WE PAY TRIBUTE TO ALL THE FIREFIGHTERS, SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES, ETC. who gave of their time, hours of no-sleep, to help fight the fires. One fireman I talked to was on fire duty 27 hours, 1/2 hour of sleep; then 12 hours on duty, then 4 hours of sleep. Their big job was to save the homes, of which they did save many. The wind was the big enemy, blowing the sparks from treetop to treetop.
THE UNITED WAY is collecting laptop computers, printers and WiFi cards for Fourmile Fire Assistance. Also leave newer and clean clothing of all ages and sizes, new socks and underwear, at the Boulder History Museum. The Museum will be collecting monetary donations on Saturday, September 25. Help the fire victims.
THE COMMUNITY BAR-B-Q has been changed to Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 4 p.m., prior to the Lyons vs. Highland game, which starts at 7 p.m. Thanks to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office for still taking this big event on. Lyons won last week against Estes Park, but this week will be playing Yuma, who won the league last year. Good luck boys!
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MEETINGS will continue to be held at 9 a.m. on Friday mornings in the Lyons Town Hall. We have discussed the ups and downs of past years, what the Town did or didn’t do, the good and bad, various ideas that have been tried, what we want to try, and business and tourism (what is the Town’s responsibility or the Chamber’s, etc.). They have been very interesting meetings. You are invited to come take part in these discussions of what will, won’t, or might work for the town’s survival, as you might have some new and unique ideas.
AMENDMENTS 60, 61, AND RESOLUTION 101, on the ballot this November, are really causing concern. True, they appear to save the taxpayers’ money, but we can’t let everything we have worked for go down the drain. Such as our schools! Now that we are on top: good curriculum, top in academics, great in sports, and have a waiting list of students wanting to come to our school, they are saying quietly, “If those amendments pass, we will have to close small schools”. Will it never end? Will the Town of Lyons ever get to rest on their laurels of saving our school and having it become one of the best, without the constant worry of it being closed. We have been fighting this battle for 62 years! Is there no peace?
MUSIC AT THE STONE CUP
Friday, September 24, with Ash Ganley, 7 to 9 p.m., $5 cover charge.
Sunday, September 25, with Tiana Star, Classic Rock/Pop, 2 to 3 p.m., CD signing 3:30 to 4 p.m.
DONATIONS are still needed to keep the Lyons Visitors’ Center open on weekends during October. There is a big influx of traffic going through town to see the elk and the foliage in Rocky Mountain National Park. Someone should be at the Center to answer questions and tell them what we have here in Lyons. Send your checks to: Box 49, Lyons, CO 80540.
SQUARE DANCE LESSONS in the area will be open two more weeks for beginners. They are held at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, at 6 p.m., each Wednesday, and in Boulder and Lafayette at 7 p.m. each Thursday. Call 303-823-5925 for locations and directions.
LYONS ELEMENTARY JOG-A-THON will be held next Friday, Sept. 24, as a fundraiser through pledges and donations. As a sponsor your business name will be displayed the day of the event and advertised in the yearbook.
Last weekend was truly a busy time in Lyons . The Golden Gang’s Pancake Breakfast, the Ice Cream Social hosted by the Lyons Community Church, the Boulder County Arts Alliance fundraiser of farm art at the Farmette, and more! Things are never dull in Lyons.
Marvin Russell and son Robert of Shultsburg, Wisconsin visited Greg and Michele Schwenn last week and enjoyed the ice cream social in Sandstone Park sponsored by the Lyons Community\Methodist Church. Marvin is the brother of Jeanne (Schwenn) of Longmont, Greg’s mom. Shultsburg is a farming community of around 1200 people.
CONGRATULATIONS TO RAY BABOCK, who as a WWII veteran, joined scores of veterans over the weekend and traveled to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC. Each was provided with a caregiver, and they certainly enjoyed the trip. (More later)
We are saddened at the death of our good friend, Dewey Montez, one of the Golden Gang, who loved meeting at the Walt Self Senior Center. Dewey and his wife lived on Twilight Drive, southeast of town, for many years. After her death, he attended the Golden Gang meetings, and soon moved into the senior housing, which he truly enjoyed. He was 89 years old, and a good friend to all!
We also want to express our sympathy at the passing of Calvin Schroeder and Harlan Whitman, old Lyons friends.
People are invited to help on the project every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon and every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. Thanks go to the Loukonen Brothers for bringng several loads of sandstone and the Urban Oasis Design Co, the Joy Custom Framing, and the Lyons Community Fund for their help. A big project, but making progress.