Another year gone by. Here it is 2011. Let’s hope it will be a better year, as to everyone having a job so we can
take care of ourselves. It is no fun to be on welfare, but let us say, “folks are trying to help take care of the unemployed and homeless.” We can help by taking food to the Lyons Food Bank on Wednesday mornings as well as donating cash to the cause.
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
Everyone should make a few resolutions for the New Year, as goals to make an effort to improve or try to get something done you would not do otherwise. My resolutions are: to stay healthy, not fall down again, keep square dancing, and start cleaning out my “stuff” I have accumulated over the years! I will tell you next year if I have made any accomplishments. You do the same!
NEW YEAR’S EVE
Well at least it wasn’t snowing and although it was icy, I got to that good square dance in Denver, with caller, Art Tangen of Albuquerque. I figured if he could make it along Raton Pass and over Monument Hill, I could surely get to Denver! All was fun; we saw the New Year in with horns, hats, and blowers. We hope for the best!
OUR THANKS TO JOSEPH AND LORA of the Lyons Recorder for the summary of Lyons Year In Review. Wow, we have really been a busy town, and gaining day by day. Thanks to all!
I wasn’t in on the marijuana licensing to start with, so have found Councilman Ed Bruder’s “In Depth Look” very informative. He along with several others I have heard about, have found it a life-saver as to their pain. However, then I read of the worry of state officials in that kids are now getting marijuana from caregivers, which is greatly affecting them in their thinking, being aware, driving, studying, etc. Of course, this is illegal, but it is hard to keep ahead of these things, as there are always bad sides with the good.
January 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Rogers Hall, 4th Avenue and High Street. The Lyons Community Foundation is hosting a presentation and book signing by David Baron, author of “The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature.” This book combines the story of a fatal lion attack on a jogger in Idaho Springs in 1991 with analysis of human/lion interactions along the Colorado Front Range over the past 20 years and more.
DANCE AND POTLUCK
January 8 - Lyons Old-time Square Dance and Snack Pot-luck, Saturday, 7 to 10 p.m. Pat Tognoni calls with Big-Eyed Rabbit old-time string band. Odd Fellows Hall, 4th Avenue and High Street.
COST: $7/adult, $4/child/senior, $15/family
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Chamber Members who renew before the February social have a chance to win a new Apple iPad! Renewal packets have been sent via USPS, along with renewal information which summarizes achievements in 2010, and explains the excitement ahead for 2011. Members can also download a printable membership packet. You can renew by sending a check along with your completed registration form. The Chamber will publish a new edition of the popular printed LyonsFirst Guide Book and will update its digital version that’s always available on the Chamber’s website.
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS FOR 2011!
24-7 Restoration, Inc., Baseline-Mocon Inc., Peak West PC, Atlas Capital Management, Miss Nancy’s Children, The Bud Depot, and Western Mining Action Project.
STUDENT ACTIVISTS; Kids Who Care are sponsoring a Taco Dinner next Wednesday, January 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Lyons Valley Village Common House, 195 Second Avenue, to benefit those affected by the recent 4-Mile Fire Canyon, west of Boulder, where 169 homes burned. Donations will be taken. Public is invited.
Pam Solman has recently returned from Haiti helping with the many distressed families, where they were able to begin new programs such as micro-credit, a treadle sewing machine project, Crocs donations and a dental hygiene service. A school is being built with help from American Rotary Clubs. Donations to Haiti can be made to P.O. Box 264, Lyons, Co. 80540 303-579-7618 or www.goodsamaritanofhaiti.com.
Tina, the owner of the Stereo Views, has consented to extend the deadline for The Lyons Historical Society to raise the $2,200 for the 20 Stereo Views of Lyons 1900s taken by Ed Tangan, popular photographer at that time. Therefore, we are going to “hang in there” and continue raising the funds, as they will be a valuable asset to the Lyons Redstone Museum. Tax-exempt donations can be sent to Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, Co. 80540 Our thanks.
NAVY SEAMAN SHAYNE M. GORMAN, son of Karen A. and Gary S. Gorman of Lyons, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week course, Gorman completed in naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, shipboard and aircraft safety, and physical fitness. The capstone of boot camp is Battle Stations, which gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet, which is designed to teach dedication, teamwork, and endurance through basic Navy skills and the core values of honor, courage, and commitment. Shayne is a 2010 graduate of Lyons High School.
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS come from Bernice Schuyler, age 98, who now resides at Hover Manor in Longmont. She and husband Chuck moved to Lyons in the 1950s, where he operated Chuck’s Garage and a trailer court where the townhouses are back of Andrea’s, which used to be a cherry orchard. They also started the subdivision west of 5th Avenue, were on the Lyons Town Board, and were members of the Oddfellows Lodge. Bernie was active in the Rebekahs and school activities, and worked in Boulder. Their daughter, Maurene, graduated from Lyons High in 1959. The couple retired to Tow, Texas in 1973, where Chuck passed away, and Bernie returned to the area in 2008.
Although she has poor eyesight, she is able to play the drums in the rhythm band and participate in the Senior activities. She says “Hi” to all.
Congratulations to Byran and Kathleen Baer of Lyons for the birth of a son, Alden Nicholas, born Dec. 12th, at the Boulder Community Hospital.
WITH THE SICK
Get well wishes go to Ray Thomas, Sr. and to Marguerite Peoples who have returned home from a trip to the hospital.
We express our sympathy at the untimely death of Chuck Cullum, age 50, when his plane failed near Carter Lake. His three sons and friends took part in a “Celebration of Life” and slide show, showing what a dynamic, helpful person he was. Chuck was willing to coach for Little League, helped with school sports and events, played the keyboard and sang for the Golden Gang and the Thomas’ annual picnic, and cared for overseas orphans, to name just a few of his activities. He will be sadly missed.
We express our sympathy at the death of Charlie Burke on Dec. 19 in Bremerton, Washington. The husband of Agnes Burk, father to Sandy (deceased), Diane of Alaska, Kathy of North Carolina, and Rusty of Bremerton, and several grandchildren.
Also to Steve Novak, former editor of the Lyons Recorder, at the sudden death of his father, who suffered a fatal stroke the day after Christmas.
Ronald Harold Calvert, a 40 year resident of Boulder, died December 25 at Hospice Care of Boulder, due to complications from COPD. He was born to John Wallace and Esther Ruth Calvert in Lafayette, Ind, on November 5, 1934. The family moved to Lyons in 1943 where Ronald attended Lyons schools and graduated from Lyons High in 1952, as one of six in his class. His mother was a teacher at Lyons High. The family moved to Boulder in 1952. Ronald joined the United States Air Force and served in Germany and North Africa. He attended CU, and worked for American Metals Climax. In 1962 he moved to Owensboro, Kentucky, and worked for the U.S.G.S. mapping coal beds for National Dept. of Defense. He married Nancy Bransford in 1962, and was transferred back to Boulder in 1971 with AMACO, where he retired in 1993. Ronald is survived by his wife Nancy, two children; Nicole Tulix and Stephen Robert Calvert of Lafayette, and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Carole Calvert Roe, and one brother, Raymond Calvert. Friends may give to Hospice Care at 2594 Trailridge Drive East, Lafayette, CO, 80026.