ABOUT TOWN 1/6/22 – 1st of Year 2022 – for the Lyons Recorder online
After all those warm months, the winter has arrived.
Another Year has come and gone; 2021 was a dull and scary year; with thousands dying from the COVID, and now Omicron is here; We should all stay in, stay away from crowds, wear a masks, social distance, and wash hands; Encourage all you know to get vaccinated. It is the only hope!
School started this Wednesday with the only time off now is Spring Vacation in March..However, it is time to get your homework and good grades; to graduate with high honors to be able to get into college.
Basketball and Wrestling are going on now. — Be sure to attend their games.
The LYONS GOOD OLD DAY has been revived by the Alumni and the Lyons Historical Society.
==It begins on Friday at 6:00 pm. on Friday, June 24th, at the Lyons Redstone Museum, where the class of 1969 will dedicate a sandstone bench in honor of Mickey Hawkins, who was killed in Vietnam 50 years ago, the year he would have graduated,
==The History program to be held at the Lyons Redstone Museum at 1:00p.m. honoring the three Lyons High School classes for their 50th Reunion, 1970, 1971, 1972, and classes of the ‘00’s; ’01’s, and ‘02’s, such as 1930, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 00, 10, 20, the ‘01’s, such as¸1931, 1941, 51, 6l, 7l, 8l, 9l, 0l. ll. L2. and ‘02’s, such as: `1932, 42, 52, 62, 72. 82, 92, 02, 12, 22, as well as other alumni, besides honoring Mr. Mrs. Good old Days, and the members of the 2022 High School Graduating Class, who are from pioneer families, (been in the Lyons area over 40 years). All alumni and friends are invited., followed by Alumni events by various classes. Write you friends and alumni and let them know!
==followed by a Community potluck at 5pm; and Band Concert from 6-8pm at Sandstone Park.. More events are needed-car show, races, talent show, etc. call 303 823 5925 if you will sponsor an event.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
Town of Lyons Board of Trustees
The Lyons TOWN had a week off, and are now back, with the Town Board meeting Monday night, January 3, at 7 p.m., as follows
Mayor Nick included the fire that struck Louisville and Superior in his prayers; and hoped 2022 would be a better year for all.
Mark Browning brought up that Lyons needs to update their fire code, and called to have a joint meeting with the fire department. Mike Karavas stated the town should look into undergrounding of lines. Greg Lowell stated the town needs to mitigate the South Ledge Ditch so it won’t flood the houses again. Kay Sparks was named on the Health and Human Services Commission. (Her husband Gil was appointed last month, too). The Sheriff’s report showed that since school starts up on Wednesday, drivers are asked to be careful and keep an “eye” out. The Trustees have scheduled a Trip down 4th Avenue for Safe Route to School this Friday, January 7, at 1p.m.; meet at the Town Hall. The Trustees suggested that fire victims of the Marshall Fire with an RV can use LaVern’s Park. They are trying to have a Vaccine clinic and to advertise it heavily (the Library has announced an one-day clinic this Friday at the Library). The nomination packets can be picked up NOW for new Board members election April 5th. Mark Browning asked that they ask for a Trail between Lyons and the Hall Ranch Trail on the next ballot. They have gone over the specs of the Moss Rock Development (80 room hotel) which has been sent to all agencies to review, who have 28 days. The old hotel will be demolished soon. The town received a grant from Dola-Cares for $42,000 for a credit card reader. Ditman stated that Callahan had paid the fine and they will be interviewing contractors. Resident Yoder–a Draft order is due this week, with time to appeal; at which time the abatement will begin. The renewal of a lease to Raul Vasquez of the lots along the old railroad that he has been renting for 20 years; for the last two years @ $6600 a year; Kenyan Waugh suggested they should review the price the County is renting such lots out for. A discussion was held on a rental license, to make sure rental properties are safe to rent. A discussion was held on the Role and Authority of Boards and Commission, of which the Commissions are for Advisory (due to a mistake an Advisory committee made–they were told at the meeting that No action can be taken or No Grants applied for without first going to the board); A meeting will be held for the Boards and Commission on January 22nd. Summitt Housing stated they had to have a Bond before progressing (to make sure the project is according to all rules and regulations); the board will schedule a workshop with them.
The next meeting will be held on TUESDAY (due to Martin Luther King Day on Monday) January 18th, at 7pm, on Zoom.
The next meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission is next week, January 10th.
BIRTHDAYS: Bret Fell; Gary LaFever; Janna Baer, Leah Baer, Emily Dusel, Sonny Smith, Stephany Jacobson, Jenny Fox;
40th Anniversary of Lois Gibbs being the head of the National Hazardous Waste Committee (Lois was the one that spoke up and saved her community 40 years ago, when they were going to build houses on a hazardous waste dump; since then she has saved many communities, and is head of the National Committee; (We became acquainted with the work of Lois Gibbs when they were trying to build 800 homes on Dowe Flats on top of the SynTex Hazardous Waste Dump there.
THE MARSHAL FIRE: We are in great sympathy with the fire victims of Superior and Louisville. Of those we know are the parents of Darrell Hessilius, married to Theresa Richmond, who now lives in Oklahoma, and the daughter of Ken & Loretta Richmond, former owners of the St, Vrain Market.
Get well wishes to John Martin, who is now out of the hospital
CONGRATULATIONS to Randy and Georgene Pollard on their 30th Anniversary;
TRAVEL: Gary McCrumb is in Nueva Vallarta
HELEN KIESSLING: We are saddened at the death of Helen Kiessling, on October 28th, former resident of Lyons, at the age of 93, in Littleton, Colo. She was born in Chicago to Joseph and Marjorie Crosse; She grew up in a large family of twelve children, and became her mother’s helper. She met Bill Kiessling, a seaman, at a dance and married n 1952; and had a son, Bill, in 1958; Employment brought the family to Lyons, and they lived at the end of Road 69E South of in Lyons, and raised their son. He graduated in 1995, and became a veterinary. Bill. Sr. passed away in 1995 and Helen moved to Litttleton to live closer to her family-Bill and wife Connie and their beagles. She enjoyed seeing the visitors to her bird feeders, growing tomato plants and wildflowers, reading novels, and being a member of the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish. She graduated from cosmetology school. Helen was a member of the Lyons Historical Society and helped with garage sales and the Museum for many years (1971-1995). We will miss Helen and extend our sympathy to the family.