Another week gone by. I hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July!

This week, the Monday senior meal was prepared by the River Church. It's always good. Next week's meal will be provided by the Catholic Community, and the weekly Wednesday and

Friday meals are sponsored by Boulder County. The seniors all really appreciate this.

Breakfast is now being served at the Lyons Dairy Bar, starting daily at 6 a.m. Stop by.

The free Thursday Night Sandstone Concert Series, sponsored by the Lyons Parks & Rec., and the Lyons Community Foundation, continues this week at the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park at 6:30 p.m., featuring the music of the “Big Thompson Flood” band. These concerts are always very enjoyable. Come one and all.

The Red Rock Ramblers Saturday square dance this week will feature Mike Sikorsky, a popular caller from Mesa, Arizona, and Arlin Sample of Greeley, doing the cueing. All Modern Western Square Dancers are welcomed, with spectators also invited to drop in to watch. Last Saturday's dance was Mountain Magic, with three callers and Becky Evans cueing. It was a great dance. The Foot ‘n Fiddle Club members were the hosts. Dancers were from Cheyenne; Kimball, Nebraska, Moab, Utah, and Manhattan, Kansas, as well as dancers from twenty area towns.  

Clothes were stolen from the Lyons Laundromat while there to dry. Now you have to sit and keep an eye on your clothes in the drier.  You can’t trust anyone!

The knitting group is still meeting every Monday at 11 a.m., at The Stone Cup. Anne O’Brien will be back in September to check out your progress. She says, “Keep knitting.”

Local photographer Kenneth Wajda has been working on his "Wise Photo Project" for a few years, photographing in his studio folks age 70+. He says, "I need to get a few more faces photographed. I can set up a time for them to come into my studio. A formal portrait would be no charge for them, unless they, or their families want prints down the road. They get one 5”x7” print at no cost." Call (720) 982-9237 by the end of July.

Pick up a Meadow Park dedication program at the Town Hall or Lyons Redstone Museum. You can also purchase a Meadow Park History Booklet; covering 133 years of Meadow, now LaVern’s Park, for only $10.  

The Mayama Movement Studio dancers are vacationing during the month of July.

THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSUEM had an exceptional number of visitors this past week; all enjoying Anne O’Brien’s doll houses, and the 100th anniversary of Lyons Newspapers, etc. Out of state visitors were from Gainesville, St. Petersburg, and Lake in the Hills, FL; Cary, NC; Rochester, NY, Wilmington, DE: Collierville, TN; Wichita, KS;  Austin, TX; and Stafford, VA, plus many area towns.  Also a group of seniors from Longmont and the Alta Vista Senior Center, and from Windsor. Jim Johnson, class of 1975; Jeff and Sharla Johnson Greer, class of 1983; Hunt Davis, who attended school here in the second grade. The museum will again feature the Camera Obscura by Stephen Lang, on Tuesday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with pioneer games also available. Stop by and check it out, it's very interesting.

OLD-TIME LYONS PICTURES are being collecting by the museum for our albums. Send them to the Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, or take to the museum, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks. 

 A CREATIVE WRITING HALF-DAY CAMP for kids aged 8 to 12, run by local poet and essayist Bonnie Auslander, is being offered at the Western Stars Gallery and Studio on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1 to 4 p.m. The first session runs July 11to 13; and the second session July 25 to 27. The cost is $65 per student. After care is available for a fee. Your children will compose several mini-projects a day, with breaks for word games and reading work out loud. A celebratory reading will be held for each session.

A VACATION BIBLE CAMP will be held at the Lyons Community Church from July 24 to 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee is $25 per camper.

LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY is conducting an All Ages Story time + Craft with Librarian McCourt Thomas every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

LYONS M/SR HIGH PTO BINGO is held every Sunday, at Bingo Alley in Longmont (North Main Street next to the Wendy's) from 1 to 3 p.m. Booster Bingo runs a Bingo Session all year round on Sunday afternoons. Please email Booster Club Bingo VP, Eric Theriault at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to see how you can become involved in this huge fund raiser for the school, which benefits all 6th to 12th graders. 

LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM HISTORY CAMP will be held from July 28 through August 4. The cost is $50 per student, with a maximum of ten campers. You will have a great time learning the history of the Lyons area. Kathleen Spring is the director. Register at (303) 823-5271.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7 -  Join the annual Lyons Lions Club golf tournament at the beautiful Lake Valley Golf Club (see details in Mark Browning's article in this week's edition). 

SUMMER RECREATION IN LYONS is available to all ages; fifteen teams plus Legion and Club Ball, camps, and more. Pick up a brochure at the Town Hall. We want to keep those kids busy and enjoying their summer. 


FITNESS FOR LIVING BOOT CAMP – Lavern Johnson Park, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., at the Quarry Shelter. Session 2 begins July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25,  & 27 at a cost of $69.

RENAISSANCE ADVENTURES - Ages 6 to 17; $299 per session. Session 2 runs from July 17 to 21, from 9 a.m. to noon in Sandstone Park.

CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP – August 7 to 11, for 3 to 16 years old in Bohn Park at the Multi Use Field.

JULY BIRTHDAYS will be celebrated on Friday, July 28, at 12:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center.   Come one and all!

LYONS VOLUNTEERS are still needed. Meet on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., in the Depot parking lot.

LEAF - 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.  


A TRIP TO IRELAND - Baiba Lennard and Calista Morrill enjoyed an eight-day tour of Ireland with forty-one Coloradans. While in Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Cork, they, and twenty-eight other singers representing the Boulder Chorale, performed concerts in four historically significant Anglican churches dating from 1320 to 1870. They saw the Book of Kells (an ancient illustrated manuscript from the 800s), the Long Library at Trinity College, St. Patricks Cathedral, and the famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. They also toured Victorian estates in the verdant rolling countryside, the dramatic Atlantic coastline of the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula, as well as castles in the Killarney National Park and Blarney, plus the Rock of Cashel/St. Patrick's stone fort, and the sacred archaeological site in Tipperary. They also spent a few nights enjoying "trad" Irish music.

After she said goodbye to the singers, Baiba headed to Tilehurst, England to visit friends from graduate school.

In London she walked for miles, took a double decker bus, rode a boat on the Thames River, and navigated the Tube, all to get a feel for city, see significant historic sites, and to take in the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London village, the British Library, the Tate art museum, and the British Museum. She also explored the packed cabinets of curiosities from around the world at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and took a literary walking tour of Oxford, sipped tea in Marlborough, and hiked around the West Kennet Long Barrow and Neolithic stone circles of the Henge at Avebury. "A wonderful trip,” she states.

Steve and Ann Haskew opened their Spring Gulch train display on the Fourth of July. Thanks.  Very enjoyable.

The LHS class of 1987 enjoyed their 30th reunion during the Good Old Days, followed by the music at Sandstone Park. All reported having a great time. Rob Deeter got everyone together by starting a Lyons High class of 87 group on Facebook. With the help of Darren Christiansen, Kelly McConnell Duff, and Wendy Thompson Dodd, they found all but four classmates. They had dinner at Smokin' Dave's on Saturday night, and then attended the music festivities in Sandstone Park. The classmates in attendance were: JB Byers, Robb Deeter, Jenny Hoh Hartley, Molly Hoh Haddad, Michael Sorensen, Darren Christiansen, Caroline Wyppler Riepler, Kelly McConnell Duff, Tracie Ernst, Megan Jones, Bryan Roberts, Jamie Smith Foster, and Mark Barger. Later the class met Dawn Klismet Quintana, Jocelyn Perkins, Julie Johnson Oneil, and John Lamb. All had a great time, and thank all of the Lyons Volunteers who hosted a wonderful Good Old Days celebration this year, and Smokin’ Dave's for their wonderful food and hospitality!

TJ and Timbre Sheehee, the children of Terra (Kelling) and TJ Sheehee, and grandchildren of Tim and Lynda Kelling are doing great in golf. They are participating in the U.S. National Junior Amateur Championships. Congratulations!

Rick and Nancy Hammans attended the 100-year anniversary of the Sargeant School in Sargeant, CO.  Nancy taught there for seventeen years before meeting and marrying Rick. She moved to Lyons where she was a math teacher at Lyons High and Rick taught Social Studies, was the Librarian, and assistant football coach. 

Tanya and Gabriel Daty, and family are in France visiting friends and family. They previously lived in France, where she was an elected member of a Town Council. Nice they found Lyons!
Yea, Emily. Pastor Emily Kitzel is happy to announce that this is the beginning of her second year at the Lyons Community Church. Church services are at 10 a.m., on Sundays, and all are invited.

Former Lyons Community Church minister Emily Flemming is happy to announce that she is now pastor of the Windsor Methodist Church, and lives in Longmont. Her husband Regis tried to get employment at the Bureau of Land Management in Utah, but has had to stay on his job at Rocky Mountain National Park. Welcome back! They were at the Thursday night Sandstone concert with new baby Isaac and his sister Lilly. 

Sally Austin is hosting her “Grandma’s Week” this week for her many grandkids, nieces, and nephews who are pouring into the Lyons Valley to get acquainted with Grandma, cousins, and other relatives. An extensive fun-filled vacation for all! Son Mike Austin is here from Libertyville, Michigan, and he brought his daughter.

Jerry Johnson and Tom Sherwood visited Sam and Pat Broyles in Boulder this past week. They were high school and college classmates. 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Holly and Steve Beck; Connie George Prather of DeBeque on their 44th anniversary; Cindy and Jeff Feavel. Curt and Cindy O’Conner Wilson,
Joseph and Laura (Leiding) Jueschke are moving from Grand Junction to Colorado Springs; John and Laura Noyes from Grand Junction; and Karen Gregg (LHS Band Director) and family from Longmont to Lyons.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cheri Gruman, Perky Hubner, Jenny Martin, Connie Burkhardt’s daughter, Sandy O’Connor and son Timothy, Mia VanLeeuwen, Robert Cottrell, Cheri Hoffer, David Such, Cheryl Dudley, Brian Svilar, Ruth Wilson, Susan Jones, Michael Austin, LaVern Johnson, Craig Ferguson, and Greg Bunker. 

We are informed of the death of Irene Betz Ray, in April, at the age of 88. She lived in Post Fall, Idaho.  Her husband, Bill Ray from Erie, died several years ago. She has two daughters, Diane Wallace of Post Falls, and Roxanne of North Carolina. Irene was in the class of 1946 with Eileen Archie, Bonnie Brodie, John Brodie, Alfred Davis, Eleanor Engel, Geraldean Fitts, Wanda Fitts, Clarence Ford, Mary Kelly, Leonard McCain, Betty Morris, Bonnie Morris, Jack Rowley, Donald Sisler, Bill Spaur, Elvera Watson, and Gloy Ruth Watson. We express our sympathy. Three class members are still alive: Bonnie Broody, Mary Kelly, and Leonard McCain. 

We regret to say that the memorial service/potluck to honor Tracy Johnson, a Lyons High 1981 graduate, and son of Shirley Johnson the former Town Clerk had to be cancelled due to complications in reserving a place in Lavern M. Johnson Park. They will try to reschedule it on the one year anniversary in March. 

MEMORIAL FUNDS in honor of Judge Yoder, the brother of Bonita Yoder, can be sent to the City National Bank, 75 West Virginia Way, Ranson, W.Va 25438. His service is scheduled for July 7.

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