Here we are another week, and another Year- 2017. Bring it on.  We hope 2017 will bring us health and happiness, houses for our flooded, jobs, continued good schools,  the new rooms for students at the Lyons Elementary and an auditorium for the Middle Senior School from the recent Bond Issue, camaraderie, fun and fellowship, etc. This is the “Year of Kindness.” We must remember that!  

Happy New Year to All!

We hope you all got to see the New Year in. It was exciting, even on TV.  Twenty seniors enjoyed a potluck dinner at Walt Self. We ate Harry’s chili, Stevie’s beans and ham, lots of goodies, and nice decorations.  Each senior spoke of something good that happened to them in 2016. They were interesting and varied; from being sober for 2-4 years, one meeting her father after 30 years, getting to see the Halloween & Christmas Parade and Lights, have jobs, got over illnesses, cataract operation,  got honors, got to see all her children who live various places, and etc.  Very Interesting.

We are to make easy, doable New Year’s Resolutions in order to accomplish them, as most people make too many which they fail to do.  As for me, I resolve to “Keep on, Keeping on” as long as possible!

According to Facebook, Lyons families were all over the globe. They visited friends, family or just spent the holidays  in Mexico,  Cancun, New Zealand, Michigan, Hawaii, Arizona, Illinois, Montana, Vermont, New York, Florida, Caribbean, Paris, and more.

Lyons was declared the “Prettiest, Most Decorated Town around”, and we thank all who decorated the streets, parks, the Light Show, and etc. And thank  you to all the carolers!  Happy Holidays to all!

We are very saddened at an early morning fire on 200 Evans Street displacing four folks. Go to GoFundMe to help out Bob and Rhoda Balsamo.

Josh Horn 303-895-2276 is at your beck and call to shovel your snow.  Give him a call for a bid. He is Julie (Bohn) Wechsler grandson.

Thanks to the River Church and to Oskar Blues for the nice meals for the seniors this past week. Next Monday there is no dinner scheduled.

Boulder Polar Plunge, 10 am - 1:30 pm at the Boulder Reservoir, 5565 51st St, Boulder. Register at  Proceeds raised through the event will support the American Cancer Society.

The first of the Old Time first Saturday Dances at Oskar Blues, at 7pm, this Sat; Jan. 7th.  All ages, all invited.  Come, join the fun-Children & Seniors-$5; Adults $10; Families-$15! 

MONDAY, JAN 9, 6 PM Lyons Parks and Recreation Commission. On the agenda is an update on Bohn Park, winter classes and activities, etc. 

WEDNESDAY, JAN 11, 7-8:30 pm at  Lyons Town Hall Board Roam there will be a Town Hall Meeting. Join the Board of Trustees and Town Staff for a recap 2016 and and a look ahead into 2017 objectives. This is the time to get your “Why’s and When’s ” answered.  All invited.

Thursday –Jan 5, 2017  MS/HS - Chess Club will meet at 2:55-3:50 pm in Room 10 with Mr. Akkerman.
Friday HS- Girls & Boys Basketball Doubleheader at Dawson. BC 4:00, GV/BJV 5:00, BV/GJV 6:30 pm. 
Saturday HS – Wrestling at Boulder Valley Invite at Niwot, 9:00 am.
Sunday, January 8 - Booster Bingo at Longmont Bingo Alley.

Emily and Danny Ordal announce the birth of their son, Calvin Todd, born to them on Dec. 20, at 4:04 pm, weighing 5 pounds and 11 oz.  Grandparents are:  Ken and Diane Forsberg of Longmont, Todd and Catherine Ordal of Boulder, and great-grandmother; Joyce (Huss) Jones of Longmont.

GET WELL WISHES  to Stacy Ward Klingen’s son, who fell skiing and dislocated his shoulder.

THE SOCK IT TO ‘EM socks for the homeless campaign is complete. Lyons has collected 468 pairs of socks which will be donated to LEAF and HOPE Longmont. Thanks for your generosity, Lyons. You will have made a difference in many lives. Thanks to all.  A real help to the homeless and others. 

Maddie Wright is in the BFA Program at her college in New York and also part of the cast for the  “Medea.” Our Congratulations.
Tid Bits

Emily Flemming and family (former pastor of the Lyons Community Church) visited Lyons last week while spending the holidays with his parents in Estes Park.  They say “All is going well” in Utah

Pam Browning’s folks are visiting here for three weeks from Atlanta, Georgia. 

Emily and Rolf Hertenstein have returned from a six week trip to Nepal.  They trekked to Everest Base Camp with fourteen other fun people. Their highest point was 18460 feet on Kallapatar, over looking base camp and Everest. After that, the group trekked for two days with a guide and porter to Chhulem.  where Don Moore and Ed Kean and others  have been working to restore and replace homes that were damaged in the 2014 earthquake.  Nine homes have been rebuilt and a couple more will be done in the near future. The group visited the  newly built homes and were served endless cups of milk tea. They also saw how the people live in the rural areas away from the trekking routes.  Next, they  went west of Kathmandu for an eleven day hike to Annapurna base camp.  After another exciting bus ride, the group arrived at Chitwan National Park near the border of India for five days of wildlife and birding safaris.  They saw  elephants, monkeys, crocodiles, rhinos, and lots of colorful birds.  Their bus trips took around eight hours to cover 100 to 150 miles. The trip reminded the group just how easy they have it here in the USA.

We are sad to hear that our longtime teacher, Beth Ford, age 102 (to be 103 February 5),  passed away on Dec. 22.  She had been ailing a couple of week.  She moved to Canon City in 1997, to be near her son, Bob, and family (teachers in Canon City High School).  She loved to hear from us on e-mail or cards, and kept in touch with all her “kids” she had in the Lyons High Business classes from 1942-1977.  We will miss her. (see obituary)

 Donate your old unused eye glasses.  You can drop them off at Clark’s Hardware, the Stone Cup, Lyons High School, Lyons Elementary, and Lyons District Library. Used eye glasses are refurbished, tested for their prescription and then distributed to those in need.


LYONS TEACHERS ART SHOW by school students-town hall, thru January.  Stop by. Enjoy the history of Lyons’ teachers. 

A Quilt Show will be featured from January 21  to March 30 at the Town Hall. 

Free Monthly Community Clasess: Feb 15, 6:30 pm, Gentle Stress Reduction Yoga. Visit for location and a complete schedule.

KNITTING AND CROCHETING on Mondays at The Stone Cup,  11 am.  
BOOK CLUB for Ages 50+, Free, held on Thursdays,  12:30-2:00pm, at Walt Self Building.

JANUARY BIRTHDAY celebration will be held on January 27 (4th Friday of the Month),  at the Walt Self Senior Center, 50+-Free; 1-3 pm. You all come and join the Fun! RSVP to 303-823-8250.

FITNESS CLASS – Active Adult 50+; FREE, Every Wednesday, 10:15-11:30 am at the held Walt Self Building Basement. Lori Legault, instructor, will also provide fall prevention information.


ROOMS FOR YOUR COMPANY at the  Festivarie Inn (Old hotel-Main Street). Call 303-875-1975 for reservations.
Vanessa Lamb is operating a House Plant business-she will furnish the plant, care for it, and replace it if it dies.  Call 303 823 5023

THE CORNER STUDIOS, 318 Main, Lyons, is open every Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, giving local artists a chance to set up their studios and inspire us all.  Art Show,  with Pop Up Boutique,

BABY AND PET SITTING by Lucia Cronin.  Class taken thru Lyons Recreation, Call 303-823-5188. Also, Jade Greenberg will babysit.  Age 13.  Call 303-823 -6405.

KEN’S PHOTOGRAPHY – Special discount for Lyons businesses for a head photo for publicity-$165. Call 720-982-9237   Take your rolls of old film to Ken;  drop by his door (west of the Stone Cup) He will use them.

LYONS VOLUNTEERS are still needed. Meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9:00 am the Depot Parking lot. Please visit website  ( for current schedule.

STOP BY FARMER JAY’S PRODUCE STAND at 4th & Broadway.  If no one is there, you are on your honor to deposit money and make purchase. Thanks.

MONDAY NIGHTS AT THE FORK IS FAMILY NIGHT – Family of four for $35 for Spaghetti dinner with their famous garlic bread 

Call Andrea Montoya 720-224-6080 or Andy Malicek 720-352-9145 to set up an appointment. $20.00 for seniors

Food pantry will be open 3:30 – 5 pm  at the Lyons Community Church every Wednesday.  Mental Health and other consultants are available. Contact  720-864 -4309 for more information.
Consider donating to LEAF. LEAF’s has a budget of  $100,000 to carry on their many projects for Lyons families. If you can help them, do so.  Operated by Emily Dusel and many volunteers:  Debbie Tabor, Monique Sawyer Lang; Nancy Reckling, and more.  Get help from food bank, mental help, counseling, advice, etc

Stillwater is moving to The White Lion.  Stay tuned

MISS NANCY’S CHILDCARE is accepting children-provides good care and fun. Call 720-308-1218 for more information.
GET YOUR FLU, SHINGLES SHOT, CHECK YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE at Walgreen’s, your doctor, grocery stores, etc.Stop by Western Stars Gallery & Studio, 160 E. Main, Lyons, CO.

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