Another week gone by, and an important one. School started last Thursday, with a “Meet and Greet” your teacher at the Elementary, and “Back to School Nights” etc. A thrilling time for the little ones, finally school; for the 6th graders, finally in Middle School, and of course for the 9th graders, finally in High School. Most of all for the seniors, I finally made it. Good luck to all.
We are ever proud of the fact that Lyons stays in the top for studies. We may be small but we are mighty. We note in the Department of Education’s Transitional Colorado Assessment
Program and student growth data, Lyons is honored for 9th grade reading; 9th and 10th grade writing and math, and 10th grade in science. Yes, get the most out of your schooling as it will serve you all your life. Our compliments to the Principals and Staff.
THE LYONS BOOSTER CLUB invites all families to pay their dues: $5 per person, to receive emails and news, with your student listed in the school directory. They encourage all parents to participate in volunteering at the concession stand, weekly Sunday Bingo, etc. Email
; by Toonie
. Send to Box 1201, 80540
GIRLS SOFTBALL starts their season with Sarah Goodfellow in her second year as Coach. Last year’s record was 3 - 16; 1 - 11 in District 3.
Lady Lions are: Abbie Liquori (P, 1B, 3B, OF), Amanda Danduran (2B, SS), Carly Dubois (3B, SS, CF), Claire Busby (LF, RF), Crysten Kurland ( LF, RF), Hannah Baker (2B, OF), Kate Gilson (P, 1B) Kayla Bunton (1B, 2B, SS) , Lauren Simms (2B, SS, OF), Liz Jonjak (SS), Sam Hamilton (1B, SS, OF), Sammy Bashor (P, C, OF, IF), and Shelby Andrew (LF, RF).
The Lions return ten girls with varsity experience, combined with Goodfellow’s second season at the helm should lead to more consistency. The Lions have a lot of competition in District 3. Good luck girls!
CONCERT IN THE PARK continues at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, August 22, with Shotgun Moses, entertaining the crowd. Vendors are selling drinks, ice cream, sandwiches, and vegetables. A great time for all!
The RED ROCK RAMBLERS Saturday Square Dance will feature Dee Dee Dougherty calling and Becky Evans Cueing this Saturday, August 24, at 7:30 p.m., in the Lyons Elementary gym. Squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m. It’s “Chamber’s Night Out” in appreciation of the Square Dancers’ impact on the economy of Lyons for the past fifty-five years, in advertising the town, shopping, eating, camping, in a fun-filled way. Guests are also welcome to drop in, have a snack, sit and enjoy the dancing.
A good crowd enjoyed square dancing to Dean Dederman of Norfolk, VA, who called and cued last Saturday, with out-of-state dancers from Spokane, and Cheyenne, and from eighteen Colorado towns.
CONGRATULATIONS: The Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dance Club was included in the Times Call Milestones in last Sunday’s paper, along with other long-time local entities. Yes,fifty-five years is a LLLLOONNGGG time!
TUESDAY, August 27, at 5:30 p.m., dinner by LDS (new provider). Our thanks to LDS, River Church, Catholic Community, Lyons Community Church, and Oskar Blues for providing lunch/dinners for the senior citizens. Thanks to the Lyons Community Church for the dinner last Monday night, and to Oskar Blues for lunch on the first Wednesday.
PARKS & RECREATION OFFERINGS
LYONS FALL CO-ED FALL SOFTBALL LEAGUE begins in September and goes through late October. Sign up now, they need two more teams! (303) 823-8250.
CPR/AED & FIRST AID classes will be held October 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. Class is for those 12 and older, cost $106.25. Minimum of six and maximum of twenty. Contact Heather at
for questions. REGISTER NOW FOR THIS VALUED CLASS TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Thursday, August 29, the County Commissioners of both Larimer and Boulder Counties will be in Lyons at 5 p.m., to tour the present library and host a public hearing on the Lyons Library District. Folks are invited to give their thoughts on this project. Both Counties will meet on Tuesday, September 3, to approve the issue so it can be put on the ballot for election on November 5. The Lyons Library District includes all of Lyons and surrounding area (similar to the Fire District boundaries), and will require a 5.85 mill levy for a new facility. This is our opportunity to have a great library facility with room for various events. Stay tuned.
ALSO ON AUGUST 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., a meeting is scheduled to take public comment on Rabbit Mountain Open Space, which is to include a trail from Lyons to Rabbit Mountain. All interested persons are invited to attend the meeting held at the Boulder County Parks & Open Space Building, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont (south of Hygiene on 75th and east on St. Vrain Road; west of the Longmont Airport). Comments will be taken until September 10, at www.BouldercountyOpenSpace.org/rabbitplan-BoulderCounty-org. Your input will help shape the future management of the planning area. The management plan will: document the current resources within Rabbit Mountain Open space, including the important cultural, natural, recreational, and agricultural resources. Public invited to attend.
INVASIVE PLANT MANAGEMENT CLASS will be held on Saturday, August 31, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Lyons Town Hall, with six minimum and twenty maximum. Bring your own samples of weeds, with discussion on the meaning of a “weed” and address local concerns, with control methods and being “Garden Smart” Register at (303) 823-8250.
TENNIS CLASSES will be held on Saturdays, September 7, 14, 21, and 28, for kids all ages and skill levels welcome. Call (303) 823-8250 for details about ages/times/cost. Maximum of eight per session. REGISTER NOW!
DENVER BOTANIC GARDEN TOUR: Tour The Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department is offering a trip for seniors to get a guided tour of this year’s special exhibition at the Botanic Gardens. The exposition features about twenty sculptures by Colorado artists. We will take the guided tour, which will be about an hour and then will have lunch at a choice of one of their two cafés. Lunch prices range from $5 to $10 or you can bring your own lunch and find a space around the gardens to enjoy. Everyone will have some time to explore the gardens on their own as well. Persons attending will be responsible for the cost of admission, which is $14 per person, plus any food and beverage costs. For more information or to sign up, please call (303) 823-8250. Meet at Walt Self Senior Center, ten people minimum, and seventeen people maximum.
ROCK ‘N RIVER RESORT offers you a tasting of five fine wines, with a Chamber ad, and offers a unique Colorado experience, with stocked trout ponds, premium Colorado wines, and a massage. Visit www.rocknriver.com for more information.
LYONS CHAMBER SEPTEMBER SOCIAL will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Stillwater Healing Arts, 3rd Avenue and High Street; co-hosted by local Health Care Providers: Lyons Physical Therapy and JJBooksh-Asnicar. Guests are invited with a $5 donation
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is open daily through September 29, with Terri Weir, Kathleen Spring, and Ann Miller as hosts. Kept open one extra month during school, so the classes can take a tour. You will enjoy the history of the Lyons area in displays, photographs, and genealogy. Recent visitors to the museum have been: Kelly Kanizay who lives on Evans, looking for a picture of his home; Nancy and David Fey of Lakewood, Sarabelle Prince of Denver, and Tom Fey of Monroe, CA. who attended school in Lyons; from 1961 to 1964, as well as visitors from: Wilmington, DE; Honolulu, HI; Australia, Oklahoma City, OK; Wichita, KS; Charlotte, SC; Leeds, England; Fresno, CA; Cheyenne, WY; Prescott Valley, AZ; Branson, MO; East Hampton, NY, Austin, TX; Beeler, KS; Phoenix, AZ; as well as several other Colorado towns.
CONGRATULATIONS TO KAYANN SHORT, whose book “A Bushel’s Worth: An Ecobiography,” is now published and for sale at the Boulder Book Store. Kayann shares her experience on the 100-year old, 10-acre Stonebridge Farm east of Lyons she shares with her husband, John Martin. A unique and interesting book.
LYONS HISTORIC DISTRICT
Take a driving tour of the Lyons Historic District, which features fifteen sandstone building (1880-1932) that are designated as a Historic District due to the unique sandstone. You will enjoy. Pick up a brochure at the Lyons Visitors Center or the Lyons Redstone Museum.
The Lyons Chamber of Commerce Welcoming Committee is collecting items for the welcome bags that will be given to new residents. Items are due Friday, August 30, to Bank of the West or Lyons Dental. We are collecting twenty-five items to assemble twenty-five bags. As a chamber member you are invited to include items that promote your business and encourage new residents to become your customers.
What we need from you: twenty-five items of whatever you plan to include in the welcome bag by Friday, August 30. We will do the rest! Items must be ready to insert into the bag (no paper clips, items must be secured, assembled, folded, etc.). Please deliver items to Monday through Saturday to Bank of the West, 303 Main St., or to Lyons Dental, 304 Main St. Check open hours with these businesses.
Thanks to committee members: Barb Welke (Apple Valley Farmstead), Jayne Rhode (Bank of the West), Cheri Hoffer (Canine Campovers), Karyn Burke Whitcomb, and Christy Crosser (Lyons Dental).
We are happy to welcome Nathan Daniels home from Afghanistan. He and wife, Chelsea (Adams) are now stationed in Kentucky.
And congratulations to Jerry and Debbie’s granddaughters who were showing their pigs for the Grand Champion title at the Laramie County Fair!
Pam Browning’s parents, David and Nancy Smith are visiting from Georgia and bagged their first “13er” by hiking Mt. Chiquita on Sunday. They like the Lyons area so much they are considering retiring here.
Mary and John England of Great Falls, Montana, are visiting their son, Rich and his wife Linda England in Lyons, as well as another son in Parker, CO.
THANKS GENEVA: Nearly sixty people attended the picnic hosted by Geneva Thomas, her father Ray and his wife Alice, and Geneva’s brother, Ray Jr. and his wife Bea on Sunday evening for her co-horts: Lyons Community Church, Lyons Golden Gang, Lyons Historical Society, as well as many friends and neighbors. Such a lot of good food, a nice spot by the river, watching the tubers go by!
THE FOLKSFEST went well with just a few problems; someone breaking into a car, a few tickets, etc, but on the whole, all enjoyed the singers and stayed to hear John Prine through Sunday evening. Planet Bluegrass owner Craig Ferguson has been asked to use his expertise to perk up a like-festival in Dunham, North Carolina. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Kathleen Spring, for a fantastic, fun and history filled camp at the museum. Mom Jen Malcom, writes, “The history camp had a huge impact on Teagan. He planned a full Ute Indian birthday party because they were the original Lyons locals! He had us researching on the internet more about customs, clothing and games. We now see Don and Maxine, and Teagan loves to say hello and feels a connection to his Lyons elders. He shares stories with us about the early settlers life, and his covered wagon art project is the centerpiece to one of his favorite play setups. He was very proud of his Lyons history scrapbook. Teagan really loved the camp, and you in particular!”
WITH SYMPATHY: We are indeed sad at the sudden death of our good friend, GRACE (Snider) FRENCH who was answering the telephone at the time of her death, and was going to Church. Grace was raised on a farm west of IBM, married George French, and lived in Lyons and area for years with all their children (Ronald, John, Susan, Cindy, Eddie, and Trudi, graduating from Lyons). George was a long-time Lyons fireman, and Grace was active with the Fireflies. The Sniders and French’s are long-time families with lots of friends and relatives who attended the service at The River Church. Our sympathy.
JACK EVERT: A memorial at the Homestead Golf Course to honor Jack Evert was well attended, with a Golf Tournament at 1 p.m., and memorial at 5:30 p.m. Having spent his time as a starter at the golf course, he was well liked and respected. His family: Kip Kelli and Gina and families were all in attendance. A nice memorial for a great guy, and a true friend of Lyons, as a grandson of the M. J. and Leona Scanlon family (1889-1941).
Gina, the daughter-in-law, married Les Gross, the son of Carl and Wilma (Billings) daughter to Willie and Eugenia (Engert) Billings.
HELEN LUCILLE COTTRILL, age 90, of Greeley, died August 6. She was a lifelong resident of Colorado, and was preceded in death by her husband Delta Cottrill, and her beloved grandson, Dan Elwood. She is survived by her son, Farren Elwood and wife, Arlene of Longmont, son, Leonard of California, and daughter, Patricia Johns also of California, and three grandchildren. Graveside service was held at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling on Monday, August 12. Our sympathy.
FAIR WARNING: We have been getting notices of not being home to receive a FedEx parcel, however, according to FedEx if it says “parcel” that is a scam, so DELETE IT. WOW, MORE SCAMS!
COLORADO CASINO tax rates will remain unchanged after a meeting of the state’s gaming regulators. In 2011, the Colorado limited Gaming Control Commission approved a rate reduction of five percent when the industry sought a ten percent cut, citing a drop in business amid the recession. A new panel picked by Gov. John Hickenlooper raised the tax rate by five percent, and it is at its highest level without having to go to the voters. A report showed that the adjusted gross proceeds, the amount of money wagered minus the amount paid out in prizes, for the casinos in 2012 was $763 million compared to $745 million in 2011. From these funds come the Go-Colo Funds we all enjoy!