Do You Need A Retreat?

Do You Need A Retreat?

Roads Traveled by With Linda L. Osmundson

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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Can Apple Save Your Retirement?

By Doug Carey

With both stocks and bonds gyrating wildly again many of us are reminded of just how volatile the markets can become. This also convinces many people that they cannot risk being invested very heavily in equities as they approach retirement.

But without a decent return, many people simply will not be able to retire when they want to. In

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Keeping the resolutions

Keeping the resolutions

Keeping Lyons Fit! with Mary Chase

So an idea occurred to a friend and I this summer on a run about town. What if we held an event, such as a 5K in Lyons? We could follow it by cocktails. Mimosas seemed natural as 5K’s are usually a morning event. This event would not only celebrate the end of summer, the kiddos headed back to school, but also a charitable cause. Thus the Mimosa Day 5K was born. I am proud to report that the event attracted well over sixty women last Saturday, and a fabulous post-party at the Lyons Fork. For an event, which I had

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About Town -September 5, 2013

Another week gone by.  A little cooler now, but a hundred degrees in midweek.  School has started and seems to be going well.  Big plans are being made for this Friday’s first game, September 6, with the annual BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by the football game versus Yuma at 7 p.m.  The entire community is invited to take part in this annual event. Free dinner when you buy a game ticket.

BOOSTER CLUB: Stephanie Kurland is the Booster Club Concession Manager and is looking for homemade chili to sell at our football and volleyball games!  We are known for our Frito Pies!  Bring

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Sundays in September

By Dave McIntyre, Lyons Bluesologist

Sundays at Oskar Blues in Lyons have become my favorite shows, I love the more mellow music and enjoy watching the youngsters and oldsters dancing and enjoy the tunes together. These are all early 6 to 9 p.m., free, and all ages’ shows, and are usually very well attended. I have often been asked why we don’t charge for these shows; the answer is Dale and I want to give some free music back to the community as a thank you for all their support in helping us bring live music to Lyons. In September we have a

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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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Lyons Summer History Day Camp

Lyons Summer History Day Camp

By Kathleen Spring

Imagine it taking all day to go from Lyons to Boulder? And, carrying enough food with you to last a year? These are some of the extraordinary tales that the kids attending this year’s Redstone Museum’s Summer History Day Camp heard about life in the mid-19th century in Colorado, when pioneers came in their covered wagons.

The camp this year focused on early settlers to the Lyons area, including Colorado trading posts and the state’s cultural heritage. 

The young campers, ages seven to eleven, learned about life in Lyons at the turn of the century through interactive lessons, creative scenarios, decorative crafts, and a treasure hunt through the collected old treasures at the museum.  Each day, the children

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