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Aren’t we lucky to have such a beautiful, unique set of music festivals and shows right here in our little town of Lyons? Thank you Planet Bluegrass!
Not only does it bring top class musicians here, but the visitors enrich our economy with purchases of meals, gifts, lodging and more.
As I attended the two big annual festivals this year, it seemed like I was most impressed, or mesmerized, or toe-tapping entertained by groups I had never heard of. I certainly have some new favorites. (Have you ever heard of “The Tallest Man in the World”? — and he is probably 5 ft 7 inches tall! but a fabulous showman).
Watch out for a few more shows this fall, including the Elephant Revival this weekend — a group who put on such a well-done show, both in singing and stage presentation, that it was a big favorite of both our Lyons music critic Dave McIntyre and myself — and we highly recommend you give them a try!
…….. from your editor, Kathleen Spring
Thank You for Helping our Fellow Americans in this time of Disaster
==Maui Strong – Hawaii Community Foundation= The Maui Strong Fund is providing resources that can be deployed quickly, with a focus on rapid response and recovery for the devastating wildfires on Maui. — HCF is working in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members to get an understanding of the quickly evolving priorities. — Funding will support evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services as identified by our partners doing critical work on Maui. As of August 16, 2023, $34,994,856 has been raised.
==Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement: The Kākoʻo Maui Fund is providing resources that can be deployed quickly and efficiently to our Hawaiian communities impacted by the Maui wildfires. CNHA is working in close collaboration with state and county leaders, nonprofit organizations, and community members to get an understanding of the quickly evolving priorities. Funding will support evolving needs, including shelter, food, financial assistance, and other services as identified by our partners doing critical work on Maui. questions email@example.com
==Maui United Way has launched the Maui Fire Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate support for those in need of shelter, food, clothes and more. United Way is working with partners on the ground to assess the damage, mobilize resources and lead collaborative efforts to rebuild.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
WEATHER: We’re back into the 90s. Wednesday it reached 99 degrees, and we were 1 short of breaking a recorder. It was the hottest day of the year. — We got a 2nd weekend with cooler weather, which included some rain or dark cloudy skies, which was a welcome break (including for the Folk Festival people). === Our airport DIA registered 18 days of 90 degrees or higher this year, from January 1 to August 10. Last year we had 47 days!! by this time.
Lyons Physical Therapy welcomes Sarah Levine, a pelvic floor specialist.
LYONS COMMUNITY FARM needs you – They need $4,500 more to pay for their insurance for the year. (1) email to donate to the nonprofit (2) Attend concert: Sept 3rd at 1:30 at the food forest with a biodynamic master, Aaron Perry and serving tea from a local herbalists recipe book. Also, we are supplying each person who shows up with some delicious chocolate from Dr. Bronners! ===Adrean Kirk says, “Our project is growing with community gardens next year and an orchard on a downtown area block that we are working with a town trustee . Please consider donating.” All donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for the amount you donate. All sums welcome. Any questions? Reach out via EMAIL
TOWN of LYONS “FALL GARDEN in a BOX” (residents only) = Still thinking about planting a new garden? Fall-planted perennials have less transplant shock, develop healthy roots faster, and may use less water during establishment. Not to mention the huge debut they make their first spring. This discount is sponsored by the St. Vrain and Left Hand Water Conservancy District. District projects protect water quality and drinking water sources, safeguard and conserve water supplies, grow local food, store water for dry years, and maintain healthy rivers and creeks. You need to be a Town of Lyons Water Utility Customer! == Order yours today!
LYONS LIBRARY says: Please join us in thanking Warren Musselman for donating at least 30 hours of his time and expertise to build us a new fort for our children’s garden. If you haven’t had a chance to check out his workmanship, come on down and take a look. The children of Lyons are already enjoying it very much.
LIBRARY JOB: We are looking for someone amazing to join our team here at the Lyons Library! We have two positions we are looking to fill with the perfect candidate and that might be you! (1) adult programming librarian (2) Library associate == Click here to learn more info: JOB LINK
DENTAL OFFICE: construction has started in the new offices, with parking spots blocked off so they can load up trucks with old fixtures and plaster board and such. === We should be having a “BUSINESS UPDATE” article probably in next week’s issue.
LYONS LIONS CLUB had a successful 29th annual golf tournament at Lake Valley this morning. Club President Jerry Tabor presided and Vice President Randy Pollard managed the prize table. Thanks very much to all the tournament sponsors, donors and participants.
Ward/ Rollinsville /Nederland Mountain Rides is a free fixed-route service between Ward and Rollinsville that operates on Wednesdays and Thursdays to connect mountain residents to human services programs, shopping, health and recreation activities, senior lunches, food pantry and clothing closet. The service will help address basic needs transportation for residents struggling to access essential services due to transportation gaps between mountain community along a portion of the Peak to Peak Highway. No registration necessary; dogs on lease are welcome; no bikes. Service connects to RTD NB route between Nederland and Boulder at the downtown Nederland/ RTD Park-n-Ride.. ==Boulder County’s Mountain Mobility Working Group, in partnership with Via Mobility Services, Peak to Peak Housing and Human Services Alliance, and Mobility for All == Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. View the Mountain Rides Route Map and Timetable
YOGA classes – the kids back in school? Head over to Mayama — yoga class is every Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Taylor Lee also teaches Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Mayama Dance & Wellness has a “drop in fee” for classes, or there are a few different package options, or a monthly membership that lowers the cost per class. There are several awesome classes available for all ages.
Magali Fournier is celebrating getting her Green Card AND half-century birthday this weekend. She will give a little speech in between the band playing at the Diner Bar. Join your friend’s party. Congrats!
The Lyons Fire Protection District has three “community” meetings in August. See their Facebook page for more details. // Also a meeting this Sunday at 9a.m. to tell you again what they spent the mill funds on, that you voted for.
see separate article for dates on kids returning to Lyons Schools this month, and parent clubs
Barbie Dream House Scholarship. In honor of the “Barbie” movie starring your favorite stars, Margot Robbie and Rylan Gosling The Bold Foundation, Denver, has launched a $500 scholarship to create their very own dream house, just like Barbie! —- To learn more about the scholarship, kindly visit our page: REGISTER. Students from all education levels are eligible to apply for this scholarship. To apply, applicants must describe in 200-600 words where their Barbie Dreamhouse would be located. BOLD is the largest independent scholarship provider in the US, started in 2020. October 1st.
GO BACK TO COLLEGE: Colorado State University will waive the undergraduate application fee for all Colorado students, furthering the institution’s land-grant mission of expanding access to higher education. CSU is now the largest four-year institution in Colorado to waive its $50 application fee.
ORGANIZED RETAIL CRIME – In 2022, up by 26.5%. It costs retailers nationwide 95 BILLION a year in losses // in Colorado $1 billion.
WINE SALES – it was a tight final number, but voters decided to allow wine sales in grocery stores. The independent store owners say that their sales are down 25%. One owner was interviewed on a local TV news shows. He says 40% of his inventory is wine. He is trying different things to bring in more business such as offering a wider circle of where he will deliver wine to homes.
Longmont is closing its pools this month, with only Sunset and Union being open till Labor Day weekend. They have a thing where they let dogs swim in the pools the day(?) that they close to the public. Check it out.
DIA – DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: some 6.7 million passengers traveled through DIA in June, making it the busiest month ever. The number of international travelers also set a new high. The last record was in 2019, before the pandemic.
RSV – This is a respiratory disease that increase in the fall, and can be life threatening. Normally consider a young child illness — there has been a big rise in adults, 65 and over. See your doctor about the new antibody (not a vaccine) approved. – see our monthly senior newsletter in August for more details.
MEDITATE WITH HORSES (in Lyons area): Dancing Spirit Equine Facilitated Learning & Coaching== Come find your center, breathe and soak in the beauty and wisdom of horses, nature and your inner voice. information and registration – REGISTER – 10 minutes north of town. August 30th is next one.
A young bear has been spotted multiple times by the St. Vrain River in LaVern Johnson Park – by the cliff, near the homes, and jumping in the river, mainly between 9p.m. and 5 a.m. — Please do NOT APPROACH the bear! He may look cute and cuddly but he IS a wild BEAR!
LYONS SOFTBALL LEAGUE – Final Game last week – Holligans won! See article – Read the exciting comments; and team photo.
The improvements on Highway 36 between Boulder and Lyons are now being graded, so it will be rough for a little while; all part of the normal process.
Added 8/19/23 ===MORE CONSTRUCTION NEWS: 8/21/23 Construction for the lighting project will begin along the 300 and 400 blocks. Parking spaces along Main Street may be blocked, along with detours along the sidewalk. Construction is predicted to take three to four weeks but may be subject to change. Please be prepared. ==== QUESTION: WHAT PROJECT? — The Town of Lyons, Colorado has a subcontract who will construct, and install festoon lighting between 3rd Street and 4th Street on Main Street and provide semi-permanent tree wrap lighting for the mature trees on Main Street from 4th Street to 5th Street.
Town of Lyons – I see that not many people read my article last week on “government updates.” I wanted to point out to you that this was mainly focused on Lyons residents’ rights, and including decisions made on two major projects in town that have been going on for months.
Moxie’s has applied for a transfer of its liquor license to its new location. See Town of Lyons Agenda for more information on when to “comment.”
The Wildland Firefighter Paycheck Protection Act would permanently increase federal firefighter pay while opening the door to additional pay and benefit improvements that were part of Tim’s Act, according to Senator Neguse’s office, who introduced the bill last week. It is Legislation to improve overall compensation for federal wildland firefighters. (It was receiving temporary wages through the Infrastructure Investment Act, which are about to expire. As of Jan. 1, our wildland firefighters have received $215 million dollars in temporary pay supplements from Congress)
Three weeks ago, the Federal Reserve officials raised interest rates to their highest level in 22 years, continuing their 16-month campaign to deal with inflation. The Federal Reserve paused its hiking campaign in June. It is at 5.5%. It was raised 4 times in 2023.
On August 15th ex-president Donald Trump was indicted for the 4th time this year, but this time it was in the State of Georgia courts, not a federal court. He and 18 others are accused of “Election Interference” in the 2020 Presidential race.
See above for suggested places to donate to help the victims of the fire disaster in Hawaii. == 2,200 buildings were destroyed; mostly homes; and the death toll as of August 16 has reached 110.
Please note, in last week’s “pet pantry” Do Good mention, we had Kyle Clark’s contact info. He promoted it on his TV show in May. The company’s direct contact info is: 303-818-0618 or www.coloradopetpantry.org
***See our THINGS TO DO for more details on these and other events.*** Live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday at all bars in town; free. — Also see our MONTH CALENDAR for other activities that happen every month on a specific day… such as book clubs, karaoke, trivia night, etc.
BINGO for all ages! – I just saw a photo on Facebook of 20/30-somethings playing BINGO on the patio at MainStage with a cold beer in their hand. Remember to join them every other Tuesday at 6:30p.m. — this is on our MONTH calendar – which shows the whole month of “repeated” and “new” programs.
August 17 –talk – at Spirit Hound – Come hang with us for Science & Spirits: Wildfire Ready Watersheds Lecture kicks off at 7 p.m., but come early to get a good seat and a themed cocktail.
August 20, Sunday, 5p.m. — we have Pints & Pages Book Club Meeting! We will be discussing book: Midnight at The Bright Ideas Bookstore. Rock Garden.
August 27, Hootnanny at River Bend
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