Young Lions at Colorado Middle School State Championships

The talented Lyons’ Middle School Cross-Country boys’ team traveled to the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield on October 19th to run in the Colorado Middle School State Championships. Several Lions ran in the boys’ open race of 115 runners with eighth grader, Chase Jonjak finishing 46th in 16:50 on the 2.25 mile

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X-C Rules Regionals; Advances To State

By Renée Haip
All through the seasons, a typical sight around Lyons is the community’s youth running through town, along the river corridors, parks, and county trails. It is a scene that has recently been replaced by heavy equipment, members of the National Guard, aid workers, and community members scrambling to get the town back on its feet. They say adversity either breaks you or makes you stronger, and the athletes of Lyons’

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Lions Outmanned By Jefferson

By Oskar LaRue

Last Friday night the Class 2A Jefferson Saints (8-1) hosted our Class 1A Lyons Lions (5-1) under the frosty lights of Trailblazer Stadium down in L Lions Outmanned By Jefferson akewood. The Lions were coming off their first loss of the season to Platte Canyon the week before, and knew the Saints were going to be tough, too. The Saints are a 2A program but are playing down a level in the Class 1A-Metro league, which

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Keep the Lyons Recorder “Afloat”

Help keep the Lyons Recorder “afloat” after the devastating flood, which ripped through Lyons, Colorado in the early morning of Thursday, September 12. As a result of the damage, the town has lost electricity, gas, water, all communications (phone and internet),and the ability to dispose of wastewater. In addition, all five of the bridges that cross the North and South forks of the St. Vrain River were compromised (two are completely gone), effectively cutting off the Lyons Middle/Senior High School from a majority of

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I’ll Be Home For Halloween!

By Joseph Lekarczyk


In the interest of full disclosure let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.


Date line: Friday, October 18, 2013


To paraphrase Bing Crosby, the crooner of all crooners, “I’ll be home for Halloween.” That, according to Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen, was the take-away for a large portion of the displaced Lyons residents at Thursday’s (October 17) Community Update Meeting at the LifeBridge Church. Simonsen laid out the latest “windows” for when various sections of town should have full utilities (i.e., electricity, water, sewer, and gas), and thus be able to move back home.



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State of Lyons Public Meeting Oct. 17

State of Lyons Public Meeting, Oct. 17

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Depot Library Receives $15,000 Repair Grant

The Lyons Depot Library has received a $15,000 grant for flood repairs from the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund, a special fund established by the Longmont Community Foundation.

The historic Depot library building, dating back to 1881 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, received damage to its floors and sub-floors in

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Keller Williams Realty Helps Raise $350,000 for Colorado Flood Relief

When Boulder-based Elevations Credit Union announced it would match up to $100,000 in donations to area flood victims, Keller Williams Realty associates responded enthusiastically. In fact, when the Elevations Foundation quickly reached its goal, KW Cares, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization funded by Keller Williams agents, decided to double the match.

On Thursday, October 10, during Rocky Mountain Flood Relief Day, a volunteer disaster recovery initiative organized by Keller Williams agents, Keller

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About Town -October 17, 2013

Woe is me (us)! A month ago Lyons was forever changed. Its people (2047) were upset with flooding waters, rousting us out of our homes up to the school and church on to higher ground. All 2047 of us were told we had to leave town; no services, no sewer, no water, no electricity, no gas, and no

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