Flood of Opportunity

GUEST EDITORIAL

I think everyone knows that the Town of Lyons and our surrounding community was changed forever in the flood of September 12.  Those few days brought immediate devastation to a significant percentage of the community, as well as shutting down the town for a couple of months. No one was untouched. Unfortunately, though many were not

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About Town - March 27, 2014

Hi everyone! Spring has arrived. The Garden Club’s daffodils are popping up, and will be blooming soon (our thanks to that group of hard workers). They say most of the beds going east of town were washed out with the flood, and they have to start over. Send your donation to this group (P.O. Box 49) to help with their expenses. Volunteers to rebuild the stonewalls of the beds are needed. Contact: Lyonsvolunteers.org

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED SAT.
Lots of Volunteers are needed for this Saturday at 9 a.m. The Lyons Volunteers will be focusing on park clean-up. We have work to do in Meadow Park, Bohn Park and a LOT of work to do on the St. Vrain Trail between the Black Bear Hole and the

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New Owners At Red Canyon Art

On St. Patrick’s Day, Lyons residents Connie and Keith McGuire officially took over ownership of the Red Canyon Art Company from founding members of the enterprise Mary (Ward) Johnson and Judy McDonald.

The art emporium, conceived in 1989 as an art co-operative for local artists, was started by Johnson, McDonald, Kim

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Poetry Corner - March 27, 2014

In My Backyard

By Emilyn Inglis

I tell you what nobody wants in their backyard--
a natural disaster, that’s what.
Not in my backyard
Not in my town
Not in my most precious peaceful places,
green and rippling and heavenly.

I like to believe that when the leaves bud and blossom
the millions of scattered river rounded rocks
will roll back to their homes,
where they belong.
Maybe that’s what those rocks wish, too--
to return to the places they knew best,
where the water made its old familiar sound.

It’s not just rocks who’ve lost their homes.
Even those of us lucky enough to have returned
Find it irreconcilably different.
I feel an open wound, wanting so badly to
get everything back to normal and erase the damage.
How much more must those people
Unceremoniously peeled from their homes half a year go,
Wish to return to a taste of normalcy.
I
can
relate.

We can’t erase the flood.
We didn’t ask for change, but we got it.
It’s here.
I’ll tell you what I DO want in my backyard:
The peace of mind and heart that come from interdependence.
Helping people return home.
And knowing that when I’m down,
a whole town full of people won’t let me stay down.
Y.I.M.B.Y.
YES in my backyard.

Insuring our Health to Ensure our Health

Holistic Family Healthcare

By Dr. Sara Hart
It’s 2014, and unless you live in Oregon, Washington or Vermont, your insurance-based healthcare is not going to keep you well.

As much as I cringe at the analogy of our bodies being like cars, people inevitably think of themselves that way all the time. The squeaky wheel gets ignored until it’s a screaming or debilitating pain.

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The Importance Of Strength Training

Keeping Lyons Fit!

By Mary Chase
This time of year I often hear the phrase, “I just want to get outside to workout. The gym is a winter activity for me.” I cannot tell you how much I love to run in the warm spring sun; however, there is another important factor to remember.

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40th Annual Lyons Relays

By Renée Haip
On Thursday, March 13, Lyons hosted Broomfield, Erie, Longmont, Skyline, and Strasburg for a fun evening of relay style competition. Highlights included Taylor Christiansen besting all the other girls with a 14’5” long jump, and fellow freshman Liz Jonjak-Plahn throwing the shot

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Traveling In Luxury Part VI - Guaymas

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundso

Sometime during the night, the waters calmed. Before retiring, Bob claimed he had no interest in seeing Guaymas. We’ve traveled in Mexico before so we made this trip mainly for the Dixieland Jazz music. My goal for this port was to find an Internet Café. The ship’s Internet was way too slow and expensive. I again dressed in the dark, had breakfast in the Lido, and

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HRTF Presentation To The Board of Trustees

By Amy Reinholds
The Housing Recovery Task Force (HRTF) presented updates to the Lyons Board of Trustees at a workshop on March 17. The Board of Trustees directed the task force to focus now on recovery option 2: replacement housing minus households not returning (approximately 35-50 homes) and option 3: replacement housing equal to housing lost in the flood (a maximum of approximately 90-100 homes). The Board encouraged the Task Force to make sure to include the

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