Published on Thursday, May 16 2013 13:28
By Renée Haip
Last Friday, May 10, the Lyons Track and Field team traveled east to Sterling where they participated in the Patriot League meet, their final competition before the state championships. One of only two 2A representatives in a field of larger, competitive 3A schools, the Lyons Lions had a good day with the young men of Lyons capturing the championship title for the fourth consecutive year, and the girls taking a respectable third place of the eleven teams.
From start to finish, the boys had numerous good performances. Individually, all-conference honors went to Ryan Boucher in both the 400M (1st) and 200M (1st), Paul Roberts
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 16:21
A large crowd enjoyed celebrating the 105th anniversary of the Lyons Community Church last Sunday, with the Stover Street Stompers from Fort Collins bringing in the jazz; a group of costumed church folks (Jerry Fike, Debbie Tabor, Chuck and Kitty Keim, Sam Miller, Jani and Zeke Little, and others) led by Carol Pranschke singing a ballad of old-time music. Pastor
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 16:10
The Lyons High School government classes got a chance to ask questions of United States House of Representatives member Jared Polis last Thursday morning. On a short break from his duties in Washington D.C., Polis was making the rounds in Colorado’s Second District to find out what’s on his constituents’ minds. The students gave him an earful.
After Representative Polis gave a brief biography of himself, touched on the basic structure of the U.S. government, and covered his job description and duties, he opened it up to questions from the students. The students asked question about some of the recent hot button issues like expanded background checks for gun sales, reduction of the national debt,
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 16:03
Clinics with Yellow Designs Stunt Team
The Yellow Designs Stunt Team (YDST) will conduct a series of Skills Clinics for bike enthusiasts at two different skill levels. Clinics will have a minimum of five participants and a maximum of twenty for the class to be held. Interested parties may register for the clinics at www.yellowdesigns.com. The YDST is an amazing group of BMX trick riders who perform
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 15:56
The move has been made, and according to all the young dancers, “the new space is really cool, and it is enormous!” Jasmine Lok and Ali Kishiyama are pleased to announce the their new studio (the old Odd Fellows Hall on the corner of High Street and Fourth Avenue) is completed, and they are up and running with a full schedule of dance, yoga, Nia, and music classes. And with the end of the school year fast approaching, Mayama has enough kids’ summer camps, workshops, and dance classes to keep every boy and girl from uttering the
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 15:50
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
They say, “Don’t cry over spilled milk,” and “It’s water under the bridge.” But for Lyons residents and landlords Sharon and Richard Jones it is definitely understandable to cry over water
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 15:40
Anyone who has ever written a poem is eligible to enter the free poetry contest sponsored by Poetryfest, a nonprofit organization devoted to discovering new poets and helping them to achieve a wider audience for their poetry. There are one hundred prizes to go around, and the last poet standing will receive a one thousand dollar cash prize.
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 15:37
Following her birth, a mother has accomplished an amazing physical feat, experienced an emotional revolution, and is bathing in the hormones designed to help her transition from pregnant woman to mother. It is no wonder that this, combined with joy, sleep deprivation, and new breastfeeding that she may feel overwhelmed. The psychoanalyst Donald Winicott noted that in the perinatal period there is a special mental state of the mother in which she has a greatly increased sensitivity to, and focus upon the needs of her baby. Such a state begins toward the end of the pregnancy and continues for a few weeks after the birth of the child. Mothers need support, nurturing, and a protected environment to develop and maintain this state. “Only if a mother is sensitized in the way I am describing,” wrote Winicott, “can she feel herself into her infant’s place, and so meet the infant’s needs.” Communities that support women and babies during this precious time see less postpartum depression, healthier babies, higher rates of long-term breastfeeding success, and more confident mothers.
The provision of food, water, warmth, and a private time for the mother and infant to get to know each other is the rule in most cultures. In most non-industrialized societies the mother and baby are placed together, with support, protection, and isolation from other demands and people often for the first number of weeks following the birth.
In many industrialized societies in Europe (and Canada), parental leave is provided, ranging from a minimum of three months to a year or more, with partial to full pay compensation. Here in the U.S., though generally some weeks of maternity leave are provided, our culture of “Mothering the Mother” has dwindled. Often the media and our culture drives a “back to
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 15:33
The Lyons Parks & Recreation’s Adult Co-Ed Softball season got underway Monday night, and it was all about offense. Perennial powerhouse Blue Mountain Stone (who was missing from last year’s league play) squared off against Shake N’ Bake in the first game of the season. BMS took up right where they left off pushing seven runs across the plate in their first at