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
HEALTH CARE ENROLLMENTS:
October 15 – December 3: Medicare Open Enrollment (to become a new member, or to change your plan)
November 1 – December 15 – Connect for Colorado health plan = Open Enrollment Period begins Nov 1, 2020 for coverage that starts Jan 1, 2021.
November is National Diabetes Month
November is Native American Heritage Month.
CHRISTMAS TREES: ‘Tis the Season for the Arapaho National Forest to offer Christmas tree cutting permits. Starting Nov. 23 through Jan. 6, Christmas tree permits for the Sulphur Ranger District are available for $20 per tree with a 5-tree limit. Permits must be purchased prior to arriving at a cutting area either online at www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/arp or through local vendors. A list of vendor locations, and maps showing suggested tree cutting areas, will be posted by Nov. 23 at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/arp/xmastrees. Please note that Christmas tree permits purchased online must be printed to be valid. Permits are non-refundable.
Sulphur Ranger District will not be hosting organized events as there have been in the past. Christmas tree cutters are encouraged to follow social distancing protocols
Christmas tree sales will not take place this year on the Roosevelt National Forest in Larimer County. The Red Feather Lakes Christmas tree sale area, also known as Swamp Creek, as well as an area set aside as a back-up tree cutting location in the Pingree Park area, was impacted by the Cameron Peak Fire.
November 19 – Fire Operations Update:
==Calwood fire ==East Troublesome fire ==Cameron fire are all close to full containment. We will not be reporting on them any more. 11/19/20
November 1 – Connect for Colorado health plan Enrollment = Open Enrollment Period begins Nov 1, 2020 and ends Dec 15; for coverage that starts Jan 1, 2021. (Go to their upgraded pages now to insert your email.)
November 20 – Boulder County begins “Safer at Home, Level “RED”, Extreme Risk” restrictions. (Larimer County remains at Level 2 Yellow) Individuals at Risk of Severe Illness from COVID-19 are urged to stay in their residence at all times except as necessary to seek medical care or essential items.== All individuals are asked to stay at home, unless doing essential business; and not go to gatherings over the Holidays. == In general, business’s capacity has been reduced from 25 percent to 10 percent. See our article for details on the Restrictions.
November 5 Meeting Rescheduled to December 3: Town of Lyons: The purpose of this Public Hearing is for Consideration of Final Approval of the Modified Development Plan for 0 Carter Drive – Lyons Valley Park. Members of the Public and other interested parties are hereby invited to attend the public hearing and may be heard or submit written comments regarding the matter under consideration, to the Town Clerk at Town Hall, 432 5th Ave, Lyons, CO.
November 16 – 20: Construction: Second Street Bridge: The Town of Lyons has announced that the contractor has begun to mobilize equipment and materials to the work zone during the week of November 16. Initial work includes installing temporary erosion control measures, placing traffic signs and setting survey control. Starting Wednesday, November 18, the contractor will remove trees that are on Town property and within the right of way.
All work is weather-dependent and the schedule is subject to change.
Visit www.townoflyons.com/bridge for more information and weekly project updates.
November 19 – free group “mental wellness” session on ZOOM with Cherie Maureaux, LEAF counselor. NOTE: the time has changed to 12noon, every Thursday. There will be NO Session on Thanksgiving day, Nov 26
November 20 – start of classes for small businesses. CSU’s College of Business is launching Pivot Larimer County, a suite of free, faculty-led, workshops and video resources made possible by a $200,000 grant from Larimer County. The County received funding to provide this grant, as well as other programs to support the community, through the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund. (Click on link to get detailed information).
November 20 – Free COVID testing. Parking lot of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 200 2nd Ave, Lyons – 1:30 – 3 p.m. (every Friday through the end of the year, weather permitting) Done through the support of the Town of Lyons, and Boulder County. NO TESTING on Friday Nov. 27 the day after Thanksgiving.
November 23 to January 6: Get Your Own Christmas Tree: Arapaho National Forest to offer Christmas tree cutting permits. Starting Nov. 23 through Jan. 6. See above for full details.
November 26 – Thanksgiving Day! There is always something to be thankful for! Please take COVID-19 restrictions on household visitation seriously, so that you can enjoy many more with your family in the years to come!
November 27, Friday – COVID testing site is closed for Thanksgiving break. / No Senior Lunch.
November 28, Saturday – Shop Local Small Businesses Day (nationwide). Support your local stores and restaurants. (In Next Week’s Issue we will have a list of items that local stores are offering this Christmas. – Store owners, contact the Recorder to get on the list.)
December 7 – 7 p.m. Town Board of Trustees Meeting