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Two-time champ Keegan Bean proudly displays the"hardware" he has brought home from the state
wrestling championships the last two years.
Photo courtesy of Lyons Regional Library
Lyons resident Frank Adams, who passed away December 19, 2017, was a volunteer at the Lyons Regional Library. His wife Susan McCafferty passed away days before him on December 16. Adams, an accomplished chess player, volunteered along side Aaron Caplan on Monday afternoons teaching kids to play chess through the no-fee "Fun Chess Club!" sponsored by the Lyons Regional Library.
To memorialize Frank's support of the library, and his commitment to kids learning chess, the Lyons Regional Library wanted to do something for Frank's memory. Upon hearing of this, a frequent library patron (and a neighbor of Frank) donated this handmade wood teaching chess set in his name, complete with a brass plaque in Frank's honor. This way Frank's efforts and memory will always be honored at "Fun Chess Club!" and in the minds and hearts of the library and its patrons. The donor wishes to remain anonymous.
Photo by Joseph Leckarczyk
Crews were out bright and early morning pouring concrete for the new McConnell bridge. (March 6, 2018
Photo courtesy of Tess McDonald
Lyons Elementary School staff and students, joined family, friends, and neighbors to plant a tree on
the playground to honor teacher Susan McCafferty on February 15.
Congratulations to these Middle School choir members who were selected to sing in the St Vrain District Honor Choir!
Pictured left to right: Mr. Howe, Kasey Knapp, Chloe Els, Sarah Santestaben, Kayla Valente, Ms. Cherese Bennett (clinician)
By Dr. Sara Hart, ND, MSOM, CO registered Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist
The old phrase, “you’ve got to nip it in the bud,” is so true when it comes to addressing acute cold and flu symptoms. In exploring what works when it comes to immune stimulation and fighting seasonal illness, I look to traditions around the world that have been keeping people healthy for generations.
Contrast hydrotherapy – common to Finnish culture, Japanese, and native American tradition, the alternating hot and cold water stimulation to the body does wonders to boost the
Going for Green in Lyons
By Kathleen Thurmes
While the connections between Zero Waste and social justice issues may not be immediately apparent, it’s important to recognize that every step in the “stuff” life-cycle creates and reinforces a system of winners and losers. Not only do our economic system and modern lifestyles create massive amounts of waste, but they also produce grave social inequalities. From the process of extracting and harvesting raw materials, to the energy (mostly fossil fuels) used to make and transport products, to the landfills and incinerators where waste ends up, we can find workers exploited, communities polluted, and ecosystems damaged.
By Kathleen Spring
Lyons was well represented at the second Women's March in Denver on Saturday, January 20, with approximately seventy people attending. Ian Phillips arranged for two buses to transport residents to the march. One bus was his Colorado-logo mini-bus, and the other was provided
Editor's Note: In order that Lora and I and all our wonderful volunteer contributors might enjoy some time off to be with our families and friends during the holidays, the Lyons Recorder will continue our tradition of using the last week of the year, and the first week of the new year, to bring our readers “The Year In Review.” On behalf of everyone connected to the Lyons Recorder, we extend Season's Greetings and best wishes for a Happy New Year! Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson.
Town Government Etc.
The wheels of flood recovery for Lyons continue to grind slowly. Although significant progress has been made, i.e., LaVern M. Johnson Park is back, and better than ever; most of the homes and properties around town that were devastated by the flood waters have either been raised and repaired or razed and removed through 404-Buyouts; slow, but visible, progress is being