Ask the Handy Woman! with Kheli Mason

True or False: A house is only as good as its foundation?

In a general sense a general sense, true. But a foundation is only the start. I would suggest that just as important as a good foundation is a good roof. The best foundation in the world won’t do you a bit of good without a roof to protect the overall structure of the building, and in some cases, the foundation itself.

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Be Responsible for Yourself!

To the Editor,
I have just returned from a trip to the recycling bins with my recyclables and what I saw prompted me to write this letter.  There was trash piled up on the fence side next to the skateboard park and mystery trash (in large black trash bags) piled next to the cardboard bin along with other NON-RECYCLABLES.  There was also shredded

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Roads Traveld With Linda L. Osmundson

Roads Traveld With Linda L. Osmundson

Cabo San Lucas

My recent articles concentrated on local daytrips but I’d like to deviate this week and share the experience my husband and I experienced recently. A friend we met on several Dixieland Jazz cruises invited us to share a week in his four-bedroom timeshare in Cabo. We’ve all heard the warnings about visiting Mexico. So, I Googled the

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Local Historian Receives Square Nail Award

Local Historian Receives Square Nail Award

Courtesy of the Lyons History Video Project

Thirteen years ago, Kathleen Spring took on a project to record on videotape the life stories of Lyons pioneer families. Little did she know that it would take over a decade to complete. Her talent, persistence, and loyalty to Lyons history preservation were rewarded by the

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Back to Business

By Joseph Lekarczyk

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

After two sunny weeks on the beaches of Togo (West Africa, near Nigeria, just so you don’t have to drag out your atlas), Mayor Julie Van Domelen was back banging her gavel at Monday night’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting. She was greeted by what else? A brief discussion about medical marijuana.

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Boys Claim Patriot League Championship

By Renée Haip

On Thursday, May 10, Lyons Track and Field traveled east to Eaton where they participated in the Patriot League meet, their final meet before the state championships.  The sole 2A representative in a field of larger, competitive 3A schools, the Lyons Lions had a terrific day with many personal and season best performances.

 

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Making Up For Cuts in Social Security

By Doug Carey

Have you heard the latest news on social security? The social security trust fund will be short on funds three years earlier than last projected. The retirement and disability fund is now projected by the Social Security Board of Trustees to be short on funds starting in 2033. By law this means that all of those who receive benefits will have their benefit payments cut by an amount necessary to restore the fund to solvency. This is

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Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

Estes Park hosts a multitude of events throughout the summer, which encourage spending a day in the town, or perhaps even several days. You can find the town’s event calendar at www.estesparkcvb.com/calendar.cfm. Then just click on a particular date for more information on that day’s activities. Here are a few highlights for summer visits.

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Ask the Handy Woman! with Kheli Mason

D-U-C-T, Or D-U-C-K?

It’s spelled D-U-C-T, not D-U-C-K, right? Not so fast. As I was researching the origins of this ubiquitous and arguably the most useful product known to humanity, I stumbled upon the most interesting facts. One of which is that, indeed, the product now known as duct tape today started out as “Duck Tape” in World War II. Like some of the adhesives I wrote about last month, the military has been quite instrumental in many of the

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