ABOUT TOWN 10/22/20 #35
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 See 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) .a necessity
THIRTY SEVENTH YEAR! Yes, another year has gone by I try to tell you what is going on around town. Now with no hard copy newspaper, it is hard to pass the news on..hope this helps. Can you believe my life has gone to “News”-5 hours or more a day x 52 weeks, x 38 years!! counts up-9620 hours! Kathleen is doing her news, so there may be some duplicates, which you just ignore duplicates, and read on..(better than nothing I would say. Thanks to Susan putting out her monthly Redstone Review), so all is well now for the Lyons news..
TV: POLITICS: They say Hickenlooper is ahead in the Senator campaign. It gives us pride to see the commercial for John Hickenlooper on TV with Neil Sullivan of the Lyons St. Vrain Market stating how much he helped Lyons during the flood recovery. The walkway to the Botanic Garden is named “Hickenlooper Way” He is running against Cory Gardner for a US Senator
NO HALLOWEEN PARADE – (DUE TO SAFETY; NO PARADE; HOWEVER THERE WILL BE: scarecrow contest. Voting ends Friday, Oct. 30th at noon. Visit: Townoflyons.com/scarecrow: Costume Contest: (Virtual) Submit pictures by Monday, Oct. 26th at 10am; voting ends Friday, Oct. 30th at noon.
Throughout October, be on the lookout for Halloween Hunts, the haunted courtyard, mighty big pumpkins, and more.
Check out the Summer 2020 video recap at lyonscolorado.com, and follow at facebook.com/OfficialLyonsColorado!
For Trick or Treats; stay in your family group; folks should pass out their candy, so they will be no touches of each other or of the door knobs…Have fun!
The fires up Poudre Canyon and on North are still roaring, burning over 200,000 acres. Residents as far away as five miles are ready to evacuate ==The Cal Wood fire, started near Jamestown, and with the high wind burned some home at Lake of the Pines, along the Foothills Highway, and threatened the home across the highway..Lyons received an evacuation notice, where we packed our bags ready to evacuate..the Wind is the Weapon..
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25TH – 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 44th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR HAS BEEN CANCELLED,DUE TO THE VIRUS. Scheduled for Dec. 4th and 5th. in the Lyons Elementary Gym, it was determined to have too many people and social distancing was not possible. (Lisa Ramsey is looking for some corners of businesses and property where vendors can sell from. More later.)
SENIORS: The Wednesday Walkers Exercise Group is meeting at 9 am at Walt Self.
The last of the dinners by the River Church which were passed out at the Lyons Senior Center. They will serve breakfast at the River Church on Saturday mornings 8am-12-noon; with a dinner served once a month. 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.
Senior meals furnished by the County for $3.00 can be picked up at the Senior Center each Wednesday and Friday from 11:30-12:30 Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead.
LEAF: Go to Leaf’s website to apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant to help those who are suffering due to COVID-19; Karen’s Hair, Dr. Meckle, The Hair Mane, and Pizza Bar 66 have received help..
LEAF is again sponsoring the “Rave to the Grave” fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 30th, virtually. Arthur Lee Land is in charge of the entertainment..Send your funds to LEAF, Box 234, Lyons 80540
Leaf is hosting dinners this month as a fundraiser, go to LEAF@gmail.com?????
Local covid news:
COVID-19 is still dangerous; although the cases per day have gone down from 200 a day to now 30-with 18 new cases at the St. Vrain Schools; Lyons, luckily, had no new cases. 7 new cases at CU today, with 4875 cases 17 in the County-with 81 deaths. Gov. Polis has declared no clusters of groups, and has allowed 2 to be together at CU; There have been 208 hospitalized, 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′ away, and if possible to STAY-IN!;
COMMISSIONS: You are encouraged to sever on a Board or Commission, which meet once a month as advisory to the Town Board..
BINGO HELP IS NEEDED EACH SUNDAY FOR THE MS\HS BINGO..CALL BRIAN- (Tigeryell91#gmail.com) go@lionsboosterclub., Bingo is at Rainbow Alley in Longmont 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) Please check the signup sheet for any Vital spots that need to be filled. These are the spots that we absolutely MUST have filled EVERY week. Sign up. in signup.com, for : Banker, Bookkeeper, Registers (Lower at minimum), Floor Sales (Progressives).Floor Sales (Specials). Pickles (minimum of 1 adult and 1 other 14+). Please sign up TODAY!! This gives the Session Lead peace of mind and time to plan.: Sign up for a spot in signup.com, Brian Brookes,Bingo Operations, Lyons Lions Booster Club. Email: email@example.com, Cell/Text: 303-907-5048
LYONS M\SR HIGH has received the John Irwin School of Excellence Award being in the top 8% of Colorado High School Congratulations. It is indeed an honor when our M\SrHigh School gets the John Irwin Award..For 35 years, Lyons fought for their M\S High school (1948-1973), when a bond passed giving us our M\SR High..We always “keep an eye out” as to how they are doing..Of course there are those that think small schools are the answer, and of course, hundreds who think large school the answer. Therefore, we ever grateful of having the tell us that our MS\High and it being one of the Best!
BAND INSTRUMENTS are needed by all SVVSD District Bands. If you wish to give an instrument to the St.Vrain Band Students. you can leave it with Band Director Karen Gregg of Lyons. with your name and address on it.
FLOOD BUCKETS: The Lyons Community Church is collecting supplies for Flood buckets. items can be dropped off at the Church on Wednesdays 9:30-2:30.
EVENTS: Haunted House Benefit for Allenspark – at the Gallery, Oct. 30 & 31st;
Historic Boulder – Meet the spirits at the Boulder Columbia Cemetery, virtual thru October. Go to www.historic boulder.com 303 641 5192 to order tickets.
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) 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
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-Stop by
CHANNEL 9 HEALTH FAIR – 303 698 3344 #2005; According to Sue Wrattan, Chair. There will be NO Health Fair in Lyons this year (no suitable space)
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 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
LYONS PHYSICAL THERAPY will come to your home thru Tele-Health Call 303 823 8813
MENTAL HEALTH MEETINGS, each Thursday at 3pm, on Zoom by Cheri Maureaux.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACCUPUNCTURIST is now open for business 303 775 2940 – Julie Smith
For Live Music and a meal stop at the at the Lyons Den .
Ralph at the Farmer’s Market need jars..drop them by..4th and Broadway
KAREN’S HAIR SHOP is now open daily. – back of old hotel.
MEAL TRAIN FOR Ashlynn, Nell & Lib Alona, who suffered a bad accident;
SCHOOLS: SEE LYONS RECORDER Page on SCHOOL NEWS/INFO. Including phone numbers, times, meals, and names.
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;
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YEA, LYONS SOFTBALL. WE PRAISE THE LYONS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM (CLICK to see FULL REPORT)–Who won over Weld Central 6-0 on Tuesday, but lost to Brush 9-0 at the State playoffs, with Eaton being the State 3A Champion. .. The girls did great, although not winning state, it is the first time in many years that they got this far. Our praises to Coach Julie Vasquez, who was on the Lyons team the last time they went to state), Assistants: Abby Wynja and Tim McCulley; . The seniors were honored last week: Shantel Koester, Avery Joy, Hannah Schweiger, and Jaz Enny A good season girls. Thank you for the good games! 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.
LYONS HIGH’S FOOTBALL GAME (CLICK to see FULL REORT) — GAME IS THIS THURSDAY, AT LYONS AT 7PM, SEE YOU THERE. Lyons Coach is Jason Yantzer. and will play in the 8-man realm of the gridiron game this season after having a rough go of it the past few years in 11-man (1-17). There’s hope for a deeper roster and less positions can result in slowing down of the game overall. Lyons won over Christian 56-7 Friday night. (SEE ARTICLE in Lyons Recorder for full details, players, scores, etc.)
The Lions have a mix of athletic players, including seniors Sean Stevelinck, David Gardner, Camden Adams and Monte Pickering; Juniors: Frank Percarpio, Wyatt Bashor and Anthony Thomlison, and Sophomore Dequlyn Keller. Placekicker Alexa Karsel graduated and was second on the team with 17 points just one behind Percarpio, Good Luck Team
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 (CLICK to see full REPORT); with both the girls and boys winning last fall. Quinn Gregg came out 3rd place in State meet Saturday, along with Hannah and Cole Thomas. The Lyons boys came out 2nd in the State and the girls Third.Our Congratulations!
Construction on Lyons School auditorium is progressing, included in the 2016 bond Issue. Good News!! (Although it cuts the parking..it will be worth it!)
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REPORT–LYONS TOWN BOARD
Town Board held its regular meeting Monday evening, with LaVern Johnson of the Lyons Parks and Recreation Commission asked the board to forward the name of Kurt Carlson to the new skate park (being it was actually built first in 1982 when Kurt Carlson was Parks and Recreation Director (1993-2000) and named the Dirt Bake Track in honor of Dave Cosgrove, who has been Parks & Rec director the past 13 years. She thanked Kurt and Dave for all the years they work at Lyons Parks and said they are compiling a list of what has happened in the parks with Kurt and Dave for a History record.
==========Topics were: Regional Library District Annual report; Solar and Net Metering update; town financials; Professional Services Agreement with Interwest Consulting Group; with J-U-B Engineers; Stormwater improvements, Lyons Roadway Repair Projects; agreement with OTAK Inc for Parks Construction Management for Flood Recovery; access easement at 324 Seward with Steve Tebo, reduced RV Camping rates for the winter; and Utility shut off for code violations; An agreement was passed 4-3 to go forward with Paul Taburello of Summitt Housing. Discussion on held losing 5 homes, from the steep hillside, amount of rent to be paid, and etc.
MUSEUM NEWS+THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
The Museum has conceded that it was unsafe for the Museum to open this season, and it is still open virtually (if you are here from afar and need to make research call 303 823 5925 and we will make arrangements to let you in on a Wednesday Thru the winter months the staff will do scrapbooks, scanning, and Past Perfect, long-needed-to-do jobs; awaiting until people will feel safe. Thanks to the Museum team, Terri Weir, Monique Sawyer-Long, Baiba Lennard, Brianna Hoyt, and Emily Walker, who have a 2019 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 social media presence and website; and will be sending information in our annual brochure.
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, a son, David, deceased om 1968, and a daughter, Mary Filley; Kay and Ted Laws who lived in the Colt home on Apple Valley road in the 1970’s now of Alamosa brought the Museum an old trunk of Grandpa Colts to display.
FROM LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION: Keep your Eye” out for someone walking to the parks at night..Lots of vandalism still going on. Call-303 441 4111
HOWLING AT 8 p.m. -Continue to Howl if you wish; however, I guess I will quit until spring, beings it is so dark and cold out. Let start again April 1st, unless they have found a vaccine.
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; They need 20,000 calories a day to get enough food to sleep thru the winter. If you see one, just stay out-of-their-way. One-Way Trash has a Bear Dumpster for $70.00; and Western will lend you one; everyone needs one!
VISITORS CENTER: A very observative visitor named Tim at the Lyons Visitors Center sandstone vestibule, noticed an error-that the Little Thompson River is drawn coming out of Pinewood Reservoir to Carter Lake. Whoa is us! An error on the design, engraver, all the town residents, and to those who never noticed it the past 43 years. The stone work was a grant when GoCO; first started in1992, which later included the sketches of the Historic District buildings in the sidewalks; and two sandstone benches where the chains broke. Surely worth projects. We will try to put up a plaque correcting the error.
Give to the Lyons Fire Fund-send to Leaf Box 324, Lyons, Co.
The Lyons Chamber held its first Social meeting since COVID on Tuesday at Planet Bluegrass pavilion with Social distancing and masks, and pizza by Pizza 66.
Isaac Paswaters flew to Port Sparta, Fl., last week and on to the Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Fl, to Boot Camp, joining the US. Navy. His twin sister, Isabelle, is enrolled at CU. The children of Darrell & Vanessa Paswaters
OCTOBER RECREATION: Go to townoflyons.com/recreation: for: Mediation Basic Workshop, Fitness in the Park, Kid’s Zuma in the Park, Square State Skate Skateboarding Sessions.
Visit the Bell of Renewal, by the footbridge at the Botanic Gardens..Thanks to all!
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: Theresa Brighton, Amber England, Amy Matthews, Marilyn Penn, Staci Beck, Tony Flores, Rachelle Schilling Gamacho, St, Vrain Foundation, Maria Vasquez, Donna Gore Hamerik;
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Mark & Christine Boys
NOTE: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org