ABOUT TOWN 11/4/21 #83 for the Lyons Recorder online
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The Community Church is now open on Sundays at 10:00am for regular Church Service.
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON ANY SCHOOL GROUNDS..EVEN WITH LEASH. PLEASE..
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)
For most worthy Donation give to the Lyons Community Foundation, new Projects to be announced this week!
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY is now Open full time 303 823 5165 Lots of programs at the Regional Library: Teen advocacy; Stem & Adult programs, Community Conversations; Tech class 4 weeks; Art-Trading Cards; Book Club; Mental Health 2:30-4:30; two days a month.
COVID is still dangerous, this week’s statistics: Most indoor social events are being cancelled or wear masks. FEDERAL AND STATE AND MANY BUSINESSES ARE BEING FIRED IF THEY ARE NOT VACCINATED. iT IS MORE SERIOUS THAN EVER..GET VACCINATED!! .So we must take care.:Boulder County-194 new cases Nov. 2nd; 286 deaths; 31,593,cases in Boulder County, 747,585 cases in Colorado; 8554-deaths in State; 42,900-hospitalizations in State; 3,881,463-at least one shot; 3,560,773-fully vaccinated; 44% of Colorado without their shots..96-active cases in the St. Vrain District; 254 students quarantined; Lyons Elementary-1 student quarantined, Lyons Middle\Sr School; 3 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.TAKE CARE, GET VACCINATED, SAVE YOURSELF, AND YOUR OF FRIENDS!!
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.
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.
The Town is aware that some people are trying to cheat on the vouchers; don’t ruin it for everybody; be honest.
The Lyons Walt Self Senior Center opened August 3, for lunch.
November 18 – Thanksgiving Party at Senior Center after lunch (12:30 – 1:30 p.m.) Free. Contact Lisa Ramsey at Town Hall for more information.— Order turkey lunch the day before by 1 p.m. (303) 441-1415 ($3 donation for 65 and older, Boulder County; and $8.25 for all others)
Senior Bus Trip to “dinner and theater” December 15th. Contact Lisa Ramsey for more details. Hurry! sign up now.
The Senior Exercise Group is meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will be inside the Walt Self Senior Center all winter. If weather permits, they will take a walk too. 10:30-11:30 am. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go at your own pace!
knit = Sign up for our “Knit a Christmas Stocking” to create your own colorful and unique stocking. This two-session class walks you through the creation process. The class is on Saturdays, Nov 27 and Dec 11, 9 – 10:30 am. The cost is $45 and participants provide their own supplies. Get all the details here: https://www.townoflyons.com/624/Register-for-Recreation-Programs
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
Museum News & Sales
THANKS TO THE JAMES AND AMY CUTTS VANGUARD FOUNDATION for their generous donation to the Museum for ongoing expenses. Much appreciated. Amy Cutts is the daughter of Franciska Stein, and aunt of Dr. Karen Gregg, Lyons Band Director. (Franciska and George Stein operated the Black Bear in the 1980’s.)
SHOP IN LYONS – DO YOUR SHOPPING AT HOME-HELPS LYONS’ BUSINESSES AND TOWN.
STOP BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS ON SATURDAYS, AT LYONS FARMETT,E
HIRING AT MARIPOSA, STOP BY 303 502 6039
MOJOS OPEN FOR LUNCH SATS.& SUNDAYS
STOP BY- BEAUTIFUL BOUQUETS ON SATURDAYS, AT LYONS FARMETT,E-MAY 8th thru June 8th.
Beautiful bouquets on Saturdays at BEAUTIFUL LYONS FARMETT,E-MAY 8th thru June 8th.
LYONS SALON & BARBER – now has a shop in downtown Lyons – 970 744 2111
LYONS MANE at the Shopette is open daily; call.
LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY- now open; Mons & Thurs 10AM-4:00pm; Tues\Wed 12-6:00pm; Sat. 9:00-12:00, 303 823 5165.
YOGA – Saturdays – 9am – yoga online
WESTERN STARS open 10am-6pm, Mons -Thursday, 303 747 3828;
DOG GROOMING 10\20\-28 303 823 6260, Vet Clinic – Make appointment
LAMARIPOSA-Friday Lunch specials – 11am-3:00pm – $10.00-Stop by = They have a new menu – HELP Wanted.
A-LODGE-FORMERLY ASPEN LEAF MOTEL – Open for business. A discount is given to local residents who bring their family and friends
CHILD CARE & EDUCATION BY JACQUE SHANK-303 823 5020
LYONS PHYSICAL THERAPY will also come to your home thru Tele-Health Call 303 823 8813
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACCUPUNCTURIST is now open for business 303 775 2940 – Julie Smith
KAREN’S HAIR SHOP is now open daily. – back of old hotel.
Willis Horn is operating a cupcake company.. Call him, 303 823 6770
Ian Taylor use to have the Red and White Food Truck.= redcheckeredtablecloth.com doing catering. go to his website. He will prepare whatever you need.
Linda England is back to driving. “Linda Rides” .Give her a call 823 5461
Stillwater has Duck eggs for sale at $8.00 per dozen..Sara says the yolks have more protein in them than chicken eggs; also for sale at 14509 83rd, North of Hygiene.(by the flat of 30 eggs)
==Please call each business to confirm their current hours and days open==
Businesses should contact LaVern at 303 823 5925 or email@example.com to make corrections or updates.
SPORTS-This week: FOOTBALL: – (all done)
The Lyons team won the away game at South Park (Fairplay) (70-20) on Friday;
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
LYONS TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES
outbuilding into living quarters.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION will meet this Monday, November 8th, at 6pm, on Zoom
Tom Delker has been appointed as the new Commission member. .
THE AGENDA is::
General Business: Town Updates, Park Operations, Park Projects,
Other Issues -Park Operations -Fall Maintenance on Trails, trees, playgrounds, roadways, facilities; winterize;
Work on Black Bear Hole, 2nd Ave Trailhead, and installation of water rescue stations;
Safe Routes to School is for Ped. Bridge is ready to go out to bid.;
Report on Halloween-games for kids; parade; trick or treating for kids and Rave to the Grave-LaVern’s Park.
Light-Out-Lyons Grant-applied to LCF with two events in 2022;
Pedestrian Safety Improvement Proposal
Long Term-Assessment Transition Plan (ADA Survey)
10 year amnesty program for residents with public sidewalk
Chris Cope made a presentation to the Town Board for stop signs on 2nd Avenue.
Clearly sign and map pathways allowing golf carts –and pathways prohibiting golf cart
Enforce sidewalk blockage with code compliance officer
Oct/Nov hole user conflicts (open gates for Kaykers)
4th Ave Ped Bridge update-to go to bid soon
Rec center sub committee proposal
(The group is going to look into the feasibility of a Recreation center, as to a location, its use for gym, programs, fitness, meeting rooms, etc.- at the cost of building such a Center which is estimated to from $12-15 million, and being able to operate it with memberships and attendance to support itself; encourage and support a recreation center in the north part of Longmont; to get more use of the Lyons schools -gyms, fields, etc. for Lyons recreation (e-mail if you are interested in being on the firstname.lastname@example.org
1.- BUDGET ITEMS WERE PRIORITIZED:were: 1. St, Vrain Trail with a $2 million grant with $152,000 Matching funds; 2-Martin Acres; 3-Bike Park repair; 4-Bohn Park-Phase III with lights; 5-Street light screening, 6-small dog park;
3-The Commssion emphasized a 4-way stop at 2nd Avenue near Bohn Park, as soon as possible, as there are hazards of seeing over the slope on the bridge, which makes blind spots (if someone is below the slope; the driver can’t see them), The Commission is recommending the 4 way stops, with “slow” speed signs to avoid a tragedy, and will make a presentation before the Town Board on the hazard. .4.- The 4th Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Design is upcoming and out for Bid. (The bridge will be paid for thru Safe Schools grant is scheduled to start this fall and be finished in 2022.
5.-.The Town agreed to try for the $2 million grant for the St. Vrain Trail east of town to the Foothills Highway. The town leases the land at the back to: of Blue Mountain Stone, Spirit Hounds, and Clark’s Hardware the trail has to go thru, as well as over 3 or 4 ditches- The town is trying to come to an agreement with the Ditch companies as well as the Northern Colorado.Water District.The grants for this Trail amount to $2 million and will be an advantage to all..the businesses on the Eastern corridor; bikers, and hikers to get off the highway and to safety; and will meet with St. Vrain Greenway Trail coming west from Longmont.; Matching funds needed are $152,000; The amount of the grant is $2 million.
6 -The 10 acres south of the Dog Park may be used for bike trails, with a practice loop for skills, with a proposal for the area, with a side trail at the south 10 acres for a 6 foot wide trail half way to Ledge Ditch;
7-The installation of the Water Rescue units is pending.
8–Walsh Construction has finished the storage area for softball and baseball..
9- The Ponds water quality proposals for Aeration or nanobubble technology are being reviewed.
10- DUE TO COVID THE 2021 Lyons GOOD OLD DAYS was not budgeted for;
and will be discussed under Events: The Lyons Good Old Day is set for Saturday, June 25,2022, High school classes of the 0’s; 1’s; and 2’s, Mr. and Mrs. Good Old Day, and the 2022 graduates of pioneer families will be honored. Three classes, 1970, 1971, and 1972 will celebrate their 50th year.Pioneers from the Class of 2022 will be honored as well as Mr. and Mrs.Good Old Days.
11-TRASH IN PARKS: Everyone is asked to take a trash bag with you when you go into the Parks and pickup over the busy weekends.
12-Volunteers are needed to help weed-contact Dave, 823 825
13-There is still vandalism in the parks; if you see cars driving in the parks in the evening take their licenses; Security cameras has purchased 5 security cameras that will be installed soon.
Other pending Topics are: l.Open Space Trail Requests;
2 What to do about the Apple Valley plots that now belong to the County-Does Lyons want them?
3. Lyons-Hall Ranch Connection with improvements on the Highway
The next Parks and Rec, Commission meeting will be on Monday, November 8th at 6:00pm.
HAPPY BIRTHDAYS: Rachelle Schilling Amber England, Staci Beck Giovina, Marilyn Pen, Mona Vasquez, Donna Gore Hamernick, Carter Gregg-a teenager-13!; Cheri Huffer, Jessica Boxrude, Todd Jacobson,