ANOTHER WEEK GONE BY, and it is cooler. That rain helped! Fall is right around the corner. School starts next Wednesday, August 18. Where did the summer go?
We compliment the Lyons Garden Club and all others who helped with the beautiful flowers around Lyons. I am sure all the visitors stopping or passing through town have noticed and appreciated them.
VISITORS’ CENTER is scheduled to close Labor Day, and still needs volunteers or money to keep open. The Center should be open at least on weekends through September and October, since so many folks go to the Rocky Mountain National Park to see the foliage and elk. We ask you to help keep the visitors informed as to what is in Lyons. Send donations to Town of Lyons-Visitors’ Center, Box 49, Lyons. If you can donate some time, contact Dave Cosgrove, Parks & Rec. Director at 303-823-8250
CONCERT-IN-THE-PARK will be held this Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. in Sandstone Park with Blue Canyon Boys. Bring supper, chairs, blankets, and enjoy.
Rue will play August 19, Blue Mountain Ranchhands on August 26, and The Uke Festival with Gadzukes and special guests, The Quarry Gals, rescheduled for Sept. 2. All invited. An enjoyable evening.
THIS WEEKEND IS THE FOLKS FEST with lots of good singers that we will all enjoy at Planet Bluegrass. Not usually quite as big a crowd as the RockyGrass Festival, but we hear it’s sold out.
A PANCAKE BREAKFAST is being sponsored by The Golden Gang at the Walt Self Senior Center on Broadway, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. It’s only $5 for a good meal. All invited. Support the seniors!
THE LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold its August social next Thursday, August 19, at the Farmette (just east of Stone Canyon Drive where the antique tractor is parked), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
LINE DANCING WILL BE HELD AT ON THE ROCKS CAFE in the log cabin on August 18 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., with Brooke Underbrink. Try it, you will like it.
SQUARE DANCING THIS WEEK at the USA West Convention in Greeley with over 500 dancers registered. The event starts Wednesday and runs through Saturday, at the Union Colony Civic Center, 501 East 27th, Greeley, with many out-of-state callers, cuers, and dancers. Lots of dancing, fun and fellowship!
SEVERAL RED ROCK RAMBLERS participated in an exhibition square dance at the Boulder County Fair last Friday evening. To publicize beginner classes that start at the Longmont Senior Center, a free ice cream social will be held at on Wednesday Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. Lessons will be held each Wednesday night through March. Call 303-678-7711 for more information.
CRAYONS TO CALCULATORS
Over 13,000 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to school children of the St. Vrain and Boulder Valley Schools. Various items are still needed. You can gather up your pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, or buy new, or give money. It will all help.
Kathy Hall, former School Board member, is one of the organizers of this great project. Those in the Lyons area can leave items at the Bank of the West or Valley Bank.
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS SQUARE DANCE next Saturday, August 21, will feature Dean Dedeman, from Norfolk, Nebraska calling and cuing. Saturday, August 28 features caller Dee Dee Dougherty and cuer Arlin Sample. The Labor Day “52nd Annual Whing-Ding” will feature caller Lanny Weaklend and cuer Ed Glenn.
Held at the Longmont Senior Center, (910 Longs Peak Avenue), out-of-state visitors at last Saturday’s square dance with Scott and Erin Byars of San Francisco; Arnold, Nebraska; Chicago, Illinois; Merced, California; Rochester, New York; as well as 20 various towns in Colorado. The Square Dusters of Fort Collins were hosts.
AN HISTORIC PROGRAM celebrating the history of Haystack Mountain will be given on Monday, August 30, at 7 p.m., at the Haystack Mountain Golf Course, 5877 Niwot Road, Niwot, featuring speaker Donlyn Arbuthnot, an area pioneer. Plan to attend.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Saturday, September 11, the annual Duck Race sponsored by the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with the Lyons Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
A cash prize of $1,500 goes to the big winner, with sponsorships and donated prizes being solicited. Contact Dave or Marissa at 303-823-8250 to donate a prize.
Buy one or several ducks for $5 each and win a prize.
A BIG THANK YOU from Jerry and Debbie Tabor, to Bob and Tina Schooler of On The Rocks Bistro, all the organizers and donors for the fire benefit held at On The Rocks last Sunday afternoon. Music was supplied by Lyons classmates Jesse Chatham, Brent Boland, and Neal McIntyre. Various members of the Lyons Community Church pitched in to help. Jerry Tabor states “It is a very humbling experience. Thanks to all” Folks still wanting to help can send funds to the Tabors (Box 593) or Lyons Community Methodist Church, Box 44, Lyons.
Suzanne Gardner had planned to spend the entire afternoon at the Tabor benefit, but had not yet left her home when she noticed a downed electric wire, sparking and smoking near her storage shed. Luckily she was still home and called the fire department.
JARED HIRSCHFELD, son of Larry and Rhonda, recently graduated with a degree in auto and diesel mechanics, from the Technical Institute of Avondale, Arizona. A very intensive two-year course. He is now home, working for the family business, the Hirschfeld Construction Company. Jared’s brother Dustin, also works for the company, and sister, Lee Ann, is getting her Master’s Degree in Law at CU. She works as a clerk supervisor at the Boulder Court House. Larry, states this is the first time in years, the family has not been involved in a baseball program. He was the Lyons High School and summer league coach for several years.
THE FAIR, congratulations to Sally Austin who won many ribbons for her canning and vegetables at the Boulder County Fair, to Evelyn Leistiko for her vegetables, and the Boldt family for the poultry they entered.
“Piecing a Town Together-Families of Lyons, Colorado,” is creating a lot of interest. Especially from Leona Deas of Denver, a 99-year old granddaughter of William and Lillian (Stiles) Hubbell, who came to Colorado in 1888 by covered wagon and settled in Lyons. They lived on the Montgomery farm and rented 10 acres from H.F. Sawyer, who owned the land that is now Lyons. Hubbell operated the Hubbell Stage Coach from Lyons to Estes Park from 1888 to 1902. He served on the Lyons Town Board and was a member of the Odd Fellows. The family spent the winters in San Diego. He died in 1923. His wife then married John Smith. The son, William Henry Hubbell, drove the stagecoach for his father and worked at the Lyons Mercantile. He married Rose Zella Funkhouser in 1903. The family moved to Denver in 1909, where he worked for Denver Tramway for 35 years. They had three daughters: Ida, who died in 1988 at age 81, Wanda Gauthier, age 90, and Leona, who both live in Denver, and are enjoying the history in the Lyons pioneer book. They say a big “Thank You!”
Some of the Lyons-connected visitors at the Lyons Redstone Museum this past summer were: Micheal Austin of Libertyville, Ill, son of Sally Austin; Sharon Porta of McKese Rocks, Pa, visiting her son, who lives here; Aaron Ciewantee of Colorado Springs, who was married in the Old Stone Church nine years ago; Leslie Vassilores of Pittsburgh, Pa, visiting in Jamestown; Dan & Denise Shockey and Dale & Dustin of Wichita, Kansas, family of Emma Jean Huffman a 1941 graduate of Lyons High School; Lauren Oziadyk of Niwot, born and went to school in Lyons to thru 3rd grade; Shirley and Annaliese Flactiff of California, visting Lynette DeSano; Bill and Sandy Pauli of Cheyenne, Wyoming, relatives of the Smead/Bird/Sauer families; Christa Keppler, Lyons Elementary Principal; Patty Nettesheim of Boulder, relative of the Chisholm’s; and more. The museum is open daily through September. Stop by.
A POTLUCK DINNER AND BABY SHOWER was held at the home of Ernie and Terri Weir last Saturday to honor their grandson, Alexander Reese Davis, who was born on May 21, to daughter Tara. Several relatives and friends attended to get acquainted with the little lad, who is growing fast.
Pam Platz Sattler and son visited her parents, John and Sue Ann Frysig, of Lyons and other relatives the past 10 days, traveling to Canon City to see her father, Bill Platz, and enjoyed dinner with her sister, Cindy Montgomery. Pam and Robert Sattler and two sons live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Robert and the other son, traveled to Washington, DC on their vacation at the same time.
Visiting Cheron and Jerry Boland and family last week were her cousin Jim and Elaine Koester of Kingwood, Texas, who helped celebrate the Boland’s 51st Wedding Anniversary with a family cookout. Granddaughter Nicole Stetson, who has been a lifeguard all summer, is soon on her way back to college at Chadron, Nebraska, where she is on the volleyball team.
Lyons student Lauren Barnard, will graduate from Pacific University at Forest Grove, Oregon, next spring, with a Degree in French. She will study abroad at the University of Paris, and hopes to get a job teaching there. Her sister, Katie, is attending Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. They are the daughters of Dan and Joanne Barnard of Lyons. Joanne wrote the school sports column for the Lyons Recorder for several years.
Katie DeBaker and Dylan Wisneski of Lyons announced their marriage August 6, at the Victorian House at Heritage Square in Golden. The bride is the daughter of Terry and April DeBaker of Littleton, and the groom is the son of Michael and Linda Wisneski of Lyons. The couple plans to live in the Lyons/Longmont area.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RAY COLARD was held at the beautiful Colard Ranch at Stove Prairie, Colorado, at 10 a.m., last Saturday. Officient was Pastor Forest Saylor, violin selections by Bill Johnson.
A fly-over of two planes was held; the first in memoriam, and the second for casting of ashes over the ranch. A reception was held in the meadow under a large tent. A large crowd of family and friends attended. We express our sympathy to all.