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B •R •I •E •F •S Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat LYONS – The Annual Lyons Halloween Parade will take place on October 29. The parade line-up will begin at 5:45 p.m. on Third Avenue between Broadway and Main Street on the east side of Bank of the West. The parade will start promptly at 6 p.m. Area residents are encouraged to dress in fun and unique Halloween costumes and march in the parade this year. If you are interested in submitting an entry into this year’s parade, other than walking in the parade, you must contact Lyons Parks, Recreation and Cultural Events Department at 303-8238250 before the parade, so staff can make accommodations. Immediately following the parade will be the annual Trick or Treat along Main Street with the local merchants handing out candy. If you wish to volunteer for events please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 303823-8250. There will be events held before the parade starting at 3:30 p.m. in Sandstone Park. There will be live music, games, face painting, pin the spider on the web, and tricks for treats for ghouls and goblins. For more information, look on the website for Lyons Parks and Recreation.

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HUD investigation ends, staff reinstated and library is on a roll By Susan de Castro McCann Redstone Review Editor LYONS – The last two weeks in Lyons have generated more excitement than the revelations of Donald Trump’s unwanted sexual groping of women or Hillary Clinton’s emails and speeches to Goldman Sachs. When the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) showed up at the Lyons Town Hall with subpoenas on Tuesday October 4, the town staff and the Board of Trustees (BOT) were shocked. The FBI and HUD wanted to see all the records and computers of town staff who worked on procurement procedures pertaining to grant money for contracts the town entered into for flood recovery projects. The town staff and board members agreed to cooperate completely with the investigation. At the suggestion of the town attorney, Kathie Guckenberger, the Town Administrator, Victoria Simonsen and Town Clerk, Deb Anthony, were placed on administrative leave with pay and told to leave the building. Town Finance Director, Tony Cavalier became the acting Town Administrator. It should be pointed out that federal audits are not uncommon when large amounts of federal funding is used for repairs for damage from natural disasters in cities and towns across the country. On October 7, the mayor was informed

that the FBI’s portion of the investigation was concluded, and that the agency would not be proceeding with a federal case. October 11, the mayor was informed that HUD does not intend to gather additional information from the Town, and all original documents taken during Tuesday’s search were returned. HUD has indicated it is not expecting to gather further information from the Town, however, there may be additional administrative work required to close the file. On October 18, Administrator Simonsen and Town Clerk Anthony were both reinstated and returned to their jobs at the town hall. Although conspiracy theories were spreading like wild fire during the investigation, the assumptions were way out of line with real situation. Mayor Sullivan pointed out that the BOT would immediately take action to correct any items in the Boards Review and to ensure that the town has sufficient oversight of grant fund activities from here on out. The investigation centered on the procurement process for the contract with Front Range Land Solutions, a company owned by Rosi Dennett. Dennett worked for the town supervising the program to buy out the flood damaged homes in the confluence area using HUD and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding. Formerly Dennett was the town planner in Lyons. A statement issued by Mayor Sullivan for the BOT said: “The investigation by HUD

and the FBI was focused on specific documents associated with the procurement of the contract with Front Range Land Solutions/Rosi Dennett. The report issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in April 2016, was not causal to this investigation, and the investigation did not involve how grant funds for large flood recovery projects were procured or managed. No misuse of funds was identified by either external agency, and no town staff was found to have personally benefited from the procurement of the Front Range Land Solutions contract. The internal review will focus on the documentation processes and related circumstances surrounding contract procurement so that any needed corrective actions can be identified and implemented by the Board.” The town staff is returning to its normal status of working on the 2017 budget and continuing on with rebuilding the roads and bridges, parks and buildings severely damaged by the 2013 flood. In other news, the Lyons Regional Library District Librarian, Katherine Weadley, reported that the number of patrons visiting the library in September 2015 was 837 and in September 2016 the number of visits was 1,470, up by 75.62 percent. Weadley pointed out that the programs at the library now range from birth to earth. The library offers baby storytime and a summer reading program; it provides technoloContinue Town on Page 14


LYONS Witches and ghosts, Rave to the Grave, LEAF’s annual monster fundraiser is back for Halloween By Susan de Castro McCann Redstone Review Editor LYONS – Let the wild rumpus begin. The wildly popular adults-only Halloween Party, Rave to the Grave, will be held on Friday October 28 at the Wildflower Pavilion at Planet Bluegrass. The party, a benefit for Lyons Emergency Assistance Fund, (LEAF) begins at 7 p.m. and attendees must be 18 or older. There is no cover, but donations to LEAF are encouraged. Get your groove on because Arthur Lee Land and the band gogoLab will fill the evening with an epic night of music. Arthur Lee Land is a singer / songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and unforgettable loop artist bringing an eclectic fusion of folk-rock, AfroGrass, and electronica. gogoLab is known for its live danceable jazz / funk / improv and other eclectic sounds with heavy endings and incredible soloists. Jump to your feet and don’t miss a beat with the music of this great group. Video DJ Andrew Breslin will be adding visuals. Oskar Blues is sponsoring the band and Planet Bluegrass is giving LEAF use of its incredible venue as an in-kind gift. A cash bar will be available with wine and Oskar Blues beer. Grab and Go food will be available for purchase provided by Lyons restaurant and tavern, Ax and Oar Tavern Taqueria Grill. There will be a costume contest as well! Rave to the Grave is a benefit for LEAF, whose mission is to offer a human services safety net to those in need in the Greater Lyons area. This year, you will have an opportunity to experience a visual tour of LEAF created by Peggy Dyer as you walk through the “tunnel of LEAF” before entering the Wildflower Pavilion. You will also have an opportunity to join LEAF’s cause by donating before entering the pavilion. Local artists Kahlie Sue Pinello and Wendy Miller bring their decorative magic to the pavilion with themed booths for you to explore. See yourself in a new light with a stroll through the booth with strobe lights and mirrors sponsored by Bud Depot. Autumn Nights is a room with a full moon garden scene sponsored by Headquarters Cannabis Company. Don’t miss out on the Pet Cemetery Booth sponsored by S2O Designs. This room is a graveyard scene decorated with bones and tombstones, pet supplies and lights. Pet tombstones will be available for guests to personalize with their own past pets name. And, what can be scarier than Christmas in Continue Rave on Page 14









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MAYOR’S CORNER Facing a federal investigation: the community steps up By Connie Sullivan, Mayor of Lyons Redstone Review LYONS – After concluding an hours-long executive session on Monday, October 17, the Sullivan Board of Trustees took formal action to reinstate the Town Administrator and Town Clerk, effective immediately. Additional steps will ensue to prepare a plan of correction to address the action items identified during the Board’s review, and to ensure the Town has sufficient oversight of grant funded activities. While the process of being investigated by the FBI and HUD (Housing and Urban Development) was not pleasant, it offered an unusual lens for identifying and assessing vulnerabilities in the town’s processes. I am confident the lessons learned from this experience will not be wasted. Two weeks ago, the Town was served a subpoena for documents and emails related to the 2014 contract for planning services with Rosi Dennett, owner of Front Range Land Solutions. The investigation was triggered by the State as a result of standard review procedures of reimbursement documentation. A review of the procurement procedure raised questions that could not be answered from evaluating the documents alone. Upon being notified of the investigation, the Board immediately committed to fully cooperating, which facilitated a quick dismissal of

questions regarding any malfeasance or misuse of federal funds. While the FBI and HUD completed their investigations swiftly, the Board took additional time to fully understand the circumstances and facts of the events that transpired. A more comprehensive summary of the situation that prompted the investigation will be forthcoming, along with details of the corresponding corrective actions. For now, I would like to offer my thanks to the residents of Lyons for their support and understanding during this challenging time. Thank you for giving the Board space to evaluate and respond to the situation in a methodical and cautious manner. I also want to recognize the professionalism exhibited by the town staff throughout this process. The team at Town Hall is top-notch, and they deserve our appreciation and respect for what they do every day. There is no instruction manual for how to manage a federal investigation, and I think the town as a whole reacted appropriately and thoughtfully. I believe our collective path forward will be improved as a result of these events. The past two weeks have been an exhaustive effort in looking backward to assess how the town has managed the recovery thus far. Where mistakes were made, the staff has acknowledged them and accepted responsibility. Hindsight being crystal clear, it would be easy to over-simplify the reasoning or assign blame for mistakes that were made, particularly in the early months of the recovery. Those of us who have been close to the

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process from the beginning of the flood know that those early days were chaotic and stressful, and any judgments made now about individual behaviors needs to consider the conditions at the time. A best possible outcome will have occurred if we apply the information in a forward focused way to improve. The job now is to ensure the lessons are converted into finite actions that will serve the town long into the future. There is a reason for the saying, “Never let a good crisis go to

waste” and I believe it applies here. With the path forward in place, we can take a moment to exhale and know that when our community is tested, we step up. Connie Sullivan was elected Mayor on April 5th, 2016. Prior to becoming Mayor, she served two terms on the Town Board of Trustees beginning in 2012. Connie and her husband Neil have two children and have lived in Lyons for approximately nine years. Connie is co-owner of the St. Vrain Market located in downtown Lyons on Main Street. For comments or questions, Mayor Sullivan can be reached by email at

The Chili Cook-Off is back By Sara Erickson Redstone Review LYONS – The Lyons Garden Club Annual Chili Cook-Off is set for Saturday, October 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Stone Cup parking lot at the finish of the Lyons Get a Garden Club Halloween Spooktacular Parade Route. Calling for flamingo! entries in the following categories: red, green, and vegetarian. To enter your chili in the cook-off, download an application at the Lyons Garden Club website:, or call 720-771-0985, email, or pick up an application at the Stone Cup or the St. Vrain Market. Please bring your crock pot of chili (with a ladle – both clearly marked with

your name) to the Stone Cup. The $10.00 fee to enter goes toward Lyons Garden Club projects. We will start accepting chili entries at 3:30 p.m. Judging starts at 4:30 p.m. Sales begin as soon as the parade hits the Stone Cup Parking lot and will last until the chili is gone. Samples will be sold for $.50 per taste and each bowl will be $5. Toppings will be provided. Beverages will be available at the Stone Cup for purchase. First place prizes will be awarded in each category. Come to the parade and come to the Cook-off. Whether you want to cook, compete or eat, you’re bound to have fun. The Garden Club will also be selling specially decorated Halloween flamingos as a special fundraiser. They are fun, foolish and fabulous. One can be yours for a minimum $10 donation.

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LYONS – The three residents were participating as part of the newly formed Weed Posse – a group of Lyons residents with the goal of eliminating noxious weeds in Lyons. The group targets areas of public land with infestations of noxious weeds such as knapweed, mullein, puncture vine, etc. Noxious weeds are nonnative plants that disrupt native vegetation and ecosystems and whose spread has increased following the 2013 flood and subsequent restoration work. The group is currently cropping seed heads from the weeds, preventing their spread. The weed heads are then bagged and disposed of properly, courtesy of Mike Harris of the town Parks and Recreation Commission. The Weed Posse generally meets every Friday morning for a couple hours at a predetermined location. Anyone interested in helping should contact group leader Cathy Rivers ( to volunteer. The group also posts information on the Lyons Happenings Facebook site.

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Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce LYONS – The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) would like to thank the Wilderness Institute and Peaceful Valley Resort and Conference Center for hosting the LACC Seminar / Social event. We had a great tour of the facility and the many activities that are offered. We are looking forward to the opening of the new Wellness Spa. It was such a beautiful setting. We’d also like to thank Jeana Johnson for providing the shut-

Lyons residents (left to right) Cathy Rivers, Steve Grundmeier and Catherine Ledwith collect seed heads of diffuse knapweed – a noxious weed – near Stone Canyon Sept. 30. PHOTO BY CATHY RIVERS tle service as well as Peter Watson for driving. And we can’t forget to thank Oskar Blues Grill and Brew of Lyons for donating the ice cold beer! We have LACC Board positions open. Please let us know if you are interested. Please send us your events / promotions, etc. We will add them to our community event calendar on, tweet them and post them on our Facebook page. Our posts reach hundreds and hundreds of people so be sure to take advantage of that membership benefit. If you are interested in hosting a social and / or small business seminar please let us know. Please email any comments or questions to:

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LOCAL Controller, then named Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.; he retired in 1990. George was an expert in the very complicated financial rules and regulations associated with U.S. Government contracts and accounting. He was respected as a man of high integrity and expertise. As Ball Aerospace grew over his 30 years of tenure, George played a very key role in ensuring that Ball’s financial affairs, contracts, and internal and external reports were always of the highest quality and accuracy. Outside of work, George and other friends in the Ball community, enjoyed many years of fun playing in the golf league and on several softball teams (George was the catcher, second baseman and a solid left-handed hitter). His love of sports also included bowling and skiing with his family and friends. In 1968 George and Jerry moved their two daughters to the home they built in Boulder and soon added a son to the family. George was proud of the home he shared with Jerry for almost 50 years, and he took great care in tending the yard all the way up to his last days. He enjoyed the many sports and school events his children and grandchildren participated in and loved raising his family here, frequently saying, “We are so lucky to live in Boulder, Colorado.” He was involved in

O B I T U A RY George Powell June 12, 1930 – September 30, 2016 George W. Powell, a long time Boulder resident, passed away Friday, September 30, 2016 at TRU HospiceCare in Boulder. He was born in Las Animas, CO, June 12, 1930 to Lester and Florence Powell. George attended Bent County schools graduating with the class of 1948. He was involved in basketball, baseball, track, National Honor Society, and played trumpet in the band. He went on to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with a degree in accounting in 1952. The next four years he served in the United States Air Force stationed in Phoenix, AZ and Guam. He returned to Colorado in 1956 and, as an avid CU Buffs fan, purchased season football tickets that he and his family held for over 50 years. He met Jerry Lee Shaw while living in Denver and they married in Kingman, KS on August 10, 1958. George’s first job was with Martin Company in Littleton, CO. In 1960, George joined what was then called Ball Brothers Research Corp and that began his career as an accountant, progressing to Director of Accounting and finally as

L E T T E R •T O •T H E •E D I T O R “Yes” on 3A for St. Vrain Valley Schools, “No” on Amendment 69 – Statewide Healthcare, and why #imwithher This election season may go down in the record books for a number of reasons. We have a Presidential race worthy of a reality TV series, and Coloradans have an extensive list of significant ballot measures to decide. (Depending on how things turn out with Amendment 71, future ballots may be less crowded.) Two of the more significant measures being decided this election season are the St. Vrain Valley School District Measure (3A) asking voters to approve a $260.34 million dollar bond to fund capital improvements to our schools, and Amendment 69 asking voters to create a statewide healthcare system. I hope the voters will vote “Yes” on measure 3A and “No” on Amendment 69. First, the St. Vrain Valley School District is experiencing significant growth in enrollment and without a bond for capital improvements, the funds to build new schools and repair existing ones will take away from programing dollars. I have children who attend Lyons Elementary and appreciate the responsiveness of the District to our local needs, but that is not the only reason I support the

many family and church activities. After retirement from Ball in 1990, he enjoyed playing golf at Fox Hill Country Club and elsewhere, fishing the Colorado rivers, serving as a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church, gardening, growing Concord grapes, and spending time with his grandchildren, as well as walking the dog. George is survived by his wife, Jerry; daughters Wendy Smith (Darin), Lafayette; Carrie Schneider (Rod), Superior; son Doug Powell (Elaine), Lyons; grandchildren Taylor Smith

measure. Maintaining the quality of our schools benefits the entire community; from keeping property values high to recruiting new industries and employers. This bond will cost taxpayers no more than $1.82 per month for every $100,000 in property value, and the district has shown they are good stewards of our investment dollars. The district has successfully refinanced its bond debt five times, taking advantage of lower interest rates, thus lessening the burden on taxpayers. I have confidence that our tax dollars will be put to good use by St. Vrain and will be voting “Yes” on ballot issue 3A. Second, I work in the healthcare industry and despite being a strong advocate for a national single-payer healthcare system, I will not support Amendment 69 asking voters to create a statewide healthcare system. This measure was written by physicians with good intentions, but gets too many details wrong regarding how the system would be structured and managed. The measure creates an entity roughly the size of Nike® (worth $25 billion) and will double the state budget. The system is paid for through a 10 percent payroll tax divided among the employer (twothirds) and employee (one-third), and a 10 percent nonpayroll income tax (such as proceeds from home sales). This new system would be run by a 21 member elected board of trustees whose only qualifications are residency in the district they represent, and there is no mechanism

(fiancée Angel Ferrera), Trevor Schneider, Kayla Schneider, and granddog Maggie; brother Jack Powell (Joy), Aurora,; nephew Mark Powell (Dawnya), Littleton; brother-in-law Morrie Shaw (Phyllis), Phoenix, AZ; and nephew Justin Shaw (Haley Robinson), Boulder. Services were held at First Presbyterian Church, Boulder, on Monday, October 10, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Presbyterian Church Deacon’s Fund or TRU HospiceCare, 2594 Trailridge Dr. East, Lafayette, CO 80026.

for recall. Additionally, there are no permanent residency requirements to gain coverage, and it is unclear how this system would ensure healthcare quality is maintained or improved. The U.S. healthcare system is headed for a meltdown if we don’t enact reforms that incentivize value over volume, and I believe access to quality healthcare should be a fundamental right, similar to basic education. But, the solutions need to be implemented nationally, not at the state level. I am proud that Colorado is a progressive, solution-oriented state, but this proposal goes too far and is fundamentally flawed in design. I will vote “No” on Amendment 69 and avoid risking Colorado’s fiscal future to conduct a high-risk healthcare experiment that would likely end in disaster. And in case you needed to ask... regarding the presidential candidates, I will vote for Hillary Clinton because she advocates for children with disabilities rather than mocks them. She promotes equal rights for women across the globe rather than marginalizes them with crude remarks. I will vote for her because she has the experience, credentials and deference I expect of a candidate for president. I am voting for Hillary Clinton because doing otherwise would be a reckless act against society. #imwithher Connie Sullivan, Mayor of Lyons


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OPTIONS Celebrating Day of the Dead with a new oven By Natalie Costanza Chavez Redstone Review LOVELAND – My oven’s been broken since early summer. I knew it was dying when it started to beep loudly for no apparent reason; the temperature began to fluctuate wildly. I bought a small oven Costanza-Chavez thermometer and simply adjusted according; I added 100 degrees more than the recipe called for when the oven was too cold, or subtracted 60 degrees when the oven was too hot. I cajoled it along for months until finally, it beeped louder and longer than usual, and was seemingly gone. I called the repair technician. He pulled the oven out of the wall and balanced it on a dolly, checked all the connections, the fuses, the electrical currents. And then, after double checking the part numbers, he told me the circuit board needed to be replaced. Then he said that it’s not manufactured anymore. “It’s time to get a new oven.” Then came mid-summer, and the full heat of the sun in our south-facing kitchen. Using an oven seemed redundant. Instead, we barbequed, or used the sauté pans, or cast iron pots, or the griddle, on the stove. Of course, this also meant no baking. No chocolate cake using my great Aunt LaLa’s recipe – “Carmelita’s Best Chocolate Cake.” No olive oil lemon cake, no Mexican pecan cake. But, I would rationalize, the boys aren’t living at home for the summer, so not baking will save my husband and me from eating a whole cake. It also meant no sheet pans full of roasted potatoes, beets, and onions, no browning the top of a frittata, no pies of any sort – not even blueberry, and no cookies at all. “But, it’s too hot anyway,” I’d think. I didn’t want to research new ovens. I wanted my old

oven to beep and spring back to life. Even though we’re clearly past the beginning of fall, it was the sugar skulls that finally got me moving. I called and offered to make some for an art class at Pathways Hospice and once I hung up the phone I knew I’d have to break down and pick out an oven. Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a day set aside to honor and celebrate loved ones who have died.

Calavera de Azúcar – a sugar skull – is molded sugar in the shape of a skull. Each are then decorated with bright frosting – blue, pink, green, red, yellow, orange – and then further embellished with sequins, cut foil, pieces of colored tissue paper or seeds and beads and feathers. Each one is made to honor someone gone, someone missed, someone loved. It’s but one part of an ancient tradition that originated in what is now central Mexico. October is here. Dia de Los Muertos is coming. My husband and I began celebrating Day of the Dead when our sons were very young. We liked the tradition of


happily honoring the dead, of cooking their favorite foods, and of taking the dark, and hidden heaviness out of loss and death for even a day. We spent weeks making tamales, and preparing sugar skulls and then invited our friends and the families of our children’s friends. We encouraged them to bring pictures of their loved ones for an altar-of-sorts. We decorated with marigolds and tissue paper flowers, made margaritas, played music and watched a table full of children, sticky with frosting, adorning their sugar skulls. “Who’s that one?” we’d ask. And they’d tell us stories about their dead people, all the while beaming with the grace and normalcy of children simply describing a part of life. The new oven arrives tomorrow. This weekend I’ll pour a half pail of sugar into a metal bowl. Then, one after another, I’ll crack eggs with one hand and strain the whites through the cupped fingers of my other; each time I’ll catch the yolk whole to keep it from falling into the bowl. Next I’ll put my hands in the sugar and move it around and around. It will sound like dry sand until it begins to stick to the egg white. When it’s ready it will be like wet sand on a beach. I’ll scoop the sugar into the molds, push it down with the heel of my hand, and flip the mold over on the cookie sheet. Eight skulls to a sheet, four sheets into an oven set to barely hot. They’ll stay in there for hours and I’ll turn the oven off for the night. In the morning I’ll pull out the sheets and pile the skulls, hardened and solid. Each one will be decorated with the spirit of life – colorful, celebratory, sparking a pause of joy and remembrance. Happy Dia de Los Muertos. Happy Halloween. Happy All Saints Day, All Souls Day – happy fall. Natalie Costanza-Chavez can be reached at her website or she can be reached at

Do you want to help rebuilding efforts in the confluence with Habitat for Humanity? By Amy Reinholds Redstone Review LYONS – Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley is leading volunteer crews on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through October on a Habitat ReBuild project on Mark Bray’s home in the confluence neighborhood. The foundation and home have been raised above the flood plain, and volunteers are reconstructing and finishing the first floor of the home. No experience or tools are necessary, and volunteers will be trained on construction tasks on site. Habitat asks people to register ahead of time at so that they have enough materials and supervision so that everyone can be productive. The work day is 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with about an hour for

lunch. Everyone must be present for a mandatory safety orientation at the start of the day. If you have questions or prefer to register by phone or email, contact 303-6822485 x 102 or The closing for Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley to purchase six residential lots at Second and Park could be completed by the end of October. Keep following my columns in both Lyons papers for news about accomplishments to increase affordable housing stock in Lyons after the 2013 floods. For history of post-flood efforts for affordable housing in Lyons, you can read previous columns posted on my blog at All town meetings of the elected Lyons Board of Trustees and appointed, volunteer town boards and commissions are open to the public and posted on the town calendar at www. town of lyons. com

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ECOLOGY Hurricane Matthew: Was climate change the culprit? By Kate Zalzal Redstone Review LYONS – Hurricane Matthew has come and gone, leaving a swath of devastation from Haiti to the Carolinas. We again Zalzal are left with billions in clean-up costs, more than 1,000 lives lost, and countless homes destroyed. As with most weather events, it wasn’t long before Matthew became a pawn in the exasperating politics of climate change. Did climate change cause Hurricane Matthew? Are we seeing an increase in extreme weather? What does this mean for the future? Hurricane intensity and frequency has increased over the past 50 years. In fact, extreme weather events of all kinds – droughts, heat waves, flooding and wildfires – are becoming more frequent and severe the world over. On average, there are about 11 tropical storms annually in the North Atlantic, with about six of these turning into hurricanes each year. This average has increased over the past 15 years, particularly for Category 4 and 5 hurricanes, whose numbers have roughly doubled since the 1970s. But there remains high variability in tropical storm behavior, both from year to year and from region to region. Florida, for example, has been spared a landfalling hurricane for the past 11 years – Hurricane Matthew officially made landfall in South Carolina – but the state still got battered by Matthew’s storm surge and winds. Identifying long-term trends is difficult and storm development and behavior is also driven by a variety of natural climate features. Scientists are making progress at understanding these dynamics. While it may be

difficult to characterize trends in hurricane behavior, we are seeing more record storms. Hurricane Patricia battered Mexico in 2015 with the highest wind speeds ever recorded in a Pacific storm. There were 11 tropical storms in the Atlantic that year, only four became hurricanes, but a record five of these storms made U.S. landfall. Tropical storm Ana also hit South Carolina in early May

before it, too, becomes warm, moist and rises. The Earth’s rotation gives the storm its iconic and destructive spin. As long as the base of this weather system remains over warm water and its top is not torn apart by high-altitude winds, it will strengthen and grow. Climate change impacts hurricanes primarily through sea surface temperatures. As temperatures rise, more energy is

Satellite image of Hurricane Matthew alongside Florida barreling towards the U.S. east coast on October 7, 2016. Warming ocean temperatures are expected to make hurricanes worse. PHOTO BY NASA/NOAA GOES PROJECT 2015, the earliest a tropical storm has ever made landfall on the U.S. coast. Tropical storms form over warm ocean waters near the equator. The warm, moist air acts like fuel, driving the engine of the storm. Warm air rises, it causes an area of low-pressure below. The surrounding air then rushes into the low-pressure zone

available to drive hurricane formation. In the case of Matthew, sea waters were at record high temperatures. Greenhouse gas concentrations are driving this warmup, but other factors, including natural cycles and atmospheric particulate matter concentration, play a role too. Quantifying the relative contributions of

these is an area of active research. Can we say whether or not climate change caused Hurricane Matthew? Talking about trends is tricky. It’s even trickier to talk about a specific storm. A doctor is unlikely to tell a lung cancer patient that cigarettes caused the disease. But it’s clear that smoking does make certain cancers more likely. Cigarettes alter a person’s baseline physical conditions. Similarly, climate change alters the Earth’s baseline conditions – with warmer oceans, the system is stacked towards big and destructive storms. Climate change may not be the direct cause of Hurricane Matthew and its evolution, but it certainly played a role. It is clear that climate change increased the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew; the powerful storm surge that swept over much of the low-lying coast was made worse by the recent rise in sea level. Globally, sea level has risen about eight inches in response to ocean warming and melting polar ice, and this is projected to dramatically continue. Higher sea levels mean more coastal flooding. What does this mean for the future? Extreme weather is typically rare. But climate change is increasing the odds of more extreme weather events taking place. Hurricane intensity is expected to increase as oceans warm, but it’s less certain how the frequency of these storms will change. There may be more storms, there may even be fewer, but they will likely be bigger. Kate Zalzal has a M.Sc. in Geology with a focus on Arctic and Antarctic climate change. She most recently worked on her Ph.D. at the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research and the University of Iceland. She lives with her husband and two young daughters in Lyons. She can be reached for comments and article ideas at

Lyons Lions Club celebrating 70 years of commitment to serving people By Mark Browning Redstone Review LYONS – Many things have changed in Lyons since 1946. Trains don’t stop here anymore. Businesses have come and gone. The Double Gateway sign is no more. Parks have expanded. There was a flood. Browning One thing has remained constant, though. The Lyons Lions Club, chartered in 1946, has continued its commitment to community service ever since then. Today’s Lions Club provides high school student scholarships funded through an annual golf tournament, handles check-in and cashier duties at the 9 Health Fair, provides vision care and eyeglasses for local residents who need them, picks up trash along Highway 7, and sponsors the popular Leo Club for Lyons-area youth, among other activities. “The people have changed over the years, and the things we do have changed from time to time, but we still try to do what we can to support the Greater Lyons community,” said Jerry Tabor, current Lions Club president. A celebration of the Lyons Lions Club’s 70th anniver-

sary was held at Oskar Blues on October 16. In recognition of that event and the Club’s many years of service to the community, the Town of Lyons Board of Trustees and Lyons Mayor Connie Sullivan proclaimed October 16 “Lyons Lions Club Day in Lyons.” District Lions club officials attended to congratulate the Lyons group. The Lyons Lions Club was formed in 1946 when members of the Boulder Lions Club offered to help start a Lyons chapter of Lions International, a service organization that began in 1917. The post-World War II years were a period of great expansion for service clubs like Lions, Rotary, and Kiwanis. Ironically, the Boulder Lions Club has disbanded in a time of contraction for traditional community service organizations, but the spinoff club in Lyons survives. Currently, the Lyons Lions Club has 25 members and is open to both men and women with a desire to serve their community. It meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month from September through May. Meetings are now held at Smokin’ Dave's Restaurant and guests are welcome. The local Lions group now has an affiliated youth service organization, the Lyons Leo Club for area teens,

Lyons Lions, left to right: Lon Clark, Randy Pollard, Mark Weber, Phil Aumiller, Art Dudley, Tom Moran, Mark Browning, Sandy Williams, Walt Kinderman, Scott Leiding, Ken Cinnamon. formed in 2014. “We’re really proud of the Leos and appreciate Jonelle Tucker coming to us with the idea of getting that youth group going. They have been very active in the community the last couple of years, and our members have really enjoyed Continue Lions on Page 14

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INSIGHT Talking politics in uneasy circumstances By John Gierach Redstone Review LYONS – I was fishing at a lodge in northern Wisconsin recently when, one night after dinner, some people Gierach started talking politics. You should understand that this is frowned upon. There’s an unwritten law at fish camps that politics and religion are taboo, and for good reason. Here’s a small group of people, most of them strangers to each other, who have one simple thing in common: the belief that trying to catch fish is a worthwhile way to spend their spare time and money. Novelist Thomas McGuane once said, “Fishing is extremely time-consuming; that’s sort of the whole point,” and among fishermen the fish themselves and how to catch them are endlessly fascinating and inexhaustible subjects. Furthermore, there’s a fair chance that most of you will never see each other again and none of you came on this trip expecting to defend your religious or political beliefs, so why muddy the water? Still, someone who couldn’t help himself piped up with something provocatively right wing and a visible wave of discomfort circled the table. People shifted uneasily in their chairs, throats were cleared, and the man next to me stared into his Maker’s Mark as if he’d just discovered a fly floating in it. I don’t remember the particulars – it’s all become white noise at this point – but I do remember that those who spoke up seemed aware that a cardinal rule was being broken and so at first they were careful to the point of being apologetic. (That’s how it always starts.) Others kept quiet, including the guides who understood that inadvertently pissing off a client would not only be pointless, but could also adversely affect their tips. I kept quiet myself, although I nearly chewed off my own tongue in the process and a photographer friend kept glancing at me as if I were a hand grenade whose pin had just been pulled. Finally I stepped outside for a literal and figurative breath


of air. I walked over to the bank of the Chippewa River and listened to the purling of its current for a few minutes. There, that’s better. It’s said that once in India deranged people were tied to trees on the banks of rivers so the sound of moving water could draw out their madness. I wonder if we have enough rivers and enough trees to give every registered

scary prospect. Earlier this year a friend from France asked me why it is that American politics has a center and a right, but no left. I said, “What about Bernie Sanders?” He said, “Ah, but where is Bernie now? I had to admit that Bernie was co-opted by the establishment in spite of a successful 40-some year political career as a Democratic Socialist and that although he’s asked his supporters to vote for Clinton, many of them seem lukewarm

voter in America the same treatment. All elections seem crucial and all of them are to one degree or another – even those for dog catcher – but this one has shaped up to be a nasty showdown between the status quo and the alternate right: not the choice many of us were hoping for. The status quo, as embodied by Hillary Clinton, is hard to defend when everything from foreign policy to race relations to foreign trade to stagnant wages to equal pay for women to the control of government by anonymous big money is in such a mess and Congress can barely manage to keep the lights on even on the rare occasions when it’s in session. Given that, Trump’s talk of radical change can seem attractive – provided you can ignore the racism, misogyny and sabre rattling – but change wrought by a thin-skinned narcissist with a penchant for personal vendettas, no idea how government works, and either no policies or different ones every time he opens his mouth is a

about the idea. It’s impossible to list all the weird things about this year’s presidential campaign, but the weirdest thing is the unpopularity of the two major candidates. According to the latest poll from Real Clear Politics, Clinton’s unfavorable rating is 53.4 percent while Trump comes in at 57.7 percent. Historians may eventually figure out how this happened, but if those figures are right, they mean that the majority of voters want a third choice, which may explain why the Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein have made even the modest showings they have. Of course Johnson and Stein don’t stand a chance and neither do the other 18 third-party presidential candidates on this year’s Colorado ballot: people you’ve never heard of before and never will again representing, among others, the Socialist, Socialist Workers and Socialism and Liberation Parties. Maybe I should send that list to my friend in Paris to prove that our left wing survives, even if they’re cur-

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Lyons Regional Library event LYONS – Lyons Regional Library will host Realistic Couponing with Ken Singer at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the library at 405 Main St. Singer is the guest speaker for Common Cents for Colorado, a non-profit financial literacy organization will speak on ways to save money including couponing. This event is free and open to the public. The coordinator for Common Cents for Colorado is Janaki Jane.

LEAF takes over the Meals on Wheels program LYONS – The Lyons Emergency and Assistance Fund (LEAF) recently took over the Lyons Meals on Wheels program, formerly a program of the Golden Gang. LEAF began running the Meals program on October 1. You can reach Lyons Meals on Wheels at 720-507-5480 or Home deliv-

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rently off in the weeds talking to themselves. It’s probably unfortunate that American politics have become so nasty and divisive that the idea of a loyal opposition now seems quaint, but it’s probably unavoidable. Over the years, in the interest of open-mindedness, I’ve tried to be friends with some right wingers but it’s never worked out. As soon as we got comfortable enough to talk politics, one of us would decide that the other was a willfully ignorant and dangerous wing nut and the friendship would abruptly end. I can now manage some solidarity with Republicans who can’t stand Trump, but I also blame them for staying quiet for the last eight years while conspiracy theorists took over their party. So my calculation became a simple process of elimination. I will cast a ballot – unlike the usual 50 percent or so who’ll be overcome by indecision or apathy – I won’t throw away that valuable vote on a third party candidate, and I won’t vote for Trump for all the obvious reasons. His recent bragging on tape about his predatory behavior toward women, his creepy, red-faced performance at the last debate and the revelations from a number of women that the tape wasn’t just locker room banter but an actual confession were supposed to be game-changers, but they’re not. His followers either don’t believe it or think it’s okay and the rest of us see it all as just more of the same. That leaves Clinton as my only refuge. She may be less than ideal for any number of reasons, but she does understand how government functions and how diplomacy works and she’s an articulate if not thrilling public speaker. In other words, even if you don’t agree with some of her positions, she’s competent to hold office. As someone said recently, Hillary’s campaign slogan should have been, “Well, at least she’s not insane.” John Gierach is an outdoor and fly fishing writer who writes a column for Flyrod & Reel magazine. His books include Trout Bum, Sex Death and Fly fishing, and Still Life with Brook Trout. His new book, All Fishermen are Liars is available at book stores and fly fishing shops everywhere including South Creek Ltd. on Main Street.

Section of U.S. 34 in Big Thompson Canyon closes. Through traffic ends on three-mile stretch of highway until May LARIMER COUNTY – Major rock blasting to assist with the permanent repair of U.S. 34 between Estes Park and Loveland began Monday, Oct. 17, requiring the Colorado Department of Transportation to close a three-mile section of the highway on the east side of the canyon until late May 2017. U.S. 34 will be closed between Mile Points 77 and 80 (from just east of Drake to the Cedar Cove area) to facilitate the blasting and removal of about 200,000 cubic yards of rock from two sections of the canyon. This amounts to roughly 20,000 dump trucks full of material – enough to fill up half of Coors Field. Removing this rock will enable shifting the highway in two specific areas that sustained significant damage in both the Continue Briefs on Page 13



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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Arts and entertainment in Lyons and the surrounding area By MinTze Wu Redstone Review LYONS The Stone Cup Café will continue “Baggage” by Kahlie Sue Pinello through the end of October. Theresa Beck’s “Field Journals: Colorado and Wu Ethiopia” will show through December. Beck made many watercolor sketches and drawings during a recent trip to Ethiopia across bumpy, dusty roads to arrive at Simien National Forest. The beauty of land, people, culture, experiences, life and seasons of joy are threads that continue to bind the artist’s work. A reception will be held on Sunday, November 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. The weekend music line-ups include Antonio Lopez’s modern folk and acoustic soul on October 22 and November 5; Andy Shaw’s pop, reggae, and folk on October 23; Aural Elixir’s jazz and rock on October 29; Tupelo Honey’s folk music on October 30; Amy Francis Trio with country, jazz, and blues on November 6; Jim Power’s Acoustic Rock from the ‘60s to the ‘80s on November 12; and Billy Shaddox’s American folk music on November 13. The café is located on Fifth Avenue and High Street. For more information please call 303-8232345 or visit www. the stone cup. com. Western Stars Gallery and Studio, 160 E. Main St., will host a series of fun classes in fall. “Raven On A Pumpkin” Sip n’ Paint by Betsy Hubner welcomes everyone ages ten and up on October 21 from 6:30 to 8:30. A “Mandala Gourd Drum” class will be held on “Baggage” by Kahlie Sue Pinello October 22 with continues at The Stone Cup Café instructor Vicki through the end of October. Dyas of Raymond, a PHOTO BY CATHY RIVERS

“The Beauty and Mystery of Vietnam,” a photography exhibition by Ning Mosberger-Tang, is at The Darkroom in Longmont, now through November 30. passionate teacher of this unique art form. Attendees of all ages and abilities will be creating an ocean drum which offers the sounds of breaking waves. There is a $60 class fee plus $15 for all needed materials; enrollment is limited. On November 10 another Sip n’ Paint fundraiser, “Op Art Pets,” will support the Lyons Veterinary Clinic. More arts-related and crafts-oriented classes for kids and adults are coming to the mix. For details visit or call 303-747-3818. The Town Hall Art Show is showing “Lyons Art Students Present: Behind the Gradebook; Teachers Gone Real,” featuring art and writing by Stephanie Busby’s students. The show is curated by the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission and will will continue until January 6. The Town Hall Arts Shows are, in part, made possible by the Lyons Community Foundation. View the artwork in the Shirley F. Johnson Council Chambers in the Town Hall, 432 5th Ave. For information, please contact 303-823-6622. The Wildflower Concert Series presents San Francisco-based Front Country with special guest Monocle on October 21. Upon a rare double band

competition win at both Telluride and Rockygrass festivals, the band went on a series of national tours and released its critically acclaimed debut “Sake of the Sound” in fall of 2014 with music described as “bluegrass unleashed, American roots music that refuses to be constrained.” On November 11, Lyons’ own beloved Taarka will take the stage with special guests Caribou Mountain Collective. This instrumental string band puts a modern spin on Gypsy and Eastern European folk music with an elegant balance of well crafted songs and spirited instrumental arrangements. While drawing from a wide range of musical inspirations, Taarka’s unique voice blends soulfulness with virtuosity. Wildflower Pavilion, 500 West Main St., is part of Planet Bluegrass. For advanced ticketing and information please go to, or call 1-800-624-2422. LONGMONT The Darkroom, 515 Main St. in Longmont, presents “The Beauty and Mystery of Vietnam,” a photography exhibition by Ning Mosberger-Tang, now through November 30. The stunning collection of Continue A&E on Page 14

Lyons’ musician, Chrystal DeCoster, wins COMBO award Staff Reports Redstone Review LYONS – The Colorado Music Business Organization (COMBO) in Denver is a volunteer-run and non-profit group that orchestrates networking, educational and support resources for Colorado musicians. COMBO also holds an annual songwriting contest, where winners are chosen by a panel of four judges who rate submissions on a one-through-five scoring system. For this year’s fourth annual contest, judges scored the anonymous entries solely on lyrics and melody; production, singing, instrumental work were not part of the scoring except for the instrumental songs submitted. The resulting top-rated 17 songs were included on a compilation CD and CODA, Inc., a local replicator, made copies that were passed out to music

industry professionals at the recent Durango Songwriters Expo at the Omni Interlocken Hotel and Resort in Broomfield. Included in this compilation was local singer / songwriter, Chrystal DeCoster, accompanied on the dobro by Bob Story of Boulder, with her song, “Killin’ You With Time.” She and the other winning songwriters will be performing at a special Songwriters’ Night at the Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. in Denver on Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. In no particular order, these are all of the winning songs and songwriters: “I Lose My Breath” by Rod Tanaka, lyrics by the late Johnny Brown “Killin’ You With Time” by Chrystal DeCoster “Back Page” by David Henning “Mine All The Way” by George

Whitesell “Carry On” by Kenzie Culver “Serendipity” by Donnie Schexnayder “Colorado” by Rebecca Folsom “Whale Mountain” by Gordon Lewis and Grace Easley “Welcome to the U.S.A.” by Donnie Schexnayder “Going to Louziana” by Joel Ashmore, Felix Abram, Guido Valeri, Steve Fitzgerald, Doug Moe “One Day” by Seina Soufiani and Dave Groover “Love Again” by Kenzie Culver “Simple Girl” by Traci Lynn “Catch Me” by Adrienne Osborn “Come Find Me” by Travis Smith and Ross Macdonald “Had Enough” by Peter Majekodunmi (a.k.a Zidane Majek) “The Man In The Movies” by Rob Roper

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CONTEXT LCF Gala 2016: “Small Town, Big Adventures” By Kristen Bruckner Redstone Review LYONS – The Lyons Community Foundation has been hosting its Annual Gala for eight years. Each year it promises to be one of the best nights out for Lyons residents looking to make a differBruckner ence in their community. It’s an opportunity to dress up (there is no official dress code. “Lyons Formal” means anything from jeans to a ball gown), have a great meal and festive libations, enjoy some music and visit with your friends and neighbors. What draws people to support the Lyons Community Foundation? Since its inception in 2007, LCF has meant a lot of things to a lot of different people. The nature of a community-based philanthropic organization means that it can effectively address the wide variety of interests of residents in small town. LCF not only provides an avenue for funding important work, but also allows for an organized framework for people to build a culture of giving. Historically, LCF granting has supported enrichment in local schools, historic preservation, local ecology, animal welfare, landscape beautification, and economic development. Essentially, any organization with a 501 (c)(3) backing and an idea that will benefit the people of Lyons can apply for a grant. The scholarship program supports local high school students in their aspirations to achieve higher education. Perhaps someone is big proponent of arts in Lyons. LCF has traditionally supported artists and musicians in a variety of ways. Work that depends on LCF funding has included the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission that has coordinated public art installations like the sculptures along Main Street along with a multitude of other projects. The Lyons Clarifier Project was construct-


Upcoming events related to affordable housing By Amy Reinholds Redstone Review LYONS – Do you still care about affordable housing in Lyons? Several events in October give you the chance to particReinholds ipate in planning or to get your hands dirty now helping to rebuild in the confluence. Get off the couch and make a difference! Are you curious whether affordable housing is feasible in planning areas on the outskirts of Lyons? Attend a final presentation on Thursday, Oct. 20 about what types of land use could be available in the future for any landowners in the Primary Planning Area who want to annex to Town of Lyons. A wrap-up meeting of the Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan will summarize what kinds of land use neighbors in the Eastern Corridor, South St. Vrain, and Apple Valley areas want to

operations. Last year, a special LCF-sponsored grant allowed LEAF to purchase a van for the food pantry and other critical transportation needs for residents who need it most. ed and completed after years of LCF support. The When the floods hit in 2013, if LCF did not exist there Sandstone Summer Concert Series, a free weekly presen- would have been no mechanism for allocating aid directly tation of quality, local music in Sandstone Park, would to our local residents. LCF was able to direct more than a likely not occur without LCF. Likewise, the Holiday million dollars to residents and businesses when they needParade of Lights and Fireworks displays have been con- ed it most. Without our own foundation, recovery efforts would have been dispersed and managed though national or at best regional flood assistance efforts. The Rebuild Lyons Flood fund continues to grant to projects that aid recovery and resiliency efforts in the greater Lyons area. The gala this year will be held at Lionscrest Manor on Friday, November 11. It features a “Small Town-Big Adventures” theme. The silent and live auction portions of the program will provide opportunities to win a trip to Mexico, a sky diving jump, an exhilarating aerial plane ride, and a variety of mountain getaways. These are one-of-a-kind packages that might give that extra incentive to do something on your bucket list. Also up for auction will also be a unique painting by local Lyons artist Betsy Hubner that captures the spirit of adventure in Lyons. Other highlights of the evening include a three-course meal by A Spice of Life Catering, specialty drinks feaA scene from the 2015 LCF Gala. Tickets to this popular annual turing Spirit Hound Distillery and Oskar event go on sale October 20. Blues, and live music by renowned (but local Lyons resident), fiddle player Jessie Burns and tinued with LCF’s financial backing. Most of us who were Friends. Don’t miss this opportunity to share the evening in Lyons the first year post-flood remember what a sign of with friends and neighbors while giving back to the Lyons hope that annual tradition became for area residents. Community. For more information or to buy tickets, see: The Lyons Food Pantry and assistance for the Lyons Tickets go on sale October 20. Emergency Assistance Fund (LEAF) have been major recipients of LCF funding since its inception. The annual Kristen Bruckner is on the Lyons Community Foundation granting cycle has not only supported the Food Pantry every Communications Committee and writes columns for the year, but has also allowed for major improvements in its LCF. She lives in Lyons.

see, and what physical, environmental, financial, and other constraints exist. An open house is from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a formal presentation is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., both at Rogers Hall, 408 High St. The Primary Planning Area was previously agreed upon by the Town of Lyons and Boulder County as areas of Boulder County on the outskirts of town that would be allowed to request annexing into Lyons. This meeting includes a recap and synthesis of all three areas discussed in previous meetings this summer and fall. There will be new illustrations, and the plan���s recommendations for the entire Primary Planning area will be unveiled. This meeting is the last opportunity before the plan is submitted to Town of Lyons officials to give feedback to the creators of the plan. Here are 5 things you might not know about the Lyons Primary Planning Area Master Plan: 1. Annexations are done by the property owners who petition to annex to the town. The Town of Lyons does not annex property itself unless it owns the property. 2. The master plan is an opportunity for public engagement and sharing information in two directions: consultants bring analysis and expertise and inform the public about what is possible and feasible; and the public, including residents of the Primary Planning Area or other parts of

town, and Town of Lyons staff, bring local knowledge of what is feasible and reasonable for the community. 3. The master plan is an opportunity to look for locations for post-flood replacement housing that is affordable and attainable for people who work in town. 4. The master plan is an opportunity to look for areas for commercial development to help economic growth in Lyons. 5. The master plan will guide Town of Lyons decision makers, including the Board of Trustees, on how to make decisions when presented with petitions for annexation. With the Lyons Primary Planning Area master plan in place, current and future town leaders will know what appropriate land uses are when landowners petition to annex land into the Town of Lyons. For more information about the Oct 20 meeting, contact Matt Manley,, and review information at http: / / www. town of lyons. com / 441 / Lyons - Primary - Planning Area - Master - Plan. Do you think accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in town limits will help more employees of Lyons businesses afford to live here? You can speak at a Monday, Oct. 24, public hearing of the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC). The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at

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FOUNDATION All votes are important By Richard A. Joyce Redstone Review VP PUEBLO – Although I fully realize how strongly tempted many of you will be to write in my name for U.S. president on the Nov. 8 ballot, I must beg you not to do so. For one thing, I’m retired, and Joyce even the thought of the hours kept by the person in that office, plus the stress of those hours, makes me dizzy with fatigue. And although the pay is good, it’s not that good. And there’s another little thing: I would be the worst president this nation has ever known – I know it’s hard to believe, but that’s the truth, and I’d be quite embarrassed to have that as my epitaph. So, please, on Nov. 8, vote for someone else and allow me the dignity of a quiet retirement on a modest retirement income. Of course, now that I’m out of the race, it may be difficult to vote for one of the other candidates. The alternatives, as I see them are, to cast your vote for: Donald Trump, Republican Party candidate; Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party candidate; One of several candidates representing other, smaller political parties, most visibly the Libertarian and Green parties, though there are many more in the nation; No one at all. Now, in an ideal democratic republic, a presidential election would draw every eligible voter to the polls, and the results would reflect the exact will of the people. We don’t live in such an ideal political state, however, and that’s by design. The Constitution takes the popular vote and converts it into Electoral College votes. In some states, that means whoever ends up with the most votes gets all the Electoral College votes of that state. Colorado is one of those states, as are most. A few states, however,

distribute Electoral College votes in proportion to the popular vote. Some think that’s a better way because it’s closer to representing the full will of the people. Still, winner takes all is the Electoral College system that dominates. It automatically dooms lesser parties to hopelessness with regard to putting one of their own into the Oval Office, virtually guaranteeing the person who sits at that desk will be a Democrat or Republican after the electoral votes are counted. That doesn’t mean people who support minority party candidates shouldn’t vote for them, and it doesn’t mean those who choose not to vote at all aren’t within their rights under our Constitution to do so. What it does mean is that each of the two latter alternatives listed above will affect the former, and those who choose one of the latter should be aware of that. Many are. Those who vote for minority party candidates know, depending on whether the party they support is politically right or left or center, that their votes add up to fewer votes for the Democratic Party or Republican Party candidate running for president. But their hope is to send a clear message about the platforms and parties they do support in hopes of building a stronger political base for potential future victory. On the other hand, those who choose not to vote at all are sending only one message: Disengagement from the political process is the best way to protest the lack of an acceptable candidate. As righteous as that message may be, it is based on the illusion that one can disengage from the political process by not voting. In our country, that’s not possible. In fact, a non vote is equivalent to a vote for one or the other of the major party candidates; in addition it lowers the per-

centage of voters who end up deciding the election. For example, if the total number of eligible voters is 100, and only 50 of them actually vote, you might have results like this: Party A candidate: 22 votes; Party B candidate, 20 votes; Other Party candidates, eight votes. Clearly the Party A candidate wins, but that’s only the will of 22 percent of the eligible voters. And that is the real danger in the presidential election on Nov. 8. At this writing, the Trump campaign is damaged perhaps beyond any possible repair, and so it appears the results will put Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office as the first woman president. But if the voter turnout is extremely low, she will not bring with her much in perceived political currency (think Jimmy Carter), and even if Democrats reclaim the Senate and make major gains in the House, she may not be able to lead effectively at home or abroad, and that would pose a serious threat to the political stability of the United States and its ability to conduct foreign policy in the world arena. The same, of course, would be true for a Trump presidency, but with all the other baggage currently dragging behind him, it could be even worse. The nation needs our votes, regardless of candidate, even if those votes represent what we may feel is the lesser of two evils. And while citizens have the right to withhold those votes, they also have the obligation to understand that doing so undermines the very thing they are trying to accomplish, namely to effect real change in the political process. Only participation in the process can hope to accomplish that. With that understanding, please vote on Nov. 8. Richard A. Joyce is a retired professor in the mass communications department at Colorado State University-Pueblo. He is an award-winning journalist who served as managing editor, and subsequently editor and general manager of the Cañon City Daily Record from 1988 to 1994. The opinions he expresses in this column are strictly his own, and do not represent in any way the views of anyone else at the Redstone Review or at Colorado State University-Pueblo. He can be reached at


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CREATE Some complicated issues on the ballot this year By Susan de Castro McCann Redstone Review Editor LYONS – The Colorado ballot for the 2016 Election is long and complicated. Many issues face voters this year and some have legitimate pros and cons. Some issues will pass or fail by wide margins and others will be close races. Looking at a few of the ballot issues it is clear that voters may want to do their homework and learn about the issues before they vote. Amendment 70 sets a new state minimum wage. The minimum wage is the lowest wage that can be paid to most workers. In 2006 the voters in Colorado raised the state minimum wage to $6.85 per hour. The state requested that the minimum wage be adjusted each year for inflation. Currently the minimum wage is $8.31 per hour. Amendment 70 raises the minimum to $9.30 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017and increases it annually by 90 cents per hour until it reaches $12 per hour in 2020. This amendment also raises the wage for tipped workers to $8.90 per hour plus tips by 2020. The arguments for the raise say that the current minimum wage is too low to provide a basic standard of living for most workers who currently earn about $17,285 a year. Those in favor of the raise also say that it will help businesses and improve productivity. Those opposed say that it will hurt small businesses that will be forced to raise prices. This measure is popular and most people think it will pass. Proposition 106 is more controversial. This proposal gives terminally patients the right to request self-administered medicine to aid them in dying. To qualify for the medicine, the patients must have six months or less to live, must be over 18, and must be able to communicate their informed decisions to heath care providers. The terminally ill patient must have the illness confirmed by two doctors and must voluntarily express his or her wishes to receive the medication. It should be noted that in

Oregon, where there is a similar law, only about one third of the people who receive the medication actually take it. Proponents say that this allows people to die with much less pain and suffering and lets the patient remain in control. Opponents say that there is too much opportunity for abuse. They say it may benefit family members who stand to gain financially from someone’s death. They say it sends a message that some lives are not worth living and puts pressure on physicians to choose between medical ethics and helping someone they feel compassion for. This issue has come before the state on other occasions and failed to gain traction. It is not known how voters will feel about this issue at this time. Amendment 69 is perhaps the most controversial item on the ballot. This amendment would set up a new health care system proposed for Colorado using a single payer plan and covering everyone in the state that wants coverage. The new plan, ColoradoCare, is governed by a board chosen equally by majority and minority leaders in both the state house and state senate. The big question is how is it paid for and the answer is it is paid for by the people and businesses in the state. A new tax base would be created that many people pay into, employers and workers. Initially these taxes are expected to generate $2 billion a year and eventually generate $25 billion a year, which, as some have pointed out, is the size of a major company. But health care advocates say that this is less than people in the state are paying for health care now. For people with Medicare or Medicaid government insurance, the amount they pay will depend on their plan and the taxable income of each person. Most Medicaid or Medicare recipients don’t have taxable income. Costs for Medicare recipients will depend on if their income exceeds the maximum allowable deduction for retirement income. So it depends on where people fall on the income chart. People with private insurance policies can keep them and they are not required to purchase a ColoradoCare plan, but they will pay the state tax regardless.

ColoradoCare has many good features, but it is unknown how the plan will work and if enough money can be generated to pay for the plan. People usually don’t like to vote in favor of something that they find hard to understand. Amendment 72 would increase cigarette and tobacco taxes. The money raised would go to smoking prevention programs, grants for child and adolescent mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment, research grants to study tobacco related health issues, student loan repayment and training for rural health care professionals and other health related programs. This seems likely to pass since most people don’t smoke. Proposition 107 and 108 would bring back presidential primary elections and allow unaffiliated voters to vote in primary elections. People of all political stripes seem to heavily favor these propositions after the disastrous caucuses held last summer. About one third of Colorado registered voters are independents who were not allowed to vote in the caucuses. This proposition would give them the right to vote in primaries.

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CONCEPTS Feline diabetes is common in cats By Morgan Bertison, DVM Redstone Review LONGMONT – Diabetes in cats is a common disease that can have lifethreatening consequences if left undiagnosed and untreated. There are many changes that owners can watch for at home to serve as warning signs that a cat should be evaluated for possible diabetes. High blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, can affect a cat’s ability to concentrate urine, so diabetic cats may urinate large amounts. To compensate for this fluid loss, cats will also drink more water. Diabetes affects the way cats are able to use their energy stores, so many cats with diabetes will lose weight despite increased food intake. These signs may also be indicators of other diseases, which can best be assessed by your veterinarian. If you suspect your cat may have diabetes, your veterinarian may want to run some tests to evaluate this possibility. Cats with diabetes typically have very high blood sugar, but this can fluctuate throughout the day. Cats can also develop high blood sugar from the stress of veterinary examinations. If your cat’s blood sugar is not high enough for a definitive diagnosis of diabetes, your veterinarian

may also want to look at fructosamine. This will be elevated in cats that have had long periods of high blood sugar, and will help rule out stress-induced hyperglycemia. Cats with elevated blood sugar will also frequently have sugar in their

urine. This makes the urine more appealing for bacterial growth, and predisposes diabetic animals to urinary tract infections. Your veterinarian may want to evaluate your cat’s urine for sugar and bacteria. Diabetic cats often are diagnosed with other diseases that complicate manage-

ment of their diabetes. To rule out other possible causes for weight loss with excessive drinking and urination, your veterinarian will likely want to collect bloodwork. This bloodwork can be used to assess kidney function, look for inflammation, and measure thyroid hormone levels. Addressing concurrent disease will make treating diabetes more dependable and rewarding. Diabetes is caused by problems with insulin signaling in the body. Type I diabetics suffer from an immune-mediated destruction of the pancreatic cells responsible for making insulin. Type II diabetics typically develop an insulin resistance, requiring higher levels of insulin for the same effect. Ultimately, this can exhaust the pancreatic cells producing the insulin, leading to diabetes. Obesity is a common cause of the insulin resistance identified in cats. Although dogs tend to suffer from type I diabetes, cats are typically affected by type II. This means that keeping your cat slim can drastically decrease his or her risk of developing diabetes in the future. Diet, increasing age, inactivity, and

indoor living have all been associated with increased risk of developing diabetes. If your cat has been diagnosed with diabetes, it is possible that he or she may be able to go into remission. This means that although underlying disease problems are not resolved, your cat may not need injectable daily insulin for management. To achieve remission, weight loss, diet changes, and well managed insulin administration are crucial. Diet can be used to avoid spikes in blood sugar and to promote weight loss in overweight patients. To avoid muscle wasting, improve weight loss, and increase the likelihood of longterm weight management, a high protein diet should be used. This means that food should have greater than 40 percent of its metabolizable energy (45 percent DM) from protein, or more than ten grams of protein per 100 calories. To determine whether your food meets these requirements, you can look at the label on your food packaging or check the website for your food brand. This information will often be listed under feeding instructions or nutritional data. It is also important to avoid high carbohydrate diet that will cause spikes in blood sugar. A recent study looking at cats with diabetes found that 68 percent provided with the appropriate diet and insulin were able to go into diabetic remission. If your cat Continue Diabetes on Page 14

Wildlife release is a reward like no other By Stacey Scarborough Redstone Review LONGMONT – One of the most amazing aspects of working at Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is the privilege of releasing wildlife when rehabilitation is complete. When you have Scarborough followed the progress of an animal from its arrival at the center, sometimes clinging to life, and have the opportunity to observe its journey to a second chance at life, there is a sense of satisfaction like no other. I recently had the opportunity to release a Rufous hummingbird that had originally been found lying on the ground and unable to fly in early August. Hummingbirds are extremely difficult to rehabilitate because they have high metabolisms, and they must feed continually in order to create enough calories to sustain their fragile bodies. The rescuer did not know how long the tiny bird had been without food, and its struggle to fly was using up even more precious energy. The bird was taken to Greenwood’s Bird ICU and was given a specially formulated food solution. ICU staff and volunteers set up a self-feeding system for the tiny hummingbird that allowed it to drink through a small syringe with an artificial flower positioned at the end, to mimic blooms it would find in the wild upon its release. For the

next few weeks, the bird grew strength in its wings and improved its feeding skills. When release became imminent, one obstacle remained: when and where to release the bird to give it the best chance of survival. Rufous hummingbirds are long-distance migrant travelers. They travel almost 4,000 miles from their breeding grounds in Alaska and northwest Canada to wintering sites in Mexico. After some research by local bird enthusiasts and Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitator Amanda Manoa, it was determined that the closest group of Rufous hummingbirds (called a charm) was located in Broomfield, and they were getting ready to begin their migration to Mexico. Time was of the essence to help this wayward hummer join a local charm and begin the flight to a warmer climate. The hummingbird was carefully transferred to a travel bin complete with branches, a water bowl, and several “flowers” with food supplies attached. So as not to stress the bird any more than necessary, my transport was waiting and ready to go once the lid was closed. Then, this amazing jewel of nature was whisked away to join others of its kind. Once a suitable release spot, a tree and wildflowerfilled field, was found, and the cover to the bin was removed, the hummingbird caught the breeze and floated in one place, spinning and bobbing while it tested its newly recovered wings. It landed, just briefly, on a nearby tree and preened itself, gently spreading its feathers.

This Rufous hummingbird was rehabilitated and recently released by Greenwood. PHOTO BY RACHEL AMES With a last hop toward me and a head bob, it took off into the flowers and disappeared. As I waited there, making sure our patient was going to be ok, I saw two hummers rise out of the flowers and take off together into the wind, with the early fall sun glowing behind them. A second chance given, and taken. Stacey Scarborough is the Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator at Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, which cares for an average of 3,000 mammals, songbirds and waterfowl each year. Greenwood also offers education programs for children and adults of all ages. Visit to learn more. Got an idea for a column? Send an email to

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1976 and 2013 floods. “We understand this closure creates an inconvenience for people who rely on U.S. 34 to reach Estes Park or Loveland, but by limiting through traffic now, we will be able to finish a substantial amount of work and reopen the highway before traffic volumes increase next summer,” said CDOT Project Manager James Usher. This three-mile section of highway will reopen to through traffic in late May 2017, in time for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Until that time, drivers can use Colorado Highway 66 and U.S. 36 to travel between Loveland and Estes Park. Permits have been issued to people living in the Big Thompson Canyon allowing them to follow pilot cars through the three-mile work zone between the hours of 6 and 8:30 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m. Through-traffic, however, will need to use the posted detour. U.S. 34 Big Thompson Canyon was heavily damaged during the 2013 floods with many homes damaged and over 100 air lifted evacuations. The canyon and its residents also suffered from flooding in 1976. As a result of these two events, CDOT has been studying the hydraulic flow of the river in the canyon and its impact on the road and bridges along its path while looking for safety improvements and resiliency solutions to prevent / protect against future flood events. For CDOT project information and updates to this project, call 970-6671005 or visit

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LYONS – Since the January general interest meeting of Lyons seniors, the active leadership group of Lyons Longevity (LL) and the Town of Lyons has been putting on programs for seniors in Lyons. The group will have a meeting at the end of October to see what can be improved on or added. Over the past nine months, seniors have enjoyed walks, exercise, crafts, socials, trips, dance, and book discussions. You can check out the schedule on theTown of Lyons, Parks and Recreation Department events in its monthly newsletter. And, you can get on the LL events email list by sending your email to lyons dream team @ gmail. com. A Lyons Longevity Facebook page has been set up which has both conversations and senior news tips posted. Annie Mannering is the head coordinator of the group, with committee members Coco Gordon, Ruth Wilson, Ken Singer and Kathleen Spring. If you are interested in becoming an active member of the planning team, in studying and setting goals for LL group, and want your name added to the

meeting roster at the end of October, email to Ken Singer is gathering suggestions or requests to bring to the meeting. The current list of wants and needs includes activities, meal needs, educational speakers, and health issues.

New aging rep in Lyons LYONS – Hello Lyons seniors. I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Colleen Sinclair, the Mountain Options Counselor for Boulder County Area Aging / Community Services Department, and I will be covering the areas of Nederland, Gold Hill, Ward, Jamestown, Lyons, Niwot and many of the canyons in between. As a resident of Jamestown I witnessed some of the needs specific to the seniors in these isolated areas and wanted to be a part of this agency with a long history of public service in my area. Prior to joining Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (BCAAA), I worked in Boulder as a case manager for older adults and have good experience in helping Colleen Sinclair is clients to access the new Mountain resources and naviOptions Counselor for gate difficult or Boulder County Area complicated endAging / Community of-life decisions, as Services Department well as referring them to wellness events to help them stay active and thrive. Although I am still learning the ropes up here, I am happy to answer your questions and help you apply for various services or just work through decisions you may want to discuss with an objective ear. I look forward to working with each of you. Medicare Open Enrollment is upon us. Between October 15 and December 7 you have the opportunity to make changes to your Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D (Prescription Drug) Plans. What sorts of changes might you want to consider during this period? For more information call direct: 303-441-4692; main line: 303-823-9016, resource help line: 303-441-1617.

LPPA team does a final presentation on Oct. 20 LYONS – The Lyons Primary Planning Area (LPPA) team will do a final presentation on October 20 at Rogers Hall at 408 High St. An open house will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and a regular meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Matt Manley will conduct the meeting. He can be reached at


Lions Continued from Page 6 working together with them on projects,” said Tabor. The Lions Club’s primary focus in recent years has been providing scholarships to Lyons High School graduates. To fund those scholarships, the Club organizes and hosts an annual summer golf tournament. Next year’s tournament is already scheduled for August, 2017, at the Lake Valley Country Club. Another big project the Lions Club has supported in recent years is tree replanting to help the area recover from the 2013 flood. Club member and former president Ron Gosnell, a retired forester, was instrumental in securing a large grant and

REDSTONE • REVIEW private donations in 2014 for tree planting in Lyons. The Club teamed up with the Town of Lyons Public Works and Parks and Recreation Departments for an initial round of planting, then used the balance of grant money to help support the Re-treat organization for another round of planting in the summer of 2016. “We were not only able to add trees to local parks and streets,” Gosnell said, “but this year we were able to provide trees to quite a few local residents who had lost trees on their property during the flood. The result was something that will benefit the Lyons area for many years to come.” Other areas of service for the Lions Club include serving at check-in tables and as cashiers for the annual 9 News Health Fair. The Club’s involvement with the Health

A&E Continued from Page 8 photographs encompasses the energy and determination, cultural heritage, people, natural splendor and the legacy of Agent Orange in Vietnam. In the artist’s own words: “Before my visit, Vietnam evoked horrifying images of war, fire, smoke, dark gray skies and naked children running down dirt roads. My view changed completely after my visit.” A portion of the proceeds from the exhibition will be donated to Children of Vietnam, a non-profit dedicated to helping Vietnamese children who are still affected by the legacy of Agent Orange. For more information please call 303-485-7191 or visit The Longmont Theatre, 513 Main St., presents a Halloween Special with the musical Bat Boy from October 21 to 29. A costume contest will be held before the shows. With a beat-driven rock score that pays homage to the rock musicals of the ‘60s and ‘70s, Bat Boy provides a compelling theatrical metaphor for the dangers of prejudice, intolerance, and provincialism. The show is simultaneously light and twisted, sometimes good for a laugh and sometimes rather gruesome. Rated R. Tuesdays with Morrie will take place November 11 to 20. Based on the true story and best-selling novel, this

Town Continued from Page 1 gy instruction and one-on-one help as well as formal and informal instruction. There are computers for patrons to use, and free WiFi. There is a notary and financial literacy classes and guest speakers on various topics are also available. Andrew Biel, from the Regional Library District Board, reported that the board is looking at models for building a new library that run about 6,500 to 8,000 square feet and would cost between $2 to $3 million. The operating costs would be about $350,000 annually. The tax rev-

Fair dates back to the early years of that event, which the Lyons Lions Club helped get started more than 35 years ago, not only locally, but also statewide. The Lions Club, along with Lions International, has also specialized for many years in providing vision care and eyeglasses for individuals who may not be able to afford those things on their own. The Club has paid for optometry examinations and eyeglasses for a number of local residents during the course of its existence and maintains a used eyeglasses donation box at Clark’s hardware. Any club member can be contacted to request vision care help. A highlight of the anniversary event was presentation of a 50-year service award to Vernon McNeill, the longest

stage adaptation is a magical chronicle of the gentle, irrevocable impact of the Tuesday sessions between Morrie Schwartz in the twilight of his life and his former student Mitch Albom. For information and tickets please call 303-772-5200 or visit BOULDER Johann Strauss Jr.’s glittering masked ball operetta Die Fledermaus comes to Macky Auditorium just in time for Halloween. This farcical, lighthearted work follows a group of Viennese friends from boudoir to ballroom to jail as they party the night away dressed in disguise, learning lessons about themselves and each other along the way. This production will be sung in English and presented on October 21, 22, and 23. For the first time ever, the Manhattan Transfer and Take6, two of the most respected singing groups in the world, have joined forces for a worldwide performance tour and recording project called The Summit, which will make its Boulder appearance on November 11. One group single-handedly brought vocal jazz to the masses. The other’s smooth R&B hits inspired a new generation of a cappella mania, from The Sing Off to Glee to Smash. Macky Auditorium is located on the CU campus. For

enue from Larimer and Boulder Counties is estimated to be approximately $433,000. The Library Board hopes that between donated monies and the accumulation of revenue in the capital fund, the board will be able to contribute $500,000 toward the building cost. The board also hopes to finance a $1 million loan and raise $1 million in additional donations and grants to finance the new building. On another note, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public an opportunity give back unwanted, expired, unused drugs / pre-

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more information and purchasing ticket, please go to Ars Nova will present Music in the Air at the newly renovated Dairy Center for the Arts, with four performances on November 18, 19, and 20. A collaboration of Ars Nova’s elegant voices with the sublime aerial dance of the Frequent Flyers, the evening’s program will include works by Thomas Jennefelt, Gustav Mahler, Bruce Stark, and more. Music in motion, music in the air! For information please go to The Boulder Philharmonic will present Mozart and Beethoven on November 6 with two performances: 2 p.m. at Pinnacle Performing arts Complex in Denver and 7 p.m. at Macky Auditorium in Boulder. Boulder treasures and peerless musical partners Edward Dusinberre and Geraldine Walther of the Takács Quartet bring Mozart’s lovely Sinfonia concertante to life with our hometown orchestra. Celebrated British composer Thomas Adès channels the French Baroque to open the performance, and it closes with Beethoven’s effervescent Symphony No. 8, which bears the unmistakable stamp of Haydn’s influence. For information go to boulder or call 303-449-1343.

scriptions on Saturday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lyons Substation at 432 Fifth Ave. in Lyons. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. The DEA cannot accept liquids, needles or sharps only pills or patches. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked of anyone. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs and all the disposal site locations, go to DEA Office of Diversion Control site.

Rave Continued from Page 2 October! Don’t miss this eerie booth sponsored by Wink Optical. Rave to the Grave attracted hundreds of people last year and it’s back by popular demand. Nineteen local businesses are sponsoring the event, allowing all donations at Rave to the Grave to go directly to LEAF. Drag out your costume and dance until your legs turn to spaghetti to the amazing music of the Arthur Lee Land and the band gogoLab. Rave to the Grave is a great opportunity to become a part of a community that cares while having fun and letting loose! LEAF serves over 100 people every week with programs including the Lyons Community Food Pantry, Individual and Family Advocacy, Flood Recovery, and Lyons Meals on Wheels. For more information, go to

Diabetes Continued from Page 12 goes into remission, it is important to realize that approximately one out of four diabetic cats will ultimately relapse. To minimize the likelihood of recurrence, the previously described diet should be fed even after your cat goes into remission. Diabetes is very common in cats, with an estimated >1 percent of them suffering from this disease. By monitoring your cat for clinical signs of diabetes and having your cat evaluated by a veterinarian if you have any concerns, you can minimize the damage from this disease and help get your cat back onto the road towards health. Dr. Morgan Bertison is a veterinarian at Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists. AMVS is a 24-hour veterinary facility providing specialty internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, oncology, emergency, critical care, and pain management located in Longmont at 104 S. Main St. For more information, go to

active club member of the longest-lasting service club in Lyons. McNeil held the same title (longest-serving club member) when the Lions Club held its 60th Anniversary celebration in 2006. He summarized his motivation for joining and staying active in the club as follows: “It’s a feeling that you’ve helped somebody. We’ve helped a handicap camp, cleaned roadside along the South St. Vrain River, supplied eyeglasses for kids – a lot of little things that add up.” In the case of the Lyons Lions Club, the little things have added up to 70 years of community involvement. Mark Browning is a member of the Lyons Lions Club. He is a retired attorney and lives in Lyons.

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Gasoline Lollipops SAT, NOVEMBER 12 • 8:30PM

Blake & Groves Bluegrass Band

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