About Us


Welcome to the new Lyons Recorder! We are volunteers in the greater Lyons community who believe that Lyons needs to have a weekly voice. Since the print version of the Recorder went out of business in the late summer of 2019, we worked on developing an  online-only presence. This was begun in January 2020, and finalized in September 2020 into what you see today.

Throughout the country, community newspapers have been bought up by hedge funds that stripped them of resources and fired large numbers of journalists. Other newspapers, facing declining revenues and soaring costs, have folded. It is a consensus that small town community newspapers will survive this crisis because it can bring you local news, opinions, and features that reflect the community’s interests and needs. Thus, the Lyons Recorder is a survivor!

If you would like to join us as a writer, graphic designer, tech assistant, sales person, poet, or business manger, please contact us at lyonsrecorder.editor@gmail.com. You can always find this information on jobs and how to donate at the bottom of our web pages under “Support & Help Wanted.”  

Kathleen Spring, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief                 September 1, 2020

Thank you to Clark Hodge and Activist & Historian LaVern Johnson for joining me in championing the preservation of a weekly Lyons newspaper. And to Clark Hodge, partner, for his expertise in helping produce and design a professional web site.

Thank you to the 27 writers who have committed to bringing news, and education, and entertainment articles to the Town of Lyons.

LYONS AREA VOLUNTEER WRITERS…writing about local news:

Rebecca Batson (features), Jessie Berta-Thompson (botanic gardens), Keith Gleason (astronomy), Deja Heckard-Dunn (holistic health), Sara Hart (wellness), Janaki Jane (community wellness), LaVern Johnson (social news), Chris Lause (photographer; music), Cheri Maureaux (mental wellness), David McIntyre (music), Donna M. Nespoli (wildlife), Jessica Olson (Lyons watershed), Bill Palmer (library), Linda Pecone (health/foods), Marcus Richardson (school sports), Mark Roberts (school sports), Kathleen Spring (features), Joan Treece (emergency preparedness), Tamara Vega Haddad (arts and culture)…and various Garden Club members.
Occasional writers: Lory Barton (LEAF), Hollie Rogin (Town Board of Trustees), Tanya Daly (LCF), Kim Mitchell (Town Economics), Vance French (poet), Sally VanMeter (birds), Tracey Jimenez (cancer) ~~ and, Chairs of Town of Lyons Commissions and Boards. ~~ and the many people who submit photographs or information for one-time use.

Thank you to the Staff who produced a wonderful newspaper from January to June of 2020: 

Ken Singer, Kathleen Spring, Sandy Spellman, Chrystal DeCoster, Marcus RichardsonKate Kerr, Amy Reinholds, LaVern Johnson, Cristina Trapani-Scott, Brianna Hoyt, and Clark Hodge

AND, all of the excellent contributing writers and photographers

~~ Lyons Recorder ~ P O Box 512, Lyons, CO 80540. ~ LyonsRecorder.Editor@Gmail.com ~~

Support Your Local Small Town Newspaper! Donations Welcome! Thank You for your support and readership! ~~

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