Another week gone by, and a few very hot days. Time for air conditioning, which takes a lot of electricity. Dawn Weller of the Lyons Sustainability Committee tells us to get an energy audit, and make the changes to our homes that will make a difference. We should all do that! Call Jeremy Matson at (303) 823-6622, Ext 28 for more information.
Four years ago, June 19, at noon yours truly fell at the museum and broke my femur bone. Really! I never anticipated falling, but I healed well (thanks to square dancing; the doctor said I had good bones) and thankfully I am now back at full speed, except always worrying about falling again, and getting older each day! We were having final inspection on the Museum Restoration Project, with the contractor and Historic Architect walking up and down I went. Now we are doing phase two of the museum, so I hope no more falls. Yes, time does fly.
THE LYONS CHAMBER will meet tonight (Thursday, June 20) at the Courtyard by Marriott, in Longmont. Joined by the Longmont Chamber of Commerce. This will be an exciting meeting to learn how the big cities “do it.” There will be a silent auction and dunking booth to benefit the Longmont Humane Society (Lyons is part of this Humane Society, paying for animal pickup). Our thanks.
The Chamber has twenty-five more welcome bags ready for new residents, who are invited to e-mail www.lyons-colorardo.com to receive a bag at a Chamber meeting. Thanks to the various Lyons businesses: Aspen Leaf Motel, Bank of the West, Barking Dog Café, Canine Campover, Carol Conigliaro, L.Ac., Flappy's Print Shop, Gateway Auto, Gateway Architecture Studio, GearSpot, Greenwood Wildlife, Habit for Humanity, Julie Smith, L.Ac, Lyons Community Church, Lyons Dairy Bar, Lyons Dental, Lyons Elementary School, Lyons Farmette, Lyons Garden Club, Lyons Historical Society, Lyons Mane, Lyons Physical Therapy, Lyons Recorder, Lyons Veterinary Clinic, Milestone Family Clinic, Peak West PC, Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance Club, Redstone Review, RiversColorworks - Design, Rock N’ River Resort, Rocky Mountain Property, Inc, Shelter Insurance, St. Vrain Market, Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic, The Stone Cup & Kitchen, The White Lion, Town of Lyons, Valley Bank & Trust, Vintage Motors, VisAbility of Colorado, Wink Optical. Our thanks.
NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS ARE: St. Vrain Ranch - Linda K. Lannen, The Corner Studios - Valerie Combs, and Destination Lyons - Greg Berman.
RED ROCK RAMBLERS START 55TH SUMMER SEASON THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 22, at the Lyons Elementary School gym, with rounds 7:30 p.m. and squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m., with Mike Hogan, popular caller from Omaha, Nebraska. Spectators are welcome to drop in.
MUSICAL DELIGHT with Aural Elixir at The Stone Cup & Kitchen, Sunday, June 23, 11 a.m. to l p.m., presenting eclectic, lyrical, jazz-rock-folk music from New Orleans. Local favorites Enion Pelta-Tiller and Sara Hart on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., playing classical music. On Sunday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to noon, will feature Teddy Carr, the Fiddling Star.
SUMMER PROGRAMS at the Lyons Redstone Museum consist of a bi-weeky history talk of Lyons topics by LaVern Johnson, at 1 p.m., every other Wednesday starting July 10. “Ye all come and get your history questions answered.”
SUMMER HISTORY DAY CAMP by instructor Kathleen Spring on July 29 through Aug 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Subsidized by a grant from the Lyons Community Foundation. Call (303) 823-0997 to register.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM VISITORS this past week came from: New Zealand, Canada, Missouri, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, New York, Iowa, Nebraska, and Arkansas as well as many area towns. It is always exciting to have out-of-town visitors at the museum. Many have connections with Lyons; others take the time and stop by instead of whizzing through to Rocky Mountain National Park. All enjoy the visit to the old school and the history of the Lyons quarries and town. The museum is open daily, June through September, with Terri Weir (great great granddaughter of John Reese), Kathleen Spring (a transplant from Michigan interested in local history) ,and Ann Miller, writer for the Longmont Weekly. Stop by.
We wish to thank some boys and their fathers for helping to spruce up the Lyons Redstone Museum for the season, in raking the lawn and trimming the bushes. Thanks to Gareth and Brandon, boys and father Mark, and Trenton and Ethan Burton and father Mark, who are doing Communty Service as Boy Scouts.
THIS WEEK IS THE LULL BEFORE THE “LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS” – coming up next week, Friday, June 29 the event starts at 5 p.m. with Carnival, Games, Rides, Food & Beer Garden, Live Music and more; most held in Bohn Park. (see the Good Old Days Schedule in this paper)
• FRIDAY: Dance at 8 p.m., GOOD OLD DAYS WELCOME-At 9:15 p.m., with Introductions of Lyons Pioneers; the Classes of the ‘03’s; and crowning the volunteers of our many long-time important organizations as Mr\Mrs Good Old Days by the Lyons Historical Society.
• NEW EVENTS: OF THE LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS held in Bohn Park by the Multi-Use Field, are: Sat. 10-11:30 a.m.-Yellow Designs Stunt Team Clinics for Ages 6-12; 10 a.m.-9 p.m.-petting Zoo & Pony Rides; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.-Many new events at Kids Space; 1-3 p.m.- Return of the Car Show-Parking Lot of the Later Day Saints (across) the road; 11:30 a.m.-12:14 p.m .- Longmont Senior Singers; Longmont Senior Singers;
• 3 & 6 p.m. – BINGO BY THE GOLDEN GANG! $5\8 GAMES; 3 p.m.-Avid 4 Adventure Climbing Wall; 3:30 p.m. – Dedication of Sandstone Bench to Gerald Mack-Lyons Depot Library (Lyons Pioneer, dedicated volunteer to Library; 5:30-6:30-Airborne Gymnastics Performance; 9:30p.m. 7:00-8:00 p.m. – Mayama Dance Performance; 9:30 - Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance 55th Anniversary Celebration - Lyons Elementary Gym – all invited.
• OLD-TIME EVENTS YOU WILL ALL ENJOY are: Beer Garden by Lyons Chamber; Softball Tournament-by Manny Vasquez; Boy Scout Garage Sale-Sandstone Park; The Depot Library Book and Bake Sale-Friends of the Library; Kids Space by The River Church; 11:30-12:30pm-Aumni Class Reunion (a place to meet your classmates) 1:00-History Program-Lyons Redstone Museum Open House;
• SUNDAY 5k RUN; ball tournament-Championship game; Library Book Sale & Bake Sale;
• HISTORY PROGRAM AT THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM will consist of: Honoring Classes of ‘03’s; other classes; Lyons High Graduates of Pioneer Families-Susan Cinnamon, Clint Hirschfeld, MacCae Falce, Brittany King, Megan Wissman; Volunteers of longtime Lyons organizations: Lyons Oddfellows Lodge-153 years; Lyons Boy Scouts-60 years; Lyons Lions Club-55 years; Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dance Club-55 years, Lions Booster Club-54 Years, Lyons Historical Society-40 years; Lyons Girls Scouts-40 years; Lyons Depot-Library\Friends-37 years; Dam Concerned Citizens-37 years; Lyons Garden Club-30 years.
We welcome you to tell what your organization did while you were there or any interesting story.
STATE SQUARE DANCE FESTIVAL was held last weekend at the Events Center in Loveland, with 855 square dancers from all over the United States and several foreign countries enjoyed “square ‘em up” from morning to night; with workshop, clinics, exhibitions, and food. Jim and Bonnie Pardy, members of the Classic Dancers, demonstrated two times before the crowd, as did teams from Castle Rock, Denver, and the California Heritage Dancers. Two professional callers, Mike Seastrom of California and Hunter Kellar of Montana, as well as state callers and many cuers kept the dancing going. Great fun and fellowship.
We are sorry to hear that Aunt Alice’s Restaurant had a fire last week, putting Dena and Nikki Roe out of employment. It started as a grease fire at 4:30 a.m.
WATCH OUT FOR RATTLERS!
John O’Brien was taking a run/walk on Picture Rock Trail (Heil Ranch) and came upon a foot of a coiled and rattling rattler. He backed up fast and ran. Yes, we have to watch everywhere for rattle snakes, especially on the warm rocks around town, on the hills to the south of the High School named “Rattlesnake Mountain” (for a good reason), in your gardens, and all over. Keep an eye out. A snake bite is very dangerous, especially if you don’t get to a doctor within a few minutes. Also, watch your dog, where many die if bitten. BEWARE OF RATTLERS! We also have black garter snakes slithering around and, of course, the big bull snake, which is said to eat rats, mice, bugs, and is a “good” snake, if that can be said.
THIS PAST WEEKEND MinTze Wu brought the Sounds of Lyons to large and appreciative crowds for the fifth year. The audience was delighted at the wonderful music. A big thank you to all who helped. Musicians: Carmen Fantasy - Emma Shubin, Flute; Alfredo Muro, guitar; and MinTze Wu, violin; Music on the River and Music on Canvas - Sage String Trio; The Kiss - MinTze Wu, Violin; Yuchi Hsu, Piano; and Jem Moore, visual artist; and Passage - MinTze Wu, Violin; Matthew Dane, Viola; and Michael Graham, cello. A thanks to all the sponsors, and the many volunteers who brought this rendition to Lyons.
SMOKIN’ GUNS MOTORCYCLE CLUB, over two hundred strong stopped at the Lyons Redstone Museum last Saturday morning for a break, coming from Denver, going up Route 70 to Route 72 to Nederland, across the Peak to Peak Highway, and down Route 7, they earned a rest. They were collecting pledges for scholarships for students interested in criminal law courses. A very worthy cause; if you would like to pledge call Brad Roberts (720) 334-2438.
LYONS LIONS CLUB to host their 19th annual golf tournament on Monday, July 29, at the Lake Valley Country Club Golf Course off Highway 36 between Lyons and Boulder.
Lake Valley, a private club, offers 18 holes of championship golf. The Scramble (best ball) Tournament, which tees off at 7:30 a.m., offers great prizes, favor bags, hats, trophies, a country club luncheon, individual hole contests, free practice balls, Bronco Cheerleaders, and a great day of fun and golf. Space is limited to 32 teams, but you may sign up with less than four individuals and be placed with other golfers. Men’s Women’s and Mixed teams are invited to participate.
MARRIAGE: Billy Allen McVeigh and Barbara Dell Matthews married on May 9. Congratulations.
TRACK AND FIELD ALL-REGION MEMBERS FROM LYONS are: Ryan Boucher, Sr. (400 dash) After setting a new 2A 400-meter state record, the Lyons senior won the 200 and 400 state titles and helped lead the Lions boys to their third straight team title; Matt Radich, Sr. (110 hurdles) Defending his sprint hurdling title, Radich had the winning time of 14.91 at the 2A state meet; Justin Boldt, Sr. (300 hurdles) A huge point-scorer for the state-champion Lions. Boldt ran 39.69 to take first in the 300 hurdles. He won the 2A long jump state title; (1600 relay team) Zach Tucker, Sr., Paul Roberts, Fr., Justin Boldt, Sr., and Ryan Boucher, Sr. Combining three seniors and a freshman the Lions 1600-meter relay won the 2A State Title in 3 minutes, 26.59 seconds; Coach of the Year, Mark Roberts. At the helm for the Lions, he guided the boys’ team to its third straight Class 2A state team title. Honorable Mention Zach Christianson, Sr., James Hinker, Sr., Marcel Such, Jr., Kelten Tschanz, Sr. Our congratulations!
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD ALL-REGION MEMBERS FROM LYONS are: Nola Basey Sr. (triple jump) Not only did Basey defend her 2A title in high jump, she also jumped 37 feet 1\2 inch to win the triple jump title and 17.07 1/2 to win the long jump in 2013. She also won the Boulder County championships in all three events. Honorable Mention: Jenna Anderson Sr., Austen Funkhouser, Sr., Brittany King, Sr., Olivia Raspotnik, Sr., and Miriam Roberts, Jr.