Another week gone by! Beautiful spring weather with lots of flowers, sunny days, not too hot, and a little rain. It would be nice if it stayed this way. It was truly a busy week, with the choir concerts, baseball, the Planet Bluegrass annexation hearing, restoration recognition, a museum open house, etc. What a busy town. The next big thing is the high school graduation coming
up next week on Saturday, May 27, at John “Jet” Johnson Field at 10 a.m.. when thirty-two graduates will throw their caps in the air, and then will be off to seek their fortunes.
As we look back on our own lives, we wonder if we could have done better. We will never know, but being able to be self-sustaining citizens in an occupation we enjoy is the important thing.
Monday was the choir banquet, and a farewell to Victoria Bailey, who is leaving to get her master’s degree in choir direction. Good luck Victoria. Keep in touch. The Jazz band played at Oskar Blues, there was a talent show, and yearbooks (both MS and HS) were given out. Very nice.
Thursday - HS track at the State meet at Jeffco Stadium. There will be a school-wide send off on McConnell Drive at 10:45 a.m., sharp! MS & HS chess club. Drama performance at 7 p.m.
Friday - HS track (see above). MS All-Year choir to perform at Elitch Gardens.
Saturday - HS track (see above). HS baseball Regionals vs. Haxton in Pueblo at 12:30 p.m. & Championship at 3 p.m.
May 22 to 24 - 6th grade field trip to CSU Mountain Campus. Seniors Checkout. HS finals. MS has class all day.
May 24 - 8th grade field trip to Gateway Fun Park in Boulder. Last day for all students!
May 26 - Senior Night at 7 p.m., in the Main Gym.
May 27 - HS graduation ceremony at 10 a.m. at the Lyons High School football field.
May 28 - Booster Bingo at 1 p.m. Team 2 Volunteers work.
May 29 – School office closed.
The choir and band concert held Thursday evening was stupendous with over 350 kids participating! Thanks to Dr. Gregg and Victoria Bailey for bringing us such a wonderful evening. Shirley Gendrezig was accompanist. We all enjoyed the display of art by all classes with Stephanie Busby. The closing piece “For Good (from Wicked)” by Ms. Bailey and Dr. Gregg was especially heartwarming, where the two thanked each other and said goodbye. The students showered Ms. Bailey with roses. Best wishes, Victoria.
LYONS HIGH BASEBALL CONTINUES
Although the Lions lost to Dawson 8 to 2 Saturday, they will still play in the Regionals vs. Haxtun on Saturday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m., with the championship game at 3 p.m., and hopefully on to to State next week. After failing to win the Region 7 tournament despite entering as the top seed, Lyons (17-3) found out when the 2A RPI was released that the Lions still qualified for this week’s regional’s as the No. 10 seed. Alexander Dawson, who lost to Day Spring 15-0 at the Championship game, last week, is No. 17 seed. Good luck Lions!
Sunday was the elaborate Mayama recital with 173 Lyons participants held at the Niwot High School auditorium to have enough room for all the spectators. Our thanks to owners Jasmine Lok, Ali Kishiyama and the instructors: Qiyra Edmonds, Tanya Daty, Kelley Harris, Lori LeGault, Wendy Hayden, Marina Appleby, Emily Dusel, and Ali VanLeeuwen-team chaperone. Bobbi Ward for making costumes; and instructor assistants: Emily VanLeeuwen, Mattie Dusel, and Georgia Marsh. It was a wonderful afternoon.
CHRISTINA WELLS received an award from the Boulder Round Table for her work on restoring the Lyons Depot. The presentation was made by LaVern Johnson and Kathleen Spring of the Lyons Historical Society, who thanked Christiana and her State Historical Fund Liaison, Estella Cole, for restoring the flooded depot back to its glory. A beautiful job. Christina wrote the grants, monitored the work, and manned the process with the help of Town administrator, Victoria Simonsen, Mark Browning, the Lyons Volunteers, and Town’s public works crew. Our thanks to all. A brochure on the Lyons Depot will be available at Town Hall, the Depot, and the Lyons Redstone Museum. Stop by!
We have several folks making contact with health care officials and trying to get the financials from the Longmont Hospital, as to the status, and “WHY?” The Longmont Hospital put the clinic here in Lyons some thirty years ago and of course, we are upset about the planned closing.Who do we go to? How are those without transportation going to get to another doctor, etc? A meeting will be called as soon as possible. A group of seniors appeared before the Trustees at the Town Board Monday evening encouraging them to “keep trying!” We should pass a vote for a sales tax or mill levy for a permanent facility owned by the Town, like the library, so we can have assurance of health care. Mayor Connie and others knowledgeable are seeing what is possible. Stay tuned.
PLANET BLUEGRASS FARM ANNEXATION
Dozens of Apple Valley folks protested the proposal of festival campers going into on the North side of the Planet Bluegrass Farm off Apple Valley, the noise, traffic, etc. The Town Board did listen, and continued their discussions to June 8. However, the decision will be up to the Lyons voters if it goes forward. The questions: Are we, the voters of Lyons, willing to lose the camping and parking money in Bohn Park for fewer cars around town during the festivals, fewer people taking over our driveways, streets, sleeping in cars, which would push the troubles on our neighbors in Apple Valley, Groover, and Eagle Canyon? It will certainly take some “mulling of our minds” as we vote.
Our Congrats to the Lyons Recorder, which is celebrating their 50th consecutive year of publishing. Restarted by Max and Ada Lou Hammans in 1967, after no paper for twenty years except the weekly Longmont Ledger. The newspaper is celebrating its fifty years of being continually open bringing you the area news.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
Thanks to all who attended the museum's open house last Saturday evening, which was well-attended. The museum feature of Lyons newspapers will be on display all year, so stop by. Very interesting, and you can do a puzzle or take your picture. Sue and Neal Woodley of Estes Park, a relative of the Spencer family, were in attendance, as well as Karen Culver of Lakewood, a relative of Ken and Loretta Richmond, Larry and Jehnee of Grand Junction, who bought us fourteen boxes of Reader’s Digests! Folks visited from Pasadena, CA; Grand Rapids, MI; mom of Jessie Zach of Lyons, Longmont, and many from Lyons. Thanks to the museum staff and their cohorts for their work on this newspaper display, for sprucing up the hallway, and the new displays (Monique and Steve Lang, Baiba and Michael Lennard, Priscilla Cohan, Lyons Volunteers Crystal White and Barney Driestadt, and Kathleen Spring. The museum is open weekends through May, and will be open daily Monday, April 29, through Sunday October 1. Another special display will be held on June 6, of Anne O’Brien’s doll house collection. Stay tuned. Stop by. Take time to enjoy.
OUTDOOR GAMES on June 3, with lots of kayaking, dog disc, run, bike races, dirt bike, and beer; 3 to 6 p.m. A joyous day in Lyons. Plan to attend! Then grab a brew at the Burning Can Festival put on by Oskar Blues.
A FAREWELL POTLUCK will be held for John and Anne O’Brien, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Ax & Oar. They sold their home and are moving back to Texas. John was on the Economic Development Commission, Mayor for two years, on the School Bond Committee, which passed for a school auditorium and more room in the elementary school, and an all-around helper for Lyons. Ann has been involved in the Monday knitting class and the Garden Club to name just a few. We will miss them. Good luck, John and Anne.
LYONS GOOD OLD DAY will be held on Saturday, June 24, with a 5K river run, pancake breakfast, car show, square dancing, kids' play area, history programs, food booths, music, beer tent and more. More details coming soon.
SENIOR LUNCHES on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Walt Self Senior Center, at 11:30 a.m. The cost to seniors is $3. You must call (303) 441-1415 the day ahead to reserve the lunch. Very good food. All seniors are invited to attend. June birthdays will be celebrated on Friday, June 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. Come one and all!
LYONS VOLUNTEERS are still needed. Meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., at the Depot parking lot.
LEAF - Wednesdays at the Lyons Community Church, pick up food from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mental Health and other consultants available. Call (720) 864-4309 to set up an appointment.
IN OUR PRAYERS
Former Community Church Pastor Emily Flemming tells us that their two-month old son, Zach, is improving after an operation. Get well, Zach.
CONGRATULATION to Zach Tucker who graduated from CSU last week. We wish him well.
MARRIAGE - William Jay Monroe and Cheyenne Morgan Chase, of Lyons were married on April 13. Congratulations
THELMA LUCILLE KLINE, 92, of Lyons passed away recently. She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Robert, and daughters Bobette Holliday and Lucia (Jeffrey) Miller, and grandchildren John (Kelly) Holliday, and Sarah Miller. At Lucille’s request, no service will be held. Memorial donations may be made in Lucille’s honor to Tru Community Care Hospice, 2594 Trailridge Drive E., Lafayette, CO 80026. For more details visit www.HoranCares.com.
VITUS PFEIFER - We said farewell to our good friend Vitus Pfeifer, at the Mead Catholic Church last Thursday morning. His wife Dorothy passed away in 2003. They loved to Polka. Vitus was a good carpenter, and spent his retirement days maintaining the Church. He is survived by his four daughters, Sharon, Phyllis, Pam, and Jacque.