Exhibit On Passenger Pigeon

2014 marks the 100th year since the extinction of the passenger pigeon, one of the most abundant bird species in North America. This bird, which once flew in flocks so large that the sky would be blacked out, was officially declared extinct in 1914 with the passing of Martha, a passenger pigeon at

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Poetry Corner - July 10, 2014

Alexa DiSalvo

Drunken drawings
scribbled on skin
I section your body
Will I ever get enough?
So, with pen I ration smooth parts
and rougher ones
the calloused palm
I read like brail
even though I know
That story
by heart
When we’re apart
I shuffle barefoot and bones
reprimanding my indecent hunger
Still, by night hour
mouth tongue fingers
Meticulous blueprint
blurs wet
ink stains and gloss
So lost
Even though I know
That map by heart.

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Georgetown Bighorn Sheep Festival Promises Fall Fun

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

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Managing Stress: Balancing Your Vices

By Dr. Sara Hart, ND, MSOM, LAc

It’s a perfect day when you wake up naturally without an alarm.  To arise fully rested, stretch your arms leisurely and yawn.  Pondering with a gentle inquisition, “hmmm, what do I feel like doing today?”  Rather than the rush of too many responsibilities to juggel comfortably.  When fresh vital foods are all that you crave so you make yourself a gorgeous meal to start your day.

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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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Traveling In Luxury – The First Day

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

My husband Bob and I flew to San Diego a day early for our scheduled Sea of Cortez cruise aboard the MS Statandam. Good thing. Denver’s predicted snow storm blew in that night and blanketed DIA causing flight delays the next morning. We might have, as the saying goes, “Missed the boat!” That said, I never let any of the 557 crew

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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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