Here we are in Week two of the New Lyons Recorder! Thanks for your continued support, and your reward is twice as many useful and fun articles!
You can see by my graphic that I have put together an old-fashion bulletin board with all the names of the local writers and their upcoming articles on it. Doesn’t it make you feel like this really is a Small Town Hometown Paper!? done by locals who just want to take it easy and share some friendly gossip with you?
So, let’s get started…
On the technical side, we have transferred the newspaper to a new Web Host. This will eliminate the slow “page turning” that has been occurring, and the “error messages.” Now you’ll enjoy a smooth ride around the block. Thank you to our Tech Wizard Clark Hodge!
This week, I’ve introduced another new column (in addition to this one!): Flash News!
This is an easy stopping place for you if you just want to grab the news happening this week — in just one sentence, and the date it occurs. Do you want to know when the grants are due for LCF? Or, do you want to know if the Lyons Film Festival is still on? Or, that your favorite restaurant is celebrating their one year anniversary this week? This is the place for you!
In this week’s Thursday edition we are talking about the 7 Year Anniversary of the Great Flood of 2013, with contrasting summaries: I give a positive view from the Town of Lyons’ perspective on Post-Flood projects, and columnist LaVern Johnson gives a sadder view of the week’s destruction that devastated the town. Also, we highlight Spirit Hound’s new whisky that they are bringing out this weekend. It is from the original 2012 Barrel #1. The company was part of the One Year Commemorative Event after the Flood, where they presented a check for $10,000 to the Lyons Fire Department.
Another contrast is in the two views of the Labor Day weekend — weather in the 90s and crowds filling the town, vs. a day later, weather in the 30s and empty streets. A fun photo spread! by our new local photographer Chris Lause. Welcome Chris! Can’t wait to see more photos.
And a third contrast is a view of Steamboat Mountain on a sunny day with blue skies, and then smoke filled skies from the forest fires. Thanks to local homeowner Dominica Lumazar.
September is Suicide Prevention Month, and we have, right here in our little town, an amazing organization that gives multiple classes on this subject for free:
Wide Spaces Community Initiative. Director Janaki Jane is known for also creating community-building events, like the line-dancing party. How we miss those get-togethers!
Then we settle in with our favorite long-time music critic Dave McIntyre who gives us a review of Daniel Rodriguez’ debut solo CD. We saw the last Band Wagon of Joe Kuckla roll through town this week. And we’re missing Clark Hodge’s Labor Day mountainside concert. We never got to attend the Town’s annual Thursday night summer concerts in Sandstone Park. So, let’s support our local singer/songwriter and pick up a copy of his highly praised first CD, and sit on our deck and enjoy Lyons Vibes.
See you next week! Kathleen Spring, Your Editor