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How was your Halloween? It’s fun to dress up like an idiot and people praise you! Or dress as something scary and people laugh!And how often have you had a hard time figuring out what the person is supposed to be dressed as?!
Most of the costumes in the parade were old-time favorites, like super heroes, ghastly bloody things, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars, etc. I even saw the Christmas Elf (a la Will Farrell). At first I thought that many of them were old costumes pulled out of the closet, but news reports say Halloween has increased in popularity so much that it falls second only to Christmas in terms of total consumer retail spending… meaning costumes, treats, par
This week we have dozens of photos of the Parade, Trick-or-Treaters, and the Rave to the Grave “Catwalk” and party! Plus we have a ton of “General News” (below), so I won’t dilly dally and hold you up — go and have some fun!
Daylight savings time ends for the season: Saturday/Sunday November 6-7
ELECTION RESULTS: The 2021 Coordinated Election includes state, county, and local level content. == The solar facility and its location question was approved by the voters. Preliminary results show nearly 68% in favor, with 32% opposed. It takes about 10 days to fully certify the election results.
Some of you may find this interesting:
As of Monday, November 1, 755,631 ballots have been returned. Mostly older people have voted. Tuesday 961,877 ballots have been returned. Wedn 11/3, 1,444,071 ballots have been returned. A year ago, General Election, on November 3 Election Day — 2,573,699 ballots had been returned.
Halloween News: See separate article detailing all the wonderful events. Approximately 500 people attended the Parade and trick-or-treating, and 800 attended the Rave to the Grave, raising $27,000 for nonprofits in Lyons.
GOOD NEWS STORY: Rebecca Holley said: Tonight my 8-year old son was at home with me answering the door for trick-or-treaters, and we ran out of candy while a group of teenaged trick-or-treaters were at our door. When my son told them, they opened their bags and refilled our empty bowl. Thank you, to these great kiddos and their parents! What a great example for my son – and all of us, for that matter!
PUMPKINS – Don’t toss out your pumpkins. Two farms have pigs who would love to eat them!
1. Our pigs will devour any type of pumpkin or squash: the lumpy ones, the long ones, the carved ones, the tiny ones, you name it! Just make sure it’s free of candles, paint, or black mold. Drop them in our bins at 1164 Apple Valley Rd. any time for free disposal (into the pig pen!)
2. Yellow Barn Farm and Art Center – on Foothills Hwy. (yes the big yellow barn!)
Accidents: On Friday, October 29, 2021, at approximately 1:44 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 57-year-old female hiker who had taken an approximately 20-foot tumbling fall after losing her balance while she was taking a picture off the Flatiron Loop Trail. At the time, the female from Lakewood, Colorado, was hiking with her sister. She was taken to a Boulder hospital. ============November 1, 2021 at approximately 4:26 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a structure fire in the 8800 block of Vermillion Road, north of Longmont in unincorporated Boulder County. Upon their arrival, fire personnel could see smoke coming from the roof of the single-story, single-family residence. The resident told first responders that he had been under the house cleaning up cobwebs with a propane torch when the fire flashed out of control. He attempted to put it out but was unable to do so and evacuated the home. That party was the only person inside the house at the time and was not injured
HISTORIC DISTRICT: Littleton has voted to officially designated 71 buildings in its downtown area as “historic buildings”! Congratulations! That’s amazing! Here is a link to find out more: https://www.littletongov.org/building-development/historic-preservation/downtown-historic-district == Lyons new History Preservation Commission will be looking into adding new homes too in the near future.
LIONS IN BOHN PARK – October 25-27 = Fresh mountain lion kill on west side of Bohn park practice field by the Carroll’s property. We almost walked right into it with the dog. I did call non emergent dispatch and state patrol div of wildlife. Bring your furries and kids in this evening and stay away from that area. – 2nd one in two days.
WILDLIFE: Robyn Sloan said on 11/1/21 ==today’s video — was of Nicky and her 2 young ones. They have been seen on camera in the Rabbit Mountain area and around Apple Valley. A female mountain lion’s territory is much smaller than a male’s and often will overlap with other females, and be only 5 miles by 5 miles in total area. She may even be walking through town in the wee hours of the morning with her two.
CHRISTMAS CACTUS: 26 people responded to a posting on facebook – they ALL said their cactus was blooming now! For Halloween (while it usually blooms at Thanksgiving)!?
WILDLIFE – tons of wildlife being caught on home wildlife cameras in the mountains surrounding Lyons! Beware of mountain lions, coyotes, elk, and bears that are just a few miles away… be sure your dogs are on a lease when you go for a walk. Protect your garbage cans. Go to Lyons Happenings on Facebook to see the videos! (almost daily videos)
LYONS COMMUNITY FARM: I’ve taken the report out of here because so much is happening, I have to put it in a separate article – watch for it next week!
Welcome Home Gary McGRUMB! – He had Surgery again on his leg this week, in a continuing effort to recover from his accident. He said, “Surgery went well and they have released me from the hospital immediately after, so that’s a good sign!”
NATURE TIP – ELK vs DEER: Robyn Sloan, Lyons, gave me this information (because I mistakenly said on Facebook: “the buck and his harem” and it should be “elk bull”) == learn something new! ==male elk are bulls, male deer are bucks == female elk are cows, female deer are does, == baby elk are calves, baby deer are fawns. == you might also enjoy our ARTICLE on “elk bugling explained”
See this week’s SCHOOL NEWS, with lots of special announcements and photos!!
See our cross-country winners, and the Homecoming King & Queen!
Road Paving and Patching==Paving and Crack Sealing North side of Lyons
Residents north of Main St will be impacted by Infrared Street Patching which is scheduled for the week of November 1st. ==Additionally Crack Sealing is planned to take place the next week, beginning on November 8. ==Streets impacted include:
2nd Ave-Old Main North
Stickney-from 3rd East to alley
3rd Ave-from Stickney to Seward
4th Ave from Stickney North
Vehicles will need to be removed from those streets during the work hours, 7 a.m. – 5 p..m for the contractor to complete the work. Help us help you, please move your vehicle as needed. Thank you!
Longs Peak Dr=Sewer Line Update 11/3/21
The sewer main is estimated to be completed this week.
Beginning Tuesday November 9, the contractor plans to begin connecting the existing sewer service lines to the new main. This will require a few hours of not flushing or running water down the drain. The contractor will be going door to door as this is done. They estimate 4 service connections each day starting at the lower end of Longs Peak Dr.
Holiday Artisan Market (Christmas) ==Vendors==last day to register November 5th==ONLY 8 BOOTHS LEFT!! Sign up to sell your quality handcrafted items at this once a year event. Come sell your lovingly crafted wares alongside other quality craft vendors. This year we will be adhering to the school districts Covid-19 rules which include masks for everyone inside the building. The school district is following Boulder County guidelines and restrictions can change at any time. ==Full refunds (minus the online processing fee) will be offered if the event is canceled due to Covid-19.
Ages (for vendors): 18 and up
Dates : Sat and Sun, Dec 4 & 5, 10 am – 4 pm
Location: (hopefully) Lyons Elementary Gym, 338 High St;
Vendor Registration Fee: $75 – $85
REGISTRATION CLOSES NOVEMBER 5TH.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE — Open Enrollment– to choose an Affordable Care Act health-insurance plan for 2022 on the federal Health Insurance Marketplace begins Nov. 1. Enrollment this year 2021 was at an all time high. More than 2.5 million Americans signed up for an ACA plan during the special enrollment period the Biden administration initiated in February to ensure individuals had access to coverage during the pandemic. Republicans in Washington, D.C. tried to dismantle the program during the Trump Administration, and they put in place many blocks to keep people from enrolling, to try and prove that not many people were using it. Go here to learn more about the plans: https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/open-enrollment-period/ Sign up by Dec 15th for coverage that starts in 2020. —- If you applied in the past for financial help or coverage, but didn’t qualify, now is the time to reapply. Two out of three customers who applied for financial help in 2021 but didn’t qualify could receive financial help in 2022. Connect for Health Colorado connectforhealthco.com/ —- We’ll put this reminder in our “Things To Do” weekly article.
CLOSED = most government offices, libraries and post offices will be closed:
Thursday Nov 11th Veterans Day
Thursday, Nov. 25th Thanksgiving Day
Friday, Nov. 26th, Native American Heritage Day
RV Parking Ordinance
Effective January 18, 2022, recreation vehicles, watercraft and trailers in excess of 20 feet in length excluding hitches and tongues, may not be parked on town streets or right-of-way for periods longer than 72 hours.
By the way the Town will be discussing a possible location where RVs can be parked, this month’s Agenda.
CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS ==world leaders gather at COP26 to hammer out agreements to tackle climate change
==The 3.5 trillion tons of Greenland’s ice sheet that has melted over the past decade has raised global sea levels by one centimeter and is heightening worldwide flood risks. The ice sheet atop the world’s largest island contains enough frozen water to lift oceans some twenty feet. (11/1/21) Global warming has caused extreme ice melting events in Greenland to become more frequent and more intense over the past 40 years according to new research
Boulder County “Fairgrounds Master Plan” =Public Open House and presentation, Tuesday, Nov. 16., 5-7:30 p.m.
9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, 5-6 p.m. Open House, 6-7 p.m. Presentation
7-7:30 p.m. Open House. visit boco.org/fairgroundsMP. Masks are required.
========repeat — take these October surveys===========
I am putting these surveys in a special article this week, in case some people don’t have time to read this “Editor’s News Briefs”………….
1.) LARIMER COUNTY COVID federal FUNDS to spend – Access the survey here: http://ow.ly/hRuc50Gc2Kg – closes Nov. 7th
2.) COMPREHENSIVE PLAN:
This survey asks for your input on topics that will help to shape Lyons’ future over the coming decades. — closes Nov. 30th
SEE MORE survey news in the Article
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OCTOBER WAS BUSINESS MONTH at the Lyons Recorder!
SEE OUR INDEX of ARTICLES ==
Congrats to – BEST OF BOULDER County – Boulder Weekly magazine October 28
=Spirit Hound – Best Brewery 6 years in a row!
=BEST RESTAURANT in Lyons:
#1 Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
#2 Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Brew
#3 Mojo Taqueria
YELLOW BARN – yes, the one on Foothills Highway! Is now an event venue, art gallery and organic farm – 9417 North Foothills Hwy (see our events page for an upcoming farm-to-table dinner and art show – firstname.lastname@example.org: Here is their Mission
Allen’s Farm is a historically landmarked property just outside of downtown Boulder, CO. This 100-acre land was once a thriving equestrian facility, boarding over 50 horses, and hosting large-scale competitive events in it’s hay-day. Now, we are here to rehabilitate the soil through regenerative permaculture practices that work with the land, not against it.
Our community goals are to increase soil CO2 carbon sequestration, feed and herd animals through silvopasture farming techniques, and offer fresh food to the community.
Lyons Businesses: Apply Now for the Latest Funding – Does your biz need funding to kickstart your recovery? Good news: The U.S. SBA’s new programs can help. But you have to act fast. See our ARTICLE from last week, with links and info. SBA increases funds for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster loans to businesses https://lyonsrecorder.org/2021/10/28/sba-increases-covid-injury-biz-funds/
(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 =NOVEMBER= SENIOR NEWS. As usual we have a TON of tips, links, and more in the MONTHLY article! — We are switching from doing this at the end of the month to the first of the month — this will make more sense when we list the birthdays!
==LYONS LIBRARY – see our ARTICLE November 11th
====================END of WEEKLY REPEAT
CRAFT FAIR this weekend 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., River Church. Some amazing donated crafts, big and small, and the funds will help prevent Human Trafficking! See Things to do for more details.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: The Lyons Community Church is looking for individuals of all ages to help with the popular annual Pageant, which will be on December 12th. (for people from any church). Contact them by December 1st –if you would like a speaker, or non-speaking part. Some parts are in person, and others on video. Contact Pastor Emily, or stop by before or after services on Sundays; or call the office.
VETERANS DAY EVENT IN DOWNTOWN DENVER: Saturday November 6, 16th Street Mall. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free to the event, which also offers a music stage, family-friendly activities, military displays, vendors and a variety of local restaurants. (bus and traffic closed)
Run for Local Office!=November 13, 10:30 – noon. Lyons Library Community Room – this activitiy will be in our Things to Do calendar, and on our web page calendar.
November 5 – 6-9 p.m., ART SHOW OPENING at SolHawk, 401 Main Street. Android Jones – described as a “digital painter.” He has shown his work around the world; and has an immense body of work – see our Things to Do page for more details
A Guide to COLORADO SONGS == Join CU professor Laurie Sampsel as she explores Colorado’s positives and negatives through music.—SPONSORED by Boulder Museum – Friday, 11/5 at 7 p.m. — see our THINGS TO DO weekly calendar for a lot more details; or go here for tickets.
FREE STRESS MANAGEMENT CLASS offered by LEAF: National Stress Awareness Day was this week! Keep in mind the three basic tenants of managing stress: Sleep Hygiene, Mindful Eating, and Movement. When we are intentional in these areas, we set the stage for healthy living in the body and mind. Classes to manage Holiday Stressors begin THIS Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm at the Lyons Community Church. They usually allow people to join in the 2nd week of classes, so don’t give up — contact Cherie Maureaux at email@example.com to sign up for the 6 week program, or for any questions about mental health. All conversations are confidential.
SENIOR BUS TRIP December 15th – sign up now – limited seats! Dinner Theater “Song of Music”. Contact Lisa at LRamsey@townoflyons.com for details, or see the SENIOR NEWS ARTICLE.
REMINDER: Library Friends BOOK SALE – open to all – November 4, 5, 6 — See Things to Do weekly column for more details.
We have so much COVID new news this week that we have made a separate ARTICLE. THE LYONS RECORDER GIVES YOU ‘ONE STOP SHOPPING’ — WE GATHER INFO FROM MULTIPLE WEB SITE AND SOURCES AND PUT THEM ALL IN ONE ARTICLE FOR EASY, QUICK ACCESS!
COVID UPDATES article:
==General news / world news / WHO / CDC / Biden /
==Governor’s statement 11/2/21
==Vaccine for kids 5 to 11 yr
==Booster Shots, details
==Links to Test Sites
==Mandates in effect
==Boulder Co. Health Dept. news
==Larimer Co. Health mandates
==Steps to keep healthy
==NEW== COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody=== 161 providers are available:
If you don’t have the vaccine, and have any symptoms, get tested…
You need to be tested early in the infection, mild/moderate symptons, older or at risk. It’s not as effective as the vaccine; but helps if you get sick. See LINK.
Help Wanted, Lyons Recorder=====
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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!! Call her at 303-823-5925.
For more information, write to: LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com
This Week’s Articles:
==HALLOWEEN EVENTS— Photo Spread and details on the Spooktacular Parade and Trick or Treating, and Rave to the Grave fashion show and party!
==SCHOOL NEWS homecoming, Cross-County Regionals, etc (news & pix)
==TREES – time to plant – recommendations by experts
==SENIOR NEWS – one of our most popular (& detailed) monthly articles
==LCF announces 2022 Grant winning nonprofits!
==COVID NEWS – kids vaccine; governor’s statement; lots more
==COVID – Boulder County Health Dept. announcements
==Postage–announces rate increase and service will slow down
==SURVEYS on Lyons, Boulder & Larimer County – give your opinion
==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, deadlines, and more. *****33 CALENDAR ITEMS THIS MONTH****
==ABOUT TOWN by LaVern Johnson, tid bits of news from around town. And Board Meeting notes.
MY WEEKLY MESSAGE OF CARE:
It’s that time of year — donate your gently used or new coats to the annual Dependable Cleaners campaign. The have 19 locations, including Boulder. You get a tax deduction receipt. Mostly needed are kids and adult coats. Deadline 11/30/21.
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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