ABOUT TOWN 7/22/21 #74 for the Lyons Recorder online
Another gone by…We had several days hot days; however the nights are cooler, which is good..
Kurt Carlson, former Lyons Parks & Recreation director, is applying to be the Director of Boulder County Parks and Open Watch Space. The Lyons skate board park was named after him. — He invites all to go to the Presentation this Friday 7/23 at 1 pm, at the Beech Center, East off Hwy 36 and the second Neva Road, then turn East and see the sign.. Good Luck, Kurt!
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). REMEMBER THE HISTORY OF LYONS, COLORADO and be proud of our Home Town!
HELP! HELP! SOMEONE IS NEEDED TO WRITE LYONS “TOWN” NEWS FOR THE LYONSRECORDER.ORG. (to go to town board meetings and write up same for the Lyons paper. contact email@example.com. I really appreciate all the years Joseph gave for writing the Lyons News..big and complicated..I want to be replaced..call 303 823 -5925
Museum visitors last week were from: Longmont, Thornton, Westminster, Colo Springs, Boulder, Co. San Francisco, Ca, Overland Park, Ks, Scottsdale, Az; Dedham, Mt., New York, NY, Havelock, NC, Biloxi, Miss, Ft. Worth, Tx, Austin, Tx; Boston, Mass; San Antonio, Tex; and Lyons
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 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)
Defined Motion taking registrations-classes begin August 16th== definedmotiondance.com
NEEDED 4″ Square Paint Containers. Leave at Town shop.
Ralph’s Farmer’s Market. is now at Josie’s Antiques..He has his special bag of assorted veggies at $20.00.For Sale. He was evicted from his spot at 4th and Broadway, and needs help finding a place. He has been here 8 years, and is greatly missed. .
Ian Taylor, (redcheckeredtablecloth.com) has now given up the Food Truck and is just doing catering. go to his website.
THE Boulder County Parks & Open Space Spring Adventure is encouraging families to get outside this spring. go to www.boco.org/SprngAdventure. It is all free. A chance to win one of 10 outdoor prizes.
CO-ED SOFTBALL – game every Wednesday – 2 fields, 2 games each. See ARTICLE
BEES: If there is a swarm of Bees on your property or elsewhere, (not inside walls) contact 303 823 5984, and ask for Nick. He will come get them, and Save The Bees!
The 140th Birthday of the Stone building Eric Kean has his brewery- being celebrated July 20th-all weekend -built in 1881 by Hiriam Sawyer; Music by Arthur Lee Land. They will be celebrating 6 nights..Plan to attend. — I am giving the history of the building. You can see it here in an ARTICLE.
FLEA MARKET – EVERY WEDNESDAY, AT Altona Grange 7-14-9-29- from 4-7pm. Bring your stuff and sell. call 720 600 4939
CLEANING FAIRIES HAS JOBS. Martha Morton
SID HAWK -Meditation, Tuesday 7:30-8:45 AND 9-10
THE 49TH ROCKY GRASS CONCERTS JULY 23-25;
Lyons Yoga 8:30-9:30am, Morman Church, 2nd Avenue, –side yard area near covered picnic tables; 2nd Avenue. by Blake Curton. Lyons Yoga Collective. — Lyons Yoga Collective teachers will rotate each Thursday: Blake, Jimi, then Jen and then Peter. People can contact Blake at 303-588-5657 for more information. (call or text)
LYONS NIGHT OUT – August 1st – Mark your calendar.
BOOSTER CLUB =BINGO= see section below “SCHOOL NEWS” and Article 7/15/21 — BINGO continues every every Sunday 1-3pm, at Bingo Alley in Longmont. Volunteers are needed, also players. a fundraiser for the High School Booster Club – go to LionsSignupSheet: Madison Jennings 303 579 9521;
COVID is still dangerous, this week’s statistics:
Those getting it and dying are those unvaccinated; In Boulder County today:
24 new cases; Total cases, 24,466; Total hospitalizations-866; Total deaths-261; Colorado-Total cases 567,211; Total deaths-7131; Total hospitaliztions-32,418; total with one dose of vaccine-3,304,404; total fully vaccinated-3,038,461;
Those who are fully vaccinated are not in the clear; they can still get COVID, but with the vaccine it will not be so clear or long lasting. It is advised to stay social distancing.
GET Your Shot!! You sill have to be careful (masks are required if you are not fully vaccinated, stay in-social distance,)
COVID shot is about 90% effective, you still have to be leary, 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.
The Lyons Lions Club are soliciting for players and sponsors 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 article ) Lots of great prizes!
The Lyons Volunteers are still in action, helping seniors and others. go to Lyonsvolunteers.org
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.
REMEMBER- TOWN: NO PLASTIC BAGS IN RECYCLE BINS – Sort recyclable materials; curbside compost collection now offered; separate bin for clean cardboard.
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..
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.
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 your news; or see links on Facebook-Lyons-Recorder ..To read her News, as well as About Town by LaVern–on Thursdays send to email@example.com.
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.
Summer jobs for Parks & Recreation; also Finance Director, and 1 full time Maintenance and 1 seasonal Full-time and Seasonal
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!
USED BOOKS: the museum has 100’s of used books and magazines!
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= please text or Call 303-618-0357 to safely get that snake removed and put elsewhere…small donation if possible. (she may be currently too busy to help, but call her to be sure)
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
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 email@example.com == They are looking for a new ADMINISTRATOR as of July.
==TOWN of LYONS – DOINGS==
FUN ACTIVITIES IN THE LYONS PARKS THIS SUMMER: Call: Lisa Ramsey.
Mtn Biking, skateboard lessons; and camps, Challenger soccer camp; Square State Skate’s; Summer Kayak Rentals, includes a kayak, paddle, life vest and helmet; Come learn some new tricks. Various days and times. Go to: Lyons Recreation Department.
CAMPING\PICNICKING 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 Recorder ARTICLE for more info…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town is aware that some people are trying to cheat on the vouchers; don’t ruin it for everybody; be honest.
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.–This is coming probably in August.
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.
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. 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
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.
The town is planning a Senior Bus trip on August 20. to denver Museum of Nature & Science. Contact Lisa Ramsey if you want to get on the list.
See the JULY MONTHLY SENIOR Article in Lyons Recorder 7/22/21. Very big and full of good information! A new one comes out the 4th week of each month.
The Lyons Walt Self Senior Center will be reopened August 3, with lunch and prizes. You must register. call 303-441-1415. Donations appreciated. Boulder County Aging is giving it a new name: Redstone Cafe.
The Senior Exercise Group is meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, with walks and exercise in the park. Contact: email@example.com. 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)
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