Another week gone by. This is the 23rd issue of the Lyons Recorder online. Thanks to all.
Thanks to the marchers for Black Lives Matter. Probably 200 in all brought signs, stood at Sandstone Park, and marched down Main Street to Second Avenue and back. It was very impressive and showed our support.
COVID-19 is still scary, so stay apart, wear your mask, stay home, don’t get it. Things are opening up–parks at 50 percent; playgrounds; small crowds; tent camping; take-out at most restaurants; and library curbside service. The cases are down, but still mighty dangerous. If someone sneezes, the germs can go a long way. So beware–don’t give it, and don’t get it!
The Lyons Redstone Museum is still closed because of COVID-19. If you live here or are visiting in Lyons and have history questions, call 303-823-5271 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flood recovery in town is still going on, with paving on Evans, Second, Third, Fourth, and McConnell Drive, with a new water line on Third and curbs and gutters along Evans, and new paving. Upcoming projects are storm water drains on High Street, Second Avenue bridge replacement, and St. Vrain Creek stream bank stabilization.
Kids’ mountain biking class (ages 8-14) will be held on Fridays, June 19 & 26 and July 10 & 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Fee $110.00. Register at Townoflyons.com/Recreation.
Boards and commissions: New members are needed on the commissions: Board of Adjustments, Ecology Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Housing and Human Services, and Sustainable Futures Commission. You are invited to fill one of the vacancies on these Lyons boards and commissions. Visit: townoflyons.com/apply.
The Lyons Garden Club invites new members who like to plant flowers, pull weeds, and make the landscape beautiful to join their group, which meets at 9:30a.m. every Monday across from the Stone Cup.
Welcome to Adventure Lodge, which has purchased the Aspen Leaf Motel, has remodeled, re-painted, and will be open for short-term rentals. The property plans include a beer garden and a boutique operated as a partnership with artist Jeremy Collins of Meridian Line Apparel. Owner Asa Firestone says, “It’s like the best parts of Boulder without all the tech companies.” Welcome.
The Lyons Parks and Recreation Department held its monthly meeting virtually on Monday evening and reported that the skatepark, ballfields, Bohn Park, and St. Vrain River Park are making progress on flood recovery and should be open sometime this summer. The Parks & Rec offices in the eastern corridor are near completion (there will be a public tour when finished). The Corridor Trail (along the old railroad) is still under discussion with Northern Colorado Water. It is hoped a trail and kayaking can go down to the Foothills Highway and meet the St. Vrain Trail from Longmont.
A vote may have to be held in response to a petition recently filed with the town to end herbicide spraying in town if the petitioners and Town cannot reach a compromise. The Town has passed a Weed Management Plan that allows spraying on the hard surfaces, along Second Avenue, McConnell Drive, and Main Street. If the vote passes, Parks & Rec says it will entail a very large weed pulling organization, now and forever, to keep the weeds (many noxious weeds since the flood) under control.
Lyons parks and playgrounds are now open at 50 percent capacity with no more than 10 in a group. All are to wear masks, pay parking fees, and walk in when filled. However, this causes parking cars around neighborhoods, which is allowed on regular streets (though not on Hwy 7, it being a state highway). The decision of the Town to take over the county-held buy-out land along Apple Valley has been delayed, and will be discussed during the IGA workshops.
Many of you know Modou Jaiteh, the former chef at the Stone Cup. He has announced that his restaurant, Jacaranda, at Rosetta Hall in Boulder, is now open for pickup. Stop by.
We are sad to hear from ReRuns: “We are so grateful to have been a part of the Lyons community for 15 years. Because of the current situation and personal factors, we will sadly be closing our shop. Our last day will be June 28. We will be open Friday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until then. We love our customers and we will miss you!”
Eric and Janice Janik have returned from taking their daughter Dr. Emily to Madison, Wisconsin for her job.
Leah Stewart, daughter of Amy Moffitt of Washington, DC, is visiting her grandparents, Cindy & Pete Moffitt for the summer.
Andrew Meth, who is a High School senior this year in San Diego; the son of Amanda, and grandson of Carol Robb, former Lyons Town Clerk, deceased.
Alex Mills, son of Mark and Mary Mills, former Principal of Lyons M/S High, who is now a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
Lauren Sims, recent engineering graduate of CSU, who is now working in Broomfield for VMWare.
Prayers are needed for Brett Abernathy, 38-year-old friend of Pam Maestas, who has been in a coma for some days. A Go Fund Me has been started.
Get well wishes are with local artist John Jacobs, who has started chemotherapy. He writes, “I will now start chemotherapy next week to try to combat this cancer. My oncologist is feeling hopeful that the type of cancer I have will respond positively to the chemotherapy. What has made things difficult during all of this is the pandemic, because while I was in the hospital for the eight days, I was not allowed any visitors. Also, due to the risks associated with COVID-19, none of my family or friends can travel to visit me. With my current situation, I simply cannot catch COVID-19 as it would most likely kill me. A lot of people are annoyed by being asked to wear masks to protect others. I understand the frustration, but it is being asked to protect people who are at risk. I am one of those people. I hope as you evaluate your reactions to being impacted by this pandemic, you will consider what I have shared and understand that things could be far worse, and a bit of sacrifice now is a small price to pay for protecting yourselves, but also for protecting others.”
Happy anniversary to Casey and Justin King – 19 years.
Happy birthday to Chester Barnard (long-time Lyons contractor), Austin Fisher of New Mexico (son of Connie Burkhart), Laura (Leiding) Jueschke of Colorado Springs (daughter of Sharon McConnell & Jim Leiding), Darlene Thompson, Christopher Crews, Sage Wynja, Katie Fankhouser, Tamara Haddad, Cindy Dobbs, Cysten Kurland, Ashley Hirshfeld Cottrell, Athena Torrello DeBois, Weston Knapton (1 year old son of Nikki Stetson), Daniel Dunston, Lori Stott, Sara Hart, Nancy Arp, and a Surprise Birthday party for Louis Vasquez.
From Lisa Ramsey to Lyons seniors: “I’d like to propose a gradual return to our weekly exercise classes starting with a walk and gentle stretching in the park next Wednesday, June 17. Meet at the basement of Walt Self at 9 a.m. and go for a socially distanced walk from there. Masks will be worn when within six feet of others or constantly if you prefer. Any group must be 10 or less.
“A Plein Air painting class will take place in a local park. Again, proper social distancing will be followed in the setup of the class. This will be a free class for seniors only and limited to nine people. No date has been set yet.
“Please let me know if you are interested in attending either of these options so I am able to regulate the class sizes. Don’t forget to check out the weekly update. If interested in the zTrip program, please advise.”
Call 303 823 6622, ext 30, or email: email@example.com.
Obituary: We are sad to report the death of Jerry Haag, longtime popular square dance caller, who started in 1968 calling for the Red Rock Ramblers and area clubs, and wintered in Pharr, Texas, calling at the Peppermint Palace for over 30 years. He retired in 2003 and lived in Cheyenne. He is survived by his wife Sherry and a son.