LYONS VISITORS’ CENTER has been open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through September, and is scheduled to close on Sunday, October 3. However, it could be open on weekends through October, if donations suffice. $400 is needed to keep it open. Send to Box 49, Lyons, CO. Tourists are pouring through town. Let’s invite them to stop.
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE meets each Friday morning at 9 a.m. at the Lyons Town Hall. Ideas are being considered to encourage business, be more business friendly, ways to get more sales tax, etc. Your inpute is welcome. Plan to attend.
Victoria Simonsen, Lyons Town Administrator, and Jacque Watson, Lyons Economic Development Coordinator, will visit the various businesses about town for suggestions of what the town can do to help the businesses.
THE BAR-B-Q IS ON! Thanks to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, who have been feeding the Lyons football fans for a special picnic the past 15 years. Serving at 4 p.m. at the John “Jet” Johnson Field at the Lyons HS and it’s free if you buy a ticket to the football game vs Highland at 7 p.m.
During the week the students wore hats or Hawaiian shirts. During the game, a Homecoming King and Queen will be chosen. This is a time to remember your days in Lyons High, your graduation, your football years, your teachers, what fun you had in school, and the years since then. See you there!
JOG-A-THON this Friday, at the Lyons Elementary School. The top fundraiser for the school, which furnishes funds for supplies, improvements, activities, speakers, etc. Each student will collect pledges for the laps they run around the course. Bronwyn Muldoon is the chairman. Contact the school if you haven’t been contacted by a student to help out with this worthy cause. In the past, they have taken in as much as $20,000, but last year it was down to $l6,000. Imagine what that amount does for our Lyons kids. Call 823.5915 to pledge.
LYONS 2ND ANNUAL “TOUR DE COOPS,” Sunday, September 26, from 2 to 5 p.m., with a self guided tour to view 10 chicken coops in Lyons. Look for the map and participating coops on www.LyonsFarmette.com. It is fun!
TEXAS HOLD ‘EM lessons will continue at The Outlaw this Sunday, September 26 from 2 to 5 p.m., with Anita Rodriquez instructor. Yes, it is fun, a way to while away your afternoon, and catch up with those that play several nights a week. All invited. Stop by.
AMENDMENTS 60, 61, AND PROPOSITION 101 are of great concern to all town governments, libraries, museums, districts (school, fire, recreation, etc.), and we ask you to all vote “NO” on them. The St. Vrain School District will lose $l46 million in one year! How can they operate?? As to towns, the consensus of the Colorado Municipal League is that all Colorado cities and towns will lose about 50% of their revenue!!! Devastating. Of course, I can see folks wanting to save money, but we have to be able to operate and keep afloat!! The School District “Grassroots” group is distributing yard signs. Call 303-823-5925 for one if your home is in a good location for all to see.
Amendment 60 will cut school funding in Colorado by more than $1 billion with no credible way to replace that money. Amendment 61 makes it impossible for governments to borrow money for critical projects like roads, infrastructure, airports, hospitals, etc. Proposition 101 will slash transportation funding by more than 25 percent, which will further cripple the ability of state and local governments to do even basic repairs to our roads and bridges. Forget about any new construction. That just won’t happen if 101 passes. The Boulder Daily Camera states: “Do not be fooled by overly simplistic and totally misleading promises. These extremist measures are out to decimate critical government services and infrastructure”. An interesting fact is of the 27 Republican members in the Colorado State House, 23 have signed a letter of opposition to the measures. It is a clear signal those measures are too extreme for Colorado. Vote against 60, 61, and 101 to protect our economic future!
THE CLARIFER is soliciting for volunteers to help put the tile on the massive old sewer plant, which will be declared the “state of art” when finished. A huge project of several years by Priscilla Cohan, Cathy Rivers and friends. They have painted and glazed 1200 tiles, found hundreds of pieces of pottery, but need hundreds more – especially blue for the sky. They are making great progress gluing the tiles on, into trails, trees, flowers, etc. Very intriguing. Scheduled workdays are: Sundays, 10 a.m to noon, Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Stop by, lend a hand!
The scoundrels that are lurking around at night doing vandalism will soon be caught. There are several leads as to who they are. The Museum is especially interested in catching them and has an offer of $100 reward so they can recoup the $600 damage done to the museum door (however, luckily they didn’t get in) and signs. To vandalize the clarifier is unspeakable! Lyons residents, if you see a group of three or four boys hanging around doing mischief at the school, the town facilities, the museum, in your neighborhood, it’s no doubt they are up to no good, Call 911. We will catch them, yet!
HERITAGE FAIR last weekend at the Lyons Redstone Museum was enjoyed by all. The program now available on the DVD’s of Lyons pioneers was shown on a television. Thanks to Kathleen Spring who received grants from the Colorado-Wyoming Museum Association and the Lyons Community Foundation, and volunteers Clark Hodge and Kenyon Waugh, who transferred the videos onto DVDS, and made this unique program possible.. Folks are invited to visit the museum and watch the DVDs, or purchase one: $20 until October 1, and $24.95 thereafter.
Call 303-823-0997. This is a program of the Lyons History Video Project, with 70 interviews of Lyons pioneers available. A Great History lesson.
STOP AT THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM
The 33rd season of the Lyons Redstone Museum (1881 schoolhouse) is coming to a close, next weekend Oct. 1-3. If the Visitors’ Center is open during the weekends in October, an effort will be made to find volunteers to keep the museum, also. The museum had an influx of more visitors this past summer, with many new Lyons residents learning the history of the Lyons area, and descendants of past residents “seeking their heritage.” The Lyons Redstone museum programs this season included: a Kids’ program (thanks to the Lyons Community Foundation); honoring of all Lyons pioneers during the Good Old Days; a dedication of Frank Weaver’s book, “Lyons, the Quarry town-1800” compiled by Diane Benedict; and “Double Gateway to the Rockies-Lyons 1900’s” and “Piecing a Town together-Families of Lyons, Colorado” by Denise Berg. A special thanks goes to Robert Jones who repaired the museum’s doorbell, fixed the TV desk, and helped paint the museum signs. A true friend! The museum is open daily, June through October 3. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sundays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Stop by!
OUR THANKS TO THE BLUE MOUNTAIN FOUNDATION
The Lyons Historical Society is the recipient of a $1000 grant from the Blue Mountain Foundation, a technology company based in Lyons and Golden. The grant goes toward “operating support”, which includes the utilities, insurance, maintenance, and repair of the museum, which total $5000 a year. This is indeed a great help to the Historical Society. Sincere thanks!
LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE held their September Social at Lyons Physical Therapy with eleven medical businesses as hosts. Each was introduced by JJ Booksh, C of C Vice President, and told the services they provide. Tina Schooler and Buttercream Bakery, catered the delicious food. The October Social will be held on Wednesday, October 13 at the Loukonen Stone Yard, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Chamber has made a change of procedure for announcements; anyone wanting an announcement made, must contact Jane Rhode 823.9800 by Monday of that week, send in your announcement, which will be read at the meeting. An announcement to the webmaster has to be in by Friday to:
, which is sent to all Chamber members.
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