Another week gone by, and still not much snow! It is getting scary. However, as long as they get snow in the mountains that will help.


HAMILTON TICKETS? I do not know of anyone who was able to get tickets to see the musical Hamilton in Denver. Such a long line and mad scramble! The producers should hold it over for another few weeks so everyone who wants to, can see it. But, they say it will be back next year.

ART SHOW: Rachel Tallent is displaying her art at The Stone Cup during the month of February. It's very good, you should stop by The Cup and check it out!

WINTER ART SHOW at Lyons Town Hall on view through April 6. Stop by during normal Town Hall business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - A Town Hall meeting with U.S. Representative Jared Polis, Colorado State Senator Steven Fenberg, and Colorado State Representative Jonathan Singer at Oskar Blues. Reception/Music (Von Haddad) from 5 to 5:30 p.m.; Opening remarks by elected officials from 5:30 to 6 p.m.; Question &  Answer from 6 to 8 p.m. Come down and chat with your elected officials. Everyone is invited.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2 – The Discovery Fair at the Lyons Elementary School library at 5:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – Town’s Valentine Dance for parents and children from 6 to 8 p.m., at Rogers Hall.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – Old Tyme Dance at Oskar Blues Events Room from 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Sawmill; the caller is Patricia Danscome. The cost is $5 - child; $10 -adult; $25 family. All ages are invited.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 - Ryan Hutchens will play music at The Stone Cup from 10 a.m. to noon.  

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – The Senior lunch at Oskar Blues at 11:30 a.m.; Alzheimer’s class at the Walt Self Senior Center at 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9 – Cheer camp at Lyons High School basketball game.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 – High Street Concerts presents Masontown, and The Lonesome Days in concert at Rogers Hall. Tickets are $21. Reservations at

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10 - Old Man Winter Rally in Sandstone Park.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 - The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Chill Fest” in Lavern M. Johnson Park, and the Lyons Polar Bear Plunge at River Bend. Stay tuned.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23 – Family Bingo Night at 5:30 p.m., at Lyons Elementary School. 
Julie’s Thai Kitchen has reopened with some new “specials” after their vacation trip home to Thailand.
CHASE THE MUSIC brings joy to children with critical conditions. They are asking for your support, which will help bring a truly meaningful gift to a child in need. With your donation, 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 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you!

FREE RESIDENT PARKING PERMITS are available at Lyons Town Hall. A second car pass is $35; third car pass is$55. You must present a utility bill to prove residency.

THE TOWN OF LYONS WINTER RECREATION BROCHURE is out. Go online at the Town website, or pick one up at at Town Hall.

OPEN BASKETBALL every Thursday at the LES gym from 8 to 9:30 p.m., through April 26.

ADULT 50+ BOOK CLUB on the third Thursday of each month starting (February 15, March 15, etc.) from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. Call (303) 823 8250 for more information. All adults are welcome.

KIDS KAYAKING CLASS on Tuesdays, at Centennial Pool. Call (303) 823- 8250 for more information.

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

WORLD INSTRUMENT & ART CLASSES every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., upstairs in the Walt Self Senior Center through May. Taught by Julie Adair ($8-drop in fee). 

ACTIVE 50+ ART CLASS on Tuesday, February 6 and April 10, from l0 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. 

MOMMY (CARETAKER) AND BABY/TODDLER FITNESS CLASS on Mondays through May from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Walt Self Senior Center basement. The fee is $5 per class. 

FOR SALE - Belt buckle saying “GRIT,” contact a Lyons fireman. 

ICE SKATING - The rink is open (always weather/temperature dependent) with skate rentals from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Family skating on 9 a.m to 4 p.m., on Mondays, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; and 4 to 10 p.m., on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Hockey from 4 to 10 p.m., on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday; and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. No charge for skating, but skate at your own risk. Call (303) 823-8250 for more information.

Donate to the Janet Orback Scholarship fund to honor longtime cemetery and town volunteer. Send donations to Lyons Community Foundation, Box 546, Lyons, CO 80340. The scholarship will be awarded during LHS Awards Night in May.

FOR SALE – Lyons State Championship volleyball t-shirts ($35 each, white with state symbol on front and Lyons Lions on back). It took a long time to get them, but they are here (various sizes) Call (303) 823-5925.

SENIOR MEALS - Fourteen seniors enjoyed the potluck dinner at the Walt Self Senior Center on the fifth Monday of the month. Thanks to all who brought food.
On Monday, February 5, at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be hosted by The River Church; Wednesday, February 7, lunch at Oskar Blues; Friday, February 5, regular lunch at the Walt Self Senior Center (Lyons Bistro). Call (303) 441-1415 the day before for reservations. The cost is $3. The February birthday celebration will be on Friday, February 23, at 12:30 p.m., right after the Friday lunch. 

Western Stars Gallery is getting a new neighbor; a new restaurant. Work now underway, for an opening this spring. Details to come.  With lots of work on building interior the next few days. So, Western Stars Gallery may be closed during construction. Call (401) 301-1212 if a special appointment is needed. Sorry for any inconvenience!

Thursday, February 1 – MS/HS chess club; wrestling crossover dual meet with University High School at home at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 2 – MS/HS All-State choir; HS: girls' and boys' basketball at home vs. Dayspring Christian Academy in both gyms (4 p.m. BC; 5 p.m. GV & BJV; 6:30 p.m. BV & GJV).
Saturday, February 3 – HS/MS All-State choir; HS wrestling at Eaton Invitational (Eaton High School) at 9 a.m.
Sunday, February 4 - Booster Club Bingo at the Longmont Bingo Alley on North Main Street in Longmont from 1 to 3 p.m.

CONGRATULATIONS to Ixchel Leeuwenburgh. The Lyons senior basketball player received the Girls' Peak Performer award from the Times Call last week. Ixchel scored 23 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, and had 7 steals in the Lions win over Frontier Academy!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Lyons Jazz Band. They performed at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs last Saturday.
They left after the basketball game on Friday, and returning Saturday night.  They were very impressive.

THE LIONS BOOSTER CLUB will furnish meals during Teacher/Parent conferences next week.  Parents are asked to supply specific dishes on:  Wednesday, February 7 - Italian dishes; Tuesday, February 13 - Baked Potatoes; and Thursday, February 15 - Noodles.

Congratulations to Kyla Morton and Eric Kelly who announced their engagement while in Belize this past week.

And congratulations to Keith Joseph and Ann Jung Cho, who were married on September 26.

Mallory Elizabeth was born to Wade Tabor and Jenny Fox on Wednesday, January 24, in Fort Collins. She was 6 lbs. 9 oz., and 18.5” long. Mallory is the granddaughter of Jerry and Debbie Tabor of Lyons.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Stevie LaRue, Maxine (Ohline) Harkalis, Ron Pederson, Gloria McNeill Beyer, Mary Ann (Veith) Reynolds, Georgina Pollard, Zach Christiansen, Cindy (O’Connor) Wilson, Ron French, Dale Katechis,  Jennifer  (Roberts) Lee, Brian Giron, Andy Maestas, Geneva Thomas, Scott Bunker, Karen Schwenn, Larry Quinn, Linda Johnson, Patty McNeill, Kenyan Waugh, Shannon (Forsberg) Huey, Ruth Major, Pam Maestes, and Trevor Johnson.

A SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY was sung to Geneva on her day at the Lyons Community Church, with the story of her losing her home during the 2013 flood and having to move to Mead. She is missed around town. Happy birthday Geneva.

Ben Veltein relates that it has been five years since his brother John, passed away. Our sympathy to Ben and his family.

Manuel Jesus Vasquez has passed away (February 18, 1934 to January 26, 2018). Manuel was the patriarch of the Vasquez family. He lived in San Antonio. 
Randy Correa, of Aurora, was killed in a car accident on January 1. He was 18 years old, born on April 25, 1999. He was the fiance of Paige Elsberry (the daughter of former Lyons resident, Jerry Elsberry, and graduate of Lyons High School). A candle light vigil was held on January 26, at Flanders Park in Aurora, Colorado. His favorite music was played, and messages attached to a balloon were sent. Randy was a caring, big hearted young man with so much life head of him. Always a smile on his face; he always had everyone laughing up a storm. A soul gone too soon but never to be forgotten by those he loved. Randy was a part of the Elsberry family, and is survived by his sister Denise Correa, his mother Patti Correa, and his fiance Paige Elsberry, who says, "It's not good bye; it's I'll see you later." We express our deepest sympathy.

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