Opinion / Commentary

Colorado State Fair: Shaping the Future of Agriculture

By John Salazar, Commissioner of Agriculture

Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair.  While the event promises a top-notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.

The Colorado State Fair is the centerpiece of our effort to educate the public on the importance of not only the food system, but on the efforts of the entire agricultural

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The Other Side of the GMO Issue

By Steve Wratten

I am writing to respond to several topics in the article by Kayann Short (Lyons Recorder, Sept. 1) about her concerns over genetically-modified (GM) crops. To avoid misunderstanding, GM crops have had a gene inserted into their chromosomes to confer a new desirable trait. Ms. Short’s article consisted mainly of her opinions, which frankly do not agree with those of U.S. Federal regulatory agencies (EPA, USDA, FDA), nor those of states and many foreign

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The Top Ten Reasons You Should Get High on Jesus

  1. You will meet people who’s name is not Dude.
  2. There are no toxic carcinogens.
  3. You won’t get the munchies.
  4. You don’t need a prescription.

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Van Jones Dey-Notes are Heard

by Coco Gordon

You wouldn’t believe what we heard buzzing about around PlanBoulder’s year end Celebration event at the Boulderado Hotel! There was a greek style dinner buffet, swanky drinks (yumm) with featured keynote speaker, Van Jones, “ Does dense make sense?,” author of “The Green-Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems.”

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Fact or Fiction? A Closer Look at Medical Marijuana

Editor’s Note: Since the medical marijuana issue is one of great importance to many citizens in the community, we at The Lyons Recorder are trying to allow opposing viewpoints to be expressed. As always, the opinions expressed are those of the author. Anyone with a differing viewpoint is invited to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

by Tina Brown Celona

In the interest of full disclosure, the author of this article is the domestic partner of Read Spear, owner of The Bud Depot and Lyons Indoor Gardening.
It doesn’t surprise me that Mickey Lohr claims that marijuana is a dangerous, mind-altering drug. It does surprise me that he expects reasonable people to believe him.

 

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