100% of Colorado Counties Impacted By Weather Disasters

Nearly 100% of Coloradans live in counties affected recently by weather-related disasters, including wildfires and severe flooding according to new interactive map using data from the federal government. Scientists say global warming is already exacerbating some extreme weather events and their impacts, and Colorado is no exception.

“We used to think of climate change as a problem that would happen someday, somewhere,” said Anna McDevitt, with Environment Colorado. “But as this map helps demonstrate,

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2015 Brave, Bold, & Beautiful  

Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), a program of Mental Health Partners, announces the “2015 Brave, Bold, and Beautiful” event featuring New York Times best-selling author, Rosalind Wiseman on Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center (1669 Euclid Avenue) in Boulder. The evening features inspirational speakers, an award presentation, entertainment by Cloud 9 String Quartet, appetizers, and beverages. MESA will honor the individuals responsible for restarting

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Holiday Open House In Allenspark Features Art Demonstrations, Author Appearance

Are you looking for a really special holiday gift for a loved one—or maybe yourself? Do you believe in supporting local artists, and seeing how they create their work? Then don’t miss the Holiday Open House at The Old Gallery at 14863 Hwy.7 in Allenspark on Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6 from noon to 4 p.m.

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Funk, Blues & Bluegrass

By David McInyyre, Lyons Bluesologist

This coming weekend is a perfect example of an eclectic group of bands and music for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Friday evening, November 27, starts with a band out of Denver called Digg. Digg happens when the music hits just right. When you can’t help but to nod your head, gyrate your body,

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The Science of Archaeology

The Occasional Curmudgeon by Gary L. Moore

A few years back, I was teaching an archaeological field school (at the Pigg Site, part of Lowery Ruins, in southwestern Colorado) for Colorado State University, mostly for inexperienced, undergraduate students. One of our gradual students (not enrolled in the field school) dropped by and was endeavoring to impress a couple of the female undergraduates. He was holding forth, telling the young ladies “all” about professional archaeology. It had been a long, hot day, and I must have been tired, but I had heard just about enough.

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Coming Out & Connecting For Seniors

The wishes of those aging, and current public philosophy, point to more independence while aging. Recent demographic research shows we can expect a tsunami of aging, even though there are a lot of new young families in our community. While there are services available to seniors, there is an air of personally taking charge, which will continue to grow. This is about seniors sharing with others, directing and advising around their own needs and wishes.

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Lady Lion’s 2015-2016 Basketball Season Preview

The Lady Lions Basketball is underway and the Lions are ready to make an impact in the Mile-High league and in 2A ball.   The team will be coached this year by Jason Maguire, a highly experienced coach with over 18 years of experience as a head coach.   There are four returning starters, several more experienced varsity players and a great group of younger

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Testing the Waters

Lyons Elementary School’s fourth/fifth grade combo class, under the guidance of Mrs. Stahl, Mr. Moore, Mrs. McCafferty and the Estes Institute, is literally “testing the waters.” The students are going out into the field to collect water samples along the North Fork, the South Fork and at the Confluence of the St. Vrain River for data analysis.  The samples the student collect are then evaluated for: alkalinity, bacteria, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, hardness, nitrates, acidity, phosphates, temperature, and turbidity. Evaluative decisions are then made from the data collections. These field sample collections will take place two more times throughout this school year.

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Commentary: What's The Future For Affordable Housing In Lyons?

Final phase of rezoning for former bank site passes planning commission

By Amy Reinholds
The Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) approved recommending the subdivision and PUD zoning final plan of Park Street and Second Avenue on Monday. The final steps for approving rezoning for six proposed Habitat for Humanity homes falls to the Board of Trustees, expected to be on the agenda for an upcoming meeting in the next month.

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