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Paddling To Alaska – Part VIII

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

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Do You Need A Retreat?

Do You Need A Retreat?

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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

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Ancient Water Temple

Ancient Water Temple

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

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Paddling To Alaska -III

By Kelly Yelverton

Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. 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 written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.

Paddling is all about rhythm.

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National Parks = American Treasures

By Helen Colella 

National Parks are special land areas set aside by the government for all people to enjoy, appreciate and preserve.  Over the years, National Parks have grown in number, currently, fifty-seven are found throughout twenty-seven different states, and two more in the U.S Territories of American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.

The Parks span mountains to valleys, desert to seaside, prairies to rainforest. Each has its   own identity and focus on the natural world. Each has unique land and water formations, wildlife, plants, mineral resources, land development. Each has its own data

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Sailing Through The Past

By the time this article makes the paper, my husband and I will be enjoying the last day of our cruise down the Mississippi (provided there is enough water) aboard the American Queen steamboat. Jazzdagen, our Dixieland Jazz cruise agency, hasn’t offered this New Year’s trip in several years. Now I know why.

The government maritime agency, which originally built the vessel, repossessed it and let it sit in Beaumont, Texas, for three years. Its sister ship, the

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Get into the Holiday Spirit with Wings Over the Rockies

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is presenting its first Salute to the Season event on Friday, December 21 at 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Set in historic Lowry Air Force Base Hangar No. 1.,

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Travel Troubles

Our recent experience on the way to my husband’s high school reunion in Minnesota reminded me of all the travel troubles we’ve encountered over the years. Perhaps you’ve lived a few travel nightmares. Here are just a few of ours.

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Bird Watching At Its Best

Are you a bird watcher? Have you pulled out the binoculars to see an owl in a tree, or the blue heron by the creek? Do you listen to bird songs every morning and watch them in your feeders? Consider a daytrip to Loveland’s Museum/Gallery. The current juried exhibit, Birds in Art (now through October 28), highlights various artists, mediums, birds, and works produced in 2011 from all over the world. Entrance to the Main Gallery exhibit is $5 for ages six and up. Free days include Thursday, September 6; Sunday, October 14; and Saturday, October 27.

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