Innovative Loop Artist

by Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

The Lyons based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and unforgettable loop artist Arthur Lee Land released his fourth album “Cracked Open” in the spring of last year. Arthur offers a groundbreaking style that is driven by the integration of sophisticated musical, emotional, and

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Coroner’s Office Needs Experience Not Excuses

Dear Editor,
County Coroner Emma Hall finally released the office’s annual reports for 2011 and 2012 this month, both delayed, she said, because of antiquated and sometimes inaccurate computer systems. That sounded more like an excuse than a reason to me.

It turns out there was a 100 per cent turnover in the staff after she took over the office, and then there was a 35 per cent turnover of the new hires. That may have had more to do with

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Alison Krauss Joins RockyGrass Lineup

Wanting to do all she can to help put Planet Bluegrass back together after the devastating flood last September, Alison Krauss & Union Station have joined the lineup at this year’s RockyGrass Festival. The initial lineup announcement for this year’s festival included Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby, Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize,

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“A River Runs Through Our Thankful Hearts”

Dear Lyons Community and Family,
My family and I wanted to express our deepest thanks to all of you who have blessed us with your endless love during our transition (which turned out to be the adventure of a lifetime) when we experienced the flood on September 12th, 2013.

You all have been true angels, by our side during the whole course of action, which took us all by surprise, and we would not be where we are today without the many helping hands you all

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Unravelin’ With Kristina Murray

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntrye

Kristina Murray moved to Boulder in 2007, after growing up in and around Atlanta Georgia. She began attending local jam sessions and bluegrass picks as often as possible and soon had people encouraging her to write songs and perform solo. Her first time on stage was 2009, and I remember the first time I heard that honey-soaked voice at one of our tributes to Gram

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Candidates List Is Growing

According to Town Clerk Deb Anthony, since last week two more people have pulled packets/petitions to run for office in the upcoming municipal election, which will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2014. All six Trustee seats, for a two-year term, are open, as well as the two-year term for Mayor.

Mayor Julie Van Domelen has announced last week in a letter to the editor in the Lyons Recorder that she will not be seeking a fourth term. Van Domelen came to office in 2009, in a

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Good Omens From GOGO & The Gov

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) met on Tuesday night this week because of the Presidents’ Day observation, and it was a light agenda; only one first reading of an ordinance, and a couple of items under general business. It looked like it might be an early evening (out before nine o’clock), but that’s always a trap. Discussions and reports tend to ramble unabated because in

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I am still hopeful

Dear All:
Recently the Town of Lyons presented its case to the State’s committee empowered to look at increasing the State cost sharing for Towns and other entities that did not have sufficient resources for their FEMA match of 12.5 percent.  Two weeks afterwards, I received a letter

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What The Heck Is An ADU?

By Michelle Allen, PCDC Chair

A Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) public hearing to consider allowing ADUs in single family zones will be held on Monday, February 24,  at 7 at Town Hall]
When I first moved to Colorado I lived in a number of small apartments including one in the basement of a house on the hill in Boulder and one in a garage in Erie. I was single and working as a carpenter doing small remodeling jobs and I didn’t make a whole lot of money. I

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