Another week gone by. Lovely fall weather, cool in the evenings, the leaves are starting to turn, the apples need to be picked, and harvest taken in. We are hoping to have a long colorful fall.

BENEFIT GARAGE SALE at 306 Evans each weekend through October (weather permitting); Fridays noon to 4 p.m., and Saturdays 10 to 4 p.m. If you see the “We Are Open” sign otherwise, stop by!

Lots of varied things each week. Our “stuff” is your treasure. Pay what you think it is worth. The funds will go toward the five-year code checkup in the museum by the Fire Monitoring System, which will cost $1800. Donations appreciated! Send to Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540

The new Autumn Art Show at the Town Hall opens this Friday, October 5, there will be NO pot luck opening party or entertainment. They have cancelled the scheduled event so that people can attend the Costume Catwalk hosted by Mayama at 6 p.m.

The Costume Catwalk is sponsored by Mayama Studios, Lyons Mane, and Haiku Graphics. 

A fashion show of women’s Halloween costumes. Lyons locals will be modeling. It is kid friendly. And it is free, but donations are welcome.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 8 - Monthly meeting of Parks & Recreation Commission at the Depot building at 6 p.m. Reports on Bohn and St. Vrain Valley Park progress; discussion of the 2019 budget requests; and FEMA parcels along Apple Valley.

The senior meal on Monday, October 8,  will be hosted by the Catholic Community; on October 15, by the Lyons Community Church; and by the LDS Church on Tuesday, October 23 this month. There will be a Potluck supper on Monday, October 29.

Thanks to the River Church for the delicious salad, spaghetti, apple pie, and ice cream served earlier this week. And to Oskar Blues for their First Wednesday of the Month lunch.

Seventeen seniors enjoyed a special transit trip to the Arvada Theatre to see the musical “Mama Mia” last week. It was very enjoyable. The next bus trip will be to the animal sanctuary on Wednesday, October 24, at 9 a.m. Contact Lori LeGault (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for details or to sign up.

Senior October Events: On Wednesday, October 10, there will be a free one-hour talk on the new Medicare changes at the Walt Self Senior Center at 12:30 p.m., presented by Boulder County Aging Services. Come at 12:15 p.m., to sign in. Order lunch if you like, the cost of lunch is $3. Call (303) 441-1415. If you can’t make the one in Lyons, there is one in Longmont later this month.

Wednesday, October 17 - Cooking demo after lunch from a Boulder County AAA Dietitian.

Friday, October 26 - Free shoulder massage from Taryn Pinson of OM Bodyworks.

Wednesday, October 31 -  Halloween fun birthday celebration at the Walt Self after lunch.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Redstone Museum, folks are invited to the program on “How We Saved Our High School (1948-1970). Now having a super school makes it all worthwhile! If new to town, and you like our school, come show your appreciation. If you helped with the campaign, send us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or come tell us how you helped, or what you have heard happened through those "trying” years. We are making a video for history’s sake!

LYONS PREPARED - All are invited to the Emergency Preparedness Fair on Saturday, October 13, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Lyons Fire House. Everyone is invited. Details in article in this edition. Plan to attend!

The 7th grade students went on a three-day experiential education team building trip to the CSU Mountain Camp earlier this week.

High school students should attend the College Fairs. The SVVSD College Fair is Tuesday, October 9, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Skyline High School in Longmont.

Class and individual pictures can be purchased at (303) 679-9003.

Parents watch for the test scores, which have been handed to the students.

The Lyons volleyball team has been doing great. Win girls win! The games were out-of-town this week.

A good crowd of parents attended the Open Forum at the school with a visit by Dr. Don Haddad, the Superintendent of the St. Vrain Valley School District. It was his first annual forum in Lyons, with a series of community discussions. The meetings focused on student achievement, infrastructure and growth, financial accomplishments, and local and national trends in education. On-site child care was provided.  

LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM - Saturday, September 22, was the National Museum Day sponsored by the Smithsonian Magazine with free admittance and a tour within the museums across the USA.  Museums are important. They tell the history of the community. 

Lyons Redstone Museum visitors this last week of the season were: Lyons Elementary 2nd grade, who took a tour; Gary Rose (related to Coellner and Aldinger families); Christine Lennard of Richmond, VA (Baiba Lennard’s mother-in-law); Darcie Sanders (researching photos for Lyons Library District); and a welcome to those from Marlius, NY; Dallas and Plano, Tx; Greenburg, IN; and Wilkison, WV;   besides area towns.

The museum is now closed for the season, but will be available by special request daily after 11 a.m., by calling (303) 823-5271 to be sure someone is there, and after hours if you have out-of-state company. Thanks to all who operated the museum this past season: LaVern Johnson - Director; Terri Weir - Curator; Monique Sawyer-Lang and Baiba Lennard – employees; Kahleen Spring, Emily Walker, Amy Auerbach, Brianna Hoyt, Jerry Johnson, Steve and Maya Lang, and Rosamond Sullivan - volunteers.

Thanks to the estate of Berene (McConnell) Sullivan, Class of 1942, who passed away June 6, and gave funds in her honor for a special project. Berene had a big hand in the garage sales (1976 to 1983), held every weekend April to November at the Schuyler auto garage (where the townhouses are now behind Mojo) with proceeds used to publish the three Lyons books: Lyons-1800’s; Pioneers of Lyons, Colorado; and Double Gateway to the Rockies, ($25 each); as well as the Welch Resort book by Denise Berg, and Al Pace's book on Lyons Sandstone Quarries ($15). They make great Christmas gifts! Call (303) 823-5925.

PARKING FOR RTD BUS - Folks have been asking, "Where do I park now?" Here is the answer from the Town, “Yes, there is still parking available for the RTD riders. It has moved to the frontage road parking along US-36, where the Habitat for Humanity town homes are being built (so in between there and the old Valley Bank building). That frontage road was completed in 2016 as part of the Main St/US-36 Street Scape and has approximately 40 spaces. Cars may park overnight (i.e., to go to airport) and/or all day (for work or events beyond Lyons). Additionally there is parking at the Black Bear Hole parking area.

CARNEGIE LIBRARY - A budget meeting of the Boulder City Council was held earlier this week, with a big crowd of historians present. It is hoped the City Council will realize the value of the history collected for the public. At their last meeting the Council seemed to have changed their minds of cutting down the operating days to two days a week. Kathleen Spring attended and spoke up for the value of the county’s history to all.

MORE FLOOD MEMORIES - Over 70 homes damaged in the flood. Houses peeled down to the 2×4’s; Dave & Janet Orback’s house was the first to be elevated in the confluence area; 21 were elevated and 40 were torn down due to more than 50% damage.

Donna Boone of The Hair Company was awakened by her dogs as water came in on the floor of her trailer home at River Bend. She took some “stuff” and her dogs and drove out. She is now living in Loveland. Most of the River Bend and Foothills Trailer home owners are still out-of-town.

We miss them. 

Square dancers from the area attended the annual Hall of Fame square dance in Greeley, where Jeri & Larry Fredericks of Estes Park, and Florence Barnett of Wiggins were inducted. The LaVerne Johnsons were among five of the first ones honored in 1995. Some dancers attended the Fall Gala in Castle Rock. 

WELCOME to Bella La Crema, a new restaurant in town, featuring hand-churned and cultured butters, coffee, sandwiches, and soups. The hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., at 405 Main Street (next to the library). 

THE WEED POSSE meets on Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Go to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.

Call (303) 823-8250 to register for any class or more program information. 
Thursdays - Sewing fun for children with Claire, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Walt Self Building (upstairs) with instructor Claire DeVitto. A minimum of 3 needed, and a maximum of 8. Register at:;

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance: old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flat-footing to live fiddle/banjo music!

All dances are taught, and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, or bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginners and welcoming seasoned dancers.

No experience, partner or special shoes required. Please help us spread the word, and hope to see you on the dance floor! The first dance will be on Saturday, November 3, from 7 to 10 p.m., in the Oskar Blues event room, with Bob Zuellig calling and music by Run Down Boot. The cost is: $10/adult, $5 child, $25/family. More information at: Or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or (303) 827-6322. Future dances: February 2, March 2, and April 6, 2019.

CLASS REUNION OF 1975 - A great time was had by all at the LHS class of 1975 reunion at the Boulder County Fairgrounds with many class members as well as other graduates present.

Thanks to the organizing committee: Georgina (Ohline) Minto, Scott George, and Ramon Vasquez. They proudly displayed the 1974 football state championship trophy. Most of the guys played on that team.

THANKS to all who organized and worked at the Lyons 9Health Fair, and especially to Sue Wratten, who chaired the event. And of course, to those who attended. Taking care of your health is very important!

WARNING! The bears and rattlesnakes are still out. At least until the snow flies next week. Beware!
Congratulations to Josie Heath, former Boulder County Commissioner, State Legislator, and Director of the Boulder County Community Foundation, who was recognized last month by having a one mile stretch of path linking the Walker Ranch Loop and the Meyers Homestead Trail named as the “Josie Heath Trail.”  Well deserved!

We are sad to see the soda fountain, Lyons Pharmacy, and Gwynne’s Greenhouse close for business.

Don Glessing (82), Shaeli Herman, Kathy Gachne, David DeCoster, Teegan Johnson Moore, Jo Greenberg, Julie Jenkins, Wanda Jucefezk, Carol Rowe, Andrew Moore, Gary and Paul Fjeld, Kim Roberts, Dan Greenberg, and Shauna Atkins.

Eric and Stacy Lee Geist (4th); and to Pam and Shane Wilson (15th), daughter of Gary and Cindy LeFever.

ENGAGED - Christian Conray and Rachel Basher, daughter of Paul and Jodi Basher.

MARRIAGE - Zachary Joseph Martinez and Marissa Rose Elsberry were married on June 30.

A Celebration of Life - Erma (Morgan) Sutherland of Dacona, Colorado passed away recently. She was the daughter of J.D. and Hilda Morgan, and sister to Myrna and Don Morgan (all dec’d). She is survived by her sons Vernon and David Sutherland, many grandchildren, as well as other family and friends. There will be a Celebration of Life for Erma at the Howe Mortuary (439 Coffman Street) in Longmont on Thursday, October 4, at 10 a.m.

The headstone for Frederick Richardson (a relative to the Montgomery family) was replaced at the Weisner Cemetery on Monday, September17, by the historians Sylvia Pettum and Diana Corson. The headstone was found in Lafayette, being used as a table center. 

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