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Well, there’s an explosion of events going on in Lyons these past couple of weeks — with the Garden Club doing their first “garden tour,” then on to this week the Chamber doing their first social in more than a year, LEAF having a volunteer and donor event, the fire department opening its doors to introduce the new Fire Chief, and the start of the Thursday Concerts in the Park… But even little things happening, like walking to the store or church or car repair shop without a mask on… greeting old friends and giving them a hug… eating in local restaurants with no social distancing… it seems like I’m dream walking…
I’m guessing that might be a little like getting out of prison after a couple years sentence. I can’t imagine what a criminal would face after 10, 20, 30 years in jail. Can you imagine? Going into prison in 1991 (30 years), and coming out — Seeing people walking with their faces stuck in their little cell phones? seems like half the men have shaven heads… a lot of women have noticeable tattoos… more trucks than sedans on the road… and why do I have to “text” or “zoom you”? Just pick up the phone!
What do you find the most uncanny… unsettling… unpredictable? I hope we never have to go through something like this again!
You might want to Bookmark this page, so you can check the air quality, as needed.
Let’s get to the news…
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!
Amanda Anderson will be selling pastries. LCF will be selling popcorn and lemonade.
The Pinewood Springs Fire Protection District reminds you that NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND are permitted in the District at any time.
HEAT WAVE hits Oregon and Washington, and moving on up to CANADA – breaking records! Canada hit a record high temperature Sunday in Lytton, British Columbia with a reading of 46.6 C or 113 F. The previous record high temperature was 45 C, set in Saskatchewan in July 1937! I’ve never seen a “C” weather number in the 40s! But it continued – on Sunday it hit 116 degrees! BC is where the Canadian ROCKIES are located! There are a number of families in Lyons who moved into that area in the past year. I’m wondering if they are wishing they were spending a week’s vacation in Lyons about now! with our rain and 70s.
WHAT’s THAT MOUND? == On Hwy 36 there is a construction ‘’lump’’ or ‘’pedestal” going on next to the road. Our local tech expert Warren Musselman has an ‘’educated guess” – he says, “ it’s going to be a pedestal for the fiber-optic that they’re going to bring up the hill over the next couple of months. they have to splice that stuff somewhere and it only comes in 5 mile spools. I would guess there will be other pedestals on the road to Estes.”
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Wildlife & Nature ====
Bookmark the website to follow runoff and other water data .
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions enacted June 25th – The Lyons Recorder always post urgent news as soon as it happens – see our ARTICLE published 6/25 with full details===
Due to the forecast of continuing dry and warm conditions, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests’ Clear Creek, Boulder and Canyon Lakes ranger districts along with the Pawnee National Grassland are enacting Stage 1 fire restrictions effective Friday, June 25. Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have and remain in place until rescinded.
See the article for what is prohibited under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
VOLUNTEER POSITION OPEN: Larimer County and HistoriCorps partner to preserve a pioneer cabin/schoolhouse at Red Mountain Open Space
Northern Colorado: the group engages volunteers in the rehabilitation of historic structures on publicly accessible lands — this summer to Red Mountain Open Space, from June 28 through July 30. The first session is over, but there remains THREE more sessions.
BACKGROUND: In 2004, Larimer County Natural Resources purchased Red Mountain Open Space as to protect natural, visual, and cultural resources and provide public recreation access.
Larimer County, in partnership with HistoriCorps, is seeking both local and visiting volunteers to join experts to protect and preserve an 1870’s one-story pioneer cabin/schoolhouse at Red Mountain Open Space. Historic restoration activities include reconstructing and restacking the dry sandstone foundation, replacing several sill and wall logs, and weatherizing the structure to prevent future deterioration. This critical work will preserve and maintain the structure as a physical remnant of the area’s pioneer agricultural and ranching heritage.
The four volunteer work sessions are Monday through Friday and include tent or truck camping and food. Spots are limited, don’t delay, and register today! Volunteer safety protocols for protection from Covid-19 will be strictly followed during the project. No dogs allowed. For more information, visit https://historicorps.org/rmos-school-co-2021/
LYONS PARKS – see article on all the amenities offered in our two major parks, along with new regulations and restrictions. (note, this is not a list of Recreation programs)
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==We also have an article about the forming of Co-Ed Softball Leagues. This use to be very popular in Lyons before the flood, and the Town is struggling to restart it. See the article for details …plus several short stories about ball games in past decades.
==The Town sponsored events are listed in “To-Do / FLASH NEWS” 6/24/21
==See also June’s SENIOR NEWS. As usual we have a TON of tips, links, and more in the MONTHLY article!
==THURSDAY CONCERTS in SANDSTONE PARK – This starts July 1st through August 17; free. Read the long-anticipated article this week!
==REDSTONE MUSEUM opened Tuesday, June 1st, 7 days a week~ see our article for descriptions, day/times, and more!
There will be no children’s history camp this year, due to COVID-precautions.
==LYONS PARKS – see article on all the amenities offered in our two major parks, along with new regulations and restrictions pertaining to reservations and crowd size. (note, this is not a list of Recreation programs)
==LYONS LIBRARY HAS KICKED OFF THEIR SUMMER PROGRAMS
Summer Reading Program offers prizes and challenges for all ages. https://lyons.colibraries.org/2021-virtual-summer…/
==Teen Book Boxes (grades 6-12)free stuff
==Craft-A-Palooza June 28
==Owl Pellets (grades 2-5) July 1
==Storytime Tuesdays 10:30
==Puppet Show, wildlife, July 15
==Meet a K-9 dog – July 8
==SUMMER READING CLUB – all ages – prizes
==Word Wednesdays Writing Group
SEE OUR ARTICLE NEXT WEEK FOR MORE DETAILS
ALSO go to their Facebook page for current NEWS.
SOFTBALL – Cheer on your LYONS Team every Wednesday!
TANDEM ART SHOW IN LYONS – July 14 – Go to FLASH NEWS to see more details.
TWO ART SHOW OPENING IN TOWN: Town Hall & Library.
(repeat) PINEWOOD SPRINGS: The 4th of July Parade is Back!
The town’s small parade down “Main Street Kiowa” is back. There will be fire trucks, decorated bikes, a few horses named Duke, more fire trucks, some dogs wearing patriotic bandanas, people on the parade route wearing silly hats; and Master Chief Wilcox has promised frozen treats (or formerly frozen….don’t be late) for folks. Is that enough to entice you? Have your family grab a shady spot on Kiowa and wave as they go by….both times!
(Please refrain from parking on Kiowa between Seneca/Arapaho & Kiowa/Upper Wichita, the Parade route)
Fire Marshal Andrew Hart says, “It’ll be good to have a regular ole’ run of the mill coolest parade in all of Pinewood again this year! Come join us.”
Andrew M. Hart, Lt., Fire Marshal
DRUMMING CIRCLE== July 2, Friday 7p.m. at the Labyrinth == We have a new family in town, who would like to bring their tradition of having a drumming circle to town. Here is her announcement: come and let’s drum together – bring your own chair or towel, and anything you can create rhythm or tunes with (flutes, shakers, pots, any instruments etc) – if you have attended many drum circles already or never been to one before ….. it doesn’t matter – just be yourself and enjoy the beat created by all. It’s family friendly.
4th of JULY FIREWORKS & EVENTS – The Lyons Recorder has a list of local celebrations and/or fireworks in this issue!
ALL STAR GAMES start in 10 days! In Denver.
OLYMPICS START July 23! In Japan
==RTD== Boulder County Government: RTD is holding three virtual public meetings to present details of proposed fall 2021 service changes, and provide an opportunity for public feedback.
Hopefully an item for discussion is restoring service to Lyons. Lyons taxpayers, residents and visitors contribute 1% of all sales to RTD.
Monday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7 at 12 p.m.
To join online or call-in see meeting info at https://www.rtd-denver.com/service-changes
===CLIMATE CHANGE: European lawmakers approved Thursday a climate law making the bloc’s commitment to reach climate neutrality by 2050 a binding obligation. Under the law, the EU will also commit itself to an intermediate target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The 2030 target had been 40%, but under the pressure of increasing evidence of climate change — and a more environmentally conscious electorate — it was pushed up. The climate law also requires Brussels to launch an independent expert body to advise on climate policies, and a budget-like mechanism to calculate the total emissions. proposals will include EU carbon market reforms, tougher CO2 standards for new cars, and more ambitious renewable energy targets.
===6/28/21 – Secretary of State Jena Griswold today joined Governor Jared Polis for the signing of two election bills that had bipartisan legislative support, and will improve Colorado’s elections. Signed into law today were the “Multilingual Ballot Access for Voters” bill, which creates more access to Colorado’s ballots to eligible voters for whom English is not their primary language, and the “Ranked Choice Voting in Nonpartisan Elections” bill, which creates a framework outlined by the Secretary of State’s Office for Colorado municipalities to opt into utilizing Ranked Choice Voting in their elections.
The “Multilingual Ballot Access for Voters” bill creates a multi-lingual hotline for voters at the Secretary of State’s Office for the 2022 general election
“Ranked Choice Voting in Nonpartisan Elections” bill allows municipalities that wish to use Ranked Choice Voting the ability to do so in non-partisan, municipal election contests.
Last week the Governor signed the “Colorado Votes Act,” which also had bipartisan legislative support, that will make key improvements to Colorado’s election process including enhancing online voter registration by allowing voters to register with their social security number, requiring Risk-Limiting Audits for recall elections, and establishing rules clarifying that election judges may not wear slogans that support or oppose a particular candidate or ballot measure while at a voting center, among many other technical changes.
CLICK on the links to read more.
===END of Secy of State comments
The DELTA variant has now spread into all but one of the United States. Those states and towns hardest hit, are the same as those with the lowest vaccinated rates.
It looks like the US will just miss the 70% vaccinated “goal by 4th of July” that President Biden set.
State of Colorado:
As of 6/30/21 – 2.43% state 7-day positivity rate
3,167,221 people tested
6,322,866 people have been immunized; and 2,938,971 FULLY.
69.57% one shot
All large vaccine sites are closing down, and transferring to local providers (like drug stores). Also, using mobile vaccine “bus stops” to go to urban areas and festivals.
The State begin making outgoing phone calls to Colorado residents age 18 and older who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine. Callers will provide information about vaccination, help with scheduling appointments at local vaccine locations, and answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Boulder County 6/30/21 – 1.1% positivity rate, 7 days (increase)
24,081 cases (small increase)
76% 1 dose as of 6/28 (they have not updated their page as of 6/30)
Larimer County – 6/30/21 – 1.7% positivity rate, 7 days – went up again
22,737 total cases- went up to 27,330 6/30
6/30 = 57.1% one shot (53.4% both)
Have you ever thought about being an investigative reporter? Or are experienced at it but have retired? We have a spot for you at the Lyons Recorder. The Times Call did an article this week, and did a great job of (1) interviewing a couple neighbors (2) got records thanks to the Freedom of Information Act (3) contacted government officials. = Does this sound like appreciative and exciting work to you? Write me to discuss this further. The field is open as to subject matter in Lyons.
FEATURE WRITERS: We welcome writers to our crew of 31 ! Each of our writers has their own area of expertise – Are you knowledgeable in: – gardening tips — cooking/recipe articles – exercise – alternative medicine/herbs – and more? You must be a Lyons-area writer, and all work needs to be original for the Lyons Recorder, and it is “an extra bonus” if you can tie in “life in Lyons” with your article – especially with photographs.
And, LaVern would love to have someone take over her Board of Trustee meetings, as her hearing isn’t as good as it use to be, and it is very tiring to try and hear them speak. You only need to write up major discussions, not basic agenda items. You’ll be “in” on all the Town business news, who/what/where/when!!
For more information, write to: LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com
This Week’s Articles:
==Yes, we had snow in June in Colorado — see some stunning photos of the SNOWY MOUNTAINS!
…………NEWS FOR THIS HOLIDAY WEEK……
==4th of JULY – FIREWORKS Shows, Events, and More! Denver & Front Range.
==Local opens up his HUGE MODEL TRAIN LAYOUT to the public
==BUSTANG is back and you can go to RMNP for only $6 RT
==EVENTS: Three special events/gatherings happened in Lyons this week; check out the photos.
==GRAND OPENING of 2nd AVE Bridge, with lots of speakers, July 8th
==GOLF TOURNAMENT — Lyons Lions Club has its annual spectacular fundraiser; sign up
==HISTORY ARTICLE — how Lyons celebrated the 4th of July in 1902!
==FIRE RESTRICTIONS – published June 25 as “BREAKING NEWS”
==NEWS BRIEFS & NOTES from your editor – “News Announcements” that are too short to have their own article.
Government, Covid, Activities, Town, Businesses, School, and Town ”gossip”.
==FLASH News/now called “Your To Do List” – find out details about upcoming activities, classes, and more.
==ABOUT TOWN by LaVern Johnson, tid bits of news from around town.
MY WEEKLY MESSAGE OF CARE:
ARVADA SHOOTING — VERIFIED DONATION SITES
Verified donation accounts are now available for both Officer Gordon Beesley and Johnny Hurley, the victims in the deadly shooting in Olde Town Arvada Monday afternoon.
Johnny Hurley, 40, of Golden, has been described as the “hero” and “Good Samaritan” by the Arvada Police department for his actions that “likely disrupted what could have been a larger loss of life” during the shooting.
Arvada police say the authorized GoFundMe account to help Hurley’s family with donations can be found here.
Beesley, a husband, father of two and school resource officer at Oberon Middle School, was the first to respond to a call for a suspicious incident around 1:15 p.m. Monday in Olde Town Arvada. Within 15 minutes, officers were responding to calls that Beesley had been shot.
The only official donation account to help Beesley’s family is through the Colorado Fallen Hero Foundation.
Police warn anyone interested in donating to be wary of scams suggesting other ways to donate during this time.
Thank you to Channel 7 Denver for verifying these donation sites.
Thank you for being steady readers of the Lyons Recorder. We hope you benefit from our articles each week, and have some fun, too! ………..Your Editor, Kathleen
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