Another rainy week gone by. However, we are glad to have the moisture, as long as it quits now and then. Everything is so beautiful and green. A-h-h-h, Colorado.

From Dan Greenberg, “A huge thank you and lots of appreciation for the volunteers, Town of Lyons Staff, Sustainable Futures Commission, and Eco-Cycle for dealing with the mud, rain, and chill to pull off a great Spring Clean Up. This event is one to be proud

of as a community. Lots of diversion from the landfill, and a great service each year. Thanks to all who made it happen!”

Thursday, May 24 – The last day of school; summer vacation starts tomorrow! MS: 6th grade field trip to LaVern Johnson Park. MS: 8th grade trip to Gateway Fun Park. HS: girls basketball open gym;. Track banquet at 6:30 p.m., in the Cafetorium.

Friday, May 25 - HS: Senior Night at 7 p.m., in the main gym.

Saturday, May 26 - HS: baseball at State Tournament (the Lyons boys lost to Rocky Ford 10 to 4 on Tuesday; Rocky Ford lost to Hotchkiss; then a rainout. To be continued this week. Also from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., LHS seniors and their families are welcome to visit and enjoy donuts and coffee before the 10 a.m., graduation at John “Jet” Johnson football field (main gym, if inclement weather).

CONGRATULATIONS to the Lyons track teams, who both captured second place honors in their three-day adventure at States. Wow, they did well! And congratulations to Taylor McGuire, whose team placed first in the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals in Florida; we wish her all the best.

AWARDS NIGHT was a tribute to the 2018 seniors at LHS from the school faculty. With seventy-one seniors, the graduating class is the largest class to graduate from Lyons High School. This class has defined itself through its accomplishments in academics, athletics, the performing arts, and other activities as a group of young men and women with high expectations for themselves and a sense of community with those around them. They understand the need for further education as ninety-five percent of the class will be going on, whether it will be to a four-year university, a two-year college, or a trade school. They are adventurous this year with thirty percent of the seniors enrolled in out-of-state college and universities. Athletics has played an important role in this senior class. Nine of the students, or one out of every eight college freshman will be playing for their college in a variety of sports including: baseball, basketball, cross country, equestrian, football, softball, track, volleyball, and wrestling. This class is being richly rewarded for their efforts while in high school. They will be receiving over $1,048,400 in scholarships and grants. It is believed that this is also a school record and speaks to what an exceptional group of seniors we have this year. (See the complete description of their awards, scholarships, and future plans in this edition of the Lyons Recorder.) Congratulations to the class of 2018!


Monday, May 28 – Potluck-BBQ at 5:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center; organized by James McMurry. Bring a side dish to share.  

Tuesdays & Thursdays – Free exercise classes for 50+ at the Walt Self at 11:30 a.m.     Lunches --

Wednesdays & Fridays – Senior lunches 60 years+ at the Walt Self. Must call (303) 441-1415 to order by noon day before. For more information on any senior program, call Lori (303) 823-8250.   

The Lyons Redstone Museum will be open this weekend and Memorial Day, May 28. Then beginning June 1, through September 29 we will be open daily. Visitors this past weekend were from Broomfield, Lakewood, Boulder, and Lyons. Come on in. Look up your genealogy, see the flood display, 100 years of Lyons newspapers, Swift display, Revealing History, etc. Take time to enjoy. Stop by.

GARAGE SALE items can be left at 306 Evans Street (leave on the patio). These garage sales are a fundraiser for Lyons Redstone Museum to be held throughout the summer. (No electronics please.)

HISTORY CAMP at the museum hosted by Kathleen Spring. June 11 to 15. The cost is $50 per camper. Call (303) 823-5271, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Dog owners; beware of rattlers! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sponsored by Stone Canyon Kennels.

Although the lawns with all those dandelions look unsightly, remember they are good for the bees. Bees are now swarming, so keep an eye out and go on the web for Northern Colorado Bees, or call Nick Harkalis locally at (303) 823-5984 to collect the swarm. SAVE THE BEES!

OLD TYME SQUARE DANCING will be held Saturday, May 27, at 7 p.m., at the Old Gallery in Allenspark. All ages can dance, so all are invited.  

THE LYONS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE met on Tuesday, at Stone Mountain Lodge, with a Good Old Days report. It will be held on Saturday, June 30, starting with a 5K run, car show, kid games, music, beer tent; dancing by the Mayama dancers, and a square dance with Lynn Stroebel and Arlin Sample at the LES gym, and more. Local businesses are urged to send in their dues ($125 to the Lyons Chamber, Box 546, Lyons, CO 80540)

JUNE 1 & 2 - Lyons Outdoor Games! Mark your calendars!

JUNE 16 - The Red Rock Ramblers will begin their 60th season of Saturday summer square dancing with Mike Hogan of Omaha, NE, calling and cuing, and celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Rose and Rick Renz of Lakewood. Dancing every Saturday through Labor Day. Do-See-Do your partner!

It is time for me to remind you all again. Get your shingles shot! A terrible, painful ailment you want to miss!

ALL VETERANS – A free monthly non-narcotic care Pop Up Clinic will be held on the third Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the National Guard Armory, 1512 North Main Street in Longmont. With therapies that include: Acupuncture, Cranio Sacral Therapy, and Healing Touch Therapy. Also for Pain, Post Traumatic Stress, and Sleep Issues. Veterans' participation needed to keep this care.

The water has been turned on in the Lyons Ditch #1, which starts at the old swimming hole and meanders past the ballfield, down Evans Alley to the corner of Third, then east on Evans Street, and south to the river along the old Valley Bank, or down Park Alley if there are folks who use it. This ditch was started in 1871 for irrigation, each lot along the way has a share; each pays $100 per share. It is very valuable, but cannot be transferred other than on the lots. Many homeowners use it along the way, kids love to play in it. It's a jewel.

Cassie King is slowly recovering from her surgery, and still appreciates food for her family of five. Call  (303) 823-5335 for pickup. 

My cousins Craig and Glenda LaFamboise of Concord, California were visiting their son, a patent attorney in Boulder, this past weekend. They enjoyed several dinners, a square dance, and a hike in the Rocky Mountains. They seemed to enjoy Colorado. She is my third cousin; the granddaughter of Lenore (McConnell) Foster, a sister to my father, Bernie LaVern McConnell. She grew up in Wisconsin. It was nice to see them.

Veronica Gaia and her sister have returned from a photography trip to Taos, New Mexico. They got some great pictures!

Samantha Ribble Schott of Texas announces that her two sons, one a Junior, and the other in Junior High were good students.

CONGRATULATIONS to my granddaughter Audrey for receiving her Juris Doctor Degree this past Saturday at DU Law School. Audrey is the daughter of Ron Johnson and Cynthia Weinel. She graduated from Niwot High School in 2013, received an BA Degree from the University of San Diego, a MBA from the University of Denver, and a Certificate in Commercial Law from DU. She will take her Bar Exam in July. Audrey worked for me the Lyons Redstone Museum, the Colorado Municipal League, the DU Library, and has accepted a job with a firm in Louisville. Good luck, Audrey, for a long and successful life. 

Don Moore and Joann Jacky were married on May 10, in Luca, Italy. Our congratulations. Ida Hall and J. J. Hoffman were married just this past Sunday. More congratulations.

GET WELL WISHES to Stacie Lynn Lee (Larry and Ceann Mason's two-year old granddaughter) who broke her femur. I know how that feels!

FAREWELL to Barbara and David Noyes, of the long-time Lyons Noyes family, who have sold their home on High Street and moved to the Western Slope. We will miss them. 

Tim Combs, Bonnie Pace, Becky DeVeny, Andy Forsberg, Barb Lytle, Shannan Gilman, Carly Jiron, Nike Melacek, Paul Gustafson, Rita Gachne, Darlene Thompson, Clint Hirschfeld, Dawson Williams, Steve Swenson, Brett Montgomery, Tana Alderman, Eric Janik, Lizzy Scully, Toby Russell, Sue Svilar, Julia Brett, Henry Behrend, Jena Johnson, Angela Maestas, Raphaelle Data, Justin Flores, Barbara Noyes, and Muriel Good (age 5).  

A lovely musical tribute was given in honor of Richard and Bonnie Kohl Sunday afternoon at the Silver Creek High School, with the Longmont Concert band playing many of his toe tapping favorite tunes. Bonnie and Rich Kohl both taught in Lyons High School; moved to Allenspark upon their retirement, and led the Longmont and Estes Park Concert Bands bringing joy to many for many years. It was truly a great tribute to two of our favorite teachers. Thank you to Cathy (Gleesing) O'Donnell, a Lyons alumni who helped make the arrangements, and to all those that attended.

Folks who have an instrument stored in their closet are invited to join this concert band. They practice every Wednesday evening in the Twin Peak Charter Academy band room from 7 to 9 p.m., and invite interested persons to join. Contact Amy O'Donnell at (303) 916-5161 for more information, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

David Cisneros, 86, of Denver, formerly of Lyons, died May 16, at Lutheran Medical Center. A graveside internment (cremation) will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, May 25, at the Lyons Cemetery, Lyons. A potluck reception will follow the services at LaVern Johnson Park(formerly Meadow Park) in Lyons.

David was a former long-time Lyons resident. He and wife Stella owned the Don David's Mexican Restaurant (the building is now The Fork). It was known for authentic Mexican food (cooked from scratch by Stella), warm hospitality, and Don's great drinks. After Stella passed away, David eventually closed the restaurant, sold his home and moved near family. We express our deepest sympathy.

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