MY EMAIL WAS HACKED!
Wow, last Thursday all my email addresses got a letter from me saying: “I am in England, and was rolled, have nothing but my passport, and am “freakin’ out”
Although we are complaining about the heat of the summer, we are brought to mind that our soldiers are enduring high temperatures in Iraq (Fri. 115 degrees, Sat. 117 degrees, Sun. 120 degrees, Mon. 122 degrees, Tues. 122 degrees, Wed. 121 degrees, Thurs. 120 degrees). Wow! Our thanks to our troops!
SANDSTONE SUMMER CONCERT this Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., at Sandstone Park will feature the Blue Canyon Boys. Big crowds have enjoyed the concert series each Thursday, sponsored by the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department. All invited. Bring chairs, blankets, food, pop, umbrellas, and kids. It is fun to watch the little ones dancing to the tunes! Next week. August 18, will feature Bonnie and the Clydes, and August 25, Romano Paoletti.
THE ECONOMIC DEV. COMMITTEE will meet this Friday, August 12, at the Lyons Valley Village Community Room (195 2nd Avenue) at 9:30 a.m. Special guest will be Joe Brown of Buxton and Co., who will present potential options for expanded economic development in the Town of Lyons. The public is invited.
THE LYONS PARKS AND RECREATION is sponsoring a special meeting for all parents wanting a splash pad for their young’ns, this Monday, August 15, at 6 p.m. in the Lyons Community Room at Town Hall. The Parks and Recreation Commission has designated the site (with board approval) directly west of the Sandstone Fountain. They are getting prices, and hope to meet the three-week deadline to send for a Mini Grant to GOCO, which, if chosen, can be awarded up to $45,000.
The “Splash” group will help raise the matching funds, and are asking for help on the grant, letters of support, etc. Sounds exciting. If you are interested you are urged to attend the meeting and help make this possible!! Public invited.
“PARKING ON MAIN STREET” session will be held by the Lyons Town Board, this Monday, August 15, starting at 7 p.m. Main Street businesses and residents are invited to attend and express your concerns. The Town Board listened to the concerns about two-hour parking limits, which would open up parking, but others say it is still too short of time, and their customers have been getting parking tickets.
BOHN PARK PARKING FEES will begin this weekend, implementing a $5 per vehicle parking fee for all vehicles that wish to park in the Bohn Park parking lot on weekends and holidays. The parking fee will be enforced through October 1.
Residents of Lyons will not be charged as long as they utilize their resident parking pass – one free pass per household, second pass costs $25, third pass will be $45.
THE AUGUST BIRTHDAYS WERE CELEBRATED at the Walt Self Senior Center last Friday for: Lisa Lamoge - Aug 12, Rich Wallace - Aug 15, Anne Marie Brown and Karen Ryan - Aug 19, Lorraine Self - Aug 28, Dale Saylors - Aug 30, and Mary Lou Wallace - Aug. 31. A birthday cake and songs by Vance French were enjoyed by all.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE this Saturday, August 13, features popular callers, Deborah-Carroll and Jon Jones of Arlington, Texas. Considered by many to be one of the “best” square dance callers, a great time is in store for all. All square dancers are urged to attend. Rounds with Ed Glenn of Louisville start at 7:30 p.m. and Squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m., held at the Lyons Elementary School gym, at 4th Avenue and Stickney. Spectators are also invited to stop in and enjoy. A good crowd enjoyed dancing to Kim Hohnholdt of Firestone and Arlan Sample, last Saturday; with visitors from Belgium, Ventura, CA; Spokane, WA; Cheyenne, WY; and Mulvane, KS; and dancers from sixteen Colorado towns. The Merry Mixers of Greeley served as hosts.
SCHOOL STARTS AUGUST 18
Area teachers, staff, cooks, and etc., are all getting prepared for school opening next Thursday. Vacations are over, those long hot days will now be spent in school. Hope you all had a good summer.
THE CLASS OF 1971 will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a class reunion over Labor Day, starting at the Oskar Blues Barn, 303 Main Street, on Saturday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $l5 per person. All students, teachers, staff, and parents of the class of 1971 are welcome. For more information and RSVP contact Donna (Harkalis) Johnson (720) 938-3706, or (303) 772-8434.
On Sunday, Sept. 4, they will visit the Lyons Redstone Museum, where they attended their grade school years in the old school, and take a picture with their graduation picture! Greeters for the evening are: Dora Babcock, George Sittner, Donna Johnson, and with Maxine Harkalis taking lots of pictures. Addresses for Frank Beeman and Toni Crane are needed.
THANKS TO OSKAR BLUES from The Golden Gang for the delicious BBQ lunch last Wednesday. Dale has been furnishing a monthly lunch to the seniors for the past several years, which are much appreciated. Twenty of us enjoyed the lunch.
THANKS TO MEALS ON WHEELS
We want to thank the volunteers who drive to Longmont five days a week to bring the Meals On Wheels to the senior center as well as others: Wayne Werner, Bill Martin, Kahlie Pinello, Lori Matthews, Glenda Peck, and Ariel Flood. If interested in having a meal delivered to you call Mary Lou at (303) 823-6386. The cost is $2.75 a day.
GET WELL WISHES GO TO ANNE MARIE BROWN, who suffered an automobile accident last Saturday evening, as she returned from babysitting her grandchild in Broomfield. She suffered a broken arm, cuts and bruises. She is presently in the Longmont United Hospital. We wish her get well wishes.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The Lyons High School Community BBQ by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will be held on Friday, August 26, in conjunction with the first home Lyons varsity football game. The serving line opens at 4 p.m., and closes at 7, just in time for the kickoff. The event is funded through donations from local individuals and businesses, with all proceeds going directly back into the Lyons High School athletic programs. Your help is needed to keep it going. Members of the Sheriff’s Office and the Lyons community volunteer all the labor involved. Donations can be mailed to Boulder County Sheriff’s office, 5600 Flatirons Parkway, Boulder, CO 80301, or Box 49, Lyons, CO. Contact Deputy Brit Fell , SRO at Lyons High, or Sgt. Kevin parker at the Lyons Substation. The BBQ usually serves around 1200 to1500 people a scrumptious meal. The public is invited.
A HUNTER EDUCATION COURSE will be offered by the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department and the State of Colorado Division of Wildlife from September 12 through 17, at the Walt Self Senior Housing Community Building. Classes will run from 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, September 12; Wednesday the 14; Friday the 16, with class ending Sept. 17, with a closing session from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m. Registration is being held from 7:30 a.m., to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Lyons Parks & Rec. Dept. or call (303) 823-8250 and leave a message. Call Michael Hora, the program instructor, at (303) 747-2827 to answer questions. A minimum of 15 participants are needed . The cost is $10. Please do not bring any firearms to the program.
WOMAN’S BIKE RACE
“Venus de Miles” will be held on Sunday, August 28. It will go through Lyons. They are offering a 100-mile ride, a 67-mile ride, a 51-mile ride, or a 33-mile jaunt through the scenic countryside. Riders will be traveling through Lyons as early as 9:15 a.m., and as late as 3 p.m.., with a stop at Lyons Elementary, where they will be provided with food and drinks for the riders. For questions call (303) 522-6964 or (303) 460-1745.
We were surely disappointed as to not receiving a grant from the State Historical Fund to complete the Exterior Rehabilitation of the Lyons Redstone Museum. We will try again, and again, and continue to collect donations for the matching funds that will be needed. Send tax-exempt donations to: Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, Co. 80540), and we’ll keep trying!
Visiting Bonnie Richards and Sam Miller last week were her school chum Pat, and hubsand Jerry Noonon, from Manhattan, New York. They attended the summer concert, visited the museum, and all sites around Lyons and the area, having a great time.
Nearly 200 neighbors and friends of the Moll/Gould family enjoyed a picnic at the Gould Farmstead along Foothills Highway last Saturday to celebrate the farm’s 130th birthday (1881-2011). The farm is owned by the three children of Frank (who was ditch rider for the Left Hand Ditch Company for many years), and Thelma ((DeWalt) Gould. They are: Judy/Ronnie Dayhoff of Boulder, Jerome/Sheryl who live on the farm, and Nancy/Larry Nolte of Blue Rapids, Kansas. Three grandchildren, Heather - class of 1985; Chad - 1987, and Ann Shobe - 1989, all graduated from Lyons High School. Gary Gerndt, former Lyons Elementary School Custodian, now of Berthoud, says “Hi” to all. He is 96 years young.
Gary and Nell Coffey of North St. Vrain entertained the Ghost Town Club of Colorado at a picnic and meeting last Saturday. This club meets monthly and travels to various ghost town and historic sites throughout the area. They have helped on the restoration of the Blue Bird Mine and other decaying sites.
MELVIN SHUBERT: We express our sympathy at the death of Mel Shubert, Jr., husband of Jackie (Smith), and father to Barbara, grandfather to Rachel and Hannah. Mel operated the Shubert Amusement Rides for the Lyons Good Old Days, and various Colorado towns for over 30 years. First, he just had pony rides. He then extended to other rides, large and small, and in 2008 he sold some of his larger rides. As the years went by, a spot for the larger rides in Lyons dwindled upon building the Post Office and the Walt Self Senior Center. We give a tribute to Mel and Jackie for the fun he provided the many children in Lyons and throughout the state. His funeral service was held last Thursday, Aug 4, at LifeBridge Christian Church with Rev. Mickey Lohr of The River Church in Lyons, and Pastor Dale Smith, his brother-in-law of Wheatland, Wyoming, officiating. Burial was at the Foothills Garden of Memories. Contributions may be made to: Melvin Shubert Memorial Fund, c/o Howe Mortuary, 439 Coffman St., Longmont, CO.
BETTY (TOTTEN) FITJE: A graveside memorial service was held for Betty (Totten) Schell/Fitje, age 90, formerly of Lyons, at the Mountain View Cemetery last Sunday. Betty passed away in April. She was the daughter of Elsie Totten who homesteaded the 160 acres North of the Montgomery School in 1926; Betty attended grade school at Montgomery School and then graduated from Lyons in 1942. She worked in the Lyons cafeteria with Ada Peila, when it was started in the basement of the old high school, and was cook at the Boulder Community Hospital for 22 years. She married Pete Schell and had four children. She later married Milt Fittje and they spent their winters in Arizona. After his death, she moved back to Longmont. She is survived by her son: Robert J. Hauck of McKay, Idaho, five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Betty was buried beside her first husband, Robert J. Hauck, who died during WW II serving the Air Force in 1944. We express our sympathy.
DORENA BELG NORTON of Loveland, passed away July 28. She was born in Dayton, Ohio, and came to the Raymond area to operate the Tall Pines Lodge. Her children: Patricia, Debra, and Dan all graduated from Lyons High School. A memorial was held at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 7. We express our sympathy.
MABEL IRENE (SPAUR) GAINES of Boulder, passed away on July 31, at the age of 94 years,
She was born Feb. 3, 1917, and was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Paul Andrew Gaines. She is survived by her son Charles Rodgers of Boulder, and daughter Shirley Bailey of Firestone, five grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. She is also survived by her older sister, Louise Teegarden of Longmont, and a brother, Glen Spaur of Denver. She was a faithful member of the North Broadway Church of Nazarene. Funeral services were held on Monday, at Christ Mortuary Funeral Service with internment at Green Mountain Cemetery. To leave condolences go to www.cristmortuary.com.