ABOUT TOWN 11/5/20 #37
Another week gone by..no fire, no moisture..Another snow would be very welcome. “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”
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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.
Thanks to Geneva Sabados, who called Lyons folks to turn their clocks back for Daylight Savings Time.. We lose an hour until Spring.
TV: POLITICS: Today is the long-awaited Election Day..we are all holding our breath. It will be scary..Will we have a new President or the Old One??? They just announced on TV that John Hickenlooper has won over Corey Gardner for Senator. 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 Rocky Mt. Botanic Garden is named “Hickenlooper Way.”
Free COVID TESTING each Friday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at Latter Day Saints Church parking lot, 2nd Avenue, Lyons, Co.
St Vrain Valley District GALA (for schools) is on Nov. 14th, 5:30-7:00pm with Silent Auction , Paddle raiser with Face Vocal Band.
NO HALLOWEEN PARADE – (DUE TO SAFETY) where 100’s paraded up Main Street then went trick or treating at the businesses..There were many that went around to the folks homes who had signed up with the Chamber “map”, and live Music at 3rd and Stickney–thanks to them..Happy Halloween! There was a scarecrow contest. where they dressed up, and entered their photo; Voting ends Friday, Nov. 6th at noon. The Town said to also lookout for Halloween Hunts, the haunted courtyard, mighty big pumpkins, and more. Thanks to Lisa Ramsey, Recreation Director.
Check out the Summer Activities 2020 video recap at lyonscolorado.com, and follow at facebook.com/OfficialLyonsColorado!
The fires up Poudre Canyon and on north are All Calm as long as the wind doesn’t blow, burning over 200,000 acres. Residents from as far away as five miles were ready to evacuate. The CalWood fire, started near Jamestown, and with the high wind burned around 19 homes in the Lake of the Pines area, along the Foothills Highway. It also threatened the home across the highway..The folks at Lyons Park Estates had to evacuate, and Lyons received an evacuation notice, where we packed our bags ready to evacuate..the Wind is the Weapon..(Don’t unpack yet!)
WORDS OF PRAISE go to all Firemen, Police, sheriffs, all helpers, the St.Vrain Market, those who have provided food and lodging and RV spaces, spaces for horses, etc. etc. during the wild fires…OUR DEEP THANKS TO ALL!
Give to the Lyons Fire Fund-send to Leaf, Box 324, Lyons, Co.
Writer’s clinic by Kay Ann Short This Saturday – Nov. 7th and Wednesdays 6:30-8:00, and Sat. 11-7-Lyons Community Library 9am-12-noon.
THIS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH – 1-4 PM, Ongoing weekly peaceful demonstration in Sandstone Park by Lyons Social Justice Committee.
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 has been unable to find any corners around town where vendors can sell from.) Sorry..We can’t take a chance due to COVID which is as bad as it was in April! Be Careful!
Town of Lyons 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.
The Wednesday Walkers Exercise Group is meeting at 9 am at Walt Self.
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.
The River Church now serves 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. The River Church will serve a FREE Dinner from 11-1:30 on Thanksgiving Day. All Invited.
==Sunday, Nov. 8th – The fall colors are peaking. Good day for a Sunday drive.
==Tues November 10th. Another good day for a drive if you want to avoid the weekend traffic.
==Thursday, November 12th , Try a new exercise video.
== Friday, November 13th , Head to Walt Self to pick up a Lyons Bistro lunch and say HI to Helen!
NOTE: THIS IS FRIDAY THE 13TH; a suspicious day when strange things happen. Beware!
==Saturday, November 14th -Another week gone by.
LEAF: Go to Leaf’s website to apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant to help those who are suffering due to COVID-19.
THANKS TO ALL who supported LEAF’s “Rave to the Grave” fundraiser last Friday, Oct. 30th, virtually. Arthur Lee Land was in charge of the entertainment, with Fnaga and the Blue Moon and Joe Kunckle..Over $23,500 was pledged last Friday evening. Send your funds to LEAF, Box 234, Lyons 80540; LEAF has Food Bank groceries for over 45 families; helps with rent and doctor bills, clothing, and utilities. Send funds to LEAF
COVID-19 is more dangerous now with cases spiking each day with 47 new cases and 4 new deaths in Boulder County today-all from area nursing homes.128 cases at the St. Vrain Schools; Lyons now has 11 cases reported. 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 is now 84. There has been 3187 cases reported in boulder, 1025 in Longmont, 287 in Lafayette, 199 in Louisville, 73 in Superior, 70 Erie, 6 in Nederland, ELEVEN IN LYONS -THREE NEW CASES 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 MSHS BINGO..CALL BRIAN- (Tigeryell91#gmail.com) Cell/Text: 303-907-5048 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 MHS Bingo raises around $80,000 for the year for school necessities-take your turn..help out..your students all benefit)Operations, Lyons Lions Booster Club.
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.
The River Church. 18668 North St. Vain Dr. congregation will be serving their Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 10 AM to 1 PM — it’s free and everyone is welcome. We will be following all health/safety protocols. Hope to see you!
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 in cooler weather.
LEAF – Group MENTAL HEALTH 3pm, on ZOOM, free THURSDAYS = this week it will be a noon.
WATCH OUT ALONG OLD SOUTH ROAD for Mountain lions. BEARS are still around.
TO LYONS MUSICIANS: (We love your music, brightens our day.-Thanks to the various bands for playing for our Lyons folks..much enjoyable. The band on 2nd Avenue is good, you can catch them on Sundays at 1:15pm; if the weather is good. Also to Arthur Lee Land for the video and and all others for the music. Much appreciated.
And here is a link to a fun exercise video sent out to my Wednesday Walkers the week we were snowed in. Remember we can’t all keep up with Jane Fonda and please go at your own pace! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UabUNrjSE4
WATCH YOUR EXERCISING: Since Covid I have been exercising regularly; however; last week I went overboard with the dumbbells, and have deep strain and pain, and a trip to the doctor!!
Tips to all to save energy and money: Plug energy leaks with weather stripping and caulking, insulate house; Clean or changer filters regularly; Wash clothes in cold water; Use energy-efficient light bulbs, Turn off all lights, appliances and electronics not in use. Save on your electricity bill by the above.
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME-HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.
LYONS SALON & BARBER – 970 744 2111
Lyons Mane at the shopette is open daily.
KAREN’S HAIR SHOP open daily. – back of old hotel.
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.
WESTERN STARS open 10am-6pm, Mons -Thursday, 303 747 3828;
DOG GROOMING 1020-28 303 823 6260, Vet Clinic – Make appointment
LAMARIPOSA-Friday Lunch – 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
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
Willis Horn is operating a cupcake company..Call him, 303 823 6770
SEE LYONS RECORDER Page on SCHOOL NEWS/INFO, Including phone numbers, times, meals, and names. =and= the NEW “NOVEMBER SCHOOL NEWS”
Lyons MSr High Open House and Lyons Art Show-this Fri., Nov. 5th at 6:00pm
Parent-Teachers Conferences -this Friday, Nov. 6th 10:30-2:30 and Tuesday 1110 3:15-7:30pm
Order your year books -by this Friday, Nov 6th – see Anna Marie Stryaz 823 6631
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-12 marked on each side, classrooms-desks 6′ apart; stairways-marked right side both up and down; lunch lines-stay on right side;
WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS: if you are interested in knowing: WEEKLY!! newsletters: (sign up and get it in your email box weekly!)
TECH ISSUES – call 303 823 6311 if you need Tech Help information
FREE LUNCHES: St. Vrain Valley, Boulder Valley, and Adams County schools are furnishing a free meal to all children under 18 years of age thru December, with curbside pickup Monday- Friday.
WE PRAISE THE LYONS GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM– Boulder County players nominated for Honorable Mention went to Brooklyn Enny 9th grade and to Shantel Koester-Sr- See you all next year!
LYONS HIGH’S FOOTBALL GAME IS THIS FRIDAY AT SIMLA AT 7PM. Good Luck Team
Finally, Bohn Park is open for Softball, with the Lyons Girls 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 in fall. Quinn Gregg came out 3rd place in State meet, along with Hannah and Cole Thomas, and were given Honorable Mention in the Times Call County polls. The Lyons boys came out 2nd in the State and the girls Third. Our Congratulations!
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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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LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION meeting –
MONDAY Nov. 11, 6:00 PM-ZOOM. All invited.
General Business: 1-Town Updates: a-Flood Recovery; b-Updates: Park Operations/Projects; c-Community Events; d.-Other Issues
2 – Martin Parcel; a-Process for design and construction of connector trail; b.-Potential timeline
3 – LMJ Park Hazard Trees Update
4 – Parks Role in Emergency Fire Response; a-Emergency Evacuee Camping Plan
1 – How did it work this time around? 2-Opportunities to improve? 2-Variable Message Board;
3 – Pre-generated maps; 4-Streamlined Town Administrator Approval
5 – Temporary Livestock boarding in Dog Park?; 6-Others?
5 -Town-Wide Fire Break Concept- How best to utilize parks and trails to aid in protecting the town in the event of a major wildfire?
b-Purchase of Chipper for town-wide fire mitigation?
6 – Bohn Park Baseball/Softball Storage Facility
7 – VRP Fish Stocking
8 – GOCO Grant- Black Bear Hole, LMJ, 2nd Ave Parking Improvements
THE LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is thrilled to announce the 2020 Community Support Grant Awards. (click on the link to see the full article) In all, $31,000 was awarded to 14 local projects. Congratulations to the following non-profits for their incredible initiatives:: – Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund for all of its programs including the Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Mental Wellness & Addiction Recovery, Basic Needs & Resource Matching, Lyons Volunteers;- Lyons Elementary School for its Hydroponic Gardening project;- Town of Lyons for the Winter Wonderland Concerts and the Parade of Lights Celebration; – Rocky Mountain Botanic Gardens; – Lyons Garden Club;- Lyons Historical Society for the Quarry Exhibit and the book “How to get a Park Named after you” Lavern Johnson; – Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission for heARTS Outdoor Art sculptures (two-year rotation) and Creative Outlets (five painted utility boxes); Lyons Booster Club for After Prom.
REPORT–LYONS TOWN BOARD
REPORT-The LYONS TOWN BOARD: At the last LYONS TOWN BOARD held, 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.
The TOWN OF LYONS met on Monday November 1st, on Zoom at 7:00p.m, Due to COVID the town has cancelled the Christmas Bazaar, The Christmas Parade,and fireworks. (which is still doubtful is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5th, is still under scrutiny, with social distancing. Virus infections have been spiking from 200 a day now down to 47-today on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd..
TOWN BOARD MEETING: The projects are: 2nd Avenue bridge replacement (waiting for word from FEMA if it will be a replacement or repair); completion of Bohn Park, Stormwater and paving on 4th Avenue, between Main and Broadway, High Street Stormwater Drainage, St.Vrain Creek Streambank; RV Parking on town’s buy-out lots; and grease trap requirements. Topics at the Board meeting were: to hire a SFC Director which would use funds needed for other uses; Appointed Anne Obenchain to Citiens Budget Committe and Mayor Pro Tem Browing as the BOT Liaison to the Citizens Budget Committeee; Flood Recovery-updated by Tracie Saunders on the Flood Recovery projects and the FEMA and matching funds; Mill Levy on Lyons property tax is 117.28; extended the LLC for Lot 1, Railroad Subdivions at Lyons Ute Highway to 17 days; passed the Ordinance concerning AlternatingExtension of Nonconforming building and structures; Hired Kumar and Associates, Inc for the Lyons High St Stormwater project-materials testing project; Ratified the Construcrtion Agreement with Walsh Construction for Bohn Park Phase II; Ratified the agreement with CGRS Inc, for the Lift Station Collar Assembly and waterproffing for the Eastern Corridor Utilities Project; Discussion of the 2012 Budget with 117 mills; and deducted $50,000 from town salaries, to be deducted throughout;
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,. We 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.
Newsletter BROCHURE: The Museum’s annual Brochure made by Baiba Lennard is finally mailed for the Year 2020 telling our cohorts what was happening at the museum and the special on-line displays. The Museum was closed all season due to the COVID , but will open or answer for research of Lyons History, and, of course, is asking for donations for the Museum expenses since could not open and had no sales. (Who would ever dream we could not open!) This is the time that we need to hear from our Lyons High Alumni and past and current residents. We will appreciate your support. Send a check to Lyons Historical Society, P O Box 9, Lyons, Co. 80540
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: David D. Leiding, Hayley Karsel, Jonelle Tucker, Molly Morton, Pete Emerson, Diane Divine Reiger; Mary Ann Milacek, Kelsey Miner, Paula McCreary, Kathy Leiding, Maddie Wicks, Jenny York, D Skoczeles, Linnea Rydhol
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Jerry and Debbie Tabor
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 email@example.com