If there ever is an emergency in town, or timely news
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Let’s get to the news…
GENERAL local NEWS=====
==Reminder – last chance to contact BTWC – Shar Wamsley said: I belong to the Big Thompson Watershed Coalition (BTWC) and we are looking for someone in the Pinewood Springs area that might be interested in joining the board. A lot of the work we are doing right now is with fire mitigation. Do you know of anyone who might be interested? // Shar wrote “the” book about the Big Thompson Flood. She was the editor of the Lyons Recorder about ten years ago. // The next meeting is October 7th, and they’d like to interview you before then. You can get in touch with Shar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970 669-3272 and she will take any information to our committee
VOTE NOVEMBER 2, Tuesday. Includes state, county, and local level content.
===On the ballot for Town of Lyons residents is a question regarding a solar garden and the location……….. “Shall the construction of a solar generation and battery storage facility be permitted on approximately one acre of Bohn Park, southwest of the Bohn Park Dirt Jump Bike Park in the Town of Lyons?”
Eligible voters can register and vote up to and including Election Day, Tuesday, November 2. All eligible Colorado voters are automatically mailed a ballot beginning Oct 8. In-person voting locations will also be available. You should have got your “blue book” of Colorado election news by now in the mail.
HIKER LOST NEAR LYONS: Boulder Police were called to rescue a 62 year old woman who was lost for two days while walking a trail. It is North of Hwy 7 near Dry St Vrain trailhead
WILDFIRE NEAR NIST in BOULDER: On September 26, 2021, at approximately 12:35 a.m., located the fire near the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), at 325 Broadway in Boulder. Fire fighters quickly contained the fire to approximately 2.5 acres and extinguished the flames. No structures were threatened and only grass and a few trees were burned. There were no injuries reported.
WILDFIRE – Ptarmigan Fire – Silverthorn, near I-70. Some homes, and 100s of people have been evacuated. 45% contained. Went from 17 to 57 acres overnight, and the next day it was close to 100 acres (9/29/21) The rain has grounded the helicopters. “It’s a very dense forest and it’s treacherously littered with downfalls and dead standing trees. They are the types of trees that when they fall on firefighters, they kill them,” said Steve Lipsher with Summit County Fire. “We have to be very careful about going into those areas.”
The new art gallery “and more” SoulHawk on the corner of 4th and Main Street will have an art opening this weekend. (see “Things to Do” ARTICLE for more details) We will have more info on what they offer in a future edition.
Flappy’s t-shirts has closed its business, as of this week. The owners are moving to Virginia. There are a few miscellaneous items by their door on Broadway, like chairs, file cabinets, etc. that you can take home. They started out in 1992 in nearby Boulder, Colorado, as a small print shop specializing in custom t-shirts. The business made quality products at good prices and served many businesses and folks in town. It will be a great loss. Thank you.
Bella le Crème closed its door this week. Shauna Lee will continue making her butter in a commercial kitchen for now, and it will be sold in Solace and Bricks Retail.com. At some point next year, she will announce her new plans. Shauna brought Lyons to international fame with the “first butter store,” highlighted in multiple magazine and newspaper articles. She had a beautiful mural and atmosphere in the shop, and sophisticated café food, along with her imaginative butter offerings. We will miss her! She is tentatively planning another farewell gathering shortly, and will post it on Lyons Happenings.
EMPANADA restaurant to open in the former FARMERS GIRL space. They are installing all new kitchen equipment. Doing a first-class job! They hope to open mid-October. More news to come! (An empanada is a type of baked or fried turnover consisting of pastry and filling, common in Spanish countries, and Latin American)
Holly Beck and Nicole Bookman – two businesses in the old Soda Fountain shop (402 Main Street): HJB Designs and Sage + Grace Botanicals. == Come on down and check out their new space! The new “leather” and “plant” store on Main Street is NOW open to the public. They will have a “friends and family opening” on October 9th, due to COVID-precautions limiting the crowd. The selection is big and fresh. More news to come.
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==see “THINGS TO DO” for lots of activities and events! and more details than you’ll find here in News BRIEFS.
==See also =SEPTEMBER= SENIOR NEWS. As usual we have a TON of tips, links, and more in the MONTHLY article! Next one comes at the end of each month.
==LYONS LIBRARY – see our ARTICLE September 2021.
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October 3 – Sunday – final day to visit the Lyons Redstone history museum until next spring. Open 9:30 to 4:30 pm. on Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Lots of displays and 100s of used books, and pretty much every local Front Range history book you could want. Stock up as Christmas gifts! Some magnets and Halloween/Thanksgiving decor items too!
Rave to the Grave, is happening in-person on October 30 beginning at 7 p.m. Lavern Johnson Park in Lyons, CO – free event (suggested donation of $20, benefiting LEAF). More info to come.
ART OPENING this weekend at the SOULHAWK gallery (see above info)
ART TOUR ONLINE of LYONS SCULPTURES: We might be having a cold and rainy week, so you can stay warm at home and check out the LAHC walking tour: Lyons Public Art and the heARTS of LYONS, An Art Collection All Over Town: https://www.theclio.com/tour/1091 With 24 sculptures, that is about one per 100 town residents!
SUBMIT YOUR ART for Town Hall Art Show – resident art work due this Friday October 1st – see our article published earlier this week for more details or go to their Facebook page.
October 4th ART OPENING to public, tandem show at Library and Town Hall /and/ at Lyons Library. See our ARTICLE.
HALLOWEEN! = October 30 – Spooktacular for the kids. Being planned by Town Hall with the Elementary School. More info to come.
FALL COLOR – HIGHWAY 7 Blockage – You can still get up to Nederland and the Peak-to-Peak Scenic Highway by taking Highway 36 to Estes Park, and then going to Nederland (where the construction begins, and continues south to Lyons). And take the Boulder Canyon highway down and back to Lyons; or continue as far as Idaho Springs! And take I-70 back to Golden/Boulder.
CDC announced that it does not recommend a Booster shot for everyone, …for now. Those people age 65 and older, and First Responders and Teachers, and immune compromised people can now get the Pfizer vaccine Booster. == Moderna and Johnson & Johnson facts/studies are currently being reviewed by the FDA, and CDC will make an announcement about the results in 2-3 weeks.
NOTE, there is a difference between a “3rd shot” and a “booster” shot. See last week’s “NOTES” for details.
GET YOUR RESULTS BY TEXT: Low-contact drive-thru sites at select CVS Pharmacy locations can process up to 1.5 million tests per month. Epic Systems’ partnership with CVS Health‘s drive-thru testing sites allow patients to be tested for COVID-19, and then view their tests online via Epic Systems’ MyChart patient portal. HIPPA protocols are used. https://www.mychart.com/ NOTE: many people can already do this thru their health care provider/hospital/insurance.
FREE COVID TESTING
==Estes Park ==starting September 27 – Estes Park events center, 1125 Rooftop Way. Get results in 3-4 days at your MAKO web site account. hosted by the Town of Estes Park
==Longmont – Boulder County Fairgrounds – starting September 27 – Hover Road
Drop in – walk up or drive up – but registration is recommended. No insurance or ID required. Testing: Offered by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (via Mako Medical)
If you need a more rapid test result: https://urgentcareloveland.com/ They give results in 24 hours at this clinic in Loveland. It’s also walk-in. They take insurance; it is $40 without insurance.
COLORADO: 70% are now fully vaccinated; 76% have at least one vaccine. Approximately 112,000 people have received it, which is an increase of almost 10,000 people, as of this week.
7/29/21 – Get Vaccinated; get a free $100 gift card. Find a location.
COLORADO COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926):
—New— 9/1/21 Boulder County — shows free “PCR version of testing” links – several in Longmont and in Boulder. Most music concerts sites (and more) are requiring testing: https://www.bouldercounty.org/families/disease/covid-19-information/testing/
Help Wanted, Lyons Recorder=====
TECH HELP — Can you spare a day each month to help with Tech work on our newspaper? It might be a question, or a problem. We use Word Press, and some Elementor, and a “newspaper” software.
SALES HELP — are you an experienced ”ad sales person”? Would you like to either volunteer or work on commission to sell ads for our newspaper?
FEATURE WRITERS: Join our crew of 31 local writers!
Write once a month, once a quarter, or once a year!
Send us your ideas for consideration.
We are currently running a series on new businesses; get to know your local shop owner first-hand!
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:
==SENIOR NEWS – our monthly article is one of the most read articles all month! This month we chat about “the old days” when airports were friendly. TONS of cool activities to attend, both in Lyons and in Denver.
==September is Suicide Prevention Month. Read a few easy ways that you can help save a life! Plus two free classes that you can take at the library or at home to help recognize needs in friends, and how to direct them to help.
==TWO Lyons ART SHOW Openings in one day. See our article on how you can submit your art, and the who/what/when/where of the shows October 6th, by LAHC.
==DIG volunteers — this is the last month for both DIG and WEED POSSEE to pull weeds in our parks and open spaces. Help prevent the Town from going back and using pesticides. Let’s keep our parts beautiful! (See dates in Things to Do; and see “report” from DIG director)
==CONNECT old recipes to old Colorado — read about a new book, and video series that the Colorado history museum is promoting that connects Colorado history to recipes, and some cool old-time photographs.
==LYONS COMMUNITY FARM PROJECT had their first community event — on the grounds that will eventually be turned into a “food forest.” Find out more about what a “food forest” is, and sustainability and more. Check out the great musicians and food that was served! What a great pool of talent — in the entertainment and the speakers/teachers!
==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:
Women’s March is able to organize and mobilize millions of everyday women
because Women’s March is built, funded, and led by everyday women. https://womensmarch.com/
They have 3 initiatives:
In 2021 we’re harnessing the power and raising the voices of everyday women.
Our Women2Women Circles are led by individual volunteer leaders who recruit five or more friends and family to engage with other women in their own communities. We’re working to foster connection and courage through action both on and offline. Starting a Circle is a great way to do that!
We’re stronger when we organize locally. Check out the map below to find a Women2Women Circle in your community or start your own. You can also search for in-person and virtual events.
===Become a Digital Defender
The far-right is organizing online on social media platforms. Since 2019, the Women’s March has been fighting back against the right’s disinformation online. Join our community of 1,500 Digital Defenders to debunk falsehoods and myths online. Our trainings cover the basics of spotting misinformation and disinformation, shoring up your own online presence and practices and issue-specific deep dives.
Want to learn more? Email email@example.com
=== Feminist Futures Series
From the crisis facing women in Afghanistan to the abortion ban in Texas, how did we get here, and where do we go from here? Join the Feminist Futures series, and let’s get to work. We’ll learn from the struggles and choices of everyday feminists throughout history who’ve navigated similar waters, and we’ll look inwards at ourselves as we build the hard skills to create a feminist future.
A feminist future is only achievable if it includes everyone. Understanding how race, class, sexuality, and gender shape our communities is the foundation of that future.
Women’s March invites you to experience, learn, and grow this Fall with a one-of-a-kind offering: the Feminist Futures Institute.
Go to the web page to learn more, and donate if you can. https://womensmarch.com/
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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