The weather outside is frightful. Right now it is -5 degrees and supposed to be colder through the night. It has been -28 in Ft Collins, -10 in Boulder, -38 in Limon. Keep your water running and your heat up; your cupboard doors open, and hope your pipes don’t freeze. It is supposed to be warmer by Thursday. Stay warm.
BONNIE AND THE CLYDES at the Stone Cup, this Fri., Feb. 4, 7 to 9 p.m., $5 charge. The band is upbeat and bristling with talent. Led by Bonnie Sims, the group features soulful vocals, dynamic fiddle and guitar solos, and a solid country swing groove. You will enjoy this group.
COMMISSION WORKSHOP this Sat., Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon; or from 1 to 4 p.m. The Town of Lyons is hosting a workshop for all members of Lyons’ commissions, with Kathy Jacobson as the moderator. An attempt to get all the commissions on the same page is being made, and all commission members are asked to attend either session.
The Commissions Are:
Library Advisory Board-Liaison Kathy Jacobson, Gerald Mack, Tammy Grobaski, Christina Wells, Sapan Rinpoche, David Williams, and K. Tusta.
Parks And Recreation Commission - Liaison LaVern Johnson, Mary Chase, Art Karsel, Veronica Gaia, Reed Farr, Dawn Weller, Pam Barnes, and Adam Schwarts.
Planning And Development Commission - Liaison Kirk Udovich, Jeff Cornell, Marty Hine, Lorena Chrisman, Russ Huff, and Michelle Allen.
Engineering Advisory Board - Liaison Sandy Banta, Brian Donnell, Caleb Roberts, Chuck Keim, Lonna Cinnamon, and Steve Wratten;
Lyons Arts And Humanities - Liaison Sandy Banta, Jul Swann, John King, Anne O’Brien, Monica McGuckin, Mintze Wu, Zoe Snyder, and Jacob Leeuwenburgh.
Sustainable Future Committee - Liaison Kathy Carroll, Diane Dandeneau, Coco Gordon, Ashley Ahrens, Omar Postige, Justin Spence, Betsy Burton, and Karen Strong.
Trees, Weed, And Landscaping - Liaison Kathy Jacobson, Dave Bailey, Garima Fairfax, Dave Kalyan, Ken Jackson, Steve Sims, and Calista Morrill.
Lyons Historic Preservation Committee - Liaison LaVern Johnson, Ken Cinnamon, Chris Combs, and Lori Stott.
ART OPENING AT THE STONE CUP this Sat., Feb. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Join Colorado wildlife photographer Paul Lindberg for an artist’s reception. Linberg’s unique photography will be showing at The Stone Cup for the month of February.
LYONS OLD-TIME SQUARE DANCE this Sat., Feb. 5, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Lyons Oddfellow Hall. Come join old-time music friends. A great way to keep warm when outside temps plummet. It’s a snack pot-luck! For folks of all ages and experience. Join us to keep this dance alive and well! Music by Two Thin Dimes, an old-time string band with fantastic fiddle phrasing, bodacious banjo bonanzing, groovy guitar get-around, and badass bass-booming by Chad Yost, Carrie Jackson, Jessica Johnson, and Amy Sandeen. Caller Pat Tognoni. You will have a great time. Cost is: $7 - adult, $4 - child/senior, $15 – family.
SECOND ANNUAL SENIOR SWEETHEART VALENTINE PARTY will be held next Sat., Feb. 12, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.. at the Walt Self Senior Center as a fundraiser for The Golden Gang. There will be a musical program chaired by Vance French and scrumptious homemade desserts. The cost is $8. Bring your valentine for this special party.
CILANTRO MARY HAS A NEW NAME – “LYONS FORK”
Owners Wayne and Debbie Anderson will host a “Beer vs. Wine” dinner on Thurs., Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The special meal includes a 5-course menu where different beers and wines are paired with each course, with a vote as to the best. Call (303) 823-5014 to make reservations. Plan to attend.
INDIAN PEAKS CHAPTER OF THE COLORADO ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY will hold its presentation meeting next Thurs., Feb. 10, in the Dinosaur Room at CU at 7 p.m. Caitlin Sommer, a Masters Candidate at CU, will speak on “Research on Feathered Artifacts in the Mantle’s Cave Collection” at the CU Museum.
STEREO VIEWS – Thanks to those that have contributed to the Stereo View Pictures of 1900s Lyons. We are inching closer each week, and are now up to $l750. We will make it! The jars are still out, so drop your change in one of them or send a check to: Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons CO. We still need $750 which includes $500 expense, plus funds to enlarge and frame the pictures to portray a nice display at the Lyons Redstone Museum, which will be open June 4 through early October.
LYONS MIDDLE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
BOOK FAIR – Mon. thru Fri., Feb. 7 - 11; hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. and until 7:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 9 during teacher conferences.
STUDENT ACTIVISTS – Wed., Feb. 9, 3 to 5:30 p.m. – community food share.
BOOSTER CLUB MEETING, Wed., Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m. – Conference Room
PARENT UPDATE MEETING, Thursday, Feb. 17 – 6 to 7 p.m. – Cafetorium (where parents learn from school administration how our school is doing)
PBS (POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT SYSTEM) will be introduced at the High School level, which will focus on LEAD: L-Show Leadership, E-Set a Good Example, A-Focus on Academics, D-Make responsible Decisions.
The Lyons Town BOT will meet with Paula Randazzo, School/Town Interventionist and Brett Fell, Boulder County Sheriff Office, as to the drug problem in Lyons schools. Some people say drugs are prevalent, others say there are none. Some feel the marijuana dispensaries encourage teens to think it is okay, while others feel we need to consider our sick in Lyons who need medical marijuana. All will have an opportunity to be heard and have your views considered before the Town Board makes a decision.
AND YET, the people have a chance to speak up; they can cause a vote on the issue by getting enough (60 to 70 - check with Town Hall on the exact number) signatures on a petition to demand a referendum by the voters of Lyons. This is democracy!
LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE January Social at the Lyons Valley Village was well attended, hosted by the Chamber Officers. A large crowd cheered as the Lyons Garden Club received the new “Lyons Spirit Award,” for the hundreds of bulbs they planted last fall, which will soon be bursting in blossom for us all to enjoy. THANKS GARDEN CLUB MEMBERS! The February social will be held on Wed., Feb. 23, at Sushi Matsuri, 432 Main Street, in Lyons. Co-sponsors are: Lyons Properties, Inc., Pam Solman and Sushi Matsuri-Taka, Yumi and Rio Sueyoshi. RSVP by calling (303) 823-5215.
Those paying Chamber dues by the February meeting will be included in the drawing for the new Apple iPad! Members will be included in the new LyonsFirst Guide and on the Chamber’s website. During 2010 an average of 166 visitors per month downloaded the online LyonsFirst Guidebook. Join the Chamber! New Chamber members last week were: Lauri Harper, George’s Towing, and The Upholstery Shop.
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Tom Young-Chair, John Burke, Nancy Liquori, Gabry Cornell, Jerry Kuban, and Josuah Buster met last Friday to start their plans for enhancing the economy of the Lyons area. Annexation of the eastern corridor seems to be going well, but some parcels are hung up by Boulder County who have been asked to amend the town’s IGA. The EDC meets the 2nd and 4th Fridays at 9:30 a.m., in the conference room above the Barking Dog. The committee will discuss marijuana and the town’s economy at the next meeting, Fri., Feb. 11. The public is welcome to come and listen.
Krista and Greg Baker and two children, Scott and Janet, from Marysville, Washington, visited her father George and her brother Owen, her grandparents, Dorothy George of Lyons, and Sandy and Bob Hartford of Longmont last week. Kristal has a coffee shop she opens at 4:30 a.m. and Greg sells medical equipment.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GENEVA
Fifteen friends, relatives, and neighbors helped Geneva Thomas celebrate her birthday last Thursday evening with a get-together at LaMariposa, including songs, gifts, a birthday cake, and whipped cream dessert by the staff. Geneva thanks everyone that attended.
ERNIE WEIR – January 31, 2005, was a fateful day for Ernie, who was working for the State Highway, cutting trees along the Allenspark highway. The wind blew a cut tree across Ernie’s legs, causing years of pain and distress. His right thigh was broken in 32 places. The first rod they put in broke; his left leg was so damaged, it had to be amputated. He reports that after months of rehabilitation and a second prosthesis he was able to hobble around. Ernie again thanks all those who contributed to the benefit fund at the Valley Bank, as well as the benefit square dance held for him. He is now on Medicare and Disability, and is able to work some. We are happy to report that it has been six years since the accident, and Ernie is still alive and kicking; however, it may not be too high. We wish you well, Ernie.