Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 03:46
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor
It was a big agenda Monday night at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. Chock-a-block full of the usual stuff: work shopping about creating urban renewal districts, a report by Sgt. Nick Goldberger, approving liquor licenses, leasing town land, adopting late fees on utility bills, imposing limits on marijuana grows, approving equipment purchases for Public Works, approving the consent agenda, giving Trustee and Staff reports, etc. The real interesting item came after an executive session concluded and everyone had gone home. By everyone I mean MannyRead more: BOT Spends Money To Save Money
Published on Thursday, March 07 2013 03:34
Summer Hours Resume at the Denver Zoo
Summer Hours Begin March 1 offering our guests two more hours of animal enjoyment every day. From March 1 through October 31, the zoo’s hours will run from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. with admission gates closing at 5 p.m. and summer admission rates will be in effect.
Learn more about hours and admission a denverzoo.org.
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Baby Shower
5761 Ute Hwy, Longmont
Did we say the stork is circling? It’s about to land and that means it’s time for our Annual Baby Shower. Help us by donating items we’ll be needing to care for the hundreds of orphaned birds or mammals that are about to come our way.
Each year we use approximately 285 bottles of bleach, 1,000 rolls of recycled paper towels, 825 boxes of Kleenex, and 430 boxes of baby cereal.
Please see our website (www.greenwoodwildlife.org) for a complete list. Donations can be dropped off at the Center daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or at our Thrift Shop, 3600 Arapahoe, in Boulder, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Thanks in advance!
St. Vrain Valley School District Job Career Fair
March 8, 3-6 pm, Twin Peaks Mall (old JC Penny’s)
Students will have the opportunity to: apply for jobs; speak with local business/community professionals about jobs/careers; participate in mock interviews for practicing skills; and receive assistance filling out applications/creating a resume. Students 14-21 yrs can attend the fair.
Boulder Ballet presents “The Little Prince”
The Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder
Enjoy this inspiring tale of discovery from Boulder Ballet School. With original choreography from Boulder Ballet School director, Ana Claire, original music from Derrick Hamley, beautiful costumes, and skillful young dancers, this story will magically come to life before your eyes!
Friday, March 8, at 7 pm; Saturday, March 9, at 2 pm & 7 pm; Sunday, March 10, at 2 pm . Ticket prices: $17 adult, $12 student/senior. Box office: 303.444.SEAT
For more information, visit www.boulderballet.org.
Corner Studio Art Opening
Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 9 p.m., The Corner Studio (318 Main Street) presents a mixed media art opening for Millicent Kang.
Ladies Book Club, 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m.. Looking for new members. For information, call Linda Pecone 303-823-5412.
Friends Of The Longmont Library Book Sale
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Avenue in Longmont
Thursday 6 to 8:30 p.m.,
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Sale features a grand selection of books: vintage, classics, poetry, plants/gardening and more! Prices $3 and less. Fill-a-Bag-for-$5 on Sunday Only.
For more information: www.FriendsoftheLongmontLibrary.org.
Friday, March 22
7-9 p. m.
Barbed Wire Books
504 Main St., Longmont
Mary McCaslin will join us for a wonderful evening of music. Mary represents traditional and new styles of folksinging, with songs ranging from ballads of the Old West to her own songs of the New West.
Tickets are $10 for this concert. More info about Mary is available at www.marymccaslin.com.
Colorado Quilt Council meeting
Judith Larzelere: Color, Color, Color
Longmont at First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Registration - 9:30 am, Business Meeting - 10 am,
Program - 11 am
Judith is interested in color interaction and creating a sense of movement and mood in her works.
She uses hand-dyed fabrics purchased from various sources. Her technique is based on strip piecing and her quilts are strip quilted. She designs and produces all the quilts herself. The focus of her lecture is a run through of her best quilts organized to illustrate basics of color theory. Judith’s quilts are in many private and public collections and her work has appeared in numerous articles and publications. Her website is: www.judithlarzelere.com.
The Grey Havens Group will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Tolkien Reading Day”
Sunday, March 24, 1-4 p.m.
Barbed Wire Books
504 Main St., Longmont
A gathering for hobbits, wizards, dwarves, and even trolls, this is one fun and fantasy filled day!
There will be readings, music, crafts and food inspired by Tolkien. Come in costume and win a prize!
Many prizes, much laughter and merriment will be had by all!
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 03:37
Residents of the Riverbend Mobile Home Park (501 Main Street, across from Planet Bluegrass) were awakened in the early hours (about 5 a.m.) on Monday, February 25, to a structure fire in their midst. Volunteers from the Lyons Fire Department were on the scene in a matter of minutes, but the home was already “fully engaged” according to Lyons Fire Chief J.J. Hoffman.Read more: Early Morning Mobile Home Fire In Lyons
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 03:35
Lyons artist Tyler Voorhees will be the featured artist at The Stone Cup beginning this Friday, March 1. His show will hang for two months, through the end of April.
From his humble beginnings in rural South Dakota, Voorhees has always been drawn to the art of storytelling. With his paintings, and the characters that inhabit them, he seeks to spin a visual yarn by drawing the viewer in with the composition, and holding their attention with the details. His mixed media paintings depict jobs now forgotten by the majority of Americans, made obsolete by advancements in technology (which are also hidden in the paintings). These occupations existed a mere century ago, yet they have fallen to the wayside in the collective memory of our society.
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 03:34
If you haven’t taken a stroll down Main Street recently, you might be surprised by some of the changes you find the next time you do. For one, the Chubway Sandwich Shop has closed, and will be replaced by an Oskar Blues tasting room where one can sample the latest brews/spirits coming from the brewery/distillery.
Moving west along Main, the Lyons General Store (next to Lyons Pinball) run by proprietor Hanno Jensen for the last nine and a half years, will close this Friday, March 1, and reopen in its new location, 429 Main Street, between Lyons Community Montessori and the Barking Dog Café. Hanno is excited about the move, saying he will continue to be the community’sRead more: Changes Coming To Main Street
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 03:23
It’s the time of year for the lagging New Year’s fitness resolution. You may be looking for a way to get back on track with your fitness goal. Maybe a fitness class or a personal trainer is the way to jump start the resolutions back on track, but what should you be looking for in that trainer or class?Read more: What Should You Be Looking For?
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 03:11
From the earliest recorded history, midwives have been attending women in birth. In fact the etymology of the very word “midwife” comes from Middle English and means “with women.” Before the 1600s almost all babies in the world were born into the hands of the community midwife. Even in 1910, fifty-percent of the babies born in this country were attended by midwives. However, by 1935 this number had dropped to around ten-percent. The male dominated medical profession pressured states to pass laws against midwifery, restricting the practice of obstetrics to doctors. Unable to become doctors, since universities would not accept women, nursing was left as the only opportunity available to women in the medical field.
In the 1940s almost all births took place in hospitals and midwives in this country were an endangered species; dwindling except in small rural areas where “granny” midwives served families. By the 1950s the medical community practiced for their convenience, under the guise of safety for the mother and child, with assembly line deliveries of babies born to heavily anesthetized women.
Cultural changes took place in the 1960s that led to questioning of authority figures, including the medical community. The idea that anesthetic was not only unneeded but a hazard, along with the powerful feminist movement, led to a resurgence of natural birth and with it, midwives. Due to the laws set in place during the early part of the century, there were many legal obstacles to overcome. These were compounded by resistance from physicians, and their unwillingness to provide medical back-up for home births. In the late 1970s, these issues led traditional midwives to create state and national organizations, which approached legislatures to gain legitimacy through licensure.
In 1982 the Midwives’ Alliance of North America (MANA) was created. Today MANA is on the forefront of midwifery issues in this country and internationally. This member-run organization covers topics ranging from the values and ethics of birth, to the decriminalization of midwifery and national health policy. In 1989 a program called the North American Registry of Midwives (NARM) formed to serve as a “tool to determine whether entry level knowledge has been achieved.” This offers a legally defensible, national standard for certification. Midwives credentialed by NARM are called Certified Professional Midwives.
In 1993, the practice of direct-entry midwifery became legal here in the state of Colorado. This success was spearheaded by the Colorado Midwives Association with other grassroots groups and created a registration process considered equal to licensure. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies sets and maintains the guidelines for practice. The legal stature of traditional midwifery and the rules and regulations surrounding it are part of an evolving process. Incremental change is bringing midwives scope of practice in Colorado to one more in line with that of the other states maintaining laws that regulate midwifery. Colorado is among twenty-five other states with an avenue for midwives to legally provide proven safe care to low risk women and their families.
Part II of this article: Home Birth In Colorado – Safety and Statistics, will be published in two weeks.
Janelle Boyington, RM, CPM is a midwife providing homebirths, well-woman care and lactation services; seeing clients at Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic, here in Lyons.
Published on Thursday, February 28 2013 03:06
That was a nice, much needed snow, with more to come. Maybe we will get some moisture, yet. I don’t like the cold weather, but it will soon warm up.
Our pal, Geneva Thomas, tells us that daylight savings time will be on Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., when we turn our clocks ahead (spring forward, fall back) one hour. I like the new time, with longer evenings; however, it isn’t too good for kids waiting for the school bus, the farmers, and others making them get out in the dark!
LYONS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
A group of “old-timers” have gathered to watch the basketball games this past season: Ken and Diane Forsberg, her mother Joyce Jones, Dorothy George, myself, and son Jerry. We
Published on Thursday, February 21 2013 07:11
By Mr. Ambrose’s 5th Grade Students & Mrs. Stahl’s 5th Grade Writing Project
Editor’s note: Alonzo Clemons is an artist with a remarkable background who visited the students at Lyons Elementary School last month. As a toddler, Clemons suffered a head injury in an accident; this changed the way he thinks, learns and communicates. While much was lost due to the injury, something miraculous also occurred, for as Clemons sometimes puts it, “God gave a gift.” His sculptural specialty is the creation of animal figures, full of life and spirit, which are made with amazing speed, great accuracy in form and artistic beauty. Clemons works in wax and clay, using only his hands and fingernails to create his sculptures. Joy radiates from him as he sculpts.
Eitan P. – I was inspired by Alonzo Clemons to send more money to people that need help and also don’t judge a book by its cover. Also just because you need help doesn’t mean you aren’t good at everything. Because of what happened to Alonzo Clemons he got a gift. The gift was to be an amazing sculptor. So many amazing things can actually happen to you if you need help. So never judge a book by its cover.