Another week gone by and the days are a lot cooler. If you are hiking around watch out for rattle snakes. Take care.

LYONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS are buzzing around town to get pledges for their Jog-A-Thon scheduled for Friday, September 24, at 9 a.m., in the school playground. Last year they raised about $40,000! Help them again this year. All funds go toward supplies and activities that the school can’t provide. If students haven’t stopped by your place, call Tanya Daty at (303) 823-6631 and leave a message.

High school seniors painted the “L” on Monday morning.

Thursday - MS cross country at North Lake Park in Loveland (no bus).

Friday – HS football home vs. Front Range Christian at 7 p.m. HS volleyball home vs. Heritage Christian at 4 and 5 p.m. No C Team. HS softball at Brush Tournament. MS football at Clear Creek at 4 p.m. No bus.

Saturday - HS and MS cross country for the St. Vrain Invitational at Lyons Middle/Senior. HS runs at 8:10 a.m., MS runs at 11:30 a.m. We are expecting over fifty teams and fifteen hundred runners. Allow time to park and walk! HS softball at Brush Tournament.

Sunday - Booster Bingo at Longmont Bingo 1 to 3 p.m., volunteers needed. 

LHS FOOTBALL - New Coach Jason Yantzer is set to begin his first campaign as the Lions’ steward. Yanzter said they are a new team, with a big 44-0 win over Dolores Huerta in Pueblo last week.  A fourteen-year assistant coach at Hotchkiss, he notices the toughness and workman-like mentality of the team. Last year the team had a 1-8 record. Returning starters are: Keegan Bean, Andrew Booth, Tyler Curry, Kyle Froling, Jake Laurianti, Joe McCain, Gabe Proznokas, Dante Traghella, and Aaron Vasquez.  Players to watch are:  Karson Bean and Dawson Kelly. The team is scheduled to play Front Range Christian this Friday, September 9 at Lyons. Come on out and support the Lyons Lions!

THE COMMUNITY BBQ sponsored by the Town of Lyons and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will this year be held on Friday, September 23, after which Lyons will be hosting Yuma for both volleyball and football games. A STUDENT TO WATCH is T. J. Shehee, a sophomore at Silver Creek High School in Longmont who is very good at golf. He is the son of Tara (Kelling) and Tray Shehee, and the grandson of Tim and Lynda Kelling. 

DEAN’S LIST at the University of Northern Colorado recognizes Lauren Simms and Faith Weibel on the honor roll. Our congratulations.

A SPECIAL TOUR of LaVern M. Johnson Park was held for the square dancers Sunday after the last dance of their 58th season. Dave, the park host ushered everyone through the tour. The park is to be mostly competed, with dedication at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 9. You all come! Very exciting to see the many amenities in this “new” park.  Speeches at 4 p.m., followed by food, play, picnicking, walking the trails, the old swimming hole, climbing, and more. Thanks to Dave, Sloan, Marissa, and all the Town Staff for getting this popular park restored in time for the third anniversary of the September flood of 2013.

ART DISPLAY at the museum, fifty paintings by area artists, the dioramas of towns by the Kids’ Camp, and the great collection of kitchen utensils are still on display at the museum. Stop by. Open daily through Sunday, October 2. 

Steve Lang will again show his Camera Obscura at the museum on Saturday, September 17.   

VISITORS TO THE MUSEUM this past week were from Melbourne Beach, FL; Eau Claire, WI; W. Des Moines, IA; Cambridge, MD, England, and many area towns. Thanks to staff (Terri Weir, Monique Sawyer Lang, and Baiba Lennard), the museum’s visitors have increased, with more people stopping by. Kathleen Spring is trying to increase publicity about Lyons in area towns. We invite you to visit the museum, eat, and enjoy the Town of Lyons.

Thanks to Tosh Golias for his repairs at the museum.
Hey guys! Calvary Relief is here, and still helping rebuild in the confluence area. They could use some help at Linda Hubbard’s house. The cement was poured last weekend, so they have started. Come help. Every weekend! Help get this house built. Thanks. 

The last Apple Valley planning meeting is Thursday, September 8, at 5:30 p.m., at the River Church. Come put your two cents in. Are there enough homeowners interested in annexing into the Town of Lyons? The Town is interested in your input. A concluding meeting going over all the findings of the Eastern Corridor, South St. Vrain, and Apple Valley planning meetings will be scheduled soon.

The Lyons Longevity Group (seniors over 50) will hold their monthly Social at Ax & Oar, on Wednesday, September 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. This is a way for new folks to get acquainted. Come, all are invited.

THE FINAL “LAST THURSDAY ART WALK” of the season is scheduled for Thursday, September 29, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Plan to visit the many businesses that will be open that evening.


KNITTING AND CROCHETING every Monday, 11 am, at The Stone Cup led by Anne O’Brien. 

FITNESS CLASS for adults 50+ free every Wednesday, 10:15 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self Building basement with Lori LeGault.

PICKLE BALL for adults 50+ free every Tuesday and Thursday 8 to 10 a.m., and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Bohn Park Multi Use Sport Court. Email Sam Keane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

LYONS VOLUNTEERS are still working away. Join them on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., the Depot parking lot.

CLARIFER PROJECT work continues every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Still lots of work to do. Join the group. You will make a difference.

STOP BY FARMER JAY’S PRODUCE STAND at Fourth Broadway. If no one is there, you are on your honor to deposit money and make a purchase.

Wednesdays at the Lyons Community Church, pick up food from 3:30 to 5 p.m.  Mental Health and other consultants available, (720) 864-4309. LEAF appreciates donations of food. Bring your donations by any Wednesday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Take upstairs if the downstairs is locked. The Lyons Community Food Pantry is a high quality supplemental food pantry offered in a shopping environment to any resident of the greater Lyons area. It is open every Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Call (720) 864-4309 for more information.

THE COMMUNITY PIG ROAST was a great success last Saturday at Spirit Hound Distillery. Two bands played.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 & 18- Lyons Historical Society weekend garage sales from 11 to 4:30 p.m., at 306 Evans Street. Bring your “stuff” then.  Thanks. (303) 823-5925.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 - Lyons 9Health Fair from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Church of Latter Day Saints (Second Avenue in Lyons). For your health, plan to attend!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – ALH Run with Team Eunice in Fort Collins. Contact Jacque Watson (303) 823-6418 to join in.

THE ST. VRAIN VALLEY PIONEER ASSOCIATION’S 112th annual meeting will be held on Sunday, September 25, at the Hygiene United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (7452 Hygiene Road). Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. Potluck served around 1:15 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and your own table service. Rolls, butter, and drinks will be furnished; a collection will be taken to help with expenses.

The program, by Emeritus Professor James B. Stull, illuminates Erie’s earliest pioneers, houses, schools and churches and the town’s enduring evolution. From 1866 until 1979, Erie was one of the largest coal-producing towns in the nation. Numerous settlers contributed to building Old Town and making it one of the liveliest communities in northern Colorado. The Columbine Mine massacre in 1927 incited major changes to coal mining practices, inspiring unionization efforts nationally. The improved rights and working conditions that miners struggled to win benefit employees across America today.

James B. Stull worked in higher education for over forty years and is an emeritus professor at San Jose State University. He earned BA and MA degrees at San Francisco State College and a PhD at Purdue University. He has authored over one hundred publications. He has consulted with more than sixty industrial, government and educational organizations. He is an honorary member of the Erie Historical Society and makes frequent presentations about the history of the Town of Erie.

The St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Association includes all of Boulder County, Weld County west of the Platte River and Larimer County south of the Poudre River. For more information, please call:  Judy (Gould) Dayhoff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (303) 444-1104.

Be sure to get a shingles shot, and women age 65, and men over 70, should have a bone density test measuring bone strength.  If you have a family history or other risk such as smoking, inactivity, or a poor diet, ask for screening at age 50.

We are saddened at the death of Opal Jackson, who passed away last week in Longmont.  She was a longtime area resident who was displaced by the September 2013 flood. She is survived by her son and husband Bill (Duane) Jackson. 

We are saddened at the death of Jill Babcock, age 72, on August 31. She was Lyons female police chief about thirty years ago.  Jill lived by the pedestrian bridge on Third and Evans, and had extensive flood damage. She kept working away and earned the respect of the Lyons Volunteers and others who helped her. She is survived by her sister. Her service will be held at 2 p.m., at the River Church, Friday, September 9. 

Also, Lynn Brueback of Loveland, formerly of Lyons. His service is scheduled for Monday, September 17, at 11 a.m., at the Bible Baptist Church in Erie. 
Lawrence F. Hirschfeld of Berthoud passed away in Loveland on September 3. He was 78. A private family graveside memorial service will be held at Foothills Gardens of Memory. Visit to share condolences.

Donald W. Smitherman, age 102, died August 24, at his home in Denver. He owned a large ranch near Meeker Park, and was the father-in-law of Bonnie Rose (daughter of Ann and W. A. Rose). Service arrangements to appear later. 

Samuel Allan Youngheim of Estes Park, formerly of Lyons, died at Poudre Valley Hospital on August 7, in Fort Collins, at the age of 87.  He was preceded in death by his wife Michaela “Mickey,” and is survived by his children: Kathy, of Phoenix; Mark of Wellington; Glen of Livingston, MT; Karen Mutall of Livermore; Roland of Longmont; Chris of Freeburg, MO; and several grandchildren. He was born in Denver, and married Mickey in 1921 in Rapid City, SD.  He worked as an FAA controller, and at various businesses. He served in the Korean War. Contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

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