Another week gone by, and no snow or rain; however, it is supposed to come tomorrow! It is interesting that Boulder County is protesting the expansion of Gross Reservoir, by the City of Denver, saying there is no water to put in it. There is always a battle for water in Colorado; saying if we don’t store it, it flows on to Nebraska and Kansas, so they always say: “We need a Dam." It is an ongoing battle, which takes year of permits, hearings, labor, etc. We know in fighting Coffintop. (Now they
say the City of Denver has saved as much water as Gross Reservoir would store just by cutting down their watering...way to go!
CONGRATULATIONS to the new Lyons Town Board, who were treated to an open house with current and new board members, and then they were sworn in during the meeting. We recognize outgoing Board members James Kerr and Dan Greenberg for the years of service to the town, and welcome new members Joycelyn Farrell and Mark Browning, along with incumbents Michael Karavas, Juli Waugh, Barney Dreistadt, Wendy Miller, and Mayor Connie Sullivan. We wish them well.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20 is Arbor Day with the Town and Lyons Ecology Board holding a tree give away for students who have filled out an entry form, with tree planting at the school to be held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, April 24. The Lyons Ecology Board and the LES fourth graders will be placing a tree tag on trees throughout town. as part of a project that seeks to quantify the benefits of individual trees. This project seeks to educate the public on the environmental and economic values that tees provide. The students have identified each tree, and calculated its values, which are displayed on the orange tags. You are encouraged to plant new trees on your property to begin to replace the number of older trees with elm disease, or that have been damaged due to recent storms or drought.
EMERALD ASH BORER has been detected in Lyons, which is the fourth Boulder County community where the pest has been detected since 2013. An arborist recently identified an ash tree on private land at Fourth and Broadway that is infested. The disease spreads through wind, firewood, human transport, etc., and is cable of spreading a half-mile each year. Visit: www.townoflyons.com/Emerald AshBorer, for more information.
Stop by the Town Hall to view the beautiful paintings, collages, graphics, and mosaics that are part of the Spring art show. It will be hung through mid-July.
CONGRATULATIONS to Oskar Blues on their 21st anniversary to be celebrated this Friday, April 20, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., featuring the music of Lyons' own Arthur Lee Land. All are invited.
HALL OF FAME
The Ken Winter Family, owners of the Winter Plaza in Lyons on Main Street will be inducted in the Boulder County Hall Business of Fame on Wednesday, April 25, at a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Plaza Convention Center (1850 Industrial Circle) in Longmont.
DOG LICENSES are due May 1, at the cost of $30 for the first dog in a household, and $20 for each additional dog. They have to have proof of a current rabies vaccination.
LYONS HISTORY CAMP will be held earlier in the summer this year. After ten years, the popular Lyons History camp is changing its date from August to June 11 to 15. Lyons kids ages six to ten, who love history, can sign up in May when the museum opens up for the season on weekends only. Kids will study different forms of "delivery of the news and mail," wild animals in the area, and Indian communication methods (i.e., sign language). The cost is only $50 per child for residents, due to a generous donation by local business, Lyons Automotive. The camp takes place in the museum from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It includes a healthy light lunch. Only ten openings so register early! Call (303) 823-5271 in May and ask for Kathleen, or reach her through the museum page on Facebook.
MADDIE WICKES a Lyons Elementary School Office Assistant for fourteen years will be honored at her retirement party on Saturday, May 19, from 1 to 4 p.m., at LaVern M. Johnson Park. All are invited.
M/SR HIGH NEWS
Monday was “Neon Day” at the high school for Prom week. The HS band attended the Colorado Bandmasters Association State contest at CSU in Ft. Collins. The HS baseball team defeated Dayspring Christian Academy in Greeley.
Wednesday was “Twin Day” for Prom week.
Thursday is “Pajama Day” for Prom week! MS & HS Chess Club at lunch time and after school; Juniors and Seniors Non-Lyons Prom date permission forms due in the office by 1 p.m. Community club volleyball games from 5 to 9 p.m., in the main gym.
Friday is “Spirit Day” for Prom week. MS track; 6th grade District track meet at 2 p.m.
Saturday is the Junior/Senior High School Prom at Lionscrest Manor from 8 to 11:30 p.m., sponsored by the Junior class with After Prom at The Wild Game in Longmont from midnight to 2 a.m.
Sunday - SVVSD art show at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Final day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Booster Club Bingo from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Longmont Bingo Alley in Longmont.
YEAR BOOKS are still on sale at a reduced price of $65 for high school and $35 for middle school. Contact Anne Strazaz at Lyons High (303) 823-6631.
Wednesday, May 16 - High School “Awards Night.”
PARKS & RECREATION NEWS
The new Recreation brochure is out, stop by the Town Hall for one, or go on-line www.recreation.com
The Town of Lyons is hosting a trip to the Rockies game on Friday, June 29, vs. the Arizona Diamond Backs leaving at 5:15 p.m. Twenty-five tickets are available at $25. Call Lori at (303) 823-8250.
Baseball season is right around the corner! We are needing five or six more 13 to 14 year olds to sign up, so if your middle schooler wants to play baseball please go to Longmont Baseball League website and sign up! There is still time, and they have scholarships if they are needed.
Girls' softball is almost here! Sign-up now with Longmont Recreation at the link below. Practices will begin the first week of April, with games beginning in May. All practices are held right here in Lyons. We have 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U teams. Come join the fun! https://rec.ci.longmont.co.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsearch.html?wbsi=e7e4bf03-219d-03a7-e811-1a
GARDENS IN A BOX – The gardens have 14 to 30 water-saving perennial plants that come with planting instructions. A variety of garden types are offered starting at $84. Visit www.townoflyons.com/gardeninabox,
SENIOR EXERCISES CLASSES on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call Lori at (303) 823-8250. To get everyone moving!
WORLD INSTRUMENT & ART CLASSES every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., upstairs at the Walt Self building. Taught by Julie Adair through May. $8 drop in fee.
THIRD THURSDAY OF MONTH ACTIVE ADULT 50+ BOOK CLUB. Next meeting on April 19, from l2:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Walt Self building upstairs. Members needed!
MOMMY (CARETAKER) & BABY/TODDLER FITNESS CLASS – Mondays through May from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Walt Self basement. $5 per class.
LYONS SENIOR MEALS
The County Lyons Bistro meals are on Wednesdays and Fridays, cost $3.00 each, Call 303-441-1415.
April Meals – The Senior Dinners: Monday, April 16th – Lyons Community Church; Tuesday, April 24th – LDS Church, and April 30th – Potluck by James McCurry and Kathleen Spring, bring dish to share.
NOTE: Folks are invited to come entertain the Seniors with songs, fiddles, guitars, band, jokes, stories on the Mondays after their dinner at 5:30pm. Call Stevie LaRue 303-819-2853 to set up a date.
Sunday, April 22 – Western Stars Gallery will plant a very special tree. The final touches of The Blue Butterfly Tree’s Installation, a kinetic sculpture by local artist John King.
Friday, April 27 - April birthday celebration at the Walt Self Senior Center at 12:15 p.m. Come and enjoy!
INDOOR FLEA MARKET the first Wednesday of each month, at the Altona Grange Hall on Nelson Road, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 12 – The community garage sale in Sandstone Park and at various homes in the community. A good place to get sell that “stuff.”
Saturday, May 19 – Community Clean Up Day! Residents can take trash and appliances to the wastewater treatment plant parking lot on Second Avenue. Small fees, but you can get rid of that “stuff” you didn't sell at the garage sale.
Saturday, May 26 – LHS graduation at 10 a.m., at John “Jet” Johnson field (weather permitting).
Friday & Saturday, June 1 & 2 – Lyons Outdoor Games.
Breakfast at the River Church every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Always delicious. All are welcome.
Monique Sawyer-Lang and LaVern Johnson attended the SCFD interviews for the 2019 grants awarded to non-profits throughout seven Colorado counties.
The Mayama Movement Studio dance team performed in Denver recently.
Sally Pillsbury has returned from the AMTA National Conference in Pasadena, CA for palpitation skills.
THANK YOU to Stacy Ward Klingen for being a dispatcher for Boulder County for fourteen years.
THANKS to Annie Sirotniak and the High Street Concerts crew for the great music brought to Lyons fans in their fifteenth season. Thanks to their sponsors and the volunteers for their help. All very enjoyable.
DISH SCAM – I was almost scammed the other day when two “Dish employees” knocked on my door saying they were going to do an upgrade to my Dish TV system. I told them to come back; then checked, and no one from Dish had sent them. Beware you all!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Barb Brozek and Charles McFadden on their 45th year. Charles was raised on the McFadden farm along the Foothills Highway. He is the son of Toots and Roberta McFadden; brother to Charlotte and Janet. The couple lives in Brighton.
ENGAGEMENT - Laura (Leiding) and Joseph Jueschke now of Colorado Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan, to Tyler Tansey. Morgan teaches school in Memphis.
Remembering Betty Moores, Gerald Mack, Ken Richmond, George Gore (deceased), Nataya Anderson, Eric Kelly, Tyler Ross (13 years old, daughter of Cheryl Bryan), Vonda Colard Maier, Vincent Mack, Brianne Vasquez, DeNeen Brown, Kelli Morgan Childs, Jeannie Billings Schleiker, Leister Bowling III, Sandy and Willard, Wendy Miller, Von Haddad, Kate Gosnell, Chad Gould (age 16!), Jodi Meyer, Ginger Palmeri, Peter Wood, Chuck Rowley, Natayli (age 13), Peter Wood, Phyllis Pfeifer Stewart, Stuart Hicar, Pam Browning, Shawn Lee, Diane Dandedeau, Harry Kellogg, Eric Kean, Sonya Wyppler, Jasmine Lok, Drew Farren, Kristine, Jodi Brown, Sandy LaFore, Kathy Siddall, Laurie Kenney, Maizie Grace, Joe Christiansen, Eric Lennard, Daphne Goodwin, Pearl Haddad, Sarah Lock Alissa England, Sharon Brammer, Sean Chastain, Brandon Mauck, Patty Padilla, Donna Cole, and Jim Brown
We are saddened to hear of the death of Wendy Hayden's father-in-law.
And to Daphne Goodwin, the Lyons Postmistress, whose father passed away at age 97. He lived in Westminster.
The Reverend Margaret Rush Hankins passed away on April 12 at the age of 78 following heart surgery. She served at the Lyons Methodist Church in the 1970s, and was a retired elder of the Rocky Mountain Conference. Her service will be 10:30 a.m., on Friday, June 29, at the Hope United Methodist Church (511 South Dayton Street) in Greenwood Village, CO.
Bonnie Kohl passed away last Sunday, April 15. Bonnie was a former Lyons English teacher, and the wife of Rick Kohl, who was a Lyons band and choir Director formany years. He passed away earlier this winter. With our deepest sympathy to all.
And finally, Donald E. Elsberry, age 82, of Lyons (Pinewood Springs) passed away on April 13. The service was held on Wednesday, April 18, at the Messiah Lutheran Church. Contributions can be made to Messiah Lutheran Church in care of Ahlberg Funeral chapel. Share condolences and family stories at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.