Leaving Sendai - An Eye Witness Account

Leaving Sendai - An Eye Witness Account

By Nick Schneider

Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Nick Schneider is an astronomer at the University of Colorado specializing in planetary science. He had been invited to a conference in the field at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, from 8-11 March. The earthquake and tsunami struck Sendai on March 11, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Japan time.   

Some of you have asked for my account of events in Japan, and the rest of you are just going to get it. I wanted to write it down anyway so I didn’t forget any part. Remember though, that however alarming it was for me, my family, and my friends, there are undoubtedly hundreds of thousands of stories scarier still, and not all with happy endings.

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Wildfire Near Button Rock Reservoir

Wildfire Near Button Rock Reservoir

Network camera crews from Denver and reporters form area newspapers were at the Black Bear Hole parking lot Friday (March 11) morning for a press conference by Longmont officials for a briefing concerning a wild fire near the Button Rock Reservoir. Photo by Joseph Lekarczyk

Town staff and elected officials awoke early Friday (March 11) morning to discover the network television stations were reporting a “wildfire in Lyons!”  It turned out the fire is actually located several miles west of Lyons, in the vicinity of the northern shore of Button Rock Reservoir. While the situation has the potential, because of the

 

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Joint Select Committee on Redistricting Announces Public Hearings Schedule

The Joint Select Committee on Redistricting  announced the schedule of public hearings that will take place across the state in the coming weeks.

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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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Make the switch, and earn cash

Commuters on U.S. 36 and the Diagonal Highway are invited to join an incentive program that pays cash for each day they bicycle, carpool, ride transit, vanpool, telework or walk to work instead of driving solo.  Participants can earn $2/day, as much as $75 in a 60-day pledge period.  For U.S. 36 and Diagonal Highway commuters who are currently using a clean commute, 36 Commuting Solutions presents a new program to reward participants when they refer others to the 36 Commuter CASH program - $50 for two successful referrals.   

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More Interesting Than Dancing with the Stars - Not!

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

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Doing What "Matt"-ers; For Pets, People And The Planet

by Mary Huron Hunter

If you asked either Matt why they do what they do for a living (veterinary medicine) you’d probably walk away from that conversation with one, overriding message; the compassion and care they provide extends from the pets they serve to their families, their family vets, and the communities in which they live and work.

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