Another week gone by; nice, but then that snow. Right after the High Street Concert. A terrible blizzard; we hope all those from Denver, Boulder, Longmont, etc., got home safe and sound. It was a great concert, but… The next Concert is in February.

Woe is me. I have been writing “About Town” for 35 years, starting in October of 1983! I used to give my news to Fern Rigdon and Dorothy Stevens who wrote the Lyons News and sent it to theTimes Call. Walt Kinderman, the Editor of the Lyons Recorder, kept roasting Virgil,

who was Mayor at the time. Fern got mad at the slamming and quit writing the Lyons News, so I took it on.  

Before computers, I typed it, went out in the late night to put it in the Recorder Box, sometimes at 2 or 3 a.m. The only one around may have been Pete Harkalis who took midnight walks around town, and the skunks who came out of the culverts and roamed around town at that time. I do say computer and email are great.  I have reported the news I know, the events, and try to relay to all the newcomers how this wonderful Town of Lyons came about. (Usually by fight or campaign against Coffintop Dam; for the Lyons High School; against the Spring Gulch quarry; for paving our streets; against a subdivision at Stone Mountain Lodge and to the north; for school bond issues, etc.)

You are invited to send me your news at: lavern921@aol, or call (303) 823-5925, and we will keep on keeping on. I feel all the new folks need to know what they can about the town, the schools, the subdivisions, the streets, etc. Each has their own story!

THANK YOU CAN’D AID Dale Katechis of Oskar Blue and the Ball Manufacturing; we want to thank and praise CAN’d Aid for providing 66,000 cans of water to the Florida hurricane victims. A wonderful thing to do. Oskar Blues Brewery shuts off the beer, and cans water for these flood victims, and Ball provides the cans. CAN’d Aid has donated more than 1.5 million cans of water to 20 disaster areas in 10 states over the past three years. Thank you!

This week is the ground breaking ceremony for the Lyons Regional Library on Friday, October 19, a 3 p.m. You all come! All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of The Friends of the Library. We'll have about 20 shovels, but feel free to bring your own.

Each weekend through October (weather permitting) at 305 Evans.  Fridays noon to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 to 4 p.m. If you see the “We Are Open” sign stop by! Lots of varied things each week. Our “stuff” is your treasure. Pay what you think it is worth. The funds go toward the five-year code checkup in the museum by the Fire Monitoring System, which will cost $1800. Donations appreciated send to Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540

LYONS ELEMENTARY - We want to thank the School Board for the new Kindergarten Room built this last summer at Lyons Elementary. It was paid for by the Bond of 2016, which also includes Lyons M/Sr. High auditorium, which starts construction in 2020.

LYONS M/SR HIGH - Football this Friday vs. Highland in Ault at 7 p.m. The choir concert and the Jazz band were both on Wednesday night.

Boulder County Area Agency on Aging's main phone number is (303) 441-3570. 

Thanks to the Lyons Community Church for the stew, ice cream and cake for the Seniors Monday evening. The LDS Church will serve this Tuesday, October 23, with a potluck dinner on Monday, October 29.  All at 5:30 p.m.

Lyons Bistro meals are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Walt Self at noon, at a cost of $3. Reserve by calling (303) 441-1415 the day before.  

Friday, October 26 - Free shoulder massage from Tarn Pinson of OM Bodyworks.

Wednesday, October 31 - Halloween fun birthday celebration after lunch at the Walt Self.

Seniors register now for the Special Transit trip to Animal Sanctuary on Wednesday, October 24, at 9 a.m. Contact Lori LeGault (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for details or to sign up.

THE LYONS CHAMBER will meet on Thursday, October 18, at 5:30 p.m., in the North room of the Stone Cup with a report on “Love Lyons” tourism publicity. All members invited.
LaVern Johnson and Monique Sawyer Lang of the Lyons Historical Society received their grant checks from SCFD at the Art Hub in Lafayette for the funding of the 2019 SCFD grants.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 – “Reels on the River presents “The Adams Family” at 6:30 p.m., at the ice rink in the Lavern Johnson Park. Bring blankets and cushions and enjoy. Sponsored by River Cliff Realty.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 26 – “Rave to the Grave” a costume party at Planet Bluegrass to benefit LEAF at 7 p.m.. Wear costumes, all are invited. See you there.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 – The Lyons Garden Club's annual Chili Cook Off fundraiser at 4:30 p.m., in The Stone Cup parking lot to benefit the Garden Club. “Spook-tacular" games from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Lyons Elementary School; 6 p.m., Halloween Parade. Line up on High Street, parade up Main Street, down High Street; followed by trick or treating around town at local businesses. See you there!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 – Halloween trick or treating around town. Get your candy ready; the kids come in droves and with pillow cases to fill. (Leave the porch light on.) Happy Halloween!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 – Lyons Community Foundation's annual Gala at Lionscrest. Get your tickets now; only 200 seats available. This year features a groovy 60s theme and will include a social interactive cocktail vibe combined with food, music, and entertainment. A special performance by Mayama Movement Studio students, a silent and live auction, and food by Spice of Life Catering. Go to for tickets. Thanks to the LCF, which provides grants to area non-profits for their many functions. Send donations to Box 546 Lyons, CO 80540

MANA BREAKFAST each Saturday at the River Church from 8 a.m. to noon. All are invited.

TIME to get you EcoPass at Town Hall

If you live in the Lyons Planning Area visit the link below to purchase your 2019 bus pass for only $40. It's a great deal! Works on all RTD busses and trains (e.g. airport, Eldora, Denver). The EcoPass has a value of $2,000! Buy yours now, and use the bus for the rest of 2018 for free! Go to:

Call (303) 823-8250 to register

Tuesdays – Fitness class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self. Go in the south door; free to all with a zip code of 80540.

Thursdays – Kids Sewing Fun with Claire, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Walt Self (upstairs), with instructor Claire DeVitto. Register at:

Fall Adult Art Classes – Free for 50+ on Wednesday,  November 14, at 9:15 a.m., at the Walt Self building downstairs. Register at

Saturday October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take unused or expired drugs to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Substation in Lyons (next to Town Hall).


Lyons Old-Time Square Dance (Old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flat-footing to live fiddle/banjo music!) All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner or special shoes required. Saturday, November 3, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Oskar Blues event room. Bob Zuellig calls with Run Down Boot providing music. $10/adult, $5/child, $25/family. Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (303)827-6322. Future dances: February 2, March 2, and April 6.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 – Western Stars Gallery 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wine & Music starts at 2 p.m. (2 to 4:30 p.m. - Kim Crecelius;  4:30 to 7 p.m. Amy Francis). For more information call (303) 747-3818. All are invited.

The theme this year is Rocky Mountain Christmas. Get your floats ready.  Registration is being taken at (303) 823-8250.

Due to the bad weather a small crowd attended the museum program on “Save Our School,” which has been rescheduled during the Lyons Good Old Day celebration as part of the history program at the Lyons Redstone Museum.
We want your memories, or what you heard of that time (1948 to 1973) for a history booklet. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540

The Town invites you to “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Learn at: Water is the most important things we need to live. Very interesting.  Watch this.

A big crowd attended the Emergency Preparedness Fair at the Lyons Fire House, and learned of the Fire and Emergency Service this group has available for the Lyons area.

Each household is in a group who will inform everyone in their area of what is happening as to an emergency they may face.

They also met the firefighters, had door prizes, free stuff, and snacks. Our thanks. Made possible by an IBM Disaster Preparedness Grant.

BAND CONCERT was held last Wednesday evening at the Lyons M/Sr High School, with Dr. Karen Gregg. It included 80 members in the Advanced School Band, and 80 in the High School Concert Band, as well as the High School Jazz Band. The LHS bands have won many awards. Our thanks!

THE JAZZ BAND played at Oskar Blues Wednesday evening. Members are: SAXOPHONES - Sierra Andersen, Kylen Christiansen, Lucia Cronin, Sam Glasgow, and Hannah Schweiger; TRUMPETS -   Jaiden Batts, Charlie Gau, Jordan Shackelford, and Gavin Worland;

TROMBONES - Franklin Dorschel, Marin Neuhard, Nick Parker, and Jordan Valente; RHYTHM SECTION - Nicolas Boggess (guitar), Zachary Carlstron (piano), Quinn Finnoff (vibes), Colton Jonjak-Plahn (drums), and Henry Richardson (bass).  

THANKS Pizza Bar 66 and Ian Phillips for the Trivia Night to benefit the Lyons Regional Library. Did your team win? Great fun!

Staci Beck Giovanna of California, Marilyn Penn, Amber England, Rachelle Schilling Gamoche, Tony Flores, Gina (Minto) Blanton, Liba and Lisa Hines, Dawn Goranson, Kathy Gachne, Nathan Daniels (31), Turner Wood (17), son of Peter Wood, Wanda Juzsfoczyk, Cindy & Jeff Feavell, Theresa Brighton, Samantha Kintzel, and Marcie Bohlke Hall.

Sarah Leigh & hubby (27 years),  Emily & Clay Dusel (17 years), Debbie & Wayne Anderson (10 years), and Bonnie Sims and Taylor Grant (11 years).


Chet Barnard who took a severe fall last week, Tom Perkins (Linda Daniels father), who also took a nasty fall.

MARRIAGE - Holly Sperling Shaw and Stephen P. Taylor were married September 16. Our congratulations!

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Barbara Bridgette Lang of Longmont to be held on Monday, October 29, at 2 p.m., at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel with a reception to be held at Martini Bistro (543 Terry Street), from 3 to 5 p.m. She was the daughter of Franciska and George Stein, the mother to Amy Cutts, and stepmother of Dr. Karen Gregg.

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