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This week events presented some big reasons to be excited about how our state is bouncing back from COVID, and that we live in the Greatest State in America!
Three big events happened in Lyons that brought out the community. First there was the grand opening of the 2nd Avenue Bridge, which brought federal, state and local officials to our little town to speak about the trials and tribulations of rebuilding the bridge, as well as the joy of finishing the final FEMA-related project from the Great Flood of 2013. Next came the traditional program put on by the Lyons Historical Society where we honor some of the hardest working people in town, as well as the high school graduates who came from Pioneer Families. Then, we finally had an opening of a quarterly Lyons Arts & Humanities art show, which we haven’t participated in for more than a year! Each had inspiring speakers that made you feel glad about living in a town where people pull together and help each other, and make things happen.
Add to that the All-Star Games in Denver this week, and the MLB Home Run Derby at Coors Field. “We” were in the spotlight across the nation. Countless broadcasters and newspapers praised the stadium, and the mountain views. 50,000 spectators filled the stadium, hotels were booked solid, and restaurants were filled. Just like on St. Patrick’s Day, we are “all Irish,” this week we were “all Denverites”! Proud as peacocks of our great state.
Both the sociological and economic impact are enormous. It is so exciting to see the boost in the economy, with predictions of $60 million or more in economic activity. Plus a little bit of that hits Lyons, because many of them wanted to see the Rocky Mt National Park while they were here, and the route took most of them through Lyons — where we tempted them with quaint shops, enticing bars and restaurants, green Sandstone Park, and charming sandstone sidewalks. I hope you are smiling as big as I am!
Let’s get to the news…
CONCERT in Park and TOWN HISTORY PROGRAM took place on July 8th in Sandstone Park. See our Article for the news, and names of those honored.
==Crown Mr\Mrs Good Old Days – Crystal White; and Dave Cosgrove who has been Parks Director for 20 years.
July 8, Thursday, 10 a.m. – Grand Opening of the SECOND AVENUE Bridge!
See our Article for all the speeches, poems, and federal-state-local officials who attended.
7/13/21 – Several jets flew low over Lyons, doing maneuvers, and dozens of postings popped up on Facebook asking what was going on. The logical conclusion was that they were preparing to flyover the All Star Games — and yes, there were 4 jets over Lyons, and 4 jets over the Games.
Hot Topic on Lyons Discussion page – is U Pump It trashy or funky? People gave a long list of why they go there (eg, low prices) or hate it (many pumps are out of order). No overwhelming one conclusion. The good thing is that it keeps gas prices competitive (against the Shamrock/Circle K). Both stations have had credit card info stolen over the past couple of years, so that’s a tie. There has been a gas station there for decades; some remembering the old owners from their childhood…missing conversations with Will, and later Shiva.
RECYCLE IMPORTANT TIP = if you get locked in at 7pm., drive up close to the fence sensor and it will open for you.
REMEMBER – CARDBOARD is in a SEPARATE BIN!!! Keep it clean, or it won’t be recycled.
SMOKE – Air Quality – Much of Colorado suffered from low air quality this week due to wildfires burning out West. (not because of Colorado fires). If you have problems with breathing (including asthma, lung disease, and more) you need to be aware of the daily charts. By the time the smoke gets to Colorado, it is very fine, and can go deeper into the lungs. Please be kind to people who don’t want to go out and see you during this troubling time.
The US Weather Service provides these links:
Smoke Forecasts (update hourly):
AirNow Smoke/Fire Map:
@CDPHE Air Quality Page:
ART SHOW Opened. A duo-art opening happened on Wednesday thanks to the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission. The one in town hall displayed art from local artists, and the one in the library was a one-person show of Sally King’s art. Both will remain up thru this third quarter of 2021. See our Article for more details.
MOXIE’s opened in Lyons on Tuesday, July 13. The long anticipated store opening had a line of people anxious to buy its high quality breads and foods. It sold out the first day.
If I told you some of the names of the lunch items sold that are posted with photos, you may not have any idea what I’m talking about. Here’s a taste: == Kouighan amann == King Egg==Moksha == this might help: They use locally sourced grains that are milled fresh on site to craft rustic breads, pastries and other baked goods. Go to: http://www.moxiebreadco.com/lyons for more information. They are located in Boulder and Louisville, and Lyons is not on their main web page yet, so use this link. Initial hours seem to be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They say for LYONS: Each day, we’ll feature a rotating selection of our signature pastries, breads and sandwiches, as well as curated picnic bags for hungry hikers. Most pastries seem to be around $5. And breads $7.25.
WANTED – Food Truck for Baseball fields, every Wednesday. Two games on Two Fields. Must have a Lyons business license, and be willing to risk how much food will be sold. Contact Chris Cope. (see their Facebook page).
SOFTBALL RIVALRY: Chris Cope has a Facebook page where you can keep track of the games—this is Week 3 of Co-ed Rec Softball on Wednesday, July 14th. Kicking off with the highly anticipated Mojo’s Saucy War. Concluding with the resumption of the original rivalry: Hooligans vs Natural Disasters.
FAREWELL TO RED CHECKERED TABLECLOTH Food Truck: this is a very short version of the letter written by Ian Taylor, as he transitions to catering food only:
The demand for these types of events has increased so much so that I have decided to pull back on roadside service all together. Over the next few weeks The Red Checkered Tablecloth will be transitioning and rebranding to catering and private events only. There are currently some offerings on the website theredcheckeredtablecloth.com Just click on the catering tab. Though Italian comfort food is the specialty, I have a lot of experience also bringing the community a more farm-to-table experience as well. I will be working closely with some of our amazing business contacts to assist in the rebrand and move fully into this direction.—–It has been wonderful serving you from the food truck. I have met so many amazing people…Thank you for the opportunity to serve you, and thank you for all the support to bring the business to this moment. We can’t wait to cook for you soon!-Ian Taylor
BOULDER COUNTY – PARKS & OPEN SPACE – Chris Cope shared: Are you interested in who Boulder County appoints as the new Director of Parks and Open Space? If so, check out this link below. They are down to 3 finalists. The finalists are:
–Kurt Carlson, former Parks and Rec director of Lyons and current Open Space and Trails Operations Manager for Adams County Parks in Brighton. He is also the namesake of our former and current skateparks.
–Therese Glowacki, long time employee of BoCo Parks and Open Space and Manager of the Resource Management Division
–Doug Romig, Deputy Director for Polk County Conservation in Granger, Iowa.
The public can send in questions for a Q&A until the 18th. In person presentations and Q&A are on July 23rd (Beech Open Space Shelter). Comments to the hiring committee are accepted online by July 25.
Vasi Smith of Lyons Community Farm Project reported:
Latest News- Got cardboard? We are starting to collect cardboard in order to do sheet mulching on the Food Forest site. If you have plain cardboard with NO pictures or dyes, we would love to take it! Especially big boxes, but any size is fine. If you can take off the tape and any stickers, that would be super helpful! You can drop it off at the drive way of 110 Noland Ct. Please drop off ONLY cardboard, nothing more!
PLANS FOR DRIVE IN THEATER: from Brandi Chamblee Powell & Seth – When they get the location confirmed, we will fill you in on more. They hope to do old classic movies, like from the 1980s. They hope to open up in late August, for a fall season.
BEARS – Robyn Sloan continues to see active bears in Stone Canyon, including a male, female and several cubs. BOBCATS – she has also seen bobcats prancing around.
Congrats to Erin Huck – Pinewood Springs native, and Boulder resident – Olympic Mountain Biking – crowned U.S. XC MTB national champions! (His dad is a former Lyons High School science teacher, Al Huck)
===The Town of Lyons is sponsoring a bus trip for Lyons seniors 55 and over on August 20, Friday. There is a survey going on as to which location: the Denver aquarium or the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. Contact Lisa Ramsey to vote, as soon as possible. LRamsey@townoflyons.com
===NAME CHANGE: The Lyons Bistro, which has been the name of the senior center ‘’lunch room,’’ for five years, is being changed to Redstone Café, and the logo is also changing. We have asked BCAAA why this is happening, since there is no change in location, staff, or catering service. Sponsored by Boulder County Aging.
===Town of Lyons needs ART TEACHER for seniors. LRamsey@townoflyons.com
===Exercise classes continue Tuesday and Thursdays. “We are loving our new location under the shade trees in Bohn Park.” See SENIOR NEWS for more details.
===BOULDER COUNTY SENIOR NEWSLETTER: Boulder County Area Agency on Aging has some fun things planned. For more info you can read the newsletter and access registration here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/COBOULDER/bulletins/2e617a1
Construction (within approx. 40 mile radius of Lyons)
I have made a separate ARTICLE showing the construction going on, within a 40 mile radius of Lyons. Much of it appeared in last week’s NEWS BRIEFS. (The Highway 36 closure of one lane begun Monday July 12).
EAST CORRIDOR: which businesses are paying taxes to the town? – not CEMEX – but yes to Spirt Hound, 2 gas stations and Farmette. All 4 of those locations are in Town limits, and the Town gets both property tax and sales tax revenue from them. Also, any parcel must be at least 1/6 contiguous to Town limits to be annexed, under State law. Whether any property is in Town limits and the amount of property tax it pays can be found on the BoCo Assessor’s property search website.
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==The Town sponsored events are listed in “To-Do / FLASH NEWS”
==See also June’s SENIOR NEWS. As usual we have a TON of tips, links, and more in the MONTHLY article! Next one comes July 22.
==THURSDAY CONCERTS in SANDSTONE PARK – This starts July 1st through August 17; free. ==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 – see our ARTICLE this week 7/15/21.
Summer Reading Program offers prizes and challenges for all ages. https://lyons.colibraries.org/2021-virtual-summer…/
==SOFTBALL – Cheer on your LYONS Team every Wednesday!
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7/12/21 – MLB Home Run Derby at Coors Field was one of the best ever, with the distance record being broken twice! And Pete Alonso winning it for the second year in a row. His million-dollar win is more money than he makes playing all year! This competition has grown since 2014 and before when it was a dud. Two of the most watched players: Shohei Ohtani was eliminated in the first round; and Juan Soto made the competition ups and downs exciting.
***Sportscasters ACROSS THE NATION*** Raved about ‘’the beautiful Coors Field.” All eyes were on our state, as there is no other similar competition, of its type, in the professional sports world. Not in the NBA, NFL or NHL that can compete.
ALL STAR GAMES=== The 2021 MLB All-Star Game was July 13, Tuesday night. Again, the world was watching, especially after a year off. 50,000 people filled the stadium, as well as sold-out hotels and full restaurants. It was a much needed boost to Colorado’s economy. The National League lost again to the American league, 2 to 5.
Nolan Arenado (now Cardinals) got a rousing standing ovation from the crowd as he entered the field. He expressed his appreciation for all the unconditional love that Coloradans have shown him over the past couple of weeks, and now he is closing that door.
The one Rockies player who participated was baseball pitcher Germán Márquez, a Venezuelan, who was praised for his 1, 2, 3 inning game. But his highlight was finally being able to have his wife and son there to watch him play, after many years of them not being there due to visa problems.
There were five “local connections’’ (players who are not Rockies, but use to live in Colorado).
Square Dancing season has started again! Lyons “Red Rock Ramblers” is no longer operating, but the Lyons folks are joining other groups across the Front Range. Contact LaVern Johnson to get the ‘’flier’’ with all the news and dates: firstname.lastname@example.org / or (303) 823-5925.
SEE ALSO SENIOR NEWS ABOVE under General News.
OLYMPICS START July 23! In Japan. No fans in the stands, due to recent COVID-19 outbreaks. First Lady Jill Biden will attend the Opening Ceremonies.
Delta may cause different symptoms. Cold-like symptoms, including headache, runny nose and a sore throat, now top the list in the ongoing study, while more traditional COVID-19 symptoms — loss of smell, shortness of breath, fever and persistent cough — have since moved down..July 8, 2021
Most fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine, be restricted from work, or be tested following an exposure to someone with it, or suspected of having it, per CDC recommendations. The current vaccines are 90% effective against catching it.
As of July 15, the Delta variant has spread to more than 100 countries and become the dominant strain in most. This includes the US. The ability to catch it is higher than past versions; the risk of death from Delta is twice as high.
Just to repeat – how can you catch it:
○ People are at greatest risk when they have direct contact with or are within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19.
○ Exposure can occur through respiratory droplets or small particles — when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, or talks. This is similar to how flu and other respiratory viruses spread.
State of Colorado:
as of 7/15/21–6,463,385 vaccines administered
3,017,932 Coloradans fully immunized
564,164 cases so far – 396 cases reported on July 15th
7,096 deaths due to COVID
State Positivity rate 3.54% (down 2.13%)
State 7-day positivity rate 3.10% (up 0.03%)
Boulder County – as of 7/10/21: 78% have at least one dose (73% full course coverage)
– 7 day positivity rate 2.3% – This has been on an upward climb SINCE JUNE 17th
Larimer County as of 7/10/21: 59.2% have at least one dose (55.9% full course coverage)
– 7 day positivity rate 2.4% – This has been on an upward climb SINCE JUNE 20th
Current testing results if 5.3%
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This Week’s Articles:
==Lyons 2nd Avenue BRIDGE GRAND OPENING July 8th – read the inspiring and detailed speeches, plus photos
==Lyons Traditional Mr & Mrs Good Old Days honored // and 4 high school graduates who came from Pioneer Families.
Read their fascinating life stories! plus photos.
==Road Construction – a 40 miles radius around Lyons – details, dates, explanations, links, and more
==Lyons Middle/High School BOOSTER Fundraising Club – hear the latest news; who the new officers are; and CALL OUT for people to donate a couple hours on some Sundays to run the BINGO Hall
==TWO ART Shows opened this week in Lyons – see photos and more
==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:
36TH ANNUAL SUNRISE STAMPEDE 5K =Racing To Support St. Vrain Students With Special Needs! == VOLUNTEER NOW! == SIGN UP for the Races == Become a Sponsor
The Sunrise Stampede 5K is a family-oriented run/walk that has raised $250,000+ for student programs in the St. Vrain Valley School District. All net proceeds support Teacher Innovation Grants for students with special needs. These grants are awarded to teachers who have innovative ideas to enhance learning for students. Help us continue a community tradition and support our students.
Planning Committee – This committee meets monthly starting in March and then bi-weekly or weekly as the event gets closer.
Event Day Volunteers – Help us the day of the event with course logistics, participant check-in, course ambassadors, Sponsors alley set up and many more tasks.
Click Here for More Information on the Sunrise Stampede
5K In-Person Race ==Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 8:00 am
==1 Mile In-Person Fun Run==Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 9:15 am
==Virtual Race==Thursday, August 12, 2021 To Sunday, August 15, 2021
August 10, 2021 at NOON – Registration Closes
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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