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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Vote yes on 3A

Dear Editor,
I, being a longtime school crusader (1948 to present), am on the St. Vrain Valley School District Over-Ride Committee to help pass a vote this November which will recoup the 14 to 16 million dollars in funds passed by the voters in 2008 but taken by the State of Colorado.

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Mysteries Of Menopause Explained

Part One: What is going on?

With Dr. Sara Hart, ND, MSOM, LAc of Stillwater Healing Arts Clinic, Lyons

One moment you’re sitting in a meeting having a conversation with a colleague and you’re able to present yourself as a professional, intelligent person.  Before you can blink, your mind turns to Jell-O, you can’t remember the last word you said nor the poignant message you were trying to convey, your body temperature seems to be going through the roof, and you’re sweating profusely.

 

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August: Important Documents

Life 101: Beyond High School 2012 by Joanne Barnard

Welcome class of 2013 to Life 101 – a series of ten articles that takes the otherwise daunting task of preparing for life after high school, and breaks it down in to a monthly “to do” list. For this month find out where you stand now.

 

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What Grandma Ate... And Why

By Carol Marra

Frances crawled out an upper window of her family’s Iowa farmhouse and onto the tin roof above the front porch; she was toting a tray of thinly sliced apples from the orchard. She placed them carefully on the tin roof to dry in the sun -- the roof was hot enough to keep the flies away. These apples would be the stars of the dried apple pudding, with whipped cream from the dairy cows, which was a staple of celebratory family dinners.

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Ask the Handy Woman!

Answers to your home maintenance and repair questions

Can you believe it? A year has gone by. A whole year since Lora and Joseph at the Lyons Recorder agreed to let me blather on about what makes my world go ‘round: fixing things and playing with power tools! (Cue Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor sound byte. Actually no, don’t. That just sounds ridiculous.).

 

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