About Town - September 10, 2015

We pay tribute to Oskar Blues-CAN’d Aid and other businesses for sponsoring the various events to remember the 2013 flood, and for going forth for Lyons’ sake.  We pay tribute to all those who helped rescue Lyons from the flood for days and now years; the responders, the volunteers, the many agencies, and Town and Staff. Yes thousands came to help us.

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World Renowned Quartet At The Old Gallery

How on earth can a town of 528 people, one post office, three restaurants, and one community center end up hosting one of the world’s greatest ensembles? “It’s hard to believe, isn’t it,” laughs Old Gallery Board member Margie Patterson. “But you’d be surprised at how much we’ve got going on in our little community.”

For one thing, the community galvanized and raised one million dollars toward the recently-completed renovation of The

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Airing Grievances

As the two-year anniversary of the September 2013 flood quickly approaches, a group of Confluence Area residents had originally scheduled a neighborhood meeting at one of their residences, and invited a Town of Lyons Trustee or two to attend so that the residents’ complaints and issues concerning the permitting process for rebuilding their homes could be addressed and validated. Trustee Dan Greenberg, himself a former Confluence resident/landowner and unofficial contact

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Lyons Cross Country – 2015 Preview

By Renée Haip
With extreme focus, dedication, and discipline, the Lyons’ distance crew worked hard all summer with the goal of repeating their impressive double team gold performance at last year’s state meet. These young athletes have run their base miles, cross trained, and engaged in a variety of team bonding activities including a summer training camp in Winter Park, and an end of summer campout in Wyoming. In his twentieth year as head coach for Lyons Cross Country,

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New Balance Valmont Cross Country Invitational

By Renée Haip
For a second year, Lyons Cross Country tested their early season mettle at the challenging and unconventional New Balance Valmont Cross Country Invitational at the Valmont Bike Park in Boulder. Hosted by Flatirons Running and New Balance on August 28, the three-mile course consists of winding dirt trails, steep switchbacks, stairs, and hay bale obstacles. Competing in three of the seven mixed heat races of boys and girls, the Lions battled not only their

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Shoot Out On The Plains

It was a shoot-out on the plains as the Lady Lions softball team traveled to Eaton. Lyons collected eleven hits in seven innings and took the lead in the top of the 3rd but, it wasn’t enough and Eaton won this wild shoot-out, 16 to 9, with eleven hits of their own. 

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September: Getting To Know You

Life 101: Beyond High School by Joane Barnard

Here in Lyons there is a wonderful mix of people. Even in the small pool of high school seniors there is variety. This, the second installment of Life 101 for the class of 2016, directs you spend some time finding out what makes you unique.

If you tuned in last month (August 13 issue), you have your transcript in hand, or better yet, you have an electronic

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A Well Regulated Militia

The Occasional Curmudgeon, Gary L. Moore

There are 404 students in Lyons Middle/Senior High School. In 2015, up until August 1, there had been 204 people killed in mass gunfire shootings (three or more people killed in one shooting) here in the United States. If that average continues, we may expect that about 360 people will die from mass gunfire shootings by year’s end. Or, on a local scale, about 90% of the Lyons Middle/Senior High School population who would have died

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August: Important details

By Joanne Barnard

Welcome Class of 2016 to Life 101 – a series of ten articles that divides the otherwise daunting process of preparing for life after high school into a the monthly “to do” list - giving you one area to concentrate for each month of your senior year. Topics range from gathering information about yourself, preparing for and applying

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