Another week gone by. Nice rains and still raining. We hope it knows when to quit; we all get panicky if there is too much rain. It is surprising how a week of 90 degree weather ruins our green paradise.

Another  skimmer, or a device which secretly collects your debit or credit card information, was found in a gas pump at the Diamond Shamrock gas station in Lyons (4206 Ute Hwy). If you used a debit or credit card at a gas pump at the Diamond Shamrock lately we encourage you to review

your bank and credit card statements to see if there is any suspicious activity. If you believe you may have been a victim of identity theft associated with this incident, please contact the Boulder County Sheriff's Office dispatch at (303) 441-4444. The associated case number to give is: 18-3216.

The county and school district are collecting public input concerning having a gun under lock and key in the school office, available to an officer if something comes up! Is this a good or bad idea? There are lots of pros and cons to either view. However, I note there are one billion small arms in the world, including 857 million in civilian hands, with Americans the dominating owners.  A small arms survey says 393 million of the civilian held firearms (46 percent,)are in the United States, which is “more than those held by civilians in the other top 25 countries combined.” American civilians buy an average of 14 million new firearms every year, which means the United States is an overwhelming presence on civilian markets. This includes legal and illegal firearms in civilian hands ranging from improvised craft weapons to factory-made guns. Very scary!

THE CONCERT in Sandstone Park on Thursday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m., featuring Joe Kuckla & Irons in the Fire. Next Thursday it's Good Manners with Jesse Garland. Don’t forget; good music, food, vendors every Thursday evening throughout the summer. Come join the crowd.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 - The Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance Club will feature Leroy Shade, cueing the rounds at 7 p.m., and Dave Guille calling squares at 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Elementary School gym. This is a farewell to Leroy Shade, who is moving to Arizona. He has been cueing for 56 years.  Come say farewell. He will be missed.

An extra large crowd helped Rick and Rose Renz, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at last week's dance. Dancers came from: Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming, Gering, Nebraska, and Missouri, as well as 30 various Colorado towns. The Scootbacks of Louisville served as the hosts.

LYONS CATHOLIC CHURCH will hold mass on Saturday, July 7, at 5:30 p.m., at St. Malo, Catholic Chapel on the Rock, instead of at the Lyons Community Church.

LYONS COMMUNITY CHURCH will hold its bible school “Raging River Camp” from July 9 to 13, from 9 a.m. to noon for K through Fifth grades. The cost is $25 per child, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (303) 823-6245. 

Thanks to the Lyons Community Church for providing the seniors with delicious lasagna dinner, ice cream, cupcakes, and peach pie last Monday evening. On Monday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a senior potluck dinner hosted by James McMurray and LaVern Johnson at the Walt Self Senior Center. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. All seniors invited.

Lyons Bistro lunches are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. The cost is $3 for seniors 60 yrs+. You must call (303) 441-1415 by noon day before to ensure an accurate count.

Free Senior Exercise Classes (ages 50+) on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self.

THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is now open daily through the end of September. Hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visitors this past week were a Senior Group from Commerce City,  and individuals from Bloomington and Yorkville, IL, Orlando, FL, Sarasota Springs, UT, Ridgefield, WA. as well as several Colorado towns.  Stop by!  

Garage sale “stuff” can be left at 306 Evans Street (leave on the patio; no electronics!) These garage sales are a fundraiser for Lyons Redstone Museum, and will be held  throughout the summer.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30, is the 42nd annual Lyons Good Old Days celebration. Be sure and stop by Sandstone Park for the 5K run, car show, kid games, cornhole tournament, Mayama dancers, live music, history program at the museum, class reunions, Mr. & Mrs. Good Old Days, the beer tent and so much more. All are invited. 


CONGRATULATIONS to the LHS girls' and boys' All Region track teams. Girls: Honorable Mention to Katie Fankhouser (So.), Logan Kuskie (So.), and Ixchel Leeuwenburgh (Sr). Boys: Aidan Christiansen (Fr), Nate Christy (Sr), Colton Jonjak-Plahn (Jr), Isaac Roberts (So.), and Field Soosloff (Sr.). Our congratulations!

Bonita Yoder, of Lawrence, Kansas, is back in town trying to get the upper-story of her house ready for rent. We hope to hear a good report from Bonita soon.

BEARS are out and have been spotted on Fifth Avenue, Apple Valley, and out on the old South, with a gimpy one in LaVern M. Johnson Park. Keep your food locked up and your windows and doors locked! “A fed bear is a dead bear!” 

Cassie King is slowly recovering from her surgery, send meals by calling (303) 823-5335, and to arrange for pick up.
Also, Sonny Smith of 310 Evans Street is home after knee replacement and would appreciate food for two persons. Help. Drop by or call him at Vance’s (303) 502-4513. Thank you.

THE LYONS LIONS CLUB has announced their annual golf tournament fundraiser to be held on Monday, August 6. They need golfers and hole sponsors. Pick up an application at Clark’s Hardware.  Thanks to all those who have sponsored a hole for  the tournament. This is the Lions Club’s main fundraiser.

THANKS to Laura Levy, a Lyons/Pinewood realtor, who treated 200 ice cream cone eaters at the Snack Shack. U-m-m-m! Very good, and thank you.
THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE held their June social at Western Stars Gallery and the Quarry (former Outlaw Restaurant and Bar). The Chamber will sponsor the music and beer tent during the Good Old Days celebration. Volunteers are needed to serve, watch the perimeter of the beer garden,  etc.

A Town map is in the making to help promote tourism.

All Chamber members are urged to pay your dues. Get in on the excitement and promote Lyons businesses!
 The Father’s Day Brunch held at Stone Mountain Lodge was delightful; good food and great music. A portion of the proceeds went to the Lyons Community Foundation. Stop by the Stone Mountain Lodge, now under new ownership. View its beautiful grounds and events tent. 

Director of the Lyons History Summer Camp at the Lyons Redstone Museum held last week, with the topic “Transportation” and enjoyed by six kids, who dressed as buyers, sellers, coyotes, hawks, etc. Lots of fun! A nice program with refreshments was held for the parents and friends on Friday morning.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Doug Stahl, Anne O’Brien, Jason, Corina Summers, Jeff Kloosterman, Karl Besenz, Brian Kofford, Chris Mills, Emily Gosnell Igarashi, Zoe Monica Rivera, Blake Bear, Sandi Fikes, Jean Peila, Sara Hart, Rebecca Worell Salazar, Ann Renz, and Monica McGuckin.

REMEMBERING Kathleen's daughter Anya, who died on November 1. Her birthday is Thursday, June 21.  With deepest sympathy for my friend.

GET WELL WISHES to Diana’s daughter Anna; Savannah DiSalvo; Austin Myers; and Vance French’s mother.
Congratulations to Mark Andrew Powers and Sally Kennedy Packer of Lyons who were married on May 1.


CLARK (JIM) NEWMAN – A graveside memorial service for Clark (Jim) Newman was held on Sunday morning, Fathers' Day, at the Lyons Cemetery. He passed away in October at the age of 98. Jim was married to Helen Jamison, the great granddaughter of Alfred and Catherine Jamison who moved to Lyons about 1890. Alfred was a stonecutter, and built his home on Apple Valley Road (now owned by Ron and Monica McGuckin). Helen was the daughter of John and Anna Wilcox (the first teacher of the Lyons School District #47). Helen  married Jim Newman, they lived in Denver, and were both school teachers. She passed away in 1996. Present at the memorial service were his son, Clark and daughter Pam (another son John is deceased), several grand and great grandchildren. All the family is buried in the Lyons cemetery. We express our sympathy to the Newman family. 

BERENE ROSE (McCONNELL) SULLIVAN passed away at her home last week at the age of 93. She was born May 21, 1925 to Bernie and Irene McConnell in Henderson, Colorado. The family moved to the McConnell family dairy farm at Lyons, when she was 2 ½. She remained in Lyons, graduating from high school in 1943, with classmates: David Colt, Charles Dunfee, John Goodman, and

Robert Van Pelt, and then went to work for Leo Niner at the Lyons Lumber yard until her marriage to William C. “Drake” Sullivan. Upon her marriage to Drake in March 1949 she moved to his family farm east of Boulder where she remained until her death 69 years later.
Berene lived a very full life being a homemaker, mother to two children, Rosamond and William Floyd, and she had many other interests. She was the assistant secretary at Douglas Elementary School for several years. Because of her love of bird watching she spent several years banding birds for the government doing migratory studies. She also became interested in health products and started her own business. Her biggest joy was doing genealogy, with her family being pioneers in the Lyons area.

She was preceded in death by her husband “Drake,” brother Herb McConnell, and sister Violet Betz.

Her family includes daughter Rosamond, son Floyd (wife Jill), granddaughter Megan, grandson Patrick, sisters LaVern Johnson and Sharon McConnell, brother Byron (wife Sharon) all of Lyons, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at the Crist Mortuary (3395 Penrose Place – just off Rte. 119 between 30th and Foothills Parkway; across from Mountain View Memorial Park cemetery) in Boulder on Thursday, June 21 at 5 p.m., with viewing starting at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lyons Redstone Museum, Box 9, Lyons, Colorado 80540

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