If there ever is an emergency in town, or timely news needing to be distributed, you can trust the Lyons Recorder to put it online immediately.
EVENT NEWS: – always check Flash News for events and their related dates.
HALLOWEEN – The Town sponsored a “scarecrow and store front” Halloween contest, with the public voting on their favorite photo online (voting ends Friday, November 6) The door-to-door costumed kids were few and far between. Most families stuck with coronvirus precautions and dressed up and entertained at home. thanks to Laura Levy Group for donating the leftover candy bags to Lyons senior housing occupants. See our Halloween Photo Spread for some FUN!! FOTOS! including a dragon and a bandwagon that travelled around town, and a “Super Mom.”
The Lyons LEAF Food Pantry will begin allowing two people at a time to enter the hall and pick their food items beginning in November 4th. Masks must be worn. People will be given a number and should wait in their car until called. If you are in need of food, go to the Pantry on Wednesdays, from 3 to 5 p.m. located in the Lyons Community Church, lower hall.
SPIRIT HOUND Distillery=Spirit Hound raised $4,500 for the Lyons Fire Protection District over the Halloween weekend. The Lyons-based distillery raised the funds during the release of its first-ever Bourbon. Spirit Hound donated proceeds from the online silent auction of two bottles of its new Three-Year Bourbon and donated 50% of profits earned on the sale of the bourbon on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. A limited number bottles of Spirit Hound’s Three-Year Bourbon are available for sale at the distillery for $64.
PINEWOOD SPRINGS: Doug Mann wants to give a big shout out to Pat Dewey, of the Pinewood Springs Road Board, on orchestrating the road work on Button Rock – what an improvement! Thank you. Many say it hasn’t been done in a long time.
LEAF is making some changes to its rented space at Lyons Community Church to be completed this year, and they are looking for someone to do the construction work. Contact Lory@leaflyons.org
LYONS MID/HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Lyons Football was be under the lights last week for their last regular season home game. They took on the Byers Bulldogs. Note, they put a sticker on their helmets to say thanks to the army of firefighters that kept our town safe: the red Firefighters Maltese Cross. This Friday, November 6, they will know the winner by Friday, when they take on the #5 ranked, Simla High School.
DEAD PUMPKINS for PIGS: Donate your half mushy pumpkins (carved or uncarved), to Long Table Farmstead. They feed them to pigs, chickens, and sheep. Please no super nasty moldy ones, but any variety of squash we can recycle into nutritious food for the animals! Just drop them in the baskets at 1164 Apple Valley Rd.
HIGH STREET CONSTRUCTION: Bronwyn Muldoon of Lyons Physical Therapy on High Street wants her patients to know that they are still open despite having a big bulldozer digging a huge hole in front of their building! They will assist anyone who needs to get around the ditch. ==This is part of the Town of Lyons road and sewer work. High Street is one-way traffic until all the work in the area is done. The elementary school sent out a notice to parents that they cannot exit via High Street, but must take a detour.
THIS WEEK’s ARTICLES:
ELECTION RESULTS: This is a three-part article (1) Statistics — everything you could possible want to know about how many people are registered to vote (it went UP!) and how many voted in each “party”, how many early votes came in, what way did Boulder County vote, and more! (2) Which Candidates got Elected (3 Democrats and 1 Republican will represent us in Washington), and (3) Which Amendments and Propositions passed (and by what margin). All easy… at your fingertips. (A small number of results are yet to come in, as of Wednesday evening).
“FOREST FIRE WRAP UP” article, this came out last week, in case you missed it — October 28th: Concluding article on the four wild fires that affected Lyons in the month of October, plus photos. ~~ And, thank you’s to all the people and groups who stepped up to fight the fires, and those who supported the firefighters in marvelous ways, plus photos.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: a letter from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office wrapping up information on the Cameron Fire.
Halloween FUN FOTOS! — Enjoy the highlights of Halloween night, including the fire breathing dragon, the Super Woman who rescues her family during COVID-19, the Raving Music on the roving bandwagon, and more.
SCHOOL NEWS: our Monthly edition of what’s happening in the Elementary School /and/ the Middle/High School. A great reference article. It’s a rough year with the fires a week ago and COVDI-19 restrictions in the school system. But there are some everyday things going on to give school life a semblance of ordinary routine.
LCF – Lyons Community Foundation has announced its grants for the 2020-21 cycle. This article highlights their anticipated efforts to use the grants to enrich life in Lyons.
EMOTIONS Running High?! — Sara at Stillwater Apothecary has an article carrying the message of how to find peace when it seems like your life is turned upside down; and how we can support our body’s stress response in order to be more adaptable to the changes of our times; plus, the importance of connection.
VETERAN’s DAY: This is a two-part article. This week we are honoring two Vets from Lyons. We are working on a list of 100 to 200 names of people from Lyons who served in the military, going back to the Civil War! (Contact us if you want to be sure your family member is listed!!) Rhonda (Harkalis) French is leading the charge in creating the list. Many thanks! ~ Note, federal offices will be closed, but the Town of Lyons office will be open. ~
COVID-19 = PUBLIC HEALTH ORDERS issued: in one week things have gotten so bad that the category went from Level 2 “Concern” to Safer at Home Level 3 – Boulder County // Larimer County is at Level 1 “Cautious”:
Level 1 is “cautious”; 2 is “concern”; 3 is “high risk.” the next step is “Stay at Home”
The State has created a Dial with colors to indicate quickly what level your county is at. Boulder County is at “orange;” Larimer is at “blue.” The Dial still strongly encourages that people at risk of severe illness from COVID-19 remain at home or in the great outdoors as much as possible, but allows levels of business and activities starting at 25 percent or less.
117,637 cases == 1,272,494 people tested ==1,337 outbreaks ==2,333 deaths among cases
*FREE* COVID-19 testing begins in Lyons this Friday, October 30, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and continue for the rest of the year. – see FLASH NEWS for more details. Thanks to the Town of Lyons Board of Trustees’ encouragement for this to be done, and to Peak to Peak Housing and Human Services Alliance.
ADD YOUR PHONE: Did you get your app yet? Go to addyourphone.com for instructions and info about the COVID-19 exposure notification app. Colorado needs all the help it can get to slow the spread. This is run by the state. Your privacy is protected; no one will know your location or name. Click on the link to find out the details; quick and easy!
Here is the State of Colorado “Safer at Home” fact sheet page.
EUROPE: four major countries are aiming to go on a MONTH LONG LOCK DOWN!!! this week. “We are really very close to a tsunami,” said Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke. United Kingdom officials say it is “worse than the worse predicted.” We have a full ledger of articles this month, and enough tension from the Elections, so I will do the full COVID-19 article in next week’s paper.
My Message of Care, for the Week:
With our wildfires starting to get under control, you may notice that southern US is getting blasted with an unprecedented number of storms: Can you imagine going thru the forest fire evacuations, returning home to the damage, then six weeks later, having it hit again, leaving, and having it hit again in another four weeks!
It’s been a long hurricane season for Louisiana. When Zeta made landfall October 28, it joined the infamous list of storms to impact Louisiana this year: Cristobal, Marco, Laura, and Delta. Laura was a category 4 hurricane. This year has seen a particularly busy hurricane season with 25 named storms, which is just two shy of the 2005 record.
HOW YOU CAN HELP You can help people affected by Hurricane Zeta by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800 REDCROSS or texting the word ZETA to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small.
Curtis ‘CalvaryRelief’ Hencye: Many dozen Lyons residents were helped during the 2013 Flood by Curtis Hencye of Calvary Relief. The latest news is that they just got back from responding to Hurricane Sally in Alabama. Then, Curtis and Mary Jo got back on the road last week, moving the camp to McDonald, Tennessee. They spent months in OK, AL, AR… they go where they are needed. If you prefer donating to a small Christian group, then look them up.