Edition #18, January 7, 2021
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
January is National Radon Month – check your system — Radon breaks down into radioactive particles that can cause cancer when inhaled. These radioactive particles can damage the cells in our lungs and increase the risk of lung cancer. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Go to: https://www.bouldercounty.org/environment/healthy-home/radon/
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January 6 – Lyons Elementary/Middle/Senior High Schools reopen. They are on a complicated schedule which you can see here: School News 1/7/21
January 6 – 27 Deadline: Eligible small businesses in Larimer County that have been impacted by COVID-19 restrictions might be eligible for a one-time relief payment program for their business. Businesses with 2019 revenue between $1 Million and under may be eligible. Larimer County businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the program since the application period is from Jan. 6, 2021 to Jan 27, 2021. Additional follow-up might be needed to verify eligible businesses have met all the requirements to receive the funds. Apply online at www.larimer.org/sbr on Jan. 6, 2021, both English and Spanish versions are available. Eligible businesses are encouraged to work with the hub closest to their business’s place of operation. Support for Spanish-speaking businesses will also be available at each hub. For more information visit https://www.larimer.org/ewd/resources-businesses-impacted-covid-19 or contact Dena Jardine via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (970) 498-6623. Larimer County is partnering with the City of Fort Collins, City of Loveland, and January 11, 5-5:30 p.m.
January 7, Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. – Boulder County Aging “Layers of Loss: Understanding Grief as a Caregiver” online class. Free. Description: One loss holds a multitude of other losses. Grief starts with a diagnosis and continues throughout the caregiving process and beyond. In this session we will be exploring and understanding all the ways that we grieve the big losses and secondary losses associated and how to support yourself through the grief process.
January 8 Deadline: Colorado Arts Relief Fund provides $7.5 million to support arts, cultural and entertainment artists, crew members, and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Funding through this bill will be distributed through two separate grant applications: Business and Organization—Individuals
January 8 – COVID testing in Lyons Returns on Fridays. Go here for all the details: https://www.townoflyons.com/CivicSend/ViewMessage/Message/132578
January 11 – FREE SUPPER will be served. Need a warm, home-cooked meal? The River Church serves free Monday night supper (in a box) to those who need one. Stop by the Walt Self Senior Center to pick it up. (Call the church for more information, and to get on the list 303-823-6469)
January 14 online: Friends of the Lyons Regional Library will host an online book reading and discussion with author Sarah Adleman on Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in partnership with Colorado Humanities through the Colorado Center for the Book Speakers Bureau.
Adleman was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bangladesh, studied yoga in India, and taught English in China; earned MFA. Her first book, The Lampblack Blue of Memory: My Mother Echoes (Tolsun Books, 2019), was a Colorado Book Award finalist, won a Nautilus Book Award in Lyric Prose/Hybrid Works, an IPPY Award in Essay, was a finalist for the NIEA in Death & Dying, and a winner for the Eric Hoffer/da Vinci Eye Award. To register for this free Zoom event visit https://lyons.colibraries.org/friends-of-the-lyons-regional-library-district/
January 15 – Deadline – Colorado’s Open Enrollment Period is almost over! This is your last chance to purchase health insurance on the marketplace for 2021, barring specific unforeseen life events. Sign up now and get coverage on January 1, 2021.=== Outside of Open Enrollment, Coloradans who experience a Qualifying Life Change Event have a 60-day window to buy or change plans. This is known as a Special Enrollment Period. If you miss your Special Enrollment Period window, you may have to wait until the next Open Enrollment Period to apply. — You can enroll in Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) or the Children’s Health Plan Plus (CHP+) program any time of year if you qualify. == Note, the Lyons Recorder has received conflicting news releases about the “deadline date,” so check this out as soon as possible.
January 18 – Martin Luther King Day – no school; most government offices closed.
January 19, Tuesday, Town of Lyons Board of Trustee meeting, 7 p.m. on Zoom.
January 26, 3-4 p.m. online: FREE “Stop the Hair-Pulling and Try This Instead: Stress Reduction during COVID” by Mental Health Partners/with Colorado Spirit support. (Lafayette, Boulder County). We can revisit old classics and introduce one another to new ideas. Requires pre-registration, and a link will be sent to you. FREE. confidential. Participants will not receive clinical or medical care.