Published on Tuesday, October 22 2013 17:25
Few animals evoke Colorado’s rugged and unforgiving mountains like the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. Yet the vertical terrain that keeps sheep safe from predators also limits opportunities for Coloradans to view and appreciate Colorado’s state animal. A happy exception for wildlife watchers is Georgetown, where the Town of Georgetown, the Georgetown Trust and Gateway Visitor Center, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) are finalizing preparations for the 8th Annual Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival. The festival is timed to coincide with
Published on Thursday, October 17 2013 11:39
Roads Traveled with With Linda L. Osmundson
Fall is in the air. If the wind doesn’t strip the trees of their colorful leaves, clumps of rust, gold, green, and brown will continue to dot the landscape. Fall brings to mind Halloween and other holidays. Decorations of witches, ghosts, cats, and goblins appear in yards and porches in October. They wait to
Published on Thursday, October 03 2013 18:05
At the time my husband retired from a position that required weekly travel, understandably, he wanted to stay home rather than hit the road again. However, that eventually changed. Now he wants to attend Dixieland Jazz festivals and go on a cruise once a year.
Published on Thursday, September 19 2013 07:51
Every morning whether I need to get up or not, my eyes pop open at 7 a.m. This morning I discovered light rain still clouds the air one week from when the rain started. Like many others I pray for all those devastated by the Colorado floods and those in Lyons surrounded by impassable roads and flooding waters.
Lyons deserves a peace pole. The Youth Art Peace Pole Project aims to create fifty poles in fifty states by the September 21, 2014 International Day of Peace.
Published on Thursday, September 19 2013 07:28
By Kelly Yelverton
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1,200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photo of her adventure throughout the summer.
The day we left San Juan Island I received some words of advice. “Love the adventure for where it takes you.” This adventure has definitely taken us to some
Published on Thursday, September 05 2013 04:05
The definition of a retreat is taking time away from ordinary life, withdrawing from everyday concerns, places, and emotions. Writer friends seek a place with no interruptions like phones, family, TV, or even the Internet. They strive for a place to keep their thought processes moving and words flowing.
Where can one go on to get away? Perhaps you settle in an inner sanctum within your home; an
Published on Thursday, August 29 2013 07:39
Ruth and Ken Wright from the Wright Paleohydrological Institute will present the free Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture titled, “Ollantaytambo’s Ancient Water Temple,” at 7 p.m., on Wednesday, September 4, at the University of Colorado’s Museum of Natural History.
The public is invited to join the Wrights as they describe their recent field research at the Incamisana, an ancient temple in Peru’s Sacred Valley that
Published on Thursday, August 08 2013 07:41
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.
1. A view or vista.
2. A mental view or outlook
3. The appearance of objects in depth
4. The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole
We made it to Ketchikan on July 21, after having paddled over seven hundred miles in fifty-two days. From our previous campsite we had decided to make the thirty-mile
Published on Thursday, August 01 2013 07:56
A friend said she and her children recently spent four hours at the Longmont Museum’s BUILD! The Amazing World of LEGO exhibit without tiring or getting bored. A fan of the creative toy, from the time our boys were young, I decided to check it out.
I drove to the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road. Before I even stepped into the exhibit, I heard happy voices and the shuffling of what I determined must be LEGO bricks. Only a few people