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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 Amy Reinholds
Back in October, the Lyons Board of Trustees started holding executive sessions (closed to the public) to discuss possible real estate transactions with various property owners who were interested in selling land to the Town of Lyons for affordable housing. On Monday, January 29, the public found out who one of those property owners is; Keith Bell of Lyons Valley Park, Inc.
As the United States commemorates the centennial anniversary of the American military entering World War I, the Longmont Museum unveils a new exhibition illustrating Longmont’s role in the Great War. Opening the evening of Friday, Feb. 2, WWI: Longmont & the Great War tells the personal stories of World War I through the experiences of people from Longmont – soldiers, doctors, and nurses in training and overseas, as well as citizens on the homefront.
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.
The Lyons High School girls' basketball team traveled to Ault last week to face sixth ranked Highland on their home court. After a slow start (down by ten, 4 to 14 after first quarter) the Lions’ defense and offense came alive and closed the gap by halftime, trailing by a single bucket, 17 to 19. The Lions continued to keep it close, and even took a brief lead in the third period, and only trailed by four, 26 to 30, by the end of