ABOUT TOWN 2/3/22 for the Lyons Recorder online
Another week gone by..today we have about a foot of snow with more to come. They cancelled school and are having it on-line. Kids now should be prepared so they can get on-line easily. 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. After all those warm months, the winter has finally arrived.
Covid is still dangerous and very contagious. The new cases are down to 208 cases today, where it was 1035 last week. 351 people have died in Boulder County, with 11,616 death in Colorado, 56,992 In the hospitals, 3,916,996 are fully vaccinated but people are still getting it, but not so bad. Boulder County is one of the worst so keep those masks on (even though they say you don’t need them) You have to avoid getting COVID. We hear from folks that have had it, and they are still having many problems..-seeing. Headaches, stability, etc..it is a scary disease and you should avoid it, if possible 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! However, people who have full vaccination are getting it, maybe not so bad, but they are sick. Beware!
All schools were closed today due to the storm; The next time off from 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.
There is a home game vs Denver Academy this Friday, Feb 4th, Boys C team at 4pm; JV-at 5pm; Varsity at 7:30 the girls JV play at 6pm; The girls play Highland on Feb. 7th, V at 5:30 and The next game is Feb . 18th at home vs Front Range Christian, boys JV at 4pm; and varsity at 7m; and Girls Varsity at 5:30pm.,
We see the wrestlers got 23 points at their last wrestling match.
· The Elementary PTO meets on the third Thursday at the library;
· Youth 6-12 are invited to join the new Teen Advisory Group at the Lyons Community Library, which meets TWICE a month on Thursdays (in January they are now twice a month!)
· The 2021-22 Yearbooks are on sale now. Call Annie Marie Stryaz 823 6631.
LIONS BOOSTER CLUB =BINGO= is held every Sunday 1-3 pm, at Bingo Alley in Longmont. Volunteers are needed, also players. It’s back to full room capacity. == Madison Jennings is Bingo President-303 579 9521; Come join us & help earn much needed funds to support LMSH students. It’s a lot of fun, too! Many positions still need to be filled. Please click on the link to sign up. Remember to click the “Save” button (at the top of the screen) after you click the “Signup” button. http://signup.com/go/HcNSxeh It raises funds to support a variety of extra curricular and academic activities.
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An Art Show will set at 5:30pm, at the Lyons Town Hall with the Art on display for two months; a reception will be held on Feb. 9th, The library will be featuring Joseph Lewenburg and Ann Hall’s art;
A VACCINE CLINIC will be held for all on Wed., Feb. 12th from Noon-6pn, at the Library..Stop by..REGISTER.
WINTER WONDERLAND with Jusse Garland will be held on Sunday, Feb. 13th at Bohn Park, from 2-4pm. All welcome;
There will be mining at the Hall Ranch with some blasting, as the Lyons Quarry Reclamation – be prepared;
OLD MAN WINTER RALLY- FEB. 6TH
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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)
Meals on Wheels are being delivered now..Call 710 310 8479 or MOW@leaflyons.org;
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; Art-Trading Cards; Book Club; Mental Health 2:30-4:30, two days a month.
The Lyons Volunteers are still in action, helping seniors and others. go to Lyonsvolunteers.org
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 cardbo
The Stone Cup is For Sale..Sam and Mindy Tallent have manned the Cup for 17 years, and are retiring to be with their grandson, and take it easy..
Call the Lyons Fire Department at anytime… to donate: https://www.lyonsfirefund.org/ — to get an evaluation of your home defense area, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org — Emergency Dispatch: 911 Boulder County Non-Emergency Line: 303-441-4444 Lyons Business phone: (303) 823-6611
Lyons Chamber met last week at Oskar Blues for their first social of the year. 35 people were present. They have put out a brochure about Lyons, and plan to publicize Lyons far and wide. Dues are due. Send $150.00 for businesses and $100.00 for non-profits, to the Chamber of Lyons, Co., Box 546 The Chamber is offering a Health Care Program; go to email@example.com == Socials will be done quarterly now. They are looking for sponsors for meetings.
==TOWN of LYONS – DOINGS==
The Town Board voted for a Creative District was held, with asking the town to furnish $18,000; Lauren Click and Jacquelyn Farrell are the officers of the Lyons Arts Commission; each entity would pay 1\3: Arts & Humanities, Town of Lyons, and Creative District. (watch the Town Trustee reports for more news)
FUN ACTIVITIES THE LYONS: Call: Lisa Ramsey. Go to: Lyons Recreation Department. Registration closes the day before the class or when filled, The next Winter Wonderland is Sunday, Feb 13th, in Bohn Park.
Remember- We are to encourage residents to divert items from the trash, and will include scrap metal, block and hard flat Styrofoam.. Take to the recycling bins or call a Lyons volunteer..
DOG License: 1st Dog License -$30.00; 2nd Dog and additional dogs each $20.00. You must show proof of your dog’ current rabies vaccination. (Unless you are in the Dog park, you must Leash your Dog) = https://www.townoflyons.com/dog
TOWN ANNUAL REPORT: Look on the town web or pickup one of the 10 copies of the Annual Report, telling the accomplishments of the Town in the Year 2020. Interesting. ==A new Annual Report is in the making with Board member Greg Lowell..watch for it.
2021 RESIDENT PARKING PASS. The annual parking pass is valid January 1 – Dec 31. The parking passes are available to residents of Lyons (Utility billing customers only); one free resident parking pass per household; a second pass may be obtained for $40, and three or more $55.00 each. Golf carts are considered vehicles and the one free parking pass may be used for a golf cart. === NON-Lyons residents may purchase a season parking pass for $80.00 per vehicle. === The parking fee for 2021 is $2 per hour on weekdays and off season weekends, and $3 per hour on peak season weekends. Parking fees must be paid at the kiosks located throughout the park with a receipt to placed on the windshield. Parking fees are enforced daily Sign up for your 2021 resident parking pass online www.townoflyons.com/parkingpass
COMMISSIONS: You are encouraged to serve on a Board or Commission, which meet once a month as advisory to the Town Board. There are several vacancies. Kathleen Spring keeps the list updated every quarter. =new= Tom Delker and CJ Sparks were appointed to Parks & Recreation Commission; and Sarah Lorang to Lyons Historic Preservation Commission.
GOOD OLD DAYS——————————————————
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,
On Saturday, June 25th, ==The History program will 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 the Class of 1987-their 35th Reunion, and the 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 of various classes at the WPA shelter, from 3-8pm, in Meadow Park (LaVern’s Park); A Band concert with the “Lyons Ditch Co”, is scheduled from 5-7:00pm; Write you friends and alumni and let them know!
More events are needed-car show, races, talent show, etc. call 303 823 5925 if you will sponsor an event.
See the MONTHLY SENIOR Article in Lyons Recorder. Very big and full of good information! A new one comes out the 1st week of each month.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please go at your own pace! =.
Senior meals furnished by Boulder County Aging for $3.00 can be picked up at the Senior Center on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; at 12 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)
DONATE LOCALLY –
donations are important to keep us going. . You are asked to donate to your favorite charity, such as: to the Lyons Redstone Museum, POBox 9,– Lyons PTO, Lyons Middle\Sr PTO; Lyons Fire District, Lyons Garden Club, and more! Your gift to these non-profits makes Lyons a better place to live.
—LCF— For a most worthy Donation give to the Lyons Community Foundation. The LCF donates to all area events-concert in the park; Christmas lights; etc. Thank you LCF.
Donate to Box 324. NEED HELP-FOOD, MEDICAL CARE, LOOK FOR HOUSING, ETC. Check with LEAF; by appointment, or food bank on Wednesdays 3-5pm. 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.
Museum News & Sales
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
Closed Oct 3, 2021, Opens May weekends and daily June 1 thru Oct. 3rd; 9:30am-4:30 (M-S) and 12:30-4:30pm-Sun. Stop by.==
===MEMORIALS: 11/21 At long last we are working on the Memorials that people have donated to the Lyons Redstone Museum in honor of loved one who passed away. First done in 1992, we now have over 70 more that have donated to such. A plaque is being prepared in their honor to be up when the Museum opens the 1st of June. If you want to donate in honor of a loved one, send $50.00 for 50 words (or more, if you wish) for their name, dates, what they did, siblings, children, etc; and who from. An interesting project and heart warming to see the name of your loved ones so honored. (Send to Box 9, Lyons, Co. 80540)
===A pending brochure will bring you up-to-date thru next year-announcing Lyons 45th Lyons Good Old Day on Saturday, June 25, 2022-celebrating the three 50-year Class Reunions of 1970, 1971,1972, plus graduation classes of the ‘0’s, ’01’s, ’02’s; The Pioneer families of the Lyons, Mr\Mrs Good Old Day and the 2022 graduating seniors who are from Pioneer families (been in the area 40 years and more) and Mr. and Mrs. Good Old Days Mark your calendars; send an e-mail to your classmates and cohorts
===Mr\Mrs Good old days WILL BE HONORED ON Saturday, June 25th, at the Museum, at 1:00pm; Now if the time to make a nomination. And why. Send to Box 9, Lyons, Co. 80540
===We are happy the museum to announce the Museum will open on Saturday, May 7th; and May weekends, then Memorail Day daily thru Sunday, Oct. 2nd. Required will be Masks, sanitizer, and social distancing. Thanks to the Museum team, Terri Weir, Monique Sawyer-Long; and part-time helpers Baiba Lennard, Brianna Hoyt, Emily Walker, Kathleen Spring, and Jerry Johnson.
===LYONS HISTORIC DISTRICT. We have 15 sandstone buildings as a Historic District; the Lyons Redstone Museum (1881 schoolhouse) is the depository of Lyons area history (open daily, June 1st to October 3). REMEMBER THE HISTORY OF LYONS, COLORADO and be proud of our Home Town!
===VOLUNTEER needed to file obituaries and other things at the museum; come when you want, for as long as you want, during business hours. Thank you. Call (303) 823-5271, ask for Terri
===Someone is needed to work on the Business Directory Archive, who is comfortable working on a computer. Contact Kathleen Spring for questions, and to set up a training session at the museum – email@example.com.
==Go to www.LyonsRedstoneMuseum.com for virtual tours
==Virtual tour of 2019 exhibit “40 Artifacts, 40 Years”
==Lyons Historic District On-line Tour to CLIO -A map attached will guide your drive-by tour with the History of the 15 sandstone buildings that are designated as a Historic District, now on-line.
==YOU WILL ENJOY going to the Lyons Cemetery on-line, telling about many of the oldtimers of Lyons..Very worth your while. https://virmuze.com/m/lyons-redstone-museum/x/stories-from-the-lyons-cemetery/
===DONATE: We will appreciate your support for the museum. Send a check to Lyons Historical Society, P O Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540
===THANKS TO THE JAMES AND AMY CUTTS VANGUARD FOUNDATION for their generous donation to the Museum for ongoing expenses, in honor of her grandmother FRANCISKA STEI WHO WITH HUSBAND George, operated the Black Bear Inn from 1968-1977, with loads of customers eating there daily.
—————————– MUSEUM BOOKS
Available in the summer when museum is open, or by calling (303) 823-5925.
GREAT READING: == “History of the Lyons and area Sandstone Quarries,” with quarrying started in 1859 and still going strong. A great history. A great summary on Lyons Quarries..Thanks Al Pace and co-horts.
===Books to read: “Peak to Peak” by Boulder Historian Sylvia Pettem about the Highway from Estes Park to Ward was formed,and built..Lots of good history, and read Mountain Memories by Lorna Kowlton-the History of the South St.Vrain-Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Wild Basin, and etc. written in 1989..Also Franciza Stein’s book “Chopin thru the Window”; telling of her life in Germany; meeting George; operating the Black Bear Inn, etc.
===Books to read: “A Ladies Life in the Rocky Mountains” by Isabella Bird is a must for you to read. Found at the Museum, for $12.95; you will enjoy reading her letters to her sister in 1830, riding her horse Birdie over 600 miles, night and day, cold, snow, heat; up the canyons, hiking to Longs Peaks.
===Plus several books about the September, 2013 flood. Stop by!
===USED BOOKS: the museum has 100’s of used books and magazines!
===MUSEUM BOOKs: $10.00 books are: They Came by Covered Wagon-on the Billings Family; History of E.S. Lyons-(founder of Lyons, Co.) That Summer on Blue Mountain; Graduates of Lyons High School (1925-2020); 1903-1994-Interviews of 3rd Grade; Lyons\Hygiene Cemetery Book by Fran Brackett & Diane Benedict; 1977 Lyons Pictorial Book by Dorothy Paxton; History of Meadow Park; -3- stone quarries & families books:-$15.00 & $25.00. Also 3 DVD’s on “geology” and “history of Lyons”. === Add $4 postage or pick up at museum..call 303 823 5271.
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
Town of Lyons Board of Trustees
The Lyons PCDC held a long discussion on the new proposed hotel, Which will go to the Lyons town board on Feb. 7th; as well as about the 600 new camping spaces for Planet Bluegrass. Stay tuned.
Mayor Nick included the fire that struck Louisville and Superior in his prayers; and hoped 2022 would be a better year for all.
TOWN BOARD CANDIDATES for the Town election will be held on Tuesday April 5th , which are: Mayor – Hollie Rogin,Trustees: Glen Delman, Greg Oetting, Jocelyn Farrell, Paula Williams, Tanya Mercer-Daty,Ted Elson (Wendy Miller and Mike Karanvas are term-limited);
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 Trustees suggested that fire victims of the Marshall Fire with an RV can use LaVern’s Park.
A Vaccine Clinic will be held in Lyons on February 12th for All..Get your vaccine shot now!).
Town Board election is April 5th, from 7-7 at the town hall, or you will be receiving a mail-in ballot. Be sure to vote.
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 has been demolished and with a new hotel with 79 rooms built (to make it affordable to operate) . 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. The renewal of a lease to Raul Vasquez of the lots along the old railroad was approved. Raul has been renting for 20 years; for the last two years @ $6600 a year; 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 work session for the Boards and Commission was held, instructing them as to their duties on the Commissions. Summitt Housing stated they had to have a Bond before progressing (to make sure the project is according to all rules and regulations); there are problems with the bond. the board will schedule a workshop with them.
The next meeting will be held on Monday, February 7th, at 7pm, on Zoom.
Due to Valentine Day events, the next The LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION MEETING has been changed to Wedneday. Feb. 23rd t 6pm.
The Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission met on Monday evening, with those present, Dave Cosgrove, Director; LaVern Johnson, Honorary 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 Kayakers)
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)
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 Commission 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 except in February when it is the 23rd.
Due to Valentine’s Day, with people gone, the next Parks & Recreation Commission meeting will be on Wednesday, February 23rd at 6:00pm.
BIRTHDAYS: Bret Fell; Gary LaFever; Janna Baer, Leah Baer, Emily Dusel, Sonny Smith, Stephany Jacobson, Jenny Fox;
(provided by daughter Karen Mitchell)
Sunday, January 23rd , Bonny Pardy passed on, with her husband, James Pardy, of 62 years by her side Her memory is lived on through her love of her children, Karen Mitchell, Ivette Visball, Carrie Pardy and James “Rod” Pardee, who were proud to call her Mom and best friend, even an employer over the years. She leaves behind 4 grandchildren, Samantha, Stori, Saxon and James Pardee: 3 step-grands, Charles and Jason Mitchell and Kimberly Hampton, and 5 great- grandchildren. And her sister, Christine Walker of Allegan, Michigan. Bonny lived a full life, born in Northville Michigan, and an active high school cheerleader. Once married, and having children, she was very involved in their activities, being a team mom, coach and involved in the Plymouth the Hockey Association Board. Mom was a force to be reckoned with! The family moved to Colorado in the 80’s, and Mom and Dad settled into the Spring Gulch area of Lyons.
Mom’s sparkling personality quickly made friends with neighbors and any one she would run into. She found herself a bridge group, much love to Mary Mulcahey, Shirley Gendrezig and Mira Perrizo! Square Dancing was also a large part of Mom’s life. Lavern Johnson, and all, those dances were the highlight of her life! She giggled so often, I have no idea how she kept up!
Mom was a special lady, and we appreciate all the love and hugs she has been shown all these years, from her customers at Flatiron Sprinkler, the staff at Safeway and Sam’s Club (she knew everyone), The Hix’s and Chicks Club, and all her close friends and family.
A Memorial will be planned for later in the spring.
Deep Sympathy to the families of those who passed away… ===DEATHS 2022===Jeffrey Schacht, Franciska Stein, Richard Stanley Stafford, Helen Kiessling, Bonny Pardy
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At the present time, Kathleen Spring is rounding up all kinds of news, articles, and pictures, sending it on-line; a “Good Paper!” === Look under “lyonsrecorder.org”: to tune into Kathleen’s Editor’s News and my “About Town by LaVern,” each Thursday morning..
As for me, HELP! HELP! I especially would like to be replaced writing the Town of Lyons Board of Trustee News..you can go to the meetings or on Zoom, and tell what they do. A younger person can hear them better. WE NEED TO KNOW THE TOWN NEWS..HELP! HELP! write Kathleen or LaVern for more details.
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