Wine Tasting Trails

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

When you think of grape growing or wine tasting, California’s Napa Valley comes to mind. But, did you know Colorado hosts over ninety wineries with more than thirty on the Front Range? And, the state’s winemaking began over a century ago? Or, some Colorado climates rival California’s grape growing regions?

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Born From The Flood And Here To Stay!

After the September 2013 floods in Colorado, the Lyons Community Montessori (LCM) school closed its doors. This was tragic news for the parents and children who were already fragile from their experiences with the flood and who simply wanted to get back into a normal routine. Seeing this need, a group of parents from LCM began working together to start a new Montessori-based preschool. Heartened by the community’s optimism and emboldened by the size of the task at hand, parents got to work.

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The Myth Of Safe Withdrawal Rates

By Doug Carey

What do retirees in 1921, 1966, and 2010 have in common? Very little of course, yet many financial advisors are still using ideas from 1921 to plan retirement today.

The truth is these dates weren’t chosen at random: One had the highest safe withdrawal rate in

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College Dean List Congratulations!

Blaine Peterson was named to the Avila University Dean's List for Spring 2014. Candidates possessed a grade point average of at least a 3.5.

Avila University located in southwest suburban Kansas City, Mo. is a Catholic, co-educational, values-based liberal arts institution founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult degree programs.

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Managing Stress: Balancing Your Vices

By Dr. Sara Hart, ND, MSOM, LAc

It’s a perfect day when you wake up naturally without an alarm.  To arise fully rested, stretch your arms leisurely and yawn.  Pondering with a gentle inquisition, “hmmm, what do I feel like doing today?”  Rather than the rush of too many responsibilities to juggel comfortably.  When fresh vital foods are all that you crave so you make yourself a gorgeous meal to start your day.

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Traveling In Luxury – The First Day

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

My husband Bob and I flew to San Diego a day early for our scheduled Sea of Cortez cruise aboard the MS Statandam. Good thing. Denver’s predicted snow storm blew in that night and blanketed DIA causing flight delays the next morning. We might have, as the saying goes, “Missed the boat!” That said, I never let any of the 557 crew

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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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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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Get into the Holiday Spirit with Wings Over the Rockies

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum is presenting its first Salute to the Season event on Friday, December 21 at 8:15 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Set in historic Lowry Air Force Base Hangar No. 1.,

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