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B •R •I •E •F •S Redstone Review has a new look LYONS – The Redstone Review is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new look. The pages are now 2” longer creating more space for information and news. Let us know on our Facebook page how you like our new look and longer pages.

Ash Wednesday Service LYONS – Ash Wednesday service will be held on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Lyons Community Church, 350 Main St. Pastor Emily Kintzel, pastor of Lyons Community Church will conduct the service. Join the group for a contemplative service as we begin our Lenten journey. It will be a service of song, scripture, prayer, and silence. You will also have the opportunity to receive ashes as a part of the service. All are welcome. For information contact www. lyons communitychurch.org.

Work began on US 36 near Lion Gulch LYONS – On February 17, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Flatiron Constructors began work on U.S. 36 near the Lion Gulch trailhead between Lyons and Estes Park. Drivers can expect delays with intermittent single lane closures until March 9 when there will be a 30-day closure of U.S. 36 to allow crews to permanently repair the road from the 2013 floods. Three open house public meetings, with one in Lyons, are planned to inform residents and commuters about the closure: • February 24, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Pinewood Springs Fire Station, 61 Kiowa Rd. • February 25, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lyons Community Library, 451 4th Ave. • February 26, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Estes Park Town Hall Board Room, 170 MacGregor Ave. CDOT and contractor staff will be on-hand at each of the meetings to answer any questions people may have. The full closure will start at 12:01 a.m. on March 9 until the week of April 7, with crews working around the clock. Detours will need to be used. School buses and emergency responders will be able to get through. The project teams have Continue Briefs on Page 7

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Willa Leggett, age 3, at left, and Joey Mason, age 4, share a book at Lyons Valley Preschool on February 11.Lyons Valley Preschool opened in December 2013 under an Emergency Exemption Appeal after the flood in September caused the Lyons Community Montessori school to close. They currently serve 27 families and have graduated over 70 children. Their goal is to promote critical thinking, confident life-long learning, and to foster the joy of learning in all children. PHOTO BY CATHY RIVERS

Town Board election and board passes ordinance for town to require testing for uses at the waste water plant By Susan de Castro McCann Redstone Review Editor LYONS – The Redstone Review, Lyons Chamber of Commerce and the Lyons Recorder will hold a Candidates Forum on Monday March 9 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyons District Library in the Community Room. The audience will be able to write down questions for the candidates to answer. There will be appetizers and soft drinks available. The election for Town of Lyons Board of Trustees and Mayor will be on Tuesday April 7, which is the last day to turn in ballots or to vote at the Town Hall, 432 Fifth Ave. April 3 is the last day to register and still receive a ballot in the mail otherwise you will need to vote in person at the Town Hall. From March 16 to 20, ballots are scheduled to be mailed to all registered voters in Lyons. On April 20 the newly elected Mayor and Lyons Board of Trustees will be sworn into office. Two candidates are running for mayor: current Lyons Trustee, Jocelyn Farrell, and former Mayor Nicholas Angelo. Seven candidates are running for Lyons Trustees: Hollie Rogin, current Trustee Mark Browning, Robert Brakenridge, Greg Lowell, current Trustee Wendy Miller, current Trustee Mike Karavas and Kenyon Waugh. For more election information, see https://www.townoflyons.com/330/Elections. At a town board meeting early in February,

the board approved Ordinance 1074 to allow the town to require testing and monitoring facilities on some customers’ wastewater pipes. The ordinance passed 6 to 0; Mayor Connie Sullivan recused herself saying that her husband was a partner in a business that would be affected by the ordinance. This ordinance would allow the town to require testing and monitoring of some businesses to determine the levels of certain pollutants in their wastewater. Some of the pollutants that are limited by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are a concern in Lyons include BOD (Biochemical Oxygen Demand), TSS (Total Suspended Solids), and copper, along with a number of other heavy metals and chemicals. The BOD levels have sometimes been higher than the Lyons wastewater treatment plant is permitted to treat. To further complicate matters the centrifuge at the wastewater plant was not working properly and had to be rebuilt costing about $8,000. “It is being worked on now and should be ready soon,” Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen said. “Between having the centrifuge repaired and other operation modifications, this will help is to reduce the amount of BODs we have to process.” But that will not solve the whole problem. Simonsen said that currently there are no official ports for testing fluids going into the wastewater plant at any of the businesses in


free and independent press is essential to maintaining democracy. Lyons has benefited from having the Redstone Review as a local news resource for 20 years. I want to extend my sincere congratulations and gratitude to the staff at the Redstone Review, especially for their coverage of local government and issues of importance to Lyons voters. Mayor Connie Sullivan

town. There is one makeshift port in a pipe near Spirit Hound Distillers, 4196 Ute Hwy. in Lyons. This port was found to have higher than acceptable levels of copper in the wastewater that needs to be removed. Simonsen said that the town wants to put in ports on the businesses that fall into the High Category of the High Strength Waste Classification; currently this is about four or five businesses. These ports would be up to code, outside on the sewer pipes of individual businesses and allow for testing their wastewater. The businesses would be required to pay for these ports and if needed pay for separating out the waste and having it hauled away and treated separately if they cannot reduce the levels of pollutants that are regulated. Lyons is a small town with small businesses and some businesses are balking at the cost of treating BODs. Craig Englehorn, the head distiller at Spirit Hound said, “I’m the elephant in the room. Continue Town on Page 15



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LYONS L E T T E R S •T O •T H E •E D I T O R Voting on the trash hauler initiative Residents of Lyons, On this April’s ballot you will be asked to vote on measure 2020-09, that will guarantee your right to vote if the Town chooses to contract with a sole provider for residential trash service. A yes vote for resolution 2020-09 will require the Town of Lyons to seek voter approval before entering into an agreement with a trash service provider. As the measure’s sponsor I would like to clarify what this resolution does and if adopted, how it would impact the Town of Lyons. This measure does not define contractual terms, therefore voting yes will not require the Town to hold yearly elections for trash service. If approved, the Town is free to enter into a multi-year contract with a service provider pending voter approval. Furthermore, it does not require a vote if the Town were to renegotiate and renew said contract. This measure does not contain language that would impact the Town’s ability to provide curbside yard waste or community recycling programs. This measure is not a vote for or against single-hauler trash service. Resolution 2020-09 ensures your ability to vote if the Board of Trustees would like to provide town managed waste collection. The petition states if the Town elects to enter into a contract with a provider for single hauler trash service the citizen of Lyons have a right to vote. Per section 7-3-60: “Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary and in addition to any other requirement provided by law, if the Town of Lyons seeks to provide residential waste services, contract with a waste hauler to provide residential waste services, or require the use of or the imposition of a fee for residential waste serviced in all or a portion of the boundaries of the Town, it may do so only after holding an election in which the proposition before the electorate shall be whether the Town of Lyons shall be allowed to take such action.” I recognize that serving on the Board of Trustees or a Town committee is a truly a thankless effort. I appreciate and respect one’s willingness to serve their community. This measure is not intended to undermine the Sustain-

ability Future’s Commission or Board of Trustee’s efforts. This petition lets you, the voter, decide if the Board of Trustees or the Residents of Lyons should make this important decision. This April, I encourage you to vote YES on Resolution 2020-09. Charles Olson, Lyons Resident Taking Pay as you throw to a vote Madam Editor I am one of the circulators of the Petition to have the Town take the Pay as You Throw ordinance to the citizens of Lyons for a vote. Many folks are concerned about the PAYT ordinance proposed by the town. The Presidents of all three of the Homeowners Associations here Lyons, of which I am one consider this proposal a significant imposition of a small-town government on our lives and freedom of choice. You may not be aware that the Stone Canyon HOA already has a contract with Western Disposal to serve their community. The homeowners living there consider it to be a very good contract and have no wish to be forced to abandon it. Choice is always to be valued. To think that the town would impose this new program on us without even offering we citizens a voice is an overreach on the part of those promoting this effort. All that is required in the petition we circulated is that we be given that choice. If the citizens vote in favor of our ordinance requiring that our voices be heard, the town must listen. As it is now the case, both the ordinance arising out of our petition and the ordinance proposed by the town to provide a monopoly to Western Disposal will both be on the April ballot. A “yes” for Ordinance 2020-09, arising from our petition will require that the Town put their proposal to the vote. A “no” for Ordinance 2020-17, the Town’s ordinance requiring everyone in Town to use the new monopoly service by Western Disposal will defeat that measure as it is now written. It really is as simple as that. Cordially, Jim Crowder

Corrections and clarifications There are two clarifications for the January/February 2020 issue of Redstone. In the Page 1 story on the Town Board continued to Pg. 14 it stated: Trustee Jocelyn Farrell said that she will save $137 per month on her trash bill by using the Western Disposal bins and separating out her trash. The correct statement should say “she will save $137 per year.” It was also stated: “If the initiative passes this would mean that the town would have to hold an election every single year to approve a trash hauler.” However elections would not need to be held every year.

Xeric gardens once again available to Lyons utility customers Lyons utility customers can once again take part in the Garden in a Box program – a water-wise, preplanned garden of native plants offered by ReSource Central. This year, 17 discounts of $25 on each Garden in a Box are available to Lyons water utility customers. Last year’s discounts went quickly. Before March 1, interested residents can add their name to the presale list to be notified when the gardens go on sale. Go to resourcecentral.org/gardens/shop and choose the highlighted text in the first paragraph. After the discounts are gone, both Town of Lyons residents and anyone living in unincorporated Boulder County can still order the gardens at the normal, undiscounted price. The gardens are a selection six professionally designed perennial, xeric gardens that include 14 to 30 starter plants, a comprehensive plant and care guide and up to three plant-by-number maps for each garden type. Prices vary, depending on the number of plants and square feet of coverage. The gardens go on sale March 1 and will be available for pickup in mid-May.

Dear Editor: I’d like to correct a statement in your January/February edition. Mayor Sullivan stated in her column that, after the Lyons Board of Trustees voted on December 2 not to proceed with a Pay As You Throw (PAYT) proposal, “two Trustees who voted not to move forward requested the item come back for reconsideration.” I did vote on December 2 not to move forward, but I did not request the item come back for reconsideration. Rather, at the December 16 meeting, in my capacity as Board liaison to the Sustainable Futures Commission, I simply informed the Board that the SFC planned to meet soon to discuss asking the Board to reconsider PAYT. I expressed neither support for nor opposition to reconsideration, but was merely keeping the Board informed of SFC discussions. Had reconsideration been voted on (it was not), I would have voted “no”. Thank you for the opportunity to clarify this point. Mark Browning, Trustee

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MAYOR’S CORNER The fate of Buy-out Parcels on Apple Valley Road By Connie Sullivan, Mayor of Lyons Redstone Review LYONS – After the 2013 floods, residents of Lyons as well as those in Boulder County had the option to participate in a buy-out program, which allowed the town or county to use federal funding to purchase the propSullivan erty and convert the parcel to open space. Homeowners who participated in the program would agree to relocate out of the floodplain, rather than rebuild, thus reducing the risk of future property damage should another flood occur. Several properties purchased by Boulder County as part of this program are located along Apple Valley Road and lie within the Lyons primary planning area. The primary planning area boundaries are defined by an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between Lyons and Boulder County. The IGA contemplates the future growth of Lyons and identifies parcels that may be logical candidates for annexation due to their proximity to town. The IGA restricts the county from creating new open space within the Lyons planning area. Lyons has limited opportunity for future development (residential or commercial) and therefore the IGA is a critically important document as it defines where and how Lyons can grow. The Town of Lyons and the county have been in discussion for several years about the future of ten buy-out properties on Apple Valley Road. These parcels are deed-restricted and can only be used for passive recreation due to the rules that govern the buy-out program. The town’s Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) has been analyzing the parcels for their value to Lyons, either for future recreational opportunities (fishing, access points for tubing,

from the public for passive recreational uses such as fishing. The fear is that if maintained by the county, the parcels will end up closed off from all access – similar to land adjacent to South St. Vrain Road, which surrounded by barbed wire fence. I have generally subscribed to the thinking that the town should maintain control over land that lies in our primary planning area. The deed restric-

etc.) or for other needs such as utility connections. A comprehensive study of the Apple Valley area was conducted as part of the Lyons Primary Planning Area (LPPA) after the flood which determined this area has little opportunity for commercial development, and few parcels would accommodate residential development due to proximity to the floodplain. Other commissions (Parks and Recreation and the Ecology Advisory Board) have also weighed in on the discussion, primarily advocating for their eventual inclusion into Lyons’ parks system due to their ecological and recreation value. The ultimate question at hand is whether the town should request the county transfer ownership of these parcels on Apple Valley to the Town of Lyons. The PCDC is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees (BOT) soon, and the BOT will direct staff The bridge at Apple Valley to notify the county of the decision. The board must consider the cost of maintaining these parcels tions, and precedent established by the town in handling and weigh the pros and cons of giving them up to the county other buy-outs within the town boundaries, should reasin perpetuity, as opposed to maintaining control over how sure the adjacent neighbors that the town is sensitive to they would ultimate be used. If the parcels remain in the the concerns of area residents. The Martin parcel, adjacounty, then they would become part of the county’s open cent to Bohn Park, was recently acquired from Boulder space program. County and the town worked with the neighboring stakeThe PCDC has studied each parcel and scored each ac- holders to limit potential uses of this parcel. cording to the parcel’s usefulness to Lyons. The Parks and Another possibility might be to consider allowing the Ecology Commissions reviewed the proposals and have county to maintain control of the parcels in Apple Valley, drafted statements supporting the town accept ownership of but with the condition that they not be completely closed all the parcels based on the philosophy that by maintaining to future recreation. The IGA with the county is due to ownership, the town can ensure the parcels are not cut off Continue Mayor on Page 7

The opportunity of winter, reflection, renewal and mental health recovery By Cherie Maureaux Redstone Review LYONS – Winter is often described by poets as the season of contemplation, introspection, and preparation for renewal. As we Maureaux watch the grace of winter clothe our beautiful town, I would like to offer reflections about one of Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund’s (LEAF) latest offerings to the community, the Mental Wellness and Addiction Recovery program. Last autumn, LEAF formally presented the Mental Wellness program to residents of the Greater Lyons area. Services began with a free 12-week course called “Life Skills,” which focused on learning about and practicing the arts of mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal relationship-building. Class discussion was active and lively. Activities included moving meditation, psychoeducation, values identification, art therapy, and specific skill-based learning. All involved were enthusiastic and each member of the group made a personal commitment to making aware, intentional life choices. The group created this mission statement: “We are making inten-

tional life choices to create a meaningful life worth living.” As the leader of this class, I was delighted to engage in many “light bulb moments.” I feel honored to be a part of the worthwhile work that our group accomplished. Individual counseling sessions also began last season. It is important to note that growing mental wellness is not just for times of crisis. Emotional, cognitive, and social well-being affects how each of us thinks, feels, and acts. How we handle stress, make choices, and relate to others is directly related to our commitment to our health. When we function in a positive mental health state, we can realize our full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively, and make meaningful

contributions to our community. Thankfully, our community has many events that remind us of the importance of fostering positive health. LEAF is proud to collaborate with local organizations such as the Wide Spaces Community Initiative, The OUR Center, Lyons Community Church, and local mental health professionals to encourage connection with others through community events, arranging access to professional help when needed, and providing ways to help others. So what will our next Spring Season hold? Starting February 27, LEAF will host another free Life Skills series. The course will run on Thursdays for 12 weeks, from 10 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. in the lower level of Lyons Community Church. Each class

will begin with a mindfulness exercise, followed by psychoeducational learning, practical practice of skills learned, and class discussion. Once again, the vibe of this class thus far has been safe, respectful, energetic, thoughtful, and caring. To sign up for the course, please email me confidentially at mentalwellness@leaflyons.org. The first generation of LEAF’s Life Skills class participants were surprised to discover such great value in this investment of time and effort. If you have interest in your own personal growth, I encourage you to join me on Thursday, February 27 at 10 a.m. There is great power of this type of group work, and I would be honored to share it with you. Individual counseling sessions are specific to each individual’s needs and are completely confidential. To request information or have a completely confidential conversation about individual counseling, please email me at mentalwellness@leaflyons.org. Requests for information and any conversations will not be shared. Individuals who carry Medicaid insurance can receive individual counseling at no cost. If you qualify for Medicaid coverage, LEAF can help you sign up. Those with other insurance, or without insurance, will be asked to make a donation for this service. Nobody Continue LEAF on Page 14

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CANDIDATES Candidates running for Mayor of Lyons Jocelyn Farrell Jocelyn Farrell, 49, is running for Mayor and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees. She is the Board of Trustees liaison to the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission. In addition, she represents Lyons with the Colorado Hwy. 66 Coalition and with Boulder County’s Transportation and Affordable Housing Funds. Jocelyn and her husband, Dan, moved to Lyons 12 years ago and they enjoy supporting their two children at Lyons Middle / Senior band concerts, football and basketball games, cross country, and track and field meets. Jocelyn has a degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. In the past, she worked for an IT publication selling


advertising to Fortune 500 companies, as volunteer grant writer for Habitat for Humanity of Boulder and volunteer fundraiser for Longmont Community Hospital. Today, Jocelyn is a modern abstract painter, and her art has been on display throughout Lyons. Nicholas Angelo Nicholas Angelo, 71, is running for Mayor. He moved to Lyons in 1985 and has lived in Colorado since 1956. He is married to Candace Shepard, a former Lyons Trustee and to quote Angelo, “an incredible artist and my rock.” They have been married for 35 years. They have four “incredible children and six grandchildren,” said Angelo. He added, “I was lucky to win a coin flip to begin my first term as a Lyons Trustee when Hazel Smith resigned in 1995. In the election of 1996 I won my first full term as a Lyons Trustee, receiving the most votes of any Trustee candidate. In the election of 1998 I won my first term as Mayor and in 2006 the citizens of Lyons elected me to my second term as Mayor.” Angelo said that his focus while in office was always the seniors and children of the community. The most recent commission that he served on was the Planning and Community Development Commis-


sion. Currently he sells and ships used and rare books and fine art and Navajo weaving worldwide. He said his education regarding leadership was on-the-job training through his terms in office and interest in effective governance. He graduated from East High School in Denver, and was a member of the class of 1965 which Angelo said has been highly acclaimed and which he gives his classmates credit for. “My mother put me in school a year early to get me off the streets of New York City,” he said. “I was 14 when I went into high school. My favorite hobby since my mother gave me a box of stamps is stamp collecting. I have a special interest in studying the founding fathers and the Constitution, that’s why I always quote Madison, Jefferson, etc. But the most fun I have by far is enjoying time with my grandchildren especially now that August is learning basketball. I told my daughter the day I see him drive the lane for a layup will be joyous indeed.”

Candidates running for Lyons Trustees Mark Browning, Incumbent Mark Browning, 64, is running for his second term as a Lyons Trustee. He moved to Lyons in 2012 and was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2018 after serving on the Planning and Community Development Commission and previously as Library District chair.


Browning received Bachelor of Journalism and Doctor of Jurisprudence degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Texas, then for 30 years as a lawyer, seven years in private practice and 23 years as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas. Browning is married to Pamela Smith Browning, a teacher at Lyons Elementary. He has two daughters who live in Austin, Texas. He volunteers with Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund (LEAF Meals on Wheels), Lyons Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity and the Lyons Lions Club. Browning is an avid runner and can often be seen running on the trails around the area. Hollie Rogin Hollie Rogin, 51, has lived in Boulder County since 1996 and moved to Lyons in 2018, and currently enjoys serving on the Planning and Community Development Commission. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Literature from Northeastern Illinois University. Hollie Rogin owns her own marketing strategy company, and her clients include


large technology and medical device corporations as well as small cleantech startups. She has served on the board of Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center and has been a volunteer with Jewish Family Service since 2012. She has one stepdaughter and lives in Old North with her husband Patrick Cullie and their two dogs. Her campaign website is: https://hrogin.wixsite.com/hollieforlyons. Kenyon Waugh Kenyon Waugh, 49, is a 17-year resident of Lyons. He is married to Juli Waugh and they have two children – Shenandoah, 16 and Harper, 14, who have been raised in Lyons. Kenyon grew up outside of Philadelphia and went to college in Washington, D.C. and Boston. He graduated from Bentley College with a B.S. in Finance. He moved to Colorado in 1994 and worked in the software and consulting business. He graduated from the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder in 1999 with an MBA. For the last 23 years, Kenyon said he has

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in 2011. In 2014, Kenyon and his partner sold their company and partnered with other local families to redevelop Riverbend and they started WeeCasa Tiny House Resort. Kenyon said, “Juli and I went on our first dinner date at Andrea’s in 1995 and when we were looking to move from Westminster to where we would raise our family, we looked up and down the Front Range and kept coming back to Lyons. We bought our first house in Lyons in 2003 and have lived here since. We moved to Lyons for its eclectic population and small town feel. We instantly jumped in to serve. I served on both the PCDC and Parks and Recreation commissions. I have lived in Lyons longer than any current BOT member and consistently feel the draw to make Lyons feel like a small close-knit town again.” For hobbies, Kenyon and Juli hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in 2002 before moving to Lyons in 2003. They enjoy hiking in the area, playing golf and skiing. They also like to travel both domestically and internationally. Greg Lowell Greg Lowell, 68, moved to Lyons in 2012 and was previously a lifelong resident of New Hampshire. He and his wife Donna have been married since 1972 and they have three children, Jeff in Longmont, Andrew in Boulder and Amy who lives in Lyons. They have six grandchildren which, according to Greg is why they moved here. Currently he is a member of Ecology Advisory Board (since 2013); Parks and Recreation Commission (since 2018); Lyons Volunteers (from 2013 to 2014); DrBOP (Disaster Recovery Buy Out Properties) study group; St. Vrain Creek Commission; South Boulder Little League coach; he is a

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Redstone Review columnist (since 2015). He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in English in 1973. Greg worked at BAE Systems (defense contractor). He was a communications manager from1981 to 2011 when he retired; He worked for General Electric in publications from 1978 to 1981; in utility sales from 1976 to 1978; and as travel agent, salesman, security officer, factory worker, house painter and custodian (paid for college). In his spare time he loves fly fishing, hiking, dog walking, golfing, skiing, gym workouts, hunting, writing, reading, and grandkid watching. Wendy Miller, Incumbent Wendy Miller, 46, has lived in Lyons for 15 years, being a renter most of the time. She said, “When we moved here, it was a much different place. Artists, musicians, and blue collar workers were the fabric of the community. We had so much fun together. Working hard, playing hard, dreaming big, and creating a respected and magical place for ourselves and our children to grow up. Then the flood hit and everything changed.” She has been on the Town Board since 2016. She said, “I represent the lower income class, the blue collar folks; the ones who have lost their voice as housing costs have soared and been systematically pushed out due to the changing demographics. I have fought for affordable housing since just after the flood, as a member of the Affordable Housing Commission.” She has been on the Lyons Elementary PTO Board as a Member at Large until she

was term limited, and was on the Spirit Wear subcommittee as well as the Casino Night subcommittee. Wendy has been involved with Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund (LEAF) doing fundraising for several years in a row. She is also the Town Board liaison for the Housing and Human Services Commission. She has volunteered at Walter Self Senior Housing for many senior events. Wendy Miller has a certificate in Safe Talk for Suicide Prevention. She said, “I have worked tirelessly for the less fortunate or unlucky. I advocate for the mentally ill,” she said. “I started my college career in Nursing, but never finished. I switched to Business, but didn’t finish that either. I am a certified Sommelier and Notary Public. I have a commercial and residential cleaning company named Gleam Cleaning LLC. I


help my partner run his company, Rocky Mountain Skydive. We have a spectacular nine-year-old son,” she said. G. Robert Brakenridge Robert Brakenridge, 67, moved with his wife Marianne Oursler to Lyons from New Hampshire at the end of 2009. At this time, he had retired from Dartmouth College as a research professor. After moving here he joined the University of Colorado’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research as a senior research scientist. They have four grown children, five grandchildren, one dog, one home in Lyons, and family scattered all over. Robert said, “My education: a BS in 1975 from Beloit College; MS from U of Arizona in Geosciences in 1979 and PhD


from U of Arizona in Geosciences in 1982. Research and consulting are all in areas of the environmental geosciences, with an emphasis on floodplains, floods, and flood disasters. Work experience included a stint at NASA Headquarters as Geology Program Manager, and much of my work involves supporting disaster relief organizations such as the U.N. World Food Program, and responding to flood disasters in the U.S., Africa, and south Asia. I have served on numerous NASA and other governmental agency review panels, and presently direct a research team involving three universities, one NASA center, and a private company.” In New Hampshire, Robert served three years as an elected board member on the nation’s first interstate school district (Hanover, NH and Norwich VT). He said, “I saw examples where ‘group think’ led to bad decisions, and this left a lasting impression. Lyons needs to continue to benefit from a diversity of perspectives on its town board.” After the flood of 2013, he served on the Lyons River Recovery Task Force, then later on the Watershed Advisory Board. Afterwards he worked with a subgroup under the guidance of the Ecology Board, from 2018 to 2019, to provide the town with an updated Integrated Weed Management Plan. He and Marianne enjoy hiking and camping in the mountains above Lyons and hosting friends and family. Michael A. Karavas, Incumbent Michael A. Karavas, 53, moved to Lyons on December 23, 2013. He said, “I

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EDUCATE LES students craft original films for annual Discovery Fair By Tracy Pearce Redstone Review LYONS – Dressed in black top hats and matching vests, ushers greeted students and their families entering the Lyons Elementary School (LES) lobby. Classroom doors were draped with red and black butcher paper, resembling theater curtains. The smell of hot buttery popcorn filled the dimly lit hallways. School had been transformed into an old-time theater. This year’s Discovery Fair on January 31 was a film festival featuring student-made movies. Unlike previous years with student projects on display tables, festival-goers could choose between three designated theater areas, two classrooms and the library. Student filmmakers created a total of 32 films, each under three minutes in length. The films were divided into two larger viewing blocks or reels for each theater with a ten-minute intermission in between. This PTO-sponsored event was spearheaded by the Discovery Fair Committee, led by parent volunteers Jenny Begin and Patty Romero along with LES Learning Technology Coach Sarah Wegert. “(The film festival idea) seemed like it would be the most fun and the most inclusive,” Begin said. “It was a hit with the students and had great participation numbers.” In addition to inspiring student creativity, the festival aimed to make the filmmaking process inclusive for all students.

LES Filmmaker Ruby Begin, 6 and her friend Anika Bolkovatz, 7 pose for a photo during intermission at theDiscovery Fair on January 31. PHOTO BY KATE HART Accordingly, the Discovery Fair Committee both made available to students a variety of user-friendly apps like iMovie and Toontastic 3D and encouraged students to attend an after-school tutorial on January 9 with Wegert for one-on-one guidance. The committee and the LES administration also made Chromebooks available for students that did not have a device to use. In terms of style, students had a wide range of choices. They could choose stop

motion, sport, documentary, music video, and cartoon to name a few. Aside from using appropriate content, the only stipulations were that films had to be three minutes or less and the music in films could not infringe on copyright laws. “Providing students with choice in the tools they use, and an open-ended prompt really set the content at the forefront of the program,” LES Principal Andrew Moore said.

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, a film that examines how screens affect teens, comes to the Lyons Library By Kara Bauman Redstone Review LYONS – On Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. a special event is coming to the Lyons Community Library. From the makers of Bauman the award-winning documentary Screenagers comes Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER. Registration is free but required, please visit lyons.colibraries.org or our Facebook page (facebook.com/LyonsRegionalLibrary) to sign up. Filmmaker and physician Dr. Delaney Ruston takes the conversation around screens and teens to the next level with Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, a film that examines the science behind teens’ emotional challenges, the interplay of social media, and most importantly, what can be done in our schools and homes to help them build crucial skills to navigate stress, anxiety, and depression in our digital age. Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, Delany Ruston’s award-winning 2016 film, was the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions. Screened more than 8,000 times (and counting) to 4 million people in more than 70 countries, it has been featured on

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on how to help her own teens as they struggle with their emotional wellbeing. She sets out to understand these challenges in our current screen-filled society, and how we, as parents and educators, can empower teens to overcome mental health challenges and build emotional agility, communication savvy, and stress resilience. We witness Ruston as she finds her way

Using the iMovie app, fifth grader Evan Bolkovatz created a documentary about his cat titled “The Not So Secret Life of Lonzo the Cat.” The film was subtitled with fun swing music and showed Lonzo the cat eating a house plant, lying in a box and play-fighting with another family cat. “My cat’s life is very interesting,” Bolkovatz said. “I like how he moves and does different stuff from humans.” Other students chose to use a cartoon app to create a film. Third grader Basil Moore used Toontastic 3D to create her film, “Lost in Space.” In the film, three friends, who are lost in space, encounter a green shark with an eye patch. Moore’s film was clearly a lesson in both cartoonmaking and narrative tension. She also narrated the film and changed her voice for different characters. “I really like technology and I had never tried the Discovery Fair before, so I decided to do it. It was pretty fun,” Moore said. Third grader Jones Quinn, another film maker, created a documentary-style film titled, “You Better Belize It.” In the film, Jones wears a tie and a wig that makes him appear bald with tufts of hair behind his ears. He pretends to talk like an old man, while occasionally drinking from a coffee mug, and giving geographical and historical facts about Belize. Pictures are shown of the real Jones snorkeling and exploring caves in Belize. A variety of stop-motion films were also featured at the festival. Fifth grader Jasper Bolster used the Stop Motion app for his Continue LES on Page 15

from ineffective parenting to much improved strategies. We follow other personal stories of families from an array of backgrounds with a spectrum of emotional challenges. We also observe approaches in schools that provide strategies relevant beyond the classroom setting. Interwoven into the stories are surprising insights from brain researchers, psychologists, and thought leaders that reveal evidence-based ways to support mental wellness among our youth. The impact of social media and other screen time is incorporated in all the topics raised in Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER, how it may be impacting our teens’ mental health, and what we can do to help foster youth in the face of struggles. Some important points raised in Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER include: • Since 2011, there has been a 59 percent increase in teens reporting depressive symptoms. • Scientific data shows that two-plus hours a day on social media correlates with a higher chance of having unhappy feelings. • Teens say their main way of coping with stress is to turn to a screen; this is concerning for many reasons and we need to ensure they have other coping skills. • Some schools are implementing innovative programs, such as wellness clubs, where teens teach their peers essential communication skills, like conflict resolution and relationship building. • State-of-the-art therapies, including mindfulness, exposure therapy, and behavior activation, are being used to successContinue Library on Page 15

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INSIGHT What is the effect of impeachment? By John Gierach Redstone Review LYONS – My most vivid memory of the impeachment hearings is of driving from Lyons to Boulder listening to the proceedGierach ings on my car radio – as I’d been doing as much as the comings and goings of my normal life during those weeks allowed – when I simply reached down and tapped the button that switched me from NPR to a classic rock station. I felt guilty for shirking my civic duty, but for the moment I’d had enough. As historic as an impeachment is, it’s been hard to stay riveted to any of this. Not the congressional hearings or the staged drama of House Speaker Pelosi withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate, or the Senate trial itself, if you can call it that. Senate Republicans can say what they want, but we all know it’s not a trial if there’s no evidence or witnesses and the jury foreman – in this case Senate Majority Leader McConnell – announces beforehand that he’ll coordinate with the defense and find the defendant not guilty. So everyone thought the Democratic majority in the House would impeach the president; no one thought the Republican majority in the Senate would convict and remove him from office and they were right on both counts. So if the whole thing was a foregone conclusion, what was the point? Well, for one thing, as Speaker Pelosi put it, Trump is now “impeached forever,” meaning that regardless of the outcome, he’ll go down in history as only the third president in our 243-year history to be impeached by Congress. Think of it as filing a formal complaint that you know will be ignored, but that will now at least be on the books for future reference. For another, the impeachment managers presented a compelling case against the president based on available evidence and existing Congressional testimony. Few of us

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heard all of it, but we got the gist, it’s now in the Congressional Record and over the next nine months we’ll see reruns of the greatest hits in campaign ads to refresh our memories. You have to think that providing fodder for the campaign was at least part of the Democrats’ calculation – along with the remote possibility that Republican senators would suddenly develop a conscience. We also got the gist of the Republican defense, although the logic was hard to fol-

tively cheated in the last election or at least knowing allowed the Russians to cheat for him, and he was caught trying to cheat in the next election. Now that he’s been acquitted, he’ll feel free to cheat again and that will call into question the legitimacy of the election. I think that’s the crux of the thing, especially since our elections seem a little shaky anyway. Landslide victories are satisfying even to the losers because at least they’re definitive, but when the Electoral College declares a winner who got three million fewer votes than his opponent, as

low. Either Trump didn’t try to cheat on the next election, or he did but it’s okay, or it’s not okay but it’s not a high crime worthy of impeachment, or the rules that have applied to presidents for the last two centuries don’t actually apply, or maybe they just don’t apply to this particular president when overseen by this particular Senate. Something like that. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) anticipated the one Republican argument that might have sounded compelling if taken out of context: that this close to the election, why not just let the voters decide? But the problem is that Trump either ac-

they did in 2016, half the country feels that their votes didn’t count. I don’t understand the Electoral College any better now than I did in high school civics class. We elect everyone from senators to dog catchers by a straight popular vote – the candidate with the most votes wins – so why not the president? But the Electoral College isn’t our only problem. We also have gerrymandered districts drawn so that the chosen party can run a ham sandwich and win, which means that the general election is almost meaningless and the only one that counts is the party primary.

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be renegotiated soon and the town could consider leveraging the land in Apple Valley area for more control over the eastern corridor, particularly land that that is part of the Cemex IGA. This area has more value to the town for future commercial development and might also contribute to our sustainability goals due to its industrial nature (i.e. solar garden). This would be an interesting potential resolution that ensures the town can influence land-use decisions on parcels in close proximity to town, while securing opportunities for future development out east. As the current board considers the ques-

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And there’s voter suppression ranging from unreasonable ID requirements, to shortening voting hours, to closing polling places, to purging voter rolls. Colorado is one of the best states for voting. It’s easy to register and easy to vote, either in person or early with a mailin ballot, and if there’s a question about the results we have paper ballots for a recount. But other states don’t have it so good. There are still voting machines in use that don’t leave a paper record so if the results are questioned there’s no way to verify them – or at least no way that both sides will believe. Add to that fraudulent campaign ads (in 2016 some of them were actually paid for in rubles) and all kinds of dirty tricks, like mailers telling people to vote on the wrong day or in the wrong place, and you begin to get what could look like a sham election in a banana republic. We’ve had three years to clean up and secure the next election, but Trump and McConnell have blocked all the efforts, presumably because they think any cheating will be in their favor. I know I’m starting to sound like the guy on the next bar stool who has the conspiracy all figured out, but I’m not saying our elections are crooked, just that they could be if we don’t keep an eye on them. It hasn’t always been Republicans, either. Back in the old days in Chicago, the joke was that Democrats were so dedicated that they’d keep voting even after they were dead. Oddly, none of this makes me even consider not voting. On the contrary, I’m even more eager than usual in hopes of overwhelming any shadiness with sheer numbers. John Gierach is an outdoor and fly fishing writer who writes books and columns for magazines including a regular column for Trout Magazine. His books include Trout Bum, Sex Death and Fly fishing, and Still Life with Brook Trout. He has won seven first place awards from the Colorado Press Association for his columns in the Redstone Review. His latest book, Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers, will be available in April 2020 at bookstores and fly fishing shops everywhere including South Creek Ltd. on Main Street in Lyons. tion of whether or not to acquire these properties, the goal should be to think long-term and consider how the town is likely to evolve over the next few decades. The question is not necessarily binary in nature and could set a foundation for future IGA negotiations with the county. Connie Sullivan was elected Mayor on April 5, 2016. Prior to becoming Mayor, she served two terms on the Town Board of Trustees beginning in 2012. Connie and her husband Neil are the owners of the St. Vrain Market located in downtown Lyons on Main Street. For comments or questions, Mayor Sullivan can be reached by email at csullivan@townoflyons.com.

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CULTURE Twenty years after starting a newspaper By Susan de Castro McCann Redstone Review Editor LYONS – Twenty years has passed since the first issue of Redstone Review was published in February, 2000. Each year as our anniversary date rolls around, I ask myself whether, knowing what I know now, would do it all again? If I had remembered the teachings of Lily Tomlin, “Things are going to get a whole lot worse before they get worse,” I might have reconsidered this venture. Our home base is Lyons, a town of less than 2,000 people. When the Redstone published its first issue, Lyons already had a weekly newspaper which is no longer in print (but now has an on-line weekly), so we had built-in challenges: the ad base was small to begin with and there we were elbowing in. The first issue came together in fits and starts. It was an eclectic mix of local news and features. About half the people thought it was an advertising circular and threw it away. By the second issue the Lily Tomlin factor kicked in. I began to have the strange feeling that I was just like the little carved wooden figure sitting in a little wooden canoe named Paddle to the Sea, a book by Holling C. Holling. I was on a journey that was out of my control and there was no turning back. I was heading off through rough waters and great adventures to find the sea. There was for example, Dan, the pressman at the Colorado Daily where we printed the Redstone, quit his job and was replaced by a guy named Snake. He was a pleasant fellow, very chatty, skinny with tattoos everywhere. He had knife blades of various sizes tattooed across his back. Small blades started at the bottom and huge blades

presses and rolling, but less than ten minutes into the press run something went wrong and the presses overheated and wrapped across his shoulders. Snake told started throwing parts. One of the plates me that this was his second job and that in blew off. For some reason the overhead his day job he was a private investigator sprinklers came on. I stood there getting who helped parents find missing children. soaked watching the ink run off the pages I suggested that perhaps he should wear a onto the floor. But the three pressmen long-sleeved shirt when he met with the couldn’t have cared less about my newsfreaked out parents of missing children. It paper; they were running around like wild took three hours starting at 4 a.m. to run banshees screaming while trying to ma3,000 copies of the newspaper, which would neuver the fork lifts around to move the huge spools of new paper out of the path take a normal printer maybe an hour. The next month I arrived at the print- of the water spray. Snake was running ers at 3:45 a.m. My newspaper was on the from one of the room to the other trying to turn off the water but to no avail. He ended up calling the fire department, which came out and turned it off. I drove home without my newspapers thinking about what Hunter Thompson said, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” For the third issue, back at the Colorado Daily print shop things again got sticky, in a real sense. I knew something was wrong when I opened the door and stepped into something very squishy. It looked like thick white soapsuds and continued around the corner. The suds were lathering around the bottom of the presses and covering the floor with a heavy Some of the Redstone staff, clockwise from left: Cathy Rivers, photographer; Amy Reinholds, writer: hous- white cream that seeped from under the wall seping; Greg Lowell, writer: ecology; Susan de Castro McCann, arating the business net owner and editor; John Gierach, writer: commentary; Eileen Tobin, page designer, production manager; Ann Ripley, writer: door. The creamy subgarden. Insets, top: Richard Joyce, vice president, writer: com- stance had swirls of black, red, blue and yelmentary. Bottom: Sara Neustadtl, copy editor.

low ink making patterns in the suds. Snake was screaming. Again everyone was running around trying to move the huge spools of paper from the oncoming path of the white goop. Snake slowed down long enough to tell me that the tofu company next door was making soymilk and the pots had all boiled over. The soymilk was seeping under the adjoining wall and oozing onto all the equipment and spools of paper in the print shop. At this point I was starting to get discouraged, to doubt whether this was a good idea. This is what the Buddhists call the second arrow. The first arrow is the event or disaster that happens and the second arrow is your reaction to the event. My mind wandered to my previous job as a reporter at a daily newspaper. Late after midnight on one particularly stressful night in the newsroom I was working at my desk on some business stories when I heard a loud bang, then another and another. A bullet whizzed over my head. It came through the publisher’s office, into the newsroom, over my head, and lodged into a wall across the room. We were located on the second floor of the building. I was so shaken I decided to get some water, but just as I pushed my chair away from my desk, I realized that if I had stood up two seconds earlier, the bullet would have blown right into my head. I dropped back down into the chair. My knees were shaking anyway, so standing was not an option. Nor could I leave; I hadn’t yet finished my section of the paper. They caught the shooter within the hour. He had conveniently torn out a page from the newspaper with the story about his crime, which we had printed that day, wadded it up and stuffed it in the hole he made with the first bullet in the first floor window. I remembered that event as I weighed my options. I knew that if I could survive bullets flying over my head I could overcome any problems I had with the Redstone. Continue Redstone on Page 12

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Lyons Area Arts and Entertainment By Redstone Staf Redstone Review LYONS High Street Concerts – Happy New Year friends and music lovers. As we begin 2020, the crew at High Street Concerts looks forward to good things – music, community, and friendships old and new, and would love to have you start the new decade with us at High Street Concerts. The crew is excited about the 17th annual bluegrass / acoustic music concert series at Rogers Hall at Fourth Avenue and High Street. Doors open at 7 p.m. and he concert starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday March 14, in advance of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll feature Lyons’ very own Take Down the Door with special guest Dahlby & Nadine. Tickets go on sale about a month before each show. Visit www.highstreetconcerts.com for more information about the artists and the venue. The crew is looking forward to seeing you there. From Annie Sirotniak and the High Street Crew. Bell of Renewal – The Bell of Renewal, a sculpture by James G. Moore and Anita Miller, will be unveiled on Sunday, April 19 at 11a.m. near the bridge ramp approaching Bohn Park. The artwork commemorates the Town’s recovery from the 2013 flood. The bronze sculpture depicts a bell suspended from a tree branch upon which rests a great horned owl with outstretched wings. The two-sided bell showcases natural scenes in relief, including the iconic, local Steamboat Mountain. The sculpture beautifully represents the nature in which Lyons thrives and memorializes the strength of the community through recovery. The sculpture was commissioned by the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission and supported by the Board of Trustees and independent funders. The Bell is part of the heARTS of LYONS Outdoor Public Art Collection as Legacy artwork – a permanent piece of public art in the Town’s collection. The unveiling is free and will feature dedications and light refreshments. LAHC Town Hall Art Show – LAHC’s Quarterly Town Hall Art Series: Twenties – What’s In A Number? is now showing at the Shirley F. Johnson Council Chambers at Lyons Town Hall, 423 Fifth Ave. The Town Hall Art Show features work by a diverse group of local artists. The show runs through April 3. LAHC’s Quarterly Lyons Regional Library Series: Larry Cohan’s Neighborhood Retrospective is on display through April 3. Larry Cohan died last September, but his paintings, many of them on the flood, have been preserved. Larry Cohan’s paintings and drawings are on view at the Lyons Regional Library, 451 Fourth Ave. For information on the LAHC Art shows, contact Lauren Click at laurenmclick@gmail.com.

Works by Melinda Laz will be featured at the Stone Cup during March and April.

A love story for the late artist, Larry Cohan By Sally King Redstone Review LYONS – When Lyons artist, Priscilla Cohan was cleaning out her brother Larry’s (Cohan) stuff after he died last September, just before his 65th birthday, she found a copy of the artworks of King Grandma Moses. I’ve had the same book since I was in college. Grandma Moses’ art expressed a delight in the details of human life with titles such as Bringing in Maple Sugar, Washday, Snowed In or The First Automobile. After looking at her images I can’t help but reflect on how quickly life around us becomes history, even now. The election of 2020 will come and go. I got together with Priscilla on the day she was putting wires on the backs of Larry’s pieces. The show was due to be hung in two days. Priscilla was like Theo, Vincent van Gogh’s brother. In both cases, sibling is a verb, it’s an action. Sometimes it’s important to say “no” to another’s needs but often it’s the “yes” that propels us forward into our largest humanity. These relationships are not easy. Larry’s paintings of the flood and flood recovery are on display at the Lyons Library now through the end of March. His paintings are an artistic account of the 2013 flood in Lyons with many charming details like the red Art at the Stone Cup – Rachel Tallent is showing her work for the month of February at the Stone Cup, 442 High St. Her show is entitled Bits and Bobs. In Tallent’s words, “A grand show of procrastination, wood, cowboys, deserts, animals, bold colors, enthusiastic words and one large shark, Bits & Bobs is comprised of several pieces from shows past, some new and some re-imagined for my present artistic palette. Some pieces have been made better and some possibly worse, but I like them and isn’t that what really matters?”

white and blue on the hard hat of the backhoe driver, found in his piece called Stream Reconstruction (shown above). But if you are still traumatized by the flood, which I admit that I am, these artworks may act as a homeopathic medicine. On a calm winter’s day in the public library, it’s a manageable dose of reflection. Grandma Moses was in her late70s when she began painting, when housekeeping became too strenuous. So it’s never too late for any of us to pick up the brush. For Larry it was the flood that became the perfect spark to launch his art, with a form of expression that he’d connected with long ago through Grandma Moses’ scenes of everyday life. But it was the flood with its scenes of extraordinary life, the chaos and the connections between people and nature at her wildest that was Larry’s inspiration. We are lucky to have these paintings. Larry was our own personal chronicler. Priscilla got word this week that the Redstone Museum has accepted the collection of her brother’s works, completing the circle. This is a love story. Sally King is a Lyons artist. She has had many shows of both her acrylic flowers, her bears and her sculptures around the Lyons area She will be having a reception on Friday, February 21. You can see more of her work at https://www.thestonecup.com/music-art. The March/April artist will be Melinda Laz. The music lineup at the Stone Cup: On Feb. 22 Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon The Aloha Sisters will perform Hawaiian / original; on Feb. 23 Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon, Denny Driscoll will perform Americana / rock / folk; on Feb. 29 Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon A Human Continue A&E on Page 15

LCF event: Join the COLORado Fun Run/Walk/Roll By Lori Stott Redstone Review LYONS – The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) invites you to the Lyons COLORado Fun Run/Walk/Roll. This event will directly benefit the people and organizations of Lyons and our Stott surrounding area, as all monies raised will go directly into the 2020 LCF Grants Fund. This un-timed walk/run/roll will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday, May 3 starting and ending at beautiful Bohn Park. After a decade of LCF gala fundraisers, it was decided to seek out new events that can engage people of all ages to be silly, get some exercise, meet new friends and raise funds for our community. Meetings about Lyons COLORado Fun Run/Walk/Roll began last spring, we’re working closely with the folks from the Town of Lyons, and momentum is starting to build. What’s a Color Fun Run exactly? Everyone will get an event T-shirt to wear. There will be 2-K and 5-K courses, with four stops along the way during which willing participants (runners, walkers, wheelchair racers, strollers)

get showered with bright, vibrant powders. The color powders are safe, made from a blend of food grade cornstarch, FD&C approved (food, drug and cosmetic dyes) and baking soda. This is Lyons, so of course there will be all sorts of live music and entertainment along the routes. When you and your family, friends and team members cross the finish, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a LYONS COLOR BLAST that will surely be photo worthy. The COLOR Fun Planning Committee is actively seeking business sponsorships so that we can keep the registration costs down. An average gala ticket was prohibitive for many locals, particularly families with young children. The goal is to keep our registration cost as low as possible while still being a successful fundraising event. In early March, look for the event website and a lot more info coming your way. Early-bird registration will go through April 3 For now, please mark your calendars for May 3, 9 a.m. to 12 noon for the best spring kick-off community celebration ever. For more information contact COLOR Fun Chair: Lori Stott at lori.stott@gmail.com or LCF Chair: Jeanne Moore jemmoore@hughes.net. Lori Stott is a volunteer with LCF. She lives in Lyons.

New to town? The LCF mission is to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and to create positive change in the greater Lyons area. The Grants Fund helps fund LEAF and the Food Pantry, school gardening programs, Town of Lyons/Parks and Rec Sandstone Concert Series and Parade of Lights, Lyons Historical Society, amazing public art installations, Clarifier Project, student scholarships and the new library amongst others. https://www.lyonscf.org.



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EXPRESSIONS O B I T U A RY Richard A. Joyce August, 1947 – February 2, 2020 Emeritus Professor Richard A. Joyce passed away February 2 in Pueblo, Colorado surrounded by his wife, children, daughters-in-law, and newborn grandson. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1947, to Dorothy (Held) and Richard Henry Joyce, Richard served in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Air Force teaching English as a second language. Richard was a journalist and champion of the First Amendment. He was the Managing Editor of the Cañon City Daily Record and a dedicated mass communications teacher for over two decades at Colorado State University, Pueblo. He received his master’s degree in Journalism

at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1983. For 15 years he was a regular columnist and business partner at the Redstone Review in Lyons, CO. Teaching was his passion. He was a beloved and respected professor and colleague, which is evident in the outpouring of love and sadness being expressed by all who knew him. Richard was well known for his quirky wit, razor-sharp analytical mind, and his remarkable nature photography. His gift of gab, typical of an Irishman, served him well whether conversing with a college student or his two-month-old grandchild. Richard was a huge movie buff. He switched easily from black and white oldies, to major motion pictures, to crying through Coco and Moana with his grandson, Jackson. He loved music, dabbled in Irish flute and guitar and loved to share stories about attending Woodstock. Richard’s Irish ancestry was his great

Richard and Tammy in Ireland in May, 2019.

This land is not necessarily your land By Greg Lowell Redstone Review LYONS – There are only a few books I’ve read that have made my blood boil as much as This Land – a chronicling of the disaster that is the ongoing federally complicit destruction of our Western public lands. From the ecological disaster that is cattle grazing to the sweetheart timber and oil deals to the government’s annual killing of

are our closest public lands. The coming of the cows Our public Western lands are the result of the Louisiana Purchase. Always intended to be privatized, more than a billion acres was leased and sold off in a frenzy of shady dealings to land speculators, mining interests, railroads and stockmen in the 1800’s. Cattlemen saw opportunity in the void left by the destruction of the great bison

pride. He is a direct descendant of the jeweler who designed the Claddagh wedding band in 1750 Ireland. In his later life he visited Ireland three times and his wonderment at its beauty and people was striking. At times he was speechless, a rare occurrence for the man. Richard is survived by his wife Tammy, daughter Shannon (Greg), sons Ryan (DeeDee) and Josiah (Elizabeth), and grandchildren Olivia, Jackson and Nathaniel. A celebration of Richard’s life will be

A tribute to a friend and colleague By Susan de Castro McCann Redstone Review Editor LYONS – It’s always difficult to lose a friend, but when you are a journalist, your journalist friends are few and far between. Many have left the field and the rest are scattered everywhere. My friend, colleague, former partner and my graduate school classmate, Richard Joyce, died on February 2 after a long illness resulting in kidney failure. Richard wrote his last column for the January 2020 issue of the Redstone. January was the completion of the 20th anniversary of Redstone Review. Our 2019 press cards from the Colorado Press Association had just expired. Perhaps Richard had completed his mission. We first met in graduate school at the U. of Colorado, Boulder School of Journalism. We sat together and suffered through many, many classes of First Amendment Law and Socratic Dialogue where our law professor would fire off First Amendment Law cases at us, calling on us to tell how the case was settled and

800 thousand livestock producers in the U.S. But this extreme minority of the cattle industry demands much, receiving millions of dollars in federal aid annually for fence construction, road building, water projects, and control of predators. Which leads us to the most egregious arm of our government – Wildlife Services. Save a sheep, kill an eagle At the behest of cattle and sheep ranchers, Wildlife Services regularly kills or poisons wolves, mountain lions, bears, coyotes, golden eagles and even such innocuous animals as beavers in the name of protecting livestock. The goal of the agency, in the words of its own literature, reads in part, is to provide “…federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts.” In other words, kill wildlife on public land. Efforts to cut funding for this agency have failed in Congress, thanks to lobbying efforts of the livestock industry. Like cattle grazing on public lands, the destruction of national forests is heavily subsidized. The author’s research showed that the Forest Service loses between $1,400 and $1,900 per each acre logged. The Government Accountability Office found that from 1992 to 1997 the timber sale program cost taxpayers $2 billion. More egregious is the thousands of miles of roads built by the federal government to accommodate the timbering and extraction industries. These roads impact

herds, and in the place of an animal supremely adapted to life on the dry Western plains introduced a domestic animal better suited to the lushness of a semitropical environment. Cattle are naturally attracted to the scant water sources found in the West: streams, springs and riparian corridors. There they congregate, trampling vegetation and fouling the area with their urine and feces. Cows grazed on public lands at ridiculously low fees destroy trout streams, foul water resources and compete with wildlife for the West’s sparse water resource. Ketcham writes that this pillage and ruin of millions of acres of our public land is caused by less than two percent of the

list the legal references and case law. After we graduated, Richard taught journalism at CSU Pueblo, where he taught hundreds of students to write and think critically, know the laws, search for the truth and always stick with the facts. His students are scattered far and wide. Many won’t end up as journalists, but they will know the meaning of integrity. He loved traveling to Ireland and researching his heritage. He and his wife Tammy took Richard’s daughter, Shannon and their granddaughter Olivia to Ireland with them on one trip. He showed me pictures he took on that trip for a book he was making for Olivia. He wanted her to be able to remember everything they saw on that trip. He enjoyed researching all kinds of historical information and took great interest in even the smallest things. He won’t need his press credentials wherever he ends up. But he will always be seeking out new information. I will miss him and his advice and wish him will on what Richard always referred to as the next great adventure.

wildlife, degrade fragile Western lands and open up millions of acres to off-road recreational vehicles. First hope, then the same Conservationists, led by Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir, alarmed at the exContinue This Land on Page 11

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Christopher Ketcham’s This Land, chronicles what he calls “the sellout of our national heritage.” wildlife, the book describes the ongoing ecological destruction on the 450 million acres of grasslands, forests and mountains that rightfully belong to all of us – most of it here in the West. Christopher Ketcham’s This Land, whose title purposefully evokes the Woody Guthrie ballad is subtitled, How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West. Ketcham chronicles what he calls “the sellout of our national heritage.” Most of our federal public lands are contained in Nevada, Utah, Idaho, California, Wyoming and Oregon. Here in Colorado, public lands are in the Rockies and western Colorado; locally, the Roosevelt National Forest and Indian Peaks Wilderness

held at 2 pm, Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the Pueblo Union Depot in Pueblo, Colorado. Please wear blue, Richard’s favorite color, and enjoy a few hours of memories, jokes, peace, love and, of course, a pint of Guinness. As a donor, Richard will be providing the gift of life to many recipients. The family requests no food or flowers but those wishing to may donate to the Richard A. Joyce Memorial Scholarship, CSU Pueblo Foundation, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001.


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This Land Continued from Page 10 cesses of livestock and the inroads by mining and timbering industry persuaded Congress in the early 20th Century to set aside a portion of America’s public lands in forest preserves. This led to creation of the Forest Service in 1905. The Forest Service then set limits on cattle on the public domain and set fees for grazing of


cattle under the terms of the Taylor Grazing Act, still in effect today. Grazing districts were established and administered by the newly established Grazing Service and a leasing system was set up through which ranchers purchased grazing privileges. The Grazing Service morphed into the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 1946. But the BLM was hampered by an old boy network whereby the agency’s em-

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ployees were often relatives of the very ranchers they were supposed to regulate. An environmental awakening The plunder of public rangeland and clear-cutting of national forests continued in the post-WWII years until public awareness led to a new environmental awakening in the 1960s and 1970s. Important protection acts were passed by Congress; the most impactful of these was the Federal Land Policy and Management Act that gave the BLM the role of environmental protection on the lands it oversaw. This shift in focus outraged stockmen who considered the BLM rangeland their rangeland – not the American public’s – and directed their anger toward Washington. Their ire started the uprising known as the Sagebrush Rebellion – a movement that seeks to give all Federal public lands to the states, who in many cases, Ketcham claims, would accede to the demands of the exploiters. The good news is seizure of public lands by the states will likely never come to pass. The Supreme Court has repeatedly barred it, but Ketcham warns that citizens need to be alert to less-apparent efforts in Congress to weaken Federal land restrictions. Efforts like President Trump’s to shrink national monuments are typical of the inroads that the Sagebrush rebels make in the government. And lest you think that it’s only Republican politicians who can compromise your Federal lands, President Obama’s administration cut more timber

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LYONS – Almost everyone hates being uncomfortable. It feels lousy. We do anything we can to avoid it. In order to avoid being Jane uncomfortable we find the things that we like, whether people, or places, or the drive to work, or a coffee drink or dinner, sleeping position, you name it, we all have favorites, and we stick to them. We will even numb ourselves out, so we don’t feel anything at all, just so we aren’t uncomfortable. Have you ever said, “I just need to boob out?” You just needed to watch something soothing and non-challenging on television and let yourself vegetate. Sometimes this is very important and helpful. But only sometimes. We need to be uncomfortable too, though: it means that we are learning, growing, or changing, or in some way moving forward in life. We get very comfortable when things are always the same, but we also can get stagnant, bored, lonely, and, it turns out, we shorten our lives by years. What is discomfort, anyway? What is it we are resisting when we won’t do something because we might be uncomfortable? I think a basic part of it is feeling like we aren’t in control. When we enter a new situation or learn something new, we feel vulnerable and out of control. We are anxious that others might judge us or reject us. We want to be liked, even if we’ll never see those people again, or don’t even really like very them much ourselves. We like to think we are in control, even when we aren’t, which is most of the time, if you think about it. Discomfort arises when feelings of vulnerability surface, when we really feel the truth that we are never completely in control, even of our own feelings, let alone those of others. Stretching ourselves is healthy. Moving into situations where we feel a little uncomfortable turns out to be one of the healthiest things we can do. We can get used to being uncomfortable and become “comfortably uncomfortable.” We can even get so we crave it, because we realize how much better we feel when we have stretched ourselves into new spaces. What does being “comfortably uncomfortable” feel like? Why would anyone find

on public land than in all years but one of President G.W. Bush’s years. A cow exorcism Over the last half century, the losses on public lands have been extraordinary. Millions of acres of forest were logged (usually clear cut); tens of millions of wildlife species were slaughtered by Wildlife Services; more than 155 million acres of BLM land and 100 million acres of national forests were destructively grazed; and tens of thousands of acres were drilled for oil and gas or mined. In the final pages of the book, Ketcham offers some solutions, including first and foremost a “cow exorcism” on all public lands. I had scant knowledge of this destruction of our public lands and the complicity of government agencies in the process, but this well-written and researched book provides enough stunning details that you better have your blood pressure medication or several stiff drinks at hand when you read it. But forewarned is forearmed, so read this book (available at the Lyons District Library) and then pay attention to the underhanded efforts by some politicians to take away this land – your land – not the property of the cattle grazers, timber industry and oil companies. Lyons resident Greg Lowell serves on the town’s Ecology Advisory Board and Parks and Rec. Commission. He is running for Lyons Trustee. being uncomfortable somewhat comfortable, anyway? It’s all about what we get used to. If you get used to doing new things, challenging yourself to do things you don’t know how to do, or even things you know you aren’t very good at, you get used to the feeling of being out of control. If you get used to meeting people you don’t know and going places you’ve never been, you get used to feeling vulnerable and not so sure. These feelings of vulnerability and loss of control allow us to open up to parts of ourselves we don’t usually connect with, or that we might not even have realized existed. As we practice moving into situations where we are uncomfortable more, we discover more about what we can and can’t do that we never knew. When we ignore the inner critic and just do, we learn that we are capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for. So I encourage you to start feeling uncomfortable. Maybe once a week do something new, or that you had decided you’d never do again. Talk to a stranger – it makes you

happier. Walk a different route. Take a class, go to a new restaurant, join a “crowd” here in Lyons that you aren’t usually a part of, and do what they do. Try line dancing, or try to learn a new instrument, or pick up that one you haven’t played in 20 years. Ask someone in your family what they would do if they had unlimited time, money and energy, and see if the answer surprises you. Or ask the same question of yourself and watch how the answer might be different than you expect when you think about it for a while. Allow yourself to feel unsure, vulnerable, and out of control a little bit every day for a month, and at the end of the month notice how you feel. Chances are you’ll be a little looser, a little stronger, a little more insecure, maybe, and quite probably a little happier. Janaki Jane has a degree in psychology and has worked as a case manager, crisis counselor and energy healer. She created the Wide Spaces Community Initiative, “Creating a Community of Belonging and Personal Safety for Everyone,“ through the Lyons Regional Library. She teaches classes on mental health and suicide prevention and creates community-building events.



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COMMUNITY Recalling memories of the Lyons senior organizations

tention to each member’s personal needs, and efficient and fun lunches. One of the most fondly remembered acBy Kathleen Spring Lyons schools, she and her school cafeteria but the problems were no match for admin- tivities was the Generationally Active friend, Bev Haley, started attending regu- istrator Diane Briggle and kitchen manager People (GAP) program, which was started Redstone Review larly. They, along with Minnie Hutchin- Neice Pralguske. Entertainment was added; by LAACA and Jennifer Roth, in which LYONS – In honor of son, became the three longest running an exercise program before the meals, Bingo elders and teens met for trips to the Denthe Redstone Review’s 20th volunteers. Also long-time volunteers in- on Fridays, birthday celebrations, signed ver Museum of Nature and Science, and anniversary, this month’s cluded Mary and Don Hunt, Bob and cards for the ill, and live entertainment. did art work in the high school’s art classarticle is about the history Donna Cole, and Dale and Marge Saylors. The most active liaison from the Town room. Roth brought in local artists to give of the senior lunch in They did everything from cooking the Board, Ed Bruder, put on an all-day Aging lessons, and to do the mosaic wall on the Spring Lyons, whose first meals fundraiser meals in the kitchen to deliver- Well symposium in 2011. Neice Pralguske town’s Visitor Center. Key artists were were served in 1973 with ing Meals on Wheels. Harkalis and Mary eventually received a salary. She retired in Cathy Rivers and Priscilla Cohan. These an all-volunteer staff, funded by federal Hunt still attend occasional suppers at the 2006 and passed away a few years later. programs closed down in 2010. funds under the Title 3C of the Older Senior Center. Donna Cole, 14-year volLaVern Johnson advocated for the Senior The Golden Gang was at its peak. From Americans Act. unteer, has moved out of state. The others 17 charter members, they were now serv- Center to be revived, saying that it had been Initially the lunches were split between have passed away. icing 75 seniors, and 20 to 30 people at- the dream of Walter Self, and it was a needed Rogers Hall and Lyons I.O.O.F., resource in town. Annie Mannering Oddfellows Hall, which is now Despurred a community meeting in fined Motion Studio aka Mayama. January 2018; Teresa DeAnni, BoulThe group moved to the Lyons fire der County Healthy Aging Programs house next, and Neice Pralguske Manager, attended the early manwas the kitchen manager. agement meetings at the Center and As over the years the number of found grant funds for senior lunches participants dwindled, the seniors two days a week at the Senior Centook action to grow the group. In ter, and for a kitchen manager. The 1995, the nonprofit Lyons Golden town hired new staff to develop senGang (GG) was formed, with regior-oriented activities. ular fundraisers and a lower age reToday there are twice weekly free quirement of 55 years. exercise programs, two events “The seniors wanted to be their and/or crafts monthly, and four bus own boss and control such things trips a year. Annie Mannering and as the food they ate. They asked Anne Berman set up a page on me to help them. I was a volunteer Facebook, “Lyons Longevity,” advisor, and eventually was paid where timely information could be for 20 hours a month (as Admin- A toast to Lyons’ seniors. Left to right, front row: Josie Rios, LaVern Johnson, Stevie LaRue, posted. I set up Loving Lyons Senior and James McCurry. Back row: Vance French, Janet Freeman, Jerry Johnson, and Steve istrator),” said Diane Briggle. Group to put on bus trips, games, PHOTO BY KATHLEEN SPRING The seniors also formed the Mikesell. special meals, holiday events, and a group Lyons Area Advisory Counten-page quarterly newsletter. cil on Aging (LAACA), and worked with The Senior Center reopened in April In the 1970s, the Golden Gang Band tended lunches. Presidents included: Boulder County Aging Offices and advisor started up, including a tuba and banjos. Diane Briggle, Toni Biter, Kay Corwin, 2018, offering hot meals and activities Barb Martiq. Its first president was Minnie Later guitars, harmonica, mandolin, zither Linda LeFou, Dan Ballard, Mary Hunt, again. I put on a huge party, with speakers, Hutchinson, and the last was Sharon and violin were used. It continued in var- Bev Haley, and Sandy Cottrell. Mary like the mayor, great food donated by local Brammer. The group’s programs included ious forms until around 2012. Some long- Hunt served an additional 11 years as a businesses, balloons and prizes. This year in “Cooking for One,” and conducted studies time players included Don Colard, Dewey Board member, retiring in 2010. In 2008, April, I will continue the celebration. It is of subjects like senior bus transportation, Montez, Bob and Nadine Allen, and Lori Bellport became the Executive Direc- a reminder to all seniors that we are lucky and started the town’s oral history project. Ralph and Esther Leum. Don Colard was tor and modernized the structure of the to have such a great place for us to congreThe first senior resource consultant was a quality mouth organ and guitar player, GG. Three restaurants offered a free gate in our small town of Lyons. All people Marie McCreery, known for her dedica- who was so popular that, on occasion, he monthly meal. Oskar Blues Grill & Brew who have been involved in senior activities tion and compassion to seniors. played three senior venues in one day. is the one remaining restaurant to con- at the Center are invited to join us on SunThe club boomed around 2000 to 2015 Ralph Leum had been playing the violin tinue this welcome tradition to 2020. day April 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. for food, crafts, with approximately 30 people attending since he was ten years old. Bob Allen was Today the four local churches offer a free prizes, camaraderie and more. Please RSVP lunches, and an active board with seven known for his yodeling and western songs. supper most Monday nights. to LovingLyonsSeniorGroup@gmail.com. committees. Members made crafts for All played into their late 80s. Currently, I hope you enjoyed your trip down Mary Lou Wallace was the manager in fundraisers to sell at the summer Good Old local musicians and members of the Lyons these years and became known for her at- Memory Lane. Days and the Town’s Christmas Bazaar. Community Church choir perform on ocDuring one Good Old Days, Dan Ballard casion at the Senior Center. outh got motorcyclists from across the country The Walter Self Center opened in April, COMING SOON! PRIVACY & VIEWS! to ride in the parade, with a local senior 2006 and the seniors’ move there introon the back of each of their bikes. duced new problems such as rent, new When Maxine Harkalis retired from equipment, and a larger group of regulars,

Redstone Continued from Page 8 We have seen many changes in 20 years. Newspapers all over the country have collapsed, died, been bought and sold, and in Colorado a single company now owns most of the papers. The independents such as Redstone are few. Over 40 newspapers in Colorado stopped printing. Each newspaper that stops its print version is a great loss for the community. The Denver Post has been scaled back to a skeleton of its former self. Like many other cities that have lost or have a diminished version of their daily newspaper, Denver’s bond ratings have dropped because it is perceived that there is no longer a watch dog looking over the city government. The industry has seen enormous changes. The old offset presses that were loaded with highly toxic inks that smelled like a chemical factory have been replaced by computerized presses and soy-based inks. It used to take 20 minutes to set the color registration and now it takes just a few minutes by pushing keys on the computer. All the wasted papers are recycled, all the plates are recycled. The plates no longer require photos and negatives; now the images go from computer to plate. The 3,000 copies of the Redstone take about 15 minutes to print with the press slowed down. On the day we go to press, the Redstone is uploaded electronically to a file created for us at Prairie Mountain Publishing, our printer in Berthoud. It takes about two minutes. They use a German Manroland cold set press and the old Goss Urbanite press is gone. We used to carry CDs and before that floppy discs to the printer and let-

ters and logos would drop off ads during printing. But the calamities persist. The Lily Tomlin factor is one dependable fact of newspaper life. Technology saved us in many ways when a devastating flood came roaring through Lyons on September 12, 2013. The flood tore out roads, pulled power lines down into the river, ripped our water lines, twisted homes on their foundations and crumbled bridges into the river. Everything was sailing down the St. Vrain: septic tanks, trucks, huge trees, rooftops, walls, a propane tank, a Prius, even a fire truck. We had no electricity. But some people had generators. People from everywhere offered help and I had offers of help from as far away as Germany, France and Finland. The Redstone came out on September 30, 2013, we were 13 days late. We are still here, still Paddling to the Sea. It is the idea of endless possibilities that attracted me to start the paper and gives me the energy to continue that idea that I can show people new directions, different ways to think, and I can present solutions or ideas they may not have thought of before. Shedding a little light on dark subjects can go a long way. Starting up a newspaper from nothing is no small task. I would normally tell people that it takes great skill, talent, business savvy and knowledge, but I had none of those things. The answer to the first question I posed is yes, I would do it all again. Many thanks to all our advertisers, supporters, writers, staff, readers and well wishers; without you we would not be here. Thanks for the adventure.

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FEBRUARY 19 / MARCH 18, 2020



ISSUES Pay As You Throw trash service will be on the April 7 ballot By Dawn Weller Redstone Review LYONS – The proposed single hauler “Pay As You Throw” service (PAYT) will be on the April 7 ballot for Lyons Weller residents to vote on. If adopted, this service will be provided by Western Disposal Inc., chosen by the BOT through a competitive bid process. The service will provide curbside trash, recycling, and yard waste/compost pickup to most Town residents. To understand why it is necessary to have a single waste hauler serving Lyons residents, it is important to first look at what the Lyons PAYT service covers. (Note that the PAYT ballot proposal does not cover businesses or residents in a homeowner’s association (HOA), although HOAs could later opt in.) What’s included in PAYT? The program provides three services: weekly trash pickup, bi-weekly curbside recycling, and bi-weekly curbside yard waste pickup. Resident cost is based on the size of their trash bin. Consider this example. My own monthly trash bill from a local company is about $21 a month for weekly trash pickup (32-gallon bin). Recycling and yard waste/compost pickups are not included. The Western Disposal proposal for the same size trash container is $18 per month (32-gallon bin). In addition, the service includes 96-gallon curbside recycle pickup (every other week), and 32-gallon curbside yard waste pickup (every other week). The monthly cost for the Western service for a 64-gallon trash bin plus recycling plus curbside yard waste pickup is $36. The monthly cost for 96-gallon trash bin plus recycling plus curbside yard waste pickup is $54. The more materials sent to the landfill (based on trash bin size), the more the service will cost, which is the basis of PAYT. As you can see, the PAYT model is designed to reduce landfill waste and encourage recycling and yard waste/compost reuse. What’s so bad about landfills?

About 40 percent of all landfill waste is biodegradable organic matter (i.e. compostable materials). When this organic matter decomposes, it releases methane. Over a 20-year timeframe, methane is 84 times more powerful than carbon dioxide as a heat-trapping greenhouse gas. On the Front Range, these landfill emissions worsen frequently non-compliant air quality and contribute to the brown cloud. As a nation, the United States created 130 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2010. By comparison, China was a distant second with 47 million tons. This means that the US is responsible for the highest total quantity of methane emissions from landfills in the world. Clearly the impact of landfills on global warming and climate change are significant. Further, over time toxic materials in landfills will leach into the soil and migrate to ground water, the aquifer, and possibly surface water. Waters that rinse through landfills and collect often contain high levels of toxic metals, ammonia, toxic compounds, and pathogens. This toxic brew can de-oxygenate the water and possibly impact aquatic life if the water reaches rivers, streams, or lakes. What can a person or a community do to reduce methane and water pollution caused by landfills? The most direct way to reduce landfill emissions is to reduce yard and kitchen waste materials going into the landfill to begin with. Research shows that implementing “pay as you throw” is an extremely effective way to reduce landfill waste and increase recycling. This is the key and critical reason this vote is important for you to understand and consider. Why is composting important? Composting provides carbon sequestration and at the same time eliminates the methane, carbon dioxide, and water pollution that would have been produced in

a landfill. Further, the organic matter produced from composting is invaluable because it builds topsoil. Soil worldwide is depleted from erosion, over grazing, and tillage such that crops grown today are significantly less nutritious than crops grown 100 years ago. Composting and other means of building soil may also be our best tool for draw-

ing down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and safely storing it long term in the soil. Compost also enables soils to hold water and reduce evaporation, a priority in our semi-arid climate. Is PAYT effective? Many local communities have adopted PAYT programs, including Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, Golden, and Boulder. Nationally, after adoption, recycling participation increases tons recycled by as much as 50 percent and more. At the same time, residential trash tonnage decreases by 15 to 20 percent overall. Why only one trash hauler? For the combined trash, recycle, and yard waste services to be competitive, a sizeable customer base is required to achieve economies of scale. Requiring all current haulers servicing Lyons to provide all three services to their subset of Lyons customers would increase prices for all customers. Some haulers would not be able to offer all three services. Through a public and competitive process, haulers were invited to provide proposals, service options, and pricing. The selected hauler provides competitive

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pricing and additional services that incentivize recycling and composting. In addition, the hauler has extensive experience transitioning other Front Range communities to the PAYT program. Some things to consider: According to the most current data from the Town’s combined waste hauler data, fewer than one in four households in Lyons recycle on a regular basis, a 25 percent recycle rate. Comparing to other nearby cities that have implemented PAYT, the residential recycle rate for Lafayette is 40 percent, Louisville is 52 percent, Longmont is 35 percent, Loveland is 61 percent, and Boulder is 57 percent. The PAYT program includes the convenience of bi-weekly yard waste pickup. Since the flood, Town curbside pickup of yard waste was discontinued due to the cost to restart the service. The yard waste pickup provided by the PAYT proposal includes grass clippings, leaves, and limbs and woody waste up to 6” in diameter, in addition to kitchen compost. This will be a welcome new service for many Town residents. Scientists estimate that we have 9 ½ years to reduce carbon emissions before we're no longer able to forestall drastic negative impacts from climate change. Recycling and composting are a proven way to reduce methane emissions and water pollution. Please carefully consider your vote on the PAYT initiative. This is our opportunity to make a significant and positive contribution to reduce greenhouse gases, keep materials out of landfills for reuse, and to convert yard waste into organic topsoil. Recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce our climate impact and move towards more a responsible and resilient community and planet. As you make your decision, will you include the social and environmental benefits in your analysis? Have you considered your children, our neighbors, and our future generations in your decision? Dawn Weller has been a Lyons resident for 25 years. She served four years on the Board of Trustees and served more than ten years on the Parks and Recreation Commission. She is currently a member of the Lyons Sustainable Futures Commission.

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FEBRUARY 19 / MARCH 18, 2020

OPTIONS Watson, Tucker and Flynn, Lyons graduates, find home town jobs By Don Moore Redstone Review LYONS – “How You Gonna Keep ‘em Down on the Farm after they’ve see Paris?” The answer for Madison Watson, Zach Tucker, and Sean Flynn is music, specifically music festivals and concerts produced Moore by Planet Bluegrass. All three of these 20something Lyons natives were lured to work in their hometown by Craig Ferguson, owner of “the Planet”, and they couldn’t be happier with their choices. All graduated from Lyons High School and all are college graduates. Watson, 27, member of a sixth generation Lyons family graduated valedictorian from her 2010 high school class and received a BCBA degree in 2014 and an MBA in 2015 from University of Denver College of Business. “I spent a few years living in the city and working at a marketing technology company after college, and then felt the need to slow down and do something that makes a difference,” Watson said, explaining her journey back to Lyons. Her cousin is Ferguson’s domestic partner and the three of them were having dinner together one night in February, 2019 when she talked about her unhappiness at work. Out of the blue the next day, Ferguson sent her a text with a job offer. “He told me the job would be about sustainability,” she said. “It was my responsibility to make my job sustainable,” Ferguson had quipped. In fact, her current position at Planet Bluegrass is Director of Marketing and Sustainability. The roads Tucker, 24, and Flynn, 25, took to the Planet started in 2006 when they were 15 and 16 respectively. “We were wandering around mandolin camp when we asked sound engineer, Edward Keen, if there was anything we could do to help him,” said Flynn. “He gave us the job of winding up cables and that was the beginning for us,” added Tucker. In 2009 both began working for Planet Bluegrass on a seasonal basis. Tucker graduated from LHS in 2013, and like Watson a few years earlier was the class valedictorian. He then attended college at Colorado State University, graduating in 2017 with a degree in Business Management with concentrations in Computer Information Systems and Organ-

From left: Madison Watson, Zach Tucker, and Sean Flynn, three Lyons High School grads who went off to college and returned to Lyons and jobs at planet Bluegrass. ization and Innovation Management with Certificates in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Organizations. In May, 2019 he began working fulltime at the Planet as the company’s Director of Operations. Sean Flynn graduated from LHS in 2012 and in 2017 earned a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism from University of Colorado at Boulder. He splits his time traveling the globe as sound engineer for the world-renowned band Mandolin Orange and working as the Festival Operations Manager at Planet Bluegrass. Like Watson and Tucker, Flynn’s love for Lyons and its music scene is palpable. “The musical community and history that this town has included me in has reserved a special part of my heart, and I do not think any other town can ever take its place,” Flynn said. Watson and Flynn each rent living spaces in the farmhouse of Planet Bluegrass, while Tucker currently lives with his student-wife in Ft. Collins. All three would love to own homes in Lyons someday but are dismayed with the lack of affordability in all of Boulder County. While optimistic, they see home ownership as a “permanent risk” for their futures. Ferguson reorganized management of Planet Bluegrass in 2019 which called for eliminating the in-house ticketing operation, outsourcing it to a third party. That led to

the painful decision of letting some people go but offered him an opportunity to completely reorganize the company around his new hires. Those changes caused him “ ...to rethink a bit the best ‘structure’ for the coming decade because I want to hit 2020 on fire.” Watson, Tucker, and Flynn are proud to be working the jobs they love in world-class music-making Lyons. The three believe they have challenging jobs and Ferguson has given them a lot of autonomy within the company. Their proud boss sees a bright future for all of them. “They’ll run the show someday, but there’s stuff they’ll miss if their responsibility is higher than their comfortable operating reality,” Ferguson said. “I’ve made the mistake of ‘promoting people to their level of incompetence,’ and I’m not making that one with these guys.” Ferguson waxes philosophically about it all as he said, “I kinda think I won the lottery. And, I get to watch young, smart, caring people grow. That’s my favorite. I’d be a teacher if I didn’t do this. They help me see the world as new each day.” Don Moore is a retired lawyer and the author of Love is a Verb: Healing Yourself through Love, Gratitude and Compassion. He lives in Longmont with his wife Joanne.

Summit submits development plan for 21 townhome rentals in Lyons Valley Park COMMENTARY: AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LYONS

By Amy Reinholds Redstone Review

LYONS – The public can now see the development plan that Summit Housing Group has submitted for affordable townhome rentals in Lyons Valley Park. Summit submitted its plans for development of 21 townhomes on January 30, Town AdminisReinholds trator Victoria Simonsen announced at the February 3 Lyons Board of Trustees meeting. Summit, based in Missoula, MT, is under contract with landowner Keith Bell to purchase Tract A of Lyons Valley Park Subdivision, Filing No. 8 (0 Carter Drive), intending to build townhomes in multifamily buildings, and to purchase all of the existing platted single-family-home lots in the subdivision. The public process will involve Tract A (the 21 units of multifamily housing, called Lyons Valley Townhomes). The 19 single-family-home lots are already platted and entitled, and are treated like all other already platted lots in the Town of Lyons. All of the 40 total homes (the 21 townhomes and the 19 single-family homes) must be affordable rentals for households at 60 percent of the area median income (AMI) or less, required by the federal LowIncome Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) funding that Summit plans to use. Simonsen said that town staff reviewed the development plan documents for completeness on January 31. After the development plan application was deemed substantially complete, town staff sent the documents out to the referral agencies on Monday, February 3. Referral agencies are formal groups that get first review related to safety and regulations, according to Simonsen. (A list from Town Planner Paul Glasgow included the Sheriff’s Department, Lyons Fire Protection District, Town Engineer, Utility Director, utility providers, the Colorado Department of Transportation, various town advisory

boards and commissions, and other county, regional, state and federal agencies.) > Those agencies were given 14 business days to comment, which means that review period would end February 21. After that period, the official public hearing process with the Town of Lyons will begin,

posal, approved by Colorado agencies in the spring and summer of 2019. “They got an extension (to September) with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs for the Disaster Recovery funding, and I did confirm that with the state,” Simonsen told the trustees at a Jan. 21 meet-

every year, and varies depending on the number of people in a household, but recent Colorado County Income and Rent Tables are available on the Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund website at www. leaflyons. org / resources. html. Examples of rent estimates that Summit representatives have given at past meetings for two-bedroom apartments are $906 per month for a 40-percent AMI household, and $1,200 a month for a 60-percent AMI household, varying depending on family size. Amy Reinholds served on the Lyons Housing Recovery Task Force from December 2013 through its end in February 2015. She is currently a member of the Lyons Housing and Human Services Commission. She has lived in Lyons since 2003 and in the surrounding Lyons area since 1995. She writes a monthly commentary (opinion column) in the Redstone Review about affordable housing after the 2013 flood disaster in Lyons. For a history, see previous columns on her blog at lyonscoloradonews.wordpress.com.

Summit Housing Group is under contract with landowner Keith Bell to purchase undeveloped land in the Lyons Valley Park subdivision, including Tract A of Filing No. 8. PHOTO BY AMY REINHOLDS and public meetings will be scheduled. The development plan process begins with the Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC). Updated documents were posted on the town website at www. townoflyons. com / 648 / Tract-A-Lyons-Valley-Park-filingno-8. The January 30 plans show 21 townhomes and 19 single-family homes located on the southeast side of McConnell Drive and on a new street named Carter Drive. The 21 total townhomes on Tract A are arranged in five separate buildings. The previous plan was for 29 multifamily homes and 11 single-family homes. Summit has approval for both federal Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds and tax-credit and bond funding for the pro-

ing. “They still want to start construction this summer.” In February 2019, the State of Colorado Housing Board approved Summit’s application for CDBG-DR funds (at a maximum of $100,000 per home, $4 million total for 40 total rental homes). In May 2019, the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) approved tax credits and bonds for Summit’s proposal. Summit specializes in developing and managing low-income tax credit and mixeduse developments in six states, including Montana, Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. The property management website for Summit buildings (www.leasehighland.com) shows what the applications are like for other rentals built by Summit, including homes in Longmont. The AMI changes

LEAF Continued from Page 3 is turned away for inability to afford care. LEAF is grateful for the community’s support that makes it possible for us to offer Mental Wellness care to our friends and neighbors in town. HELP WANTED! We interrupt this peaceful interlude to let readers know LEAF needs volunteers! We are currently looking for a weekly Wednesday morning Meals on Wheels driver, and for two volunteers who can help pick up food once a month on Tuesday mornings. Please email our Executive Director, Lory Barton at lory@leaflyons.org to find out more. Be part of something bigger than yourself. If you choose to serve our community in this way, we sincerely believe you will receive much more than you give! Cherie Maureaux is LEAF’s Mental Wellness and Addiction Recovery therapist. She lives in Lyons.

FEBRUARY 19 / MARCH 18, 2020

Town Continued from Page 1 We have talked with Ramey Engineering trying to get some tests done. We have paid $6,000 in BOD fees. Why are we required to have the whole cost (of removing and treating their BODs)?” One of the Spirit Hound Owner / Partners, Matt Rooney said, “We are likely the higher contributor to the copper problem (in the wastewater). We are part of this community and we want to help in any way we can but the BOD costs are too onerous.” Simonsen said that small business loans

are available and the staff at the town hall can help businesses get these loans. Restaurants are required to have grease traps to catch all their grease and have it hauled away and treated. A laundromat and car wash would have an issue with soap. Also there are old pipes that might be leaching metal. The town is also required to have a certain number of homes tested each year to determine if there might be copper or lead leaching from their pipes. There are certain factors that determine the likelihood of this being a concern, number one being the year the house was built. Last

LES Continued from Page 6 film “Battle of the Notebook.” In Bolster’s film, stick people with dialogue bubbles narrowly escape from a scissor monster who tries to cut them from the pages of the notebook, intense music playing all the while. “My favorite part was drawing the pictures for the animation. I drew around 230 individual pictures,” Bolster said. Fifth grader Wilma Spencer and her sister, second grader, Margot Spencer, co-created a stop motion film using plastic rodeo toys titled, “The Rodeo.” In the film, the toys are shown participating in several rodeo events including steer

A&E Continued from Page 9 Named David (David Berg) will perform pianist / story teller; on March 1 Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon The Brad Hevron Trio will perform contemporary Bluegrass; on March 7 Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon Vagabond Grove will perform folk / alternative rock; on March 8 Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon Aaron LaCombe will perform Americana singer-songwriter; on March 14 Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon Joe Teichman performs alt country / folk / Americana; on March 15 Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon Denny Driscoll will perform Americana / rock / folk. For more information, call the Cup at 303-823-2345. Climate Science and spirits at Spirit Hound – Spirit Hound, 4196 Ute Hwy., presents, Science and Spirits: Climate Science in Antarctica with Amanda Hensley on Thursday February 20 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Spirit Hound Distillers. Dr. Hensley recently returned from Antarctica, where, along with 99 other women, she experienced the impact of the changing cli-

REDSTONE • REVIEW year the town was required to submit samples from ten homes in the high likelihood category for copper and lead. All the tests came back negligible indicating it is unlikely copper is coming into the wastewater system from residential customers. The town only has 21 homes that currently fall into the high or Tier 1 level for possible copper or lead. We then move down to Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued formal complaints to the town for its high levels of copper. “They tell us that at any point the Environmental Protec-

wrestling, barrel racing, and bronco bucking. “We had to negotiate,” Wilma said. “There were miraculous changes and we were always improving.” She continued, “We took over 400 pictures. Some things are harder than they look.” “We used my rodeo set,” Margot, the younger sister, said. “I thought it would be fun and challenging [to make a film].” Submitted films were viewed by the Discovery Fair Committee, but students were given free rein in terms of style and content. “I loved the diversity of content,” Principal Moore said. “We had films about cats, science fic-

mate on a delicate ecosystem. Join her for stories, pictures, and information about Antarctica. As always, we’ll be creating themed cocktails to pair with the talk. Join the Spirit Hound crew for their inaugural Leap Year day spelling bee on Saturday Feb. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. Vocabulary will be distillery-related and will get more difficult from round to round. Spell a word or two and win a trophy and a bottle of your choice. For more information, call 303-823-5696. BOULDER Colorado MahlerFest Presents Chamber Music at The Dairy Arts Center – The selections include Gal’s Suite for solo cello, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at Exhibition with projected images, Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time). Zachary DePue will perform on violin. The performances will be held May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gordon Gamm Theater at the Dairy Arts Center at 2590 Walnut St. in Boulder. For tickets visit https://tick-


tion, space travel, hobbies, and action sports. The films really demonstrated the diversity of student interests.” Jocelyn Bolster, the parent of two student filmmakers, summed up the event beautifully: “The kids loved being able to show a part of them that they don’t normally get to show on a regular school day, which made it special.” Tracy Pearce is a writer and former English teacher whose work has appeared in The Colorado Review and Chicago’s Hyde Park Herald among other publications. She is a graduate of Colorado State University’s M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program. She lives in Lyons with her husband and two children.

ets.thedairy.org/Online. For information you can call 303-440-7826. For tickets call 303-444-7328. The tickets are $20 to $50. BROOMFIELD Brahms’ Requiem to be performed – The full Broomfield Symphony Orchestra and the Cantabile chorus will

Library Continued from Page 6 fully treat anxiety and depression and yet many teens and adults don’t know that these interventions exist. • When teens suppress emotions, research shows it negatively impacts their schoolwork and other cognitive tasks. Just as toddlers’ brains are primed to learn languages, teenage brains are primed for learning skills to navigate complicated emotions. • It’s very important to help teens get comfortable feeling uncomfortable. If you’d like to see a trailer for this film that presents forward-thinking, concrete solutions for parents, counselors, and educators, please visit https://screenagers.com/nc-trailer. Fol-

When Friday, February 28, 2020 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Where Arvada Center for the Arts 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003

tion Agency (EPA) can come in and force businesses to follow much more drastic measures or shut them down,” said Simonsen. “We are working with them. We have applied for a new permit to treat higher levels of BODs and we expect to have that permit by July or August. We still need more pretreatment capacity. We will still exceed our higher levels of BODs during festivals, bike races and in summertime; although the festivals at the Planet (Bluegrass) are more self-contained.” Trustee Caleb Roberts said, “We have a real crisis with our wastewater system and we have to move forward.”

be performing the Brahms German Requiem on Feb 23 at 3 p.m. at the Broomfield United Methodist Church, 545 W. Tenth Ave. in Broomfield. Known also as a “Requiem for the Living,” the scripture was chosen by Brahms to comfort those that the dead leave behind. For tickets visit https://cantabilesingers.org/tickets/. lowing the screening, we’re delighted to host discussion facilitated by local child and family therapist Roslynn Regnery. We do hope you’ll join us for this important film on Wednesday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. The Lyons Community Library is open Monday through Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. We close at 5 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays; stick around late to serve you until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and close at 3 p.m. on Saturdays. We’re always open on the web at lyons.colibraries.org or feel free to give us a call at 303-823-5165. Kara Bauman, MLS, is the Director of the Lyons Regional District Library.

Beyond Giftedness XXVII General Conference Features - Two Keynote Presentations - Breakout Sessions for teachers, counselors, and administrators - Networking time with peers - Browsing the exhibits - Continental Breakfast and Lunch - College credits available - Certificate for 7.5hrs Professional Development

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Donna Ford, Ph.D. Recruiting and Retaining Under-Represented Students in GATE: A Focus on Equity, Not Equality We are delighted to welcome Dr. Donna Ford as our A.M. keynote speaker! Dr. Ford is a Professor of Education and Human Development and Cornelius Vanderbilt Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Ford conducts research primarily in gifted education and multicultural/urban education. Dr. Ford is nationally-recognized as a key voice in the crucial pursuit of equity in gifted education.

Andi McNair The Possibility of the Unexplored 80% of the world’s oceans are unexplored. We have no idea what exists, what’s possible, and what might be beneath the surfce of the unexplored waters. Because of the difficulty, risk, and cost associated with exploration, we are unaware of the potential that lies beneath. What if the same is true for student learning? What if we have only scratched the surface of our learners’ potential because of our unwillingness to be uncomfortable, fear of taking risks, and inability to see what’s possible? Andi is author of several books including: Genius Hour: Passion Projects that Ignite Innovation and Student Inquiry, and A Meaningful Mess: A Teacher’s Guide to Student-Driven Classrooms, Authentic Learning, Student Empowerment, and Keepng It All Together Without Losing Your Mind.

Parent Mini Conference For more information: www.ourgifted.com

A special half day parent-focused conference that overlaps with the General Conference and includes lunch and the afternoon keynote. Parents may also attend the mental health panel. More information at www.ourgifted.com Parent Mini-Conference is limited to 50 people.

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