ABOUT TOWN 11/25/21 #86 for the Lyons Recorder online
Another week gone by..having computer problems, so this week’s column may be shorter than usual. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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) – It will be open during Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
For most worthy Donation give to the Lyons Community Foundation. See October article for a list of who got grants.
COVID is still dangerous,…this week’s statistics: with 8 people in Boulder County dying today, 7 unvaccinated; 257 new cases, 34,208 total cases; 98 new hospitalizations, daily discharge-17; 306 total deaths, 811,812-total cases in Colorado, 9,178-deaths; 45,915- hospitalizations; 4,030,63-had 1 shot; 3,623,970-have had two shots. Therefore, we have to stay in, away from each other, safe distancing, wash hands, don’t catch it. Now they are trying to decide who should receive the hospital treatment.. the young or the “old” who don’t have many years left. Yes, it is scarey! total cases Lyons Middle\Sr School; 1-active student; 12 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.email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town is aware that some people are trying to cheat on the vouchers; don’t ruin it for everybody; be honest.
Diversion Day is to encourage residents to divert items from the trash, and will include scrap metal, block and hard flat Styrofoam.. thanks Lyons Volunteers .. It was a big success and took twice as long to collect it all! thank you.
The Lyons Walt Self Senior Center is open for bi-weekly lunch.
Senior Bus Trip to “dinner and theater” December 15th. Contact Lisa Ramsey for more details. (55+ years, Lyons seniors)
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 a.m. Contact: email@example.com. 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 p.m. Call 303 441 1415 the day ahead by 1pm. to order. (ages 65 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.
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 —Please no expired items.
- Shelf stable juices (orange, grapefruit, cranberry, tomato)
- Canned meals: Stew, ravioli, hash (we have lots of chili right now 11/21)
- Canned beans (baked beans, pinto, refried, black, kidney, red, navy, etc.) No green beans needed
- Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Grits
- Brown rice and flavored rice (ie: Spanish rice, long grain and wild rice)
- Other grains: couscous, quinoa
- Pasta (we have lots of mac & cheese and spaghetti right now but could use other types)
- Ground coffee
- Canned tomato products (diced, Rotel, stewed, paste, whole)
- Pickles, Olives
- Mustard, Mayonnaise, Ketchup
- FOR KIDS: 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 303 823 6260, Vet Clinic – DOG GROOMING – 303 501 5882 -Tues-Fridays
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 (use code word to get discount). MOTEL is open for coffee in the mornings, with the bar, sandwiches, and music in the evening, with a special food and music on Wednesday evenings; –set up is on the lot east of the Motel grounds, and Open for business.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make corrections or updates.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
LYONS TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES = all meetings still on ZOOM. (November 2021)
outbuilding into living quarters.
HISTORY OF THE LYONS DEPOT:
The Lyons Depot was built in 1894 with the Railroad to haul the Lyons sandstone throughout the United States; It was used until 1960, when trucks hauled the stone; it was in wreck and ruin; in fact we held a garage sale there in 1972; It was owned by an individual who was about to sell it and move it block by block to Colorado Springs; The Town bought it, and Bertha Ramey, the Savior, provided the last $500 to pay $5500.00 for it. Vaughn Carter was Mayor at the time. The Lyons Historical Society was formed to “save the depot” needing a tax-exempt status – Dorothy Paxton was President, Helen Kiessling, Mary & Don Colard, LaVern Johnson, and many more can be credited with saving it. It was on State Highway land and Railroad Land with a lawsuit over it being sold. It was restored for the Town Library by Jim Emerson and son, Pete and others, with a grant from the State Historical Society. It was used as a Library, crammed with books, until after the 2013 flood. Many books were wet and ruined. Mark Browning, new to town, took on the big job of moving the books. The Library then went to Main Street, and a vote for a Library District, failed at first; then thanks to Mark, it passed. Ellen Hine and Ann Trementozzi were the first librarians (in the Depot building).
GRANT/TAXES: The building was in very poor shape and was restored by a Grant from the State Historical Society with new roof, pointing of stone, etc. Part of the building is an old baggage car, which was used by Jim & Doris Gouge as a refreshment stand. It was dedicated to the town for a library annex in honor of their son, Jim, who died in an accident, while diving off a cliff.
It became the Lyons Regional Library, with a Property Tax of 5.6%; which pays for the Bond for the buildings as well as the Operations. We are very fortunate to have such a great library
However, now the building is vacant, with ideas for its use welcome. Contact Town of Lyons, Box 49, Lyons,Co. 80540
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION met Monday, November 8th, at 6pm.
The Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission met on Monday evening, with those present, Dave Cosgrove, Diector; LaVern Johnson, Honoray Member; Ian Brighton, Chair; Claudia Kean -Secretary; Chris Cope -Vice President; Mark Browning-town liaison; Julia Herz; Randy Pollard; Yelena Hughs , and Tom Delbert, who was named the new board member to replace Veronica Gaia. Tracy Sauders-of Flood Recovery gave an update on the 4th Ave Bridge with the bid going out in two weeks. It will be paid for by Safe Grants to School, and the CBDB. Discussion was held on the walkways, the width of the trail, and sidewalks.
Park Operations–The Town is taking care of maintenance;
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
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 email@example.com
LAST MEETNG: 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
Community Events-The grant has been received for Lyons Night out; All went well with the parade and Rave to the Grave; and the Christmas Parade and Fireworks will be held on Sat. Dec.4th after the parade.;
The Jump Doctors Bike Park is moving along
Boulder County Open Space meeting is agreeable for the Corona Hill Trail to the Hall Ranch Trail, as well as a Trail up to the L”; The Town has voted to annex the Martin Parcel ; The St.Vrain Greenway Trail to Longmont is slowly proceeding, with a grant approved.
Role of Commissions and Boards as public liaison was delayed until next meeting.
Our thanks to Ian Brighton who resigned as Chair of the Commission. Two new members are needed on the Parks & Recreation Commission.. pick up an application at the Town Hall. They meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:00pm.
The next Parks and Rec, Commission meeting will be on Monday, December 12 at 6:00pm.