This Week’s Flash Bits of News! Including the date it’s happening:
September 1 – The newest version of the Lyons Recorder begins publication!
September 21 – Town Board of Trustees Meeting (on Zoom); see About Town for a brief summary of the meeting.
September 22 – The Keepers of the Lyons Labyrinth report that a silent vigil was held at the labyrinth at the Equinox time of 7:30 a.m. Painted prayer stones were installed. In Memoriam, R.B.G.
September 22 – Two new free COVID-19 testing centers have opened up, this time locally in Boulder. Residents do not need to have COVID symptoms to be tested, just need to think they may have been exposed. (If you have severe symptoms go to a doctor.) Average waiting time is 30 minutes and results come back in about two days. Bring a mask and ID.
Drive-Thru Test Site: Gerald Stazio Softball Fields, 2445 Stazio Dr, Boulder. Take Arapahoe Road (Valmont Road will be closed) to 63rd Street; turn north onto 63rd Street; and follow to Stazio Drive; turn left on Stazio Drive and follow signs for testing.
Walk-up Test Site:
Pleasant Street parking lot at 1205 Pleasant Street, in Boulder.
Hours for both sites are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 7 days per week. The walk-up testing site will be available through September 30 and the drive-thru site will be available through October 2, but can be extended depending on case positivity rates.
September 23 – – Forest Fires:
==Cameron Fire, the one effecting Lyons the most, has increased to 104,658 acres; additional mandatory and volunteer evacuations have been issued.
==The Pine Gulch Fire, largest in CO history, is now 100% contained. It burned 139,007 acres. It was sparked by lightning on July 31, located north of Grand Junction, but in remote areas. The Hayman Fire burned 137,760 acres in 2002 and was previously the largest fire. Due to the Grizzly Creek fire near Glenwood Springs, we will sadly see the blackened trees for decades to come as we drive on interstate I-70.
==The Colorado state-wide fire ban has been extended to October 7 (first issued August 18). The Executive Order bans open burning and fireworks, but allows camp stoves and backyard grills. Level II Fire Ban in effect for Boulder County. The Larimer County Fire Ban has been extended to October 30.
September 25 – Opening Night for the 6th annual Lyons Film Festival at the Lyons Den from 5-7 p.m. Free. First come, first serve (up to 50 people); come and go as you please. The full festival will take place virtually in October. More information in an article in Arts & Culture section.
September 25, Friday, Rosh Hashanah begins in the evening, and ends the evening of Sunday, September 28. “G’mar Tov”
September 27, Sunday, 1-4pm, ongoing weekly Peaceful Demonstration in Sandstone Park. Hosted by Lyons Social Justice Committee. Bring a face mask to wear. Also, the coordinator of the event is registered with the state to host voter registration drives, and can register you. Send Max Jacobs a Facebook message as to what you want to address, and if you want to be put on the speaker list.
September 30 – last day to submit Town of Lyons Scavenger Hunt photos to win prizes. Enjoy exploring your town, while finding the items!
September 30, Census Deadline
Online at 2020census.gov
By phone at 844-330-2020 in English and 12 Non-English languages
By mail using the paper questionnaire mailed to non-responding addresses
October 18 — Channel 9 Health Fairs are coming in October; closest location is in Boulder. register: https://www.9healthfair.org/
October 9 – Colorado Voting Ballots to be mailed.
Presidential Debates – September 29, October 15 and 22
Vice Presidential Debate – October 7
Hickenlooper-Gardner Debate – October 9, 5 p.m., 90 minutes (1st hour broadcast live) = CPR, Channel 7, Denver Post.
Channel 9 will have their own debate October 13, 60 minutes
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