Tank Or Tank-Less? This One Could Get Me In Hot Water!

Ask the Handy Woman!

I was talking with a client the other day about water heaters. Her conventional 40-gallon electric storage tank water heater was going to need to be replaced soon and she had some questions about the differences between tankless, or on-demand, heaters versus the storage tank heaters. Which was better?

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New Residents: Lyons Welcomes You!

By Christy Crosser

The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new residents to the greater Lyons area. This program introduces new residents to chamber member services and businesses, and encourages everyone to support and buy from chamber members locally and in the area. Member services and businesses have contributed

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Lionel Young & Friends at The Old Gallery

The September Artists of the Month at The Old Gallery in Allenspark are Vicki Dyas, a gourd artist, and Joyanne Matthes, a stained glass artist.

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Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Bird Watching At Its Best

Are you a bird watcher? Have you pulled out the binoculars to see an owl in a tree, or the blue heron by the creek? Do you listen to bird songs every morning and watch them in your feeders? Consider a daytrip to Loveland’s Museum/Gallery. The current juried exhibit, Birds in Art (now through October 28), highlights various artists, mediums, birds, and works produced in 2011 from all over the world. Entrance to the Main Gallery exhibit is $5 for ages six and up. Free days include Thursday, September 6; Sunday, October 14; and Saturday, October 27.

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Lantern-Lit Journey Through History

By Kathleen Spring

Each young camper held a lantern from the early 1900s and followed their guide through the mysteries of the Lyons Redstone Museum on the first day of the 2012 Lyons History Summer Day Camp. They first learned about how fire, then candles, lanterns, and finally electric lights changed the way of life of mankind. Then they went down the darkened hallways to discover how Lyons pioneer families lived their daily lives.

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BOT Hears Bleak Report

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

The Board of Trustees (BOT) got an earful of bleak news about the State of Colorado’s fiscal sustainability from Wade Buchanan, President of the Bell Policy Center (an independent research/advocacy group based in Colorado). He gave a forty-five minute power point presentations with some sobering graphs and pie charts. In a nutshell, the demand for services (i.e. Medicaid, Education, Courts and Prisons, Transportation Infrastructure, etc.) that the state generally funds is going up, while revenues (taxes), because of TABOR and other measures that have been passed

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Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Highway Of Legends

About 205 miles from Lyons, or a three and a half hour drive, you’ll find one of the first scenic highways of Colorado, the Highway of Legends. While on the way to Santa Fe, my husband and I passed many signs, which directed travelers to this eighty-two mile, two hour scenic side trip that begins in Walsenburg and ends in Trinidad. You take Rte. 160, west toward LaVeta where the Highway of Legends actually begins at Rte. 12.

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LHS Cross-Country Preview

Part 1 – State Prospects For The Boys

By Renée Haip

Last year, after running a well-executed state race, the boys’ cross-country team brought home a second place state trophy in a race where they were ranked a distant third to favorites Telluride and Crested Butte. In the school’s 16 years of the program, all under Coach Mark Roberts, the Lions have qualified for state all but once and brought home silver four times. This year, the team continues their quest for a first-ever state championship title and they have a lot of reason to be hopeful.

 

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Estes Park Set To Become Celtic Capital Of North America

Get your tickets today and join more than 80,000 weekend attendees for the 36th Annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park. Festivities begin with the opening Tattoo Estes on Thursday evening, September 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the rodeo arena. This is a one-of-a-kind parade ground concert that features military and pipe bands. This year’s program will commemorate those

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