Published on Wednesday, July 31 2013 09:00
A ten part series providing information to successfully navigate the senior year of high school in preparation of what lies beyond:
• Senior-year “to-do” list is divided into ten tasks one for each month
• Tips for parents on how to support their high school senior
• Directions for where to go for more information
• Notices of upcoming events related to preparation for life beyond high school
Published on Friday, July 26 2013 03:27
Another week gone by! Only one month until school. We hope everyone got to do something exciting this summer.
The opening free concert in the park was postponed due to rain. The only rain of the week, and had to be on that day and time. Plan to attend this Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., in Sandstone Park. A great concert is in store with the Danny Shafer Band, plus the Farmer’s Market and food truck. The Blue Canyon Boys will be featured on Thursday, August 1.Read more: About Town - July 25, 2013
Published on Thursday, July 25 2013 04:57
A hidden danger emerges as lush, spring grass dries up in the hot weather of early summer. The dried grass seeds, called grass awns, pose a potentially deadly threat to your pet.
These grass awns frequently become lodged in your pet’s fur or body openings. The most common places for grass awns to become stuck are between the toes, in eyes and ears. If they are removed promptly, only minor irritation results. The special shape of these awns allows them to burrow deeper into your pet if they are not removed promptly.
Awns in the eye cause infection, corneal ulcers, and eventual blindness. Awns in the ear cause external ear infections and often will penetrate the eardrum to cause middleRead more: Dangerous Grass
Published on Thursday, July 25 2013 04:11
The always well-coiffed Hooligans took on McHeaters in the opening game of the Adult Co-Ed Softball games at Bohn Park Monday night. Hoolie first base woman Deb Sims pontificated, “If we don’t look good, we can’t play good.” Be that as it may, the well-groomed Hooligans might have been better served if their fleet-footed outfielder Dana “Sparky” Richards, just back from a holiday in “America’s Vacationland” (Maine) with a sprained ankle, could have done more than cheer from the dugout. The HooligansRead more: The Rich Get Richer And The Poor Get Poorer
Published on Thursday, July 25 2013 04:07
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.
It took us forty days to catch our first fish. Technically, twenty-eight days in that we hooked a rockfish but we were unprepared to cook it so ended up releasing it. You’d think we would be having fish and crab for dinner every night, but something about waking up at four or five in the morning, paddling ten hours straight, battling current andRead more: Paddle to Alaska - Part 5
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:47
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
After a pre-meeting workshop on the guidelines of a possible retail recreational marijuana ordinance, the Board of Trustees (BOT) went into an executive session on Monday night to discuss “determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and instructingRead more: BOT Expands Meadow Park
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:43
In connection with a proposed new Lyons Library District, a special joint session of the Boulder and Larimer County Commissions is being scheduled in Lyons on Thursday, August 29. The session is tentatively set for 5 p.m., in the Board of Trustees’ Chamber at Lyons Town Hall.
The idea for this unique joint Commission meeting was suggested by Larimer County Commissioners at a July 9 meeting in Fort Collins with representatives from the Lyons Library Steering Committee and Town of Lyons. Making the Library District hearingRead more: Library District Update
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:35
The Lyons Recorder
Last week started a new feature in the Lyons Recorder called iamlyonscolorado. It will be comprised of photos (and a few words) of people that Lyons resident Kenneth Wajda has captured during his daily travels around town. Wajda is an independent filmmaker who has made several short films in and around Lyons. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2001 he worked as a staff photographer for a daily newspaper, The Trenton Times, in New Jersey for thirteen years. Since then, in addition to making films, he has worked as a freelance photographer and still shoots editorial assignments, commercial jobs, portraiture, (family, engagement, senior, etc.) and teaches nature and street photography.
Wajda explains how the idea of iamlyonscolorado came about, “I enjoy shooting street photography, which I call “life” photography, because it is both great exercise and it’s like treasure hunting. It is quite fascinating how many moments cross your
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:24
By Christy Crosser
New residents who have recently moved to the Lyons area are invited to register for a Welcome Bag full of items from Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce members. You may register online at the Chamber website: Lyons-Colorado.com.
The Chamber thanks the following member businesses for contributing to this Welcome Bag (additional members were listed in a previous Lyons Recorder edition).Read more: Welcome Bag For New Residents