WOE IS ME. I AM HACKED AGAIN! I hope you are all ignoring the fact that the hackers hacked me again! Please do dot send money, I am not in the Phillipines! When are they going to get tired of doing this! I have had email from folks that were hacked, too. Very disgusting. I have changed my password several times. Two insurances to avoid this
COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING this Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m., at the LifeBridge Church. See you there!
THANK YOU! It was a very heartening moment last Thursday evening at the public meeting when the Town Board received a standing ovation for their work on the September 2013 Flood. Thank you.
Myself, I haven’t done too much, but most of the others have spent hours and days helping out with their expertise. They could have thrown eggs at us! We are trying, but what do you do when the town we love gets torn apart with a flood; when our friends lose their lives and homes, possessions, livelihood, and are scattered from here and yon. We have to keep chugging away.
I like the sign as you go down Highway 66 that says “Hang In There”, and another that says “Thank You.”
It was truly heart rendering to go to Planet Bluegrass with Amy Webb of the Historic Society’s “Saving Historic Places” to see Craig and helper KC Grove hanging up pictures of his kids, etc. The beautiful green grass that was there is now a bar of sand, the house and blacksmith shop still standing but wet, some buildings torn down, but the stage is saved. We hear that his kids and their mother, Sally Truitt, were standing on the hill yelling for him to bring the dogs as he left, and the next day Craig rode a raft down, endangering his life, to get them!
The River Church is in bad shape, and they just purchased it from Ken and Diane Forsberg. It is such a lovely place. They are meeting at a home in Longmont. God bless them all!
THE GOLDEN GANG AND THE SENIORS are getting together about once a week, glad to see each other, and happy to be alive! Dan Ballard rescued several at the trailer court and housed them for several days. Others were transported to the evacuation center. They have gathered at the Longmont Senior Center, Oskar Blues Silo, Aunt Alice’s, and are to eat at the Longmont Senior Center again next Tuesday at noon. Thanks to all! Call Sandy
Well, we found Dr. Joe, who is staying at a hotel in Westminster; he is making daily trips to scoop out his place on Park Street and hopes to start his practice soon. His son, Joshua, is having a benefit for him, trying to raise $5000, to help him recover. The $30,000 X-Ray machine he purchased to save his Lyons patients trips to Longmont is ruined. Send to Box 181, Lyons, CO, or www.youcaring.com.
Scott Kelly opened his Gateway Auto Wednesday. People have been asking about him. He lost everything. I think his house is still there but not sure! Other businesses are opening up. Stop by, they need your business.
FEMA AND THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION opened up in Lyons at the Lyons Elementary School gym. It will be handy to stop by when we move back home.
FEMA FUNDING passed the House in Congress last week with 247 For, and 164 Against. The bill passed for continued appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency for fiscal year 2014. Colorado’s Representatives who voted yes were: Polis, Gardner, Lamborn, Coffman, Perlmutter, those not voting DeGette and Tipton.
People have been wondering where our pal, Geneva Thomas and her little dog, Mickey, are. She and father, Ray, Sr, and Mickey went to Vernon, Texas, where Alice (Ray’s wife) is. Hi Geneva, we miss you! Water was lapping at the back steps of the Thomas residence on 3rd and Park when they went to bed, and at 2:30 a.m., they waded out and drove to Lonny and Trudy Clark’s on upper 5th Avenue. Their home, known as the Christmas House, is a terrible mess, where the family spent weeks decorating it for all to enjoy. No doubt all the decorations are ruined. Brother Ray and Bea are assessing the damage and may look into a modular home.
Also, Kathleen Spring and daughter Anya are still looking for a apartment, etc., but are at the Best Western Hotel financed by FEMA, as is Sharan and Richard Jones, and others. Kathleen and Anya were helicoptered out of their home in Pinewood Springs and haven’t been able to go back. She came from Michigan to live in the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. No one told her about big rains and damage!
Donna Boone The Hair Company, is in Ft. Collins with her sister. She will be coming back.. Call 970-402-3268. Donna Johnson, daughter of Maxine Harkalis, invites all ladies for a beauty treatment/hair-do to her shop at Station 336, at the 336 Coffman Salon (two doors down from the Elks Lodge in Longmont), where she donates the fee to the town, Box 150, Lyons, 720-938-3706.. A great offer, Donna! Thank you.
Thanks to the St. Vrain Flood Recovery who raised the grant from $5,000 to $15,000
For the Lyons Depot-Library’s Recovery. The Library is at the temporary Town Hall, where they are taking in books and dispersing those on hand. The Library suffered about eight to ten inches of water, a lot of wet books, flooring, carpets, etc were destroyed. The Town’s insurance is helping (removed the books, the wet items, and will rebuild structures of the town: town hall, library, and we hope the Meadow Park picnic shelter house, etc. FEMA has a historic specialist, and with the help of Amy Webb of “Saving Historic Places,” and the State Historic Fund, help should come. It is critical that what is left of the shelter be moved out of the spring runoff area. We are reminded that real work on Parks and Trails is number seven, the last on the line on the FEMA list, and rightfully so.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
RUBICON (801) 577-7658
DR MATTHEW BRETT (303) 678-4870, is now at 2030 Mountain View Ave. Suite 360, in Longmont.
NetworkForGood Lyons Community Fund, www.lyonscf.org - Send donations!
Re-Runs in Lyons is open; Recovery Center at Twin Peaks Mall – brought by the Strasburg Softball Team, Our-Center, or call Jen LaFollette and Jan Culver have clothes
CANNED FOOD AND CLEANING SUPPLIES – Twin Peaks Recovery Center, brought by various agencies. GO, TAKE WHAT YOU NEED, FREE
COMPUTER HELP – (303) 823-5525, ask for Lee Hall.
DOG TRAINING – (720) 310-5515
GEORGE’S TOWING (303) 823-6770
HOUSING (for one person, small apartment in county) (303) 772-6605
HOUSING HELPERS (303) 545-6000, 2865 Baseline Road, Boulder
KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORE recognizing volunteer hours will donate additional corporate grants to non-profit organizations supported by Kohl’s
LYONS RECORDER PAPERS ARE NEEDED FOR SEPT. 19. Joseph gave them all away, not keeping any for himself or the Redstone Museum. Leave at the Recorder Office in Lyons (above Steamboat Mountain Natural Foods on High Street). Thanks.
LOVELAND DONATION CENTER, 815 14th St., SW, Loveland, 80537 (Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sat-Sun 1 to 7 p.m.) Stop by.
DONATE TO THE OSKAR BLUES Flood Relief Fund, 1500 Pike Road, Longmont, CO. 80501, Oskars donates $1.00 for every beer purchased through Oct. 13.
PUMP out your basement, (303) 704-6293
PHONE: (to cancel phone service) call 1-888 968-9888 Ext 130; Cancel calls and get 6 mos. Free internet
SAMARITAN’S PURSE: (303) 301-997; (303) 476-0952 (help remove debris, clean up of flooded homes, sanitize spray for mold). FREE service provided to homeowners who have little or no insurance. Requests are handled on a first come first serve basis depending on need and volunteer availability. A Christian organization providing aid to hurting people around the world, since 1970, helping victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine sharing God’s love through his Son, Jesus Christ.
WATER TESTED: (303) 413-7426 at 5605 N 63RD. Longmont, CO.
FEMA: “KEEP CALLING FEMA” 1-800- 621-3362: It seems it takes several calls with your ID # to get rent assistance from FEMA. They first ask: Did you have any damage? You say “No.” Do you have a car? “Yes.” Then you get a letter that you don’t qualify because you had no damage. But you say: “I am impacted; I have rent to pay, I can’t go home.” They inspect your home; you sign; they have hotel assistance, with money going to the hotel. You can sign an appeal. No results yet! Keep trying they say. It may take four calls. All Lyons people that had to leave town were impacted, but they don’t have the right questions? If you have received same, please advise us so we will know what to do!
THE SCFD (Scientific Cultural District) will distribute their annual grant funds to over 160 small non-profits next Tuesday, at the Dairy Arts Building in Boulder, at 5:30 p.m. The Lyons Historical Society will benefit for Museum operations. A great help! Re-authorization by the public will be in 2016, and we are starting to crusade for this worthwhile funding entity.
LYONS SCHOOLS: Debbie Lammers, Board member for the St. Vrain School District visited the Lyons Town Board meeting Monday night, and stated they were happy they could accommodate our Lyons children (all in one school, the old Longmont High School on Main Street; with same classes and same teachers), as well as giving the Elementary School Library for the temporary Town Hall, and now the Elementary School gym for FEMA, Small Business Administration, and other agencies. WE SAY “THANK YOU, THANK YOU SCHOOL DISTRICT!
FLOOD TRAUMA: We want to record your traumatic story of the 2013 Lyons Flood. Write it down, no doubt it is fresh on your mind. We hope someone will write a book (with the many pictures) that we can all buy for “history’s sake”. Send to Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, CO. 80540. Send picture to: Lyons History Video, Box 254, Lyons, CO. 80540
Celebrating Lyons, One Brick at a Time!
A celebration of music, community, and Lyons spirit. Saturday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church (1421 Spruce, Boulder). Suggested donation of $10 to $20 for all non-Lyons residents. Children welcome! Join us in a special benefit concert featuring Lyons’ own musicians: The Songbirds, The Granias, Junior Burke, and Sounds of Lyons musicians. All benefit from One Brick at a Time go directly towards Lyons Community Foundation in the efforts of funding rebuilding of destroyed affordable housing, one brick at a time.
Though the task of rebuilding Lyons seems daunting, music has always been central to our community spirit and is therefore an idea place to start. The Celebrating Lyons, One Brick at a Time will be a place for all to come together to share the sorrow, loss, hope, and joy of Lyons through music, continuing to celebrate our vitality and spirits in this difficult time.
HOW AWESOME IS THIS! Kaelyn and Noah, and every student from elementary school, came home from school with brand new backpacks filled with school supplies a t-shirt, socks and stuffed animal from the Oregon Ducks football team! They also received a water bottle from the CU Buffs! WOW! What a blessing! I think the older students received gift cards
EAT AT JOE’S: 526 Main, Longmont, on Wednesdays starting October 23 to benefit Lyons folks October through December.
Colorado 211 has also developed a comprehensive resource guide for people affected by the recent floods. The Boulder Resource Guide can be accessed by clicking here.
The easiest way to learn more about the range of services Colorado 211offers is to click here:
THE LONGMONT YARN SHOPPE, 454 Main Street, Longmont, invites all flood victims to select donated items to rebuilding your knitting, crochet and cross-stitch hobbies. Free yarn, hooks, and needles are available. Donations of these goods also are accepted. Go to www.longmontyard.com or call (303) 678-8242.
Karen Ryan’s sister is visiting here from Florida. Janet Freeman is staying with her niece in Wheat Ridge.
The Lyons High Band did us proud Wednesday night at the St. Vrain Band night at the Montgomery Field.
THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE for Gerald Boland is at 2 p.m., this Friday, October 11, just one month after he was caught in the torrent of water going back to find his wife Cheron! He was such a great, patient, respectful, helpful guy, it is very sad to say farewell!