Wow! Lyons certainly got its taste of what happens when there is a catastrophe. Something new to most of us! The hail last Friday night is said to have ruined about 80% of the roofs in town, nearly 650 homes. At 6 a.m., Saturday morning, the town was full of roofing contractors. The insurance companies have their own repairmen who do the work for the amount the adjuster states, plus your deductible. Then another roofing company comes by “So and so isn’t any good, you should use me.” Now the confusion! Which one do you use? Of course we want the best job done. I guess this is a
common occurrence, where they swarm each community, new to us, but that is the business. Be on call for the next hailstorm or whatever!
Advice from Victoria, Town Administrator, states: “The Town does not promote any one roof company, nor do we allow door-to-door solicitation for this type of business. If a building has damage, we recommend that you report it to your insurance company who will send out a representative and determine if there is a claim. Then they will have guidelines of who you should use.”
JULY 4 was a busy day in Lyons with the parks full and streets lined with tubers and kayakers; were others eating, enjoying the parks, picnicking at home, etc. Most went some place to enjoy the fireworks like Longmont, Boulder, or Estes Park. Erie had theirs the night before. I attended a July 4 square dance in Laramie, Wyoming, and enjoyed their fireworks. A great time to show our love and appreciation for America.
BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR LORI VASQUEZ will be held at The Daniels’ home, 1009 Steamboat Valley Road, on Sunday, July 21, from 3 to 6 p.m., and ALL ARE INVITED. Lori has been battling pancreatic cancer since December, and this is an effort to help Lori, Jesse, and family offset the burden of expenses. There will be vendors, raffles, and a bake sale. Some of the vendors are Thirty-one (purses), Cardinal Prints, Origami Owl (necklaces), Mary Kay, Sara Isabel Photography, It Works, United Country Real Estate, and more. A share of the sales will go to the fund. Call Jenna (Daniels) Dunn at (303) 437-5156, if you would like to donate to the silent auction. Lori is the daughter of Warren and Ruth Dawson; the sister of Rita Williams, and Carla Morton, and the mother of Audra, Christina, and Jessica. Yes, when sickness comes, there is so little one can do, but we can all help on the burden of expense.
A bank account has been taken out for those that would like to send a donation..send to: Lori Vasquez Fund, c\o Bank of the West, Box 5170, Lyons, Co. 80540
OLD-TIME MUSIC FESTIVAL
This weekend is the CROMA (Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association festival, at the Parrish Ranch, June 11 to 14.
Here you can camp, eat, dance, sleep, go to workshops, and play music. Register at www.the CROMA.org.
FRIDAY, JULY 12, the documentary, “The Vanishing of the Bees” will be held at 7:30 p.m., at Stonebridge Farm, 5169 Ute Highway. Learn what is happening to the bees, which are needed by the entire world for the pollination plants and food, and what we can do to help the cause. The program is sponsored by the Lyons Ecology Board. Plan to attend.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS Saturday night square dance enjoyed dancing to Tom Roper of Omaha, IL, and Barb Haines of Sun City, AZ, with out-of-state visitors from: Cheyenne, Spokane, Rapid City, East Moline, IL, and Jacksonville, as well as nineteen area towns. Thanks to the Red Rock Ramblers who served as the hosts. This Saturday, July 13, is the popular caller Mike Sikorsky from Mesa AZ, and Arlin Sample, cuer, of Greeley. Spectators are welcome to drop in and watch.
TUESDAY, JULY 16, is the July Chamber Social at the Stone Mountain Lodge, with co-hosts Oskar Blues and the Lyons Historical Society. Monique Sawyer-Lang will speak about the Lyons Community Foundation as the business of the month. Plan to attend.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, the Library District Committee will hold a “Brainstorming with the Public” at 5:30 p.m., at Mayama Movement Studio (the old Oddfellows Hall). All welcome.
SOLO ART SHOW by Amy Mathews held its opening reception last Saturday, July 6, at the Fork Restaurant. The show will be up through September. Stop by the Fork and enjoy.
CLASSES\WORKSHOPS OFFERED: Ye all come! Marissa and Dave have gone to a lot of work to line-up these various classes. Please participate so they don’t have to be cancelled.
Dog Obedience Classes - July 16, (three week class)
Two casino trips - July 17, and August 21
Community Resource Day – July 23
Sticky Fingers Cooking Classes for K-5th Grade - July 18, and 25
Botanic Gardens, September 12
Parenting Series – September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10
Fall Prevention for Seniors - September 18
Ballet – October 13
JULY 15 TO 19, Jump Bunch Sports & Fitness Camp. One session for 3 to 6 year olds from 9 to 10 a.m. ($60), and another for 7 to 12 year olds, from 10 a.m. to noon ($85). Bring a change of clothes, snack, and a water bottle, and wear sneakers. Call (303) 823-8250 to register.
SATURDAY, JULY 20, art show at The Corner Studios, 318 Main Street, featuring Ana Maria Botero and Jan Gustafson, from 5 to 9 p.m. Stop by.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, the bi-weekly history talks by LaVern Johnson, are being held at 1 p.m., every other Wednesday. Here you can ask questions about Lyons unique history. We can relax while telling you about the town you have chosen to live in. Interesting. Come one and all. Plan to attend.
Call (303) 823-5271, if you are coming, and if you have a special topic you’d like to discuss.
LYONS HISTORY CAMP DEADLINE is Friday, July 26. Summer History Day Camp at the museum is open to kids ages 6 to 9 years old, the cost is $50. Limited to ten campers. Camp is July 29 through August 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with director Kathleen Spring. Call (303) 823-0997 to register.
LYONS LIONS CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT is Monday, July 30, at Lake Valley Golf Course. Register now with Lon Clark at Clarks’ Hardware, or with Ken Cinnamon at (303) 823-6925. This is one of the Lions Club’s fundraisers to help them do their many charities. All invited.
FEATURED IN STATE HISTORICAL FUND GRANT STORIES is the Lyons Redstone Museum, stating that we are beginning the second and final phase of restoration, with SHF grant funds of $54,148. Things are progressing along. Our thanks.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM VISITORS this past week were: Lisa Penn Ewig of Wesel, Germany, she writes, “now owns the old bank building in Lyons;” Chloe, Brian, and Deno Miller state, “My mom was a teacher here twenty years ago.” Natalie and staff from Atkins-Noland Engineer, “Taking tests of paint and mortar for the museum grant;” Dick and Chris Kraft from Salina, Kansas, great-grandson of Dr. Wm Kincaid, son of Jean Comstock Hejl of Rangley, and grandson of the Comstock’s; Carol Hewitt, daughter of Grace (Weese) Harbin, daughter Jody Rogers, and family of Wichita, Kansas, who had a great time visiting her aunt Ethel and several Weese cousins, and talking old-times; Erica Esham of Cincinnati; and P. McGuffy of Colorado Springs, who says she is the granddaughter of Shirley McG? As well as visitors from Anniston, AL; Tijoras, NM; Bellingham, WA; Branson, MO; Ft Valle, CA; Forsyth, MO; Malahein, FL; Chattanooga, TN; Ash Grove, VT; Japan; and many area towns. It always makes one feel good when strangers visit our museum and say, “Amazing, loved the museum, liked the black and white photos, beautiful, liked the way the photos are arranged, and like the main floor, too.” Yes, it makes it worth all the thirty-eight years after saving the old schoolhouse for a museum! Thanks. The museum is open daily through Sept. 29. Stop by!
GOOD OLD DAYS
We note that Jackie Shubert was operating some of the carnival games. She is the widow of Mel, who brought their carnival rides to Lyons over twenty-five years ago. She donated a red tee shirt to the museum in Mel’s honor. Mel has a soft spot in our hearts. He was hard working, always pleasant and accommodating, and would give the kids wristbands for the rides. It was years of hard work for our enjoyment. Mel died four years ago from cancer, and is sadly missed.
SHARON LOUISE (DAVIES) PALMER - We are saddened to report the sudden death of Sharon Louise Palmer, age 68, of Longmont on June 17. She lost a four-year battle with a rare form of cancer. She was born in March, 1945 in Longmont, the daughter of Ernest and Virginia (Brodie) Davies. She attended school in the Altona area and graduated from Longmont High School. She worked for U. S. West in Denver, as well as New Jersey, Cheyenne, and Kansas City. Sharon retired in Longmont. She married Michael Palmer in 2005. She is preceded in death by her father, Ernest Davies, and is survived by her mother, Virginia Davies, brothers, Chuck (Joyce) Davies of Loveland, Don (Carol) Davies of Longmont, and her husband, Michael, as well as several nieces, one nephew, one aunt and uncle (Francis and Peggy [Brodie] Brackett), and several cousins. There will be no formal service, but a family gathering is planned at a later date. Cremation was held at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Contributions can be made to the Longmont Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences.
The service for ANNE (STENGEL) SHERWOOD, age 88, was held at the Louisville Methodist Church, with Reverend Dave Christensen officiating, and her grandchildren: Paige and Erin Sherwood and Angela and Chris Echols, gave readings relating Anne as being a cheerful and caring person who had a green thumb raising beautiful flowers, and loved to entertain, such as at the Strawberry Festivals they hosted for the Methodist Guild, while in Lyons. Anne had an infection and died suddenly of pneumonia. Memorial donations can be made to Douglas Senior Center, 340 1st Street W, Douglas, WY 82633.