ABOUT TOWN 2/4/21 #50 for the Lyons Recorder online!
Another week gone by in this New Year of 2021…A warm week around 60 degrees, but snow and cold coming Thursday. Ice Skating was closed because of the warm weather.
Several Lyons residents heard and felt a rumble last Friday morning, although it didn’t last long, it could have been a small Earthquake.
Thanks to Garima Fairfax and all the helpers the Botanic Garden who were featured in a Video on Channel 9’s Next show last week. Wonderful.
LYONS HISTORIC ARTIFACTS: Click on Historic artifacts on Facebook. Thanks to Todd Jacobson, who has been collecting old pictures of Lyons. He has dozens of very interesting historic pictures you will enjoy. Thanks Todd
Nolan Bounds, 8 years old, of Golden Valley, Minn., found Lyons artifacts – old time pictures of the Museum (the “1881 schoolhouse” in 1911); and a business card from Kinzie Candles (a candle shop that operated up the north where Eagle Canyon is) in a box and sent it to the Museum. We will try to find who of his family or friends lived in Lyons around 1950. Thanks. Nolan.
The Christmas decorations are slowly being taken down and saved for another year. Thanks to the Town, Lyons Volunteers, and all others who helped decorate the town so beautifully this year.
ICE SKATING: Masks are required when you can’t maintain 6 ft space from another person outside your household.
Ice Skating lessons with former figure-skater and coach Anya Mullen teaching beginner and intermediate levels ice skating on Wednesdays and Saturdays beginning mid-January. Private lessons are available. visit www.townoflyons.com/recreation
2021 RESIDENT PARKING PASS. The parking passes are available to residents of Lyons (Utility billing customers only); one free resident parking pass per household; a second pass may be obtained for $40, and three or more $55.00 each. Golf cards are considered vehicles and the one free parking pass may be used for a golf cart.
Lyons residents may purchase a season parking pass for $80.00 per vehicle. The parking fee for 2021 is $1 per house on weekdays and off season weekends, and $3 per hour on peak season weekends. Parking fees can be paid at the kiosks located throughout the park with a receipt to placed on the windshield. Parking fees are enforced. Signup for a 2021 resident parking pass. or at www.townoflyons.com/parkingpass.
ITS THE LAW: Keep sidewalks accessible for everyone. Snow and ice make traversing sidewalks difficult and dangerous. This is the law. Residents must remove snow or ice 24 hours after the last accumulation. If sidewalks remains hazardous the town may mitigate and charges will be sent to the property owners.
NEED ASSISTANCE: Lyons volunteers may assist those who need help shoveling their sidewalks. at www.lyonsvolunteers.org
People are still lurking around to break in your car: LOCK YOUR CARS, GARAGES, HOUSES, ETC.: Do not get careless..many thieves make their living that way!
WINTER READING: You should read Franciska’s book “Chopin thru the Window”..(sold at the Lyons Redstone Museum for $25.00 303 823 5271. Happy 98th Birthday to Franciska who now lives in West Virginia with her daughter, Amy Cutts and family.. She is the grandmother of Karen Gregg, Lyons Band instructor. Franciska has related her life when a child, a teenager, meeting George Stein, her life thru the Nazis realm, coming to America, operating the Black Bear Inn in Lyons from 1988-1999, back to Germany, and now settled in Reston, Virginia with her daughter Amy. Very interesting a MUST READ!
PENDING BOOK: Dan Kowalski of Pinewood Springs is seeking memories and pictures of what is now the Ralph Price Reservoir. Formerly known as the Professors’ Ranch with many houses, which were covered over with the reservoir. He plans to continue the information written by Ivan Wallin to the present. Contact him at 512 526 0323; firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW BOOK by Bill Knapp “You Might be Better Off Dead or Alive” is available thru Amazon.com- go to Bill@BillKnapp@Amazon.com.
Old Man Winter Rally in Lyons is scheduled for two weekends- February 6-7 and 13-14th, operated by Josh Kravetz of Adventure Fit . 600-1000 entries are expected. Due to COVID the event will extend over nine days, with combination trail running and mountain biking on a “Cool and Unique” course in Lyons. Working with County Health officials they have come up with a modified version that follows safety guidelines by promising to give an outlet for their competitive skills. The event takes place on trails and very low-traffic roads, To sign up for an adventure no what the weather is. The event will bring people together for a fun experience. with great prizes. Although there will not be the usual huge after party, folks are invited to go to Oskar Blues for chili and cold beer. Kraetz had partnered with CEMEX to offer 20 entries for residents of Lyons. See last week’s Lyons Recorder for a full article, including details on the scholarships.
Defined Motion, Lyons Dance Studio is surveying if enough will attend dance lessons if they start on February 22nd. They have been closed since last spring. All safety measures and social distancing will be used. Take the two minute survey.
Free COVID TESTING will continue to be offered on Fridays from 1:30-3:00 at Latter Day Saints Church, 2nd Avenue, Lyons, Co, Holidays. Many Lyons folks are getting tested, around 175 each Friday. Hundreds of people throughout the State are being tested, to be sure they don’t give it to their family. (This gives assurance if you have the Virus infection you can be more careful with those near you; A lot of people have the infection and don’t know it, thus it spreads.. “Staying in” seems to be the answer.)
VACCINE: MANY FOLKS ARE RECEIVING SHOTS OF VACCINE DAILY THAT GO ; FIRST TO THOSE 70 AND OLDER;THEN TO FIRST RESPONDERS AND HOSPITALS.
YOU HAVE TO CALL IN AND GET IN LINE FOR YOUR VACCINE SHOT; SOME IN LYONS HAVE HAD THEIR SHOTS. WITH THEIR SECOND SHOT IN-LINE. CALL BOULDERCOUNTY-COVID19
TO MAKE RESERVATIONS TO GET YOUR SHOTS SOONER.
(LUCKILY, I GOT MY SHOT TODAY, AFTER WAITING 1 MONTH AND SIGNING UP AT THREE PLACES..SO IT IS NOT FAST.)
FOR SAFETY-GET YOUR REGULAR FLU SHOT AS WELL AS A SHINGLES SHOT. From your doctor, a pharmacy, Walgreen’s gives a Free flu shot ..a necessity/ according to the Denver Post the Flu Shot should be a priority. The importance this year is more than ever.
See the January 15th “Senior Article“ in Lyons Recorder. Very big and full of good information!
The Wednesday Walkers Exercise Group is meeting at 11 am at Walt Self.(new time) Get on the mailing list to get notified if it is cancelled. email@example.com. Here is a link to a fun exercise video sent out to the Wednesday Walkers. Pease go at your own pace!
Senior meals furnished by Boulder County Aging for $3.00 can be picked up at the Senior Center, NOW on Tuesdays and Thursdays; from at 12:15 p.m. Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead. (ages 65 and up)
The River Church is serving Monday night suppers in boxes from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in front of the Senior Center, for those who need it. Call the church for more information; we don’t know if they will continue this for all of February.
BLOOD DRIVE , April 12th, from 10-2:15
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACCUPUNCTURIST is now open for business 303 775 2940 – Julie Smith
Stop at Ralph’s Farmer’s Market. 4th and Broadway He has lots of items to sell.
COMMISSIONS: You are encouraged to serve on a Board or Commission, which meet once a month as advisory to the Town Board. There are several vacancies.
NEED HELP-FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, LOOK FOR HOUSING, ETC. Check with LEAF; by appointment, or food bank on Wednesdays 3-5pm.
LEAF: Go to Leaf’s website to apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant to help those who are suffering due to COVID-19.
LEAF Group MENTAL HEALTH ZOOM sessions have been on hold for a couple of weeks.
Send your funds to LEAF, Box 234, Lyons 80540; LEAF hands out groceries for over 45 families; helps with rent and doctor bills, clothing, and utilities. Drop off the following items on Wednesday mornings, 9:30am to 2pm. ==LEAF Needs== —NON-FOOD=Paper Products: toilet paper, paper towel, tissues, Laundry Products, Personal hygiene: shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, disposable razors —FOOD =Snacks: crackers, cookies, popcorn, etc. Soup, Canned chili, stew,, Flavored rice: pilaf, Mexican, long grain & wild, Spanish, etc. Cereal, Juice boxes, Fruit & applesauce cups, Fruit snacks
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. This has been renewed for 2021. Contact Lisa at 303 823 6622 x30 Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fireman’s Fund – many ways you can donate: https://www.lyonsfirefund.org/ways-to-help.html
Thanks to the Chamber for sponsoring the House and Business Christmas decorations.
Lyons Chamber dues are due. Send $100.00 for businesses and $75.00 for non-profits, to the Chamber of Lyons, Co., Box 546 The Chamber is offering a Health Care Program go to email@example.com
New cases is still high, but have gone down == no news this week==
VACCINE notifications program begins with sign ups to be notified when they are able to receive the vaccine (bit.ly/3nu2ybi); The vaccine will provide 300,000 county residents over 70 years old or older as well as teachers, grocery store employees and other frontline workers.