ABOUT TOWN 3/11/21 #55 for the Lyons Recorder online
COVID-1 YEAR: It as certainly been a long year, of staying in, washing our hands, wearing a mask, social distancing from COVID…However, we didn’t catch the virus and now have had or are getting the shots. All the things we missed out on: school concerts, graduation, high street concerts, town meetings, senior meals and meetings in Senior Center, etc. etc. 68 in Lyons has gotten the COVID..Some in the hospital twice, some many days, some not feeling good yet. We can declare ourselves lucky we didn’t get it, but still have to wear masks and be careful..It is still around. However, it is down from 300 cases in Boulder County a day to 19 today, and Boulder County is now in the Yellow level., and there are declining hospitalizations. There is Hope!
Another week gone by in this New Year of 2021. We are supposed to get a lot of snow the next day or two! We need it, but some don’t like it. You can’t control Mother Nature. Leave the water run if it gets cold again.
ICE RINK: Due to the warm weather and the sun melting the ice at the skate rink, the rink had to close for the season. Too bad..The rink was popular..thanks those who made it possible.
We are happy Kathleen Spring is now the Editor of the lyonsrecorder.org, bringing Lyons news to all of Lyons..To send her your news, click on LyonsRecorder.firstname.lastname@example.org to send and to Facebook-Lyons-Recorder ..To read her News, as well as About Town by LaVern–on Thursdays send to email@example.com.
WORK FOR LYONS STUDENTS- Ages 14-17 are invited to work for Boulder County Youth Corps this summer, starting, June 14th with $12.32 an hour. The students will make trails, do maintenance, pull weeds, fencing, etc. There are also jobs for Team Leaders, and Assistants. go to boco.org.Boulder
RECREATION TEACHERS NEEDED: If you have an idea and skills to teach an outdoor class, contact Lisa Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Teachers are needed.
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
CALL 303 441 4444 -The sheriff’s dept, if you notice anything amiss around your home or cars..A few hints can find them..such as a receipt, etc. as “Someone” is still breaking into cars, as well as stealing them & motorcycles. LOCK YOUR CARS, GARAGES, HOUSES, ETC.: Do not get careless..many thieves make their living that way! The Sheriff’s office has asked everyone this happens to to call them. 303 441 4444.
See the February 18 “Senior Article” in Lyons Recorder. Very big and full of good information! A new one comes the 3rd week of each month.
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. 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; 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. (This will probably end at the end of March).
MONTHLY MOVIE DISCUSSIONS sponsored by Kathleen Spring, Loving Lyons Senior group, will not be given until after COVID. The Senior Center is closed.
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. Kathleen keeps the list updated every quarter.
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
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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
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME-HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.
LYONS SALON & BARBER – hair cut outside on patio – 970 744 2111
LYONS MANE at the Shopette is open daily; call.
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY (TAKE OUT) Mons & Thurs 10AM-4:00pm; Tues\Wed 12-6:00pm; Sat. 9:00-12:00, 303 823 5165.
YOGA – Saturdays – 9am – yoga online
WESTERN STARS open 10am-6pm, Mons -Thursday, 303 747 3828;
DOG GROOMING 10\20\-28 303 823 6260, Vet Clinic – Make appointment
LAMARIPOSA-Friday Lunch specials – 11am-3:00pm – $10.00-Stop by = They have a new menu and lunch specials are temporarily on hold till they figure it out.3/12/21
A-LODGE-FORMERLY ASPEN LEAF MOTEL – Open for business. A discount is given to local residents who bring their family and friends
CHILD CARE & EDUCATION BY JACQUE SHANK-303 823 5020
LYONS PHYSICAL THERAPY will also come to your home thru Tele-Health Call 303 823 8813
MENTAL HEALTH MEETINGS, each Thursday at 3pm, on Zoom by Cheri Maureaux, LEAF.=CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACCUPUNCTURIST is now open for business 303 775 2940 – Julie Smith
KAREN’S HAIR SHOP is now open daily. – back of old hotel.
Willis Horn is operating a cupcake company.. Call him, 303 823 6770
Ian Taylor has the Red and White Food Truck.. he will be parked at the Stone Cup, 4-8pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, and once at Spirit Hounds. You cannot eat at the tables at the Stone Cup; do carry out.
==Please call each business to confirm their current hours and days open==
SCHOOLS: SEE LYONS RECORDER Page for this month’s school news: == the FEBRUARY SCHOOL NEWS
SCHOOLS Office hours of M\Sr High is 8:00a.m. to 3:00 pm. Phone 303 823 6631; Attendance (x45608) Registrar (x45609) Call Angela Rittenhouse, Attendance Clerk, 720 494 3844, if you will miss school.
This is the last week to order your book – see Anna Marie Stryaz 823 6631
REQUIREMENTS – Parents are to upgrade the Immunizations of their students. go to Richelle Brown, Health Clerk 303 823 6631. Students may go back in person in January.
WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS: if you are interested in knowing what is going on, contact each school’s secretary and sign up.. For the Middle/High newsletters, go here: WEEKLY newsletters (sign up and get it in your email box weekly!)
SCHOOL REGULATIONS. Safety rules apply to all 13 of the SVVSD schools; All safety issues and improvements at the schools are being made: For in-person, when allowed: they have Increased the air flow; added custodial sanitizing, wear masks, schedule breaks; hand sanitizing, social distancing, fewer students will be in a room and in lunchroom-1\2 marked on each side, classrooms-desks 6′ apart; stairways-marked right side both up and down; lunch lines-stay on right side.
Free lunches for kids 1-18 years old will continue until May 26th.
Curbside pickup at Lyons Middle Senior High School is Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (No Curbside on days schools are closed)
Friday curbside pickup is 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (No Curbside when schools closed)
THE TOWN OF LYONS IS suing Honeywell for discrepancies in upgrading their wastewater plant, They were contracted for $5.86 million in 2010; and paid more with the flood damage, but the plant was costing the town more energy usage than it did before the upgrades. due to a higher level of oxygen demand from breaking down organic matter in water. Lyons is seeking damages for the plant’s construction, operating and financing costs along with other damaged determined at the trial. The town is seeking a jury trial.
We will appreciate your support for the museum. Send a check to Lyons Historical Society, P O Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540