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Well, the summer activities have begun! but Mother Nature is raining on our Parade!
We had two massive rainfalls earlier this week, and our lawns are a foot tall and no break for us to get out with our lawnmowers / weed whackers. On the other hand our spring flowers and cold-weather vegetables are growing in leaps and bounds!
And, this is all just on time for the annual Home Garden Tour -and- a big Gay Pride celebration in Sandstone Park next Saturday. Be sure to read up on them, as you will probably be sorry if you let it slip by.
We can tell you a couple of “down low” big events that are being planned. One is that Good Old Days will now be called Lyons History Day, as the Town of Lyons will no longer participate in the event (now or in the future). And, this is our 10 year anniversary of the Great Flood of 2013, so things are stirring in backrooms as to what kind of activity will be planned to mark the date this fall. If you want in on either of these, contact the museum or town hall. Of course, we will keep you posted once we have some solid info. And, speaking of getting ‘confirmed info’ – yes, we can announce the bands playing in the Park this summer! which start June 21st (see below).
…….. from your editor, Kathleen Spring
===NEWS YOU CAN USE===
WEATHER: Another rainy week. === Lyons experienced continued rain on Saturday, Sunday and Monday: Here are the unusually high precipitation counts: Lyons shows .96″ on Cocorahs report. And some pea size hail. Pinewood Springs got .78 with a layer of pea size hail. Stone Mountain (NE of Lyons) officially got 1.53″ with pea size hail. Stone Canyon registered 1.75” (and the previous 2 days totalled 1.75!) Boulder and Longmont got barely any. Estes was around 0.15” === St. Vrain River went to 666 cfs on Monday.== We have had the 4th wettest May in our history. We got 5.53” of rain vs. 3.37 regular rainfall. 80 degrees is our normal, but we have been in the 60s for a couple of weeks. == In the middle of last week, some of the higher elevations got some snow. == The state is now “drought free.” == Parts of Denver were hit with flash flooding due to heavy rain on Monday, on an already saturated ground after constant rain over the weekend.
BOTH RIVERS CLOSED: the North and Saint Vrain creeks and river will be closed to tubing and single chamber flotation devices. The closure will take effect on June 8, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. and encompass the North Saint Vrain and Saint Vrain Creek from Apple Valley Road to North Foothills Highway. – $100 fine.
LYONS ARTISAN MARKET: was cancelled due to the steady rain over the weekend. NO NEW date has been announced. The Town’s calendar is pretty full at this time, per the town staff.
BBQ at Art Market – It happened! From noon to 2p.m. – Jeanne Moore, LCF, said: Yes we had a ton of food prepared and wanted folks to enjoy it in spite of the weather. We put out an invitation all over FB and Lyons Happenings. Actually we had a very good turnout and received very generous donations!
BEE FESTIVAL – it happened! Sunday. With lots of vendors (honey & herbs and more), speakers, and a costume contest. Stop by Lyons own honey store this summer, and get locally made honey! Located just east of the hwy 36 & 66 intersection.
The 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon has moved to a new date on the calendar beginning this year. Seen as a staple in Colorado and on the IRONMAN calendar since 2002, the long-standing event will now take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023. Winners go to the World Championship in August 2023 in Lahti, Finland. It is a “swim, bike, run” race — the bike race takes place on Hwy 36, going east toward Longmont’s Diaginal Highway. The run takes place around the Boulder Reservoir, mostly on compact dirt roads. And the swim is IN the Boulder Reservoir. See our ARTICLE to find out which roads will be closed, including Hwy 36 to the Reservoir, and Diagonal.
June 11 thru 16 – RIDE THE ROCKIES — 10 day challenging mountain bike ride (not a race). This is, from Gilpin, Grand and Larimer County. On Friday, June 16, they will pass thru Lyons– stopping at Oskar Blues and Bohn Park “station #3”; and finish in Ft. Collins. They also go thru Estes Park and Allenspark. There will not be road closures, but some traffic guidance.
June 14, 5:30p.m. — Lyons Artist – Art Opening Erin Donnelly: at the Messinger Gallery, Boulder. Support your local artists! Her paintings are delicate re-imaginations of landscapes and the events of strangers.
New DRUM CIRCLE in Town! – Terese Emerson will post events on the Facebook Page “Drum Circles of Colorado” which includes other drum circles. For LOCALS: Join “Lyons Community Drummers” on Facebook =and= There is an opportunity for djembe lesson on June 14th at seven. We need six people. I’m looking for someone to possibly teach basics on the hand drum, just someone who drums to show us some basics. == The location and schedule is yet to be settled, but you might want to contact Terese and/or see the Facebook page if you want to be in on the “decision making.” She says, there are drum circles in Boulder at Central Park and one at Rivers Edge Nature Center, so we can fall back on those if needed, while we work out the Lyons venues. For information, contact Terese at LyonsCommunityDrum@icloud.com.
DONATIONS: People were asked to make donations to the Lyons Redstone Museum, if they wished, in honor of Dorothy Schlagel Johnson who passed away this spring. — Her daughter, Pam Maestas, and the museum have provided the following names: Bob & Marie Raspberger, Josephine Lucero, Bob & Pauline Flori, Ken & Nancy Kozar and Scott & Pamela Tennant. Thank you for your kind donations and respect.
MISS OUR RESALE SHOP? — A-Lodge and Rock Garden will be opening up a Thrift “Pop Up” store on June 11th, 11a.m. to 4p.m. Food truck and drinks available. Elysa Vin will be trying out whether to do a thrift store moving forward, or progress into a consignment shop. Give it a try. I bet you’ll see some of your friend shoppers there, from the old resale shop!
Julie’s Thai kitchen has been closed all week. Julie has injured her wrist/arm badly. She is recovering. She and her staff thank you for the support. Call before you go, to be sure they are open for business.
Rocky Mt National Park – (1) don’t forget you need reservations now (2) Fall River Road is closed in June for minor repairs (3) Trail Ridge Rd. opened May 26th. (4) see our articles for details on the “hikers shuttle” bus in the Park /and/ on the Bustang, which takes you from Lyons to the Estes Park visitor center, where you catch the bus to the Park. ***TYPE IN “RMNP” in the newspaper Search box.***
Does all this rainy weather making you want some “herbs” and herb tea? — remember our Stillwater Apothecary is now online (the clinic is closed) – and Estes Park has a new store: Dragon Roots Herbal Apothecary and Supply
FOOD DRIVE FOR PETS: Spirit Hound’s “drive” was a success, they said: A heartfelt thank-you to everyone that came out yesterday to help us send our van to Longmont Humane Society full of the things they need. We are amazed at your generosity! If you weren’t able to get here yesterday to drop off your supplies, the van won’t be driving over until later this week. Feel free to come by in the next couple of days to drop off any items. Also – we still have some packs of treats from Sarah’s Dog Biscuit Co to benefit the humane society; bring your 4-legged friend down for a complimentary biscuit and take a pack home. == call before you go to make sure this is still “on.”
LYONS PRIDE CROSSWALK PAINTING: was postponed due to the rainy weather. Now on Saturday, June 10th, from 10a.m. to noon.
JOB: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at CU is hosting an Artist in Residence Program as part of its 75th anniversary of space exploration. “Empty Space: A LASP Artist in Residence Program” funded by the University of Colorado’s Timmerhaus Fund. In Fall ‘23-Spring ‘24, three accepted artists will receive a stipend to work with students on an exhibition at the Boulder Public Library. Read more and apply by July 21, 2023
JOB: The Town of Lyons Parks and Public Works Department is hiring for Maintenance Worker 1. If you enjoy being outdoors and serving others, you will join a hardworking team that work together to support and maintain the town’s infrastructure including: Parks and Open Space, Trails, Streets, Town managed utilities, facility maintenance, snow removal and more. This is fully benefited position including health insurance, dental, vision and retirement.
LYONS LIBRARY = Summer Reading Club for all ages. BINGO-style reading logs that have 25 suggested activities. See our ARTICLE for details.
Old Time MOUNTAIN MAN CLOTHES – Spirit Hound is having part 2 of it’s old timey clothes presentation – this time it’s “mountain men.” Some of his costumes have been used in movies. Friday, June 9th.
Pinewood Springs is having a fun fundraiser on June 25, Sunday, 3-5:30 p.m. with live music: classical, folk, rock & roll, ragtime… plus refreshments. Donations welcome, and will be given to the Community Church and Pinewood Fire Dept. Rain or shine. Bring a chair. (260 Buttonrock Rd., Gate 6)
Monthly SENIOR NEWSLETTER is out today. Ck. it for news on medical issues, activities, Medicare fraud, picnic/bus trips, and more.
ACCIDENTS: (1) Seven cars were damaged after a teen motorist ran a red light at Main Street and Ken Pratt Boulevard in Longmont on Tuesday morning. 6/6/23 — (2) A two-car crash on Colo. 66 near Pace Street in Longmont on Tuesday afternoon sent 5 people to the hospital, according to authorities. Around 5:01 p.m.=6/6/23
====SUMMER CONCERTS in the PARK==== 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
June 21st – Joe Kuckla and Irons in the Fire
June 28th – Gingerbomb
July- 5th- Jesse Garland band
July 12th – KC Groves, bluegrass band
July 19th- Erica Brown and the Lionel Young band
July- 26th- The Fretliners
Aug. 2nd- Charlie Rose Bluegrass band
Aug. 9th – Bonnie & Taylor Sims band
We will have an article about the artists next week. Mark your calendar for fun!
The expansion of the stage being done by Blue Mtn Stone/Vasquez will be completed by then.
BEES ARE BACK: Keith Gleason commented: We planted salvia last year, and there’s no doubt about it, it is by far the favorite with of the bee crowd. Here we have three types of bee buddies working the plants: a really big fat bumble bee with a dark tail and obvious pollen stuck on its back; a smaller, orange-tailed bee that certainly resembles a bumble; and what looks to me like a regular honey bee.
CALVING SEASON/ELKS: — I just read an article a day or two ago about it being “calving season” as of 5/30 for elks. that they are super protective now. — per “Ben” — I was just at the vet in Estes and just while we were waiting on labs saw two dogs come in injured by elk, one on a stretcher. Vet said they’re having a rough few days with dogs getting in to elk and getting injured. === Allie, Estes Park said: I just saw two people walking their dogs near Estes Park Tire & Auto get charged by a female elk. I was in my car so I started honking and yelling to try to distract her. She stopped chasing them. Please be hyper vigilant when walking your dogs. I’ve heard about this happening around hospital hill but this was on the opposite side of town. ===Mark, Estes Park, said: Was charged by one a few weeks back. gave her a wide birth and still came after me. One behind house now keeping a persistent coyote away from her new calf.===several people said they had never seen them this aggressive before.
Construction: Cemex/or Martin Marietta as it is known on the work schedule, has trucks waiting on Hwy. 66 to upload the broken up asphalt on the road repair and expansion on hwy. 36.
Reminder: June 19th — Contractors for the Town will begin the 2023 street improvement projects on Town-managed streets the week of June 19, weather permitting. There will be both chip seal work, as well as overlay and patching work. Signs will be put up.
See our ARTICLE this week about the Board of Trustee and Town streets projects assignments. == And, our Article about the Iron Man race which will close some highways connected to Lyons. == The roundabout construction on Hwy 36 in Estes Park will cause some road closures, but is expected to be done by the end of the month.
See our article last week for more details, including Hwy 36.
TOWN OF LYONS: See our article this month summarizes the discussions and actions of the Board of Trustees over the past 5 meetings. This is an easy-to-read short summary of each item. It includes brief reports on what the Commissions and Boards are considering their top priority. And, a report from the Town Administrator on what the staff has been doing this spring, such as street repairs, park staff, sidewalk assessment, and more. Note, the BOT approved closing Town Hall to the public on Fridays at noon during the summer.
CRISIS AVERTED: The Budget Ceiling was extended/passed! It went thru the House and Senate within a few days last week, with a majority bipartisan support; and then President Biden signed it Saturday. === Many experts in the field say that this annual review and passing should be eliminated. Only three countries in the world have this. The Treasury should be consulted when a spending bill is passed, not a year later in a group approval.
Lyons Arts & Humanities Commission – Lauren Click resigned as chair – thank you for your very active and creative service to Lyons -and- Claudia Paterno is the new chair. She too has been an active and caring member of the Commission. We look forward in seeing her take on the roll of running this very visible part of the Lyons community.
June 8 – Boulder County COMMISSIONERS monthly meeting: town hall meeting will be in Allenspark 5:30 – 7:00 at the Allenspark Fire Station, 14861 CO 7. They will have Meg Halford on hand who is leading the development of a county-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Q&A.
The Denver Nuggets basketball team won the first game of the National Conference Championship playoffs, and lost the second one. Wednesday they won the 3rd in Miami. Things are looking good!
DARTS – “Darts Bar Flight Club” will Debut in Denver on June 15. They have individual rooms for groups to compete in. You don’t need to be a professional; do it for fun.
Lyons SOFTBALL LEAGUE has begun! Come on down and cheer them on! It’s local residents and workers in our stores and bars! There are snacks available for purchase. Bring the family! In Bohn Park.
IRON MAN BOULDER – June 10th – many roads will be partially closed! Including Hwy 36 betw. Lyons and Boulder. Stop by and cheer them on! See our ARTICLE for more details.
DISC GOLF: Pinewood Springs residents – they are setting up SEVEN! Disc golf “courses” in the town. See John Bigger for information. (for residents only) Thanks!
Mark your calendar for these BIG EVENTS in town:
- June 17, 3 – 6 p.m. Sandstone Park, Lyons Pride. Speakers, vendors, 3 bands, crafts, and the parade! – cupcakes and ice cream =and= Drag Show at A-Lodge Rock Garden 6:30-8:30 p.m. == Show support towards the LGBTQ+ Community and celebrate Diversity! (see our ARTICLE for Boulder & Longmont festivals and parades)
- June 17, Lyons Garden Tour – see beautiful local gardens; talk with owners for gardening tips; and support your local Garden club.
- June 24, Good Old Days Program at Lyons Redstone Museum. The name has changed to History Day at the Museum, (More info to come)
- June 21, First Concert in the Park for 2023. Joe Kuckla and Irons in the Fire
- July 12 – 4:30-6 p.m. – 2023’s 3rd quarter LAHC Tandem Art Shows’ Opening Reception with food and music.
See “Things to Do” — Estes Park for their ANNUAL Scandinavian Festival and Friends of Folk concert (free)! this month. Also, Blood Drive on June 29th.
See our THINGS TO DO for a full calendar of many more activities and events. –See the Library calendar page for children’s events.– See local bars Facebook pages for bands performing.– See SENIOR NEWS for “fun and wellness” activities.
Take Care of Yourself! See you next week!
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