Yesterday was National Family Day…a time to appreciate your families.
Another week gone by; the fires up Poudre Canyon and on North are still roaring, burning over 100,000 acres. Residents as far away but those at five miles are ready to evacuate.
ARE WE RACIST?? I always considered Lyons to be open minded on the race issue; however, we are considered racist…as to how we treat someone of color.. Sad, but I do not think it is true! == THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH – 1-4PM, Ongoing weekly peaceful demonstration in Sandstone Park by Lyons Social Justice Committee. Register to vote. Send Max Jacobs an e-mail by Facebook if you want to speak.
COVID-19 is still raging; although the cases per day have gone down from 200 a day to 41 new cases on Monday Gov. Polis has declared no clusters of groups, and has allowed 2 to be together at CU; There have been 1416 cases in the county, 208 have been hospitalized, and 1039 have recovered. The death toll remains at 79. 63,230 Boulder County residents have been tested with 4.3% returning positive. There have been 2614 cases reported in Boulder, 99 in Longmont, 3257 in Lafayette, 175 in Louisville, 59 in Superior, 55 in Erie, EIGHT IN LYONS -GONE UP by 2; and 246 in incorporated Boulder County; of Colorado’s 5.7 million population, 894,996 have been tested. All are to wear a mask, wash your hands, stay 6′ away, and if possible to STAY-IN!
The Lyons Film Festival was held on the patio of the Lyons Den Friday, September 25th, and it will premiere virtually beginning October 3; “virtual online tickets” are now on sale.
The Rave to the Grave by LEAF will be held virtually on Friday, Oct. 30th, with songs and music, and collection of donations for LEAF’s needed projects.
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Message from Lisa LRamsey@townoflyons.com
September was “Falls Prevention Month/Week.” See Boulder County Aging’s web site for more information on continuing help.
This coming Monday will be the last of the dinners by the River Church and passed out at the Lyons Senior Center, after which they will serve breakfast at the River Church on Saturday mornings 8-12 noon; with one night a dinner. Our Thanks to the River Church for all the Monday night meals they have distributed at the Senior Center the past four months. Much appreciated.
Sunday, Oct. 4th – The fall colors will be peaking soon. Good day for a Sunday drive.
Monday, October 5th – 5:30-6:00pm. The last Monday meal by the River Church. Thank you sincerely.
Tues October 6th- Another good day for a drive if you want to avoid the weekend traffic.
Wednesday, October 7th 9 am, Meet at WS for a walk to a local park, and exercises and stretching under big shade tree., Grab a Bistro lunch.
Thursday, October 8, Try a new exercise video.
Friday, October 9, Head by Walt Self to pick up a Lyons Bistro lunch and say HI to Helen!
———-SENIOR MEALS- Pick up at Lyons Senior Center
Mondays by the River Church at 5:00-5:30pm. pick up at Lyons Sr Center.
Wednesday & Fridays at noon, $3.00; reserve a day ahead to 303 441 1415
———LYONS FOOD PANTRY is open for pickup each Wednesday, from 3:00-5pm., at the Lyons Community Church by LEAF
(NOTE-LEAF NEEDS MORE SPACE..the Church and Leaf are pursuing using the Church Parsonage, digging the basement larger, etc.)
MISC TOWN NEWS========
LEAF Fundraiser: Laura Levy is doing a new fundraiser on Facebook. She says: We’re still a little over halfway to our goal of $10,000. We’re hoping we can reach that goal to help LEAF with the increased needs for food pantry, mental health and rent/utility assistance they will see this fall.
Z TRIP VOUCHER PROGRAM- To help those “in need” of transportation, between Lyons and Boulder or Lyons and Longmont, Vouchers are valid Monday to Friday, from 5am to 7pm. contact Lisa at 303 823 6622 x30 Register at email@example.com
Also, the Lyons Rocky Mt Botanic Gardens uses volunteers on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 9-11 am. Goes to 10-12 noon in cooler weather.
The Lyons Weed Posse needs volunteers, to work at different locations each Thursday, from 9-11 am. Goes to 10-12 noon in cooler weather. Contact Cathy Rivers for the current location.
LEAF – Group MENTAL HEALTH 3pm, on ZOOM, free, Thursdays
CHANNEL 9 HEALTH FAIR – 303 698 3344 #2005; Acording to Sue Wrattan, Chair, There will be no Health Fair in Lyons this year (no suitable space) facilities all too small. Sue Wrattan says “Next Year!” CHANNEL 9 HEALTH FAIR IN Boulder Oct. 18: https://www.9healthfair.org/
LEAF: Go to Leaf’s website for to apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant to help those who are suffering due to COVID-19. Karen’s Hair and Dr. Meckle are two who have received help. They are posting a video of each place on Facebook.
Keep your Eye” out for someone walking to the parks at night..Lots of vandalism still going on. Call-303 441 4111
HOWL EVERY NIGHT AT 8 p.m. -Some folks are still howling against the Virus..More people are howling–not that 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 cubs; They need 20,000 calories a day to get enough food to sleep thru the winter. They are now sleeping in a ditch; running thru our yards and alleys. Also down in the Confluence…Keep an eye out; One-Way Trash has a Bear Dumpster for $70.00; and Western will lend you one; everyone needs one!
SNAKES \MICE – Call Donna 303 618 0357 Will come get the snakes and relocate them. She can also help you on injured birds. Text her immediately == People are being overwhelmed with Mice. An e-mail says to get spring traps instead of mouse poison which is bad for other creatures == Thanks to Matt Hughey for his class on dogs and rattlesnakes; much appreciated by dog owners.
George’s Towing (long-time Lyons family) is looking for a driver, must have good MVR, be able to drive trucks with manual transmissions, have good people skills and be flexible as hours are part-time on call. call us at 303-823-6770.
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME-HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.;
LYONS SALON & BARBER – 970 744 2111 (located in a house); Karen’s is now open daily (in the old hotel) and Lyons Mane at the Shopette is open daily.
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY (TAKE OUT) Mons & Thurs 10AM-4:00pm; Tues\Wed 12-6:00pm; Sat. 9:00-12:00, 303 823 5165 Call for appointment to come in.
YOGA – Saturdays – 9am – yoga online
Many stores on Main Street and High Street are now open, including Western Stars and Red Canyon Arts.
LAMARIPOSA-has a Friday Lunch special – 11am-3:00pm – $10.00-Stop by.
A-LODGE-FORMERLY ASPEN LEAF MOTEL – Open for business. A discount is given to local residents who bring their family and friends
CHILD CARE & EDUCATION BY JACQUE SHANK-303 823 5020
LYONS PHYSICAL THERAPY will come to your home thru Tele-Health Call 303 823 8813
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACCUPUNCTURIST is now open for business 303 775 2940 – Julie Smith
CHUCK WAGON will be playing at the Lyons Den on Oct. 10th – 6pm.
Ralph at the Farmer’s Market need jars..drop them by..4th and Broadway
PARENTS SHOULD CHECK YOU OUT WHEN YOU GET UP and ask: How are you feeling? Your temperature should not be over 100.4; if more than that, stay home; keep hydrated-take a water bottle; Wash Hands, Wear Masks, Work with Teachers by Social Distance; Time together in building-stay on right side of halls; in Lunch lines stay back and on right side; there are no drinking fountains.
SCHOOL REGULATIONS. Safety rules apply to all 13 of the SVVSD schools; All safety issues and improvements at the schools are being made: For in-person, when allowed: they have Increased the air flow; added custodial sanitizing, wear masks, schedule breaks; hand sanitizing, social distancing, fewer students will be in a room and in lunchroom-1\2 marked on each side, classrooms-desks 6′ apart; stairways-marked right side both up and down; lunch lines-stay on right side;
BAND INSTRUMENTS are needed by Band Director Karen Gregg of Lyons, as well as all school Bands=..if you would like to donate your old instruments leave at the school with your name and address on it
SPORTS: High School football this fall is on the brink of being permitted; Stay tuned. Basketball, Spirit and Wrestling are scheduled to start January 4th; Volleyball-March 1st; and Baseball and Track-April 26th.
BINGO HELP IS NEEDED EACH SUNDAY FOR THE MS\HS BINGO..CALL BRIAN- (Tigeryell91#gmail.com) go@lionsboosterclub., Bingo is at Rainbow Alley every Sunday from 1-3pm; with funds raised used for the schools’ extra curricular activities-bus rides, uniforms, etc. etc. Very important. (The M\HS Bingo raises around $80,000 for the year for school necessities-take your turn..help out..your students all benefit)
SCHOOL OFFICE INFO: 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;
FREE MEALS: St. Vrain Valley, Boulder Valley, and Adams County schools are furnishing a free meal to all children under 18 years of age. A curbside school breakfast and lunch meal distribution is offered from 11a.m. to 12:30 pm. Monday thru Friday; Pickup is at the M\Sr High from 9 to 12pm, or 4 to 6 pm; call school to confirm.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS – Parents are to upgrade the Immunizations of their students. go to Richelle Brown, Health Clerk 303 823 6631.
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 (Take your own chair; mask; social distance-You cannot sit on the bleachers. Maximum capacity-175 people.)
THE LYONS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM IS A TOP CONTENDER TO GO TO STATE PLAYOFFS.. They won over Sterling 10-5 on Monday; with two home runs. They have done very well- won over Platte Valley on Monday, and over Resurrection Christian 11-0 on Tuesday, and have their last game this Friday vs Valley (senior recognition) They will play district playoffs in Aurora. .
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; Grandparents Robb and Cathy Boone, now of north of Cheyenne, Wyo., have been attending these games.
YEA: Bohn Park is open for Softball, and the Lyons Girls were the first to practice on it..After 7 years..they made it. Thanks to all! There will be practice on the field, but the Little League games remain being played in Longmont.
Lyons Cross Country have done well; with both the girls and boys winning last fall. Quinn Gregg will go for her second straight state individual title for the Girls..with the help of Hannah Thomas and Katie Roberts, For this year, the boys lost their champion Isaac Roberts as well as Simon Stone and Jordan Shackelford, but have the return of Cole Thomas, Arjen Wyjna and Code Shiver to help the out. Good Luck Boys.
CONSTRUCTION FOR THE LONG AWAITED FOR MS\SR HIGH AUDITORIUM has begun. A dream of Lyons band, choir, drama clubs and all other gatherings, Thru the years, all High Schools had an auditorium except Lyons, a school bond that include same was finally included in the 2016 bond Issue. Good News!! (Although it cuts the parking..it will be worth it!)
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THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM has conceded that it was unsafe for the Museum to open this season, (not safe to open with 4-100 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 (1)“40 Years/40 Artifacts” – go to www.LyonsRedstoneMuseum.com. (2) Also click the Lyons “Historic District” On-line Tour -A map attached will guide your drive-by tour with the History of the 15 sandstone buildings that are designated as a Historic District. (3) You will love the extensive Lyons Cemetery virtual tour, where you can drive around to find the tombstone with its history. Over 60 attended last year’s Cemetery tour..this year it is being brought to you on-line.
Also a brochure and an on-line tour of Sally Colt’s wedding dress is pending, to be mailed to the public. (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, a son, David, and a daughter, Mary Filley= see next week’s Lyons Recorder for a full story of the family’s accomplishments.)
The LYONS HISTORIC COMMISSION meets the second Wednesday, of each month at 5:30 pm on Zoom. The group is discussing a Brochure for a Tour of the historic downtown; and will look into the designation of historic buildings and sections of town. Four more commission members are needed, contact RJones@townoflyons.com**** Help preserve our town’s history; the historic buildings and more!
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COMMISSIONS/BOARDS: You are encouraged to sever on a Board or Commission, which meet once a month as advisory to the Town of Lyons Commission and Boards pages for more information and an application.
The LYONS PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION – no meeting
The TOWN OF LYONS BOARD OF TRUSTEES =
The TOWN OF LYONS will hold their regular on Monday, Oct. 5th, on Zoom at 7:00p.m, The Town is 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, as well as the Christmas Bazaar, to be Sat & Sunday, Dec. 5th & 6th. (34 of the vendors want the Bazaar to continue; however, they have to check the social distancing. Virus infections have been spiking from 200 a day now down to 46; Town projects are: 2nd Avenue bridge replacement; completion of Bohn Park, Stormwater and paving on 4th Avenue, between Main and Broadway, High Street Stormwater Drainage, and St.Vrain Creek Steambank.. Janaki Jane was appointed on the Commission; The town and Lyons volunteers are now picking up the piles of limbs around down. A new wood chipper will be included in the 2021 budget; Thanks to the Lyons volunteers who will help get rid of the branches from the last snowstorm.
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.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Teegan-Johnson Moore; Cristy Hoffman, Parker Dowse.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org