandstone sign and ceremony. A wonderful day! I am not sure I deserve all those kudos and praise, but I am glad I am still "alive & kicking" to enjoy them.
It was truly wonderful to have State Representative Jonathan Singer and County Commissioner Deb Gardner present. Through the years they have helped Lyons tremendously and have become true friends. I was thinking of all the long late night Commissioner meetings I have gone to for the various causes for Lyons, and it is really exciting to have such good Commissioners and State Representatives who know we are here!
By Joseph Lekarczyk
About two dozen local kayakers and their supporters packed the council chambers for Monday night's Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. They sat patiently through the roll call (Trustee/Mayor Pro Tem Dan Greenberg was not in attendance), the pledge of allegiance, a reflective moment of silence, approval of the agenda, the sheriff's report, and five items under staff reports for their opportunity to speak to the Trustees.
Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Bill Crist of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office reported that, “traffic and park patrols are going well.” He added, “a few tickets have been handed out” to people who have been crossing the river in LaVern Johnson Park near the eagles' nesting site. He reported that he had been on patrol the previous weekend, and felt not having construction work under way between Black Bear Hole and Third Avenue has led to fewer tie ups and long lines of cars trying to