SCHOOL STARTED LAST THURSDAY, all went well. Back-To-School Night was held Tuesday evening. Plan to have a great year of learning, as a good education is needed to get by in this world. Good luck to all!THE ANNUAL COMMUNITY BBQ will be held this Friday, August 26, from 4 to 7 p.m., after which, the Lyons Lions will open their football season against Lutheran Parker. The scrumptious dinner is free to all. Donations for the BBQ can be sent to Boulder County Sheriff’s, Box 49, Lyons, CO. All fans invited to attend.
THIS THURSDAY, August 25, is the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Social, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Double D Accounting. Co-sponsors are: Ralston Brothers Antiques, Rivers Colorworks & Design, The Stone Cup, and The White Lion. Call (303) 823-5215 to register.
THE LYONS ECONOMIC DEV. COMMISSION will meet this Friday, August 26, at 9:3 0 a.m. in the room above The Barking Dog. If interested in enhancing the Town’s economy ,you are invited to attend., The Town Board and EDC will hold a joint workshop at 9 a.m., on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Lyons Town Hall.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE featuring Dee Dee Dougherty is this Saturday, August 27, at the Lyons Elementary School gym at 4th Avenue and Stickney. Rounds with David Parker start at 7:30 p.m., and Squares with Dee Dee from 8 to 10:15 p.m. Dee Dee is a popular lady caller, has been calling since she was three years old, and all will have a great time dancing to her. Spectators are invited to stop by to enjoy her vivacious calling.
THE LABOR DAY “WING-DING” is next weekend, September 3 and 4, with Lanny Weaklend, Caller and Cuer on Saturday (Rds. 7:30 p.m., and Sqs. 8 to 10:15 p.m). Weaklend, Caller and Ed Glenn, Cuer, will be featured at the PLUS Dance on Sunday afternoon (Rds. 2 p.m., and Sqs. 2:30 to 5 p.m.) and will bring the 53rd Summer Season to a close.
A LARGE CROWD enjoyed square and round dancing to Dean Dederman last Saturday evening, with out-of-staters from Mountain Rest, SC; Sun Lakes, AZ; Scottsbluff, NE; and Casper, WY; as well as twenty-one area towns. The Hix n’ Chix of Longmont were hosts.
BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE LESSONS will start at the Longmont Senior Center on Wednesday, September 21, at 7 p.m., with an Ice Cream Social. All persons of all ages interested in learning Modern Western Square dancing are invited. Lessons will be held weekly on Wednesdays starting at 6 p.m., through March, followed by graduation and joining a club. Cost is $7 per person per week.
CLASS OF 1971-40th class reunion will be held on Saturday, September 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Oskar Blues Barn. All class members, spouses, teachers, and parents are invited to attend. The cost is $15.00 each. Make reservations. By calling Donna (Harkalis) Johnson at (720) 938-3706 or (303) 772-8434.
A TRIP TO FORTUNE VALLEY in Central City is being planned for Sept. 8. Everyone is invited to go. The bus leaves the Visitors’ Center at 10 a.m., and returns at 5:30 p.m. Cost of bus ride is $7, plus whatever you wish to spend during the day. Anita (Vasquez) Rodriquez (303) 823-5159 and Aggie Brown (303) 823-6772 are taking reservations.
Thirty-five is the limit on the bus. Hurry, call now!
LYONS ARTIST, Priscilla Cohan announces that, The Boulder Potters Guild is offering classes for all levels of experience in many different clays, techniques, and firing, There are several opportunities each week to work at the guild on your own ceramic projects. Contact: http://www.boulderpottersguild.com/
SAVE THE DATE
A benefit for Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be held on Friday, September 23, at CU’s Glenn Miller Ballroom to raise funds for the nearly 2,200 animals it cares for each year. The Wild Night for Wildlife will feature an open bar, buffet dinner, and a silent and live auction. Admission is $75 per person in advance. Register on-line at www.greenwoodwildlife.org.
BUY YOUR HISTORY BOOKS AT THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
Our Congratulations To Edie Deweese of Allenspark, who has just had the extension of “Weaving Mountain Memories” published. It’s for sale at the Lyons Redstone Museum for $24.95. If you are acquainted with the folks in Allenspark, you will enjoy this book.
Another book, just printed, is “Niwot, Colorado: Birth of a Railroad Town” by Anne Quinby Dyni for sale at $20. Also, buy the latest books by Diane Benedict: “Roofs and Hoofbeats of Hygiene, Colorado,” $15.95 and “Altona,” $19.95.
The Weaver books are also available: “Birth of a Quarry Town: Lyons, Colorado 1800s,” by Diane Benedict; “The Double Gateway to the Rockies-Lyons 1900s” and “Piecing a Town Together: The Pioneers of Lyons, Colorado,” $24.95, each; “The History of the Lyons Sandstone Quarries,” by Al Pace; and “The Welch Resort” by Denise Berg, $14.95, and more, as well as videos on the history and geology of the Lyons sandstone quarries and “What to Do and See in Lyons, Colorado,” To order, call (303) 823-5271; or (303) 823-5925.
The Lyons Redstone Museum is open daily through Sunday, October 4, so stop by.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Lyons Soda Fountain and Bakery and Dairy Light Ice Kreme, who were featured last week in the Day and Night Section of the Times Call titled “Scooping the Cold Stuff!” The two Lyons ice cream shops are very popular during these hot summer days. A good assortment of sandwiches are also available. H-m-m-m-m-m good!
The Scientific And Cultural District Of Boulder County Committee has recommended to the County Commissioners they award over $522,000 in grants to the 50l(c)3 non-profits. Having over $791,000 in applications, the committee has set a cap of $20,000 as the most to be awarded. The Lyons Historical Society will receive $3,000 for Museum Operating Expensex (utilities, insurance, supplies, maintenance, displays, which totals around $9,000 for the year). The check will be awarded by the County in October.
A YEAR AGO, August 17 someone tried to break in the Lyons Redstone Museum’s east door. They cut the metal lathe with a pair of heavy clippers and broke the padlock, but luckily a neighbor was walking by and called the police. The two boys clipping and two girls as look-outs have not been caught, as yet!
We are still looking for them to pay $600 in damage to the screen, padlock, and museum signs they broke.
However, as a wake-up call for you young scoundrels, more lights have been installed above the door and at the back, and a heavierpadlock is in place (the combination is L-43, R-12, L-37). The Sheriff’s Department says they have some suspects, who will be caught eventually.
GOOD NEWS is that the authorities have caught the suspect who set the 120-year Ruth house at Frisco, CO. on fire and burglarized it!
WARNING To mischievous kids everywhere, BEWARE! Your actions are recorded with the Police Departments which blemish your record as you try for scholarships, college, employment, etc.
SCHOOL NEWS is that Rick Hammans of Lyons has consented to be a candidate again for the St. Vrain Valley School Board for another session. He was appointed in October 2006 and elected in November 2007. Rick represents District A, which includes Lyons High School feeder system, including Longmont west of Hover Street and North of Ute Highway.
Rick is a 1975 graduate of Lyons, and a retired teacher and State School employee. As of last week there were no other candidates for the four board seats.
ACT TEST results were flat in the St. Vrain Valley School District, with scores ranking 8th among the 16 largest districts.
Average Composite scores show the State: 19.4 down from 19.9 in 2010; SVVSD: 20.4 up from 20.3 in 2010; Lyons: 23.l, up from 22.99 in 2010. Our congratulations to Lyons.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lyons resident Tom Moran and his son-in-law Troy Wonnacott for celebrating the 50th anniversary
of Bassett Carpets in Longmont. Bassett Carpets was originally called Bassett Furniture, with Leo Sindelar and Ray Bassett, the original partners. Sindelir took over the furniture and Bassett Carpets was born at the north Main location. Moran bought the store at Bassett’s death in 1986. Tom and his wife, Charlotte, purchased the Mack Fruit Farm acreage from the Bernie McConnell Estate around 1992.
FOLK FESTIVAL held this past weekend was sold out and enjoyable, but we found the usual large amount of cars parking in the neighborhoods, even though steered by signs to park in Bohn Park. High Street and 4th Avenue were clogged up so no one could find a parking spot to do business.
Otherwise, those who attended had a great time with all the great musicians, food, vendors, beer, kids games, swimming, tubing, picnicking, and the like.
MAYOR JULIE VAN DOMELEN has joined a group of mayors and town leaders of the mountain communities at their monthly meeting to review the “emergency preparedness plans” of the mountain area, which include the threat of summer flooding and wildfires. They are also exploring the possibility of a mountain community fund to help pay for safety initiatives as well as provide aid to those in need after a fire or flood. Van Domelen said that Lyons has a private fund and emergency money that can be doled out to families in need.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is featured in the quarterly newsletter of the Society of The Rocky Mountain Archivist, a non-profit organization that encourages saving various artifacts throughout the state and nation.
Individuals and organizations are invited to join to facilitate the exchange of archival knowledge and assistance.
GET WELL WISHES
We are happy to report that Anne Marie Brown is recuperating (from a broken arm she suffered in a car accident) at the home of her son, Justin and family in Broomfield. Send a card to: P.O. Box 901, Lyons, CO 80540.
GET WELL WISHES go to Ruth Tilson, who is recoverng from surgery at the Longmont Hospital, Send her a card to P O. Box 325. Ruth is a longtime employee of the Black Bear Inn - around 30 years. We wish her well!!
We not in the Boulder Camera that Enid Schantz of Lyons, Co., died Sunday, August 10, 2011, at the age of 72. Natural Transitions will be handling arrangements.