Another week gone by, and school started on Wednesday. Time to get in gear and on schedule.

Lyons Elementary School “Back to School Night” from 5:15 to 7 p.m.  All parents and children urged to attend.

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! We had a blast getting to know new students and welcoming returning students this week. We are excited to continue the Lyons Middle/Senior High School tradition of excellence!

New Format for Back to School Night on August 29th!

Our 6 to 12 grades “Back to School Night” will now include a short large group presentation (all grades) at 6 p.m., followed by an informal teacher meet and greet tour led by your student! Please plan on bringing your student(s) to this event. This will allow a more flexible schedule and will be more convenient for parents of multiple students!

Yearbook Early Bird & Sibling Discount Info; MS Yearbooks are $32; HS Yearbooks are $55
Discount if more than two children in school. Offer valid through 8/31/2018. Order forms for the sibling discount are in the front office!

SVVSD Driver Education Classes September 12 through November 14, at Lyons Middle/Senior High School. Call (720) 494-3960 to register. $420 includes 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel time. Must be 14 years 10 months or older on the first day of class. Contact Mr. Maguire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community BBQ at 5 p.m., with the game (Lyons vs. Holyoke) to follow; kickoff at 7 p.m.

Lyons High School Volleyball Coach Heather Evans is in her first year. The team won the State Championship in 2017! Returning starters are: Kylen Christiansen, (Sr) and Taylor Maguire (Jr). Others to watch are: Jesse Bartol, Gracie Jennings, Avery Joy, Ava McCall, Kae Mortensen, Estella Percapio, and Charlotte Rogers. Coach Evans takes over the team and is excited at the level of volleyball on the court, as well as within the LHS community. Thursday night, August 23, your defending State Champion Lyons High School volleyball team will begin their title defense at home against Frontier Academy. The games begin at 4 p.m., with the C-team, followed by JV at around 5 p.m. The Varsity game should get under way around 6 p.m. It is “Lyons Spirit Night,” so wear all of your Lyons gear!

This Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m., is the last Sandstone Summer Concert of the season with Irish tunes by Take Down The Door “Unhinged” (Beth Gabow and friends) The concerts have been very enjoyable, with big crowds, lots of kids enjoying the music and dancing. Thanks to the Lyons Parks & Recreation and the Lyons Community Foundation for funding such enjoyable evenings. See you there.

Red Rock Ramblers' Saturday square dance at the Lyons Elementary School gym beginning at 7 p.m., with rounds and squares from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Featuring Dee Dee Dougherty of Mesa, AZ calling. A good crowd enjoyed the calling and cueing of Dean Dederman last Saturday. The Scuffed Shoes of Arvada were the hosts. The following Saturday and Sunday, September 1 and 2, (Labor Day weekend) we will celebrate the 60th summer season of the Red Rock Ramblers with the calling and cuing of Lanny Weaklend of Omaha, NE. Rounds at 7 p.m., Squares 7:30 to 9:45 p.m., and thePLUS dance on Sunday, September 2, with rounds by Dave Smith and squares by Lanny Weaklend.

Art Show at River Bend from noon to 6 p.m., sponsored by Boulder County and the Lyons Arts &  Humanities Commission. Art & music; all are invited.

The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging's main phone number is (303) 441-3570. Senior meals at the Walt Self Senior Center will be a potluck on Monday, August 27, at 5:30 p.m., as well as the following Monday, September 3, at the same time, with the meat dish furnished by The River Church. Lyons Bistro senior meals are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. The cost is $3. Reserve by noon the day before by calling (303) 441-1415. (Please note the change of time for meals to noon.) Thanks to the Lyons Community Church for the delicious chicken dinner with yummy desert this past Monday. The senior birthday celebration has been changed to next Wednesday, August 29. (Note change from last Friday of the month.) All with an August birthday, and their friends are invited to celebrate!

JOIN THE WEED POSSE on Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 a.m. Visit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

Call (303) 823-8250 to register or any class or program. Pick up a Recreation schedule at the Town Hall.

THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Satuarday, and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Sundays, through September 30. Visitors at the museum this past week were: Mark French of Berthoud (a former LHS English teacher), Trustee Mark Browning (doing research), out-of-staters from Madison, WI; Austin, TX; Charleston, WV; Hebron, NE; Mt. Laurel, NJ; Union and Chicago, IL; Paris, France; Portland, OR; St. Paul and  Brooklyn Park, MN; as well as several area towns. Everyone enjoyed the doll houses of Anne O’Brien and local art work.

Spirit Hound Distillery will be roasting a couple of local pigs out back the Saturday of Labor Day weekend for the third year running. Come hear the Billy Shaddox Band make nice music and share a pig with your neighbors. Pig roasting by Modou.

 An old pickup or car that is limping along, and you want to sell it cheap! Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. All people over 50 are invited.

SONNY SMITH invites area youth to his airplane modeling class on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Lyons Community Church basement for ages 10 to 15.

FLOOD REMEMBRANCE on Monday, September 10, at 10 a.m., in Bohn Park. Governor John Hickenlooper and other dignitaries will visit Lyons and view the flood recovery progress on the fifth anniversary of the 2013 flood. A tribute will be given for coach and teacher Gerald Boland, who lost his life in the flood. Be sure to attend this event to review our progress and recovery.

FLOOD AND RECOVERY STORIES will be gathered on Wednesday, Sept. 12th, from 6:30-8:00 pm, at the Lyons Redstone Museum, with a video taken to continue our Flood Book by Priscilla Cohan. Start now: type up what happened to you duringa the flood and how you have recovered. Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Stay tuned!

Mark your calendar. Becky and Todd Jacobson are including an art show along with their annual “Crap Fest” at their property at the north end of Apple Valley Road (near the span bridge). Join in the fun. You can sell your artwork. No charge, just donate toward expenses. Vendors may register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Beginning square dance classes start at the Longmont Senior Center on Wednesday, September 19, at 6 p.m., and will be held each Wednesday. Also on Thursdays at Glen’s Den in Louisville through March. All persons interested in taking lessons are welcome. Call (303) 678-7711 for more information.

The Lyons area will sponsor the 9Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Second Avenue. Mark your calendar.

The Lyons Community Church is accepting donations toward their window restoration project to replace the stained glass windows on the west side of the church. $2500 needed! Send donations to Box 44, Lyons, CO 80540

We are going to have a get-together for former LHS students. It started out as a class reunion but we decided we wanted to invite other friends. OK, we finally got a spot and date! Saturday, September 29, at the Boulder County Fair Grounds at the corner of Hoover and Nelson. It is the big shelter as you come in from Nelson. There are some rules: 3.2 beer only, no plates with plastic on them (Chinette plates only) carry out any plastic ware. Taking donations for the shelter which is $75, plus $100 deposit (refundable). It will be a bring your own meat and a side dish. There is a cooking area there. Also anyone that wants to camp, there is a campground that costs $25 per night for electric and water hook ups; $20 per night for just electric; and $15 for no hook up. Starts at 10 a.m., and goes until? Invite your brothers, sisters and parents. All alum and family and friends are welcome. 


PIZZA BAR 66 has been sold to Andy Crawford and Micheal Moore, who will take over at the end of the month. Stop by, say hi, and get acquainted.

Nola Basey is a Manhattan Beach (California) Open Qualifier in Beach Volleyball.

A great trip. Audrey Johnson (my grand daughter) accompanied her college friend, Chelsea Nelson of Niwot and now Washington, DC., on a two-week trip to Iceland! Lots of beautiful scenery.

Karen Jones Williams, Class of 1968, and husband, from Santa Rosa, California, visited in Lyons over the weekend. She lived with her grandparents, Effie and Homer Inman, on the Charley Bradford/MacIlwane/Vick/Olson homestead (now owned by Jim and Kathy Carroll) with her mother and sister Donna, while in school. After graduating she moved to California where she worked in the courts. She was classmate to: John Carter, Crystal Crumb, Stephen Gereaux (dec’d) Richard Hirschfeld (dec’d) Ronald Johnson, Doris Lee, Robert Meyers, Daniel Monroe, Carol Moores, David Noyes, Sharon Pfeifer, Connie Poe (dec’d) Vicky Perdue (dec’d), Steven Secrest, Cheryl Tabor, Melissa Temple, and Michael Tow (dec’d). They enjoyed the Folks Festival, sightseeing, and visiting her sister in Boulder.
Tresesa (Richmond) and Richard Hesselius surprised his mother on her 84th birthday last weekend in Boulder.
Scott and Kathy Leiding celebrated his birthday on St. Martin.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to William Hamlin, Michelle Desauer, Scott Leiding, Linda England, Michelle Winter, Michelle DeSalvo, Wendy Thompson, Todd’s son Russell (23 years old), Annalais Wyppler, Karen Ryan, Olivia Vasquez, Julie Bohn, and Jennie Lock.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Barry & Linda Goranson (their 53rd); Peter & Sherri Wood (their 25th).

AWARD to Virginia Arnett for “Outstanding Capstone Project.”

Ron Gereaux (he had a shoulder operation). 

To Lana & Ruth Tilson at the death of their Aunt Marbelle.

ETHEL MAE (WEESE) SEAHORN, 83, of Longmont passed away on Friday, August 17. She was born April 17, 1925 on the old family (Weese) homestead near Lyons, to Doyle and Lempi (Peterson) Weese. Ethel graduated valedictorian of her class from Hannah High School in Hanna, Wyoming. She married Robert Jackson in 1953, and had five children, and later divorced. She later married Art Seahorn. She worked at IBM and then in the Human Resource Department before she retired. Ethel was preceded in death by a son William Doyle Jackson; two daughters, Linda Lucille Jackson and Donna Mae Jackson; her parents; one brother, Doyle Weese; and four sisters, Betty Weese, Grace Harbin, Sylvia Ward, and Farice Phipps; and grandson, Noah Russell. She is survived by two sons, Mark Jackson and Robert Jackson; one grandson and two granddaughters, and five great great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m., on Thursday, August 23, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Hannah Wyoming Cemetery. Share condolences at www,

Also visiting Lyons and the museum last week were the family of Jack Evert; the son of Helen Scanlon and Mick Evert, and grandson of MJ & Leona Scanlon (who operated the Lyons Grocery on the empty lot by the Lyons Pharmacy until December 5, 1905, when it burned, with the death of Leonard Scanlon. Jack Evert died in 2002, and the family regularly meets in Lyons every few years to hike up to the top of Steamboat Mountain.

Present were: Les and Gina (Evert) Gross, Justin Gross (their son), Julia Gross (their daughter). Les is the grandson of Wilma (maiden name Billings, a family from the area) Gross and Carl Gross previous residents of Lyons. Gina is daughter of Jack Evert (grandson of M.J. Scanlon) and Betty Evert. Les' family lives in Mesa, CO, and Kip, Leah, Marisela (their daughte) who lives in Westminster and Ivan Evert (their son). Kip is son of Jack Evert. He and his family live in Santa Barbara. Stuart and Donna (Gross) Morton. Donna is the daughter of Carl and Wilma (Billings) Gross. They live in St. Ignatius MT. One of four children born to Carl and Wilma. Lance and Jake Gross; Lance also a grandson of Carl and Wilma (Billings) Gross, Lance is brother to Les.

They state: “We enjoyed our visit to Steamboat Mountain with Chris White, Boulder County Park Ranger. He was awesome!
It is our understanding that Carl and Wilma at one time owned the top of Steamboat Mountain. Carl was a stone mason.

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