Wednesday is Valentine’s Day! You still have time to buy that Valentine, take your girl out to eat, or to a show, etc. Don’t forget. Valentine’s Day is glad and sad; as you get older, you have no “sweetie.” Such is life, they say.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 – A program about the John B. Hall property (located where the Rock n River Resort was before the flood) at 10:30 a.m., at Molly Bee's Restaurant in Estes Park (just south of the Estes Park Theater on Route 7), with Estes Park Historian John Meisner. Phone

(970) 586-1889. Go if possible it should be a great lecture. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 - The Rail Splitters, at High Street Concerts at 8 p.m. See you there!

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12 – Old Man Winter Bike Race fundraiser; $60 entry fee. There will be bike races of 50 & 100 miles. Sign up at CAN'd Aid Foundation,

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission monthly meeting AT 6 P.M., at the Depot Conference Room. Visitors welcome. Cory Pierce, a Lyons High graduate, has been appointed as a new member. Welcome.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 13 – Senior dinner by the Lyons Catholic Community at the Walt Self Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. All seniors welcome for a free dinner. 

TUESDAY, FEBURARY 14 – eat pizza at Pizza Bar 66 to benefit the Lyons Firemen; $5 a piece from 5:30 to 10 p.m. A big crowd is expected!

WEDNESDAY, FEBURARY 15 –  Lyons Longevity dinner at Ax and Oar from 5 to 7 p.m. All Seniors invited for a 10% discount. Wear red for Valentine's Day.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - E-town (1535 Spruce Street in Boulder) is featuring an Old-Time Square Dance, for $10, and is inviting all sqphotouare dancers to attend;
with a live band, two callers, BBQ to buy, and more. All are invited.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – the Lyons Polar Bear plunge to benefit  Lyons resident Josh Baranauskas who is awaiting a kidney transplant. After party at Ax & Oar. Send donations to Box 495, Lyons, CO.

OPEN BASKETBALL - age 18+, $5 per drop in every Thursday, through March 23,  8-9:30 p.m., at Lyons Elementary gym.

BOHN PARK FLOOD RECOVERY PROJECT includes river restoration and improved ecological habitat, parking, new restroom, pedestrian bridge connecting to Fourth Avenue, continuance of the trail system and other enhancements.  Construction will continue to late summer.  Go to,350/Bohn -Park

A meditation group will meet every first Sunday of the month. Held at the Walt Self Center 6:30 to 8 p.m., is open to any age or spiritual orientation, with a simple Buddhist format;  ½ hour of meditation and time for informal sharing and tea. Please arrive in time to be seated by 6:30. There is no fee but any donation for the tea is welcome. Sponsored by Marianne Oursler and Annie Mannering

KNITTING AND CROCHETING on Mondays at The Stone Cup with Anne O’Brien at 11 a.m.  

LYONS VOLUNTEERS meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., at the Depot parking lot.

Wednesdays at the Lyons Community Church; pick up food from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mental Health and other consultants available. Call (720) 864-4309 to set up an appointment.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4 – an Old Time Square Dance with Chris Kermet, at Oskar Blues; 7 to 10 p.m. Kids $5; Adults $10; Families $25. Over sixty persons attended the Old Time Square Dance last Saturday with lots of whooping and dancing. Two more are scheduled: Saturday March 4, and April 1. Lots of fun. Plan to attend!
The Lyons seniors enjoyed a trip to the Garden & Home Show in Denver. It was loads of beautiful flowers. Grants are awarded to various Parks and Gardens throughout the State. The past two years, Lyons has received the maximum amount of $15,000 for flood recovery projects. Our thanks!

Thursday, February 16 – “Drop-in” Conferences between 3 and 7 p.m. On-line conferences will be scheduled. Parents can access their teachers’ calendars and schedule a convenient conference time using the Online Scheduler system. A hot link to the Online Scheduler posted on the front page of the school site. To access the Online Scheduler, you will need your child’s student number and birth date. Questions call (303) 823-6631.

Friday - HS girls' and boys' basketball doubleheader against Longmont Christian at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Avenue in Longmont. BJV 4 p.m., GV 5:15 p.m., and BV 6:30 p.m. HS wrestling Regionals at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling.
Saturday - HS wrestling Regionals at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling; HS girls basketball C team tourney at Shining Mountain Waldorf in Boulder; Games at 10:50 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:50 p.m. 
Sunday - Booster Bingo at Longmont Bingo Alley, 1 to 3 p.m. Team 4 works. 

Julia Kofford and daughter Tracy of Greeley visited the Lyons Redstone Museum last week to gather information on her son Mark, who passed away suddenly in the State of Washington. He was a doctor and graduated in 1985 from Lyons High School.

CONGRATULATIONS to Connie and Neil Sullivan, who seven years ago traveled to Ethiopia to bring home twins, Maregu and Menbere, to raise as theirs. A wonderful thing to do, bringing joy to all, and such lucky and lovely kids. They are now in the 5th grade at Lyons Elementary School.

CONGRATULATIONS Desta Soma a LES 5th grader who led the Pledge of Allegiance at the Lyons Town Board meeting. Desta is the winner of the LES spelling bee. We congratulate her! 

CONGRATULATIONS to Nora Hayden, who is becoming an accomplished ski racer in Winter Park.

CONGRATULATIONS to young Sam Tallent and Charla D’Angelo on their marriage on February 1.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tony Reed, former longtime Lyons resident on his 75th birthday, as well as to:  Fabian Vasquez,  Jill Musser, Ruth Major (the beginning of the Lyons History Video Project) and to Grandpa Kumpf, from son Ed and grandsons Kiowa of Denver, and Miles of Florida.

The Town Staff held a farewell party for Sloan Nystrom, a Parks Flood Recovery employee who lives at Monument, CO, and will now work for the Denver Parks Department (working to join the six outside Denver parks together with trails for bikers and hikers). Sloan, who came from Chicago, has driven daily back and forth the past two years, and she oversaw the recovery of flooded Meadow (now LaVern Johnson Park) doing an excellent job. Sloan tearfully wrote: “Tomorrow I close an important chapter and move on to the next. The Town of Lyons will always hold the dearest place in my heart and soul. I'm crying as I write this and think of all the amazing people I worked with and met in my two years there. It has been an accomplishment that I will cherish forever. To my park peeps may you forever hear the "that's what he said, she said" in every conversation you have and know that I'm right there with you hearing it too. I loved working with all of you. I couldn't have done this job for two years without the love and support of our five kids and for sure without Mikey-intended! You have prepared meals, run kids around, helped with homework and so much more that made it possible for me to do what I love and I'm so grateful to you. So, ready or not here I come City of Denver but first we must eat cake!

GET WELL WISHES go to Taylor Christiansen, a Lyons senior, had an operation on her hip last week.    Sad to say, she has been unable to play basketball most of the season.
Speaking of basketball, we have noted in the Mead news the good basketball playing of Anna Veltine, daughter of Ben and Corine Veltine, formerly of Lyons.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18 – a Celebration of Life for Bernice Schuyler from 2 to 4 p.m., at Longmont Moose Lodge (221 Pratt,  in Longmont). Come, reminisce the great life Bernice enjoyed. There will be  dancing, drumming, and singing. She enjoyed a long life, in spite of being 99% blind. Maurine’s email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


OLIVE VEITH MARTINEZ passed away last week after suffering a severe stroke a few days earlier; she was 78 years old. Funeral and internment were held at Ahlberg’s Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, February 7, with burial in the Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont. Her parents were Abe, who died in 1983, and Lillian, who died in 1985. The family moved to Lyons in 1949. Abe did carpentry. They had three children: Olive (class of 1956); Mary Ann (class of 1957); and George (class of 1960).

Olive worked at NCAR in Boulder and married Julian Martinez in 1975. They lived in Lafayette and Thornton. He died in 2013. She is survived by her son, Kevin, (wife Gina,) and two grandsons, Julian and Roman of Thornton, Nephew Matthew Veith, (wife, Kawanni Lynn,) and five grandnephews and grandnieces (family of George Veith, who died in 2004), her sister  Mary Ann Reynolds (husband Emery), of Littleton, and her children Diana Paul (husband Greg) and James M. Reynolds (wife Aimee), two grandnephews and two grandnieces.  Also, by  step-daughters Gladys Salgado and Miranda Moran, their spouses, children and grandchildren. Her classmates were: John Broomfield, Charles Brodie, Roy Horst, Melvin Jensen, Larry McCallister, Lola Vantine (dec’d), Richard Weese (dec’d), and Melvin Wood. A large crowd paid their respects to Olive, a quiet friendly person. If you'd like to pass along your condolences, their emails are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WITH SYMPATHY we remember Ken Richmond of Lyons, former owner of the St. Vrain Market, who moved to Cache, OK with wife Loretta and passed away nine years ago after an accident on a scooter. Ken is sadly missed. His children are Theresa Hesselius and Richmond Richmond, and four grand children.

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