Published on Thursday, April 03 2014 11:59
Spring is here, and Spring Break. The weather is good, the crocuses (or is it croci?) are blooming, and the town is recovering. All seem to be doing fairly well.
Tuesday was April Fools’ Day, but this is certainly no joke. We say farewell to Mayor Julie, and Trustees Kirk Udovich and Sandy Banta who are retiring from the Town Board. They are invaluable, and will certainly be
Published on Thursday, April 03 2014 11:45
Debris has been removed, repairs are being made, piles of dirt are being moved, tickets are being sold, and the lineups are set. Things are slowing getting back to “normal” for the hardworking crew over at the Planet. Let the festival season begin!
Planet Bluegrass is proud to announce the complete single-day lineup for the 41st Annual Telluride
Published on Thursday, April 03 2014 11:17
By Joanne Barnard
It’s decision time for seniors. The school year is winding down and schools want confirmation of your choice. Making any decision is tricky and deciding what you are going to do after high school may seem
Published on Thursday, April 03 2014 10:55
By Renée Haip
Lyons High School runner Paul Roberts finally achieved the goal he’s been chasing since he first stepped on the track as a freshman; he broke his older brother Andrew’s 2009 high school 3200-meter record at the Longmont Invitational track meet on Saturday, March 29. Although the younger Roberts’ time of 9:27.58 was a mere four one hundredths of a second faster than the school record Andrew set as a senior, Paul is
Published on Thursday, April 03 2014 00:00
Editor notes: Edits were made to the votes in bold type, due to the release of the official count on April 3, 2014. Those changes did not change the results of the electon.
The people have spoken. And quite frankly, there were not a lot of surprises. All of the following numbers are as of 10 p.m., Tuesday night (April 1), and are “unofficial.” Town Clerk Deb Anthony indicated that the final official count would be finished by Wednesday afternoon
Beginning with the “race” for the Mayor, John O’Brien, who was running unopposed, won handily garnering
Published on Thursday, March 27 2014 13:11
I think everyone knows that the Town of Lyons and our surrounding community was changed forever in the flood of September 12. Those few days brought immediate devastation to a significant percentage of the community, as well as shutting down the town for a couple of months. No one was untouched. Unfortunately, though many were notRead more: Flood of Opportunity
Published on Thursday, March 27 2014 12:18
Hi everyone! Spring has arrived. The Garden Club’s daffodils are popping up, and will be blooming soon (our thanks to that group of hard workers). They say most of the beds going east of town were washed out with the flood, and they have to start over. Send your donation to this group (P.O. Box 49) to help with their expenses. Volunteers to rebuild the stonewalls of the beds are needed. Contact: Lyonsvolunteers.org
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SAT.
Lots of Volunteers are needed for this Saturday at 9 a.m. The Lyons Volunteers will be focusing on park clean-up. We have work to do in Meadow Park, Bohn Park and a LOT of work to do on the St. Vrain Trail between the Black Bear Hole and the
Published on Thursday, March 27 2014 09:11
On St. Patrick’s Day, Lyons residents Connie and Keith McGuire officially took over ownership of the Red Canyon Art Company from founding members of the enterprise Mary (Ward) Johnson and Judy McDonald.
The art emporium, conceived in 1989 as an art co-operative for local artists, was started by Johnson, McDonald, Kim
Published on Thursday, March 27 2014 09:07
In My Backyard
By Emilyn Inglis
I tell you what nobody wants in their backyard--
a natural disaster, that’s what.
Not in my backyard
Not in my town
Not in my most precious peaceful places,
green and rippling and heavenly.
I like to believe that when the leaves bud and blossom
the millions of scattered river rounded rocks
will roll back to their homes,
where they belong.
Maybe that’s what those rocks wish, too--
to return to the places they knew best,
where the water made its old familiar sound.
It’s not just rocks who’ve lost their homes.
Even those of us lucky enough to have returned
Find it irreconcilably different.
I feel an open wound, wanting so badly to
get everything back to normal and erase the damage.
How much more must those people
Unceremoniously peeled from their homes half a year go,
Wish to return to a taste of normalcy.
We can’t erase the flood.
We didn’t ask for change, but we got it.
I’ll tell you what I DO want in my backyard:
The peace of mind and heart that come from interdependence.
Helping people return home.
And knowing that when I’m down,
a whole town full of people won’t let me stay down.
YES in my backyard.