Published on Thursday, March 15 2012 09:17
Just last month, the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce held their monthly social at the CrossFit St. Vrain gym. The well-attended affair was catered by Lyons resident Bobby Clark of Clark’s Catering. Clark has been working as a chef for nearly four decades. He got his start as a young kid training as an apprentice under a Master Chef from Switzerland. Once bitten by the cooking bug, he enrolled and graduated (class of 79) from the Kansas City Culinary Institute. Since then he has spent his life moving up through the ranks of Sous Chef to Head Chef at various Country Clubs, retirement communities, and the University of Missouri (Columbia).
Published on Thursday, March 15 2012 09:12
I moved to Colorado from Texas right out of college when I was hired to teach in Jefferson County. I stood awestruck at the sight of Red Rocks Amphitheater from the playground of Bear Creek Elementary. Amazed, I listened to my second graders talk about collecting arrowheads at nearby Soda Lakes. Our favorite unit included dinosaurs and a field trip to the Natural History Museum in Denver. That was a long time ago.
Published on Thursday, March 15 2012 08:02
So, your old wooden dining room chair finally came apart after being loose and wiggly when anyone sat on it (for the last two years!). Hopefully no one hit the floor when it broke. You go to the big box home center to buy some glue to repair the chair and are confronted by six shelves full of so many different types of adhesives that your head starts to spin. All you want to do is put your chair back together, but what product would be the best for that task?
Published on Thursday, March 08 2012 00:00
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) workshop in the newly painted Council Chambers started at 5:30 p.m. Monday night. There were almost as many candidates (three) for the upcoming BOT election as there were trustees (four) in the room. Trustees Kirk Udovich and Kathy Jacobson were out of town on business, and Trustee Kathy Carroll couldn’t make it until the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. meeting.
Published on Monday, March 05 2012 00:00
The Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2012 Big Game Hunting brochure is now available and limited license applications are being accepted for this fall's big-game hunts. License applications for deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, sheep, goat and bear are due Tuesday, April 3. For 2012, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has updated the interactive online version of the big game brochure that features videos with online application tips and hunting tips to use in the field. New tables in the brochure also help hunters easily identify units where licenses are valid and whether a hunter can hold more than one license at a time.
Published on Thursday, March 01 2012 12:03
Beer America is the eight-part series featuring 6 breweries located in 6 regions of the United States. We’re in search of the brew that just might win big at The Great American Beer Festival in 2012.
In each hour-long episode of Beer America we’ll introduce one of the craft breweries that will be competing at the Great American Beer Festival in September 2012. These breweries will come in all shapes and sizes and from different regions across the United States. We’ll explore the history behind each brewery and introduce the unique and outrageous characters that make up their brew crew. Each region of the country is unique, and because of that, their stories and the beer
Published on Thursday, March 01 2012 11:58
Published on Thursday, March 01 2012 11:45
Many years ago my friend’s nine-year -old daughter suggested the family buy a motor home so they could drive to Hawaii. Little did she know that sometimes a destination can only be reached by airplanes or boats. With gas prices rising hourly, Channel 9 News did a study recently on which is cheaper: to fly or drive. So, I did a comparison of my own for our Minnesota trip to celebrate a 100th birthday over July 4th.
Published on Monday, February 27 2012 09:45
Operation Sail, Inc., the national non-profit organization that produces tall ship events commemorating patriotic American milestones, today announced its sponsorship of an essay contest and an art contest for high school students in association with the USS Constitution Museum, the National Maritime Historical Society, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Winners of the contest will be invited to sail aboard America’s tall ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, during one of the six, planned OpSail 2012 events.