Another week gone by. It was a busy one for Lyons with the RockyGrass Festival and 4000 to 5000 people visiting and parking in Lyons. The music was great; the weather was good; the parking, parks, camping, wastewater treatment plant parking lot and Lyons streets were full. Without  the completion of Bohn Park Phase 2 (held up due to a FEMA

regulations), there was actually no change in the amount of cars crowded on Lyons streets; probably over 500. The intent of the Planet Bluegrass Ranch (the former Williams property) annexing into Lyons was  to relieve the Lyons residents’ parking nightmares. It may happen next year. Time will tell. Craig is accepting public comments on the cars, parking, crossing the highway, etc. Go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (303) 823-0848.

This week's free Thursday night concert in Sandstone Park begins at 6:30 p.m., and features Bonnie & the Clyde’s. You all come and enjoy; see you there.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 – The Redrock Ramblers’ Saturday square dance at the Lyons Elementary School gym begins at 7 p.m., with rounds with Justin del Sol, and squares from 7:30 to 10 p.m., with Mike Olivieri. Out-of-staters who enjoyed square dancing to Dan Nordbye of Mesa, AZ, and Dave Smith of Denver, were from Cheyenne, Laramie, and Santa Fe, as well as 15 various Colorado towns. The Greeley Merry Mixers were the hosts. Several area square dancers joined the Denver area dancers at the airport on Tuesday, Colorado Day, to celebrate dancing, and the two square dance displays in the terminal.

Everyone is invited to Jesse Vasquez’s 60th birthday party on Saturday, August 4, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Chilton Rec. Center in Loveland. Come wish Jesse a happy birthday. See you there.

LYONS SENIORS are advised that Boulder County Senior Rep, Colleen Sinclair, has been transferred to Nederland with Keith Carr to fill in the Lyons spot until a new person is hired. To reserve a lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays, you must call  (303) 441-1575 the day before, to ensure an accurate count. The cost is $3. 

THE SENIOR MEAL on Monday, August 6, at 5:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center, will be hosted by the River Church.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, is “National Night Out” in Bohn Park from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and Lyons Fire Protection Distridt.  Free food, and lots of fun for the whole family. Drop by!

JOIN THE WEED POSSE on Thursday mornings. Go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.

Pick up a Recreation Schedule at the Town Hall. Call (303) 823-8250 to register for classes and programs.

SOFTBALL & BASEBALL GAMES are keeping kids, parents, and friends busy this summer.  The Lyons’ teams are playing superb ball. Congratulations to the two boys teams who won championships.

Do you have any antique family quilts (25 to 100 years old) Kathleen Spring is putting together a historical program on Saturday, August 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Rogers Hall. The program will include the display of many antique quilts from Lyons families. A national quilt collector/expert will speak about them. The families are also invited tell the background stories of their quilts. There will be a silent auction as a fundraiser with the proceeds going to the oral history project. The donation is $10. Contact Kathleen at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or leave a message at the Redstone Museum (303) 823-5271.

Thanks to all who voted at Lucky's Market North Boulder on who will become their next quarter's Bags for Change partners! The nonprofits nominees are: Boulder Symphony, Mountain Flower Goat Dairy, Go CarShare, Harvest of Hope Food Pantry, LEAF-Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund. The top three organizations that receive the most votes will be the next partners. We should know who the winners are soon.

TOWN HALL ART SHOW is on display during regular business hours. Stop by. The theme is “Summer,” with some very interesting art pieces.

BONITA YODER has put out an S.O.S. for volunteers to make her house at Second and Park habitable. She has finally been awarded a FEMA grant, but due to the unavailability of contractors to do the job, she has had to put off the work. Yoder is now getting ready to have work done on the house in phases. The Lyons Volunteers have agreed to help with some of the unlicensed work but they have few volunteers these days. To help out, go to and click the link, "Become a Volunteer, and/or talk to Barney Dreistadt of the Lyons Volunteers leadership team. Thanks. This is one of the flood projects that is still pending after five years!

You are asked to clean your birdfeeders on a regular basis! Wendy found a Morning dove in the  street and took her to Colorado Native Bird Care & Conservation. The bird  had a severe Trichamoniasis infection spread by oral feeding from dirty birdfeeders. The poor dove ended up dying from it. 

A FLOOD REMEMBRANCE will be held on September 13, with Governor John Hickenlooper and other dignitaries visiting Lyons and viewing the flood recovery efforts to mark the fifth anniversary of the flood.

FLOOD AND RECOVERY STORIES will be gathered by Priscilla Cohan to continue our flood book. Start now, type up what happened to you during the flood, and what you and have done for your recovery. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stay tuned.

There is still time to sign up for the Lyons Lions Club’s annual golf tournament fundraiser, to be held on Monday, August 6. They are looking for golfers and hole sponsors. Pick up an application at Clark’s Hardware. This is the Lions Club’s main fundraiser. The Lions Club invites folks to join their service club for the good of Lyons. See Lon Clark at the hardware store.

THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is now open daily from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Sundays. Visitors at the museum this past week were: John and Grace Joyce from Hettinger, ND (a nephew of Jon Olson a former Lyons teacher); we also had visitors from St. Madison Heights, MI; Norman, OK; Bloomington, IN; Springfield, MO; Darlington, WI; Denton, Sachsey, and Abilene, TX; Sheridan, WY; Logan, UT; Fall Creek, WI; Gallipolis, OH; Sayville, NY; Hinsdale, IL; Oakdale and Escondido, CA; St. Louis, MO; as well as several  area towns.

Leave your “stuff” on the patio at 306 Evans (no electronics, please). This is a fundraiser for the museum. Thank you!

AUGUST BIRTHDAYS will be celebrated on Friday, August 24, at 12:15 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. All those with August  birthdays are invited to attend. Thanks to all who helped celebrate the July birthdays: Vance French, LaVern Johnson, and Don Colard, with songs from Vance, and a cake. We wish them many more birthdays.

Thanks also to the anonymous cook who furnished meat, baked potatoes, cabbage, fruit salad, and lots of dessert last Monday at the senior meal.

SENIOR EXERCISE CLASSES on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Walt Self Senior Center at  11:30 a.m. All adults over 50 are invited.

H & R BLOCK in Lyons is closed. Dee Johnson who operated Double D Accounting for several years, and recently sold to H & R Block reports that they have closed the Lyons business in the former Pie Place building. It is no more! H & R Block has closed many of their businesses throughout the state and nation.


Barb Fjeld Payne, Becky Jacobson, Olivia Cope, Dan Shaffer, Jade Lamb (7), Ron Gereaux, Don Colard, LaVern Johnson, Vance French, Eileen Kenner (Mom would have been 100), Krystal Tilson, Liberty Zitek (daughter of Georgene & Bill),  Mary Ellen Fjeld,  Georgia Angelo’s daughter Alice, Stephanie Kurland, Kristen Forsberg Cunningham, Dr. Karen Gregg, John Moore, Rachelle Tilson, Erin Maniscalco, Edward Erling,  Alexis Glover, and Nona Dodd.

Kenyon and Juli Waugh and family are visiting Oguosse, ME, and they stopped at Niagra Falls on the way. Sharon Jones visited Clear Lake, IA. Pat Journeay traveled to Connecticut to celebrate her stepmom’s 99th birthday. Joan Treece enjoyed a cruise to Alaska. After a visit, Lisa (granddaughter to Pete and Cindy Moffatt) has returned to her home in Washington, D.C., where her mom, Amy, operates a beauty salon.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to  Naomi and Michael Martinez (three years); and Stacy and Matt Fitzgerald (ten years).

CONGRATULATIONS to Kristine Willer and Larry Hunter who were recently married.

GET WELL MESSAGES go out to Leona Long Noyes.

FRED ROBB is currently in hospice care at the Berthoud Living Center. Friends are asked to go to his GO FUND ME page and donate to help with Fred’s care. So far, $800 has been raised; $20,000 is needed.

We express our sympathy to Rod Pederson, whose mother, age 95, has passed away. Ron visited her in Wisconsin in May for a couple of weeks. Her funeral was on Saturday in Eleva, Wisconsin. His three brothers hand-made a beautiful wooden casket for her, and she was buried in a traditional Norwegian costume that she had made a few years earlier.

She visited Rod in Lyons last September. He was very close to his mom, and praised her skills and personality to his friends.

The Ron Gosnell family have returned from Pennsylvania, where they attended the service of his mother. (More information later.)

We are saddened to hear of the death of Lila Ann (Susie) Fidler King. Susie was born to Joe and Verlee Fidler on January 15, 1953. Her siblings were John, Dena, Patty, and Laurie. Susie graduated LHS with the class of 1971, with Alan Babcock, David Babcock, Paul Barton, Sam Broyles, Charlotte Bryan, Don Bunyan, Deborah Cloward, Toni Colard, Toni Crane, Dan Crumb, Debbie DeVeny, Lake Dobbins, Colleen Eliasen, Colleen Fidler, Diana Fischer, Connie George, Pat Gereaux, Paul Goldfain, Donna Harkalis, Nick Harkalis, Barbara Hert, Jackie Holtwick, Deborah Johnson, Robbie Kinson, George Leonhard, Monte Parrish, Penny Robb, Rhonda Schroeder, Tom Sherwood, George Sittner, Phyllis Pfeifer, Joyce Weatherford, and Jim Willyard. A large crowd attended her service held at St. John Baptist Catholic Church on Tuesday, Internment for Susie, as well as her sister Laurie, who died this spring, was in the Lyons Cemetery. A reception was held at the Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass.
It was with much heart ache that we learned of the death of Donald Montgomery, a descendant of the old-time Lyons family of Montgomerys who settled in the area in the 1860’s. Don was the nephew of Ruth Montgomery and Gordon and Charley Montgomery. He is survived by his children: Kim Boxrud, Kathy, Nancy, Donna, and Terri (now deceased), and brothers Gary and Michael Montgomery. The service was held at the Howe Mortuary on Wednesday, August 1, with a reception afterwards. Memorial contributions can be made in Don’s name to Alzheimer Research.

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