Here we are the coldest day of the year, and a little snow. In Colorado they say it will warm up in a day or two, and we need the snow! But, B-R-R-R-R!

This week a reception for the grantees of the Lyons Community Foundation was held at Mojo Taqueria where each recipient was told what their grant money will entail. Very informative. On behalf of the Lyons Historical Society/Redstone Museum, Thank you LCF, you are a lot of help to all the non-profits to complete their goals.  

Swap Don't Shop!
Clothing Swap Party
Clean out your closet, make room for new threads. Invite your friends! The clothing swap will be held on January 21, 2-4 pm and it is FREE.

The swap party is hosted by Lyons Community Acupuncture Clinic at The Little Yellow House on 503 2nd Ave in Lyons.
Unclaimed clothes may be donated to Lyons Reruns to benefit the Lyons Community Foundation.

Thanks to the Lyons Community Church who came out on such a cold Monday night to feed twenty seniors a fried chicken dinner at the Walt Self Senior Center. Boulder County serves a meal every Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call (303) 441-1415 the day before for reservations. The LDS Church will serve a dinner at the Walt Self on Tuesday, January. 23, at 5:30 p.m., and there will be a potluck  meal on the fifth Monday of this month, January 29. Our thanks.

LYONS SCHOOLS are back in session after having Friday and Monday off. 
Middle School wrestling registration with practice begins Monday, January 22, with Coach Gary Gantzer. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..) Contact  Lori Herman with registration and payment questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, January 18 - MS & HS chess club; baseball information meeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Baseball winter work-outs begin on Monday, January 22 (Monday/Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m., Aux gym); HS drama/musical auditions; HS girls' and boys' basketball at home vs. Denver Academy. GJV and BJV at 4 p.m., and BV 5 p.m. No GV game..

Saturday, January 20 - SVVSD Day of Excellence for Parents/Community (an inside view of education in our community) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Skyline High School. Please register at; HS wrestling at Northglenn Invite 9 a.m.; MS girls' basketball tourney at Skyline High School, 8 a.m.; HS girls' basketball at home vs. Dawson. JV at 11 a.m., V at 12:30 p.m. No C game.

Sunday, January 21 - Booster Club Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley on North Main Street in Longmont.

THE LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold their social on Thursday, January 18, at 6 p.m., at the Festivarie Inn.  
The January birthday party will be held the fourth Friday of the month (January 26) from noon to 1 p.m., at the Walt Self, after the lunch meal.
Saturday, February 3, a Valentine Dance at Rogers Hall for Parents and Children is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Plan to attend.
Saturday, February 3, the Old Tyme Square Dance at Oskar Blues, with Ellen Rosenberg and her fiddlers will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Be there if you're not at Rogers Hall.
Saturday, February 10, High Street Concerts presents Masontown and The Lonesome Days at Rogers Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance (, or $25 at the door.

CHASE THE MUSIC brings joy to children with critical conditions. They are asking for your support to help bring a truly meaningful gift to a child in need. With your support, you can give a child a smile for life! Send donations to: Chase the Music, 2071 Rowell Drive, Lyons, CO, 80540; phone (303) 823-6170, or contact Clark Hodge at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

SENIOR EXERCISES CLASSES on Tuesdays and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self. Call Lori at (303) 823-8250.
Contact a Lyons Fireman for your belt buckle saying “GRIT.”

The one good thing about all this cold weather. The ice rink will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily. Family skating from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and 4 to 10 p.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hockey will be from 4 to 10 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Skate rentals (resident/non-resident fees) are available at the concession stand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge to skate, but you do so at your own risk. Call (303) 823-8250 for more information.

DONATE TO THE JANET ORBACK college scholarship fund to honor longtime cemetery and town volunteer. Send funds to Lyons Community Foundation, Box 646, Lyons, CO 90540. The scholarship will be awarded during LHS awards night in May.

THE WINTER RECREATION SCHEDULE is out. Go online or get a brochure at Town Hall to make your plans.

OPEN BASKETBALL every Thursday through April 26 (closed on  March 29), from 8 to 9:30 p.m., at the Lyons Elementary School gym.

ADULT 50+ BOOK CLUB on the third Thursday of the month starting January 18th, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Pre-register at (303) 823-8250. It's free, and all are welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS to the “Lyons Prepared” community outreach and support committee, which received a $1500 grant from the Foothills United Way. Foothills gave $71,000 in grants throughout the county. Lyons Prepared, along with the Town of Lyons and Lyons Fire Protection District will help increase neighborhood emergency preparedness. 

OUR THANKS to Oskar Blues and the CAN'd Aid Foundation, which raised more than $1 million in 2017 for local and national recovery efforts, including hurricane relief, proving that people-powered “do-goodery” is  a unique and effective way to make a big impact. The foundation donated 1,024,641 cans of drinking water to post-disaster communities, donated $950,000 and 4,725 volunteer hours in rebuilding efforts in Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico. Dale Katechis is the founder of CAN’d Aid and Diane Ralston in charge. Thanks to Dale and all his staff!

Linda Hubbard’s flooded home on Park Street is finished, and she has moved back in!  Thanks to all who helped her. She is filled with joy!

CONGRATULATIONS to Scott and Kathy Leiding on their 25th wedding anniversary. They celebrated with a cruise to Panama.
Both are retired teachers from the St. Vrain Valley School District. Kathy was the LHS business teacher and athletic director, and Scott was a history teacher and coached cross country in Erie.
Linda and Rick England announced the engagement of their daughter, Amber, to Matt Brown of Highland Ranch. Our congratulations.

CONGRATULATIONS to Carol Moores, who was the Lyons Town Clerk nearly four decades ago. She has worked at her current job for over thirty-four years, and has retired. She says, “I will get to sleep in Monday mornings.”

Cindy Dobbs' son, Chris, graduated from the International Business Class and has been accepted to the CU Leeds Business School. Congratulations.
PRAYERS go out for Tyler Ross, the twelve-year old son, of Cheryl Bryan, who was struck by a car at his home in Marshall, Arkansas.
And for Pam Browning's 103-year old grandmother, who is in the hospital with the flu and pneumonia, but is stable.

We heard from former Lyons teacher Kirk Baxter, who is still teaching in Texas. He taught here in the 1970s, and is still in touch with some of his students. He hopes to come out this summer, when we will have class reunions. 
Kathy Gereaux Werness writes that her mother, Huga, would have been 100 years old on Tuesday.

HAPPY  BIRTHDAY to Rick Hammans, Sauna Atkins, Joseph Vigil, Mary Lee Herman, Amanda Boone, Vaughn Carter, Katie Lock, Susanna Scheske, Cindy York, Dan Svilar, Georgina Pollard, Peggy Dye, Amanda and Ashley Goranson. Emma Marshall, Dude Cinnamon (now 94 years old), Pax Liquori  (four years old), Marci Hall, Pat Parker Bates, Clark Hodge, Jamie and Michelle Shank, Gay Hope Stonebraker Fenimore, Victor Vasquez, Gabry Cornell, and Don Moore.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Rick and Nancy Hammans (39 years), and to  Rocky and Beth Miller,

A first for me was the eighth birthday party for my grandson's Malamutte named Cleo. She is truly a jewel; fun, strong, hardly barks, and a good companion to Trevor. He got her from a dog breeder near Yoder, Colorado, and of course, has spoiled her ever since. The party was held at Romero's Bar (a “dog welcome” establishment in Lafayette), with party hats, a cake, and all the trimings. Relatives and dog friends were present.

“HI” to Leonard McCain, who states that he reads the Lyons Recorder every week, and keeps tabs on all of us. We  want to say “Hi” and surprise him. He was one of the most ambitious students we know; graduated in 1946, delivered the Denver Post and earned his own way to CU. He became the first attorney from Lyons. He has practiced in Brighton many years. His classmates were Eileen Archie, Irene Betz, Bonnie Brodie, John Brodie, Alfred Davis, Eleanor Engel, Geraldean Fitts, Wanda Fitts, Clarence Ford, Mary Kelly, Betty Morris, Bonnie Morris, Jack Rowley, Donald Sisler, Bill Spaur, Elvera Watson, and Glory (Ruth) Watson. Leonard and Bonnie Brodie are the only surviving members of his class.

A blessing ceremony was held at the Habitant for Humanity housing project at Second and Park, where the recipients of three of the homes to be built were introduced (Mrs. Ogden, Cassie Waters, and the Zimmerman family). The foundations are ready to be poured with volunteers invited to start work next week. The homes will be built by family and community members. 
The Leo Club has committed to volunteer on the Habitat for Humanity home building project, and will meet on Wednesday, January 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Town hall. Rebecca Shannon, Outreach and Volunteer Manager will give a presentation for the LEOS and general public on how to be involved. 

THE LYONS VOLUNTEERS will spend a week in Texas helping with hurricane recovery beginning January 25. (see details in this edition) Folks interested in going are asked to contact Rolph Hertenstein,  (303) 823-6269.  

WARREN BASHOR of the Bashor Lake area east of Lyons, age 75, passed away January 10, at Longmont United Hospital. He was a descendant of William and Mary Lena Webster, and the  son of Galen and Priscilla Wellman Bashor. Priscilla came from St Mary’s, Ohio, and married Galen in 1927. Warren's siblings are: Shirley, Duane, Millard, and Mary Lou. Warren has two sons, Wade and Paul, and several grandchildren. Services was held on Tuesday, January 16, at LifeBridge Christian Church with interment at the Hygiene Cemetery. Contributions can be made to the Boulder County Jr. Market Sale Scholarship Fund in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. We express our sympathy.

 Services were held for BERNIE MCCAIN at the Lyons Cemetery on Saturday, January 6, with several of her family members from the Wray area in attendance, along with her husband Merle’s brothers; Leonard of Brighton, Gene of Lyons, and Dean of Arvada, as well as many other relatives and friends present. The Rev. Mickey Lohr of the River Church conducted the service.
WITH SYMPATHY to Kahlie Sue Pinello and her step-father Jake, at the death of her mother Sarah Brost last week. The services were held in Nederland. More later.  

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