Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 10:21
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. PastorRead more: Community Church Celebrates 105 Years
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 10:10
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,Read more: Representative Jared Polis Speaks To Students
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 10:03
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 09:56
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 theRead more: Kids’ Summer Camps, Workshops, & Dance Classes At Mayama
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 09:50
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 waterRead more: Water Under The Bridge
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 09:37
Read more: Mothering The Mother
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 09:33
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 atRead more: Play Ball!
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 09:19
By Renée Haip
Each spring the highly anticipated Saint Vrain Invitational brings together not only top caliber high school track and field athletes from across the state, but also elite sprint, pole vault, and distance athletes. Jointly hosted by Longmont and Lyons High School at Longmont’s Everly-Montgomery Field, this year’s May 3rd organizers and sponsors pulled out all the bells and whistles to provide track fans and competitors with a truly professional event more than worth the five-dollar cost of admission. This meet has it all—an electronic scoreboard with
Published on Thursday, May 09 2013 07:56
Gary Wayne Walker
August 19, 1951 – April 25, 2013
Former Lyons resident Gary Wayne Walker passed away in Hay Springs, Nebraska on April 25, after a three-month battle with cancer. He was sixty-one years old.
Gary was born August 19, 1951, and raised in Springfield, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia Lee and Norman A Walker Jr., and his ex wife Lissa Walker. He isRead more: Gary Wayne Walker