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The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County applauds the great strides St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) has made in recent years to work on closing the achievement gap between kids from low-income families and their peers. The

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Ask the Handy Woman!

Well, it happened again. After a sunny, warm autumn day, I go to bed with the windows cracked open and wake up to cold, drizzly rain and snow. It snuck up on me again, this wintery mix, catching me off guard with my water hose still attached to the faucet.

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Town In Pretty Good Shape, The Schools, Not So Much

By Joseph Lekarczyk

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
It’s October, and that means budget time. The Board of Trustees (BOT) have been meeting (prior to their regularly scheduled meetings) in workshops with Department

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Lyons And Bears, Oh My!

By Greg Berman

When I think of bear country, my mind is directed to places like Barrow, Alaska; Yellowstone, Wyoming; Glacier, Montana and even our very own Rocky Mountain National Park, where seeing a roaming black bear is not out of the question.  To lump Seward St., Stickney St., Upper 5th Avenue, 5th Avenue, 4th Avenue, and McCall Alley with these

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Chalk Artist Back in Lyons

Chalk Artist Back in Lyons

During the Outdoor Games earlier this summer, a chalk artist’s rendering of “Lyons Gothic” (a male and female figure wearing sunglasses, life jackets, helmets, and holding a

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Experience The Adventure

Experience The Adventure

By Lizzy Scully

Have you ever met a small boy while hiking on a trail who handed you his pet monkey, who then wrapped its arms about you and nestled sweetly into your chest? Have you sat under a sunlitwaterfall for hours letting all your stress wash away? One of Linette DeSano’s clients experienced these things during one hike while on a tour to Thailand. DeSano, long-time owner of Experience, Inc., a clothing and jewelry shop on Main Street, also runs Experience Adventure Tours. Since 2006, she has immersed small groups of women in Thai culture.

 

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day by Volunteering on September 24

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Boulder County Parks and Open  Space is offering several volunteer projects at varying levels of difficulty. It is a good day to enjoy being outside while helping improve the open spaces we enjoy.

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Caution, Red Light Going Slow

By Joseph Lekarczyk

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

Talk about your boring meetings. The Board of Trustees’ (BOT) meeting on Monday night had absolutely no pizzazz. It was like watching paint dry. Trustee Kathy Carroll was absent, and Mayor Pro-Tem Kirk Udovich arrived late. Other

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The Other Side of the GMO Issue

By Steve Wratten

I am writing to respond to several topics in the article by Kayann Short (Lyons Recorder, Sept. 1) about her concerns over genetically-modified (GM) crops. To avoid misunderstanding, GM crops have had a gene inserted into their chromosomes to confer a new desirable trait. Ms. Short’s article consisted mainly of her opinions, which frankly do not agree with those of U.S. Federal regulatory agencies (EPA, USDA, FDA), nor those of states and many foreign

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