Calorie Conscious

Keeping Lyons Fit!

By Mary Chase, owner of Lyons Fitness Center

If you are like me, you are at that point in the summer when you realize the hot days and vacation time make you open a beer a little quicker, or eat a couple more chips at the barbeque. So maybe before any more calories are consumed we can examine how you can be conscious day to day about your calorie consumption. 

First off, I believe tracking your caloric intake is a good idea.  I don’t think it matters if you are trying

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Softball Season Nearly Over

The Lyons Parks & Rec., Co-Ed Adult softball season is starting to wind down, with only the final scheduled game next week (Monday, August 5) and a make-up rain out game (Monday, August 12) left on the slate. The biggest question remains, “Can anyone knock off Blue Mountain Stone?” Fast Signs came close Monday night,

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Life 101: Beyond High School coming August 8, 2013

A ten part series providing information to successfully navigate the senior year of high school in preparation of what lies beyond:
• Senior-year “to-do” list is divided into ten tasks one for each month
• Tips for parents on how to support their high school senior
• Directions for where to go for more information
• Notices of upcoming events related to preparation for life beyond high school

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Paddling To Alaska -III

By Kelly Yelverton

Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. 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 written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.

Paddling is all about rhythm.

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National Parks = American Treasures

By Helen Colella 

National Parks are special land areas set aside by the government for all people to enjoy, appreciate and preserve.  Over the years, National Parks have grown in number, currently, fifty-seven are found throughout twenty-seven different states, and two more in the U.S Territories of American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.

The Parks span mountains to valleys, desert to seaside, prairies to rainforest. Each has its   own identity and focus on the natural world. Each has unique land and water formations, wildlife, plants, mineral resources, land development. Each has its own data

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Donald Alan Johnson


March 1, 1957 – May 18, 2010
Donald A. Johnson, age 56, passed away at his home in Lyons, on May 18, of heart failure. He was born March 1, 1957 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Merle and Donna Johnson.  Don grew up in Hot Springs, and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1975; a year later he enlisted in the Air Force.  After his service, he worked for a while in the electronics field for Hughes

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Gary Wayne Walker

Gary Wayne Walker
August 19, 1951 – April 25, 2013
Former Lyons resident Gary Wayne Walker passed away in Hay Springs, Nebraska on April 25, after a three-month battle with cancer. He was sixty-one years old.

Gary was born August 19, 1951, and raised in Springfield, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents Virginia Lee and Norman A Walker Jr., and his ex wife Lissa Walker. He is

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Giddyup Into Spring

Put on your boots and jeans, saddle up your pony, and giddy on up to the historic Stanley Hotel!  Giddyup Kitty is back in town with a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. Celebrate spring and have fun on Sunday, April 7, at 2 p.m., with this award winning bluegrass band as they return to Estes for a high-energy performance of country-grass music.

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Local Student/Rider Honored

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

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