FALL IS HERE!
We like the sunny weather, but not the hot days. The cool nights are certainly a relief! However, we do need some rain to stop these wildfires. True, we can’t control the weather! Just one month before daylight saving time is over. I hate those dark evenings, but it is good for morning people!
We are soliciting for folks who will put a “NO” sign in their yard. If you are where a lot of traffic goes by and you are against Amendments 60, 61, and Proposition 101. Call 303-823-5925.
The St. Vrain Valley School Board voted unanimously last Wednesday evening to protest the amendments. The school budget of l48 million, will be cut 42 million. Towns and districts will lose 50% of their funding. Things will be mighty scarce. I am for keeping the town in line, and feel that Mayor Julie and Jodi McClurkin, the Finance Director, are scrutinizing the budget and we will cut as much as possible. But how can we get along on 50% less? These amendments will not only affect the school districts, the towns and cities, but all districts: fire, library, water, recreation, and all the entities they fund (parks and recreation, museums, libraries, etc.) throughout the state. It is imperative that we vote “NO” on these three – the Bad Amendments. The Colorado Municipal League has provided a web site, www.cml.org under Advocacy>General election and ballot initiatives, and a video is provided.
FAREWELL TO THE LYONS CAFÉ
Diane Johnson is hosting a “Goodbye Celebration” for Marguerite Peoples, this Friday, October 1, from 2 to 5 p.m., for friends to stop by the Café and say thank you for nearly 50 years of good food. Marguerite has a lot of good stories and memories about the goings on in Lyons, building the Big Thompson Project, all her customers etc. We will miss her. Be sure to stop by and give your thank you!
LYONS OUTDOOR MARKET will be open for two more Saturdays, October 2 and 9. Call Matt and Susan (303-444-8078), for information about a booth.
Thanks to the Lyons High School and various donors, the Lyons Redstone Museum has a collection of yearbooks from 1967 thru 2010, but we are missing 1975, 1977, 1984, and 1996. If you have one of those years to donate, please call 303-823-5925.
PORTER’S OPEN STUDIO,
Open Arts 2010 Fall Tour, Saturdays and Sundays, October 2 and 3, and Oct. 9 and 10, from noon to 6 p.m., Studio #119, 5l15 Ute Highway (2 miles east of Lyons) Call 303-931-9647 for more information.
THURSDAY, OCT. 7
Bar-n-dance old-time square dance, 7:30 to 10 p.m., at Oskar Blues in Lyons, with Andrea Earley Coen calling and $4 Shoe and Friends providing music. $5 suggested donation, kids, beginners, and non-dancers welcome.
Saturday, Oct. 9, 8:30 to 11 a,m., pancake breakfast at the Walt Self Senior Center by the Golden Gang. $5 - adults, $3 – children, a fundraiser for the seniors. Plan to attend.
CHAMBER NETWORKING SOCIAL
Wednesday, October 13, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce Networking Social at Loukonen Brothers Stone, 12993 Foothills Highway.
DONATE TO THE VISITORS’ CENTER, which can stay open on weekends through October. $400 is needed. Send to Box 49, Lyons, Colorado. Let’s furnish a place for the thousands of tourists heading for the hills to see the elk and the leaves to stop, ask questions, and we hope stop and shop! Need tourists, we have them! Thanks for your help.
The Visitors’ Center and Lyons Redstone Museum are scheduled to close this Sunday, October 3, unless funds are raised. Thanks to all the helpers at both sites, who explain, “What to do in Lyons” and the “History of the Lyons Area” to visitors.
LYONS MIDDLE/SENIOR HIGH ANNOUNCES MEETINGS
Tuesday, October 5, 5:30 p.m. in the IMC. Parent meeting with Mr. Winger
Monday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. Lyons Monthly Booster Club Meeting
Wednesday, October 13, 5:30 p.m. in the IMC. Accountability Meeting (Review CSAP scores, goals, and improvements).
All parents welcome.
LOVE TO SHOOT VIDEOS
Area commercial real estate broker Arn Hayden is striking out on his own, and has formed a new company, Clarion Commercial Real Estate, with focus on tenant representation and helping small and large businesses find a location in Boulder and Broomfield counties.
Hayden is leaving Freeman Myre Commercial Real Estate, based in Niwot, and was a broker associated with Prudential Rocky Mountain Realtors in Longmont. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Colorado and a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.
Hayden lives in Lyons with wife, Wendy, and daughters, Nora and Isabella.
THE LYONS PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION held their monthly meeting last Monday and reports:
• The Halloween parade and events will be held on Saturday, October 30, with the parade at 6 p.m., followed by trick-or-treating at Lyons businesses, a haunted ride in Meadow Park with hayrack rides provided by Peaceful Valley Lodge (no charge, donations accepted), a community dance at the Oddfellows Hall, and a costume contest.
• The Christmas Parade Of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. will consist of Kyle Miller’s light show, followed by music at the Raul Vasquez stage, snacks at the Visitors’ Center by the Lyons Historical Society, and more.
A longer period of “holiday” events are being planned for this year.
THE LYONS DEPOT LIBRARY announce their 35th annual Holiday Bazaar the weekend of Dec. 4 and 5, Saturday and Sunday. They are checking with present vendors. Call 303-823-5l65 to get on the waiting list.
TOUR DE COOPS was quite a success with folks enjoying the various chicken coops around town. Although I didn’t get to all of them, they were very varied. Some really cushy, some with several nests (however the chickens will only lay their eggs in one or two of them), some with lots of space, othesr with a small space, still others with pets, some on a small lots, and others with goats and donkeys. Very interesting. Thanks to all those who participated:
ST VRAIN PIONEER ASSOCIATION held their l06th meeting at the Hygiene Church Fellowship Hall last Sunday with a potluck dinner. Officers are Doris and Inez Sawed and Judy (Gould) Day. Emma Hall, candidate for Boulder County Coroner, was a guest.
Donlyn Arbuthnot gave a portrayal of Phebee Green who settled in the Niwot area in 1867. LaVern (McConnell) Johnson was the oldest present and Emma Hall, the youngest. Fourteen members of pioneer families passed away during 2010. The association meets the 4th Sunday of September each year. Families of pioneers who came to the St. Vrain Valley before 1880 are invited.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OSKAR BLUES BREWERY, who was named the Best Longmont/Lyons Restaurants in the Boulder County Gold Annual Issue. It was cited for its good food, friendliness, and awesome blues music, and, of course, Dale’s Pale Ale. Rolling Stone Magazine calls it the “Hottest place to be in Colorado on a Saturday night.”
Congratulations to Mark E. Walker and Sandra J. Haber, both of Lyons who were married on July 9, 2010.
HARRY BERNARDT (age 90) of Berthoud, passed away on September 19, 2010. He was born and raised in Loveland. He married Helen Hopp in Brighton, and served in the Pacific Theater. He is survived by three sons: Harry H. Bernhardt (Leota) of Berthoud; Norman of Ft. Collins; and Harvey of Gilbert, Arizona; one daughter Rosalie Young of Longmont; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Services were held on September 23, 2010. Condolences can be made to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.