Wasn’t that rain last Thursday evening wonderful. But it wasn’t so nice today with a lot of hail and rain in Spring Gulch. One thing it does, is stop the wildfires, which is a great help. Everything was getting dry and
scorched, and now it’s back to green. It is a vicious circle—rain makes the grass grow; then its dries out and causes a fire danger; there is no solution.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH THROUGH JULY
Ice cream is popular during this hot weather. Here in Lyons you will find a long line of customers at the Dairylite in the Shopette. They have been serving customers for many years. Ice cream is also available at Dave’s Diner (in the Shopette), and the Old Soda Fountain on Main Street. Most stores and restaurants also have delicious ice cream.
Food historian say the history of ice cream can be traced back to before 400 B.C., during the Persian Empire, when people would pour fruit juice over snow in a bowl. Arab cultures are credited as the first to add milk to the mix more than 1000 years ago. Americans love ice cream, and eat 5.7 gallons per year, more than any other country.
The United States produces l.6 billion gallons a year, exporting 40 million gallons a year. Japan is the biggest customer. Portland, Oregon is the biggest ice cream consumer in the country. Hmmmm. We love ice cream!
MARIJUANA is getting a bad reputation, with impaired folks causing a lot of accidents throughout the United States. Stoned drivers are considered an unrecognized crisis.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, found that 16.3 percent of all drivers nationwide at night were on various legal and illegal impairing drugs, half of them high on marijuana.
In California alone, nearly 1000 deaths and injuries each year are blamed directly on drugged drivers, with law enforcement puting much of the blame on the rapid growth of medical marijuana in the last decade.
Fatalities where drugs are the primary cause jumped 55 percent over the last 10 years. Marijuana is a significant and important contributing factor in growing number of fatal accidents.
Last Thursday’s CONCERT-IN-THE-PARK with Romano Paoletti was rained out. Come this Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m., bring a picnic supper, blanket, chair, snacks, your family, and enjoy. The band is Crow Radio with Joe Kuckla
THE LYONS PARKS & RECREATION COMMISSION meeting, scheduled for Monday evening, was cancelled due to vacations. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 8, at 6 p.m., in the community room. Several projects are being discussed: where to put a splash pad for the young ones, how to revamp the tennis court to be fit for real tennis, and when do we start the much needed ball field, to name a few.
The Economic Development Committee who is trying to find more parking spaces for downtown is eager to move the skate park and recycle bins.
Parking spaces are being marked on Railroad (Parcel #4) south of the firehouse. This should be a good place for the downtown employees to park.
There was lots of excitement at the youth program at the museum today, where kids (11 to 13) will learn about the town’s history. The town was founded because of the sandstone in surrounding hills, and it is still a viable product known throughout the world. There is still room for registration for the next history program at the museum, the week of July 25; it is for kids 6 to 10 years old. From 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The kids do interactive activities at the Redstone Museum, including daily craft, and nutritious snacks. This year the kids will learn about the Native Americans, old time music and instruments, sandstone art, and go on 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.
TRIBUTE TO MARGUERITE PEOPLES
The public is invited. A special program will be held at the Walt Self Senior Center this Friday, July 15, after lunch. Marguerite passed away on June 23, at the age of 98. A graveside service was held on Monday, June 27.
She and her family operated The Lyons Café for 48 years. She was indeed an icon. Come,pay a last tribute to the “Lady of Lyons!” Call (303) 823-6386 if you wish to eat lunch at the Senior Center.
JULY BIRTHDAYS will be celebrated at noon at The Golden Gang next Friday, July 22. Folks are invited to eat lunch with the Golden Gang by calling (303) 823-6386. Happy birthday greetings go to: July 4-Wayne Werner, July 12-Opal Jackson, 14-Vance French, July 16-Don Hunt and Shirley Werner, July 21-Bob Spence, July 23-LaVern Johnson, July 26-Don Collard, and July 29-Beth Matthews.
THE SECOND ANNUAL ROCKY MOUNTAIN OLD-TIME FESTIVAL is scheduled at Oskar Blues Barn this Friday through Sunday, July 15-17, for all music lovers.
There will be performances and jamming all Saturday afternoon and evening as well as dancing Friday and Sunday (this is old-time square dancing, where all can participate). Get your fest schedule at www.thecroma.org.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE this Saturday, July 16, will feature cuer Bill Holm and caller Jerry Junck. Rounds start at 7:30 p.m., and Squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m. Those interested in learning to square dance are invited to drop in and watch.
The Scootbacks Club of Broomfield were the hosts last Saturday, Scott and Erin Byars from San Francisco led the program. Visitors were from Kimball and Gering, NE, Spokane, Cheyenne, Mesa, and Scottsdale, as well as from fifteen Colorado towns. Modern Western Square Dances are held each Saturday through Labor Day. This is their 53rd summer season.
Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce, next Tuesday, July 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Lyons Farmette. Hosted by: The Lyons Farmette, Birddog Press - Ali Bozeman, and Hutchinson, Black & Cook, LLC (Connie Eyster, Attorney). Betsy and Mike welcome the Chamber to the Lyons Farmette, and request everyone bike, walk, or carpool as much as possible, as parking is limited. Please park at the white house in front of the Farmette; look for signs. Overflow parking is also available on Noland Road. Enter through the Farmette’s back gate if you park on Noland.
LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT is Monday, July 25, at Lake Valley Golf Course. Funds raised go toward scholarships, athletic assistance, eye care/glasses, highway maintenance, and to help sponsor the 9Health Fair.
Registration and sponsors are being solicited. Phone Ken Cinnamon at (303) 823-6925 or Ron Giosnell at (303) 823-6122 or Wayne Werner at (303) 823-6345 or Tom Moran at (303) 823 0639 or Walt Kinderman at (303) 823-0182. This is the Lions Club 65th year in serving the Lyons community.
NEW OFFICERS OF THE GOLDEN GANG are Beverly Haley, President; Sandra Cottrell, Vice President; Vance French, Secretary; and Lora Gilson, Treasurer. Board members are: Aggie Brown, Donna Cole, Sandra Cottrell, Maxine Harkalis, Barbara Matthews, Jerry Ribble, Josi Rios, and Anita Rodriguez.
LINDA VOGEL BOWLICK, a former Lyons artist, was at the Marguerite People memorial.
Linda lives in Estes Park, and is icharge of the Estes Park Art Shop. It was nice to see her. Linda operated a gift store, where Anasazi Trading Post is during the 1970s and 80s, and her art work is still about town: the cover of the Lyons Historic District; the Historical Society letterhead of Steamboat Mountain; various notes, and cards. A real talent. Best wishes, Linda.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is featuring the twenty Stereo View Pictures of Lyons 1900s by Ed Tangen, and the nine post cards of Lyons 1940s and ‘50s. We invite everyone to stop by and enjoy the pictures of the olden days. They are on display downstairs.
A unique collection of Lyons photographs was found by Denver antique dealer Tina Iannti and was offered to the Lyons Historical Society. This valued collection was purchased with donations from the following people: Tina Ianni, Robert and Shirley Ackerman, Donald and Judith Bishop, Gerald and Sharon Boland, Mary Birnbaum, Pam and Mark Browning, David and Mary E. Cartwright, L.W. and Carolyn A. Cole, Alberta and Dale Ewy, Coco Ruth Gordon, John and Sue Ann Frysig, Ted and Aldyene Gullikson, Jerry Johnson, Lavern Johnson, Kay Knifer, Ray Robertson, Robert Lightburn, Lyons Pharmacy, Sandra M. Plamondon, Donald Lyon, Frank and Barbara Mccurdy, Keith and Doris Meakins, Jean Morgan, Betty Ann Newby, John and Anne O’Brien, Tom and Phyllis O’Rourke, Aileen Osborn, Richard and KathRyn Ralston, Linda Ramey, Donna Reese, Reruns, The River Church, Calvin and Coleen Schilling, Nick Schneider, Erica Ellingson, John Sealander, Edwin Smith, W. Glen and Lois Spaur, Kathleen Spring, Steamboat Mountain Foods, St. Vrain Market, Berene Mcconnell-Sullivan, Judy (Morgan) Wagner, David and Sandra Waugh, The White Lion, and Marilyn Yates.
OUR THANKS TO ALL the others who donated cash in the jars around town and at the Christmas Bazaar, and the River Church for manning the jars during the Christmas parade.