The Lyons Lions Club was chartered on June 24, 1946 with 30 members including many of the movers and shakers of that era. Among the most notorious were rail and road builder W.A. Colt, known as the “Sage of the Rocky Mountain Region.” His company built the roads over Wolf Creek and Independence Pass, Trail Ridge Road and the Boulder and Hygiene Roads. He built his home on Apple Valley Road.
Also on Apple Valley Road was J.J. Kelly Jr., who came to Lyons in 1937. He served on the local school board.
Sherman Bohn was the town electrician for 35 years. For his many contributions to the community, Bohn Park was named in his honor.
C.E. Brodie was among the largest quarry owners in the United States. He sold finished sandstone all over the country and his stone was used to build most of the CU campus in Boulder.
O.J. Ramey, banker, realtor, insurance broker, and mayor, built the Lyons power plant electrifying the community.
G.W. “Doc” Jernigan ran the Lyons drug store and was the town pharmacist for forty years. He served as town trustee, school board member and fire department volunteer.
Hal Hall purchased the 3200 acre Blair Ranch in 1944. He served on the school board.
D.L. Goranson ran a feed store on Main Street. He served as town trustee and mayor.
F.W. Cumberford moved to Lyons in 1936. He ran the local lumber yard.
H. Clay Bloomfield had a truck farm and road stand east of town. His wife, Icibinda, owned the Burlington Hotel on Main Street.
Plasterer Paul Endres was involved in the boy scouts and the Red Rock Ramblers.
Calvin Huss purchased the Oxford Market and operated it as Huss Market for many years.
Lyons Club International is the largest service club in the world. It has 1,358,000 members in 46,000 clubs in 206 countries. At this year’s world convention in Seattle 25,000
Lions are expected to march in the annual parade. The Lyons Lions Club members are seeking golfers, hole sponsors and prizes to make their 17th annual tournament a success. All of the profits generated by the annual tournament go back to the Lyons community. The Lions philanthropic contributions include: college scholarships, eye care, and general assistance for those in need. Help the Lyons Lions help Lyons. Phone Golf Chairman Ken Cinnamon at (303) 823-6925, or (303) 709-6022, to sign up as a player or a sponsor.