Another week gone by. We had two big snows, not too cold, and now sunshine. Spring is right around the corner. Many flowers are ready to bloom (we hope they don’t freeze!).
PLEASE NOTE: According to the Town newsletter, there will not be a Spring Clean up on May 16. So far, the Sandstone Park concerts are still scheduled for Thursdays, June 11 – August 13. The 44th Lyons Good Old Day will be Saturday, June 27, starting at 1 p.m. with a history program at the Lyons Redstone Museum (honoring Lyons graduates whose families have been in the area 40 years and more); the 50th Class reunion of the Class of 1970; and honoring all Classes of the “0’s.” The Class of 1970 is also inviting the classes that they went to school with: 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, and 1973, and will host a Picnic at Meadow (LaVern’s) Park from 5-8pm.
Wednesday was EARTH DAY! We usually have a program at the Elementary School, and the winners of essays about trees are awarded a tree to plant. However, this is delayed this year due to no school, so we will have to look around us and enjoy the mountains, trees, grass, rocks, gardens, trails, lakes, ponds, rivers, all plants, etc. that we enjoy outside, and take for granted. Various nonprofic organizations take care of the Earth with fundraisers and a lot of hard work. We do appreciate Earth Day!
THE Town Historic Commission is looking for folks who like history and want to promote the history of the Town of Lyons, Colorado other than through the Museum– such as a weekly bus trip around town to see the historic sites. The Lyons Historic Society dba Lyons Redstone Museum is a segment of the Historic Commission, but Lyons History needs to go further and portray what we have, whereas the museum saves Lyons history. E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to join or call 823- 6622.
Farewell and Thank You to the old Town Board: Mayor Connie Sullivan who didn’t choose to run again after serving eight years as a Trustee and then the Mayor; Barney Dreistadt who served eight years as a trustee and is term limited; Jocelyn Farrell who unsuccessfully ran for mayor; and Caleb Roberts who filled an unexpired seat. All were thanked for the years given to the Town welfare with a Proclamation.
It was exciting to see the new Board of Trustees (BOT) installed by Zoom: Mayor-Nick Angelo; Mayor Pro-Tem – Mark Browning; Board: Mike Karavas, Kenyon Waugh, Hollie Rogin, Wendy Miller, and Greg Lowell, Former Mayor Julie Van Domelen spoke about the Boulder County Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) which she now heads and said Lyons was taken care of through LEAF and Our-Center, but there are more agencies if needed. EFAA, among other things, cares for families experiencing homelessness in the County.
Each BOT member gave their goals of what they would try to institute during their term. Right now the board meetings are virtual and all are welcome to join the meetings on Zoom and to the meetings in person once the stay at home order is lifted. You can speak during audience participation. Good luck Town Board. The Town Board holds their regular meetings on the first and third Mondays of the month at 7p.m. with a workshop plus many other meetings and responsibilities – a big, but rewarding job.
Dog license discount days are through April 30. Get your license online: townoflyons.com/dog. Cost is $30 for first dog and $10 for each additional dog. Your dog license fees help pay for dog cleanup stations and bags, and the Lyons Dog Park. Plus, licensing your pets helps in returning a lost pet to its owner. Your dogs must be on a leash attached to you at all times, unless in the dog park.
Corona virus: It has been five weeks since the “Stay Home” Order! Over 400 Coloradans have died. Thousands are in the hospital. To top it all off, some people are protesting the “STAY HOME” order. If you get the virus, the younger folks will be taken care of first, but us “Oldies” with only a few more years to live anyway will be second to get care. So, we “Oldies” have to Stay Home and not get sick. Sad, but True!
Schools: The St Vrain Valley School District has announced that there will be no in-person school for the rest of the year. Students will continue to get their lessons online. It seems to be working with about 70% of the students online. If they don’t have WiFi they can get WIFI at the HS; A corps of school cooks are making lunches for the students, delivered to those who come by in their cars at their schools. Our thanks.
ZOOM: More and more folks are using Zoom through the telephone and computer. It is great to talk with all your family in various parts of the state and country.
Lyons is receiving good care with LEAF and Our Center. You can call or go online to stores for your grocery order and delivery, for which we are ever thankful: St Vrain Market 303-823-5225. Ford Food Fresh Produce Farm Stand is selling fresh fruits, vegetables and greens in $20 boxes for Tuesdays pick up. Call by Sunday 970-308-3888.
Pick-up meals are available at: Pizza Bar 66 303-823-6262; Bella La Crema 303- 823-8666; The Lyons Den 303-823-2322; Smokin’ Dave’s 303-823-7427; Mojo’s Taqueria 303-823-2321; Julie’s Thai Kitchen 303-823-2327; and La Mariposa 303-823-5595. Call in your order.
For local history, go to LyonsHistoricArt.com to review all the historic sites listed, mostly by Todd Jacobson, who is collecting Lyons History and Ken Cinnamon. Very interesting. A good way to “while” away some hours. If you have historic pictures of Lyons, send to: RedstoneHistory@gmail.com and LyonsHistoricArt.com.
Tid bits —
Masks: You can buy a mask from Donna Smith for $10. Amanda Anderson is making dozens of Masks. There are also some in a box
across from the Middle/High School . Amanda needs more material, elastic and thread. Leave at 251 Park #2. Our Thanks.
AN ORDER FROM GOV. POLIS-EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A MASK WHEN THEY GO OUTSIDE!!!
The Manna Cafe is now serving dinner to go on Monday nights from 4-6p.m. at the River Church. Stop by, And thank you to the River Church for delivering the seniors a delicious meatloaf dinner on Monday night, picked up at the Walt Self Parking lot at 5:30 and every Monday! Call 303-823-6469 for delivery. Thanks River Church;
Howl every night at 8p.m. in support of all the helpers working in hospitals, grocery stores and pharmacies, teachers, childcare providers for essential workers, truckers, bus drivers, deliverers of mail and food. Step outside and Howl. You will hear many others howling. Good for Stress!
Ralph’s Stand is offering boxes of fresh produce for $20 for pick up on Tuesdays if you order by Sunday. Go to: email@example.com or call 970-308-3888 for more information or to order.
Eggs: Call Meyers Rach 303-823-2467 – $5 per dozen. Also does Income Taxes.
Gifts sold at Stillwater Apothecary in the old White Lion Shop on High St. 303-823-9255
Donate to Lyons musicians through LEAF. They have raised $7000 so far, to be given to various musicians who have lost their venues with the Virus. There is a Tip jar at various businesses
Happy birthday to: Wendy Miller, Eric Kean, Katy Gosnell, Shawn Lee, Brad Childs, Ralph, Anissa England (30) now lives in Huntington Beach, CA, Raleigh O’Donnell (16).
Obituary: We are sad to hear of the death of Chris Jacobson, son of Todd and Becky and brother to Stephanie. More later.
Also our Sympathy goes to Katie “Meyer” Davis whose father has passed away
Lyons publicity: Thanks to Brenda Everett, former St. Vrain Valley School District Board member from the late 90s, who sent an article about Lyons from the Southwest Airline Magazine dated May 2019 which reads:
“LYONS, COLORADO. In Colorado, finding a spot with easy access to outdoor activities isn’t exactly a tall task. But Lyons pairs its picturesque surroundings with healthy doses of culture and singular charm. Along with serving as a convenient gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, it’s home to Rabbit Mountain Open Space, where wildflowers bloom along the Rabbit Mountain Hiking Trail in the summer. Added elevation isn’t required for thrills, though, when the weather warms, LaVern M. Johnson Park (formerly Meadow Park) offers whitewater rafting in the North St, Vrain Creek. When you’re ready to retreat indoors, try Lyons Fork’s famous truffle fries, or grab some homemade bread from St. Vrain Market. Lyons also touts an enviable music scene. Every year, crowds flock to RockyGrass Festival at Planet Bluegrass Ranch for toe-tapping tunes. This year favorites like the Punch Brothers took the stage.”