Library District Hires Owner’s Representative

By Mark Browning
F&D International, Inc. of Boulder has been hired as owner’s representative to assist the Lyons Regional Library District in planning and building a new library and community resource center for the Lyons area. The company was selected after a thorough competitive bidding and interview process from among five firms who submitted proposals.

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Living Without A Safety Net

By Janaki Jane
At LEAF, everyone is welcome to come and ask for help. Middle class or in poverty, everyone occasionally needs some assistance to get through the month. A difference arises, though, when the assistance needed is for thousands of dollars, as opposed to help paying a utility bill or for transportation expenses. Here’s the difference: when a middle class person

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80540 Life And Learning

By Robin Ferruggia
80540 Life and Learning, a Facebook group, will be offering classes and discussion groups at no charge to Lyons area residents at the Lyons Depot Library.
The group, initially known as Lyons/Pinewood Springs SeniorConnect, was started by Anne Berman and Robin Ferruggia to assist area seniors who needed help like plowing driveways in winter, pet-sitting, minor home repairs, and such, to connect with neighbors willing to lend a helping hand.

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Thank You Coach Johnson

Dear Lyons Community,
We had a great day on Saturday. Doug Johnson (Lyons High School graduate), the head coach of Longmont High School’s football team (and son of John “Jet” Johnson our legendary Lyons football coach and the namesake of our football field), organized over one hundred kids and coaches last Saturday and

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New Displays At Museum

By LaVern Johnson
Monique Sawyer-Lang, museum employee, is challenged with cataloguing many items recently donated to the Lyons Redstone Museum, including a large collection of Lyons High School yearbooks, which start in 1945 and go yearly through the present (2015), with two years missing (1984 and 1996), plus one by Mary Eatwell teacher in 1927.

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Whisky Release Party at Spirit Hound

As they would say in Scotland, “just a wee bit longer to go laddie!” (But according to Master Distiller and Co-Founder of Spirit Hound Distillery Craig Engelhorn, “although this spirit has a slight taste of smoke, this is whisky, not scotch.”) After years in the making (and barrel-aging) Spirit Hound Distillery is

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Consumer Code And You

Tech Talk with Bob & Lee

Bob: Today, we’re going to talk about the “Consumer Code for Wireless Service” and “Mobile Virtual Network Operators,” CCWS and MVNO for short. Doesn’t that sound like fun? 
Lee: Tech guys sometimes lack showmanship. Is it your intention that no one read this column? Let’s re-title this “Want to pay less for cell phone service?” 

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Vicarious Travel Via Books

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

I’m a “read-aholic.” I read for pleasure, research, and travel. I glean book suggestions from book clubs, friends’ recommendations, back covers, awards, and places like BookBub where you can order free books for your Kindle. Bestseller lists seldom meet my expectations. I also tend to read all the books by an author I admire. So, how does this apply to travel?

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Trustees Get Scolded

The Board of Trustees (BOT) received a financial update from Town of Lyons Finance Director Tony Cavaleri at a pre-meeting workshop Monday night. They got the low down on sales tax revenues year-to-date, general and enterprise (utilities) fund balances, FEMA, DOLA, and CDBG-DR grants and monies, etc.

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