USA Pro Challenge Poster Contest

The 2014 USA Pro Challenge will again host a nationwide contest inviting artists to create a national event poster for the fourth annual race that will be seen throughout the world. All types of artists, professional, amateur, aspiring, are encouraged to let their creativity flow and submit their designs via the USA Pro Challenge Facebook page beginning Friday,

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Call For Flood Claims And Case Managers

Edward Kean, who is heading up coordination of many of the town’s flood-recovery projects, is now looking for a different kind of volunteers: Lyons homeowners who believe the flood insurance settlement they’ve been offered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is insufficient.

Some people whose NFIP-insured homes were severely damaged believe the settlement number they received is both lower than the policy’s coverage level and significantly below the cost of repairs. To help folks in this situation, Kean is in

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Flood of Opportunity


I think everyone knows that the Town of Lyons and our surrounding community was changed forever in the flood of September 12.  Those few days brought immediate devastation to a significant percentage of the community, as well as shutting down the town for a couple of months. No one was untouched. Unfortunately, though many were not

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Estes Rental Market Feeling The Squeeze

As the summer tourism season approaches, a new set of worries is hitting flood survivors. Many survivors, whose houses and dwellings were damaged, have been living in temporary housing and seasonal rentals. These people are about to reach the end of their rental leases and need to move into other housing. Many of the lodging business, that

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About Town - March 27, 2014

Hi everyone! Spring has arrived. The Garden Club’s daffodils are popping up, and will be blooming soon (our thanks to that group of hard workers). They say most of the beds going east of town were washed out with the flood, and they have to start over. Send your donation to this group (P.O. Box 49) to help with their expenses. Volunteers to rebuild the stonewalls of the beds are needed. Contact:

Lots of Volunteers are needed for this Saturday at 9 a.m. The Lyons Volunteers will be focusing on park clean-up. We have work to do in Meadow Park, Bohn Park and a LOT of work to do on the St. Vrain Trail between the Black Bear Hole and the

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New Owners At Red Canyon Art

On St. Patrick’s Day, Lyons residents Connie and Keith McGuire officially took over ownership of the Red Canyon Art Company from founding members of the enterprise Mary (Ward) Johnson and Judy McDonald.

The art emporium, conceived in 1989 as an art co-operative for local artists, was started by Johnson, McDonald, Kim

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Poetry Corner - March 27, 2014

In My Backyard

By Emilyn Inglis

I tell you what nobody wants in their backyard--
a natural disaster, that’s what.
Not in my backyard
Not in my town
Not in my most precious peaceful places,
green and rippling and heavenly.

I like to believe that when the leaves bud and blossom
the millions of scattered river rounded rocks
will roll back to their homes,
where they belong.
Maybe that’s what those rocks wish, too--
to return to the places they knew best,
where the water made its old familiar sound.

It’s not just rocks who’ve lost their homes.
Even those of us lucky enough to have returned
Find it irreconcilably different.
I feel an open wound, wanting so badly to
get everything back to normal and erase the damage.
How much more must those people
Unceremoniously peeled from their homes half a year go,
Wish to return to a taste of normalcy.

We can’t erase the flood.
We didn’t ask for change, but we got it.
It’s here.
I’ll tell you what I DO want in my backyard:
The peace of mind and heart that come from interdependence.
Helping people return home.
And knowing that when I’m down,
a whole town full of people won’t let me stay down.
YES in my backyard.

Insuring our Health to Ensure our Health

Holistic Family Healthcare

By Dr. Sara Hart
It’s 2014, and unless you live in Oregon, Washington or Vermont, your insurance-based healthcare is not going to keep you well.

As much as I cringe at the analogy of our bodies being like cars, people inevitably think of themselves that way all the time. The squeaky wheel gets ignored until it’s a screaming or debilitating pain.

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The Importance Of Strength Training

Keeping Lyons Fit!

By Mary Chase
This time of year I often hear the phrase, “I just want to get outside to workout. The gym is a winter activity for me.” I cannot tell you how much I love to run in the warm spring sun; however, there is another important factor to remember.

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