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Things are hopping this summer! I drove through town on THURSDAY at 8 p.m. and every bar’s outside patio was FILLED with people! I would expect that on Friday and Saturday, but not on a Thursday. I’m impressed.
Are you aware of the fabulous lineup of bands at the free concerts? On Wednesday evening the weekly Concerts in Sandstone Park was packed with people. Erica Brown and the Lionel Young band performed (winners of numerous awards for best in and around Colorado). The blues band had people swaying in their seats, then clapping along, and finally up on their feet dancing! While there were two quick rain showers earlier, it was clear and comfortable that evening. Next week, the Fretliners will be playing. They won the Battle of the Bands at Telluride Bluegrass Festival and just so happen to be from Lyons.
Unless you read Facebook “Lyons Happenings” daily, or stroll through town weekly, you may not know things like the pet shop close out sale, or the latest news on wildlife wandering in your neighborhood, or the firefighters “drill” on Evans Street, or that Colorado wildfire smoke will continue thru the summer, or that there is a dog and wolf rescue/sanctuary in Lyons!!! — We don’t have ads – we depend on YOUR donations to keep this newspaper running. Please consider subscribing today.
…….. from your editor, Kathleen Spring
NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEATHER: The Lyons area got a “Severe Thunderstorm Warning” on Saturday. Residents on Blue Mtn. area said they got “mega hail!” ==On Monday, July 17th, Longmont (& Denver) went to 99 degrees! The norm this time of year is 91 degrees. The I-25 Corridor had a “Heat Advisory” on Monday. So far we have had 4 days above 90 degrees — last year we had 28 days by this time. == Back to the 80s and storms on Thursday and somewhat on Friday, and next week back to the 90s. == Much of the country (particularly SW) is having temperatures at 110 and above for more than two weeks. The NE has experienced traumatic rain and flooding, even worse than what Lyons experienced in 2013.
FISHING RULES: In response to our warning in last week’s News Briefs to make sure your visiting friends and relatives that there are strict rules on when/ where/ how you can fish in the St. Vrain River (There are big prominent signs) === local Greg Lowell, added: Thanks for the fishing reminder. There’s way too many people ignoring the regulations. It’s an artificial flies and lures, catch-and-release river governed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife. It’s not a just a town regulation; it’s a state law. The CPW fishing rulebook specifically spells out the regulations, and those ignoring the rules can be fined heavily. Just because an angler doesn’t see the signs is no excuse; it’s in the rulebook. And it makes no difference if you’re 5 years old or 75 years old, the rules are there to protect the resource. Should anyone see anglers using bait (worms or Powerboat), call the Boulder County non-emergency number (303-441-4444) and a deputy will respond to the reported violation..
WEED MANAGEMENT TOURS – July 25 and August 22 – Weed Management Tour – Boulder County Parks & Open Space – See our ARTICLE – REGISTER – for all you folks who are concerned about how the county manages its weed control program. (espec. Cheat grass).
FOUR WAYS TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY
====July 20, 4-7p.m. – Bake Sale for Friends of Community LIbrary.
====Sunday July 23, 9-11a.m. – Pancake fundraiser at the Lyons fire station.
====SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED = Please help LEAF and LCF raise funds at the upcoming Hootenanny by contributing goods or services to our silent auction. A few ideas: gift certificates for massages, a three-night stay at a vacation rental, artwork, music or language classes, etc. — Please reach out if you have any questions, or if you’d like to donate an item: firstname.lastname@example.org —Or fill out our donation form online. === LCF sponsors many projects around town, including the weekly Concerts in the Park.=== *JULY 24* Deadline to contact LCF if you want to be a sponsor. They will be printing their event flier after that.
====BRING YOUR CANS! –The Lyons LEO’s (Lyons Lions Club teens) are collecting non-perishable food for the Lyons Food Pantry at the Sandstone Concert every Wednesday. Please bring food as LEAF is having a difficult stocking sufficient supplies this summer. Look for the LEAF van. Thanks, LEO’s!
POWER OUT for a couple of hours in town – about 8 p.m. on 5th Avenue in Lyons, Monday 7/18/23..
RMNP – fatality on Mt. Ida Trail, Monday 7/17/23.
July 20th is deadline to register for August 3rd party to celebrate 60 years for Mental Health Partners. See Things to Do for more details and link.
CANDY STORE: Do you have visitors this summer? Don’t forget that we have a very unique candy shop in town that sells candy pieces “bulk.” It will delight the kids. — They have some great OLD FASHION candy there too! It will bring back memories. Lyons Dairy Bar, in the Village shopping strip.
====CONGRATS – to LYONS Heather Prentice! — Prentice crossed the finish line for the running leg in 30:33 to be crowned the Frisco Triathlon women’s champion in a total time of 1:35:37. — Frisco Triathlon had close to 300 athletes competing in three atypical triathlon disciplines. First, paddle boarding in the Marina; then mountain biking, nearly 7-miles; finishing with a 5-kilometer trail run, which climbed into the hills. Read the Summit newspaper for full details.
====KIDS — LYONS SOFTBALL CAMP! Last week to Register — registration closes Friday 7/21. Join Lyons High School Softball team for two days full of softball and fun. Take place in Lyons. Kindergarten to 8th grade. REGISTER
====ADULTS — LYONS SOFTBALL LEAGUE: They were short a female player twice this past week. If you’re interested in being a “sub,” contact Chris Cope. == Come on down folks! Cheer on YOUR LOCAL League! == here’s the latest scores:
06/01==St. Vrain Market (W) vs. Mojo’s (L)
06/08==Mojo’s (W) vs. Howlers (L)
06/15…postponed to 06/29 due to rain.
Mojo’s (W) vs. Spirit Hound (L)
06/22…postponed to 07/24 due to rain.
Mojo’s vs. Diner Bar
06/29==Hooligans (W) vs. Mojo’s (L)
07/06==Mojo’s (W) vs. Natural Disasters (L)
07/13==Mojo’s (W) vs. Squirrels (L)
Mojo’s Record: 4 Wins / 2 Loses
CONCERTS in PARKS /meets/ HOOTENANNY – selling “duck” now! — we have on our Things to Do page the listing of the annual event, but we wanted to tell you NOW that they are selling “ducks” for the river race. the annual LEAF/LCF hootenanny fundraiser is August 27th. They will be selling ducks at the remaining concerts in sandstone park this summer. There is a limited number of ducks. Prices start at $5== In addition, the LEOs will be accepting donations to the food pantry, so bring any unwanted non perishable food items and toiletries.
ACCIDENT: On Monday = Truck and trailer on it’s side in the river south St Vrain, a couple of miles up from town. Person stuck in truck. Emergency vehicles arrived quickly and got the man out, and traffic moving.
JUMP ROPE – We had 3,000 people participating in the competition in Colorado Springs, from 30 countries!
STEVIE LaRUE Memorial – CELEBRATION of Life – Stevie LaRue – this Sunday, July 23, 2 to 5p.m. (service at 3p.m.) at River Bend — see OBITUARY ——the family says: We have Harry Kellogg & Amy LaRue taking care of food, KC Groves & I (Pete LaRue) are providing the libations, and we owe a huge thanks to Betsy Burton at Riverbend for donating the space for the event! All you need to bring is some tip $ for the bartenders (Venmo is cool too), a reusable cup (if you have one); Riverbend is a plastic free venue – NO plastic bottles. Maybe some tie dye. There is parking onsite, but consider carpooling to make parking less of a headache. Or walk/bike to the event if you’re able. No outside alcohol is allowed. Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday.
RATTLESNAKES – Lesly says: We’ve seen two rattlesnakes in the last few days on Vasquez Ct. Heads up to those walking their pups!== Valerie saw one near the end of Blue Mtn Road.
Gary Ingram has been selected as superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park. Ingram will begin his new assignment in August. As superintendent, Ingram will oversee 150 permanent staff and approximately 250 seasonal staff and will work to continue to address complex challenges such as climate change and wildland fire; ecosystem restoration; and managing day use visitation that sustains the park’s resources and offers varied quality visitor experiences. He succeeds Darla Sidles who recently retired after serving seven years as the park superintendent.
FOREST MITIGATION: Roosevelt National Forest ==Pierson Park Fuel Break Project== located south of Estes Park, along Hwy 36 == This project aims to address overgrown and hazardous forest conditions along key National Forest ingress and egress roads. Project information, including the decision and maps, is available online. As described in the decision, mitigation work, including mechanical treatments and prescribed fire, will primarily occur along Pierson Park Road, Johnny Park Road and several other Forest Service road segments in the U.S. 36 corridor not to exceed 3,000 acres. The Pierson Park Fuel Break Project is strategically located between two watershed-scale forest health projects being planned, this project would serve as a critical link to allow firefighters to manage and contain fires in the area more effectively. Implementation, including road maintenance could begin as soon as this summer and will take several years to fully implement.
REMINDER: Lyons CRACK SEAL and CHIP SEAL OPERATIONS are btw. 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM. You will get a notice when they work on your street. If you don’t move your car, it will be towed at your expense. (See our News Briefs last week, or contact the Town for questions).
TOLL LANES: The government is installed new monitors and starting penalties for those who “weave in and out” of toll lanes on our Colorado highways.
Boulder County Commission Meeting 7/18/23 – County Attorney’s Office: Resolution 2023-054: Lyons Fire Protection District Fire Code Adoptions and Amendments (FCRC-23-0001) – A resolution approving the Lyons Fire Protection District’s adoption of the 2021 Edition of the International Fire Code, with local amendments, for application within the Lyons Fire Protection District territory in unincorporated Boulder County.
Gov. Polis is signing into law a limit on HOA’s using pesticides – Noenicitinoid. // He also signed a law that would increase penalties for “cruelty to service animals.”
=====Summer Fun==This Week=====
NEW BOOK about Estes Park: Book discussion and signing this Saturday 7/29 at the Estes Park Museum. See Things to Do for more details. “100 Things to Do in Estes Park before you Die.”
FUNDRAISER for LYONS wolf and dog rescue/sanctuary at A-Lodge Rock garden This Saturday 7/29. See ARTICLE
The Fretliners are featured at the Concert in the Park next week 7/26/23 — who won the battle of the bands at Telluride Bluegrass Festival and just so happen to be from Lyons.
WILDFLOWERS in Abundance: Caribou Road and Caribou townsite outside of Nederland. Excellent variety of wildflowers with blankets of flowers in some places. Some photographers are highly recommending the area for wildflower lovers,
July 20, 7 p.m. — “3rd Thursday” speaker “True Crime in Colorado” Spirit Hound Distillers.
July 21, 8:15-10:30 p.m.
STARGAZING: Near Lyons. Location provided when registering. == All ages welcome. == What is the difference between a planet and a dwarf planet or an asteroid and a comet? Join us to learn more about the objects in our own solar system. Followed by stargazing with telescopes provided by the Longmont Astronomical Society. Boulder County Open Space. ARTICLE
July 23, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Pancake Fundraiser for Lyons Fire Dept., including music by Charlie Rose, and silent auction.
July 29 – Geology hike near Nederland. See our BoCo Open Space ARTICLE for details.
==Live music in town== Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All shows are free = Main Stage Brewing and Oskar Blues. Also see A-Lodge Rock Garden and Diner Bar for dates of their music lineup. Diner Bar had their 1 year anniversary and painted their building pink.
Also see our MONTH CALENDAR for activities that happen every month on a specific day… such as book clubs, karaoke, trivia night, etc.
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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