About Town - August 15, 2013

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL, this Thursday, for all schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  All custodians, teachers, and staff have been working hard to get ready for the students.  The students are generally ready to get back to school after a summer of ball, swimming, camps, etc. 

ATTENDANCE: The twenty-four hour direct attendance line at Lyons M/Sr is (720) 494-3844; with a call required within two days if the student is going to be absent, or

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Colorado State Fair: Shaping the Future of Agriculture

By John Salazar, Commissioner of Agriculture

Later this month, Coloradans from across the state will converge on Pueblo for the 141st Colorado State Fair.  While the event promises a top-notch carnival, national recording artists, and entertainment galore, don’t forget the true mission of the fair is based on agriculture and education.

The Colorado State Fair is the centerpiece of our effort to educate the public on the importance of not only the food system, but on the efforts of the entire agricultural

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Poetry Talk August 15, 2013

Sight Unseen
By Bonnie DiSalvo

How long were you gone
From the corner of my eye?
And then came back
A stranger.
Full of wrath
And evil words
Of doom and retribution.
Where did you go
In that blink of an eye?
To become a lost lover
Tearing shreds
In my heart
And blurring my vision.

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Back To School Health News

Holistic Family Healthcare with Dr. Sara Hart, ND, MSOM, LAc

This week begins the transitions for kids returning to school after a playful and sometimes exhausting summer.  To spare yourself and your little ones the stress and upheaval of a new routine, prepare their bodies for the transition.

Early Mornings:
The transition to living a life on schedule is a dramatic shift in some households where kids have been able to sleep in to their hearts content.  Sleep deprivation can

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Paddling To Alaska - Part Six

By Kelly Yelverton


Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer. 


Perspective:
1. A view or vista.
2. A mental view or outlook
3. The appearance of objects in depth
4. The relationship of aspects of a subject to each other and to a whole
We made it to Ketchikan on July 21, after having paddled over seven hundred miles in fifty-two days. From our previous campsite we had decided to make the thirty-mile

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Another Great Lions Club Golf Tournament

The Lyons Lions Club of Lions International held its 19th annual golf tournament Monday, July 29, for the fourth year at the Lake Valley Country Club. Eighteen four-person teams enjoyed golf, fellowship, lunch and prizes on a just-right cool morning.

The tournament is the local Lions Club’s only fund-raiser for its benevolence that includes high school scholarships and awards, scout troop sponsorship, eye sight exams and glasses, highway clean up, 9Health Fair cashiers, help for local folks in need, and more.  The Lions Club welcomes new members.

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About Town - August 8, 2013

That was a great rain Saturday evening, and nice to have.  Luckily there was not much hail or a tornado with it. We lucked out. I hear over TV that the roofers swarmed into Windsor and Erie on Sunday morning, all trying to get the most jobs. By the signs around town, about two-dozen roofing companies swarmed into Lyons last month, each telling you “they are the best.” How do we know! According to the TV, you should get three bids for replacing your roof, do not pay ahead, and make sure you get a good job.

Tuesday was National Night Out with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office holding their annual  crime and

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New Bus Passes For SVVSD Students

In January of 2013, in an effort to further enhance student safety, the St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education approved the purchase of a GPS hardware/software package from Zonar Systems to be installed and utilized on all District school buses.  This technology is currently utilized by many

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Near Upsets Abound!

The long arm of Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig stretched all the way to Lyons Co-Ed Softball League Monday night as the Chamber Rockers, without the services of Patty “PED” Pedooski; one of their female players who was suspended for the remainder of the 2013 season, had to take on Shake N’ Bake in the first game of the evening. Unfazed by the suspension, the Chamber “nine” rocked the Bakers for four runs in the first inning. Unfortunately, out in the field, particularly the spacious

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