Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 15:14
The snow predicted for last week’s Tuesday afternoon arrived early in the morning. Our drive to DIA on mostly wet, slick roads from Fort Collins took longer than expected. Once there, our noon flight was delayed because heavily overcast skies and runway conditions caused diversion of our incoming plane to Colorado Springs. We were in no hurry. Even with a delay, our 6:30 dinner reservations in Santa Rosa, California, seemed makeable. We finally left Denver about an hour and a half late. No problem – yet.
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 14:45
By Dr. Sara Hart
It’s amazing how much caffeine people can consume. The tolerance for eight ounces or three pots can be about the same perceived experience from one individual to the next. Caffeine can make for an incredibly exhilarating sensation with the heart pounding, inspiration rolling, mind sharp as a tack, and fingers drumming along the days work effortlessly.
Yet we all know the experience of over-doing it. Exploiting the clever substance as if to change our personalities to be more energetic, interesting and efficient. With the mountain of daily tasks most people try to accomplish these days, its no wonder caffeine is the #1 addicted substance in America.
Caffeine comes in many forms and is an amazing compound of nature’s pharmacopoeia. As with all things amazing, understanding the pros and cons, as well as the right dosage to use,
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 10:31
After some hard times, the Lyons Golden Gang has had a bit of four-leaf-clover luck over the winter months. Three large donations came their way: from the Town of Lyons, from the organizers of the Holiday Craft Bazaar, and from the Lyons Polar Bear Club.
The chilly water and brisk temperatures did not deter those frisky Polar Bears from jumping into the St. Vrain River at Black Bear Hole last month. Lyons local Harry Kellogg again contacted Vance French about donating all the funds raised to the Lyons Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 14:44
Say, that was a nice snow we had Monday. It looks like spring is just around the corner. A nice spring snow that melted right away, some crocus are blooming, the days are longer, and Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday morning at 2 a.m., turn your clocks forward one hour. Yes, spring is sprung.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
When the trailer home burned last week, we wondered if it had smoke detectors? I haven’t heard, but that is one thing we must all purchase; a smoke detector as well as a carbon monoxide detector. The cost is around $30 for both. Go to Clark’s Hardware today, and be safe. We read where James of the trailer needs clothing (Pants size 30” x 32”, shirts size large, and shoes size 10)) and household goods. Help him out. Leave stuff at the firehouse, as he lost everything in that fire!
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 10:35
Lyons artist Tyler Voorhees will be the featured artist at The Stone Cup beginning this Friday, March 1. His show will hang for two months, through the end of April.
From his humble beginnings in rural South Dakota, Voorhees has always been drawn to the art of storytelling. With his paintings, and the characters that inhabit them, he seeks to spin a visual yarn by drawing the viewer in with the composition, and holding their attention with the details. His mixed media paintings depict jobs now forgotten by the majority of Americans, made obsolete by advancements in technology (which are also hidden in the paintings). These occupations existed a mere century ago, yet they have fallen to the wayside in the collective memory of our society.
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 10:32
Slow the Dance
Let your soul purpose be your sole purpose.
Let your arms float on the air
Greeting the universe with the
Let your knees bend
one by one
Sink into the earth
only to rise again.
Slow the dance
keep the energy high
You’ll make the right steps
For there are no mistakes
When you heart beats pure
essence of life
Slow the dance
Let the universe in.
By: Carol Pranschke
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 10:31
March 13, 1927 – February 21, 2013
Ronald D. “Ron” Morton, age 85, of Lyons, passed away in Ft. Collins on February 21. He was born March 13, 1927 in Loveland, to Clarence and Martha (Bell) Morton. Ron served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, he married Georgia Michel in 1948, and she preceded him in death in 1982. Ron married Joanne Ritter in 1984, and she preceded him in death in 2011.