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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2013 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory Available Now

As spring rolls into summer, tents are popping up and farmers’ markets are opening. For 29 years the Colorado Department of Agriculture has been helping consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities through the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory.

 “This is an exciting time of year, when local produce, meat and other food favorites can be found at farmers’ markets,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Consumers really

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About Town - June 27, 2013

Amazing, I was lucky to have seen daredevil Nik Wallenda walk across the Grand Canyon on a two-inch wide cable on the Discovery Channel Sunday evening.  He walked a quarter of a mile, 1500 feet above the Grand Canyon, holding a long a balancing rod.  It took him twenty-two minutes, and kneeled twice to get the “rhythm out of the rope.”  He was murmuring prayers

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Travel Reading Suggestions

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

Can you read in a car? On a plane? Do you read paper books or e-readers? No matter what method you use, good reading materials add to any travel experience. Be aware, however, that e-readers must be turned off during takeoff and landing. Therefore, I prefer to take disposable paperbacks that I leave on the plane, in the hotel, on the ship, or pass to a friend after I’ve finished them.

Since most of our travel is driving, my husband packs a briefcase with all the Wall Street Journals, Forbes magazines,

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The Holy Grail At The Cup

How appropriate that an art show titled “The Holy Grail” would be presented in The Stone Cup. Lyons artist Sally King (of the bear sculptures seen throughout town) will be the featured artist at The Stone Cup & Kitchen beginning July 1, and running through September.

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Woody Pines Returns

Roots, Ragtime  & Country Blues

By David McIntyre

Woody Pines, with his energetic brand of roots music, ragtime, country blues, and viper jazz transports you to the Mississippi Delta when AM radio was king. The band, comprised of Woody Pines on banjo, guitar, harmonica, and lead vocals; Zack Pozebanchuck on upright bass; Mike Gray on drums' and Lyon Graulty on clarinet, lead guitar and vocal

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