Published on Thursday, September 19 2013 04:58
By Joseph Lekarczyk
Date Line: Mon., Sept. 16, 9 p.m.
“I got some good news, and I got some bad news, which do you want to hear first?” We all know how that joke goes so I’ll start with the good news. First, although there are reports of five deaths so far in Boulder County from this disaster, none are from Lyons. Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Goldberger confirmed this to me. He said one hundred percent of the homes within Lyons proper have been visited by either Search & Rescue, Lyons Fire, BoCo Sheriff, orRead more: Good News, Bad News
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:54
All aboard! The Lyons “Pioneer Express” is leaving this weekend on Platform 71 for a trip to fantasy and wonder. Don’t miss it.
Most people who live in Lyons are aware that the railroad played a large part in the development of the town. Beginning in the late 19th century/early 20th century with the Stanley Hotel is Estes Park bringing tourist in, and the Lyons’ quarries transporting sandstone out, and continuing to this day with the Depot Library, there has always been a rich railroad history here. What not many people realize is, that we have what has been described as, “the finest model railroad garden in northern Colorado,” right here in our back yard.
Local model train builder/enthusiast Steve Haskew and his wife Anne (she is a garden designer) are hosting open house this weekend to share his wonderful model train layout and her garden with
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:38
Forget snakes on a plane, Town of Lyons Administrator Victoria Simonsen thought it was her lucky night last Tuesday evening (September 3) when the Board of Trustees meeting ended before 8:30 p.m. That was until she got home and raised her garage door to find a disgruntled town resident coiled up between the tools. A heroic neighbor came to Simonsen rescue, and “relocated” the viper to other accommodations.
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:34
Are you thinking about repainting your home, your business, the interior, or exterior? Are you overwhelmed by paint chips and the multitude of color selections? Do you need help coordinating wall color with furnishings, flooring, tile and countertops? Help is on the way! Local Lyons architectural color consultant and interior re-designer, Cathy Rivers, CACC, owner of Rivers Colorworks+Design, will give a free presentation, Thursday evening, September 12, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Mercantile, 441 Main Street. Topics covered will include tips designed to help home and business
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:28
Dear Lyons Community,
As we all know by now, the Boulder and Larimer County Commissioners have voted and approved creation of the Lyons Library District, so let’s vote in November to Keep Lyons Alive, funding a 21st century facility full of books, audio, business resources, computers, Internet, and meeting spaces at the least; the staff to help us all (from three to one hundred and three in age), and the hours to
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:20
Matt Dillon debuts his junior season with a stellar performance that takes the Lions to yet a higher level.
By Renée Haip
The journey of an endurance runner does not begin at day one of official practice each season, but rather is a continuum spanning years. Here in Lyons, the community is fortunate to have attentive and thoughtful coaches to help guide young runners as they develop their potential both on and off the field. Now in its fourteenth year, the St. Vrain Cross Country Invitational meet proved once again to be a great place for the Lyons’ community to showcase their commitment to Lyons’ renowned small school running program. From parking to concessions to leading races
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 07:10
Editor’s Note: In interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the mother of Kate Gilson did not write this article.
The Lyons High School Lady Lions fast-pitch softball team traveled to Burlington last weekend, and came home with third place honors.
The following game descriptions are will permission and courtesy of: Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2013. All rights reserved.
Game 1: Kate Gilson hits and pitches Lady Lions to 18-1 victory
Lady Lions beat Yuma in the first game of the tournament 18-1 Friday, September 6, behind both the bat and the arm of Kate Gilson. Gilson racked up three RBIs
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 06:54
By Wendy Stevelinck
With six returning varsity players, Lyons High School volleyball coach Jeff Klipstein has a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the upcoming season. The young, but experienced, team is led this year by four-year varsity starter Madeline Keen (Sr). Rounding out the varsity squad is three-year varsity
Published on Thursday, September 12 2013 06:48
Lyons cornerbacks Zach Christiansen (10) and Preston Medina(1) stop the Yuma running back from entering the end zone in the fourth quarter.
By Oskar LaRue
This past Friday night marked the annual community BBQ, followed by the home-opener for the Lyons Lions football team. This year the Lions hosted the Yuma Indians, who just barely lost to powerhouse Limon the week before, and were hungry for their first win.
Also hungry (starving, really) were the masses of residents and visitors who queued up for grub before the game. The towering tornado of smoke