ABOUT TOWN 7/1/21 #71 for the Lyons Recorder online
Another week gone by, two days of 100 degree weather..whooo; however it now cooler ahhhhh.(Had to have a banket last night!)
A TRIBUTE TO THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM == FROM THE COLORADO STATE SENATE ==
The Lyons Redstone Museum has received a plaque from the General Assembly which hereby
extends heartiest congratulations and commendations to LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM, LYONS COLORADO, for successfully reopening and celebrating its 40th anniversary Having closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the museum was unable to present their 40th anniversary exhibit in the summer of 2020 as originally planned, after marking the occasion in late 2019. The Museum, a cultural touchstone memorializing nearly a century of Lyons history, has reopened to accommodate in-person visits and is displaying its “Forty Years\Forty Artifacts ” exhibit to commemorate the occasion. The Museum is a valuable resource, detailing Lyons’ historical ties to the railroad, their original newspaper, and how the town has evolved and grown throughout the decades. We are glad that its reopening will continue to enable people, both community members and visitors alike, to learn about the rich storied history of Lyons. This tribute is presented on behalf of Senate District 18 and the State of Colorado (On the request of Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, Given this 15th day of June 2021 State Capitol, Denver, Colorado, signed by Leroy M. Garcia, President of the Senate”. )
Museum visitors last week were from: Berthous, Longmont, Greeley, Estes Park, Boulder, Loveland, Denver, Idaho Springs, Windsor; Centennial; Golden, Colorado Springs, Ft.Lupton, Gunbarrel,Thornton, Ft.Collins, Loveland, Louisville, Denver; Nesquehening, Pa; Pennsurg, Pa; Sparks, Nev; El Dorado Hills, Ca; Wilmington, De; Wyoming, Mi; Kendallville, Ind; Petaluma, Ca; McKinney, Texas; Baldwin, Mo; Harry Edwards and family from Converse, Texas, class of 1969, who came to honor Mickey Hawkins and see the sandstone bench at the Museum, given in Mickey’s honor by the Class of 1969 and other donors. With him was daughter and son and several grandchildren: Alison and Darrel W Edwards, Kendall & Kelton of Hauvbstadt, Ind; Grardo, Monique, Arza and Izaiah Pizarro, of San Antonio Texas; as well as Lyons
(SEE under TID BITS for some photos of visitors)
CAMP: There will be no children’s history camp this summer due to COVID-precautions.
VOLUNTEER needed to file obituaries and other things at the museum; come when you want, for as long as you want, during business hours. Thank you. Call (303) 823-5271, ask for Terri.
LYONS HISTORIC DISTRICT. We have 15 sandstone buildings as a Historic District; the Lyons Redstone Museum (1881 schoolhouse) is the depository of Lyons area history (open daily June 1st, so Stop By). We have good stores and restaurants, churches, and great schools. Although sometimes it is a struggle, we have made it..God Bless Lyons. LET’S REMEMBER THE HISTORY OF LYONS, COLORADO, and be proud of our Home Town!
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM OPEN – open daily June 1 thru Oct.. 3rd; 9:30am-4:30 (M-S) and 12:30-4:30pm-Sun. Stop by. (Wear masks-social distancing)
CO-ED SOFTBALL – First game June 30th – continues every Wednesday after that. See ARTICLE with schedule and players.
BEES: If there is a swarm of Bees on your property or elsewhere, contact 303 823 5984, and ask for Nick. He will come get them, and Save The Bees!
COVId is still dangerous, but down to 9 cases today in the County. 23.20 per 100,000 people in the last 7 days; making 24,051 total cases in the county; 856-hospitalizations; total deaths 261; 67% of Boulder county on 2nd shot of the vaccine; in Colorado 2,895,281; have received a full course of vaccine in the state, 3,205,586 have received at least one vaccine shot; There are 555,972 total cases in Colorado, with 6971 deaths, total hospitialations-31,491, so still have to be careful (masks are required inside, stay in-social distance,)
COVID shot is about 90% effective, you still have to be leery, wear masks, social distancing still going..Dont Catch it!
For vaccine go to (bit.ly/3nu2ybi); The vaccine will provide county residents over 12 years old.
JULY 1st- 6:30pm- First Summer Concert in Park – PLUS PROGRAM:
– Sandstone Park –
==7:15pm-“Welcome” by Mayor Nick Angelo and Town of Lyons;
==Crown Mr\Mrs Good Old Days – Crystal White; and Dave Cosgrove who has been Parks Director for 30 years.
==recognize 2021 High School Graduates whose families are Pioneers (been in the school area 40 years and more-Katlyn Enny (Boone) Tala Moe (French); Monte Pickering (Steele); and Luis Vasquez)
==The Dechen Hawk Band plays – 6:30pm-8:30pm- See you there!
Pastries by Amanda Anderson; and LCF has popcorn and lemonade.
Bring your change. The Lyons Community Foundation passes their “boot” to help fund the Scholarships.
KAREN’S BEAUTY SHOP in business 25 years – Looking for a space; Thanks, Karen
TRIVIA NIGHT .. Casino..Whiskey.. WEDNESDAY 6PM – PIZZA 66
River is now open for TUBING AND CANOEING
Lyons Chamber had its first SOCIAL June 29th 5:30 p.m. at Pizza Bar 66. It is sponsored by Pizza Bar and Baer Forestry. Social, network, small appetizers, drinks. Pay your dues now; or ask about joining. == They are looking for a new Administrator; Erin is leaving; thanks for your 3 years of good work, Erin!
The Lyons Lions Club are soliciting for players in their annual Golf Tournament to be Monday, August 2nd held at Lake Valley. Contact Lon Clark at Clarks Hardware or Jerry Tabor. The Lions Club raises funds for scholarships and eye glasses. This is their one benefit of the year. (More details in an article this week) SPONSORS wanted! Lots of great prizes!
THINGS TO DO: SUMMER CAMP; Ages 5 thru 5th grade; June 3-Aug 6th, by Pathfinders. Cost $42.00 a day; get registration form, call 823-5925,
DRYLANDS AGRO ECOLOGY RESEARCH CLASS, including Permaculture. One weekend a month.
July 14 – Tandem Art Show Opening Reception 5:30 pm at the Library and at Town Hall, by Arts Commission. “Sally White King’s Bearable Light” exhibition at the library– “Bringing Outdoors In & COVID-Wrought Creations,” at town hall. The exhibition is open to area artists “of all genres, ages, and abilities” to bring up to 5 ready to hang wall pieces.. to 432 5th Avenue on Friday, July 9 from 5 to 7pm.
The Lyons Volunteers are still in action, helping seniors and others. go to Lyonsvolunteers.org
LYONS NIGHT OUT – August 1st – Mark your calendar.
BOOSTER CLUB =BINGO= see section below “SCHOOL NEWS”
Defined Motion is now accepting new dancers for the summer months.
BEES: If there is a swarm of Bees on your property hanging on a tree or outside, contact 303 823 5984, leave a message, and ask for Nick. He will come get them, and Save The Bees!
Keep your eye out for VANDALISM IN THE PARKS – CALL 303 441 4444 -The sheriff’s dept,-Keep your eye out for VANDALISM IN THE PARKS: The Bohn Park restroom faucets were torn off the other night and the floor covered with soap!! Parents where are you? Where are your kids? What are they doing? Take the license plates of those vandals in the parks, etc. Very heart rendering!
REMEMBER- TOWN: NO PLASTIC BAGS IN RECYCLE BINS – Sort recyclable materials; curbside compost collection now offered; separate bin for clean cardboard.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IN JULY – Lyons Community Church,
ZOOM FITNESS CLASS – 45 MINUTES ON ZOOM- CALL 792 901 4605 ID 792 9014 4651
PONY RIDES are offered on Sundays, 11:45-12:30pm for kids 6 and under call 303 330 8277
The Stone Cup is For Sale..Sam and Mindy Tallent have manned the Cup for 17 years, and are retiring to be with their grandson, and take it easy..
=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 firstname.lastname@example.org == Please help me, as I have a hard time hearing it.
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.email@example.com to send and to Facebook-Lyons-Recorder ..To read her News, as well as About Town by LaVern–on Thursdays send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RECREATION TEACHERS & TENNIS TEACHERS NEEDED: If you have an idea and skills to teach an outdoor class, contact Lisa Ramsey at email@example.com for more information. Teachers are needed.
Summer jobs for Parks & Recreation; also Finance Director, and full time Maintenance Full-time and Seasonal
MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The annual CrapFest and Art Fair will be held at Jacobson’s place at 2139 Apple Valley Road on July 31st. All invited to be a vendor, or to buy “stuff”, etc.
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.
GREAT READING: == “History of the Lyons and area Sandstone Quarries, with quarrying started in 1859 and still going strong. A great history. A great summary on Lyons Quarries..Thanks Al Pace and co-horts.
Books to read: I am now reading “Ladies Life in the Rocky Mountains” by Isabella Bird of her travels from England, across the United States, up to Estes Park, etc. Each chapter is a letter she wrote to her sister in England
Books to read: “Peak to Peak” by Boulder Historian Sylvia Pettem about the Highway from Estes Park to to Ward were formed,and built..Lots of good history, and read Mountain Memories by Lorna Kowlton-the History of the South St.Vrain-Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Wild Basin, and etc. written in 1989..Also Franciza Stein’s book “Chopin thru the Window”; telling of her life in Germany; meeting George; operating the Black Bear Inn, etc.; “History of the Lyons and area Sandstone Quarries” by Al Pace; with quarrying in Lyons started in 1859 and still going strong. Sold first for sidewalks; the rubble crushed for roads; then buildings and monuments, etc. etc. A great history. The Loukonen’s are the oldest quarry company; then Ohline’s; who have been quarrying for years. then Spragues, now Loukonen’s & Vasquez-Blue Mountain Store; Art Ohline, and Buster’s . Lyons sandstone is the hardest and more workable, formed in layers. small and big layers, When you think of where all the sandstone is throughout the world..Chris Jenkins is credited with making the first Stone Cutter and Dub Fitts for various saws and blades to make the rock cut easier and more even. .A great summary on Lyons Quarries..Thanks Al Pace and co-horts.
These books are for sale at the Lyons Redstone Museum, 340 High Street, Lyons. . Plus several booking about the September,2013 flood. 303 823 5271 .Stop by!
MUSEUM BOOKS:The Museum has several books on Lyons history you may be interested in..and call 303 823 5271 =====
MUSEUM BOOKs: $10.00 books are: They Came by Covered Wagon-on the Billings Family; History of E.S. Lyons-(founder of Lyons, Co.) That Summer on Blue Mountain; Graduates of Lyons High School (1925-2020); 1903-1994-Interviews of 3rd Grade; Lyons\Hygiene Cemetery Book by Fran Brackett & Diane Benedict; 1977 Lyons Pictorial Book by Dorothy Paxton; History of Meadow Park; -3- stone quarries & families books:-$15.00 & $25.00. Also 3 DVD’s.
Volunteers are welcomed this next week to work in the Rocky Mt. Botanic Gardens. Tuesdays Thursdays, & Sundays, 10-12am. weather permitting.
BEARS ARE BACK, and looking for food, Lock up your trash; and put out just before the Trash man comes by.
WATCH OUT for Rattle Snakes= CORRECTION on phone # *** please text or Call 303-618-0357 to safety get that snake removed and put elsewhere…small donation if possible.
for Dogs: RATTLE SNAKE AVOIDANCE: Training, at Stone Canyon Kennels..see Matt Hughie;
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL IN JULY – Lyons Community Church,
Applications are being taken for the Sunset Stampede..to Benefit the St. Vrain Valley School District, Apply at the School
FUN ACTIVITIES IN THE LYONS PARKS THIS SPRING: Call: Lisa Ramsey.
Women’s Mtn Biking, skateboard lessons and camps, Challenger soccer camp; ; Square State Skate’s After school and Saturday Sessions, fun times at Lyons’ New skatepark! summer Kayak Rentals, includes a kayak, paddle, life vest and helmet; Come learn some new tricks. Various days and times. ..for Women’s Bike Mechanics on Wednesdays, Mountain Biking, register at. Go to: Lyons Recreation Department.
CAMPING\PICNICING IN LYONS PARKS – The town will be putting out a press release as to the Parks, picnicking, tubing, kayaking, the cost, and etc. However, call the town during office hours 303 823 8250, or write townoflyons.com, to get the number for Reservations ” America Renew/townoflyons\camping 303 823 6622 The charge is $10.00 per table and $2.00 an hour to park for picnicking. If the park is full, you are encouraged to park outside along the Lyons Depot and Town Hall and walk in, ==or go to Bohn Park-go east to 2nd Avenue, go south across the bridge. Lots of , parking and picnicking there — see this week’s Recorder for more info…
Diversion Day is to encourage residents to divert items from the trash , and will include scrap metal, yard waste, block styrofoam (& hard flat styrofoam), and CHaRM. Boulder County staff will accept items such as paint, stain and motor oil. No trash is accepted.
LYONS DIG DAYS (Dandy Lyons) are held the first Friday of each month-a local group of volunteers working to help keep our parks and our people healthy and pulling weeds. Meet by the zipline in LaVern Johnson Park, on May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, and Aug. 6th; Bring weeding knife, gloves, cup for coffee; Held outside with social distancing and masks; The day will start with a brief weed ID and directions; then weed a couple of hours, then coffee. All invited.
GO COLORADO has announced that the Town of Lyons has be awarded a grant for $282,003 that will go toward restoring the St. Vrain River corridor. The grant will focus on the river’s Black Bear Hole access point by providing more parking spaces and a new trailhead at 2nd Avenue..Our congratulations!
DOG License: 1st Dog License -$30.00; 2nd Dog and additional dogs each $20.00. You must show proof of your dog’ current rabies vaccination. (Unless you are in the Dog park, you must Leash your Dog) = https://www.townoflyons.com/dog
TOWN ANNUAL REPORT: Look on the town web or pickup one of the 10 copies of the Annual Report, telling the accomplishments of the Town in the Year 2020. Interesting.
2021 RESIDENT PARKING PASS. **REVISED** 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 carts are considered vehicles and the one free parking pass may be used for a golf cart. === NON-Lyons residents may purchase a season parking pass for $80.00 per vehicle. === The parking fee for 2021 is $2 per hour on weekdays and off season weekends, and $3 per hour on peak season weekends. Parking fees must be paid at the kiosks located throughout the park with a receipt to placed on the windshield. Parking fees are enforced daily Sign up for your 2021 resident parking pass online www.townoflyons.com/parkingpass
The Town Garden in a Box– has ended.
See the JUNE MONTHLY SENIOR Article in Lyons Recorder. Very big and full of good information! A new one comes out the 3rd or 4th week of each month.
The Wednesday Walkers Exercise Group is cancelled. The group will go back to meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, with walks and exercise in the park. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go at your own pace!
Senior meals furnished by Boulder County Aging for $3.00 can be picked up at the Senior Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 12:15 p.m. Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead. (ages 65 and up)
EVER YOUNG SENIOR FITNESS, with classes to Zoom and offering monthly membership pricing, with unlimited classes, drop-in classes also available; (702)787-5099 — Austin11Boone@gmail.com –Austin lived in Lyons for 30 years; a 3rd generation family)
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” == NEW DETAILS: z-Trip vouchers are good any day of the week from 5 am to 7 pm. It is a year round program. Each ride must start or end in Lyons. Vouchers are good for travel to/from Boulder and Longmont but not between the two. Check with the Town for details= Lisa at 303 823 6622 x30 Register at email@example.com
The Town is aware that some people are trying to cheat on the vouchers; don’t ruin it for everybody; be honest.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org