September 22, 2013 |
The residents of the foothill town of Lyons, hit hard by Colorado flooding, have another misery piled on their already destroyed and damaged homes, businesses and roads: the potentially deadly E. coli bacteria has been found in the town's water system. “We don't want you using any of the water,” Lyons' town administrator, Victoria Simonsen, said during a town hall meeting, which was broadcast online because the town is all but evacuated. There's no timeline for when the water and sewer systems will be restored, Simonsen said.
September 14, 2013 |
LONGMONT, Colo. - David and Lisa Sangelo loved the view from the deck of their home perched on a hillside: the sweetly churning St. Vrain River, green, rolling hillsides, rustic homes, a lightly traveled highway connecting them to civilization. But this week their bucolic landscape began to turn on them. At 2 a.m. Thursday, sirens wailed and a booming voice came over emergency system speakers that are scattered throughout the valley. “Impending flood,” it warned. “Seek higher ground immediately.” The phone rang with a robo-call telling residents to seek safety.
September 12, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. - Weather-weary Coloradans faced another day of nature-driven mayhem Thursday as pelting rain and flash flooding wreaked havoc statewide, washing out roads, closing businesses, isolating mountain towns and causing at least three deaths. The fourth straight day of rain dumped more than 7 inches within hours Thursday morning, turning a state normally known for difficult winters into a late-summer nightmare. Swollen rivers, submerged cars and mudslides stranded residents on rooftops.
July 10, 2013 |
One of my favorite Los Angeles independent presses is BüK - an imprint built around the elegant idea of the pamphlet. Beginning in 2005, BüK co-founders Lisa Lyons (a former Lannan Foundation and Getty Trust curator) and Gary Kornblau (former publisher of the iconic 1990s magazine Art issues) have issued small books individually and in curated sets of six, offering a reading experience that is diverse, intelligent and unpredictable, while also being digestible in a single sitting.
May 29, 2013 |
When David St. John makes his annual pilgrimage to Moonstone Beach, he looks at the crashing tide and recalls his incarnations from years past. Sometimes, he envisions the child who splashed with wonder in the tide pools, or the teenager who piled in the car with friends for surfing trips. Other times, he sees the middle-aged poet who used the waves as a recurring backdrop. At different phases of his life, the ocean has signified adventure, mortality or hard-earned wisdom; he's sure that other epiphanies will come.
March 26, 2013 |
Florida Gulf Coast is a hot story and, gee, that old La Salle played great, but all of that may not matter. Forget Louisville, Indiana, Duke and Syracuse and save your talk about difference-maker guards Peyton Siva of Louisville, Miami's Shane Larkin, Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Michigan's Trey Burke leading their schools to this year's national title. The truth is, Arizona will win this year's NCAA title if senior guard Mark Lyons plays the way he played last weekend in Salt Lake City.