The RockyGrass Festival was declared a great success, with a big crowd, 3,500 plus. Lots of good music, tubing, swimming, eating, etc. I will say that most of the festival-goers tried to obey the “No Festival Parking” signs around town, and in front of residences. Thank you for that.
I think Craig tries to convey the message to these folks that they can park in Bohn Park, but they want to get as close as possible. All the townspeople ask is that they park where they are supposed to; Bohn Park, to relieve the conjestsion.
GRASSROOTS ST. VRAIN reports that the St. Vrain area collected 6,000 signatures, to go with 136,000 other signatures gathered from across Colorado and delivered to the Secretary of State. At press time, Senator Rollie Heath, who endorsed the Bright Colorado, Citizens Initiative 25, proposing a few cents go toward the education of our youth, stated it should be on the ballot in November. For more information visit www.brightcolorado.com.
Farewell to Diane Dandeneau, who is leaving for her, “What Would You Do if You Knew You Were God?” tour. A send-off concert and art reception was held for Diane at the Lyons Fork on Wednesday evening. Diane is a Spiritual Life Coach, environmental activist, and now singer/songwriter with her first CD. Good luck, Diane.
SANDSTONE CONCERT SERIES continues this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park, featuring The Jaspers. Next Thursday features the Blue Canyon Boys. Come and enjoy.
RED ROCK RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE features Arlin Sample, cuer, and Kim Hohnholt, caller, this Saturday, August 6. Rounds at 7:30 p.m., and Squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m.
A good crowd enjoyed square dancing to Scott Bennett, caller and Ed Glenn, cuer, last Saturday with out-of-state visitors from: Lincoln, NE; Spokane,WA.; Sun Lakes, AZ; LaGrange, TX.; Ventura, CA.; and from 15 Colorado towns. The Columbiners Club of Boulder were the hosts.
THE LYONS ECONOMIC DEV. COMMISSION will meet this Friday, at 9:30 a.m., above The Barking Dog. The group is interested in the Commercial Eastern Corridor for Economic Development, marketing the amenities of the Lyons area, parking issues in downtown Lyons, and marketing the Lyons area. A joint meeting with the EDC, PCDC, Lyons Chamber of Commerce, is planned in September.
THE LYONS PARKS & REC. COMMISSION will meet this Monday, August 8, at the Lyons Community Room, at 6 p.m. On the agenda is: approval of May and June minutes, status of the paid parking in Bohn Park, a presentation and discussion from Gravity Play Sports Group ON re: Oct. 2011 Adventure Race 5K in Lyons, discussion of a GOCO grant, and the Lyons Duck Race (whether to hold it or not, scheduled for September 17).
LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS 2011 Grants are due by September 8, 2011, and available to all Lyons’ non-profits, with a 50l 3(c) status. Visit website www.lyonscf.org.
Everyone should visit the website of Colorado Preservation Fund-2011; and look under page 3 for a magnificent article on “Supporting History Preservation, Lyons, Colorado, 2010 to 2011” Thanks to Kathleen Spring, journalist.
THE CLASS OF 1971 is holding their 30th class reunion over the Labor Day weekend with a dinner at Oskar Blues from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 3, and a trip to the Lyons Redstone Museum, on Sunday, Sept 4, to take a picture of their class. Then and Now! Donna (Harkalsi) Johnson is in charge of arrangements.
GRANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED by the state historical fund this week and both the completion of the Lyons Redstone Museum and the Dunkard Church by the Hygiene Cemetary Association were “NOT FUNDED.”
However, the Hannah Barker house by Historic Boulder and the Cardinal Mine by Boulder County were funded. Our loss, their gain.
We hope we will be notified as to why? We will keep trying; however, since money is being taken for the State Capitol Dome, it may be some years before they will be taking grant applications again!
LYONS LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT
We hear that the Lions Club Golf tournament last Monday, was better then ever, with more entries and more sponsors. All had a great time, and the Lions were able to raise some dollars for their worthy ventures.
MEALS ON WHEELS
For only $2.75 a day, shut-ins and senior citizens can purchase a great meal delivered to their door by a Lyons’ volunteer, Monday through Friday. A good balanced meal, and most times it is still warm. If you have to buy your groceries and cook your own meals, it is well worth it. Call Marilou at (303) 823-6396 to register.
The Meals are cooked at the Longmont Senior Center, with volunteers delivering them between 11 a.m. and noon. Lyons meals also go to the Walt Self Senior Center.
Hmmmmm good! This week we received: crab salad and stuffed tomatoes, pot roast, chicken with a creamy Marsala sauce, tamales with enchilada sauce, and sausage and eggs. I recommend them!
KIDS HISTORY PROGRAM was held in the mornings last week at the Lyons Redstone Museum, with Kathleen Spring, Instructor. They all learned a lot about the Town and its history, made a scrapbook, took their parents on a tour, and had an enjoyable time. Thanks to the Lyons Community Foundation, the museum, and, of course, Kathleen.
THANKS TIMES CALL – DAY & NIGHT SECTION
It is great that the Stereo Views of Lyons, Colorado, early 1900’s, and the D. W. King display (Lyons’ Birdman) were featured in the Day and Night Section. This will enable more folks to know about the unique displays and pay a visit to the Lyons Redstone Museum, 340 High Street, open daily through Sunday, October 4.
Hours are: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Stop by.
EVOLUTION OF BOULDER COUNTY AS A GOVERNMENT
Stop by the Lyons Redstone Museum to participate in the County’s Passport to its 24 Historical, cultural, and science museums.
Here you will obtain a Museum Guide; and can visit as many as museums as you wish through October 31, to participate in a special raffle, which will be held on Nov. 1, the County’s Sesquicentennial Day (you do not need to be present to win).
Boulder County was included within the jurisdictional boundaries of a succession of territories: Louisiana, 1803-1819; Missouri, 1819-1854; Nebraska and Kansas, 1854-1861; and Colorado, 1861 until statehood. Baseline Road is on the 40th parallel, which separated the Nebraska and Kansas Territories and forms the boundary between the two states today.
THE QUARRY GALS recently performed at the Concert-in-the-Park, as well as at the Schlagel Picnic (Pam Maestas’ family). They consist of: Cherrie Ramsdell-Speich, Baiba Lennard, CarmelRoss, Evelyn Leistiko, Marilyn Penn, Nancy Thorwardson, Cindy Moffitt, and Pam Maestas. They have lots of good tunes. Be sure to hear them.
Go-Co Fund is derived from the sale of lottery tickets, which had $50l.2 millon in total sales in 2010, so when you buy a lottery ticket, it does to a lot of good.
Lyons has been granted Go-Co funds for the South St. Vrain Trail, the new shelter in Meadow Park, the shelter in Bohn Park, the Bohn Park Master Plan, to name a few. We are making plans to apply for another grant soon.
We note that David Allen Pane and Sandra Kay Priest of Lyons, were married on June 4. Our Congratulations!
We express our sympathy at the death of Derena (Bedwell) Belg Norton, last Thursday, July 28 at the Berthoud Living Center. She was 83 years old. She was born Dec. 3, 1927 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Charles M. and Lola Bedwell. She graduated from Wilbur Wright High School in 1947. She married Harold F. Belg on August 1, 1947, in Dayton. They owned and operated the Tall Pine Lodge in Raymond, Colorado, for 13 years. They moved to Longmont from Estes Park in 1979. Harold preceded her in death in 1990. She later married Stanley O. Norton in 1994, and he preceded her in death in 2010. She enjoyed reading, gardening, artwork, and traveling, and cherished her family and friends.
Dorena is survived by her son, Daniel P. Belg (Sandra) of Cheyenne, two daughters, Patricia A. Adams (Richard), and Debra E. Stone (Douglas) of Berthoud, a brother, two sisters, and ten grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepchildren, 6 step grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A Memoral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., at the Ahlberg Funernal Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Halcyon Hospice, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the Berthoud Living Center TV Fund, and can be mailed to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel.