It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since the flood! Watching the coverage on TV brings back all the memories. We are lucky we are not in Houston or Florida.

It has been four years this week since the Lyons area got all that rain. We can surely relate to the folks in the path of those hurricanes. It started raining in Lyons on Sunday, September 9, and by Wednesday, September 12 the water in the river was really starting to rise. However, we of Lyons were naïve and did not get out until we were standing in two and a half feet (or more) of water when we heard the firemen’s bullhorns and then the sirens at 2:15 a.m.,

 

 

If the Coffintop Dam had been built, as originally planned, in the 1980s the Town of Lyons would be much different than it is today. If it had been built one wonders if the outcome of the 2013 flood might have been even more disastrous than it was. Would the dam have held? Given the geology of the area what would happen if

 

Well, we made it. The 41st annual Lyons Good Old Days celebration was deemed a success. Although, not near what it used to be. But, the pancake breakfast was revived, which helped a lot. Thanks to Oskar Blues for cooking it and the Lyons Volunteers serving it. It was a fundraiser for the Volunteers, and approximately one thousand dollars was taken in for their supplies. The 5K River Run was exciting with lots of awards and door prizes. The car show was great. The dedication of LaVern M. Johnson Park went off without a hitch,

 

 

Another nice day. Spring has sprung. The trees are beautiful. The jonquils and other flowers planted by the Garden Club are beautifying the town. Thanks to all.
It was truly a glorious Easter; churches were filled; lots of Easter egg hunts, potlucks, and the Fire District’s longtime Easter egg hunt moved to Planet Bluegrass on Sunday. Happy Easter to all.

 

Another week gone by, and it is supposed to get colder this week. The leaves are pretty; take a weekend drive to the mountains.

HOMECOMING - All Lyons High alumni are urged to attend the Lyons vs. Estes Park football game on Friday, October 7, at 7 p.m.

It should be a good match. There will also be a halftime ceremony to present the Homecoming King and Queen and their court.

 

 

Spring is here, the trees and flowers are blooming and we had some rain; with more  rain and/or snow to come. But not too much rain, please! This week is Spring Break for all the schools and people are traveling near and far. Stay safe!

CORRECTION
Gremlins changed my news last week, from Dave Orback to Dave Arabic. Sorry! (Editors note: It wasn’t gremlins, nor was it your fault. It was “auto

Here it is barely fall and it’s already snowing up on Trail Ridge Road. I hate to think of it snowing soon down here. I love the fall with the colors and the cooler nights,

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