Happy Valentine’s Day to all, and don’t forget that Valentine candy for your loved ones, mother, etc.  A special day, one we all remember with fondness. Mr. LaVerne  always  laid a Valentine  on my typewriter (where I spent the most time),  and I was always thrilled to get it. 

Thanks to  the Lyons Catholic Community for the delicious meal Monday night, (ham, scalloped potatoes, carrots, mac & cheese, buns, delicious cake, with Valentine decorations: napkins, candy, a bag of cookies, and a valentine for everyone. Next week the Lyons Community Church will serve the seniors at the Walt Self Senior Center on Monday at 5:30 p.m., with a potluck on the 4th Monday, February 25, at 5:30 p.m. Boulder

County's Lyons Bistro meals are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon at the Walt Self, at a cost of $3. Call (303) 441-1415 the day before to make reservations..

LYONS MS/SR HIGH SCHOOL NEWS 
The basketball season  is coming to an end. The boys" last game at home was last Friday vs. Day Spring (a very close and exciting game) and the girls will play their last game on Thursday, February 14, vs. Highland (JV at 4:30 p.m., and Varsity at 6 p.m.). The senior girls and boys, and their parents were honored last Friday at “Senior Night.” The seniors were: Bella Alexander - daughter of Barb and Mark Alexander; Hope Kincaid - daughter of Christine and Mark Boys; and Kylee Udovich - daughter of Chris and Kirk Udovich; Finn Basey - son of Kari and John Basey; Drew Booth - son of Alexis Glover and J. J. Brackert, and Ryan Booth; Tristan Chavez - son of Maggie and Alex Gudgeon;  Franklin Dorschel - son of Katie Cavender and James Dorschel; Logan Farner - son of Shanda Farner; and Colton Jonjak Plahn - son of Katie Jonjak and Brian Plahn. Our compliments to all for lots of great and exciting games. The teams will now go into post season play at Districts, Regionals, and on to State, if  they keep winning. We wish them a lot of luck

THE LYONS WRESTLERS had a strong showing at the Eaton dual tournament last Saturday as they  won three of four duals. They wrestle in Akron this weekend, and look for  Karson Bean and Oran Huff and others to go the State tournament. Good luck boys.

THANKS to all who donated to the Potluck dinners for the Parent/Teacher Conferences.

COUNSELORS Mrs. Brown and Ms. Rominger were honored during National School Counseling Week. Congratulations.

A DISTRICT MEETING on “Celebrate our Schools” will be held at the Innovation Center (33 Quail Road), in Longmont on Saturday, February 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are invited. Registration is required. Child care will be offered.

MADDIE WRIGHT, an LHS alum, was named to the 2018 Provost’s Fall list at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York with a 4.0 grade point average. Our congratulations!

OTHER SCHOOL NEWS

LYONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL needs five typewriters during the month of March for their lessons on “The Art of Writing.”  Call the school at (303) 823-6915 if you have one they can use. It is hard for me to realize that typewriters are now more or less antiques, and kids know nothing about them!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 - The annual “Bingo Night” fundraiser at 6 p.m., for the PTO at the Lyons Elementary School, with door prize tickets sold for those huge baskets made by each class. New this year, Family Baskets, Pasta dinner and cake walk. See you there!

BELLE LA CREMA Bistro is now reopened. Stop by. Lots of good food.

GET YOUR NEW  ECOPASS at Town Hall by Thursday, February 28.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 - Cindy and Pete Moffitt are hosting the director and volunteer coordinator of 200 Orphanages Worldwide in their home to raise funds for paving and building a shelter in an orphanage in Tanzania. The Moffitts invite everyone to donate to help the vulnerable girls have a safe place to read, study, and hang out together. The event is at 6 p.m., at their home (202 Second Court) in Lyons. For more information about 200 Orphanages, visit their website: 200orphanagesworldwide.org. Contact Cindy at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mail donations to: Orphanage Program, Box 724, Lyons, CO 80540

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 – The Chamber Social at Oskar Blues Event Room at  6 p.m. Dues are due. Enhance your business, go to Erin Foudy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Twenty-five items needed from each business for the “Welcome Bags.” Drop off at Gateway Realty or Lyons Physical Therapy by Friday, March 1. Revolving Loans are available to Chamber members. 

DUE TO PRESIDENT’S DAY the Town of Lyons will hold their Board meeting on Tuesday, February 19, at 7 p.m., with a workshop at 5:30 p.m., by the Ecology Board on spraying weeds. 

BOOKS for checkout at the museum: one on the CEMEX plants throughout the world, “Transboundary Conservation,” and two Colorado books: “Colorado Story,” and “Colorado Community Travel,” listing towns throughout Colorado, including Lyons. Call (303) 823-5925 to check them out.

LOVING LYONS senior group is planning to have two movie days each month for the seniors. One will be a classic movie like "Casablanca" or a John Wayne film, and the other will be a first run movie like "Mission Impossible: Fallout" or "Avengers Infinity War." Contact Kathleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get more information.

The Lyons Lions Club continues to collect eye glasses. You can drop off your used eye glasses at Clark's Hardware, Lyons High School, or Lyons Optometry. The International Lions  Club then directs those glasses to people throughout the world who match the glasses. The Lyons Lions Club would like to thank Lyons Optometry. They have been invaluable in helping with the goal of providing eye glasses.

EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM allows residents of Boulder County to be notified of an emergency situation via cell phone, home and/or work phones, text or e-mail. You will receive time-sensitive messages for an emergency happening in your location. Sign up at: www.BoCo911alert.com.

LYONS PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS
Call (303) 823-8250 to register for any program.

LYONS BOYS & GIRLS baseball/softball registration is offered through the Longmont Baseball  League for players age 6 to 18. Anyone interested must register by March 1. Boys register at: www.townoflyons.com/baseball. Girls register at: www.townoflyons.com/softball. The costs is $80 to $112, depending on age group. Team sponsors are welcome and needed at www.townoflyons.com/baseball.  All games will be played in Longmont with practices in Lyons. 

FREE FITNESS CLASSES – Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., at the Walt Self building; go in south door. Free to all with an 80540 Zip Code. Minimum of three, maximum of 8. Register at: www.townoflyons.com/registration.  

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21 - Bus trip for seniors to the Denver Art Museum from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., the cost is $12. Register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

HUNTER EDUCATION CLASS - Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Walt Self building with instructor, Mike Hora. Ages 7+. Ten dollars per student. Ten people minimum; forty maximum.

ICE SKATING continues (weather dependent) with Crystal White renting out skates at the kiosk on weekends. All are having a great time. That is one thing that is good about all this cold weather!

DANCE LESSONS at Mayama Movement Studios for every age group. Adult classes every Saturday 9 to 10:15 a.m.

THE LYONS COMMUNITY CHURCH is raising donations for their Children’s Window (the one facing the west with three panels), and they need from $7500. Send donations to: Box 44, Lyons, CO 80540.  

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – Old Time Dance at Oskar Blues, from 7 to 10 p.m. Old-time square dancing, Virginia reels, etc. Fun for all. See you there.

THURSDAYS - The Weed Posse & the Lyons Botanical Garden group invite all to join them on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. The more the merrier. Bring gloves, tools, heavy shoes, etc. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. Thanks to all.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16 - “Regional Owls” a lecture by avian expert Scott Rashid at the Western Stars Gallery at 7 p.m. He will give a presentation about owls native to this area of Colorado, using more than 20 years of experience in monitoring nests, rehabilitating injured birds, raising orphaned owls, and banding both adult and nestling owls. Plan to attend.
Thanks to David Neils and Western Stars Gallery for providing the program on mountain lions last Saturday evening. A packed crowd enjoyed the movies taken by his infra-red camera at various water holes in the mountains by Sylvan Dale Ranch where the lions await their kill. Very informational, with good information that we all should know living where we do. We learned we live in lion country, as Lyons has ridge lines on three sides, so cold air flows down into town, the prevailing winds come from the north/west, and we have plenty of deer. It's no wonder these mountain lions like to hunt in our area.

LYONS NIGHT OUT went well in spite of the cold night temperatures. A time to shop with many businesses open till 8 p.m., or later.

THE OLD  MAN WINTER FESTIVAL found nearly 1500 folks at the event, and 1100 registered to compete. They took part in the bike races as well as the run. The park was overflowing. It was said to be a swell day.Thanks to all! 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Beth Ford (dec'd, a longtime LHS business teacher, she was 102 when she died), Clair Drews, Emma, Amy Cutts Crews, May Cole, Gilda Ashley, Chris Phillips, William Boone, Fritzi Christiansen, Joan Treece, Sam Warner, Michelle Riley, Jenna Eget, Ron Pederson, Erin Kurland, Jamey McNeill, Russell Ribble, Stacy Dufer, Ginger Williams-Raper, Sharon Jones' granddaughter Delilah (one year old), and Raelynn Goodwin’s grandchild.

VISITS
Gary and Sue Secrest recently visited Lower Perry Township farm in Pennsylvania, owned by  his fifth great-grandfather who was born in Germany and came to the America in 1745. 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
Rita Dawson and Jeff Williams on their 37th Anniversary; to John and Leda Noyes on their 10th; and to Sandra McLaughlin and Ramon Rodriquez of Pueblo, also on their 10th (niece of Robert, Arden, and Jerry Ribble).

THE SKATEBOARD MEETING was well attended with several kids and their parents, as well as others, showing their interest in getting a skateboard park done as soon as possible. However, they hoped they could afford a larger one with a half-pipe. The next skateboard meeting on Thursday, February 28, at 6 p.m., at Town Hall, and will show any changes and the price to see if it is all a reality. There will be no doubt be some future fundraisers. Plan to attend. 

MODEL PLANES/BOATS
Thanks to Sonny Smith. There were two dozen kids at the modeling class last Thursday. All are invited to the next one on Thursday, February 28 at the Lyons Community Church form 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 

HIGH STREET CONCERT was sold out last Saturday with the Martin Gilmore Trio and Wood Belly entertaining the crowd. It was the last concert of the season. Thanks to Annie Sirotniak. and all the sponsors: The Stone Cup, Air Show, Lyons Dental, Swing Fingers Management & Engineering Services, Lyons Formatted, Pizza Bar 66, Oskar Blues, Zoo Coffee Company, the Lyons Recorder, Redstone Review, and Chris Godspeed and KGNU Radio, as well as all volunteers who manage the event. Very enjoyable. Thanks to all!

WITH SYMPATHY
We are sad to report the death of Ethel Belle (Snider) Cinnamon, age 96, the mother to Gary, Carolyn, and Gordon Cinnamon, and grandmother to three. She is the last member of the Ethel Bell and Edward Snider family who came to Lyons from Brighton in the early days. Ethel had ten siblings, and is the aunt of Wallace, Albert, David, and Linda (Barry) Johnson. She was a Sunday School teacher, and has been a good neighbor to all. Always a friendly person; she will be sadly missed.

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