Project: KIDS - Caring For Our Neighbors

By Janaki Jane & Emily Flemming
Almost twenty kids aged 3 to 12, are already signed up for the first meeting of Project: KIDS, an opportunity for younger children to give back to their community post-disaster. Each of the monthly meetings of this new organization will have a theme that the

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Let’s Talk About That Pesky Survivor’s Guilt

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
Note: Starting this week, I invite you to join in a conversation on the Facebook page One Year Strong (www.facebook.com/oneyearstrong) about the topics raised in these columns.

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Getting Used to “Recovery Normal”

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
Somehow, the one year mark of any important event changes things. Whether it’s a one year old’s birthday, a year since getting fired, or one year since a disaster changed life, knowing that a year has

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Wine Tasting Trails

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

When you think of grape growing or wine tasting, California’s Napa Valley comes to mind. But, did you know Colorado hosts over ninety wineries with more than thirty on the Front Range? And, the state’s winemaking began over a century ago? Or, some Colorado climates rival California’s grape growing regions?

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Born From The Flood And Here To Stay!

After the September 2013 floods in Colorado, the Lyons Community Montessori (LCM) school closed its doors. This was tragic news for the parents and children who were already fragile from their experiences with the flood and who simply wanted to get back into a normal routine. Seeing this need, a group of parents from LCM began working together to start a new Montessori-based preschool. Heartened by the community’s optimism and emboldened by the size of the task at hand, parents got to work.

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Lyons Garden Club's "Plant it Forward" Project Begins

The Lyons Garden Club completed its first “Plant it Forward” project this past Sunday afternoon (September 7). The group installed perennials at a Lyons residence, whose yard had been damaged from last year’s flood. After weeding and amending the soil, a varity of flowers were planted, and the damaged area was completely transformed to a beautiful flower garden! Many of

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Thank you from the Bottom of Our Hearts

As the one-year anniversary of the September flood approaches, we at the Lyons Recorder wish to thank all of those people who helped keep the paper afloat during a most difficult time.

Thanks go out to all of our contributors who submit articles, photos, and columns, your contributions make this paper truly a voice of and for the community. To all of our faithful advertisers who continued to advertise with us, even though they had much larger issues to deal with, we can’t thank you enough. To all of our faithful readers and subscribers, thanks for your continued

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Permanent Flood Exhibits And Boland Dedication

By Kathleen Spring
The Lyons Historical Society takes pride in its good reputation of preserving Lyons history. The significant hundred-year flood of September 2013 will have its place in the Lyons Redstone Museum, both in a permanent exhibit, and in the archive of documents, artifacts, and multi-media for future generations to

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Our Office Is Your Office: Lyons Disaster Recovery Manager Is A Team Player

By Janaki Jane, Colorado Spirit
“You have to give people hope,” Debra Lee Pearson says of the residents in Lyons impacted by  the floods. Pearson was hired at the beginning of July as the Disaster

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