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.
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 24, 5:30 p.m. Larimer County goes into “RED Level” 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 23 — January 6: Get Your Own Christmas Tree: Arapaho National Forest to offer Christmas tree cutting permits. Starting Nov. 23 through Jan. 6. See above link to last week’s article.
November 23 to 27 – no SVVSD/Lyons schools sessions
November 25 – deadline to apply for the “TOL” Care Act = this mainly has to do with reimbursement for COVID-19 related expenses, such as PPE equipment, through the end of December. To ensure sufficient time to process requests and issue payments by December 30, please submit your application by November 25. See this document, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
November 25, Wednesday – no Wednesday Walkers for Seniors.
November 26, Thursday – no LEAF mental wellness ZOOM meeting.
November 26, Thursday – Town of Lyons Offices closed.
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 Thanksgivings with your family in the years to come!
November 27, Friday – COVID testing site is closed for Thanksgiving break.
November 27, Friday – No Boulder County Aging Senior lunch.
November 27, Friday – Town of Lyons Offices closed.
November 28, Saturday – Shop Local Small Businesses Day (nationwide). Support your local stores and restaurants. See our list of Holiday specials.
December 2 —“Writing Project at Lyons Community Library” Have a writing project underway or an inspiration that needs nudging? Join us on December 2nd at 6:30pm for Word Wednesday, a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. This monthly group is facilitated by Dr. Kayann Short, PhD and open to all genres and levels. Register to receive Zoom link. https://bit.ly/wordwed. (This class might be cancelled, so sign up soon!)
December 2 — Wednesday, No Boulder County Aging Senior lunch.
December 3 -next issue of the Lyons Recorder. Get your Christmas & Holiday ads in now! Special deep discounts to local businesses. LyonsRecorder.email@example.com
December 7, Monday, 7 p.m. — Town Board of Trustees Meeting. View it on Zoom.
December 7 – Last day to enroll in, or change your Medicare Plan.
December 7 – Deadline to apply for the Small Business Emergency COVID Relief Grant available through the Town of Lyons. This grant (up to $10,000) can be used for revenue loss, COVID expenses, or rent/mortgage/utility payments. The business must operate or primarily conduct business in the town limits of Lyons, Colorado. The business must have been in operation as of March 10, 2020 (the date of the Colorado emergency declaration). The “small” reference means that you must have 50 or fewer employees.
December 8 – Colorado Gives Day. Last year Coloradans gave $39 million! This year non-profits and charities need it more than ever, with many businesses and museums and more being closed or hours cut back, and a lack of donations. You can give at any time; you do not need to wait till Dec. 8th. Every dollar counts; can you afford to give $5 to multiple organizations?
December 9, Wednesday, 7 p.m. – Changing the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity: Conversations for One America – Dr. Rosemarie Allen will moderate an online panel presentation titled ‘Talking to Children about Race.’ Dr. Rosemarie Allen is President and CEO of the Institute for Racial Equity & Excellence and a Metropolitan State University of Denver Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education. This session aims to provide parents and caregivers with skills to have these discussions at a pivotal time in our shared history. To learn more or register for this event, visit https://coloradohumanities.org/programs/changing-the-legacy-of-race-ethnicity/
December 15 – last day to mail your packages at the post office and be sure to have it delivered by Christmas day. (December 14-21 are the busiest days)
December 21 to January 6 – No School, Winter Break, Lyons SVVSD