ABOUT TOWN 4/22/21 #61 for the Lyons Recorder online
SPRING HAS SPRUNG; JONQUILS AND CROCUSES ARE OUT, AND THE HUMMINGBIRDS ARE BACK. WELCOME TO SPRING!
April is Volunteer month. Thank you volunteers for helping your fellowman. As we look back during the flood years there were at least 200 that helped. Thanks to all!
We all said our prayers for the 10 that lost their lives at King Soopers, and sent condolences to their families and to Tom and Marge Whittington, former residents of Lyons, and now lives in Berthoud, at the loss of their daughter, Terri Leiker.
NEED MAILING ADDRESS for Whittington’s? Several would like to send their condolences, but need their address..send to firstname.lastname@example.org,
CEMETERY ARCHWAY: THANKS to those who have built the archway at the entrance of the Lyons Cemetery, which has been installed and will be covered with Lyons Sandstone by Blue Mountain Stone, with a nice sign. (picture to follow) Our thanks to:
The men who donated their time for this work. Dave Orback, Al Goranson, Dave Goranson, John Lamb, Jimmy McCain, Brent Hammans, Jerrod McCain, Rich Roe, and Roger Lee.
BLOOD DRIVE Patti Analya who operates the Blood Drive on April 26th, at the Morman church. states her allottment is not full. Thank you Patty Alaya and others.
WANTED SOMEONE TO WRITE LYONS BOARD NEWS FOR THE LYONSRECORDER.ORG..to go to town board meetings, or on Zoom, and write up same for the Lyons paper. Just the “highlights” of important topics are needed! == Contact email@example.com == Please help me, as I have a hard time hearing it.
The IRS has extended the deadline for filing your 2020 Income Tax to May 17th. (We don’t know if the CO income tax will change too)
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.
HISTORIC FARM: We are proud that the Donald Montgomery farm east of Lyons has been purchased by the City of Longmont as a Historic Farm, which consists of 19.6 acres and sold for $930,000. The property is located south of the Longmont Water Treatment Plant and large storage tank. The property will provide a security buffer to the treatment plant north of Colorado hwy. 66. The property was designated as a historic site in 2003, and includes seven historic farm structures, including the historic 2-story house. It is under the Boulder County Historic Preservation Board who has to approve any alterations, repairs or alterations. The City has agreed to preserve in perpetuity the name “Montgomery Farm” and erect a sign visible from Ute Highway noting the historical designation of the property.
The farm was purchased by Robert Bruce Montgomery (10\28\1848 – 7\29\1924), who in 1867 at the age of 19 started across the plains for Colorado with a mule team walking most of the way. He reached Boulder in 41 days and bought the 80 acres east of Lyons. In 1879 he married Cara Chapman, the daughter of Joshua Chapman. Clara came to Colorado in a covered wagon with her parents in 1863 at one year old. Her parent had a farm south of McCall Lake. They gave the land for the Montgomery School in 1869, which operated for the children in that area until around 1900.
Robert and Clara were longtime members of the Methodist Church, the Odd Fellows and Rebekah Lodges. They raised grain and livestock and had a large orchard with 400 apple trees at one time. They had nine children, two of which lived on the farm for many years- Charles Edwin (1894-1975) and his sister Ruth (1897-1990). They subdivided the farm into three small acreages for family members.
One of their sons, Donald Montgomery, who passed away a couple of years ago, lived on the property after Charley and Ruth. It is nice the Montgomery Farm will be preserved as perpetuity.
DANCING-Registration for the second session of 6-week Dance lessons held from April 12th to May 21st, with an outdoor show on May 22nd. Defined Motion started again on Feb. 22nd. Lyons Dance Studio All safety measures and social distancing are being used.
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 & TENNIS 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.
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 APRIL 22nd SENIOR ARTICLE=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. due to bad weather & more. email@example.com. Please go at your own pace!
The Town is putting on a watercolor class; and a picnic for seniors May 12th. More to come. Contact LRamsey@townoflyons.com;
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 done serving Monday night suppers===THANK You!
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 Spring 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.
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. There are some updates to the plan; check with the Town for details: Contact Lisa at 303 823 6622 x30 Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
250 COVID shots were given last Saturday, April 10th with the second shot on May 8th at Lyons Community Church, with $1200 donated to LEAF. Thanks to all!
VACCINE: Call King Soopers-COVID, Many folks are receiving shots of vaccine daily even driving to Fort Collins and Denver, 42,000 Senior have had their first shot; with responders, hospitals, those from 16 up next; You have to call in to get in line, some have had both shots. Call BouldercountyCOVID19, to make reservations.
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 APRIL 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. Students are happy to be bad to school in person.
****TRIBUTE This Friday, April 23rd at 6:30pm, www.TRibuteLive.org ==== Charllie Gau was named as a finalist for the 2-21 Boettcher Scholarship. ===== He was selected as a finalist from a pool of nearly 1600 highly qualified applicants who exhibited excellence in academics, leadership, service and and extracurricular involvement. ==== He chose to honor Mr. Jeffrey Klipstein with a 2021 teacher recognition Award, for his passion and dedication to his students. He was selected as Teacher of the Year for his school in the district! Announcement of the teacher who has been selected for the prestigious Teacher of the Year of each school and of the entire district. will be at the Tribute this Friday.
****THE ST. VRAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT was awarded “Outstanding Support of Music Education for 2021″ by the TVAMN Foundation. Our Congratulations.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The Lyons Community Foundation offers six scholarships ranging between $500 and $2000 for graduating High school students; also the F. LaVerne Johnson, Joel Mack , Gene McCain. Gerald Boland, Steve Ralston, and others scholarships are available. Ask at Lyons High School 303 823 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!)
Free lunches for kids 1-18 years old will continue until May 26th.
Curbside pickup at Lyons Middle Senior High School is FRIDAY ONLY (because kids can now eat in the lunchroom during the week) (No Curbside on days schools are closed) Friday curbside pickup is 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
LYONS TOWN BOARD of TRUSTEES
2. Business Fees. A business license is required from all salesmen who bring wares into town and sold by various businesses, along with the business required to have a business license to be open.
=====SPECIAL REPORTS & MEETINGS======
TOWN MEETINGS – April 5, 2021 == SEE MONTHLY APRIL “MEETINGS” ARTICLE
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION met on Monday, April 12th at 6pm. Chris Cope, Vice Chair, chaired the meeting:
Reports were: Community Events; Noxious week Plan- A joint meeting will be held with the Parks & Rec Commission and Ecology Board about the spraying. As of now, three plots will be sprayed (where the soil is hard and weeds plentiful);
a. The completion of Bohn Park Phase 2 will is ready for ballgames-KIDS ARE FINALLY PLAYING ON THE FIELDS..THANKS TO ALL!
b. Lyons Valley River Park plant replacement in the spring, a fence and wetland work is needed with railing and stream bank stabilization.;
c.The 2nd Avenue Bridge is progressing and will be completed in May, (2nd Avenue is closed until May; with the use of the trail along the river available.
d.The 4th Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Design is upcoming (The bridge will be paid for thru FEMA and Safe Schools grant with work on the design) A Public Hearing will be held on the Design.
e.The Town has agreed to two grants for the St. Vrain Trail east of town. The town leases the land at the back to: of Blue Mountain Stone, Spirit Hounds, and Clark’s Hardware the trail has to go thru, as well as over 3 or 4 ditches-they will meet with Highland Ditch Co. this week and have to come to an agreement with the Ditch companies as well as the Northern Colorado. Water District. Two grants for this Trail are pending and will be an advantage to all..the businesses on the Eastern corridor; bikers, and hikers to get off the highway and to safety; and will meet with St. Vrain Greenway Trail coming west from Longmont; The town will pay the matching funds of 12% and 13% if all agreements can be made.
——Ray Mees of Ray’s River Rentals presented a proposal to operate the Concessions stand at LaVern Johnson Park, with tube rentals, charcoal, fluid, sunscreen, bug spray, river tubing shoes, life vests, camp games photography, prepacked food items and drink. It will operate daily from 10:am to 6:00pm, and definitely on weekends, maybe longer..with a safety video required to view, which will go to the Board of Trustees;
There will be a flat rate rental fee, with the town getting sales tax on all rentals and sales. They will have 50 single and 15 double tubes; of a tubing company has made a proposal to operate the concession stand in LaVern Park, consisting of prepackaged snacks, pop, supplies, renting tubes, selling safety and other supplies. Hours are 10-6 daily, and will operate the stand on a flat fee, with percentage next year.
Discussions: was held on creating a park for small dogs, who will have their pond, water, shelter, and be fenced off, so dogs and owners will be safe from the big dogs.
The 10 acres south of the Dog Park may be used for bike trails, with a practice loop for skills, with a proposal for the area, with a side trail at the south 10 acres for a 6 foot wide trail half way to Ledge Ditch;
The water Rescue units will be installed before high water comes;
Trees will be planted in multi-purpose area in Bohn Park and at the Library, along Main Street, a total of 12-14 new trees; Walsh Construction has finished the storage area for softball an baseball..Games are returning to Lyons after eight years since the flood.
The Ponds water quality proposals for Aeration or nanobubble technology are being reviewed, with an estimated cost of $42,000
DUE TO COVID THERE WILL BE NO GOOD OLD DAY; as no money was put in the budget; however, there is grant money for an artisan fair sometime in June, Stay tuned;
Park hosts are coming back the beginning of May;
TRASH IN PARKS: Everyone is asked to take a trash bag with you when you go into the Parks and pickup over the busy weekends. Earth Day has been designated as a Day to pick up up trash.
Compliments went to Dave Cosgrove who has been Parks & Rec Director for twenty Years. Our Thanks and Compliments, Dave!;
Volunteers are scheduled to plant trees and do repairs; PRC will clean up April 22nd, Earth Day, volunteers are ask to bring gloves, sturdy showed, and help clean the parks. (all ages are welcome) Volunteers are needed to clean up after Holidays, after the weekends, and all during summer.
There is still vandalism in our beautiful parks; if you see cars driving in the parks in the evening take their licenses; Security cameras are recommended.
===Pending Topics are: l.Open Space Trail Requests; 2. How to use the Martin property without great impact to County Road 69E; 3. What to do about the Apple Valley plots that now belong to the County-Does Lyons want them? 4. Lyons-Hall Ranch Connection with improvements on the Highway 5. Park Operations.
The next Parks & Recreation meeting is Monday May 10th at 6:00pm.
MUSEUM NEWS+THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
We will appreciate your support for the museum. Send a check to Lyons Historical Society, P O Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540