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Here’s an important health tip: Many people are familiar with altitude sickness, but most people often fail to know about High altitude pulmonary edema — commonly referred to as HAPE. It is even more serious case of altitude sickness because, if not treated quickly or properly, it can lead to death.
In an x-ray, it can be mistaken for pneumonia. It progresses into having fluid build up in the lungs, often feeling like you are drowning.
Yes, people living in Lyons and at lower elevations and visiting a high elevation location can get it. You are not immune to it because you live at a relatively high elevation.
I’ve known some seniors who had to move to Longmont due to this. You can carry an oximeter with you if you have health concerns.
The main thing is to get back down to lower elevations as soon as possible. It might require a first responder giving them oxygen until they get lower.
…….. from your editor, Kathleen Spring
NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEATHER: After giving you a huge! group of weather problems and comments by locals, we had a relatively quiet week. We had our first 80 degree day on Monday, followed by two more in the 80s, and it will be stretching into next week. Only Wednesday night, June 21, and Thursday have rain storms, and slightly cooler temperatures this week.
The Hilltop Guild in Allenspark — annual Bazaar on August 5 — hand-made items will be for sale including quilts and woven bags and scarves. Last year, more than 500 people attended the Bazaar. The money raised from the Bazaar goes in part to fund scholarships for local area high school students. Spots are still available for independent vendors at $75. Contact Guild President Jen Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HILLTOP sent us a note: This year, the Guild gave away $11,500 to seven students, three in Lyons and four in Estes Park. The three LYONS students split $5,000 in scholarships — “The students we chose this year were among the best ever,” said Halsey. “The Hilltop Guild membership is delighted to help these talented and hard-working young people with their education.”
GOOD OLD DAYS IS GOOD OLD NEWS – The Town of Lyons did not budget for Good Old Days, so only the Redstone Museum will be putting on a program. Come on out and have a seat on their grassy front lawn, and listen to some Town officials brag about the town’s progress in history preservation (including the upcoming statute of LaVern Johnson). Then join in the applause for the three 2023 graduating teens who came from pioneer families who have been here for 50+ years!! Also honored is Kathleen Spring for 25 years of service to the Lyons Historical Society. Followed by some old-time activities. See our ARTICLE for full details. ==Support your town’s history heritage!==
===SUMMER TIME NEWS===
CASA BONITA in Denver is “slowly opening” now – mainly to media, and those on their “newsletter list.” Yes, it’s all painted pink and freshened up, but the main thing is that they now have a “real menu,” with good food. In the past people went for the experience and the food was not very good.
LIFEGUARDs – hoping to help with the shortage they saw in recent years, 50! towns are getting grants to train lifeguards.
BOATING: Rangers say that 90% of deaths on the lake could have been prevented if the person wore a life jacket! – If you’re out on the water in Summit County, they now have rangers in red boats available for assistance.
LYONS LIBRARY = Summer Reading Club for all ages. BINGO-style reading logs that have 25 suggested activities. See our ARTICLE for details.
SUMMER CONCERTS in the PARK==== See our ARTICLE for a description of the acts. You’ll want to save that link!
We still have a bear wandering around, close to the parks. And there were again stray cows this week, but this time in the Lyons area!
The former Royal Mobile Home Park, which was ravaged by the 2013 floods, and is preparing to become an affordable housing development in Longmont.
The big venue on Hwy 36, south of Boulder, called First Bank Center, will be demolished. The place had big sports games and musicians over the years, but the number has decreased and they say it’s too expensive to run now. I think a lot of us watched it being built; it’s not that old!
Inflation is at 4%, it’s lowest in a long time. The feds did not raise interest rates when they met last week. See more “good news” details in our ARTICLE.
Denver has elected a new mayor: Mike Johnston. One of his top goals is to eliminate homelessness on the streets. Of his 19 promised goals, 5 address affordable housing. He also outlines 4 environmental issues. Investing in a lot more police and fire first responders. He has plans to plans to create a massive training program for new workers called Upskill Denver, plus training for day-care workers. Supporting Latinos. He is a strong supporter of the arts. If you want to read all the goals, check out the Denverite’s article. Johnson was the one candidate who clearly articulated how he would address each goal. He promises that he will only be mayor for 8 years, and that is the deadline for his goals. Sounds terrific! Good luck! =======
Denver’s City Council will have seven returning council members and welcome six newcomers. It will also have a record five Latinas represented There are now 9 women, and 6 of them Latino, and the first queer man.
Mark your calendar for these BIG EVENTS in town:
- June 24, 1p.m. Good Old Days “History Day” Program at Lyons Redstone Museum.
- June 25, 10a.m. Agricultural Heritage Center’s annual Barnyard Critter Day
- June 25, 3 p.m., Concert Party & Fundraiser in Pinewood Springs
- June 28, 6:30 p.m. – 2nd Concert in the Park for 2023 – Gingerbomb
- June 29, 10 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Lyons Blood Drive
- July 12 – 4:30 p.m. – 2023’s 3rd quarter LAHC Tandem Art Shows’ Opening Reception with food and music.
See our THINGS TO DO for MORE DETAILS on these events, /plus/ a full calendar of more activities and events. See the Library calendar page for children’s events. See local bars Facebook pages for bands performing.
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