ABOUT TOWN 10/15/20 #34
Another week gone by..a little rain, but cooler. The leaves in the high country are at their peak..time for a ride.
LYONSRECORDER.ORG: We are happy Kathleen Spring is now the Editor of the lyonsrecorder.org, bringing Lyons news to all of Lyons ….To send her your news, click on LyonsRecorder.firstname.lastname@example.org to send and to www.lyonsrecorder.org to read her news, as well as About Town by LaVern–on Thursdays.
FOR SAFETY–GET YOUR REGULAR FLU SHOT AS WELL AS A SHINGLES SHOT. From your doctor, a pharmacy, … Walgreen’s-(Free flu shot) …it’s a necessity.
THIRTY SEVENTH YEAR! I have been writing this news column every week since October, 1983!
The fires up Poudre Canyon and on North are still roaring, burning over 100,000 acres. Residents as far away as five miles are ready to evacuate.
COVID-19 is still dangerous; although the cases per day have gone down from 200 a day to 10 new cases at CU today, with 4,845 cases 17 in the County-with 83 deaths. Gov. Polis has declared no clusters of groups, and has allowed 2 to be together at CU. There have been 208 hospitalized now, and 1039 have recovered. The death toll remains at 80. 63,230 county residents have been tested with 4.3% returning positive. There has been 2815 cases reported in Boulder, 1025 in Longmont, 287 in Lafayette, 199 in Louisville, 73 in Superior, 70 Erie, 6 in Nederland, NINE IN LYONS -ONE NEW CASE IN LYONS THIS WEEK, and 275 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 ft away, and if possible to STAY-IN!
TOWN OF LYONS – NEWS===========
NO HALLOWEEN PARADE – DUE TO SAFETY; NO PARADE; HOWEVER THERE WILL BE: a scarecrow contest… Residents and stores can take a picture, and enter the picture by Monday, Oct. 19th at 10:00am. Then it goes online at 3pm and people vote. Voting ends Friday, Oct. 30th at noon. Visit: www.Townoflyons.com/scarecrow: Costume for Contest forms and details (Virtual)
Throughout October, be on the lookout for Halloween Hunts, the haunted courtyard, mighty big pumpkins, and more.
During the summer, the Community Relations and Programs Department hosted: a scavenger hunt, photo contest, the Gratitude Wall, and the Lyons Luminaries. Check out the Summer 2020 video recap at lyonscolorado.com, and follow at www.facebook.com/OfficialLyonsColorado! The Town of Lyons appreciates your GRIT, GRACE, AND GRADITUDE
The TOWN OF LYONS will hold its regular BOARD of TRUSTEE meeting on Monday, Oct. 19th, on Zoom at 7:00p.m.
OCTOBER RECREATION: Go to townoflyons.com/recreation: for: Meditation Basic Workshop, Fitness in the Park, Kid’s Zuma in the Park, Square State Skate Skateboarding Sessions; Plein Air Painting for Seniors.
Visit the Bell of Renewal, by the footbridge at the Botanic Gardens …Thanks to all! & LAHC.
Go to “Senior News” article in Recorder, October 1
The Wednesday Walkers Exercise Group is meeting at 9 am at Walt Self Senior Center.
Monday was the last of the dinners by the River Church, as stated in my last column. They will serve breakfast at the River Church on Saturday mornings 8 am-12-noon; with a Monday night dinner served once a month at the church. Our Thanks to the River Church.
Senior meals furnished by Boulder County for $3.00 can be picked up at the Senior Center each Wednesday and Friday at 12:15 p.m. Call 303 441-1415 the day ahead to reserve the meal.
Seniors – get on weekly Senior Email from Lisa Ramsey email@example.com
Wednesday, October 14- was the Last Plein Air watercolor class for the year.
LEAF: Go to LEAF’s website to apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant to help those who are suffering due to COVID-19; many stores like Karen’s Hair and Dr. Meckle and others have received help … LEAF is again sponsoring the “Rave to the Grave” VIRTUAL fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 30th. Arthur Lee Land is in charge of the entertainment …Send your donations to LEAF, Box 234, Lyons 80540
LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION– A large number of Grant Applications were received last month by the LCF for non profit projects for the Lyons area. Send your donations to Lyons Community Foundation, Box 546, Lyons, Co. 80540 to help pay for these grants. They do not have a fundraiser scheduled due to COVID-19.
BINGO HELP IS NEEDED each Sunday for the Middle/High School Booster Club which benefits from it. go@lionsboosterclub. Bingo is at Rainbow Alley in Longmont every Sunday from 1-3 pm; with funds raised used for the schools’ extra curricular activities-bus rides, uniforms, etc. (The M\HS Bingo raises around $80,000 for the year) === contact Brian Brookes, Bingo Operations, Lyons Lions Booster Club=== Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Cell/Text: 303-907-5048
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME–HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.
LYONS SALON & BARBER – 970 744 2111; Karen’s is now open daily(in the old hotel), and Lyons Mane at the shopette is open daily.
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY (TAKE OUT) Call (303) 823-5165 to make an appointment. The library hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
YOGA – Saturdays – 9am – yoga online
WESTERN STARS open 10am-6pm, Mons Thursday, 303 747 3828;
DOG GROOMING 10\20\-28 303 823 6260, Vet Clinic – Make appointment
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES MADE: FOR PETS-823 4767; FOR PEOPLE 979 744 1118;
LEAF-Boulder County Housing Helpline 303 441 1206
LAMARIPOSA-Friday Lunch – 11am-3:00pm – $10.00 special–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
MENTAL HEALTH MEETINGS, each Thursday at 3pm, on Zoom. Contact email@example.com for the passcode.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACCUPUNCTURIST is now open for business 303 775 2940 – Julie Smith
Ralph at the Farmer’s Market need jars …drop them by …4th and Broadway
MEAL TRAIN FOR Ashlynn, Nell & Lib Alona, who suffered a bad accident.
SCHOOL OFFICE INFO: ATTENDANCE: TECH ISSUES — FREE MEALS–IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS===Go to the new “School News” page in the Lyons Recorder
WEEKLY Middle/High School NEWSLETTERS: WEEKLY!! newsletters (sign up and get it in your email box weekly!)
YEA: Bohn Park is open for School sports. Thanks to all! There will be practicing 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. —See Lyons Recorder CROSS COUNTRY SPORTS ARTICLE for a detailed summary.
CONSTRUCTION FOR THE LONG AWAITED FOR MS\SR HIGH AUDITORIUM has begun.
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. (Correction: instruments will be cleaned in Lyons and forwarded to the SVVSD/District).
MISCELLANEOUS TOWN NEWS=============
HOWL EVERY NIGHT AT 8 p.m. -Many of us are still howling against the Virus. In my area, we have the neighbors and kids also Howling. MASKS $10.00 – Donna Jo Dees Smith on Facebook
BEWARE ALONG OLD SOUTH ROAD for Mountain Lions. This is a tip– warning all walkers and bikers along the Old South Road to watch for Mountain Lions. 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 and are 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!
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11TH – 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.
The Lyons Community Church invites all to attend Church on Sunday, Oct 18th, at 1 pm, at an outside location. Mark your calendar.
Lia Malito is collecting for the Lyons Fire Dept. Fund –send to Leaf Box 324, Lyons, CO.
THE LYONS CHAMBER is honoring each of its members in posts on Facebook. So far we have seen Jenna Brink-Lyons Beautician operating “The Lyons Mane” in the shoppette the past 20 years, and Connie McGuire of the Lyons Redstone Gallery for the past 14 years. OUR THANKS.
Thanks to those who had a Neighborhood Food Drive for LEAF: Al Schwartz, Blake Booth, Eva Lennart, Audrey Batck, Will Lennert, and Mark Boys.
Willis Horn is operating a cupcake company …Call him, 303 823 6770
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to those who volunteer at the Botanic Gardens as well as the Weed Posse, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 9-11 am. Goes to 10-12 pm in cooler weather. Volunteers are welcome! Contact Cathy Rivers for more information.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM has conceded that it was unsafe for the Museum to open this season, and it is still open virtually (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 have four virtual tours. There is the tour of “40 Artifacts” – go to www.LyonsRedstoneMuseum.com. Also on to the Lyons Historic District On-line Tour will guide your drive-by tour with the History of the 15 sandstone buildings that are designated as a Historic District. You will love the extensive Lyons Cemetery virtual tour, where you can drive around to find the tombstone with history on-line.
Get on our mailing list for an annual newsletter. We will be sending you information. RedstoneHistory@gmail.com
We have a new brochure and on-line discussion of Sally Colt’s wedding dress (wife of W. A. Colt, who built the Trail Ridge Road, Highway to Estes Park, Foothills Highway; the dam near Colorado Springs, and etc. ) See my article on the W.A. Colt family in the Recorder.
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: Charles Esterly, Katie Berreman, Elizabeth Forney Lennert, Marcia Hall, Cindy n Jeff Feaval
OBITUARY: We express sympathy to Doug Stahl, wife Amy and daughter Macy, and family at the death of his father Harry McGovern Stahl, age 102, of Longmont, who passed away of a brief illness (not COVID related–his father died of the Spanish flu in 1918). He was raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; served in the U. S. Army and earned a Purple Heart. He attended the University of Oklahoma; and worked in New York City. He married Ann Menendez and raised their four sons: Peter of Laramie, WY; Mark of Santa Fe, NM; Jeremy of Berlin, Germany, and Douglas of Lyons, and families, and several nieces and nephews. He is survived by his wife and sons and families. The family would like to thank the care staff at Hover assisted Living, and the Longmont Hospital for their care. A gathering will be held in the future to celebrate his life with stories and laughter; Please visit howemortuary.com to share condolences.
This is an unedited or researched (by staff) 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