Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:27
A new blood screening test for gluten sensitivity is being offered this year at the Lyons 9Health Fair, which will take place in the Lyons High School gym (100 McConnell Drive) on Saturday, April 20, from 7 a.m. to noon.
Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat and other grains, including barley and rye, as well as many processed foods. It gives elasticity to dough, helping it to rise and to keep
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:23
Spring Break is just around the corner, which means revealing your abdominal muscles that have probably been well hidden over the winter months. Toned abdominal muscles are a multi million dollar business in our society. So why can’t just a couple of more crunches everyday solve your problems? Let’s explore why.
Crunches don’t target the entire abdominal area. They focus on the middle of the abdominal wall, but neglect the obliques and much of the crucial back strength. Additionally, your lower abdominals or rectus abdominus is often hard to isolate during a traditional crunch. So essentially the crunch is only doing half of the work that your core needs.
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:08
“The Bees’ Needs: A Native Pollinator Citizen Scientist Project” will be presented by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History’s Citizen Scientist Coordinator Alexandra Rose, Ph.D., and Entomology Collections Manager Virginia Scott at 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 21, at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.
Dr. Rose and Ms. Scott are looking for people who are interested in becoming “citizen scientists,” to assist them in monitoring and documenting the nesting habits of native bees.
This presentation will talk both about the research project and give a general introduction to the native bees most common in Boulder County. Scott explains, “These are solitary
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 06:05
My high school years were filled with Elvis Presley; his music and movies. I loved the candid pictures of his naturally radiant smile rather than the sexy serious looks of promotional shots. Fans looked up to him because of his generosity to those less fortunate, or the gifts he gave to unsuspecting individuals. Once his Las Vegas days and concerts in later years included news of substance abuse, women, and more explicit gyrations, some fans dropped away, including me. Still, I grieved upon hearing of his early death. So the only place I
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 05:41
The St. Vrain Pharmacy fell victim to a would be burglar last Wednesday night (March 13). The perpetrator jimmied the back door of the establishment, and then tried in vain to silence and disable the alarm with a hammer. The unsuccessful attempts and the screeching alarm apparently frightened away the rascal before he could do any further damage, or carry off any ill-gotten loot.
Surprisingly, the break-in attempt occurred relatively early, at approximately 9:30 p.m. A Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was in the area on a routine patrol of the Lyons
Published on Thursday, March 21 2013 05:11
The Lyons Track and Field teams, boys and girls, have dominated the state 2A scene for the previous two seasons (2011 and 2012). This year they are once again back as defending champions. While inclement weather was responsible for the cancelation of their first meet (RE-1J District), and basketball playoffs delayed the season and onset of practice for many athletes, the 2013 track and field season finally opened with the Lyons Relays on March 14.
As the Lyons Relays is an unconventional meet with the entire meet being scored in a relay format, it is always fun to watch and a terrific team building activity. With seven teams in attendance, the Lyons girls took top honors by impressively placing first in 9 of 16 events. The boys placed second behind Erie by winning 5 of 16 events despite the absence of
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 14 2013 01:25
The National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) presented Lyons High School Senior, Zachary Tucker, the 2012 Student-Athlete Leadership Award sponsored by Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. The award honors student athletes
Published on Thursday, February 14 2013 01:12
Moving to Lyons from Boulder in 2008 will always be one of the best decisions of our lives. I have come up with a list of the top 10 reasons I love Lyons. This list is only to be shared by residents of Lyons. It is top secret!
10) The best outdoor ice skating rink for miles around - I don’t ice skate, but I love to walk down to