BENEFIT FOR D.W.KING’S FAMILY
Surprised and saddened by her father’s death last week, D.W.’s daughter, Ticha, and family are trying to raise funds to come to Lyons to clean out his apartment.
D. W. had lived at the Bloomfield Place apartments for the past 20 years. His apartment is full of valued bird and nature collections; Ticha knows where D.W. wanted it to go. Several friends and acquaintances have started a D. W. King benefit fund to help his daughter get here before the end of the month. Whether the whole family will come, she will come alone, come by bus, car, or plane, depends on the amount collected for this fund.
Ticha is disabled, and her husband is one of the millions that can’t find a job. So Lyons, let’s put our best foot forward and send a few dollars to: DW King Fund, c/o Bank of the West, PO Box 920, Lyons, CO 80540
For more info, please call Shirley DeVeny - (303) 823-6820,
or contact Cathy Rivers - (303) 823-0970
The apartment has to be cleaned out by April 1. If any of you have tried to collect emergency money before, give us your advice.
While the family is here, there will be a memorial service to care for his ashes. More later. Our thanks.
VOTE FOR LYONS!
Finalist in the top ten. Vote at LiveWorkPlay2011.com as many times as you wish. Help Lyons win!! Vote, Vote, Vote! A cocktail reception at Mile High Stadium, 2027 W. Lower Colfax Avenue will be held on April 13, form 6 to 8 p.m. All are invited.
A TIP TO ALL DOG OWNERS
“WATCH YOUR DOG ALWAYS!” Keep him on a leash, watch when he gets out of the car, when he goes up to somebody, etc. A Boulder dog owner, whose dog sprinted from an open door last year, spooked an elderly neighbor who fell and broke her hip, She later died as a result of the injuries. The dog owner was in court last week, for not keeping control of her dog. Sad story.
LYONS COMMUNITY DANCE will hold its last dance of the season on Saturday, April 2, at the Oddfellows Hall, from 7 to 10 p.m. Caller will be Eleanor Fahrney with live music from Nine Dollar Shawl. Charge is $5 for seniors/students; $8 for adults; $l5 for a family. Bring snacks to share.
Saturday, April 16 – The 9HealthFair at Lyons M/Sr High School for health screenings. Contact coordinator Jennifer Huda (303) 823-6190 to volunteer.
SPRING SPORTS ARE HERE
The Lyons Lion Track and Field Team has brought many winners to Lyons with Coach Mark Roberts in his 20th season. After a great year in Class 3A, the Lions will drop down to Class 2A. Even without Jesse Montross (out with a torn ACL) the girls could contend for the state team title. The boys will also make a run at the crown.
BASEBALL: Coach Schuyler returns to the baseball post after a two-year hiatus, replacing Casey Sinicki. He inherits a strong senior class that he began grooming three years ago, and one that is gunning for the best season in school history behind the arms of Fisher and Keen.
THE LYONS PARKS & RECREATION had their monthly meeting on Monday evening. Mark Brodie of the Lyons Youth Baseball and Softball program gave a rundown on the youth baseball program, with over 200 Lyons youth, ages 5 to 19, on 15 teams playing ball in Lyons. They belong to the Longmont leagues; the girls are members of the Indian Peaks Softball Association, and the boys are members of the Longmont baseball league to have good competition. One-half of the games are played at home. Of 699 students in Lyons Elementary and Lyons Middle Senior High Schools almost one-third play ball.
The Lyons fields are in Meadow Park, Bohn Park, and the girls’ high school field. The boys’ field is available, but can’t be altered for smaller teams.
Brodie stated that they greatly need another ballfield, which would benefit the youth, giving them more fields to play and practice on. They could host more tournaments to enhance the Parks & Rec. revenue, and provide recreation for the children and spectators. Ballfields, tennis courts, and parking, were all included in the 2008 Bohn Park Master Plan, which the Town hopes to incorporate for a GO-CO grant. Brodie stated that baseball and softball give extra curricular activity to Lyons youth to keep them out of trouble and enable them to graduate. They learn valuable skills such as sportsmanship, team work, dedication, discipline, character building, work ethic, and pride in representing their community.
It was also announced at Monday’s meeting that the Centurion Bike Race, which Lyons hosted last year, will not be run in Colorado this summer, parking fees are about to be instituted in Bohn Park, the Outdoor Games will be held on June 10-12, and Lyons Good Old Days on June 24-26. Sponsors are being solicited for both events. More activities are welcomed for the Good Old Days, and those interested are asked to call Dave (303) 823-8250 to make arrangements.
THE LYONS HISTORICAL SOCIETY will honor all Lyons High Graduates of 1931, 41, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91, and 2001, and will recognize all independent contractors at the street dance on Friday and at the museum at 1 p.m., on Saturday, June 25. Mark your calendar.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KEN FORSBERG
Ken Forsberg was the recipient of an open house for his 80th birthday on Sunday, with many friends and family attending. Ken is the founder of Baseline Industries (which manufactures a pollution detection device), husband of Diane, and father to Emily, Andrew, Robert, Eric, Don, and Kristine, several grandchildren, and a few great-grandchildren. Forsberg enjoys going to school activities, and sailing in Massachusetts and Colorado. May he have “smooth sailing” for many more years.
LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Spring Fling was a lot of fun, with a lot of LCF supporters enjoying the food and music. A good crowd attended. Donations were taken for the fund, which has awarded $35,000 in area grants the past three years. Clark Hodge and Monica McGuckin were in charge of the arrangements. Recipients, Rev. Claire McNulty-Drewes for the Lyons Food Bank,, and Sean Flynn for the Lyons High School Band, told of their appreciation. It was a great evening
THANKS TO Gwynne’s Greenhouse and The Lyons Garden Club for the St. Patrick’s Day Chamber Social, where the plants are green and waiting to bloom. A most suitable place. New chamber members are: The Handy Woman, LLC, and Papillon Vision-Fine Arts Photography.
LYONS POLAR BEAR CLUB participated in the 10th annual Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland. Boyd Shaffer, whose mother Sara passed away last year, is keeper of this event, and is in charge of caring for the Dead Guy.
AMERICAN YOUTH SUMMIT - Opportunity for Youth
The Colorado Preserve America Youth Summit began in 2007 with the goal of creating an opportunity for young people aged 13 to 18 to get out of the classroom and into the field to learn about history, archaeology, heritage tourism and preservation. Interacting directly with community partners such as federal, state and local governments and agencies as well as non-profit historic preservation, tourism, community and education organizations, each Youth Summit provides interactive, outcome driven learning experiences, and service opportunities. As part of the program, the students reflect what they learn in the field so that they may provide critical feedback and policy advice to then help partners develop meaningful and relevant methods to reach younger audiences.
YEA, FOR COLORADO
Dora and Ray Babcock, transplants from Vermont, heard from relatives that they had 30 inches of snow last week, followed by a rain, which turned into ice, and then more snow. The roads were bad, and schools were closed. They have had more snow this year than ever. Ray and Dora have lived in the Lyons area for over 35 years, and are very glad they do!
Pam Barnes announces the birth of a grandson, Linken Edward Schmitt, born to Ed and Hadassah (Smith) Schmitt, on February 16. Linken was welcomed by an older brother, Brody who is twenty months old. Hadassah is a 2000 graduate of Lyons High School. Father, Ed, wrestled with Leister Bowling, III. The family lives in Colby, Kansas, where Ed is a coach at the high school.
MEMORIES: it is a year since our good friend, Joyce Cox, passed away. A member of The Golden Gang, and the History Video Project. She was always smiling and cheerful. A real “JOY” to be around Let’s pause and think of our good friend, Joyce, who is no doubt watching us at this minute. “Hi, Joyce”
PROMINENT WATER MAN DIES
Those who were involved in the Coffintop Dam campaign will be interested in knowing of the death of Dick MacRavey. He died February 28, at almost 80 years old. MacRavey headed the Colorado Water Congress for 28 years, and was one of the premier shapers of water law of Colorado. He had tremendous influence in water issues, was executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, representing Larimer and Weld counties, and was on the National League of Cities Board of Directors.
Members of the Lyons Dam Concerned Citizens dealt with MacRavey and Colorado Water Congress, the Colorado Water and Power Authority, and other water agencies in their campaign (1978-1982) against the construction of Coffintop Dam. The proposed dam was to hold 116,000 acre feet of water (ten times larger than the Button Rock Reservoir) up the South St.Vrain, across the first curve, only 1/2 mile from the town and school. A $1,000,000 study of the St Vrain Basin proved that the Coffintop site would be rated #10, instead of #1, due to the fractured area and earthquake faults, which caused its demise. One of our successful campaigns for Lyons!