A-h-h Colorado. The weekend cold and snow didn’t last long, and the sun was shining earlier this week. We need more snow, though! They say more might be in store for next week. Keep the water dripping in your faucets on these really cold days, and your cupboard doors under your sinks open.

A BURGLARY was reported up Blue Mountain Road earlier this week. Keep your doors locks and have someone watch your house. If they get away with it, they will strike again! 

The ice rink is back, but it is cold weather dependent. But for now it is back. Lots of people having fun!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 –  Sip & Paint at Western Star Gallery & Studio, from 2 to 4 p.m. You will paint an Owl. Sounds intriguing.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 – The Felonius Smith Trio at 5 p.m., at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew .

MONDAY, JANUARY 29 - Senior Potluck dinner at the Walt Self Senior Center at 5:30 p.m. All seniors are invited. Thanks to the Latter Day Saints Church for this week’s senior meal held on Tuesday. The County lunch meals are available on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 p.m. Call (303) 441-1415 the day before for reservations. The charge is $3. 

BLACKSMITH CLASS – In Pinewood Springs, a three-hour class for $100. Call (970) 689-1788 if interested. (Learn to heat and handle steel.)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – The annual Discovery Fair in the Lyons Elementary School library from 5 to 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – A Valentine’s Dance from 6 to 8 p.m., at Rogers Hall for Parent and Child.  Lots of family fun.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – Old Tyme Dance from 7 to 10 p.m., at Oskar Blues. Dance for all ages.  Plan to attend.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 – Music by Ryan Hutchens at The Stone Cup from 10 a.m. to noon.  

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – An Alzheimer’s Class at the Walt Self Senior Center at 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – Cheer Camp at the Lyons High basketball game.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – High Street Concerts at Rogers Hall with Masontown and The Lonesome Days. Tickets are $21. Get reservations at www.highstreetconcerts.com.

CHASE THE MUSIC, which brings joy to children with critical health conditions is asking for your support to help bring a truly meaningful gift to a child in need. With your support, you can give a child a smile for life! Send donations to “Chase the Music, 2071 Rowell Drive, Lyons, CO 80540, or phone (303) 823-6170, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

SENIOR EXERCISES CLASSES on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self. Call Lori at (303) 823-8250. Get everyone moving! 

FOR SALE -  Contact a Lyons Fireman for a belt buckle saying “GRIT.”

THE JANET ORBACK SCHOLARSHIP fund is seeking donations to honor our longtime cemetery and town volunteer. Send donations to the Lyons Community Foundation, Box 546, Lyons, CO 80540.  The scholarship will be given during the LHS Awards Night in May.

THE WINTER RECREATION SCHEDULE is out! Go online, or pick up a recreation brochure at Town Hall.

OPEN BASKETBALL every Thursday through April 26, from 8 to 9:30 p.m., in the Lyons Elementary School gym.

ADULT 50+ free book club on the third Thursday of each month starting January 18, from12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For more information and to pre-register. Call (303) 823-8250. 

KIDS KAYAKING CLASS -  Nine weeks on Tuesdays, at Centennial Pool in Longmont. Call (303) 823-8250.

FOR SALE – Extra LHS State Championship volleyball T-shirts. The cost is $35 each; white with State symbol on the front, and Lyons Lions on back. It took a long time to get them, but they are here. (3-M; 2L; 1 XXL). Call (303) 823-5925.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – Family Bingo Night at Lyons Elementary School, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Plan ahead!

THE CHAMBER SOCIAL held last week at the Festivarie-Inn was well attended. Dan Siddall, Vice President, was presiding. Mike Porter, CEO gave his report. They are trying to get  all area businesses to enroll as members. The cost $75 - non profit; $125 - all businesses. Send dues to Box 426, Lyons, CO 80540. Dues are important to keep the Chamber going. There was a report on the $100,000 tourism grant that will enhance the goings on in town, send out publicity of what we have, and tell people about Lyons. The “Chill Day” in LaVern M. Johnson Park will coincide with Oskar Blues' Old Man Winter bike race held on Sunday, February. 11.
The  Lyons Good Old Days will be held on Saturday, June 30. Socials will be held monthly, with various businesses encouraged to host a social.

Eco-Cycle Green Star Family Workshops (see details in this edition).
Thursday, January 25 - MS & HS chess club: HS girls' & boys' basketball at home vs. Denver Christian. In both gyms: 4 p.m., G-C & B-C; 5:30 p.m., GV & BJV; 7 p.m., BV & GJV; HS wrestling at Strasburg High School, a Tri-Meet with Platte Valley at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 26 – HS boys' basketball at home vs. Frontier Academy. 4 p.m., C; 5:30 p.m., JV; and 7 p.m., Varsity; HS girls' basketball at Frontier Academy; HS CEMA Jazz Festival in Colorado Springs. All day.
Saturday, January 27 – HS wrestling at Valley Invitational in Gilcrest at 9 a.m.
Sunday, January 28 - Booster Club Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley on North Main Street in Longmont from 1 to 3 p.m.
Looking ahead - MS & HS Parent/Teacher Conferences on February 7, 13, and 15, from 3 to 7 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS to Field Soosloff a LHS senior cross country standout. He has signed a letter of intent to attend and run cross county for the Montana State University-Northern men's cross country team for the fall season. 

THANKS to the LCF for hosting a reception to the grant recipients for 2018. Each grantee told about their project, and expressed the value of the LCF funds. Support the LCF: Send donation to LCF, Box  546, Lyons, CO 80540.

THE WOMAN’S MARCH in Denver was well attended by area residents. (see details in this edition)
Sally Van Meter is in Ireland playing bluegrass music and doing a lot of sightseeing. What a lucky one!
Habitat volunteer workers are urged to sign up to help build the three units of Habitat Housing near the old Valley Bank building. “It takes a community to build a home.” All helpers are welcomed.  A meeting for Habitat housing was held Wednesday evening with the Lions Club Leos. A good start with the Leos and several volunteers helping. They estimate the houses will  be done in two years.

Sounds of Lyons is closing its doors. From a note from Sounds of Lyons founder MinTzu Wu, "Sounds of Lyons, a story, a fantasy, a vision, conceived in the winter of 2009 is rooted with strong belief that music transcends boundaries of genre, class, culture, and tradition."

In 2007, Lyons was graced with a very talented family; Jem Moore: a hammer dulcimer player, film maker, and pilot, and his wife MinTze Wu: a versatile violinist, who had won awards and played in prestigious concerts near and far.

They moved to Lyons co-housing with Jem's son, Gaelan, who attended Lyons High School. He graduated in 2012, and is now a U. S. Marine.
MinTze Wu started Sounds of Lyons in 2009, with yearly concerts at the Lyons Methodist Church, in Sandstone Park, Rogers Hall, River Bend, and other venues. Daughter  Adelaide was born in 2009. In 2012, their second daughter Camille was born. They moved to Macau in September of 2012. From May to October of 2013, they  were back in Lyons; then moved to Taiwan from October 2013 to July 2017; then to Longmont (but the girls attended the Lyons Elementary School). Due to his work, Jem has been hired as a pilot in Aspen, the young family will move again, this time to Carbondale. We will miss them. Through the years, Jem was stationed at various places as a pilot in Asia, while MinTze Wu and girls were growing roots in Taiwan.                

For over nine years we enjoyed: Sage Quartet, Sage Trio, Bohn Park, Lyons Community Church, Wildflower Pavilion, Rogers Hall, to outdoors at the River Bend,  thriving through floods, and winning LCF grants, and making friends along the way. MinTze Wu was the founder. She and her family "prepare for their next phase up in the mountains of Carbondale, Sounds of Lyons will now be folded into an ever-tender, passionate, wild, intimate piece of our memory. Farewell dear friends and provider of musical joy in Lyons! Thank you, and we will miss you."
Last Thursday was National Huggin' Day. H-m-m-m-m-m. Did you hug someone?

My great nephew Brayden Jueschke was born twenty-five years ago to Laura Leiding formerly from Lyons and Joseph Jueschke of Grand Junction (Laura is the daughter of Sharon McConnell of Lyons, and James Leiding of Grand Junction), when the doctors found a strange thing about his heart. He needed, and by a miracle received ,a heart transplant. Brayden is now twenty-five years old! He graduated from Grand Junction High School. He attended Colorado Mesa University, and received his Associates Degree in Pastry and Baking. The family recently moved to Colorado Springs, and he is indeed looking to the future. Happy birthday, Brayden.

CONGRATULATIONS to Eric Kelly and Kayla who have announced their engagement.
A SON was born to Jason and Kelly French on January 18, weighing 7 pounds and 9 oz. Our congratulations!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Randy Pollard, Diane Duncan, Halina Cope, Sunshine Dance Swan, Angela Marino, Taylor Christiansen, Dave Namesnik, Tanya Ward English, Matt Stratton, Dave, Ann Hall, Jake Marsing, Susie King, Anika Bulkovatz, Brayden Jueschke, Nicole Mikoni, Maria Wigdon, Trevor Johnson, Heidi Englehorn, Mintze Wu Moore, Patti Pope, Marcia Provost, Diana Brown, Thorne Vasquez, Ashley DeVeny, Baron Geron, Deb Schilling, David Sutak, Dale Katechis, Jennifer Roberts Lee, Timothy Alm, Scott Bunker, Lana Tilson, Sam Tallent, Kenyon Waugh, Shannon Forsberg Huey, Ruth Major, Pam Maestas, Ann Hall, and Jill Musser.

It has been twenty-five years since Robert Boddy, was killed in an oil field accident. He is sadly missed by family and friends.

REMEMBERING our friends Robert Dobbs and Arthur Valdez.

Kahlee Sue Pinello hosted an “Angel Party” at her home in Lyons for her mother Sarah Borst, who passed away over Christmas. A service was held in Nederland. Everyone rode the carousel; one of Sarah’s delights.

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