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Well, all the night time talk shows are closed down and showing repeats. The Writers Union is on strike. Their pay has decreased 23% and they are more often now not getting their share of royalties. Remember the last time this happen? It went into the fall TV season, delaying many shows, and it was the RISE of the REALITY TV SHOWS! (no scripts, just “direction”)
How about some TV TALK SHOW gossip? I wonder how much the pandemic isolation and time-to-think had on TV’s talk show hosts, as several are moving on to focus on other careers: ====== this month: James Corden (Late, Late Night). After eight years, the show is ending, with Harry Styles and Will Ferrell as the final guests, and one last Car Pool Karaoke with Adele. They are calling on Stephen Colbert to executive-produce a revival of @midnight along with Funny or Die. (This is the 4th rendition of the show – Remember host Chris Hardwick? or original host in 1985, Tom Snyder?)===== The show “Whose Line is it Anyway” is also ending this season, and it was an improv show, and @Midnight is improv, so I guess @Midnight will be replacing it. ===== Ryan Seacrest (Kelly & Ryan) ended a couple of weeks ago, with guest First Lady Jill Biden. Husband Mark Consuelos is taking over as Kelly Ripa’s co-host. Ryan was host for six years, but has many other commitments and will be visible to us on other delightful shows. He succeeded Michael Strahan, who made the rather abrupt and highly criticized transition from Live to Good Morning America ====== As a side note, the bandleader Jon Batiste on the Stephen Colbert show has progressively expanded his activities outside the show (including recently winning a Grammy), and he departed from the show this spring to “pursue personal and professional interests.” ===== A couple months ago, Trevor Noah left the Late Show, and they have been having a series of guest hosts. Many would say that no one has or could replace Jon Stewart for his sharp political satire.
Have a great sunny weekend!.……. from your editor, Kathleen Spring
===NEWS YOU CAN USE===
Weather: Spring is here in the Front Range. The mountain peaks are still seeing some snow. We’ve been having weather around 70 last week, and the coming week. They say “scattered showers, possible thunder storms.” Bring it on! Love the spring flowers popping up all over.
ELECTED: Lyons LIONS Club has the following officers for this year: President, Jerry Tabor == Vice President, Randy Pollard’== Secretary, Scott Leiding’== Treasurer, Lonnie Clark==And LEO (teen) CLUB: Under the supervision of the Lyons Lions Club, the Leo Club had officer elections recently and out-going President Cole Thomas provided names of the new officers elected by Leos, for the next year. == President Sage Wynja== VP Cullin Lawhon== Secretary Emma Rooney== Treasurer Emma Johnson.
LYONS Bar PATIOS: Well, all the bars opened up their patios this past week, but I guess it is still a bit cold, as I drove by them at around 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and they were almost all empty… or a tiny handful of people (even with one having a live band playing outside). === Marigold has got a new liquor license and will be opening their patio soon.
NOTE: Oscar Blues is changing it’s “live band hours”! Many of the owners of the local bars have been asking them to do so, and let the OUTDOOR bands play at 7p.m. and then, as it gets dark and colder, have the INDOOR Oskar bands play at 8p.m. (or 9p.m.). Also, it is still light out at 8 p.m., so those (mostly older) patrons who don’t want to come out for bands after dark, they should be satisfied with the 8 p.m. (later) music time.
Local Bonita Yoder won a scholarship from the Association of Applied and Therapeutic Humor for her use of humor (ventriloquist) bringing joy to the public. This association Members include neuroscientists, nurses, doctors, psychologists, educators, professors, social workers, lawyers and others who use humor therapeutically in their professions. Congrats!
No more CRAWFISH in Lyons – SpiritHound Distillery announced that – The water is just too cold to entice our Colorado crawfish into traps – and with recent enforcement, we can no longer fly crawfish in from Louisiana (due to possible invasive species spreading diseases warnings).
LEAF had a successful fundraiser at Oskar Blues & Grill on Sunday. They announced their new location on Main Street. We have an ARTICLE this week with a statement about it from the Director Lory Barton.
LIONS CLUB Golf Tournament – August 14th – don’t blame me for the early early announcement, blame Larry Quinn! Ha! — They need time to collect the great prizes and sign up the 120 golfers! RESERVATION PAGE
BED BATH & BEYOND has filed for bankruptcy. All coupons are void. Your GIFT Certificates must be used by May 8th. You can check for any changes to this at their web site.
Free COVID tests, kits, vaccines set to end May 11th. (The leftover vaccines will be used beyond that date).
GUNS: 4/17/23 CBS News: There have been more mass shootings than days in 2023, database shows. There have been 163 mass shootings so far this year. There have been 131 mass shootings (defined as four or more people wounded or killed) so far in 2023 compared to 113 this time last year.
HONORING FALLEN JOURNALISTS: Federal officials have approved a site on the National Mall for the capital’s first memorial dedicated to journalists who have died while reporting the news and to the role of the free press in a democracy, the foundation planning the project announced Monday. The Fallen Journalists Memorial will be located on a third-of-an-acre parcel in Southwest Washington between the National Museum of the American Indian and the Voice of America building. The location is bordered by Independence and Maryland avenues and Third Street SW. (This information was in the Washington Post)
U PUMP IT — We hear from a reliable source that the franchise may be bought by a Colorado local who owns other U Pump It gas stations.
May 4th – May the Force Be With You! May the Fourth be With You! === Every year, Star Wars fans from across the globe converge to celebrate their favorite film franchise. But the first ever Star Wars celebration gathering didn’t happen in a galaxy far, far away. It took place right here in Denver!
RATTLESNAKES & YOUR DOG – The classes are back this year. They say: We schedule small groups of up to 8 dogs in hour long sessions. Dogs are trained on an individual basis, which takes roughly 10 minutes per dog. So people choose the day they’d like to attend a class and we try to accommodate preference of hour if we can.== June 2nd 3rd & 4th 2023 Fri – Sun == Stone Canyon Kennels, Lyons, Colorado = $150/dog = To register: send an email to Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org === please mark this down. This info will not be repeated.
Rocky Mt Natl Park – It’s a beautiful time of the year to visit our beautiful Park! We will have a couple of articles about the 2023 rules over the next couple of weeks. While the registration system doesn’t start till May 26th, you can buy your tickets now, and they do go fast. — I wanted to also point out that they are now going to a CASHLESS system—so don’t bring cash, or you will have to turn around and go back to the Visitor Center to get your tickets. BOTH this and the renovated south entrance to the park they are working on are to save time at the Gate, and lessen the work for the Park Rangers, as the number of people going to the Park has increased greatly!
SPORTS === Good bye Avalanche. They lost the game this past weekend, and are out of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But it was a GREAT SEASON. Thanks! ======= Keep at it Nuggets! They passed the first round of playoffs, and are proceeding to the next round. ======= Philadelphia 76ers center and league scoring champion Joel Embiid earned his first NBA Most Valuable Player trophy Tuesday night, edging two-time winner Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets. We still love you Jokic/Joker! You’re tops in our books. Local sportscasters were saying that the voters didn’t like it that Jokic wasn’t acting excited about possibly getting the award, and they might not vote for him. Yes, Jokic said publicly many times that the only award he is excited about is winning the championship.
DRUG WARNING – Boulder County – Working with the Boulder County Drug Task Force, Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) has learned that xylazine is being distributed in the county’s illicit drug supply, and residents should take extra precautions to stay safe. They may not know it has been mixed with other drugs on the street. Xylazine is a veterinary tranquilizer that has not been approved for human use. If an overdose occurs, rub their chest and listen for breathing, administer Naloxone (if not breathing, do CPR). Call 911 and remain present until help arrives. Xylazine can cause drowsiness, memory loss, slow breathing and dangerously low heart rate and blood pressure, or fatal overdose.
VOLUNTEERS Needed!! for Mid/Hi School Booster Club BINGO: Bingo has been going since 1990, so for 33 years bingo has been our main revenue stream funding everything from field trips to sports uniforms, costumes and band instruments, yearbook, robotics, sports. And many other things. It really enables kids to be able to do any activity they like without worrying about whether they can afford it. Please consider stepping up and volunteer. You don’t have to be a booster club member or even have a kid in school. We NEED you! REGISTER HERE
===RECYCLING=== This year Crested Butte became the first municipality in Colorado to require all new homes and commercial construction be powered by electricity, with no natural gas for heating, hot water or appliances. === Estes Park had a recycling of BATTERIES event (thanks to Larimer County & Town and Library of Estes Park & League of Women Voters; it got rid of a lot of batteries that people think “oh, well, it’s small and toss it… == 827 pounds of batteries! Thanks to the 147 people who showed up!
Estes Park LIBRARY – CONSTRUCTION work on their roof from approximately May 1 for 10 days. The library will be open normal hours.
==Repeat== Lyons Valley apartment/condo Applications now open; will be managed by Highland Property Management. Go HERE.
BEARS ARE OUT – A few people in Pinewood Springs have reported bear sightings! Take your trash out on Monday, not the night before! And try to invest in a bear-proof garbage can,…for everyone’s sake. == Two people in Lyons have also reported seeing bears, outside of town.
BOBCATS SIGHTED – A few people have spotted bobcats on their wild-cams in Pinewood Springs – both near the pond and on the Dark side.
Looks like no more wandering around the yard, gardening and such, after hours!!
ECONOMY: Christin Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank, said on Face the Nation April 16th: “First of all, there is recovery. That’s, I think, a point that was not really firm only six months ago where we all assumed that there would be a recession, if only a technical one. If you look at all the forecasts at the moment, it’s all positive. It’s been slightly downgraded. But overall, we have a recovery (but) we are faced with high uncertainty (inflation) because of multiple factors, … the war in Ukraine. …(banks) financial stability.”
GUNS in COLORADO –this week two important happenings: 1 group of legislation passes, and another one is going from Senate approval to House for approval:
- Jared Polis signed four gun measures into law Friday – the most consequential tightening of gun regulations in Colorado history. (1) 3 day waiting period for purchase (2) liability of gun manufacturers, ability to sue (3) strengthen red flag laws (4) raise the minimum age to purchase all guns to 21
Still pending in the legislature (passed in the Senate, and next the House), and expected to pass soon, is a fifth bill that would ban the creation and sale of un-serialized firearms (known as “ghost guns.”)
Abortion Pill controversy – From one state court all the way to the US Supreme Court, the justice system is considering banning the most used Abortion Pill mifepristone, which was approved by the FDA. A pause was put on the decision that would ban access to the pill, and it has been sent back to the lower court. The decision could have MAJOR effects, first on the Federal system (Food & Drug Administration) for approving pills, and second, it may further lead to the banning of birth control pills. === A 7 to 2 decision: The two Supreme court judges who rules against it were Alito and Thomas. Alito is also the judge who wrote the court’s majority decision overturning the constitutional right to an abortion (the 30 year long abortion rights) last year 2022.
Summit of the Americas – right here in DENVER!! – 3,000 people – 100s of mayors – from all over the world met to discuss important world and city issues.
In “Things to do” in next ten days — Asian American activities // free comic book day// 5K Rise Against Suicide // Lyons Library movie //Denver Botanic plant sale // next Bo Co Commissioner meeting (prop tax) // Learn Car Maintenance// Clarifier weeding day // Boulder Museum Beer Podcast
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at La Mariposa! Support your local restaurant. They have special drinks and foods lined up. FRIDAY! May 5th. Yes, many of the other bars have specials, but it’s such a festive place to go on this special day.
World Labyrinth Day on Saturday, May 6th – Join our locals and take a walk around the labyrinth… you will be surprised at all the items that have been put on display… hanging from trees, and piled on rocks, and more. (see our ARTICLE this week)
Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire & Jamestown Mitigation Project, Film and Discussion 6:30pm – 9:00pm, at Lyons library.
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
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