Another week gone by. Not so hot. Cooler evenings.
CoVid – Boulder County had 112 new cases on from Monday’s testing, bringing total to 2989; 204 have been hospitalized and 904 have recovered, with death toll still 79; 896 cases in Boulder, 805 in Longmont, 232 in Lafayette, 156 – in Louisville, 45 in Superior, 42 in Erie, six in Lyons, 191 in unincorporated. New cases had grown since CU began with 205 cases. the last four weeks; in the state has been 59,674 positive cases since March, 6845 hospitalized; 1868 deaths. In Boulder county it had gone down, but is up again with 65 cases Sunday; 103 at CU positive tests, We still need to wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, stay home, if possible for another 30 days, according to Gov polis.. The breakdown of ages is: 60 cases 0-9; 543 cases 10-19; 935 cases 20-29; 110 for 80 years and above. Lyons is doing well; still 6 cases reported in Lyons; Everyone is to wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others. Statewide there have been 61,699 positive cases; with 1990 deaths, 7240 hospitalized.
======MUSEUM NEWS+++THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM has conceded that it is unsafe for the Museum to open this season, and it is still open virtually (not safe to open with 4-65 virus spikes a day) and is making research, scrapbooks, displays, scanning, and Past Perfect, long-needed-to-do jobs; awaiting until people will feel safe. Thanks to the Museum team who has a Virtual tour of 40 Artifacts – go to www.LyonsRedstoneMuseum.com. Also click on to the Lyons Historic District On-line Tour to CLIO -A map attached will guide your drive-by tour with the History of the 15 sandstone buildings that are designated as a Historic District, now on-line.
You will love the extensive Lyons Cemetery virtual tour, where you can drive around to find the tombstone with history on-line. (Over 60 attended last year’s Cemetery tour..this year it is being brought to you on-line==The Museum’s newest virtual exhibit: https://virmuze.com/m/lyons-redstone-museum/x/stories-from-the-lyons-cemetery/, in our in our social media presence and website and will be sending information in our annual brochure, Redstone Review, as well as to Town Hall, ANFRM, and Boulder Heritage Roundtable.
Also a brochure and on-line of Sally Colt’s wedding dress is pending.= wife of W. A. Colt, who built the Trail Ridge Road, Highway to Estes Park, Foothills Highway; the dam near Colorado Springs, and etc. He had a son Jim Colt Lyons High School Class of 1940 , whose son was killed in WWII, and a daughter, Mary Filley.
FUNDS ARE NEEDED. Thanks to those who have sent funds for the Museum Operations, having to be closed due to the virus; with no sales, but ongoing expenses of utilities and supplies.-amounting to around $10,000 a year, $6500 for Utilities, $1500-for Ins. $3500 for office and other .expenses. Donations are needed, Send to Lyons Historical society, PO Box 9, Lyons, Colorado, 80540 (Tax Deductible)
The LYONS HISTORIC COMMISSION
Four more commission members are being solicited. -Contact RJones@townoflyons.com Help preserve our town’s history; the historic buildings and more!
======MISCELLANEOUS TOWN NEWS======
==Let It Bee Honey Shop – Is now open 12 to 5 pm. Wedn through Sundays. they have local honey that you can refill your own jars with, candles made from locally produced beeswax, a fresh shipment of Colorado pollen arriving today, and a variety of gifts! Jenna Evangeline says: Support women-owned business. Single mama, 2013 flood-survivor working my butt off to keep this legacy alive! 4689 Ute Hwy, east end of town!
==SOCIAL JUSTICE- Sundays/and/ VOTING REGISTRATION
1-4PM Sandstone Park
==The Weed Posse needs volunteers, to work at different locations each Thursday, from 9-11 am. Goes to 10-12 in cooler weather. Contact CathyRivers to find out where they will be each week. email@example.com.
==LEAF – Group MENTAL HEALTH 3pm, on ZOOM, free THURSDAYS
==”Keep your Eye” out for someone walking to the parks at night..Lots of vandalism still going on. Call the Sheriff. 303 441 4111. Also, someone broke the locks on the gate and the pickup and stole hundreds of dollars of tools and supplies from Jared McCain!!
==HOWL EVERY NIGHT AT 8 p.m. -Some folks are still howling against the Virus..More people are howling–not that it does any good, but it makes us feel better; gets the clogged air out of our lungs, HOWL AGAINST THE VIRUS: In my area, we have the neighbors and kids also Howling. MASKS $10.00 – Donna Jo Dees Smith on Facebook
==BEWARE, BEARS are still around; some with their clubs; sleeping in a ditch; running thru your yards and alleys. Also down in the Confluence..Keep an eye out; They will usually go away if not bothered. One-Way Trash has a Bear Dumpster for $70.00; and Western will lend you one; everyone needs one! Also a Mountain Lion killed Ruth Wilson’s pet cat this past week
=== the Botanic Garden = Due to the Virus they were unable to have their annual plant sale. Send donations to Box 613, Lyons, Co. 80540.
=== REMINDER: The LIONS BOOSTER CLUB is restarting their BINGO sessions every Sunday at Bingo Alley in Longmont, from 1-3pm, and need everyone to pitch in. Funds help Lyons High School. Volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell/Text: 303-907-5048 PS: we have a REMIND account created. You can sign up here if you are interested: REMIND Lions Bingo
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Town of Lyons, Senior Recreation: Lisa Ramsey suggests for Seniors this week:
Sunday, September 20, try some meditation or attend an online service
Monday, Enjoy a meal from the River Church-5-6pm;
Tuesday: draw a picture
Wednesday, meet at Walt Self parking lot for a walk to a local park, and exercises and stretching under big shade trees. The time has changed back to 9a.m. now that the weather is cooler. Grab a Bistro lunch.
Thursday, try a new exercise video
Friday, head by Walt Self to pick up a Lyons Bistro lunch and say HI to Helen
Saturday, September 26, get outside for the last Saturday of September.
PROGRAMS AVAILABLE – Register with email@example.com for:
Kayak Rental Program, Spray Skirt Rentals; Walkers Exercises Group for Seniors; Fitness in the Park; Plein Air Painting (for seniors 60+); Women’s Mountain Biking Fall Class; Ultimate X Circuit Training, Kids” Zumbo in the Park; Kids’ Mountain Biking; Meditation Basics Workshop
The LYONS PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION held their monthly meeting Monday Sept 14, evening with President Ian Brighton, Town Rep. Dave Cosgrove; LaVern Johnson-Honorary Members present were: Chis Cope, Claudine Kean, Vernonika Gaia, Randy Pollard, and J Sietz.
Items discussed were: Bohn Park about done, so the youth can have ball practice; Lyons Valley River Park is completed with a year warranty for plant replacement to 2021; The aeration system is being upped to get rid of the algae in the ponds; More tent and RV spaces are needed; The 2021 budget includes improving trails and encourage parking on 2nd Avenue for the Black Bear Hole; Eliminate parking in the residential area; approved the townhomes on Carter Drive (affordable housing) revisit the Eastern St. Vrain Corridor trail. The 4th Avenue Bridge is also a priority with Safe Routes to School funds and maybe a GoCo grant. The next meeting well be on Monday Oct. 13th at 6pm.
The TOWN OF LYONS will hold their next meeting on Monday, Sept. 21st on Zoom at 7:00p.m.
The Town will be scrutinizing if it is safe to hold the Halloween parade, as well as the Christmas Parade, and fireworks. which is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5th Projects are: 2nd Avenue bridge replacement; completion of Bohn Park, Stormwater and paving on 4th Avenue, between Main and Boardway, High Street Stormwater Drainage, and St.Vrain Creek Steambank Stabilization
SCAVENGER HUNT concludes this month, 9/30, with prizes to those who present the most pictures: Prizes: – St. Vrain Market gift card; set of Lyons stainless tumblers; and Lyons T-Shirt. visit LyonsColorado.com to submit your entries.
THE 44TH ANNUAL LYONS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR is also under scrutiny, if it safe to hold. 34 of the vendors say they would like to hold it; but have to get permission as to how many can attended at one time. They are discussing holding it in a tent outside, just allowing so many people an hour, and etc. Stay tuned.
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===Office hours of M\Sr High is 8:00a.m. to 3:00 pm.Phone 303 823 6631; Attendance (x45608) Registrar-(x45609) Meals are $3.50 from 11:00-12:30; Breakfast-$1.50 ATTENDANCE: Call Angela Rittenhouse, Attendance Clerk, 720 494 3844, if you will miss school.
===TECH ISSUES – call 303 823 6311 if you need Tech Help information;
St. Vrain Valley, Boulder Valley, and Adams County schools are furnishing a free meal to all children under 18 years of age. Also see the Lyons Recorder article on the Gov. Polis announcements about $10 wi-fi for all low-income students
In the St. Vrain Valley, A curbside school breakfast and lunch meal distribution is offered from 11a.m. to 12:30 pm. Monday thru Friday; (Pickup is at the Md\Sr High from 9 to 12pm, or 4 to 6 pm
===WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS: if you are interested in knowing what is going on at our schools? The “opening” rules, or “lunch” plans, or SPORTS!!! ===you can see the precautions taken /and/ the list of the WEEKLY!! newsletters on this page: (sign up and get it in your email box weekly!)
===THE LYONS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM IS PLAYING REGULARLY. ===Basketball, Spirit and Wrestling are scheduled to start January 4th; Football – Feb. 22; Volleyball-March 1st; and Baseball and Track-April 26th.
===CONSTRUCTION FOR THE LONG AWAITED FOR MS\SR HIGH AUDITORIUM is about to begin. Thru the years, it seemed all High Schools had an auditorium except Lyons, a school bond that include same was finally included in the 2016 bond Issue. Good News!!
===IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS – Parents are to upgrade the Immunizations of their students. go to Richelle Brown, Health Clerk 303 823 6631.
THE LYONS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM IS A TOP CONTENDER TO GO TO STATE PLAYOFFS.. They won over Eaton 7-0 last Thursday, but lost to University 10-7 on Tuesday. Won over Brush 15-5 last Friday, and over Strasburg 6-3 on Tuesday. They will play Stering play at home Thursday; 9\21\20-Lyons vs Resurrection Christian; and 10-1-20-Friday, vs Valley – Senior Recognition. (Take your own chair; mask; social distance-You cannot sit on the bleachers. Maximum capacity-175 people. The Team members are: Brooklyn Enny-So-#1, Samy Koester-Fr-#2, Berkley Andrist-Jr-#3, Shantel Koester-Sr-#4. Marcella Mitchell-Fr-#5, Emerson Maldari-Fr-#6, Maeve Moran-Vanderhoeven-Jr-#7, Avery Joy-Sr-#8.Raeana Ortiz-So-#9, Hannah Schweiger-Sr-#10, Jaz Enny-Sr-#11, Cora Hicks-Fr-#12, Gyli Hay-Jr-#13. They are one of the top State Contenders. Julie Vasquez is the coach;
CROSS COUNTRY — will be held AT LYONS: this FRIDAY, 9\18\20 with boys at 5;00 and girls at 6:15pm; and on Saturday, boys at 9:15 and girls at 10:00am, limited to 175 people over all.
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==Rachel (Bashor) and Chris Conroy announce the birth of Walker Warren, on Sept. 9th, in McCook, Ne.
Rachel is the Daughter of Paul and Jodi Bashor. of Hygiene. Grandfather is Warren Bashor iannd great grandmother is Pricilla’s Bashor’s dec’d 2002) .
Grandparents to Walker are Paul and Jodi Bashor (Hygiene) and Marty and Joyce Conroy (McCook, NE).
Rachel graduated from Lyons in 2012 and then moved to McCook to play softball and go to school where I met my husband, Chris. Chris is from McCook, NE where we live now. He graduated in 2011 and has lived here his whole life. (See picture)
==TID BITS: Karen Seldon is returning from her former home at Watervalley, Vermont, where she sadly cleaned out her parents home. Both have died. She did send home the 3 foot sign given to honor her father at an easy/beginners trail. The sign is almost 3 feet long that she is shipping back to Colorado, for her Steamboat house. She states “despite my fears, this final cleaning of the NH house has been more sweet than bitter. Lots of love and good memories here, and I’m glad Brian is here to help with this final farewell”. The Seldon’s moved to Lyons when he got a job with the Indian Section at CU, and she worked at the CU Law School. The sign will be posted at their home on Steamboat Valley in the loft above the garage. “Waterville Valley named a short cross-country ski trail after her father when he retired from the Forest Service. The trail has since been converted to a group camping area, but for many years, the short loop was known as Bob’s Lookout. The green circle means it was an easy/beginners trail.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Walker Warren Conroy was born to Chris and Rachel (Bashor) Conroy in McCook, NE on September 9th, 2020. He weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 21 inches long. Both mom and baby are healthy and doing great! (see photo)
Says Rachel: I was a Bashor. Daughter of Paul and Jodi Bashor. Warren Bashor is my grandpa (where we got his middle name from). Warren was Priscilla Bashor’s son. Grandparents to Walker are Paul and Jodi Bashor (Hygiene) and Marty and Joyce Conroy (McCook, NE). I graduated from Lyons in 2012 and then moved to McCook to play softball and go to school where I met my husband, Chris. Chris is from McCook, NE where we live now. He has lived here his whole life.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Rex Sutherland, 7 yr old; Gunner King, Wanda Fox, Jerlyn Brenner, Madison Johnson, David Carter, Christy Cioem Cathy Leiding Speer, Ian Brighton, Wanda Janik, Luthien Melchoir.
ANNIVERSARY: Congratulations to:
Tracy Roe and _____ Vasquez: 14 years
Dave & Linda Daniels – 42 years
Robert and Prudence Webb
OBITUARY: A celebration of Life will be held for Henry Braly, this Saturday,. September 19, 2010 at the Shupe Homestead located at 11931 North 61st Street, Longmont, Co., from 11:30-3:00pm. Speakers at 1:00pm. Please feel free to drop in.
Henry Braly passed away on April 8th while living in Nye, Montana, on his ranch. He was born in Longmont to Guy and Laura Braly in January of 1938. He attended the Longmont Schools and graduated in 1956. He attended Colorado University for one year and then Mesa College so he could play football. He started a construction business and often bid against his father. In 1960 he formed the Frontier Co and had Wendell Picket as Business Manager. He established the Braly Family Foundation in 2006 in honor of his parents, which contributes to organizations in Longmont and Nye Montana. He was preceded in death by Rusty his German Shepard and daughter and Shari Braly from Austin, Texas. He is survived by his son Kevin of Longmont, four grandchildren: Pyper Ortega of Johnstown, Dylan of Greeley, Kyle Braly of Loveland and Beaux Braly-Abshire of Spicewood, Texas, and a sister of Lexington Ma. We extend our Sympathy.
NOTE FROM EDITOR: Henry Braly is the son of Guy Braly that owned the ranch on Foothills Highway, used to be the McFadden’s. His kids grew up here; from LHS; we gave the History of his family when grandchild Pyper graduated.
My JULY & AUGUST column have been posted on Lyons Facebook page “About Town by LaVern Johnson”. We will try – In the coming weeks – to post the columns here; but, if you wish to see them in the meantime go take a look. Thanks to Kathleen Spring for setting up the Facebook page for me!
This is an unedited social news column by LaVern Johnson, who has been doing this since 1983. You can submit corrections to the LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com or directly to LaVern at email@example.com