Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 08:01
An open letter to the residents of Colorado,
This week people across the United States will observe Law Day. It is a time each year to celebrate the rule of law and the role the courts and legal system play in helping people peacefully resolve disputes in modern society. Here in Colorado we will be privileged and honored to have
Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 07:45
A Wall Street Journal article on Friday, April 19, 2013 discussed the rising prices of women’s art. When thinking of women artists, most people remember Georgia O’Keeffe’s (1887-1996) paintings of landscapes, desert, and especially close-up flowers. Few people realize women
Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 07:31
Preventative medicine is the key to affordable healthcare. The more we can work to keep ourselves well, the greater contributors we our to our community. Many states in the U.S. have taken the steps to license Naturopathic Doctors in order to establish their place in the medical world. Most primary care doctors are licensed as an MD, which means they have completed medical education within the conventional
Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 07:21
Yesterday was May Day! In the olden days, folks would leave a flower on your doorstep, ring the door bell, and run. If you caught them, you got a kiss. It would be nice to do that again!
More snow is on the way. However, we have had lovely weather and warm sun to make the flowers bloom.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lyons Middle/Senior High and Peak to Peak Charter School who are among the top schools in Colorado, according to U.S. News and World Report. Peak to Peak was ranked first in the state, with Lyons at 16th. They said sixty-two percent of the seniors took AP
Published on Thursday, May 02 2013 07:07
By Renée Haip
While our snowy spring has provided critical moisture, it has also disrupted numerous track meets across the state. With a lull in inclement weather, this past week kept coaches and athletes busy as the JV Championships were held on Thursday—April 25, the Middle School
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 03:43
The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that CEMEX, Inc., the owner and operator of the Portland cement manufacturing facility in Lyons, has agreed to operate advanced pollution controls on its kiln, and pay a one million dollar civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
“This agreement will mean cleaner air for Colorado residents downwind of the CEMEX facility and will contribute to improved air quality in the Rocky Mountain National Park, which is one of our nation’s most cherished public spaces,” said Ignacia S. Moreno, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. “The settlement is part of the
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 03:38
Two Lyons natives have taken a different angle on Colorado’s emerging marijuana industry by inventing a board game. Mike Ginwright and Robb Deeter, both of whom graduated in the 1980’s from Lyons High School, threw around the idea of making a board game based on marijuana in Colorado since they were eighteen or nineteen years old.
When medical marijuana was legalized decades later they picked the idea up again and ran with it. The result is the Colorado Cannabis Craze produced by their company, Hilljack Entertainment.
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 03:04
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work with wood. Knotty pine to be exact. Hundreds of board feet of it, making baseboard and door and window molding. It takes a lot of busy work to sand and stain and sand and seal all of this wood, but the results are definitely worth the effort.
You have a lot of time for musing when you are doing this type of task. You have to pay attention and keep an eye on what you are doing as you sand each board with one and sometimes two different grits of sandpaper and maybe even a third in between stain and sealer coats. As I was going about this task, I started thinking about what life was like without sandpaper. I couldn’t