This Week’s Flash Bits of News! & Events, Including the date it’s happening.
September 3 – The newest version of the Lyons Recorder begins publication! October 8 – New Format of Newspaper
Repeated Month-Long Events
October 1 — Connect for Colorado health plan = Open Enrollment Period begins Nov 1, 2020 for coverage that starts Jan 1, 2021. Go to their upgraded pages now to insert your email.
October-1–31 – Day of the Dead: All month there will be exhibits, dances, crafts & more in Longmont (always the biggest celebration in CO).
September – October – Lyons Community Foundation is putting on Facebook short video interviews of all the stores that they gave money to thru the Lyons Share Fund. (We hope to have an article about them this month in the Recorder).
October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October – Recommended Time to get your flu shot! Especially seniors.
Halloween: The Town of Lyons will not have a Parade or other events in town due to the coronavirus. It has a scarecrow virtual contest (see below for dates and links). And the Chamber is keeping an updated list of places in town for kids to go Trick-or-Treating (see below). The Garden Club Chili Contest Fundraiser is cancelled (see article next week). The LEAF fundraiser Rave to the Grave is virtual this year (see article next week). No events are in Rogers Hall.
October 22 – Fire Operations Update. The Cameron Peak fire went from 158,000 last Wednesday to 206,000 acres and 57 percent contained this Wednesday. The new Calwood fire is 9,915, and 21 percent contained. The new Lefthand Canyon is 480 acres, four percent contained.
October 19 – 7 p.m. Town Board of Trustees Meeting – view online at town website, and/or read About Town by LaVern Johnson.
October 22 at 12 PM – 1 PM · Hosted by Estes Valley Watershed Coalition Online Event–Join the Estes Valley Watershed Coalition and the Colorado State Forest Service to learn about defensible space and best practices for homeowners in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). This is a FREE community event and will be a Zoom only presentation. RSVP to EVWatershed@EVWatershed.org
October 23 – LeftHand Watershed – Only 10 people! Volunteer Opportunity: Join the group on October 23, 1-3:30 PM as they build and install fish habitat structures on Left Hand Creek. Event is limited to 10 people, mask wearing and social distancing required. Sign up by emailing Deb Hummel at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 26 – 10 a.m. – last day to submit your photo for the Town of Lyons Scarecrow Contest
October 26 – last day to MAIL your Ballots in order to make sure it arrives on time to be counted by Nov. 3. (don’t forget the postage!) The postmark date does not count. (see our VOTING-2020 page for info on how you can track your ballot or register. Also see brief summaries of Press Releases on modernizations of voting rules by our Secretary of State.)
October 30-31 – Haunted Ferncliff – Haunted House Benefit for the Allenspark Fire Department. Join us for a guided ghost tour through the haunted portions of town. – Private Guided Groups – 6 Humans Max- Very Limited Timed Reservations Remaining!
October 30 – last day to vote for Best Scarecrow in Town of Lyons contest on Facebook (at 12noon)
October 30 – LEAF’s Rave to the Grave annual fall fundraiser goes virtual, with Arthur Lee Land playing music.
October 31 – Last day to submit your photo to Lyons Vet for their annual Pet Costume Contest.
October 31 – Trick or Treat in Lyons. The Lyons Chamber has put out a notice that there is a map online that shows who/what/where there will be Trick or Treating in town. You can add your place to the map.
Halloween Events – Longmont, Boulder and Estes Park all have events going on, which includes abiding by all of the COVID-19 precautionary rules. We are only listing those that are fundraisers.