Another week gone by. I am happy to say that this is #4 of the Lyons Recorder online issue. Great paper, lots of news, great volunteers-tech, editing, news, school, etc. etc. Thanks to all.
We are happy to report that Kate Kerr is doing the Community Calendar. We have needed it for years. So check it out. Make a copy to post on your wall.
THE BIG NEWS IS THE TOWN ELECTION: There was lots of excitement as to whether there would be two or three running for Mayor. We have two: Jocelyn Ferrell and Nick Angelo; with three incumbents for the Town Board: Mark Browning, Mike Karavas, and Wendy Miller. Others running are: Yelena Brachman-Hughes; Gregg Lowell, Holly Rogin, Robert Brackenridge, and Kenyon Waugh.
The issues are: Affordable Housing-Summit is marching ahead, but it has taken so much time we are getting impatient, It will be nice when finished. There is great hope.
Other issues are about flood recovery-a new Second Avenue Bridge, finishing Bohn Park and St. Vrain River Park, and more. Thanks to all the Board members and Staff who are continually working to make Lyons a better place to live.
PUBLIC HEARING IS scheduled on Monday, February 3, at the Lyons Town Board meeting as to allowing an alcohol permit for Special Events-art shows, etc., in the Regional Library. (Some feel the Library should be kept for kids). This is your opportunity to Speak Up!
COME, SHOP DOWNTOWN, THE FIRST FRIDAY, February 7 – Lyons stores open 6-8pm.
JUST HANG UP: There seem to be a lot of scammers calling several times a day. Now there is one about Social Security. Advice is hang up and fast–do not answer them, talk to them, give them any of your data, and hope they hound someone else!
Friday, January 31, at home – Clear Creek DH: Boys C-4:00pm; Girls Varsity & Boys Jr V-5:30pm; Girls JV & Boys Varsity-7:00pm (Elementary Cheer Camp to perform at 5:30pm)
Tuesday, February 4 – Dawson DH – away
Friday, February 7 – Union Colony DH – away
Thursday January 30 – at Estes Park – 6:30pm
Saturday February 2 – Valley Invitational 9:00am at Valley
Thursday February 6-League Dual Crossover at 5:30pm – Location to be announced
GOOD NEWS – The St. Vrain River Project (the river and land from McConnell Bridge, on down past the Headgate), is about finished, with trail, ponds, etc. etc. It will be real enjoyable.
Joel Such, Lyons student, is back from Latin America, where he has spent the past year traveling and studying birds of the area.
CONGRATULATIONS to former Lyons resident, David Carter, who was inducted into the National Buffalo Hall of Fame at the Stock Show in Denver last Saturday night. It was a big surprise, with his brothers, Vaughn and John; his children, grandchildren, and many cousins from in and out-of-state present. David is the youngest son of Harriett and E. C. Carter, who moved from Allenspark to Lyons to run for the School Board in 1970’s in our fight to save our Lyons High School. He is a 1972 graduate of Lyons High School and has worked for State Farm Agency for 19 years. Our congratulations.
PARKING PASSES are due for both Lyons parks. One free resident pass per household and a second pass may be obtained for $35 with three or more for $55; golf carts need a parking pass as well. Non-residents may purchase a season pass for $75 per vehicle. The parking fee is set at $8 for every four hours on peak season weekends and $5 for every four hours on weekdays. Parking fees are enforced. Sign up at http://www.townoflyons.com/formcenter/parks-recreation-8/resident-parking-pass-request-67.
ICE RINK: The ice rink is really being enjoyed by folks of all ages and hockey players. The last Winter Wonderland Concert will be held on February 8 from 2-4pm, with free skating and skate rentals, hot cocoa and cookies by the Lyons High School Band with music by the Jesse Garland Band. Thanks to the Town for the three concerts. We wish there were more!
Join the Lyons Fire Protection District and join in the classes that will be held weekly.
Hi from Curtis Hencye of Calvary Relief, who says they miss Lyons. The Hencyes stayed in Lyons for months helping with flood recovery.
Wednesday February 5 – Art show at the Town Hall and at the Library, 5-8pm featuring the paintings of Larry Cohan. Stop by.
February 8 is the High Street Concert, at Rogers Hall. Be sure to get your tickets.
Sunday, February 9 – Old Man Winter Rally with bike and run. Thanks to the sponsors. Folks who volunteer will be given a meal, thermal neck gaiter, or a beanie. Sponsors are Laura Levy, Coldwell Banker, Town of Lyons, and others.
Senior Newsletter by Kathleen Spring is out – contact her at LovingLyonsSeniorGroup@gmail.com if you are not on her e-mail list.
BIZ NEWS The Dairy Bar has new owners. Wyld Style Studios (corner of Rts. 36 and 66) has closed down. The Lyons Den has ongoing art shows. ReRuns has some coats- if you don’t have money to buy one, you can get one free. PizzaBar 66 has started an inexpensive (drink/food) Happy Hour every Wednesday. The Fork has ongoing “solo” art shows. The Fruit Stand is still open in Winter. The Laundromat has new owners who are brightening it up. The world’s only “butter shop,” Bella La Crema, is in Lyons, and has been featured in articles across the US & Europe. The Town is doing lots of storm water (street) projects starting this year, which affects traffic downtown.
BARRE Body Workout at Defined Motion (Mayama) on Sundays-9 am; Tuesdays-7:15pm; and Thursdays – 8:30am.
JEDI GAMES- Potluck & Contest – the first Sunday of every month with Potluck at LaVern Johnson Park.
GET WELL: Gary McCrumb is still having trouble with his leg that was broken when hit by a car, very serious.
Sonny Smith had another surgery on his bad knee on Monday.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO Phyllis (Pfeifer) and Norm Stewart – married 49 years; live in Missouri.
Sixteen persons enjoyed opening of the Chinese New Year Sunday by Dr. Sara Hart of Stillwater Clinic and Apothecary. Arielle Hodgson (Town of Lyons) has returned from a trip to East Africa. Karen Selden has returned home from New Hampshire where she attended the Celebration of Life for her father. With Sympathy.
Katie Fankhouser has been accepted at the Fort Lewis College in Durango. Our congratulations. Jade Greenburg is in Switzerland as an exchange student.
The HS Student Advisory Council presented about their trip to a conference at the SVVSD Board of Education meeting last Wednesday.
Thirteen middle school students participated in the SVVSD Middle School Honors Choir last week. Parent/Teacher Conferences are coming up on February 3 and 6 from 3:40pm to 7:00pm. Transition Workshop for any SVVSD incoming 6th grade parent was held January 29. Middle School Wrestling practices begin Monday-Friday 3:20-4:45pm.
Submit a nomination for the Tribute to Teachers, who you believe exemplifies excellence for theTeacher of the Year Award. The deadline is Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
CHEER CAMP participants will perform during the HS Girls basketball game this Friday, January 31 at 5:30pm.
ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK by January 31 at www.jostensyearbooks.com.
OFF-CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS will feature students who are involved in off-campus organizations and sports during the year, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Birthday to Mallory Elizabeth Tabor, the daughter of Wade Tabor and Jenny Fox; and granddaugter of Jerry & Debbie Tabor, who celebrated her 2nd birthday, and to Ronald French, who is celebrating his 75th birthday
TURKEYS: It is a treat to see the large flock of wild turkeys on Stone Mountain.
We are sad to report that Pastor Emily Kinzel of the Lyons Community Church is being transferred to the Niwot Methodist Church. Pastor Emily has served the Lyons Church the past four years, and will be missed.
REMEMBERING: Ramon Vasquez, father, son, brother, good neighbor, who passed away a year ago January 2. He was in the Class of 1975. With deep sympathy.
CORRECTION: The Lyons Recorder would like to correct and clarify some information in the “About Town” column in last week’s issue. Connie Burton Burkhart writes that she lived on Ewald Avenue (not Meily). Also, she does not teach a dinosaur camp, but, in her capacity as a workshop instructor, she has occasionally led school groups and community camps to the world famous Triassic dinosaur fossil site located in a quarry at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. She has taught art welding at the ranch for more than 21 years. She has reduced her hours so that she can take care of her 98-year-old mother. People who remember her Dinosaur Lady van will be happy to know that she reports it is still running strong.