New BoCo Sales/Use Tax Rate

With the addition of County Ballot Issue 1A, the Flood Recovery Tax, which was approved by voters in November, the county portion of sales and use taxes collected in unincorporated Boulder County will increase to 0.985% for 2015.

A complete breakdown of sales taxes in Boulder County is available online at: www.bouldercounty.

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Year in Review - Part Two

Schools

After a summer of feverish work, a new Montessori school opened up in the old parsonage next to the Lyons Community Church. Mayor John O’Brien and Trustee LaVern Johnson helped the Lyons Valley Preschool staff and board proudly cut the ribbon to welcome a couple dozen eager toddlers to the world of education.

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Year in Review - Part One

Editor’s Note: In order that Lora and I, and all our wonderful volunteer contributors might enjoy some time off to be with our families and friends during the holidays the Lyons Recorder will continue our tradition of using the last week of the Old Year, and the first week of the New Year to bring our readers the Year in Review. On behalf of everyone connected to the Lyons Recorder, we hope you all enjoy the holidays, and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
Joseph Lekarczyk and Lora Gilson
Lyons Recorder 

Much in the same way of 2013 being remembered mostly for the devastating September flood, 2014 here in Lyons seemed to a large extent to resolve around “recovery.” Life did get somewhat back to “normal” for most residents. However, as a walk through the Confluence Neighborhood shows, we still have a long way to go. 

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Dispelling The Legend – Part I

By Lyons Bluesologist, David McIntyre

What was Robert Johnson really doing at the crossroads?

First, some background. This story is one I wrote many years ago for the Denver Blues & Bones Festival. They wanted a short piece on the blues and BBQ, and I had been thinking about the myth of the iconic bluesman Robert Johnson going down to the crossroads of Highways 49 and 61 in Clarkdale, Mississippi to sell his soul to the Devil; who in turn made him a great guitar player.

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Poetry Corner - Dec. 25, 2014

Manifest

The Grinch grew a heart
Scrooge did too

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Fight Till The End

The 3A Valley Vikings (4-2) were expected to beat the 2A Lady Lions but no one told that to the Lyons girl’s as they played the game with great intensity. The Vikings started mostly experienced senior players, and also had lots of depth. The Lady Lions only rotated one substitute player in and out of the game,

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Why Registering With Selective Service Matters

With the rising cost of college and a daunting job market, it’s easy to worry about what will happen to the young people in our community as they enter adulthood. For young men, there’s one easy way to improve their chances in life: register with the Selective Service System.

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Some Meanings Of Christmas Traditions

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

Santa. Lights. Christmas trees. Nativities. It’s the Holiday Season. Neighborhoods glow with extra lights. Shopping malls pipe in Christmas music. Red, green, and gold decorations hang over doors, from ceilings, or wrap stair rails. Where did

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Boulder Arts Commission Grant Cycle Opens

Since 1979, the Boulder Arts Commission (BAC) has invited creative professionals and non-profit organizations in the cultural community to apply for funding through its grants program. The 2015 grant applications have just been released,

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