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 instructing
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 hearing
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).
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:15
If you’ve ever wanted to see your name up in neon lights, then Estes Park resident Duane Albrecht is the man to see. Albrecht, a retired insurance salesman, spends his summers in Estes and his winters in Arizona. While down south, he became
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:07
Bangled (v.) [bang-guh ld] - The act of giving a BeadforLife bangle to a friend for doing a small act of good.
Colorado non-profit organization BeadforLife is committed to making a difference; whether a world away in Uganda or in their own backyard. The organization will launch a national campaign to inspire and engage ordinary citizens to “Do Good.” Small acts of doing good will be recognized with a free BeadforLife bangle bracelet and five more bracelets to pass along to others doing good, creating a grass roots movement.
“With so many recent tragedies affecting youth and families throughout the past couple years, we’re inviting people to call out the good in our world,” says Devin Hibbard, Executive Director and Co-founder of BeadforLife. “We receive so many heartwarming stories from people in America whose lives have changed because of BeadforLife and our poverty eradication projects in Uganda. We feel the momentum of that good connecting the continents and hitting us here in our own communities and around the world. We are excited to launch Do Good, Get Bangled as we have dreamed about this for years.” she says.
In Uganda, women who are working their way out of extreme poverty create BeadforLife Bangle Bracelets from recycled paper. Through BeadforLife’s program, they are able to earn income, start savings accounts, and uplift their families. Each
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:01
My husband and I own two timeshares. We’ve experienced some wonderful vacations due to exchanging our Breckenridge location for others in Hawaii, Virginia, New York, and Orlando, to name a few. We could book out of the country locations and/or cruises but haven’t yet. We enjoyed the travels right after we purchased, but since
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 09:33
The co-ed adult softball teams were back in action Monday night after a two-week layoff (the first week was because of Good Old Days and Fourth of July, and last week was due to a rain-out).
In the first game of the evening, the Stonebridge Farmers jumped out to a quick two to nothing lead in the top half of the first inning over their opponents Shake N’ Bake. But the Bakers answered the bell with three tallies of their own in the bottom half of the opening frame. From there, the two teams were scoreless over the next inning in a half. In the home
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 09:21
A little cooler today! This has really been a very hot summer. Last week at 4:30 p.m., it was 103 degrees in Longmont. It was no doubt cooler here in Lyons. We used to say it was ten degrees cooler. We notice most of our lawns could stand a lot of water, but it’s too expensive. We praise those who are spending $300 to $400 a month for a nice green lawn! Get out the fans and the swamp coolers, is all I can tell you.
Lyons History Summer Day Camp is back. This year’s theme is early settlers. There will be a focus on Fort Bent and early Lyons farmers. This is the fourth year for the camp, which is made possible by a Lyons Community foundation Grant. It is open to Lyons area residents, ages six to nine years old, and the cost is $50. It is limited to ten campers. Parents or other