From Disaster to New Plaster

Volunteer Reconstruction Headed Our Way

If your home in Lyons was damaged by the flood and you are in need of assistance in getting your house ready so you can move back, help is on the way. Volunteers are coming to the Lyons area to offer their remodeling/building services to restore uninhabitable houses back to homes.
Please visit this website to submit a request. For detailed questions/answers call Edward Kean 303-589-2727.

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About Town -Nov. 14, 2013

NOVEMBER 11, IS VETERANS DAY. Yes, a day to honor our veterans of all wars, who fought for us through the years since 1776, because we did not like the English rule.   Since then we have had many wars, and they are still happening, luckily not in America. But our service men and women are sent to fight overseas, all for the cause to keep Americans save.  We truly owe each and every one of them our deep gratitude. “The Land of the Brave, and the Home of the Free”  God bless and keep you all!

Our thanks to the Lyons High School and other bands of the St. Vrain District who participated in the Veterans Day Parade in Longmont on Monday.

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Governor Visits Lyons Again

Just a few days after presiding over the official re-opening of Highway 36, between Lyons and Estes Park, on Monday, November 4, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was back in Lyons on Friday afternoon, November 8, to take a walking tour of the hardest hit neighborhoods, talk to the residents many of whom lost their homes, and sit down with local

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Lyons Has A Great Showing At State

By Wendy Stevelinck
For this year’s Lyons High School volleyball team, it’s their first trip to the State tournament. Lyons last appearance in the State tournament was way back in 1989 when current team member, sophomore Ashlyn Christiansen’s mother Aimee was on the team, (also as a sophomore). The Lady Lions intended to prove they deserved to be there, and they did

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Life 101: Beyond High School - November 2013

Life 101: Beyond High School - November 2013

Part 4 of 10 featured the first Thursday of each month

High school seniors can apply to post secondary programs every day of the year. Most regular admission deadlines are in January or February, however to take advantage of financial support this series encourages a concentrated effort in November.

Institutional scholarships are sometimes included in the admission application, yet the deadlines for consideration can be as early as December

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Looters Held At Bay By BoCo Sheriff’s Patrols

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

Well, it’s been a little over a week since the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office dropped the daytime checkpoint coming into Lyons, and Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Goldberger reported to the Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) at Monday night’s meeting that, “Not much has changed since my report last week.” There were no reports of roving bands of looters, no vandals, nor nefarious scoundrels with ill intentions. In short, the

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Knight Of Strikes

Mayor Julie Van Domelen, Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen, and their families were invited to the second annual “Knight of Strikes” fundraiser last Friday night (November 1) at the Fat Cats Fun Center in Westminster. The event was an evening of bowling, video games, laser

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Valley Bank & Trust To Permanently Close Lyons Branch

Valley Bank & Trust has announced it will not reopen its Lyons branch, located at 304 Second Avenue. The branch has been closed since September due to flooding, which caused power outages and interruptions in water, sewer, and gas supplies in the area.

“This was a very difficult, yet necessary decision we made to increase the efficiency of our overall branch network and sustainability of Valley Bank & Trust in the future. The team at Lyons has done excellent work for us and has served the community well,” said Donna Petrocco, Valley

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Season Ends For Inspirational Lions

By Oskar LaRue
Author’s note: This final article has a more subjective tone than previous ones - I beg your indulgence - it’s been hard to keep a lid on how proud I’ve been of these twenty boys throughout the season.  Perhaps someday they will appreciate the magnitude of their contribution to their hometown just by playing football!  - OL

“No Excuses, No Regrets”

Last Saturday our Lyons Lions football team traveled to Limon to take on the second-ranked Badgers in the opening round of the Class 1A state playoffs. The heavily-favored Badgers did to the Lions what the recent thousand-year flood couldn’t; they ended the Lions’ 2013 season. 

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