A-h-h, Daylight Savings Time. I like it, but it's hard to get used to. They may vote to keep it on all year. I like the long evenings.
Spring has sprung; now the daffodils, crocus and the rest of the spring flowers are blooming and the leaves are coming out. Welcome spring. Thanks to my pal Geneva Thomas, who sends us her annual note which says, “Spring is coming. Get ready to take the kids to the
Denver Zoo and let them spend the whole day. After they have seen all the animals, take them to Burger King, and sit on the patio and listen to the birds singing. She always lets us know to turn our clocks forward one hour. Thanks Geneva.
St. Partrick's Day, Friday, March 17, is the day for the Irish. Most of us have some Irish blood. When we read the history, we find they emigrated to America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and England due to the terrible conditions in their own county. The Irish are fun-loving and hard workers. Yea for St. Pat’s Day! Wear your green.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17 - Speaking of St. Paddy's day, Beth Gadbow (of Take Down the Door) of Lyons will perform at the Longmont Museum at 6 p.m. Plan to attend.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18 -Lyons Longevity Beach Dance Party at the Ax & Oar from 7 to 10 p.m. $5 per person, all are welcome. Stephen Lang is MC/DJ. A good time for all. See you there!
The Lyons Community Church will serve the seniors dinner on Monday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. Every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., join the breakfast at the River Community Church. Pay what you can. Call (303) 823-6469 for the shuttle from the Walt Self at 10 a.m. First Wednesday of the month, join the lunch at Oskar Blues.
COMPUTER HELP FOR SENIORS at the library on Tuesdays, ask for Ian. Drop in anytime or make an appointment (303) 823-5165.
LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS organizational meeting Wednesday, March 22, at 4 p.m., at Pizza Bar 66. All persons interested in enhancing the day with more events and willing to work are invited to attend. Email marissad@townoflyons, with your ideas. The meeting is an extension of wanting more things for the Lyons Good Old Days. Organized by Allen LaFollette, Chair of the “Bring Good Old Days Back” committee. Allen says, “Thanks for your patience folks.” The celebration will be held on Saturday, June 24, in Sandstone Park. Lots of excitement! Mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Neighborhood Traffic Meeting
The residents of East Evans and Park Street have called a meeting at the Lyons Town Hall, for Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., to discuss ways to slow the traffic down that is speeding through their streets, as well as the influx of all the summer traffic that pulls off Main Street to get through town faster! Are there any solutions?
A meeting will be held on Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall to provide more details as a guide for the management of the small buy-out properties that are tucked in between existing homes. It will let the neighbors know what they can, and cannot do on those parcels. Call Matt Manley at Town Hall for more info (303) 823-6622.
Applications for Boulder County Flood impacted and/or people connected with the Lyons community will be available starting March 13. In person orientation is March 25, at 10 a.m., in Rogers Hall. Online orientation will be available March 13 to 24. For more information, please visit: http://www.stvrainhabitat.org/program-qualifications. Habitat encourages those turned down to re-apply. Try, try again!
MARCH BIRTHDAYS will be celebrated on Friday, March 24, 1 to 3 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. Come one and all!
RESIDENT PARKING PASSES now available at Town Hall for Lyons residents to park for free in LaVern Johnson Park from April to October. Residents need a utility bill to prove their residency. Second car pass is $35, third car is $55; non-residents season pass is $75 per vehicle.
Parent Education Class
The Town of Lyons in partnership with the Lyons Elementary School PTO is pleased to offer a free class "Strengthening Parent-Child Communication at Different Developmental Stages." Don't miss it! Here are the details: Tuesday March 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Elementary School Library. Instructors are Caroline M. Roy, LCSW and Karen Eiffert, LCSW. Free dinner and childcare IF you sign up on the Town of Lyons website or call (303) 823-8250, and let them know how many adults and kids for dinner/childcare. You may drop-in if you do not want dinner or child care. We hope to see you there!
DISCOUNT DOG LICENSES are offered during the month of April at Lyons Town Hall; first dog - $30 ($20 with discount); second dog - $20 ($10 with discount). Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1 – Old-Time Square Dance at Oskar’s Events Center, 7 to 10 p.m. All ages welcome. The cost is $5 for kids; $10 for adults; and $15 for families. Fun for all.
LYONS VOLUNTEERS are still needed. Meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., at the Depot parking lot.
Wednesdays at the Lyons Community Church you can pick up food from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mental health and other consultants available. (720) 864-4309.
MS\HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Thursday - MS & HS chess club; HS baseball V/JV at Clear Creek High School at 3 p.m. Bus leaves at 12:30 p.m.; HS University of Colorado/Colorado Springs (UCCS) will have a representative here during HS lunch.
Friday - MS & HS spring sports assembly; MS – 6th grade field trip to Museo De Las Americas.
Saturday - HS CHSAA Solo and Ensemble contest at LHS; HS - track at Pueblo Centennial at Dutch-Clark Stadium, 9 a.m. Bus leaves at 5:30 a.m. HS - baseball V/JV home vs. Platte Valley at 11 a.m.
Sunday - Booster Bingo at Longmont Bingo Alley from 1 to 3 p.m.
LYONS LIONS BOOSTER CLUB, thanks all for supporting them this past year where they have raised up to $80,000 from weekly Sunday Bingo games at Bingo Alley and from concessions. A truly worthy cause that brings uniforms, trips, bus rides, equipment, etc., to our students to make Lyons High a much better school.
Special thanks goes to those who donated food for the Parent/Teacher conferences, which included a Filipino Buffet by Edna Christ, as well as Maria Cross, parent coordinator, and all who have helped to have $165 a student allocation from Bingo.
KUDOS to the Lyons High School Jazz Band that played last week while making a tape for a state band contest. Members are: saxes: Teagan Johnson-Moore (alto), Nathan Radich (alto),
Owen Grace (tenor), Lucia Cronin (tenor), Sam Glasgow (bari); trumpets: Garret Boys, Gavin Worland, Jaiden Batts, Jordan Shackelford; trombones: Nathan Schneider, Marin Neuhard, Franklin Dorschel, and Nathan Christy; rhythm section: Georgia Barone (guitar), Nick Boggess (guitar), Levi Nagy (piano), Sophia Finnoff (bass), Henry Richardson (vibes), Colton Jonjak-Plahn (drums).
LHS LIONS BASEBALL - Coach Ken Rosales (5th year); Last Year 6-12 overall, 0-6 Class 2A Dist. 4; Returning Starters: Keegan Bean, Drew Cross, Dawson Kelly, Justin Lear, Evan Reeves, Brandon Sanders: Others to watch: David Brett, Austin Clark, Sam Glasgow, and Leif Lipson. Coach Rosales is eager to see this group of returning players improve daily to compete when it comes to league and district.
Get well wishes go to Michael Brenner, who had a mishap with an electric saw, cutting. He has no health insurance. Donate funds on GoFundMe. Sorry Michael.
THE LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION met on Monday evening, with election of Officers: Dough Stahl - Chairman; Ian Brighton-Vice Chair, and Claudia Kean-Secretary. A report was given on the work done on the North side of Bohn Park and replacement of the footbridge to Bohn Park; the impacts on the Black Bear Bridge; the North side of Bohn Park; and Lyons Good Old days scheduled for Saturday, June 24, which will include the Public Dedication of Meadow/LaVern M. Johnson Park, and Good Old Day events. To include 5K Run, Car Show, Kid events, Music, Chamber Beer Tent; and History Program at the Museum to honor Lyons Pioneers, the Class of 1967 in its 50th year; Classes of the 07’s-Class ’27, ‘37; ’47; ‘57; ‘67; ’77, ’87, ’97, ’07, and ’17; Lyons high Graduates of the Class of 2017 who are from pioneer families will be honored;
We are happy to report that the Bridge off the North St. Vain Highway to Marilyn Simms home has been replaced with funds from the County, State, Dole, and donations. After three and one-half years, Marilyn will be sleeping in her own bed. She is very thankful to all.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO LARRY QUINN AND LINDA BACKUP, who moved to Lyons in 1981, and were married on April 28th of that year at their property on Road 29E. Both are retiring – Larry as a Engineer, traveling several times a year on Water Projects in China and surrounding countries, and to Linda for 28 years as a heart doctor at the Longmont Hospital;
Annyce Stone, Samuel Tallent; Stacy Lee, Scarlett Vasquez, Lisa DeSano, Theresa Ribble, Arielle Hodgson, Harry Kellogg’s father in Ilion New York, Finn Basley, Jesse Montros, Caleb Roberts, Tiffany Steakley, Abe Vasquez,
WELCOME BACK, KIMMY HARRISON, who spent the last few months on a mission in Africa thru her church. “A very worthy trip,” Kimmy says.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOLAND GERALD
Boland, who would have been 80 years old last week. Boland was lost in the September 13 flood. Very sad for family, Cheron, Holly, Amy, Brett, and families and all.
MEMORIES ON FACEBOOK
From Jimmie Johnson: I was reading a post from Holli Boland Stetson and she mentioned the memories she had of Shelly's cottages. Shelly's is the first memory I had of Lyons. We lived there for about two weeks when we moved to Lyons from Walden. I also remember when the scouts hosted veterans from Fitzsimmons at Shelly's. I have lots of great memories of camping, fishing and many other things up there. All good ones no bad ones; Top of Form
Priscilla Ribble lived there also in 1955. My parents came to Colorado from Texas and lived in the big house at Shelly's Cottage. It was a great place to live. We lived there for one year and my parents bought a new house in Boulder. It was a fun year for my two brothers and two sisters. Great memories of the place and old schools of Lyons. Just one great big memory for me and a funny time for a 14 year old. Great adventure with my family.
From Ryan Betz: I worked there for a while and the Kinsons were close family friends.
From George Finnell: I spent a pretty vast amount of time there....hey, I was born in Fitzsimmons!
From Lana Tilson: I lived there twice in the off season it was the coolest place I've ever lived
THANKS TO THE LYONS VOLUNTEERS, who are brightening up the hallway of the Lyons Redstone Museum – Priscilla Cohan, Barney Driestadt, and Crystal White. Thanks to: Monique Sawyer-Lang and Steve Lang, Baiba and Mike Lennard.
Funds are being solicited for Renovation – send to Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, Co. 80540. Our Thanks
A son, Isaak Hughes Schoedel, was born to Pastor Emily and Regis Schoedel, on February 28th, in Utah, weighing 6 lbs. 6 oz., 18 in. long. He is greeted by a sister, Lilly; and grandparents in Estes Park, Co., and Victoria Fleming of South Carolina. Our congratulations. Mom, Dad, and Baby are all health and strong.
Ryan David DeCesan and Rebecca Lauren Smith were married Feb. 10th and Linden M. Kim Vander and Lydia A. Waskul on Dec. 22nd Our Congratulations.
CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR NANCY THORWARDSON
Go GoFundMe to help Nancy with expenses.
THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Bernice Schuyler will be held this Saturday, March 18th, at the Longmont Moose Lodge, from 2-4pm. All acquaintance are welcome to attend to honor the Good Life of Bernie Schuyler.
TWO LYONS ALUMNI passed away last week – NELDA COOK OTTINGER, Class of 1964 and TRACY JOHNSON – Class of 1981. Tracy Johnson, who died in his sleep. He leaves his mom, Shirley of Fort Collins, a wife and daughter; (Obituaries later)
FAREWELL TO JOHN BURKE, who passed away at home with friends and family last Thursday, March 10. There is no service, a Crab Fest will be held in his honor this fall. God Bless You John. A brave person as you faced your eternity. Thanks for all you did for Lyons-the Chamber, Lyons Community Foundation, the Lyons Library District, Visability, etc.
MEMORIES OF D. W. King.
Ticha King, D. W,’s daughter sends word that it has been six years since her father D. W. King passed away from prostrate cancer. D. W. was Lyons’ birdman, biologist and painter. She says “Thank you Sargeant D. W. King, my father, and man on Main Street. He lived in the Senior Broomfield housing. At his death, donations brought his daughter, husband, and son to Lyons, a memorial Service was held in Meadow Park with Kunga presiding; a U-Haul was obtained with Kunga driving and taking his many items to Texas; the rest were donated to the Boy Scout Garage Sales. The Lyons Redstone Museum has several of pieces of his art, you will enjoy. “Thinking of you, D. W.”, from your daughter, Ticha and family and Lyons friends.