Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 09:21
A little cooler today! This has really been a very hot summer. Last week at 4:30 p.m., it was 103 degrees in Longmont. It was no doubt cooler here in Lyons. We used to say it was ten degrees cooler. We notice most of our lawns could stand a lot of water, but it’s too expensive. We praise those who are spending $300 to $400 a month for a nice green lawn! Get out the fans and the swamp coolers, is all I can tell you.
Lyons History Summer Day Camp is back. This year’s theme is early settlers. There will be a focus on Fort Bent and early Lyons farmers. This is the fourth year for the camp, which is made possible by a Lyons Community foundation Grant. It is open to Lyons area residents, ages six to nine years old, and the cost is $50. It is limited to ten campers. Parents or other
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 06:34
It’s a long way from Lyons to anywhere, “as the crow flies.” Residents of Lyons have known that for some time; many of them live here for just that reason. But now it’s official. Local artist Jake Pinello (he of the murals on the sides of the St. Vrain Market and car wash buildings) has just completed the latest addition to the burgeoning sculpture inventory lining the streets, paths, and parks of Lyons.
Pinello’s sculpture, “As the Crow Flies,” consists of four fifteen-foot wooden poles and a large rosecompass on the corner
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:29
It’s the time of year to spend more time each day outdoors than in. Eating meals outdoors on the patio or at the park is a great way to soak up the sun or relax in the shade and enjoy the season!
Reflexively, we may reach for the sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, juice boxes, and beer. But taking a moment to consider what our bodies might really want, and we just might find our perfect picnic looks completely different.
What is Paleo?
The Paleo diet, short for Paleolithic, is a dietary trend that is changing people’s energy, sense of vitality, digestive
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 06:12
August 4, 1924 – June 28, 2013
Anne M. Sherwood, 88, entered into eternal rest Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas, Wyoming.
Anne was born August 4, 1924 in Boulder, Colorado, the third of four children born to Michael L. Stengel and Mary J. (Schott) Stengel. All of her siblings are deceased. She married Thomas R. Sherwood Sr. on September 20, 1950 in Cheyenne Wyoming. Tom preceded her in death on January 27, 2001. Tom and Anne are survived by three children, Deborah A. Simpson of Douglas, Wyoming, Thomas R. Sherwood Jr. (Connie) of Greeley, Colorado, and Kimberly C. Echols of Louisville, Colorado.
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:24
With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing potentially deadly melanoma later in life. However, skin cancer is highly preventable, and adopting a complete sun protection regimen can drastically reduce skin cancer risk. There are many things parents and caregivers can do to keep children sun-safe, whether they are at camp, the beach, or just in the backyard.
“Children are more sensitive to the sun, and the sun’s rays are strongest during the summer months, when children tend
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 06:05
June 11, 1940 – July 1, 2013
After thirty-seven years in Longmont, Frank M. Namesnik, age 73, passed into eternal life on Monday, July 1, following complications related to heart failure, while visiting friends and family in Warren, Ohio.
Frank was born June 11, 1940, in Warren, to Stephen I. and Magdalena Bahat Namesnik. He was very active in Newton Falls, participating in basketball and drama, as well as achieving Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts. In 1958, he attended
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:02
Wow! Lyons certainly got its taste of what happens when there is a catastrophe. Something new to most of us! The hail last Friday night is said to have ruined about 80% of the roofs in town, nearly 650 homes. At 6 a.m., Saturday morning, the town was full of roofing contractors. The insurance companies have their own repairmen who do the work for the amount the adjuster states, plus your deductible. Then another roofing company comes by “So and so isn’t any good, you should use me.” Now the confusion! Which one do you use? Of course we want the best job done. I guess this is a