HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO ALL!
It was heartening to see all the patriotic programs and fireworks displays on television, as well as the many fireworks displays in the area. Lyons seemed fairly quiet, from what it used to be. In the 1940s, people were shooting fireworks
(dynamite) all around the hills keeping everyone awake all night. They were teasing our constable Howard Walker. The dynamite was so strong that it shook the houses and knocked down a gun from a gun rack onto one of the culprits, who had just gone to bed. Luckily no one was hurt. There were no fires, but Walker gave out several tickets. Safety is of greater concern now.
Also, causing a wildfire, is a great hazard with all the dry hills around us, and people seem to be more careful. Of course, they do not get away with shooting off dynamite! Those were the olden days!
RED ROCK RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE this Saturday, July 9, will feature Scot and Erin Byars, from San Francisco, calling and cueing, at the Lyons Elementary School gym. Rounds start at 7:30 p.m. and Squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m.
The Byars have been active in the square dancing world for many years, calling throughout the United States. They will call in this area (Denver, Lyons, Berthoud, Frisco, Pueblo, etc.) for two weeks for all to enjoy.
Last week a large crowd enjoyed dancing to cuer LeRoy Shade and caller Tom Roper. The Red Rock Ramblers served as hosts.
Summer Modern Western Square Dances are held at the gym, every Saturday through Labor Day.
THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR MORE STUDENTS at the History Programs at the Lyons Redstone Museum for next week.
Starting July 11 is for kids 11 to 13 years old and the week of July 25 is for kids 6 to 10 years old. Programs are held 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.
The kids do interactive activities at the Redstone Museum, including a daily crafts, and they enjoy nutritious snacks. This year the kids will learn about the Native Americans, old time music and instruments, sandstone art, and a treasure hunt. The program is sponsored by the Lyons Historical Society. With the support of a Lyons Community Foundation grant for “history education” of Lyons children, the cost is only $50 per Lyons child. Each camp has one opening for a volunteer adult assistant. Contact camp director Kathleen Spring for more information at (303) 823-0997, or sign up at the Lyons Redstone Museum.
THE SECOND ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN OLD-TIME FESTIVAL is scheduled at Oskar Blues Barn for Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, for all music lovers. Volunteers (for free admission) are needed in three-hour shifts (noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m.), to sell tickets, bring food, monitor, to set up and clean up, and decorate. Contact Ellen Rosenberg at
There will be performances and jamming all Saturday afternoon and evening as well as dancing on Friday and Sunday (this is old-time square dancing, where all can participate.) Get your festival schedule at www.thecroma.org.
THE LYONS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION will hold their regular meeting this Friday, July 8, at 9:30 a.m. at the Meeting room above The Barking Dog
THE LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION will meet this Monday, July 11, at 6 p.m., at the Community Room of the Town Hall.
LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANTS are due Sept. 8, 2011. Grants can be submitted as early as August 1. Get your application on LCF website, www.LyonsCF.org.
Volunteers are needed for the grant review committee.Apply between August 1 and Sept. 2. Phone (720) 29LYONS, or via email at www.LyonsCF.org.
THE LYONS OUTDOOR MARKET is selling many exciting items every Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. It helps to entice folks to stop in Lyons to shop. Contact: www.lyonsoutdoormarket.com to rent a booth space.
LOTS OF LUV’N TRAINING CENTER will be offering puppy classes, adolescent to adult, and specialty classes, located at 1040 5th Avenue, Lyons. There will be six weeks per session for trouble shooting and behavior modifications. Call Cat Drake at (303) 823-6199, or email:
for information and prices.
THE LYONS LIONS CLUB is still accepting registration for their 17th annual golf tournament to be held on Monday, July 25. Call Ken Cinnamon at (303) 823-5925 or (303) 709-6022. The tournament will be held at the Lake Valley Golf Club between Lyons and Boulder.
VISITORS AT THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM this past week were: Joan (Kelly) House, Class of 1945, of Loveland, and her sister, Mary (Kelly) Green of Lawrence, Kansas and her daughter. The Kelly’s lived in the May Freeman house on Apple Valley Road for many years, selling it to Velma Salter, then to Al & Jill Musser.
All their children graduated from Lyons High School: Jack in 1941 (a pilot killed in WWII); Lawrence in 1942: Joan in 1945; Mary in 1946; and Richard in 1947. Mr. Kelly served on the Lyons School Board. The ladies bought a couple of Weaver books and all enjoyed their tour.
A Memorial for Keith Dever, owner of the Meeker Park Lodge, who died in the spring, will be held at the Lodge this Sunday, July 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. All friends are invited to attend. Keith was a graduate of Lyons High Class of 1942: his father, O. L. Dever, was Lyons Principal at the time.
Connie Burton Burkhart of Lyons, known as the Dinasaur Lady, and her two sons are in New Mexico instructing seminars at Ghost Ranch in: metal design, high desert spiritual quest, and contemporary worship.
She has been digging dinosaur fossils and teaching at Ghost Ranch for over 15 years. Her boys have spent their summers there, living in a tent. Connie says “hi” to everyone. All her family, including her mother Marge Burton, age 90, will visit them in New Mexico at the end of July.
Her mom recently visited Lyons to attend her grandson, Jesse Fisher’s, graduation from Lyons High Schoool. Marge keeps up with Lyons by reading The Lyons Recorder. “Hi” to all.
Steve Readmond and family (two sons and twin daughters) from Los Angeles are spending this week with his parents, Dean and Elaine Readmond, and brother, Ron and family.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Linda (Kelling) England, who celebrated the big 5-0 birthday Saturday evening at the Outlaw Saloon, with lots of food, birthday cards and wishes, sponsored by Rick, her husband, and daughters, Alyssa and Amber. Linda, the daughter of Steve and Arden (Ribble) Kelling, was born here, graduated from Lyons High in 1979, attended college in Idaho, where she met and married Rick. She is a former teacher and volleyball coach. The couple operate the England Surveying Co. Patricia Appelfeller helped Rick with arrangements.
The service for the courageous Arlie LaFollette was heart breaking, to think she struggled with Parkinson’s for 33 years, and although she tried everything that came out on Parkinson’s to no avail. Her family and friends stated that in spite of everything she was always positive, trying anything that might help, and at the end giving her body to science for the doctors to keep trying.
Her sisters, Virginia and Janet, came from Michigan and Florida.
A nice memorial service was held at the LaFollette home last Wednesday afternoon. We express our deep sympathy.
MR. & MRS. GOOD OLD DAYS
Contractors, Developers, Realtors, and other self-employed in the building trades of Lyons were honored on Friday evening, at the 35th annual Lyons Good Old Days, and at a program held at the museum on Saturday afternoon.
They were honored for the work of building and developing the homes and businesses that make up the Town of Lyons (each can pick up a recognition certificate at the Lyons Redstone Museum).
AIR CONDITIONING/HEATING: James Carroll, Plumbing Partners and DNI Heating/Air Conditioning.
ASPHALT, PAVING: Lafarge West, Inc.
ENGINEERS: Collins Engineers and Charles Keim.
BUILDERS CONTRACTORS/ DEVELOPERS (present day): Chester Barnard, Jeff Becker, Wm. Boone, Complete Construction Consultants, Jon Conner Construction., Donohoe Family, Art Dudley, Kurt Dirkes-Log Homes, Don Elsberry, Albert Goranson-Concrete, David Goranson-homes, Davey Goranson, Don Johnson-Carpentry; Robert Jones-repair, Deano Kellogg, Harry Kellogg, Lyons Valley Park-Development, Markel Homes Construction., Inc, Scott Mason-Developer, Gene/Steve McCain-repair, Herb/Tracy McConnell-poles, Al Musser-Developer, Steve Otten-homes, Leonard Peck-roofing, Dave Rodefer-carpentry, Bob/Jim Rivers-home, Bill Steel & Son-Flooring, A-Z Carpentry-Peter Watson, Kris Simms-homes, Tom Whittington-developer. In past: Loyd\Loyal Austin-A-homes; Fred Bowles, timber; Ranza A. Bradshaw, homes; Robert E. House Timber; Robert Leichliter-homes; Homer Leichliter-Repair; David Middlemist-carpentry; James Middlemist-Carpentry; Wm Brackett, Carpentry; Chas/Clinton Cinnamon-forms, carpentry; Fred Dirkes-native lumber; Harold Gardner-native lumber; The William/John Noyes Family; Ray Garver-repair; Mert Hutchinson-homes; Ed Kumpf-repairs; Leo Niner-lumber yard; Clarence/Ronald Morton-lumber yard; Steve Otten- homes; Keith Ribble-carpentry; Lyman Sanford-carpentry; The Roe Family-lumber; Chuck Schuyler-Developer; Loyd Spaur, timber; Howard Havens-timber; Ray/Darwin Thomas-homes/rep; Tom Whittington, Developer
LANDSCAPING, INFRASTRUCTURE: Bob Alberts-Town Utilities; Martin Marietta/Southwest Portland/Cemex; Bill/Robby Boone-Boone Excavating Co.; The Hirschfeld Family: Lawrence, Doug, Larry, David, Jared, Lawrence, Jr., Ed, Eddie, Dustin, Darrin, Dane; James Thompson/Sons, Jimmy, Willard, Loren; Robert/Bobby Ribble; The Swink Family
REAL ESTATE: Beth Boone, Jill Bryant, Myre Freeman, Ed Kean, Sharon McConnell, Dan Sidall, Pam Solman, Janelle Tucker, Sanford Williams and Mark Webber. In the past: Bob Bachy, Esther Leum, and O.J.Ramey/John.
SURVEYING: Rick England; In the past: Merle Johnson, and Henry Dieterich.
SANDSTONE QUARRIES: Buster Stone, Blue Mountain Stone-Vasquez Family, Boone Quarries, Loukonen Quarries, Ohline Quarries, Phillips Stone, Tribble Stone, Ignacio Vasquez & Sons, and Western Stone-Paul Frysig. In the past: Brodie Quarries, Fred Brown, Chris Jenkins; Jacobson & Evans, John/Cora Fitts, James Lowe, John D. Morgan, Leonard/Reno Loukonen, Olaf/Arthur E. Ohline & Jr, Dewey/May Summers, Willard Trevarton, Manuel Vasquez, and Pablo Vasquez.
STONE MASONRY: Rick Hammans, Tony Hammans, Robert LaFollette, and Andy/AJ Maestas. In the past: Lee Boothby, Adam Ford, Pete Harkalis, Mert Hutchinson, Marion LaFollette, and Harvey McCurdy.
PLUMBING: Dave Orback, Max Hammans, Jim Carroll-Plumbing Partners, and Bruce Bashor
STUCCO/PLASTERING: Chet Dunham, Paul Endres, and F. LaVerne Johnson.
TRUCKING: Bill Harkalis and Gerald Roberts.
WELL SERVICE: John Larson.
WELDING: Lyons Portable Welding-David Wechsler.