If there is ever an emergency in town, or timely news needing to be distributed, you can trust the Lyons Recorder to put it online immediately.
Lyons has been hit with a couple of wildfire scares — the Calwood fire and the Hermit Park one that was closer to Pinewood Springs.
Add to that — Boulder County in general had two major disasters in one year: The Table Mesa King Sooper shootings and the Marshall fires, destroying around 1000 homes.
This week (1) Boulder was hit with another wildfire scare – there was a wildfire near NCAR, which is south of Broadway and Table Mesa. The first notices said 1,200 homes were evacuated, and within just an hour or two the number rose to 8,000 homes (or 19,000 people) were given the order to evacuate. (2) Small fire near Rabbit Mtn. Tuesday; contained. (3) 23 acre fire between Estes Park and Drake on hwy 34; homes evacuated for one day; contained.
I don’t need to tell you these things… but just the thought that this is happening in a one year period, and that we are getting wildfire scares in the middle of WINTER!! makes one ponder about our safety.
Folks, be sure to clean out the pine needles and cones next to your home. Also trim back tree limbs that are close to your house! Every little bit helps.
Any residents feeling symptoms of post-traumatic stress from the the recent fires are encouraged to call the Colorado State Mental Health Crisis Line at (844) 493-8255 (toll free). We also have person-to-person help available through the staff at LEAF.
………….Your Editor, Kathleen Spring
The “narrative concert” at the new auditorium was a big success. More than 200 people attended. It was a unique mix of a set of Celtic music first; followed by a sad and brutal story of a boxer in 1820s England, with musical background accompaniment. Thanks Mitze Wu and musicians for bringing “Death of a Pugilist” to Lyons! Each of the five musicians were first-class!
MacKenzie Scott Gave $436M to Habitat for Humanity. This is so great, and needed. — I heard Colorado/Denver is getting $13.5 million of it! and that Local Colorado Chapter initially thought It was a ‘Hoax’– This will help the homeless problem so much! (She’s the divorced wife of Beznos, and she stated back in 2019 that she plans to give all her savings away)
TICKET SALE PRICE – the Lyons Film Festival has a special price till April 2 – see below under “Activities”
March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day, and it is a federal commemorative holiday; all Denver government offices will be closed. On March 28, 2014, President Obama used his authority to proclaim each March 31st as Cesar Chavez Day. Join in and celebrate the life of a civil rights activist who worked hard for the rights of farm workers. It occurs every 31st March, on the birthday.
BROADWAY construction – don’t forget tonight, March 31, is the Zoom meeting on the changes being made to Broadway St. (along Sandstone Park). The previous 3 meetings were for businesses along the route, and this is the first public meeting. (see Things to Do for such events and links)
WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO REPRESENT LYONS? The local artist Android Jones invites the kids of Lyons (18 & under) to suggest an animal they’d like to see depicted on the Town Hall Mural that he will soon be creating. Go to their Facebook page to see the “mural” that was approved. ==How to participate: Draw a picture of your Wild Card Animal suggestion, and return to the Library by noon Tuesday April 5th. The top five most suggested animals will be put to a public vote, which kicks-off at the Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission (LAHC) Tandem Art Shows’ Opening Reception on Wednesday April 6th at the Library, 5:30-7.
There is a new “211” phone number that can help people find the resources they need – it was developed so people would stop tying up the “911” phone line for non-emergency issues, like “my dog has burrs all over him” or “I sprained my ankle lifting my chair”. Where can I get help…or…for free…or…close by…or… in my county…etc. GO HERE: https://lyonsrecorder.org/2022/01/06/human-resources-available-at-2-1-1/
NEW WATERLALND PARK to be built in Loveland. known as Rocky Mountain Grand Resort in east Loveland off Byrd Drive. It combines two previously approved projects; the themed hotel and indoor water park and the whitewater rafting center. The water–park feature will be 85,000 square feet and include 11 slides as well as cabanas, party rooms, food court and gift shop
Eagles & Rocky Mt National Park = Temporary Closures In Lumpy Ridge And Loch Vale Areas Begin February 15 To Protect Nesting Raptors In Rocky Mountain National Park Thru July 31, 2022.
APRIL is POETRY MONTH – would you like to submit a poem you wrote for our annual month of poems by locals? Please write us today at LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com
Suspect Shot During Burglary/Assault Inside a Home
On March 25, 2022, at about 5:30 a.m., LCSO was notified of a burglary in progress at a home near Blue Mountain Road and Blue View Road in Lyons / unincorporated Larimer County. It was reported that an unknown male suspect entered the home without permission and began fighting with the homeowner. While LCSO and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding, another resident shot the suspect. When deputies arrived, the suspect was taken into custody and identified as William Andrew Cummings (12/26/1994) of Aurora.
DEBT REMOVAL: the three major credit unions are removing from people’s credit reports 70% of the $88billion of medical debt, as of June 2021.
The Bolder Boulder is back – the first since 2019/pandemic time!
CHASE the MUSIC (a nonprofit run by local Clark Hodge) has a big announcement: We’ve had so many delays and concerns over the past two years. It’s time to really get going with live and in-person performances again. In the next two months we are excited to be delivering ten new pieces of music to children across three states. They have been so patient, and are so deserving, we can’t wait. == the group arranges to have musicians create and play music for children battling critical conditions. Go to their web site for more info and to make a donation! http://chasethemusic.org/
The Lyons Library is hiring! Apply by 4/11. Part time associate.
The Town of Lyons is hiring! (including summer parks) See “government” below
The OUR Center is hiring. (see info in ad at bottom of list of articles on our front page)
The SVVSD school district does not have any jobs in Lyons listed. Bus drivers are needed.
<repeat> EASTER: I have updated the “Churches” page that is (permanently) in the Lyons Recorder under “Community Resources” for EASTER WEEK services and activities. – Also 3 local churches will have Easter Egg Hunts. The one in LaVern Johnson park is put on by Calvary Foothills Church.
<repeat> APRIL is POETRY MONTH – would you like to submit a poem you wrote for our annual month of poems by locals? Please write us today at LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com
==March 8 – the Elementary School choir joined the middle/high school choir to have a performance at the new Auditorium. Great music!
==Congrats to Hadley Larson who received honorable mention on the Girls’ swimming team, All-Region team, as a freshman. Lyons is so proud of you.
==Congrats to Cody S for winning a $20K scholarship from the Equitable Foundation. ($5,000 per year for 4 years of college). note, we were not given his last name.
==3/1 – Congrats to Wyatt Bashor for being selected for the CO Eight-man- All-Star Football team! He will get the chance to practice and play with other outstanding team member ACROSS the STATE this summer!
==3/2 – the Middle School and Jazz band put on a great concert in the new auditorium!
==3/17 – “audit” day for the high school “River Watch” students. each month they take river samples to examine and catalog the health of our St. Vrain Rivers, in partnership with RiverWatchCO.
==new Batting Cage! thanks to the SVVSD grounds crew for doing such a great job.
==The Middle School wrestling season ended this past weekend. Thanks to the hard-working coaches, and great wrestlers, for making this a season of huge growth! Go Lions!
==Lyons Middle Senior is proud to present its first musical production in the new auditorium, Legally Blonde. April 7 & 8 at 7:00pm, and April 9 at 2:00pm. tickets
==DOG LICENSES: they need to renewed/or bought by May 1st. The Town is having a special discount price April 1-30. We will have an article on this, and links, in next week’s edition.
==ECO Passes – now up for application or renewal. More details in next week’s edition.
==PARK “Parking Passes” now available. More details next week; or go to town web pages.
LYONS POWER OUTAGE: You can report it to Town Hall Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. If you ever have a power outage after hours (nights and weekends), please call the non-emergency dispatch number 303-441-4444 and the will page public works and the Town electric contractor.
Planet Bluegrass – request for changes to their Agreement – came to a conclusion at special meeting Tuesday, March 22: The change to the annexation agreement passed – Greg Lowell asked for a motion to disallow ANY activity on South Grazing Area (support by Nick Angelo), but it was defeated 5-2). He stated that the original annexation agreement put before voters in 2017 said that area would not be developed. However, now there will be around 1,000 campsites there for big festivals.(with the wetlands temporarily fenced off)
Go to this article see the changes requested: https://lyonsrecorder.org/2022/02/24/summary-diagrams-planet-bluegrass-2-23-22/ == and there is a link to the Q&A I did of the PB representative to clear up any misunderstandings or details on the bridge, Apple Valley Rd. exit, what is a campsite, etc.
GRANTS awarded for AIR QUALITY/Smoke Exposure Studies: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $992,464 in research grant funding to Colorado State University to improve communication of air quality information and smoke exposure risks during wildfire events. The Colorado State research team will build partnerships with communities within Colorado to expand air quality monitoring coverage and improve communication with impacted communities about smoke exposure. As part of this work, the team will build real-time, high-resolution maps that will help users understand changes in air pollution and make decisions to minimize smoke exposures. ===Only 12 grants were awarded across the US.
BEAR SAFETY: Colorado Parks & Wildlife has $1million for communities that are struggling with bears. They can buy bear-proof trash cans and more. This is great news to stop having to kill nuisance bears!
DEBRIS REMOVAL: It has been approved to start surveying the burnt out properties at the Marshall fire, beginning this month. It is estimated to cost $60million for removal, and is expected to be done by the end of July.
The State has approved a law that makes IVF invitro/fertility treatments covered — only by large companies that have insurance plans regulated by the State.
JOBS OPEN IN TOWN of Lyons: Take a look and apply today (includes summer parks jobs)
(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. Plus deadlines.
==MARCH SENIOR NEWS. As usual we have a TON of tips, links, and more in the MONTHLY article!
MOVIES IN THE PARK: ESTES PARK – VOTE!: Coming this summer is the first annual FILManthropy Movie Festival hosted by the EPNRC (nonprofit). Held over 8 Mondays from June-August at Performance Park, this give-back movie festival will welcome locals and visitors to outdoor, family-friendly movie nights under the stars.===”We currently have narrowed down our choices to 20 movies…but we only can have 8. We want to hear YOUR input on what movies you want to see. Follow the link below and vote for 8 movies! Voting closes on Thursday, March 31″
April 8 – Rockies Opening Game
APRIL IS LATIN AMERICAN MONTH AT THE LYONS LIBRARY – Numerous!!! Programs, and lectures all month long, with the finale April 30 – 4-6 p.m. – Library: Workshop/This event is in the “Adults” group. Baile Latino- FIESTA!
LYONS FILM FESTIVAL – the Popular film festival is back! Live, in person, films and some speakers. The festival is April 29-30 at The Prickly Pear on Main St.. For details and tickets go HERE
SPECIAL: ALL ACCESS Tickets purchased now are 2-for-1 until April 2 . What a deal! ==
NOTE: films are shown in blocks by “theme/subject.” So one block might be about outdoor adventures, and another one that might feature to seniors. There are 5 blocks on Saturday, lasting more-or-less 1.5 hr. each, followed by a Q&A with some of the directors/producers! You can order off the special “film menu”, or the regular menu (or not at all). Live music Saturday night. == Click on the LINK above and there is list of EACH BLOCK “Theme” and a description of the movies to be show. In many cases there is one longer movie and a couple of short ones. == PRICES: You can buy a block for $12, or a whole event “All Access” ticket, including music, for $50. There is a Friday evening $5 special to “introduce” you to the festival, and give you a taste of what is being featured. Family films and kids 13 and under free with paying adults. Seniors and youth discount: pay $8/block.== if you have questions, contact Jackie Brennan, executive producer, Colorado Festival Productions, 303-823-5519, Text: 303-818-5876
BLUEGRASS JAM – Every THURSDAY – at MainStage Brewing, 6:00 pm 9:00 pm= Thursday night bluegrass show featuring some of the best pickers from across the front range. a creation of Emma Rose, each maingrass features a different lineup of players playing their tunes, bluegrass standards and epic jams. no two lineups are the same and the bands don’t rehearse in advance, bringing spontaneity and incredible innovation to each performance. individual lineups will be announced about a month in advance of each show. (note mark your calendars, this will not be repeated every week here)
PINEWOOD Springs Residents – Driveway Happy Hour is back. Contact Judy Bigger or go to the Pinewood Facebook page for more info. —
PINEWOOD MOMS: Domica wanted to invite all the mama’s to our Moms of Pinewood Springs group! As the weather warms up we’ll be having some fun events for the kiddos. So be sure to join for upcoming playdate and picnic details.
Three-time Grammy Award-winner Lucinda Williams is set to perform at Boulder Theater on April 19. On her first full headlining tour since the release of 2020’s acclaimed Good Souls Better Angels.
<repeat> April 13, 2022 @ 6:30pm. “What Age Can Teach You” – at the Lyons library, 6:30p.m. REGISTER.
<repeat> EASTER EGG HUNT – 3 local churches will have one! – see our “Churches” page for details on programs and services.
The BA.2 subvariant of Omicron — COVID DATA TRACKER / Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ages 6 months to 2 years == The Moderna 1/4 adult dose has passed the studies 3/23/22; no kids got hospitalized; and no adverse events. 44% effective in preventing symptomatic infection. Next month Pfizer will have their data, and also seek approval.
2nd Booster shot (4th vaccine total) is now approved for those 50 and older. It is optional. It is recommended for everyone 65 and older; and for those immune compromised 50 and older. You can get it now at pharmacies and clinics.
The “Outdoor Retailer” announced it is moving back to Salt Lake City next year despite boycott threats from some of the biggest brands in the outdoor. It brought in millions to Denver. It is still at the convention center this year. June 9-11, 2022 is their last CO show.
Rabbitbush furniture store is moving back to Lyons, at the corner of Main and 4th Street.
Help Wanted, Lyons Recorder=====
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Send us your ideas for consideration.
Our next series will be on local artists.
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. Or write LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com
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This Week’s Articles:
LOTS of LOCAL NEWS THIS WEEK!!
==HELLO, GOOD BYE
(1.) Farewell Statements from the departing Board of Trustees
(2.) Hello, messages from the New Board – their credentials & goals
==The 2nd Quarter Art Shows are opening on Wedn. April 6th.
Read about Anita Miller, who will be having a solo show at the library.
Also a “Joyful” residents’ art show will be opening at Town Hall
==APRIL is child abuse prevention month – read how you can help
==HIGH SCHOOL NEW AUDITORIUM
Last week we did part 1 about the history of –the rescuing & building of the high school
This week we have –all the details about the new 16,000 addition to the building —
creating a first-class auditorium which will be used by both the school and public events.
It includes about 20 photos of the “grand opening program” and a “tour” of the dozen
new rooms and special facilities!!l
==RMNP – news about changes in getting permits for wilderness camping
==NEWS BRIEFS & NOTES from your editor – “News Announcements” that are too short to have their own article.
Covering Government, Covid, Activities, Town, Businesses, School, and Town ”gossip”.
==”Your To Do List” – APRIL – find out details about upcoming activities, classes, deadlines, and more.
==ABOUT TOWN by LaVern Johnson, tid bits of news from around town.
MY WEEKLY MESSAGE OF CARE:
Following up with my introductory paragraph… here is where you can seek help:
Thank you for being steady readers of the Lyons Recorder. We hope you benefit from our relevant articles each week, and have some fun, too! ………..Your Editor, Kathleen
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