Another hot week, with nearly two months of hot days to cope with. Woe are we.  I feel like we have to head for the swimming hole, the sprinkler, or the air conditioner. However, it is cooler than in some other states, and we are at the base of the Rocky Mountains! 

Lisa Edelstein of Planet Bluegrass has a survey out to hear about your experiences, and for suggestions for future festivals. (

The Lyons Parks & Rec. Commission will meet on Monday, August 13, at 6 p.m., in the Depot Annex.

The concert in Sandstone Park this week features Jimmy Sferes and Jennifer White at 6:30 p.m. Everyone come and enjoy. Many of us

remember Jimmy and Jennifer. Be sure to come to this concert. See you there.

The Red Rock Ramblers Saturday square dance at the Lyons Elementary School gym begins at 7 p.m., with rounds by Bill Holm from Pasco, Washington, and squares from 7:30 to 10 p.m., with Deborah Carol and Jon Jones of Arlington, Texas. Out-of-staters last week were from Cheyenne. Everyone enjoyed square dancing to Mike Oliviera of Denver, and Justin Del Sol of Elizabeth. Participants visited from a dozen various Colorado towns. The Red Rock Ramblers were the hosts.

Several local square dancers joined the Denver area dancers at DIA on Colorado Day to celebrate dancing, and the opening of two square dance displays at the airport.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, was National Night Out in Bohn Park, organized by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and Lyons Fire Protection District. It was fun for the whole family.

JOIN THE WEED POSSE on Thursday mornings from 8 to 10 a.m. Visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more details.

LYONS PARKS & RECREATION program schedules can be picked up at Town Hall. Call (303) 823-8250 to register any of their programs.

Kathleen Spring is putting on a historical program on Saturday, August 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Rogers Hall, which will include a display of many antique quilts from Lyons area families. A national quilt collector and expert will speak about them. There will be a silent auction as a fundraiser for the Lyons 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.

TOWN ART SHOW “Summer” is on display during normal business hours at Town Hall.  Stop by; some very interesting art pieces. 
Bonita Yoder of Lawrence, Kansas, who owns the house at Second and Park, was given the go-ahead by the Town Board to get started to repair the flood damage. She has been waiting five years! She has put out an S.O.S. for help to make her house habitable. 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” or talk to Barney Dreistadt of the Lyons Volunteers leadership team. Thanks!

Congratulations to Justin Spear (First Team), Austen Clark (Honorable Mention) and Brandon Sanders (Honorable Mention) of Lyons, who placed on the 2018 Boulder County Prep All-Region Baseball Team.

THE FLOOD REMEMBRANCE     date, with Governor John Hickenlooper has been changed to Monday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Governor and other dignitaries will visit Lyons and view the flood recovery progress to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2013 flood. A tribute will be given for Coach and Teacher Gerald Boland who lost his life in the flood. Be sure to attend!.

FLOOD & RECOVERY STORIES will be gathered via video by Priscilla Cohan on Wednesday, September 12, at the Lyons Redstone Museum to continue our flood book. Start now, type up what happened to you during the flood, and what and how you have recovered. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Stay tuned!

DANCE LESSONS at Mayama Movement Studios everyday for various age groups. Adult classes every Saturday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Go to: www.mayama, for more details.

THANK YOU to Channel 9 Sports, who included the John “Jet” Johnson Football Field in Lyons, as one of the “best.” And thank you to Adam Mack who sent the write-up. Very nice! I hope you saw it.

Over a dozen teams enjoyed the Lyons Lions Club's annual fundraising golf tournament earlier this week at the Lake Valley golf course.

Former Lyons Mayor Julie Van Domelen took top honors in the Women's Long Drive Contest! Thanks to all the “Hole Sponsors.” This is the Lions Club’s main fundraiser. 

LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is now open daily from 9:30 a.m. 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: Sandra McLaughlin Rodriguez and family from Pueblo (niece to Bob, Jerry, and Arden Ribble); Linda Vasquez and relatives from Chihuahua, Mexico; and out-of-staters from Millington and Newton, NJ; DuBois, PA; Minneapolis, MN; Maryville, St. Louis, and Sugar Creek, MO; Wichita, KS; Fairfield, IA;  Redmond, WA; Bethesda, MD; and Beatrice, NE; as well as several area towns.

SEPTEMBER GARAGE SALES are coming! Leave your “stuff” (no electronics, please) on the patio at 306 Evans. This is a benefit for the Lyons Redstone Museum. Thank You!

The August birthdays will be celebrated on Friday, August 24, at the Walt Self Senior Center at 12:15 p.m., after lunch. 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 cake. We wish them all many more birthday celebrations.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JESSE VASQUEZ who celebrated his 60th birthday on Saturday, August 4, at the Loveland Senior Center. Many relatives and friend wished Jesse a happy birthday. Jesse was married to Lori Dawson (who passed away during the 2013 flood) and has three daughters, and several grandchildren. 

To reserve a lunch on Wednesdays and Fridays, call  (303) 441-1575 by noon the day before. Boulder County Area Agency on Aging's main phone number is (303) 441-3570.

THE SENIOR DINNER on Monday, August 13, at 5:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center will be hosted by the Catholic Community. Thanks to Oskar Blues who served their monthly lunch last Wednesday, and to the River Church who served over 16 people at dinner on Monday night. The Lyons Community Church will serve on Monday, August 20, and there will be a potluck on August 27, and September 3.  

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

WATER COLOR CLASS on Friday, September 14, at the Walt Self Senior Center.  

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - The Lyons area will sponsor the 9Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon, at the LDS Church on Second Avenue. Mark your calendar.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dan Greenberg, who was awarded the 2018 Leadership Award from the Colorado Council of Teachers for Math. 

Riley Davis (3-year old daughter of Marissa Davis at Town Hall), Ken Kerwin, who is the big 5-0!, Wendy Dreistadt, Daphne Goodwin’s husband, the Brannan Boys, Marilyn Sims, Jackie Guntle, Ann Kelli Morgan, Michelle Gollum, Sierra Tucker, Brian Miler, Bonnie Winters, Pam Goranson, Sally Truitt, Bonita Yoder, Karen Palmer, Tara Weir, Karen Ryan, Suzanne Gardner, Lisa Vasquez, Lizza Vasquez, Michelle Gollum Johnson, Jennie Lock, Tate Peck, Julie Bohn, Annalies Wyppler, Scott Leiding, Marcie French, Todd Jacobson, Patty Sunfield, Terra Shehee, Julie Vasquez, Rebecca Welgaz, Eileen Suden Owens, Alexis Glover, Rachelle Tilson, Karen Gregg, Robert Anthony, Jason Christiansen, Paula Vasquez, Bonnie Richards, Lisa Limego; Donna Patton, Lee Ann Wehr, Olivia Vasquez, Chad Haakenson, Chas Keim, Jr. Bryan, Shelly Peck, Dave Olson, Deb Anthony, Mark Browning, Pat Journeay, Pete Van Domelen, and Nina Davis,

FRED ROBB is in hospice care, and friends are asked to go to Go Fund Me and donate to help with Fred’s care at the Berthoud Living Center.  So far, $800 has been raised, but $20,000 is needed. 

Arthur Lee and Carol Land (35 years); Corey and Ann Kelli Morgan Childs (20 years); and Joseph Lekarczyk and Julie Van Domelen (20 years).

Kristine Willer and Larry Hunter

The Ron Gosnell family has returned from Pennsylvania, where they attended the service of his mother, Jean Alice Zillweger Gosnell (age 92). She was born in Pittsburgh to Swiss parents, Alphonse and Alice Doehr. Jean learned to walk aboard an ocean liner returning from Europe, and scared her mother by grabbing the pearl necklace worn by a wealthy passenger wanting to hold her. (Ron says Jean loved pearls all her life) She married Albert N. Gosnell, who passed away in 2003, and is survived by her son Ron and his family of Lyons, Colorado; as well as daughter, Linda of Ohio, and five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

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