ABOUT TOWN 1/27/22 – for the Lyons Recorder online
Another week gone by; 2022 so far has been snowy and cold; however, the sun shines during the day..that is Colorado. We had about 4 inches today, so it will be colder now
Be sure your water is dripping, you have your heat up, your pipes don’t freeze, and leave the heat up after it gets warm as the heat pushes the cold down to the pipes.
Another Year has come; 2021 was a dull and scary year; with thousands dying from the COVID, and now Omicron is here; There were 1034 new cases today! 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 NEWS: Basketball and Wrestling is going on now. The girls have a lot of hustle, but have trouble making baskets. Scores of the game against Denver Christian was girls 58-21-Lyons girls , and 62-46-Lyons boys; The boys held two exciting games at home last week, vs Strasburg, won 58-51 and against Longmont Christian, and won 64-46. If they keep going like they are, they could easily go to State Hang in their boys. On the game last Tuesday, Jan. 18th, at home, vs. Gilpin County, the Varsity girls lost 55-32 and the boys won 53-32. They will play Clear Creek this Friday Jan 28th at home-Girls varsity at 5:30 and Boys Varsity at 7:00pm/ JV games are at 4:00pm; , and against Denver Academy next Friday, Feb. 4th at home; girls at 6pm and boys at 7:30pm; and will play Highland on Tuesday, Feb. 8th; at home; both girls and boy at 7:00pm; JV at 5:30 with C games at 4:00pm/ home on Friday,Jan. 28th Be sure to attend their games.
Now Is the time to get your homework and good grades; to graduate with high honors to be able to get into college.
Mayama Dance Classes started on Monday, January 10th, and they still have room for beginners. with the annual dance program in the Lyons NEW Auditorium on Sat., May 22nd.
CHAMBER SOCIAL this Thursday, Jan 28th, 5:30-7:30pm, at Oskar Blues..wear masks, social distance. All businesses urged to attend. Dues are Due: $100.00 for businesses; and $75.00-non profits. Come, help the Chamber promote Lyons..The Town Sales Tax has been higher than usual.. It pays when you shop at home.
Yosemite National Park program, Jan 27th, 7:00pm, at Regional Library; Registrations necessary; online
Geometry Workshop, Jan 29th, from 11am-5pm; library
ANNOUNCING TO LYONS ALUMNI AND AREA RESIDENTS, THE LYONS GOOD OLD DAY has been revived for Saturday, June 24 & 25===Beginning on Friday, June 24th, at 6:00p.m. with the dedication of the sandstone bench to honor Mickey Hawkins, who was killed in Viet Nam 50 years ago at the Lyons Redstone Museum; by the Class OF 1969; and on SATURDAY JUNE 25th, with a HISTORY PROGRAM AT 1PM at the Lyons Redstone Museum; (honoring all Alumni and Lyons area Pioneers, classes of the 00’s; 01’s and 02’s, Mr. and Mrs. Good Old Days, and the 2022 graduates from Lyons High whose families are pioneers. been in the area 40 years and more) followed by the Alumni get togethers, (The Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972, who will celebrate their 50th Class Reunion, and the Class of 1987 will celebrate their 35th year, as well as the classes of the 00’2 01’s, 02’s,and all otherAlumni, followed by a Band Concert from 5-7pm (Ian Brighton’s Lons Ditch Co. band) at Sandstone Park.. More events are needed-car show, races, talent show, etc. call 303 823 5925 if you will sponsor an event. (All alumni please tell your classmates)
Highway #7 (South St. Vrain Road) is again closed for construction except early morning and late evenings..
The Winter Wonderland Concert with Joe Klucka band was enjoyed by a good crowd last Saturday, with more scheduled on Sunday Feb 13th 2-4pm, and Sat., Feb. 26th 2-4; Plan to attend..cookies and cocoa are available-donation to LCF.
Exercise: Barre & Soul M\W-8:30-9:30am; Thurs-6:30-7:30pm;
BINGO: The M\S High holds their Bingo sessions every Sunday, from 1-3 at Bingo alley IN Longmont ..Plan to attend. They earn around $80,000 for School events and necessities.
No ice skating this year–not enough freezing weather. .
Visit LyonsThrive.com for information and to read what people would improve, change or what you love about Lyons.
THE TRANSPORTATION services in Lyons continues with the ZTrip Voucher Program as well as the EcoPass program Boulder County anticipates the daily public transportation (M-F) to begin in March or early April.
INSTRUCTORS ARE NEEDED FOR Lyons Recreation programs. Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com; if you would like to teach a class.
Sales Taxes for the first 10 months of the year are up by just over $444,188, which is 32%. Shopping locally makes an impact in Lyons.
Town of Lyons MEETINGS / NEWS
LYONS PARKS & RECREATIION COMMISSION 1/10/22
– PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE WALK – met on Monday, with Yelena Hughs, presiding. Members present were: Claudia Kean, Sec’y, Sandra; Tom Delker, Randy Pollard, CJ Sparks.
Several (Dave Cosgrove, Claudia Keane, Tracy, Chris Jain, town contracted engineer) had walked from the proposed bridge along 4th Avenue to view the sidewalk going to the Elementary School from the 4th Street Bridge; to see if the Safe Routes to School grants has funding for at least one side of the street.
The West side seems to be the most feasible, as the hotel may include the sidewalk on the east side, with the east side being done in sections as they have the money. Designated to cost around $200,000; there are no funds for a sidewalk at this time; but several possibilities are being looked into, both grants and budget. The sidewalk will go North to the Elementary School, and has to cross the streets a time or two. The 4th Avenue bridge should be completed before the spring runoff, and may start this week. They wish to tell the Town to consider saving the old trees along the east of the sidewalk.
OTHER TOWN of Lyons NEWS:
A Commissions’ training was held Jan 22 & 25 for members of all commissions, to train them on being advisory boards.
Other projects are St. Vrain Trail (they have money and are agreeing with the other agencies, to put the trail down the old railroad bed); a trail to the “L”; Bike Safety Month in May; Night Sky-maybe in August; Martin Parcel-to be annexed; street light dimmers; dirt bike track; and small dog park
It was brought up about interest in a recreation center with a swimming pool..The P&R will not campaign for it, but will support it. it is thought it is best for a citizen’s group to head it. The next Parks & Recreation meeting is Monday, Jan. 10th. At 6pm on Zoom
A PCDC public hearing was held on the proposed hotel on Main Street. See ARTICLE.
TOWN OF LYONS BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEETING: The Lyons Town Board met at 7:00pm on Tuesday, Jan. 18th, due to Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday. See separate ARTICLE for a full write up of the Meeting by Kathleen Spring.
MEMORIAL: The Larry Cohan memorial bench is located in the Lyons Cemetery with beautiful views in all directions. The design is based on one of his paintings, and the theme that he was fond of-a mountain home. His sisters, Hanna, Lindy, and Priscilla thank everyone for their generosity in the spirit of Larry’s love for Lyons, and have donated the leftover funds to the Lyons Community Foundation in Larry’s name. (Larry, an artist, passed away in Sept. 2020.)
REMEMBERING: Ramon Vasquez-gone for 3 years; Pauline Maestas-passed 15 years ago – mother to Andy Maestas;
BIRTHDAYS: Christopher Lee; Thorne Vasquez, Patricia Pope, David Sutak, Deb Schilling, Trevor Johnson, Brian Giron, Georgia Angelo, Karli Palmer,
BIRTH: Levi Charles Baker to Larrizza & Lee Bart Baker; Our Congratulations.
BRAYDEN JUESCHKE, the son of Laura Leliding and Joseph Juescke, and grandson of Sharon McConnell and Jim Leiding is celebrating his 29th Birthday. Braydon had a heart transplant when he was 6 months old; born in Grand Junction he was entered in the Children’s Hospital for an eye ailment, and they found his heart was not fully connected; they spent several months waiting for a suitable heart, (A little boy drowned in the bathtub). Brayden has remarkably has lived this 29 years; He lives in Provo, Utah and is a cook. Happy Birthday, Brayden.
Get well Wishes: Gary McCrumb announces that at long Last his leg (badly injured by a motorcycle) has healed.
THE MARSHALL FIRE: We are in great sympathy with the fire victims of Superior and Louisville; How can you help? Volunteers are needed to help clean up the rubble; Take personal items & winter clothing to a Thrift Store. Send funds to: Boulder County Wildfire Fund bit.ly/3eJln2M -1000 thousand homes were destroyed, and now they have to deal with nothing but what they were wearing; their lost pets; everything burned. Luckily notice was given in time to evacuate but two lives were lost ( one staying in to save his important papers, and the others went back for her dogs.) It burned 6000 acres and 1000 homes. ( In comparison Lyons is located on around 400 acres; with 900 homes),
TOWN NEWS: the PCDC of the town held a public hearing on the Moss Rock Hotel Monday evening; with about 169 queued in on Zoom. The 20 who spoke all endorsed it, as giving the town visitors to the Bluegrass and other events a place to stay, instead of having to stay out-of-town; providing more people to enhance the town’s businesses. and providing 100 jobs, and a lot of Sales and Property Tax.
A Public Hearing on camping on Planet Bluegrass’s southeast pasture was postponed until Thursday, January 27th, starting at 5:30pm; with both issues to go before the Town board for public hearings in February.