Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:55
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, especially in Ireland! Two hundred and twenty-seven members of the Colorado State University Marching Band traveled to Ireland last month to play and march in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade. It was the thrill of a lifetime, as an estimated 650,000 revelers lined the streets of Dublin for the event. The students spent a week in Ireland, performing several public concerts, visiting castles, feasting, and generally having a great time. Students with a connection to Lyons were senior Nicole Mikoni (trumpet) and sophomores Keith Albertson (trumpet), and Yani Ortega (clarinet).
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:51
Parking Passes Now Available
The Town of Lyons Parks & Recreation Department will once again implement a five-dollar per vehicle parking fee for those who wish to park in the Meadow or Bohn Park parking lots on weekends and holidays. The parking fee will be enforced for the 2013 summer season (April 15 through October 1). Residents of Lyons will not be charged the five-dollar parking fee as long as they utilize a “resident” parking pass, which can be obtained at no charge for all
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:49
Beginning July 1, Colorado residents may no longer dispose of most electronic waste (e-waste) in their household trash because Colorado landfills may no longer accept e-waste. The change is the result of a new law, the Electronic Recycling Jobs Act. Industry, most businesses, government agencies, institutions, and schools already are subject to e-waste disposal restrictions.
“The new law applies to TV sets, central processing units, computer monitors and peripherals, printers and fax machines, all kinds of laptops and notebook computers, DVD players, VCRs and any video display device with a screen larger than four inches,” explained Wolf Kray, recycling specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The ban also includes radios, stereo equipment, and video game consoles. Telephones, motor vehicle components, and non-hazardous industrial or commercial devices may still be legally disposed of in a Colorado landfill.Read more: New Ban On Disposal Of E-waste
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:20
Local resident Erica Joy Besen is pleased to announce the grand opening of her therapeutic massage and bodywork practice, Erica Joy, LLC, in Lyons. Besen offers massage and quantum cranial sessions for relaxation, healing, and connection with inner wisdom. She helps clients thrive, in creating the lives they love.
Besen is a registered massage therapist and is completing an AOS (Associates of Occupational Studies) degree, which is the highest level of education available in the field of massage therapy. The quantum cranial methodRead more: Lyons Resident Opens Practice
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:03
Every so often you come across a little gem of information that is so perfect as it is that you can’t really improve upon it. So goes this month’s column. Don Burgard, the copy/production editor of Fine Homebuilding, one of my all-time favorite magazines, tells us all about plungers and more specifically toilet plungers. Turns out they are not all created equal. Perhaps not the most enthralling topics of discussion, but information we all could use at some point in our lives.Read more: “Take the plunge(r)!”
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 05:53
That was really a nice snow; of course, the roads were icy and several things were cancelled, but we got some much-needed moisture. In the square dancing world, there were three out-of-state callers in the area, and half of their dances were cancelled. Dean Doberman of Norfolk, NE, spent the weekend with Gary and Nell Coffey, with his Saturday night dance in Ft. Collins cancelled; he then traveled for a dance in Colorado Springs on Sunday; but square dances in Greeley, Bennett, and a couple in Denver were also cancelled.Read more: About Town - March 28, 2013
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 11:23
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
The Town of Lyons Board of Trustees (BOT) gave the idea of “boots” for repeat parking violators the boot at Monday night’s meeting. But don’t start toe tapping with glee just yet all you scofflaws, the “tow” option is definitely still in play.
Lyons Substation Supervisor Sgt. Nick Goldberger got the meeting started with a report of an “aggressive deer.” It seems a Lyons couple and their dog were held at bay in their garage recently by a deer that tried to maul their pet through the fence (breaking off both antlers in the wire mesh!), and then made aggressive moves toward them when theyRead more: BOT Boots Boot
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 10:59
Our blustery days and lighter mornings are a sure sign that spring is just around the corner. For some, this is such a season of excitement with greater ease of outdoor adventure. For others, it’s a season better off missed due to the misery of allergy symptoms.
Over-the-counter allergy medication works well for some individuals to reduce the significance of allergy symptoms. Itching, water eyes, sneezing, runny noses and fatigue are all irritating aspects of seasonal allergies. Year after year, symptoms persist and with long-term antihistamine use, they tend to get worse.Read more: Aaachoo!
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:37
This past Saturday evening, spring unfolded at The Corner Studio owned by Valerie Pellegrin. Bulbs were popping up in the front yard while bouquets of creativity were visually blooming inside. Artist Millicent Kang from Boulder, wearing a dress cut from cloth similar in palette to that which was exploding on her stretched canvases, cheerily greeted the opening reception’s array of guests.Read more: Millicent’s Magnificent Magic