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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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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Gary Wayne Walker

Gary Wayne Walker
August 19, 1951 – April 25, 2013
Former Lyons resident Gary Wayne Walker passed away in Hay Springs, Nebraska on April 25, after a three-month battle with cancer. He was sixty-one years old.

Gary was born August 19, 1951, and raised in Springfield, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia Lee and Norman A Walker Jr., and his ex wife Lissa Walker. He is

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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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Giddyup Into Spring

Put on your boots and jeans, saddle up your pony, and giddy on up to the historic Stanley Hotel!  Giddyup Kitty is back in town with a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Celebrate spring and have fun on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m., with this award winning bluegrass band as they return to Estes for a high-energy performance of country-grass music.

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Donald Alan Johnson


March 1, 1957 – May 18, 2010
Donald A. Johnson, age 56, passed away at his home in Lyons, on May 18, of heart failure. He was born March 1, 1957 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Merle and Donna Johnson.  Don grew up in Hot Springs, and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1975; a year later he enlisted in the Air Force.  After his service, he worked for a while in the electronics field for Hughes

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Roy E. Reinholds

Roy E. Reinholds, age 83, of Longmont died of pneumonia on March 8, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Mr. Reinholds was born in 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, to Carl and Arlene (Hallberg) Reinholds. After graduating from Lane Tech high school, Roy worked as a metallurgical lab technician for manufacturing companies in Chicago. He was drafted

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