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POISON IVY: Warning there is poison ivy between the lower pond and the river, along some creeks, and in the bushy area – in and around Bohn Park. A few people reported getting it on Facebook. Be sure to show your kids what it looks like. Watch out when walking your dog or fishing.
CHILDREN CROSSING STREET: On Facebook some parents complained about cars being reckless when children are present, walkng or biking after school. Someone suggested having crossing guards. Tracey Holdman would like people to sign up on her psoting on Lyons Happenings:==Please reply with a “YES” and I’ll start organizing a list/schedule.==7:30-8am ==2:45-3:15pm== The PTO president Chastidee Bolkovatz said: PTO would be happy to supply safety vests if you are able to organize volunteers. There are a number of issues surrounding the school zone with pedestrian safety and it will take the Town of Lyons allocating more money to capital improvements to improve safety for our kids and families. We do advocate for improvements and have had some success (flashing speed limit lights) but the hold up is Town budget and not a lot of money to do the big picture (sidewalk from Hwy 36 up 3rd, fixing drainage and culvert). It’d be great to see some more energy go after it! We have our next General Meeting, Thursday, September 23rd at 5:30 pm at Lyons Elementary. Come join us.
RTD PARKING – for those of you who park in the RTD lots and garages (eg, take the bus to football games or the airport), they are now offering an app ==effective Oct. 1st, sign up for this service; RTD customers can download the Parking.com mobile app.
Using Parking.com enables RTD customers to pay on the run – including while waiting for a bus or train – and eliminates the need to walk to a pay station. Additionally, customers who use their Parking.com mobile app account to pay for parking can extend the time of their stay remotely if they need to park longer than originally planned. This feature, offered exclusively to account holders, protects individuals from the risk of ticketing and towing. ====While the Parking.com mobile payment option is convenient and easy to use, RTD will continue to offer its customers the ability to pay by cash or credit card at parking payment kiosks.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021 AT 9 AM MDT – 1 PM = this is closer than the Boulder one for many of our readers. == Paint Recycling Event – Estes Park, CO, Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies == Free = open to everyone, incl. businesses. But space is limited, so register! paint-estes-park.eventbrite.com There will be no “exchanges/swaps” of paint.
+++NEARBY POLICE EMERGENCY CALLS+++
==9/20/21 – Small wildfire in Larimer County, near Masonville. Now under control 9/22/21.
9/18/21 – building fire in Rocky Mtn National Park.
“Building at Glacier Creek Stables burns, interagency cooperation made for quick mitigation.” As of 9/23/21 it has been put out 100%.
==9/17/21 CAR FIRE: Pinewood Springs and Big Elk firefighters responded to a vehicle on fire near the 13 mile mark of US 36 at 3:15 this afternoon. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fully involved vehicle and quickly extinguished the fire.
We would like to express our appreciation the Big Elk Meadows VFD and the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance on the incident. Thanks also to those passing by who stopped to help, including one who took the driver of the car to a phone to call 911, and several who worked to keep the flames from spreading until firefighters arrived. The vehicle remains on the roadside and will be towed later this evening.
==POLICE EMERGENCY: September 21, 2021 a paraglider crashed near the paragliding hill, just west of Wonderland Lake. (which is near Lucky’s Market on North Broadway). The 58-year-old male had just launched when a strong gust of wind caused a corner of his canopy to collapse on itself putting him into a spiral from which he was unable to recover. As a result of the canopy collapse, he crashed shortly thereafter, sustaining serious injuries.Rescuers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group packaged the injured paraglider into a beanbag splint and a litter and evacuated him uphill to the road using a rope system. The injured male was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.
==9/22/21 – Police responded to an auto crash. A white pick up hit, head on, a CDOT big yellow road grader off Highway 7, on Old South St. Vrain Rd, near the downtown area.
==9/23/21 – Estes Park – we don’t normally report incidents in other towns, but this is an exception. There was a standoff with police on Thursday, and the person inside the building eventually committed suicide. The Town and Administrator wrote glowly quotes about the man; here is the Estes Park Police Captain, Chief of Police Wes Kufeld: “Captain Eric Rose was a dedicated officer with our department for over 26 years, and a highly respected member of our command staff. He began his law enforcement career with our agency, when we hired him in May of 1995. He was a born leader who was always community-focused and service-oriented. He was a pillar of the community-oriented policing in which our department prides itself. As Emergency Manager he led our community through floods, fires and so much more. His work positively impacted the safety and sustainability of our community for its residents and visitors. This entire situation is a shock to our team, and I can’t begin to describe the heartache we are feeling. Please keep Eric’s family in your hearts and prayers.”
ABORTION RIGHTS MARCH: Rally/March ….October 2, 10 a.m. in Sandstone Park. Wear a pink hat (optional). Join over 500 marchers NATIONWIDE. Kristin Birdi Smock is trying to organize it and would appreciate any help she can get: Women and … Show support to continue abortion rights.. If you don’t want to travel all the way to Denver to participate do so locally!
CLUSTER MAILBOXES in Pinewood Springs were installed by the end of July. This has been literally years in the making. The post office said it was delayed due to problems with Big Elk and the Forestry Department, and installation factors. They are still not in use, as the residents on the list need to fill out a Rural Form. – please contact the post office immediately to complete the form! Residents in Both neighborhoods will be very thankful to you.
October 1 – SENIORS PICNIC: 11:30 am -1:30 pm – Picnic in LaVern-Johnson Park for Lyons Seniors and their Caregiver (only). See Things to Do article, or contact Lisa at town hall firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR EXERCISE GROUP: Message from Lisa Ramsey: SPECIAL SURVEY OF OUR REGULAR EXERCISERS! We find ourselves coming to the time of year again when the mornings can be getting chilly. Should we move our exercise classes to a 10-11 a,m. time or an 11 – noon time? We’ll keep the classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays; and we’ll keep exercising in our lovely parks for as long as possible. Send in your votes today! email@example.com
RIVERSIDE INN: Allenspark is looking for information on Riverside Inn – both the building history and the people around it; many have passed away. Contact: Annie Muldrew-Pancoast Owner <firstname.lastname@example.org> who will be doing an article on it for the Allenspark newspaper. Please be sure to “cc” LaVern Johnson on it, so the Lyons museum records can be updated. Lavern921@aol.com
HOUSEHOLD WATER: Anyone who has a brown tint in the water please email Aaron Caplan at email@example.com or call town hall and ask for him
LYONS QUILTS – our quilt store will have a booth at the Quilt A Fair at Boulder County Fairgrounds, September 23, 24, 25 =9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. 9-2 on Saturday (Owner Tracey herself will be at her Lyons store, with a sale going on)
Lory Barton of LEAF fell and broke her fingers, and has had to have surgery to straighten them out. Sending messages of care and a speedy recovery!
OSCAR BLUES has two contests going on (1.) Nomad Grill and (2.) antique car giveaway. You can go to their web site for more information. Both are due approximately October 1st.
9/17/21 – COVID – It’s hard to keep up with the changes on Booster Shots – but it is all based on whatever ‘’new/solid studies’’ have been done. == CDC Announce Pfizer Booster shoots suggested for immune compromised and those 65 and over, six months after second shot. The Moderna shot will not come out for approximately another month. And no date is set for Johnson and Johnson yet. Complete studies from Israel were the deciding factor in adjusting the recommendation for a Booster shot. There is not enough study done on whether those younger, particularly Youth, need to get one.
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