Another hot week gone by. Mr. O’Dell said his kids are sweltering in the elementary school gym. Wow, a hundred degrees are too much. If you have some ideas as to how we can get air conditioning in the gym, let us know; grants, fundraisers, volunteers, reduction of price, donations, etc. (303) 823-5925.
This Monday is Labor Day, when nearly everyone gets an extra day off. A day to enjoy, after working hard all summer. It is the last holiday until Thanksgiving, so enjoy the day!
THURSDAY, AUGUT 29, is a public hearing on the Lyons Library District, starting at 5 p.m., at the Lyons Town Hall. The County Commissioners from both Boulder and Larimer Counties will take a tour of the Lyons Depot Library, and be on hand to answer questions and take input about forming a district. Be sure to attend.
The Depot Library is filled to the brim with books and magazines, and overflowing with young children, needs to be upgraded in some suitable way. Whether it is more space, a new building, meeting and/or performance rooms. Whether it will be in the same space or a new space, such as near the visitors’ center, at the Black Bear Inn, etc. (The museum has been ruled out due to no parking, on the hill, a lease as a museum, and a twenty-year preservation agreement). Your support is needed, and you will have input as to what and where, if and when the district passes.
Lyons needs an uplift since the Oddfellows Hall is not available any more. We used the Lodge Hall for various activities the past thirty-seven years, since the portable building was put there to replace of the Lodge Hall that burned in January of 1967. Both County Commissions will meet on Tuesday, September 3, to approve the issue so it can be put on the November 5, 2013 ballot for a determination by the voters.
The Lyons Library District includes all of Lyons and the surrounding area (similar to the boundaries of the Lyons Fire District), and will approve a 5.85 mill levy for a new facility. If a district is approved, a $250,000 grant, for which they are to raise matching funds, has been offered. This is our opportunity to have a great library facility with room for various events. We need to all participate and share in this new much-needed library project. See you at the public hearing this Thursday evening
IMPUT ON A RABBIT MOUNTAIN management plan is also scheduled for this Thursday evening, August 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the County Open Space Building (5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont). The public is invited to attend. Go south through Hygiene, turn left on St. Vrain Road, and go to the County Open Space Buildings on the south side. The county will take input from area citizens and will give folks an opportunity to meet the staff, asks questions, discuss resources, management, and provide input about future management. The updated management plan will document the current resources, including cultural, natural, recreational, and agricultural resources, seek new opportunities and provide for long-term stewardship of the land and visitors uses. Several have mentioned a trail from Lyons to Rabbit Mountain that may be considered. Be sure to give your input, or send comments to: www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/rabbitplan, if you can’t attend.
Hello music lovers. This Thursday, the Ginger Roots will be joined by David Richey for a concert in Sandstone Park. It’s a free show in the park across the street from Lyons’ Oskar Blues. The music will begin at 6:30 p.m., bring a picnic, bring a blanket, bring a friend! Sufi the Cat may even make an appearance! Ginger Roots are Nancy Thorwardson, Kristina Murray, and Emilynn Ingles.
THIS WEEKEND IS THE LAST RED ROCK RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCES for the season. For the Labor Day “Whing Ding” Lanny Weaklend of Omaha, will call and cue, this Saturday August 31, with rounds at 7:30, and squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m., and a Special PLUS Dance on Sunday, September 1, with Ed Glenn of Louisville cueing and Lanny Weaklend calling. Rounds at 2 p.m., and squares from 2:30 to 5 p.m.
55TH ANNIVERSARY: The club royally celebrated their 55th Anniversary during the Lyons “Good Old Days” as one of Lyons longtime organizations, and again this past Saturday, with Juli Waugh, President of the Lyons Chamber, who presented to the club a certificate of appreciation for bringing square dancers to Lyons to dance, eat, shop, and camp the past fifty-five years.
The club presented Joie Sigriest, St. Vrain Valley School District Board Member, a plaque in appreciation for their renting the elementary school gym for their square dances the past fifty-five years. The Red Rock Ramblers appear in the September issue of America Square Dance Magazine, based in Florida, for their 55th Anniversary. Congratulations! A good crowd enjoyed dancing to Dee Dee Dougherty and Becky Evans of Erie, with folks from Seattle, and Rapid City, South Dakota, as well as eighteen Colorado towns. The Mountaineers Club of Littleton were hosts.
THE LYONS CHAMBER is soliciting business cards, discounts, and items, for the Welcome Bags. Drop off at least twenty-five to the Lyons Dental or Bank of the West. A good way to get acquainted with the many new folks that have moved to Lyons.
M\SR SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Monday, September 2, school closed for Labor Day.Wednesday, September 4, Late Start Day at 10:05 a.m. Friday, September 6, the Community BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m., and then the first home football game at 7 p.m., versus Yuma.
Thanks to the LDS Church for the seniors’ dinner Tuesday evening. Thanks also goes to the Catholic Community, Lyons Community Church, and Oskar Blues for providing lunch/dinners for the senior citizens
PARKS & RECREATION OFFERS
Adult Cardio Sculpt Fitness held Thursday, August 22 through September 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., for adults 18 and older, $10 per class, or $50 for all. There must be a minimum of eight and maximum of twenty participants. PLEASE REGISTER NOW TO
MAKE THIS CLASS HAPPEN.
Seated Fitness Class: Check your calendar and attend the Seated Fitness Class at the Walt Self Senior Center, for ages 50+ and it is free. To help maintain your cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility while sitting, with instructor Mary Chase. Held the third
Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. REGISTER NOW (303) 823-8250.
Active Adult Game Day is held the first Wednesday of every month for games and conversation, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., with September 4, the next meeting date.
Active Adult Arts & Crafts held on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., free to all seniors in Lyons area, ages 50 and up.
There are dozens of Parks & Recreation sponsored activities, for all ages and groups, including adult fall softball, first aid/CPR, kids art classes, adult casino trips, invasive plant management, yoga, tennis lessons, a Denver Botanical Gardens Tour, and hunter education classes. Be sure to see the complete list inserted with your monthly utility bill. Or, just stop by Town Hall to get a updated list of activities.
OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
PARENTING CLASSES for caregivers of infants and toddlers (zero to three years old) will be held on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Community Church meeting room from September 10, to November19. The course will cover the key points in a child’s early development, including brain, behavior, social development, and school readiness. Parenting challenges from discipline, sleep, toilet training, sibling rivalry, mastering anger, and calming a fussy baby will be explored. A great class for new parents!
THE CORNER STUDIO announces a series of adult workshop this fall, starting on September 14. Go to http://thecornerstudios.squarespace.com/adults/.
MAYAMA MOVEMENT STUDIO is now enrolling for Children’s & Toddler Classes at mayamastudio.com.
REDUCE YOUR RISK OF FALLING! A class will be held on Sepember 18, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center during Fall Prevention Week to learn how you can get around more safely and with confidence. Come join the conversation. Upcoming classes and onsite volunteers will provide those interested with fall risk screening.
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. www.rocknriver.com
LYONS CHAMBER SEPTEMBER SOCIAL will be held this fall from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Stillwater Healing Arts (3rd Avenue and High Street), co-hosted by local Health Care Providers including: Lyons Physical Therapy and JJBooksh-Asnicar. Guests are invited with a $5 donation.
COLORADO VIDEO will be in town on Wednesday, September 25, to film a video of the Town of Lyons, including all the amenities we live here for: Lyons history, art, music, athletic activities, etc. The DVD’s will be for sale in time for Christmas. Stay tuned!
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
Visitors the past two weeks were John and Laurene Hunter, and grandma Kyira Goodman of Lyons; Bobby Vasquez of Firestone; and others from from: Washington, MO; Lake Charles, CA (the family of Mike Nunez); Brendon Hodge (of Boulder, researching the Reese Farm); Michael Doran (lives here); Nancy and Ingrid Hofmeister (their sons graduated from Lyons); Mary and Tom Meekley (of Ft. Worth, Texas saw Lyons on the web): Kathy Dunn f(rom Longmont Museum); as well as visitors from Hatsmith and Corona De Mar, CA., Carrbro, NC, Kincaid, Iola, Dallas, and Houston, TX; Green Bay and Middleton WI; Concord, Minnetoka, Mound, and Maple Grove, MN; Crystal Lake, IL; Milwaukee; Seattle and Port Orchard, WA; LaMars, IA; Randolph, VT; and several area towns. The museum is open daily through September 29, so stop by.
Another letter of appreciation a family whose children attended the History Camp at the Lyons Redstone Museum. The camp is provided in part from a grant from the Lyons Community Foundation. Our Thanks.
Dear Kathleen, I know quite a bit of time has past since you had my daughter, Lia, at history camp this summer. I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are that Lia continues to learn new things about the history of this lovely town of Lyons, we live in. This was her third year attending camp, and still she enjoys every minute of it. Even now, as we drive along Rte 66, she goes on about the Ute Tribe, and she is particularly proud of the leather Native American pouch that she had hand sewn. Thank you for all your efforts in continuing to make this such a rich experience for Lia. Regards, Kim Malito
The museum is again applying for funds for next year’s camp. Stay tuned!
We note that two special players, seniors Logan Watson and Trent Poulsen have formed a strong bond with one another on the football field. Watson throws passes to Poulsen on offense. On defense, they routinely meet at the ball carrier. They are constantly involved in every play, and have been great friends since the seventh grade. Watson is the quarterback on offense and strong-side linebacker on defense. Poulsen is the starting receiver and running back. Watson led the Lions in offense with 1,656 total yards and 19 touchdowns in 2012. On defense he was fifth with 53 tackles. Poulsen led the team in receiving yards and caught four touchdowns. The Lions hope to get back on top in 2013. Other returning starters are: Zach Christiansen, Bowie Herman, Kanyon Raper, Hector Rodriguez, and Steve Schopen, with other up and comers to watch for: Jon Hickman, Austin Myers, and Preston Medina.
The Lions will kick off their season with an away game at Ellicott this Saturday, at 1 p.m., and they will host Yuma on Friday, September 6, after the Lyons Community BBQ. Head Coach Brandon Wilkes will be trying to improve on his 6 - 4 record during this his second year at the helm. Good luck boys!
GET WELL GENEVA. My good friend is down with knee pain, and can’t get an appointment until next month. She is really suffering, and is not “out and about.” We miss her cheery “hellos.”
LaVern Johnson, of the Lyons Historical Society/Museum/Red Rock Ramblers/Parks & Recreation Board/Town Board/Chamber of Commerce attended the 2013 Pacesetters Luncheon given by the Boulder Camera to honor people who have made significant contributions to their community. The honorees are Stephen Christopher - Arts & Entertainment; Carlos Garcia - Business; Win Franklin - Community Service; Doris Candelarie, PhD - Education; Ed Self - Environment; Constance Holden – Medicine/Health; Jean Raderman - Quality of Life; David Nesbit - Science; Logan Abbott – Youth: and Terry Benjamin - Lifetime Achievement. Johnson was awarded the Pacesetter Community Service award in 1991.