ABOUT TOWN 9/2/21 #79 for the Lyons Recorder online
Another week gone by…We had several days hot days; however the nights are cooler, which is good..However, No Rain; and we do need rain..not heavy! 9/2/21
FLOOD MEMORIAL AND RECOVERY is schedule for Friday night, Sept 10th, at 6pm, at LaVern Johnson Park with a potluck dinner. Bring a snack/dish-to-share, and a beverage, and join us in reminiscing the flood, September 11-18, 2013, the damage and recovery. All invited at first shelter “Quarry Shelter”
The St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Association will hold their annual Potluck and meeting on Sept. 16th, at 12:45am, at the Hygiene Methodist Hall. All Pioneers of the St. Vrain Valley that came before 1880’s are urged to attend. But this year, non-pioneer guests are also invited.
THE LYONS ELEMENTARY JOG-A-THON will be held on September 24th..Be sure to support this Fundraiser, which raises funds for school supplies, trips etc. Send to Box 684, Lyons Co. 80540 Or contact the PTO. Sign up online. Add a kid’s name if you know one, but not necessary.
THE WATERSHED FESTIVAL held in Meadow\LaVern’s Park was very successful and informative; with booths on the area’s Watershed health and recovery through events that support water education, outreach, and innovation. Included was music, dancing, games, freebies, free snow cones with hands-on experiences to raise the awareness and provide connections about the health and recovery of watersheds and forests in Colorado.; Lyons area booths were by the Lyons Elementary School, Lyons Ecology Board, Lyons M\Sr High, with booths from St.Vrain and Left Hand Water District, and many more. Volunteers are always welcome. During the flood this group to Lyons many months to help out on our Watershed.
The Hootenanny by the Lyons Community Foundation and also for the benefit of LEAF, at River Bend last Sunday, was a huge success, with a duck race, music, food, and loads of wonderful items for the silent auction that took in loads of money. This money is mostly designated for LEAF, which is the Lyons Emergency Fund, for food, housing, clothing, medical metal, etc., as well as scholarships, grants to the Lyons Recreation Dept for the Concerts in the Park, Parade of Lights, and etc., as well as non-profit organizations such as the Lyons Historical Society (quarry display, 40 displays for 40 years, etc.) THANK YOU LCF..
HIGHWAY #7 -the repair of the lower South St. Vrain Canyon, which will be closed except during early morning and evenings for about a year (mid-September to Memorial Day)
WATER USE: Have the town check your sprinkler system for efficiency and diagnose any problems. They will give you a water schedule designed to reduce water usage and save you money. Consultations last about 75 minutes and save thousands of gallons of water each year, call 303 999 3824 or sign up at ResourceCetral.org/sprinklers;
Meals on Wheels are being delivered now..Call 710 310 8479 or MOW@leaflyons.org;
LEAF is now open for shopping inside. Wednesdays from 3-5pm, Lyons Community Church ==LEAF: Give to LEAF-which provides Food, Medical Care, help on housing, etc. to our needy. lyonleaf.org
LCF GRANTS- The deadline for grants for 2022 is Sept 11th. All non-profits welcome. The LCF supports the Band Concerts, the Parade, uniforms, the choir, etc. etc. Thank you LCF. Send your check to Box 546, Lyons.
For most worthy Donation give to the Lyons Community Foundation, projects for 2021-amounted to $31,000 plus 6 $1000 scholarships. Very worthy causes, and Our Thanks. Give to the LCF, Box 546, Lyons, Co. A great cause.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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!
Museum visitors last week were from: Boulder, Aurora, Thornton, Longmont, Ft.Collins, Arvada, Boulder,Denver, Firestone, Lakewood, Longmont, Pinewood Springs, Lemars, Iowa; Grantside, Md; Portland, Ore; Cheyenne, Wyo; Yelm, Wa; Rochester, Mn. Glendale, Az, and Linda & Richard Rudanasky from Santa Rosa, Ca, researching the Chas Bradford and Montgomery Families; as well as visitors from Lyons.
Linda Rudanasky wrote to the Lyons Recorder:
My great great great grandfather was Charles Bradford. I am currently in Lyons doing research. His daughter Maud was my great grandmother. We called her Honey. She married John Montgomery. Their daughter Lucille was born in 1912 in Lyons. I have many beautiful poems written by Maud.
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 on the weekends.
Someone is needed to work on the Business Directory Archive, who is comfortable working on a computer. Contact Kathleen Spring for questions, and to set up a training session at the museum – email@example.com.
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)
Library Book Club 9/29; Baby Story time Wednesdays 10:00am; Wednesdays 6:30pm for Writers by Dr. Kayann Short; Artist Trading Cards 3rd Saturday 12:30 (check with library to confirm)
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!
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)
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:
and now the Variant. Most social events are being cancelled. so we must take care:
Boulder County-107 new cases today; 899-hospitalizations;
265 deaths; 613,730-total cases in Colorado; 3,643,338-at least one shot; 3,318,975-fully vaccinated; 44% of Colorado without their shots..30 active cases in the St. Vrain District; 30 student quarantines; Lyons-2 students quarantined;
Those who are not vaccinated should wear masks..Still wash hands and social distance. You can still get it, worse than ever, stay out of crowded areas, etc.
For vaccine go to (bit.ly/3nu2ybi); The vaccine will provide county residents over 12 years old.
The Chamber social is coming back in October!!
Mark your calendars for Thursday October 7th at 5:30. We are so excited to have the new Prickly Pear Tavern and Western Stars Co-Hosting at The Prickly Pear. There’s going to be live music and possible swag giveaways! You won’t want to miss it. Renew your membership to attend.
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,
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..
Donate to CAN’D AID: Oskar Blues financial fund who provides bicycles to kids in Boulder County and water to several communities. Donate to Can’d Aid to Box 324. Lyons, Co
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.
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: “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.;
Books to read: “A Ladies Life in the Rocky Mountains” by Isabella Bird is a must for you to read. Found at the Museum, for $15.95; you will enjoy reading her letters to her sister in 1830, riding her horse Birdie over 600 miles, night and day, cold, snow, heat; up the canyons, hiking to Longs Peaks.
Plus several books about the September, 2013 flood. Stop by!
USED BOOKS: the museum has 100’s of used books and magazines!
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 on “geology” and “history of Lyons”. === Add $4 postage or pick up at museum.
HISTORY BOOKS: The Museum has several books on Lyons history and surrounding towns you may be interested in..and call 303 823 5271 =====
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;
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 == They are looking for a new ADMINISTRATOR as of July.
==TOWN of LYONS – DOINGS==
CAMPING\PICNICKING IN LYONS PARKS – changes in 2021 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 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.
Diversion Day is to encourage residents to divert items from the trash, and will include scrap metal, block and hard flat styrofoam.. thanks Lyons Volunteers .. fill out their form to get a pickup and instructions. September 9, Thursday morning.
LYONS DIG DAYS (Dandy Lyons) were held over the summer pulling weeds in LaVern Park. Many thanks!
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 annual parking pass is valid January 1 – Dec 31. 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.
FEMA Can help pay for COVID related funeral expenses: https://www.fema.gov/press-release/20210324/fema-help-pay-funeral-costs-covid-19-related-deaths
The Senior Bus Trip to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science was a big success. See this week’s SENIOR NEWS for more, and photos.
See the AUGUST MONTHLY SENIOR Article in Lyons Recorder is now out 8/26/21. Very big and full of good information! A new one comes out the 4th week of each month.
The Lyons Walt Self Senior Center opened August 3, with lunch and prizes.
The Senior Exercise Group is meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, with walks and exercise in the park. They are now going to LaVern 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 or you can eat inside, and socialize, Tuesdays and Thursdays; at 12:15 p.m. Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead by 1pm. to order. (ages 60 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