Only a week until Thanksgiving; where does the time go?! We did get a little snow, but overall, we were fortunate not to have slick highways and blizzard conditions like out east. Lyons is the “Jewel of the Rockies” – quote by Sapan Rinpoche.
The Hotchkiss Bulldogs proved too much for our Lyons Lions last Saturday. It is hard to win those playoff games, the Lions were outweighed, outmanned, and outfoxed, but will try again next year. We do praise the Lyons Lions for a great season. We again realize what a wonder it is to win State; we won in 1974 and 1987. It is hard to be State champions! We are proud of the Lyons Lions, and congratulate them for getting in the playoffs. Teams left are Hotchkiss, Burlington, Wray, and Limon.
THE GOLDEN GANG invites you to partake in their Thanksgiving Dinner this Friday, November 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Walt Self Senior Center. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for youth, and $3 for children under the age of 13. A great meal will be served, with entertainment by The Quarry Gals and the Blue Mountain Gang (Zeke & Jani Little) starts at 6pm. A fundraiser for The Golden Gang, be sure to attend.
BENEFIT PIE SALE for the Christmas Parade of Lights is this Sunday (November 21) at The Stone Cup. Bring two pies by 10 a.m., judging at 1 p.m, followed by a pie sale. Proceeds will go toward the fireworks following the Parade of Lights. All pie bakers are invited to bring fruit, pecan, and/or pumpkin.
THE GOLDEN GANG will hold their annual Christmas Crafts and Chili Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 4th Ave. and High St., starting at 10 a. m. through 4 p.m. Be sure to stop by.
THE NOVEMBER LYONS CHAMBER Networking Social was held Tuesday night at Cilantro Mary’s, with Redstone Review, Lyons Recorder, and Lyons Indoor Growing and Bud Depot as co-hosts. A time for Lyons area businesses to get acquainted and to find out what each other’s business is.
LYONS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS continue this Friday morning, at 9 a.m., at the Lyons Town Hall. Here, those attending are seeking ideas to enhance the town, encourage development and annexations, increase sales tax, publicize what Lyons has, etc. all for the good of the town. The public is invited with your input.
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE LYONS BUDGET WORKSHOPS, which continue this Monday, Nov. 22nd, from 5 to 7 p.m., when they will go over the General Fund, where revenues come from: sales tax, property tax, use tax, franchise and ownership tax, licenses and permits, cigarette, highway users, motor vehicle, county road and bridge revenue, fines and forfeits, grants, gifts, donations, land lease revenue, etc., which total $1,l06,810. Expenditures out of the General Fund go for: building inspection, police, street, visitor center (pay for weekends-other volunteer or donations), economic development (including the Lyons Redstone Museum and ways of promoting the Town), legislative, judicial, planning and zoning, health and welfare, and library, which total $l,l65,272 and with a transfer of $58,451 from retained earnings, comes to a plus of $549.
The workshops are thorough and very interesting. The Staff has done a good job to keep each section of the budget in the “black.” Stop by to get informed as to the workings of the Town.
PUBLIC HEARING ON MEDICAL MARAJUANA will be held this Monday, November 22, at 7 p.m., at the Lyons Town Hall.
TOWN OF LYONS COMMISSIONS NEED MEMBERS
SOMETHING FOR RESIDENTS TO PONDER
A suggested motto for the Town is: “Lyons: Challenge your body…Nourish your soul.” Discussion was held on whether this motto should replace the “Double Gateway to the Rockies”, used for all these years (1890-2010) or it be a description of the town’s location, with “Challenge your body” designated for the residents. Many feel that “Double Gateway”, which has described Lyons since the early days gives the idea of passing on thru town. Sapan likes “Lyons-The Jewel of the Rockies” The question was not settled during the Comprehensive Plan Workshop, when several mottos for a branding statement of the town were voted on and Double Gateway received the most votes.Discussion to be continued
THE INDIAN PEAK CHAPTER of the Colorado Archaeological Society will hold its Thanksgiving Party at the Dave Phillips’ home, 211 Hawthorne Avenue, Boulder, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 21. RSVP by November 19 at
. The Colorado Archaeology Session #6 is held on Dec. 1, the Executive Board Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, Archaeology Session #7, and its Christmas Party at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Andrews Presbyterian Church on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. Call Anne Robinson 710-890-3944 for more information.
FREE BUS PASSES ARE STILL AVAILABLE
Nearly 600 passes have been given so far. It is hoped that a registration session will be held at both the Lyons Elementary and Lyons M/Sr High Schools. The unlimited usage of RTD services, starting December 1, 2010, is being sponsored by the Town of Lyons, Lyons Sustainable Futures Commission, Boulder County, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Cemex. A great program!
LIVE MUSIC AT THE STONE CUP will be this Friday, November 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., free, featuring Acoustic Open Mic with Rory Carroll, and on Friday, December 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., with Skean Dubh, cost is $5.
The Lyons High Art Class enjoyed the King Tut Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum last week. Thanks to the Lions Booster Club for financial help.
The spring high school play will be “The Canterbury Tales or Geoffrey Chaucer’s Flying Circus” which promises to be “something completely different.” Folks are needed for running lights, managing the stage, or doing costumes. Contact Sandi Engelhorn, parent volunteer, to help.
2012 DISNEY WORLD BAND TRIP for this year’s 8th-11th grade students is being planned to participate in the Disney Magic Music Days Festival. Fundraising is to begin now. This “trip of a lifetime” is planned for Lyons band students every four years.
CHRISTMAS BASKETS FOR LYONS’ NEEDY will be handled by Sam Tallent at The Stone Cup in conjunction with the Boulder County Sheriffs’ Department and many other volunteers and organizations. Canned goods and donations of money are needed: Send checks to: Boulder County Sheriffs’ Box 49, Lyons, Co., or Sam Tallent, Box 500, Lyons, Co. 80540. Also, those who need a basket are encouraged to contact Sam (303-823-2345) or the Sheriffs’ Department (303-823-6622)
DECORATING CONTEST for Lyons Residences and Businesses will be held this year, with an application due by December 10. The awards being $150 - first, $100 - second, and $50 - third,credits on your Lyons’ utility bill.
HOLIDAY BAZAAR is coming right up, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5, at the Lyons Elementary gym. Lunch will be served, and Santa will appear. Be sure to do your Christmas shopping at the Bazaar
THE CHRISTMAS PARADE OF LIGHTS is limited to 75 entries, and starts immediately at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 4, going from Second Avenue, up Main Street and down Broadway. Register at 303-823-8250, Lyons Parks & Recreation Dept by November 29. The parade will be followed by fireworks with parade awards and the Lyons High Choir at the Vasquez Stage. Snacks, hot chocolate, coffee, and cider will be served to benefit the Lyons Historical Society.
CHRISTMAS LIGHTING SHOW will be presented on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Dec. 2, 3, and 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thanks to Kyle Miller for bringing us this elegant show to Lyons again.
DONATIONS OF BAKED FOOD are being solicited by the Lyons Historical Society for the Holiday Bazaar. Call 823.5925 for pickup. Cakes, pies, candy, cup cakes, pop corn, etc. will be much appreciated.
A CHRISTMAS GIFT - 1900s STEREO VIEW PICTURES FOR THE MUSEUM
The Lyons Historical Society is soliciting funds to purchase the 20 Stereo View Pictures of Lyons 1900’s, taken by famous Boulder Photographer Ed Tangen, and 9 old postcards-Lyons 1940’s and 1950. A “once in a lifetime opportunity.” Send checks to: Lyons Historical Society “Stereo Views.” We have three months to raise the $2200 for this unique collection, and will appreciate any amount, large or small. If Lyons families will donate $15-20 each, we will have it. The pictures will be available at the museum, used for postcards, pictures to sell, etc. Thank you. Call 303-823-5925 for more information.
A BIG THANK YOU GOES TO THE LIONSCREST MANOR which is owned and operated by Bob and Leona Forsberg and family, for providing their Manor for the Lyons Community Foundation Gala, as well as the Lyons Prom and other community events. The Manor was the dream of Leona, who built it, and operates it as a successful venture, patterned after “The Dove House” in Lafayette. The wedding and celebration place has brought happiness to many young couples. Our congratulations and thanks to the Forsbergs.
CONGRATULATIONS TO COLTON ROBINSON, age 17, who received his Eagle Scout Award on Oct. 13 at the Lyons Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Robinson is a member of the Longs Peak Ward and Boy Scout Troop 560. He painted and repaired the Lyons Athletic stadium for his Eagle Scout Project. He is the son of Scott and Amy Robinson. Our thanks to Colton for this job well done.
OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTY CROSSER, former President of the Lyons Community Foundation, now director of the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, who received a proclamation for Philanthropy Celebration Award last week from Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham. The “Change the World with a Giving Heart” meeting was held at the Estes Valley Library to honor the power of philanthropy and recognize the nonprofit organizations.
A BIG THANK YOU
First to the Lyons Community Foundation for the grant award to the Lyons Historical Society for two Kids’ History programs to be held at the Lyons Redstone Museum next summer (one for Elementary and one for Middle School students), and funds to assist the Video History project, as well as the STANDING OVATION FOR YOURS TRULY! I was truly weak-kneed for the recognition of being the oldest oldtimer there and town historian. It was truly overwhelming!. Yes, I will have to keep on “keeping on.”
OUR THANKS to the Lyons Community Foundation officers for their great effort in raising thousands of dollars this year, and awarding $33,385 to area non-profits. It is truly a heart warming organization furthering the cause of the Lyons community for their unique projects, that would have never been accomplished previously.
Many of us remember Agnes M. Whitten, age 92, who passed away last week in Longmont. Formerly of Julesburg, she resided at Life Care Center of Longmont, and was the mother of Dan of Highland Ranch, Rodney of Euless, Texas, and Donna Davenport of Longmont. Her services were held last Saturday, Nov. 13 at Hillside Cemetery in Julesburg. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com. Agnes resided with and cared for Bertha Ramey for several years before Bertha’s death in 1986. She attended the Methodist Church, area meetings, and was a true friend of the Lyons Community. We will all miss her, and express our sympathy.