A hot week gone by, with more heat for several weeks. Whooo! Glad we do not live in Arizona. Lyons is usually cooler than down east so that helps. Bonita Yoder from Lawrence, Kansas, who has a flooded house, say the temperature here is nice and it cools down at night. We must appreciate what we have, as

it is hotter elsewhere. She is anxious to get her house at Second and Park elevated.

We are sad about the forest fires, and especially amazed at how they carelessly get started. The hills are a tinderbox, so no fires, no sparks, no cigarettes, etc. A terrible thing to have your home burned by someone’s carelessness!

UNRULY BEARS are lurking around Lyons. Put all food away, and take care. It is said that a bear crashed a wedding on Boulder Creek. Others have killed forty chickens and a steer is missing. Beehives and bird feeders have been raided in Lyons. They have upended a dumpster, and one bear was spotted entering a home through an open window in Pinebrook Hills.

Thanks to Annie Mannering, of Longevity, who arranged a workshop on scams with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at Ax and Oar last Wednesday. Very helpful.

Quasquicentennial commemorative envelopes are for sale at the Lyons Redstone Museum, Box 9, Lyons, CO, or call (303) 823-5925. The cost is $5 or $7 to mail (until sold out). Also, for sale are: Lyons pins, key chains, bumper stickers, and flashlights for $5 (your choice). Drop by

CONCERT-IN-THE- PARK is this Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m., in Sandstone Park with Tupelo Honey consisting of Michelle Allen, Nancy Thorwardson, Paul Kiteck, and Jason “Jay” Allen. You will enjoy songs like: Blue Moon Blues, Alabama Pines, The Raven, I Will Whisper Your Name, and more. Big crowds have enjoyed these free concerts with food trucks, farmers’ market, massage therapy, and more! Bring your chair, snacks, and enjoy. Dance, sing, etc. See you there!

SATURDAY, JULY 16, the Red Rock Ramblers Saturday Square Dance will feature ever popular, smooth caller, Jerry Junck of Wayne, NE and Mesa, AZ, with cuer, Bill Holm of Pasco, WA. A treat for all square dancers. Rounds at 7:30 p.m., and squares from 8 to 10:15 p.m. at the Lyons Elementary School gym. Stop by. A large crowd enjoyed dancing with Mike Sikorsky who flew from calling in Boise, on his way home in Mesa. He will call one month in Oregon and Washington, and take the train to Hartford, CT for more calling. Dancers came from Cheyenne, Topeka and Manhattan, Kansas, St. Louis, MO, and twenty Colorado towns. The Red Rock Ramblers dance every Saturday through Labor Day. Spectators are always welcome.

MRS. LAVERN’S 89TH BIRTHDAY is Saturday, July 23, with an open house including birthday cake and ice cream at 9 p.m., at the Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance with Dan Nordbye the caller from Mesa, AZ and Dave Smith, of Denver, cueing. You are all invited to stop by and wish her many more birthdays! Walk in, sit, enjoy the music and snacks.

SUNDAY, JULY 17 at the Lyons Community Church, Pastor Emily Kitzler will preside. Please note: the time for the service has been changed back to 10 a.m.

APPLE VALLEY PLANNING MEETINGS will begin next Tuesday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the River Church. Here the planners and designers will list the land that is suitable for building if it were annexed to Lyons, if the utilities were available, and if the land owners are willing to sell for housing. True, there are a lot of “ifs” and nothing may happen, but if annexed, it could happen. Land, out of the floodplain, could be annexed with six to eight homes built per acre, whereas now being out in the county, no more houses are allowed. Lyons water is available through Apple Valley, but many septic systems are in the floodplain and not usable. As always, they are interesting meetings, and the town will know the potential of housing. However, it is complicated. Folks can get together and annex several parcels at once, or just theirs. If they are a distance from utilities that may be very costly, but could be done as a group, or maybe they could bond themselves to be put on the sewer line, etc. All are invited to the meetings: Tuesdays, July 19; August 16; and Thursday. September

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR SUNDAY, JULY 24, from 3 to 7 p.m., for the Second Annual Hoedown at River Bend to benefit the Lyons Community Foundation with games, laser tag, Doug the Balloon Man, Old Time Square Dancing with Ellen Rosenberg and band, a demonstration of Modern Western Square and round dancing by the Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dance, vocals and guitar by Joe Kuckla, followed by a dinner from Smokin’ Dave’s. A great evening for $25 as a fundraiser for the LCF raising money to gift to local non-profits. Plan to attend!

The next free Tree Walk of the Lyons Walking Arboretum is scheduled for Monday, July 25, at 4:30 p.m. They'll meet at the corner of Third Avenue and Railroad Avenue (next to the Post Office). The walk, led by Garima Fairfax, will take about an hour and a half, and will end up at Steamboat Mountain Natural Foods.

Senior meals on Monday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m., sponsored by Lyons Community Church, and on Tuesday, July 26, by the Latter Day Saints Church. Our thanks for these delicious meals, which also includes meals by the Catholic Community, the River Church, and lunch at Oskar Blues on the first Wednesday of each month. 

THE LYONS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold its July social on Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m., at Oskar Blues. All businesses and friends are invited. Dues are $50 for non-profits or individuals, and $100 for a business. The Chamber promotes your “Specials” if you send them to mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The Chamber mans the Visitors’ Center, keeping it open daily. Vanessa Lamb and Linda Gleichstein answer tourist’s inquiries, and promote area businesses. Join the Chamber.

The Lyons Lions Club annual golf tournament is on Monday, August 1, at the Lake Valley Golf Course. Teams are asked to register with Lon Clark of Clark’s Hardware. The cost is $100 per person. Get your team together. It’s fun for all and a great benefit of the Lyons Lions Club, which provides scholarships, eyeglasses, health care, etc.

REGISTER NOW FOR KIDS’ HISTORY CAMP to be held August 1 through August 6, at the Lyons Redstone Museum. The camp has five openings at $50 per child, and camp will be held each morning, from 9 a.m. to noon. A program for parents and friends will be held on Friday morning. Lots of excitement. Call (303) 823-5271. Kathleen Spring is the Camp Director.

BOULDER COUNTY CARE CONNECT’S 9th anniversary is Thursday, August 18, at 5:30 p.m., at the Millennium Harvest House. Call (303) 443-3850 for reservations. All seniors invited.

LYONS GOOD OLD DAYS second planning meeting will be Wednesday, August 10, at 6 p.m., at the Ax and Oar. Come, bring your ideas. The first meeting went well with a lot of enthusiasm to expand the events. Allen LaFollette took a list of the various “wants” of the dozen or so persons present. He will meet with the Park & Rec. Department to find out: Why various events were stopped? Why they can or can’t have them? What it takes to have them (volunteers and money)? And he will organize committees to make them happen for next year’s Good Old Days celebration. See you there!

THE GIVING TREE art show through the summer months at Lyons Town Hall. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop by and enjoy,
THURSDAY. JULY 29 will be the next “Last Thursday” art stroll from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Take a tour around Lyons art shops and businesses on Main and High Streets, including the Lyons Redstone Museum, and more!

ACTING CLASSES with Maddie Wright. Ages 7-12; 12-17; and 18+. Call (720) 261-1874 to get in the next class
FREE 50+ COMPUTER SKILLS CLASS on Friday, July 29, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Lyons Regional Library. RSVP to (303) 823-8250.
FRIENDSHIP BRACELET MAKING on Tuesday, August 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in Sandstone Park. Instructor Lori LeGault, register by August 2.
AMERICAN RED CROSS BABYSITTER’S BOOT CAMP. Training course with video, role-plays, and discussion. Includes First Aid, CPR for infants and children. For Age 11 to 25. Fee is $90. July 18 to 21, Noon to 3 p.m., register now.
CHALLENGE SOCCER will be held August 4 through August 8, at Bohn Park. Available for 3 to 16 year olds, featuring the Challenger coaching Staff. Visit www.townoflyon.com.
TWO HUNTER EDUCATION COURSES promoting safety for those owning a gun. Call (303) 823-8250 if interested.
RENAISSANCE ADVENTURE KIDS CAMPS . Two camps held in Lyons, August 1 to 5; and August 8 to 12. Cost $369 per week and sessions are held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.renaissanceadventure.com.
SALLY VAN METER is playing at Oskar Blues on Thursday, July 28, from 8 to 10 p.m., and at Pizza Bar 66 on Friday, July 29, at 9:30. Stop by!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Vasquez family for their 50th anniversary of operating their stone quarries and outlets in the Lyons area! To celebrate they are giving away an RV on Facebook. Just go there and type in “WIN” Thanks to all the Vasquez families for their part in providing jobs, beautiful work, necessary work, help for the Town, schools, and wherever needed in an ever friendly atmosphere. A great contribution to the Lyons area. The large Vasquez families of Manuel, Ignacio, and Pablo are greatly appreciated. Our thanks.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is open daily through October 2, drop by. Bring your summer visitors and enjoy Lyons’ history.

Fifty-one people enjoyed the Camera Obscura exhibit put on by Steve Lang on the “Last Thursday” of June. Visitors the past two weeks have been from Grinnell, IA: Knox, IN; Bonita Yoder and Lesa Weller of Lawrence, KS; Eugene, OR; Kingsland, GA; Pendleton, SC (the granddaughters of Walter and Myrtle Green, and daughters of Dorine Frances Greeno of Atlanta, GA; Orlinda, TN; and Indianapolis, IN; former Lyons residents); as well as Popular Grove, IL; Darlington, WI; Peoria, AZ; Canada; Vershire, VT; Amherst, MA; Boston; Los Angeles; Fremont, CA; Overland, KS; Lees Summit, MO; Ardmore, OK; Garland and Livingston, TX; Cleveland; Washington, DC; Holland, MI; Sotice, Bulgaria; Omaha, NE; Montevallo, AL; Edward A. Rodriguez of Corvallis, OR (visiting his son, Daniel); Lake Dobbins (class of 1971, of Broomfield); and LHS alumni, Jeana Johnson, Jacque and Madison Watson, doing research on the Bloomfield Hotel; Chris Lennard (Lyons alumni, CU Student); M. Franzen and family interested in the history of the Raymond Resort; and Ace Woolley, and many from Lyons and Colorado towns. Welcome!
Michelle Tromble and Dave Namesnik, announce the birth of a daughter, Frankie Jade. Grandmother is Carol Namesnik.
Emily Gosnell-Igarashi of Orange County, California, is visiting her parents Ron and Jo Gosnell, sister Kati, and

brother Dan and family for a couple of weeks.
CONGRATULATIONS to Gabriel and Tanya Daty, who celebrated their 19th anniversary at the Marson Geo Net in Arbois, France.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Kathy Vasquez from her children Brianne and Abe, and family.
JOHN AND ANNE O’BRIEN and their grandson from Crested Butte have returned from an exciting nine-day trip to Cuba. Mucho enjoyable!
My name is Geno. I am 4-year-old doofus with a heart as big as all my fluff. I am running away from the Cold Springs fire. I need to find my family! If I’m not wearing my collar anymore, please call 303-717-6021 or 720-273-0322 to help me. Thanks!

WITH SYMPATHY to Lori LeGault (Assistant Lyons Recreation Director) and family at the sudden death of her mother Sally Schreiber of Tucson, AZ (age 64). She was here to attend the Mayama Dance Festival in May. Our deepest sympathy.
DANIEL “DAN” STUART TALLMAN, age 57, of Firestone, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 2, at his home. He was raised in Longmont by his parents Ken and Mary Lou, with grandparents, Glen and Cleo Tallman, who lived at Riverside, above Lyons. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and thirteen-year old triplets, Brandon, Madison, and Luke, and a sister Sondra Tallman, and extended family. Memorials may be made to Rocky Mountain Christian Church. We express our sympathy.

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