Another week gone by, and I was almost the lone writer; however, Ken and David each wrote an article, so we are still “Alive and Kicking.”
Although there is not much going on, “Staying in” due to the virus is the most important news. Don’t catch the virus!! Some get well soon, some get better in two months, some die. It isn’t anything to take lightly. BEWARE!
Masks are required in Lyons and all Boulder County for everyone over 12 years old and within six feet of others.
The Town of Lyons will receive $92,264 from the CARES Act funds in the coronavirus relief bill to help local governments cover their costs of responding to the pandemic, including expenses resulting from complying with state COVID-19 health orders and guidelines.
NOTE: A lot of bears and some mountain lions are going up and down our streets. Keep your eye open! Secure your garbage and don’t put it out until just before pick up time.
TOWN NEWS: No fireworks are allowed. Improvement plan is going on along Fourth and Fifth Avenues; Curbside Collection of Tree Limbs July 13 & 14 for Town Residents-branches and limbs only.
LYONS SENIOR lunches are Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 303 441-1455 to reserve a meal. Cost $3. Pick up in Senior Center parking lot.
LYONS PARKS: Entry to the parks is restricted when the parking inside is full. New guests are asked to wait or go to Bohn Park. Town residents are asked to show their ID and can gain access early morning and late evenings.
Exciting things are happening in the Parks and Recreation Department—Women’s Mountain Biking, Yoga in the Park, Kid’s Mountain Biking (FULL), Fitness in the Park, Challenger Soccer Camp and upcoming Plein Air Painting classes are being offered with COVID-19 Safety precautions. Reserve your spot today! Check here for more information: www.townoflyons.com/624 .
LEAF food pantry every Thursday 3:00-5:00p.m. at the Lyons Community Church on Main St.
LYONS COMMUNITY CHURCH services will be virtual this Sunday with new minster, Emily Hagan, at 9:30 a.m. with Lafayette ME Church as host, and next Sunday, Lyons as host, alternating each week. (A farewell sermon and get-together on the Church lawn was held for Rev. Emily Kintzel, who has been transferred to Niwot.) Good Luck, Emily!
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION for all Seniors of the St. Vrain Valley School District is scheduled at their respective schools on Saturday, July 25 at 9:00am. Ours in Lyons will be held at the John “Jet” Johnson Field at the Middle/High School.
NOTE: DUE TO THE VIRUS, THE REDSTONE MUSEUM has cancelled the Thursday, July 9th History Program. and plans to give the one on Thursday August 6th, at 5:30pm, featuring “Learn About Lyons” The public is invited to hear LaVern’s History, and receive questions and answers about town history. If you have a specific topic, email firstname.lastname@example.org.The Museum is still accepting virtual inquiries to redstonehistory.com or call 303 823 5271 or 303 823 5925; or email to email@example.com.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, is the Lyons Lions’ 20th Annual Golf Tournament at Lake Valley Golf Course. Their one fund raiser of the year for Scholarship and eyeglasses. To register visit lyonslionsclub.com. Hole sponsors as well as players are needed. All invited
LYONS HISTORIC COMMISSION is soliciting for members to serve to promote the History of the Lyons area. Two members have applied; five more are needed. There can be three out-of-town and four in-town members.
Well, the 44th Good Old Days Day, June 27, came and went, but no activity. The Virus is still lurking around. The Class of 1970 had the Park reserved for a Pig Roast, the Classes of the “0”s were to be honored, and etc. All postponed-Mark Saturday, June 26, 2021 for the next Lyons Good Old Days;
Pilates at 9am – Fridays-in LaVern Park – all invited.
Members of BLACK LIVES MATTER paraded Sunday with signs to show their support. Our congratulations;
FAREWELL RERUNS: Our compliments to Ellen Hine and Gabry Cornell for serving the Lyons community with second hand items the last eight years with profits going to the Lyons Community Foundation. They will be missed;
GOOD NEWS: We hear Joseph Lekarczyk and Julie Van Domelen are moving back to Lyons. How nice. Their daughter Maya has graduated from Shining Mountain Waldorf High School and is off to College. Welcome back. Julie was town Mayor in 2013-during and after the flood and Joseph published the Lyons Recorder for 10 years, ending in August;
GOOD NEWS: Gary McCrumb reports after his seventh surgery he is able to walk around-the-block. He was hit by a car on his motorcycle eight months ago;
CONGRATULATIONS to Lars Basey who was named to the 2020 spring dean’s list at Harding University for earning a 3.65GPA or better;
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brian Svilar, Cheryl Dudley, David Such, Robert Cotrell, Ali Mayne Van Leewan,Cassie Walters, Jenny Martin, daughter of Connie Burkhart, and Steve and Holly Beck;
GET WELL to Jon Gabe, Jani Little’s brother who was in a severe accident;
HAPPY ANIVERSARY to Pam Platz and Richard Salter on their 25th Aniversary, they live in Alaska;
WITH SYMPATHY to Karen Crews who remembers her father who passed away two years ago.