Published on Thursday, August 01 2013 07:52
The town was full of festival-goers over last week through the weekend bringing good music to folks from near and far, and boosting the town’s economy. Besides the lessons, they enjoyed tubing, swimming, playing, jumping, dancing, eating, etc. The downtown area was congested all weekend with hardly a place to park. All enjoyed their stay in Lyons. FolksFest is August 16 through 18.
LYONS CHAMBER SOCIAL IS THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, at Spirit Hounds, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Dan Siddall as co-host. All members and guests are invited; guests are charged $5. Come one andRead more: About Town - August 1, 2013
Published on Thursday, August 01 2013 07:47
If you are like me, you are at that point in the summer when you realize the hot days and vacation time make you open a beer a little quicker, or eat a couple more chips at the barbeque. So maybe before any more calories are consumed we can examine how you can be conscious day to day about your calorie consumption.
First off, I believe tracking your caloric intake is a good idea. I don’t think it matters if you are tryingRead more: Calorie Conscious
Published on Thursday, July 25 2013 04:07
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. 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 updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.
It took us forty days to catch our first fish. Technically, twenty-eight days in that we hooked a rockfish but we were unprepared to cook it so ended up releasing it. You’d think we would be having fish and crab for dinner every night, but something about waking up at four or five in the morning, paddling ten hours straight, battling current andRead more: Paddle to Alaska - Part 5
Published on Friday, July 26 2013 03:27
Another week gone by! Only one month until school. We hope everyone got to do something exciting this summer.
The opening free concert in the park was postponed due to rain. The only rain of the week, and had to be on that day and time. Plan to attend this Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., in Sandstone Park. A great concert is in store with the Danny Shafer Band, plus the Farmer’s Market and food truck. The Blue Canyon Boys will be featured on Thursday, August 1.Read more: About Town - July 25, 2013
Published on Monday, July 22 2013 05:52
World Heritage Student Exchange program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Norway, China, Russia, France, The former Soviet Union Countries, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and more!
Host families are asked to include the student as a member of their family. Couples, single parents, and families with & without children in the home are all encouraged to host. You can choose a student for a semester or for the school year.Read more: Bring the world together - Host an exchange student!
Published on Thursday, July 25 2013 04:57
A hidden danger emerges as lush, spring grass dries up in the hot weather of early summer. The dried grass seeds, called grass awns, pose a potentially deadly threat to your pet.
These grass awns frequently become lodged in your pet’s fur or body openings. The most common places for grass awns to become stuck are between the toes, in eyes and ears. If they are removed promptly, only minor irritation results. The special shape of these awns allows them to burrow deeper into your pet if they are not removed promptly.
Awns in the eye cause infection, corneal ulcers, and eventual blindness. Awns in the ear cause external ear infections and often will penetrate the eardrum to cause middleRead more: Dangerous Grass
Published on Thursday, July 18 2013 10:35
The Lyons Recorder
Last week started a new feature in the Lyons Recorder called iamlyonscolorado. It will be comprised of photos (and a few words) of people that Lyons resident Kenneth Wajda has captured during his daily travels around town. Wajda is an independent filmmaker who has made several short films in and around Lyons. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2001 he worked as a staff photographer for a daily newspaper, The Trenton Times, in New Jersey for thirteen years. Since then, in addition to making films, he has worked as a freelance photographer and still shoots editorial assignments, commercial jobs, portraiture, (family, engagement, senior, etc.) and teaches nature and street photography.
Wajda explains how the idea of iamlyonscolorado came about, “I enjoy shooting street photography, which I call “life” photography, because it is both great exercise and it’s like treasure hunting. It is quite fascinating how many moments cross your