If there ever is an emergency in town, or timely news
needing to be distributed, you can trust the Lyons Recorder
to put it online immediately.
I was talking with some friends about getting dressed up for Halloween, and they said they didn’t do dress up that much over the years. I, on the other hand, told them about many costumes I had sewed or created for myself, and my daughter, and some of the antics at parties. Lots of fun memories!
It made me stop and think — I was the one always putting on the parties when I was a young married wife, and today, I’m the one putting on the parties for the seniors at the Senior Center! I guess once a party person, always a party person!
But now I find I can’t recover as easily from being up really late at night. Working on the newspaper each week, I usually go to bed at 3 a..m. on Wednesday nights, in order to publish all the articles in a timely manner on Thursday. And, no matter whether I get 4 or 8 hours sleep after that, I’m dragging the rest of the day… feeling a bit loopy. Is it the busy times we live in now? Or, is it a difference in age? Maybe both.
Well, this week’s issue continues our OCTOBER BUSINESS MONTH, and it has some restaurant and art/gift shop reviews. Just on time for Halloween events are: Gatherings of a Lifetime has used clothing to get creative with, and scary cat trinkets and more to decorate with. Dairy Bar has candy or caramel apples, and other Halloween-style candy has just arrived. And, Moxie’s has some treats “baking in the oven” (and St. Vrain Market’s bakery I’m sure will join the bandwagon.) Do you have kids you take trick or treating? It’s nice to know that they can go to shops in downtown Lyons, as we have so many that live up in the mountains and can’t easily go door-to-door. Have some fun, and don’t eat “too much” candy!
Only nine days to get costumes ready – for folks it’s Saturday Parade; and followed by kids Trick or Treating — for Adults “Rave” dance party that night.
Let’s get to the News………
ACCIDENTS: Two weeks ago a doe was hit and killed while walking the crosswalk in front of Wester Stars Gallery. One week ago, a car was “t-boned” at the turn at Broadway and 5th Avenue (south of St Vrain Market).
INTERNET PROBLEMS / LYONS COMMUNICATIONS: There were recent comments by locals on Facebook Lyons Happenings stating that they were receiving intermittent internet, etc. And that there were long waits on the service line, and playing tag emails with the company to get a service man to come out. But in the end, things seem ok. This is a local company that has been around for many years, and was taken over by a slightly bigger company. They issued the following statement on Sunday 10/17/21:
Yesterday morning we completed a project to upgrade our service by installing a new fiber node on the North end of 5th Ave. This new fiber node increases the capacity of our network while also improving reliability. At the conclusion of the maintenance window, all services appeared to have been restored. Unfortunately, an unforeseen limitation of the equipment led to unreliable service for some of our customers. After isolating the cause of the issue, services were fully restored at approximately 11:45 PM last night.
We understand how interruptions to our service can be very disruptive to all our customers’ lives and make every effort to ensure any downtime, scheduled or otherwise, is minimized as much as possible. Thank you to everyone that called and wrote in yesterday alerting us. We sincerely apologize for the service interruption and our lack of communication and will continue to make improvements to our systems and process to better serve you.
***We will have a full detailed article next week on their new fiber cable***
CAMPING? Plan to take your camper to Rocky Mt Natl. Park? And all the camp grounds propane refillers are closed up for the season. Here some suggestions: in Estes Park, Schrader’s gas station next to Safeway gas has it; open all week. Or Rent All during weekdays. Not open on weekends
CBS4 and PDC Energy announced that applications are being accepted for the 2021-2022 FUTURE LEADERS program recognizing Colorado high school students excelling in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics.) Teachers, parents, mentors, and others are encouraged to nominate students who they believe will be Colorado’s future STEM leaders. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis now through April 2022. One student will be selected each month to receive this special recognition award that includes $1,000 and a student profile on CBS4. Nominate future leaders at https://denver.cbslocal.com/future-leaders/
Did you know that the Lyons Library is open in the EVENINGS!? Mark this down:
Note, DELAYS: that if you order anything thru the intra-library system that the book vans are taking a lot longer to deliver items, due to being short on drivers and librarians — taking as much as 2 to 4 weeks – in case you need something in a timely way, plan ahead! https://lyons.colibraries.org/
REDISTRICTING: The third legislative staff plans can be viewed or downloaded at https://redistricting.colorado.gov/content/staff-legislative-3.===== The state senate and state house plans were prepared using 2020 Census Data, public comments and input from the legislative commission. The plans will be presented virtually to the commission on Oct. 6 at 5:00 p.m. The legislative commission must approve the final plan by Oct. 12. ====Written public comments will remain open and available throughout the consideration of final plans. To be adopted, the plans must be voted on and approved by eight of the 12 commissioners, including two unaffiliated commissioners. The plans must be adopted by the commission by Oct. 12 and submitted by nonpartisan legislative staff to the Colorado Supreme Court by Oct. 15.
FIRE: October 17 – Pinewood Springs firefighters along with firefighters from Big Elk Meadows VFD and Buttonrock Preserve Rangers responded to a small wildfire in lower Coulson Gulch, caused when a campfire left unattended spread to surrounding vegetation. Firefighters contained the fire and turned the incident over to USFS firefighters.–Conditions are still quite dry in our area, so please be careful with fire of any kind.
RUMOR: The claim that “Stan” is an acronym for “Send the Authorities Now” was concocted AFTER the disappearance of Gabby Petito when internet users inferred meaning into one of her final text messages. People should not assume that recipients of a text message containing the word “Stan” will know that this is code for “Send the Authorities Now.” This is not a widely accepted acronym, nor is this method endorsed or promoted by professional bodies that deal with domestic violence.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by texting START to 88788, calling 1-800-799-SAFE(7233), or via online chat on TheHotline.org.
Fire Mountain, Estes Park = CLOSED September 30th= Fire Mountain is a residential treatment center in the Colorado Rockies where troubled teens 12-17 went for help and training.
========repeat — take these surveys===========
1.) Build a Better Boulder County
this 5 minute survey to spend funds on your future
2.) *new* LARIMER COUNTY COVID federal FUNDS to spend – take the survey – help them make the best decisions with the funding and reach the most residents. One place is the Larimer Recovery Collaborative – give feedback from residents on the best uses of these resources. Access the survey here: http://ow.ly/hRuc50Gc2Kg
3.) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
This survey asks for your input on topics that will help to shape Lyons’ future over the coming decades.
ESTES PARK FARMERS MARKET – CLOSED for season – but EP GREENS is open: Fresh-as-can-be lettuce, herbs & microgreens at the farm (1207 Graves), Tuesdays 9-12, Wednesdays 4-7, or by appointment; with lettuce and micros available at MedX and Kind Coffee as well!
Library Friends BOOK SALE – open to all: Mark your calendar for November 4th – the Lyons library Friends annual meeting
6 p.m. – “musical cupcakes game” for kids (everyone wins)
6 – 7:30 book sale / 7-7:15pm. meeting
= SALE continues at library: FRIDAY 10 – 5p.m. and SATURDAY 10 to 2 p.m. – go to www.lyons.colibraries.org and click on SUPPORT tab for more information about joining the Friends. ===Payment is by cash or PayPal.. If possible, bring your own reusable bags or boxes. Masks are required. === I asked a representative of FRIENDS if they needed more books, and I was told, “We have plenty of books. Good quality books can be donated but we don’t really need anything right now. The meeting is mostly a formality so it is short. I’m pretty sure all the books will be 1 to 2 $.“ Email: email@example.com with your questions.
APARTMENT FIRE in BOULDER – 81 units, 3 buildings collapsed quickly, happened about 3:30 a.m. and was under control at 5:40 a.m. The fire department got there in 7 minutes, but it was a very hot fire, and already lots of damage. No casualties. No missing guests reported. It is mostly “owner occupied.” The Red Cross is providing vouchers for accommodations. No clothes are being collected due to COVID. We will post information for ‘’community support.” No information on the origin of the fire (as of 5 p.m. Wednesday); residents gave no clues; this may take weeks.
***************end of general news***************
OCTOBER IS BUSINESS MONTH at the Lyons Recorder!
We have news on 28!!! store front businesses in town! Some have renovated, or moved, or expanded. Others are brand news. We can’t wait to tell you about them, and show a couple of photographs of each. This week we are featuring (1.) 4 restaurants/eateries and (2.) 4 Art & Gift Shops. — We are doing multiple ones each week; otherwise, if we did one a week, we wouldnt be done until after Christmas! == SEE OUR INDEX of ARTICLES ==
The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a new Administrator! = The LACC is hoping to hire a hardworking, resourceful and community-minded individual to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Chamber. Duties may include but are not limited to: membership recruitment and retention, management of programs, business advocacy and marketing. If you think you, or someone you know, would be a good fit for this position please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org / www.lyonschamber.org
SMALL BUSINESS ADMIN has MONEY FOR YOU: Has your PPP funding run out? Or did the PPP funding you applied for never come? Are you still struggling to earn the same amount of monthly revenue you generated prior to COVID? Or are you afraid you’ll have to shut down your business at the end of the year if your sales don’t dramatically improve? If you answered yes to these questions, you’re not alone. Seventy percent of small businesses still have not achieved their pre-COVID revenue and 25% are worried they might have to close, according to our recent poll. The good news? There are options. And you can learn about them in our upcoming webinar: Inside Track with the SBA: Get The Latest Funding Before It Runs Out. Friday October 22, 10 a.m. zoom == note there are other talks also going on if you missed this one. Go to the SBA.gov web site for more info or the Colorado SBA web site! You will need to show your federal income tax returns to SBA, have some collateral, and some require personal guaranty, depending on how large of a loan you ask for. LINK to SBA INFO.
*****ALSO, check with Brianna Hoyt at Lyons Town Hall for funds the Town currently has from the federal government to loan out.
(this paragraph is a repeat) ========click on each link to learn more=======
==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.
== HALLOWEEN! = See our Things to Do page for a list of LOCAL EVENTS!
====================END of WEEKLY REPEAT
++++October is Conflict Resolution Month.===The Lyons Community Church and Lyons Regional Library has a roster of programs ==and all the surrounding libraries== have weekly programs. All Free. SEE OUR ARTICLE for more details, or check their Facebook pages. +++ See our October 23rd BOOK REVIEW for short stories on how diverse people resolved conflicts through grace.
SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOLS: Saturday, November 6, 2021=5:30 pm In Person, at the Omni Interlocken Hotel, or 7:30 pm Virtual Event at GalaLive.org === The St. Vrain Valley Gala is the signature event that benefits St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation. This annual event brings together business and community partners to raise funds in support of students and teachers in St. Vrain Valley Schools.===In Person Event Tickets are $75/each until November 2nd at noon ==Virtual Event Registration is Free of Charge == includes Silent Auction and performance by students from St. Vrain schools. https://stvrainfoundation.org/programs/st-vrain-valley-gala/
CAMERON PEAK FIRE Documentary: A team of people spent the last three months preparing a 30 minute documentary the largest wildfire in Colorado history called Scarred: Lessons from the Cameron Peak Fire that will air at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021. A Five part shorter series also airs beginning this week. A lot of people in Colorado will be interested in this as it includes interviews with community members, business owners, and environmental and wildlife experts who are working creatively to navigate the impacts of the fire. “Scarred: Lessons from the Cameron Peak Fire not only shows how the fire has left Northern Colorado scarred, but also highlights how the community is uniting to preserve and protect the land they love. BEGINNING FRIDAY OCTOBER 21, GO TO: www.cbsdenver.com And click on the feature box.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY – October 21 (many groups, governments, and nonprofits celebrate “Conflict Resolution” during the month of October on different days – a group in Colorado had their event the first week of October) — Conflict Resolution Day is a global event, intended to promote the concept of peaceful conflict resolution. Created in 2005 by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), it is now an annual celebration. Primarily an educational event, the main purpose of Conflict Resolution Day is to increase awareness of the various peaceful, non-violent methods of conflict resolution available, such as mediation and arbitration. In addition, the ACR hopes to promote their use in various different avenues of life, including in schools, workplaces, within the legal system and even amongst families.
Lyons Costume Catwalk== Lyons All Hallows’ Eve costume fashion show. Sat. Oct. 30th. –This year they are kicking off the epic Rave to the Grave in Lavern Johnson Park. Start time is 7:00 directly after the parade. Come early to celebrate the Woman of Lyons Catwalk! –by Kahlie Sue Pinello (who did the costumes last year and again this year).
“Let’s Talk About Race” –Oct 19th -10:30 a.m. – this is for CAREGIVERS and CHILDREN! It is at the Lyons Library. For the full month’s Anti-Racism / Conflict Resolution programs, see our THINGS TO DO weekly column.
It’s hard to keep up with the news. Something I print one week can become obsolete the following week! — This week’s news… BASED ON STUDIES, some of the things that the CDC and FDA and Dr. Fauci were saying last week are now “settled” and are different than previously thought.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine — the one shot vaccine turns out to not be as strong as the others, and the BOOSTER is now approved by both CDC & FDA to be used for ALL PEOPLE 18 years old and older, who got that as their first shot, as soon as two months after the original vaccination (as of 10/20/21). Also, you can get any “brand” Booster shot.
Moderna vaccine – BOOSTER now approved by CDC and FDA (as of 10/20/21). This goes to seniors 65 and over, and those immune compromised, and those at high risk due to exposure.
Studies now have concluded and it is alright to mix-and-match different brands.
Final reports have come out from the CDC and as of 9/1 in the US, 161,709 cases and 84,555 current cases were recorded. In Colorado 1,778, and 1,841 are the figures. As of October 10th, CO reached its PEAK! at 2,196. Also, 710,142 have tested positive in CO.
=This past week Colorado became the fastest growing state with COVID numbers.
=UCHealth said their case rate at 302 was the highest since December.
=In a list of the states who have increased the most over 14 day, CO is now #7.
Is it a coincidence that these are all states with the BEST FALL COLOR? maybe too many tourists? or people just being careless while outdoors = Connecticut (#1) / Vermont / Massachusetts/ Rhode Island —and— Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. Some newscasters are saying it is because these states are now experiencing cold fall weather and there are more people staying indoors for activities.
FREE COVID TESTING
==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 – 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.
“My Colorado” application– electronic option to present proof of COVID-19
Don’t let transportation challenges stop you (or your family and friends) from getting vaccinated. Mile High United Way’s Ride United program is providing access to free rides (up to 25 miles each way) to vaccination sites across Colorado. Dial 2-1-1 or visit 211colorado.org to learn more.
COLORADO COVID-19 VACCINE HOTLINE 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926):
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/
———end of repeats——————
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. (We have a super tech guy Clark Hodge for normal work, but he would like to have more time to focus on his nonprofit Chase the Music)
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:
OCTOBER IS BUSINESS MONTH
==INDEX Page – a list of the 28 shops in town with changes
==FOUR BUSINESSES in Town WITH CHANGES — EATERIES
October is “BUSINESS MONTH” in the Lyons Recorder
bread, pastries, Mexican food,candy
==FOUR BUSINESSES in Town THAT ARE GIFT/ART SHOPS
art frames, collections, used and new clothing, art gallery, meditations, art
==Book Review: “MIXED COMPANY” – short fiction stories, chosen for CONFLICT Resolution Week –– how different people handled conflict with grace.
==BALLOT ISSUE: Solar Farm in Bohn Park
two “Opinion Columns” – vote “yes” or “no”
==VOTING INFO — all the how/why/where/when/what you need to know
to get your vote counted. Also includes the things that our Secy.of State
has/and/will do to make sure all votes are counted.
==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:
HELP THE PEOPLE IN THE BOULDER APARTMENT FIRE
As many people in Lyons know, it is one thing to have insurance coverage, and it is another thing to get money from the insurance company “promptly.” Many of these people lost everything, and only have the “night” clothes on their backs; and some are staying in hotels with Red Cross vouchers.
Red Cross has already stepped in. You can help by sending a donation to: RedCross.org / or calling 1-800-RedCross.
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
**********Click Here For Previous NOTES FROM YOUR EDITOR************