If there ever is an emergency in town, or timely news needing to be distributed, you can trust the Lyons Recorder to put it online immediately.
This week we have two very long articles that required a few weeks of contact and follow up — first, a list of changes / remodeling / openings for several of our Lyons businesses (which tags on to our article last week about three businesses moving into new locations) — and second, a list of the many construction projects happening in Lyons (and, yes, it includes the new hotel). While this takes an extraordinary amount of time to gather, it is what makes the weekly Lyons Recorder so important to our town’s history and to our readers.
When people say, do you remember all six tenants in that space in the Village shopping strip? Or, when did that store double its space, and expand nationwide? Or, when was that trail extension added? — You will be able to go to the Lyons Redstone Museum archives and find the articles announcing the news in detail.
We’ve taken the unusual step in adding at the bottom of these two pages a link to where you can donate a few dollars to keep this newspaper alive. I thank you for your consideration…
Have a great sunny weekend!.……. from your editor, Kathleen Spring
===NEWS YOU CAN USE===
WEATHER: Since the last edition of the newspaper, a couple inches of snow hit us overnight Friday to Saturday, which made it a little bad for those bringing limbs to the Parks Dept. yard, as well as the Earth Day celebrations. But it melted in one day, and the Friday and Sunday “clean the river” volunteer events went well. Then another big snow storm was scheduled to hit Colorado on Tuesday. But the Lyons area got just a few light rainfalls, and no snow. It looks like the year will go out with pleasant weather. == The Winter records (December to March) show this as being the 14th coldest winter on record, with temperatures averaging 28.5 degrees. Remember those days when it went below zero at night?! Yea, I don’t want to remember them either! ==
LEAF’s “revised” location – some of you know that, as of a couple weeks ago, LEAF decided to not renovate and move into the “brown shed” building next door to Town Hall. We have asked the Director Lory Barton for a statement, and she replied: “I will make a big announcement at our Oskar Blues concert on Sunday afternoon (April 30) – all will be revealed and made clear. We believe our supporters and the entire community will be very pleased. I hope you can come, hear for yourself, and share with your readers.” Lory also wanted to crush some “untruths” that have been spread regarding the lease with the Town being ‘rejected.’ Lory said, “LEAF did not ‘reject’ the Brown Shed. Our entire team was very invested in the project, and looking forward to its successful completion. This new plan is a very good one. While we think it is an even better plan, our decision to pursue it was not taken lightly. LEAF’s partnership and friendship with the Town of Lyons remains just as strong and positive as ever. In fact, Mayor Rogin will attend the concert on Sunday as a public demonstration that all is well with LEAF and the Town of Lyons.” ===== The Lyons Recorder will publish the news in next week’s edition. Stay tuned! ======= go HERE for information on the live concert at Oskar Blues & Grill fundraiser – Sunday April 30, from 4 to 7p.m. live bands. You can donate to LEAFs capital campaign. Thank you to Theresa Brighton for putting this together. “It will be a great show, an exciting announcement, and I’m hoping the community will pack the basement of Oskar’s and show LEAF some love!”
LYONS VALLEY apartment Applications OPEN: If you are interested in applying for the new affordable housing coming to Lyons, the application process is now open for Lyons Valley Townhomes. Please view all of the information and links for complete information. Eligibility is also based on 60% AMI (Area Median Income) for Boulder County. All of the units being built are rentals which will be managed by Highland Property Management. Go HERE. We asked the town staff involved to write an article, and they said they would in April once the AMI was settled. So, it looks like they prefer to put the info on the Town web site, so go there.
HELP LOCAL WITH MEDICAL EXPENSES: The Boulder Potter’s Guild is having its Spring Sale at the Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont on Thursday through Sunday, May 4-7. We are setting up a Benefit Booth of donated pottery and other forms of art, which will go directly into a fund to help with local artist Priscilla Cohan’s medical expenses. Or, use the Go Fund Me link. See Cathy Rivers or Hannah Kroll for more information on Priscilla’s medical condition and how to help
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK April 23-29 – Time to make a donation to the Lyons Friends of the Library! They are presenting weekly programs, and speakers, and workshops for all ages, all year round. Only $10 to be a member! Give what you can.
PLANT A TREE – (1) There was a big turn out for the “limb drop off” on Saturday at the Town of Lyons Parks Department. This will help with fire mitigation on properties. ======(2) There was a RIVER CLEAN UP on Friday, sponsored by Gateway Realty, and one on Sunday, sponsored by the Town of Lyons. They collected six bags of trash! In one morning. Thank you to those great volunteers, who didn’t let a little snow and mud deter them! ======= (3) The Town of Lyons had a “river clean up” starting in Bohn Park on Sunday. Several volunteers collected many bags of trash. The river banks are looking great! ======= (4) ARBOR DAY was Friday, April 28th: The annual tree-planting holiday has roots going back to 16th-century Spain, although here in the states the Arbor Day holiday started in Nebraska in 1872. As newcomers to the Nebraska Territory, trees were needed for windbreaks and to stop soil erosion (and to give some variation to the very flat landscape). This is a good time to invest in trees – they will take you out of the Winter Blues, and give a feeling of hope for a beautiful summer – they can be wind breakers or beauty makers! The Town of Lyons does a Proclamation on each Arbor Day announcing its support.
There is a Clean Air “Bill” going through committees now at the state level. The first committee has already taken out some important parts. We will report this to you in more detail in a separate article, after it has settled a bit.
Moxie’s coffee shop opened on Thursday, April 20, and will remain open permanently – no construction planned that will affect the services.
The Colorado Army National Guard and Division of Fire Prevention & Control will be conducting helicopter live bucket operation training in the Button Rock Preserve. For this reason, closures are in effect 29-30.
Next week is National Labyrinth Day – We have an article describing the history of LYONS Labyrinth and an invitation for you to join the Keeper of the labyrinth for a walk on Saturday, May 6. Mark your calendar!
The Lavern Johnson Sculpture Project update: from Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission — Christine Knapp, bronze sculptor from Blue Mountain, presented her clay model maquette at last Monday’s BOT meeting. Many ideas afloat as to where she might best be placed… What are your thoughts? Let’s hear ‘em! – you can contact them thru town hall, or write it on their Facebook postings
PINEWOOD SPRINGS firefighters are completing their pack tests along Kiowa Rd. Testing will occur starting Sunday, April 23rd, and periodically for the next month or so. Encouragement is appreciated! === see our complete article on many more things happening in BOTH Lyons and Pinewood fire departments! And photos.
LYONS FIRE DEPT has a new website! https://lyonsfire.org/
FIRE: 4/23/22 = Pinewood Springs, Hygiene, Left Hand firefighters assisted Lyons Fire and other agencies with a structure fire on Apple Valley Road this evening. Thankfully no one was injured and damage was minimal. (It was an electrical fire)
===SCHOOL NEWS=== PROM photos and details this week, and next week five programs at the school.
Our baseball & track teams are both doing great! Baseball is currently ranked 7th in the State! The next home baseball game is this Saturday at 10am.
Congrats to local teen TCWR paddler Andrew Delker, who just secured a spot on the Junior National Extreme Slalom Team! per Liam Malakoff who coaches the Team Colorado Whitewater Racing Club, a non-profit Paddle America Club. “We are a village of families united in our passion for flowing water. “
RIP – Pam Maestas says that she has received $90 in donations to the Lyons Redstone Museum in honor and memory of her mother Dorothy Johnson, who passed away in April. Thank you to these kind donors! (You can make a donation by sending a check to Lyons Historical Society, POBox 9, Lyons)
LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE — April 27, 5:30p.m. Social Networking Meeting at Shelly’s Cottages, now Riverside Cabins. Open to all businesses and entrepreneurs in town. == They have recently updated their web page – here are the current officers:
– Dan Siddall (president) = retiring
– Erin Foudy (Member + EVC Liaison + adhoc administrator advisor)
– Tanya Daty (BOT Liaison)
– Bronwyn Muldoon – Scot Broadbant – Juli Waugh – Connie McGuire – Kathleen Baer
– Asa Firestone (adhoc advisor)
– Michael Grace (adhoc advisor)
FUN ROCKS — kids! watch out for fun ‘creature’ rocks painted like kittens and more, hidden around town, starting in May. Nancy Pecone and her creative son Anthony and Doompytoys are helping. Nancy will post hints on the Facebook “Lyons Families” page.
==== CAREGIVER Executive Bill===
Executive Order HELPING CAREGIVERS! 4/18/23===== Access to high-quality care for older Americans and support for family caregivers, long-term care workers, early educators and veterans will be improved under an executive order President Joe Biden signed on April 18. AARP has long called for increased support for family caregivers and workers.
In a White House Rose Garden ceremony, the president called the order the “most comprehensive set of actions any administration has taken to date” on care issues. Biden said that with almost every federal agency involved, they will collectively take “over 50 actions to provide more peace of mind for families, and dignity for care workers, who deserve jobs with good pay and good benefits.” —- (I copied this from an article in AARP) https://www.aarp.org/…/biden-executive-order-provides…
President Biden said: In the “United States of America no one should have to choose between caring for the parents who raised them, the children who depend on them or the paycheck they rely on to take care of both,” he said. “Folks lie awake at night wondering, if mom can’t take care of herself at home, what are we going to do? She’s about to move into a nursing home. Are we going to be able to afford it? Can I still afford to get the kids to college and save for retirement? How do I do it all?”.
CONGRATS! Copper Mt is the #1 most popular in North America. Per 86,000 google searchers. The ski pass and accommodations are cheaper and smaller prices. For most affordable and popular ==Breckenridge was named # 4 – Vail #77. === Almost all the SKI RESORTS CLOSED DOWN this past weekend
NETFLIX: announced: For 25 years, it’s been our extraordinary privilege to mail movie nights to our members all across America. On September 29th, 2023, we will ship our final iconic red envelope. While times have changed since our first shipment in March 1998, our goal has remained the same: to provide you with access to the broadest collection of movies and shows possible, delivered directly to your door, with no due dates or late fees.
===Special ACTIVITIES for Doers!===
April 29, 12-6 p.m. – annual Lyons Film Festival, at Diner Bar, Lyons. Films are from all over the US and beyond, including documentaries and stories. It will be a ticketed event. $30 all day.
April 30, 11a.m. to 4 p.m. – Maker’s Market – A-Lodge’s Rock Garden will have craft persons selling their products on the last Sunday of each month.===mark this on your calendar— we only post business events once — will not be repeating this announcement. But you can go to our MONTHLY calendar to keep track of them.
May 2, 2-6p.m., Library community room, 451 4th Avenue – Vitalant Blood Drive IN LYONS
May 3 – Fine Arts Festival at the High School. We will feature all of our LYONS SCHOOL bands and choirs (all levels), display artwork, and 250 students performing. 5pm art show and food trucks == 6pm Middle School concert ==7pm Jazz band and show choir == 7:30pm high school concert
May 6 – Lyons Redstone Museum open on weekends for History Preservation Month. Sat 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Free, but donations welcome!)
May 7, 8a.m. Annual Emerge 5K “Rise Against Suicide” — As the mental health crisis for young people
***Also See our THINGS TO DO Calendar ***
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