Reflections On The Flood

By Julia Herz
Tonight when I see her on the bus I am reminded how I now keep snacks in my office and backpack and purse in a fashion I never would have thought of as logical before. I am reminded how a few hundred people are still not back in their homes or have simply moved away. I am reminded how much the 500 year flood of Lyons, Colorado, rocked our world, and I’m reminded how my feelings out of necessity have been pushed aside for a later time and I guess that time is now.

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Tibetan Monks Bless Lyons and St. Vrain River with Sand Mandala

by Janaki Jane
Hundreds of FolksFest attendees lined up Sunday evening to receive small bags of multicolored sand as a blessing from the Tibetan Buddhist monks

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Things To Do At Summer’s End

Roads Traveled by Linda L. Osmundson

Cool nights, hot days, and the start of school reminds us summer’s end is near. Have you enjoyed all those outdoor activities you planned at the beginning of the season? There’s still time. Here are some suggestions of things to do before the weather turns cold.

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About Town - August 21, 2014

Another week gone by. A fun week for kids before school, which started Monday, August 18. It is exciting to see the moms and dads taking their kids to school hand-in-hand. Parents, we love you for wanting the “best” for your kids; the best home, the best town, the best school, the best

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No Ifs, Ands, Or Butts!

By Joseph Lekarczyk
It was a very light agenda for the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting Monday evening. After three straight “late-nighters” wrestling with the retail marijuana ordinance everyone needed a break.

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Letter to the Editor: Town Hug

Hi everyone,
Many of you know that for the past eleven months I have been working on what I called a “town hug” to commemorate Lyons recovery. This whole thing was born on the Channel 9 afternoon show one week after the flood. I was on air with Host Kim Christiansen when I brought up the idea of a town hug to show solidarity on our

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Truly are "Horrid Thugs"

Dear Editor,
I have always enjoyed the Poetry Corner, but “Horrid Thugs” by Bonnie DiSalvo was fantastic. She hit the nail on the head perfectly. I’ve talked to many gardeners

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I redoubled my efforts to resolve the border crisis

Dear Friend:
After visiting the San Ysidro border crossing in June, I redoubled my efforts to resolve the border crisis unfolding at crossings around the country. Once again, however, Congress has not responded and has failed to

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About Town - August 14, 2014

Another week gone by.  Last week the office folks, this week the teachers, next week, school starts on Monday, August 18. It seems like it was a short, but hot summer. However, everything stayed green, which was really great. Yes, it is time for the kids to start studying again. 

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