Turning down the amps :

April 4, 2017 0
Larry and Jerry Anders were only 6 years old when their older brother, John, started teaching them to play the guitar. Although the identical twins were accustomed to being the center of attention, they had no idea they were destined to keep people dancing for more than 50 years. Getting [ . . . ]

Art Partners:

April 4, 2017 0
If you’re an artist, you know first-hand the therapeutic powers of art. Art promotes creativity and builds fine motor skills, it helps you relax, engage in your work and connect with other artists. Just like art made a positive difference in your life, imagine what it can do for a [ . . . ]

Welcome to BeaconFest:

April 4, 2017 0
BeaconFest is a celebration of age and all that’s boomer and senior related, and it just happens to be the biggest boomer and senior fair in the area. If you’re reading this before the show, don’t miss out on the fun—mark your calendars for this year’s BeaconFest Boomer and Senior [ . . . ]

Antique appeal:

April 3, 2017 0
Antique stores areamong the most visited locations in downtown areas for out-of-town visitors. But in a time where it’s common to hear words such as “downsizing,” “spring cleaning” or “minimalism,” why do people still buy antiques? The difference between old and not-so-old To be considered antique, an item must be [ . . . ]


March 1, 2017 0
The BEACON’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year is someone who goes above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. The winner will be announced at BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair at Two Rivers Convention Center on Thursday, April 20. With so many volunteers to choose from, [ . . . ]

Leave your voice behind for loved ones

February 28, 2017 0
When Nancy Carlson’s now-adult son was in middle school, he was given the assignment so many school-age youth have had to complete through the years: Interview a senior citizen to learn more about that man or woman’s life. Her son sat down with a neighbor and a cassette recorder. Years [ . . . ]

The fight for Western Slope water rights

February 28, 2017 0
If there was ever a person you wanted on your side of the ditch, it’s Mark Hermundstad. Although he retired from practicing law in December, Hermundstad has left his legacy in Colorado, fighting for Western Slope water rights for more than 30 years. Hermundstad, 61, always planned to go into [ . . . ]

Reel women on the fly

February 28, 2017 0
Women nationwide are hanging up their tennis rackets and golf clubs, and picking up fly rods instead. The fastest growing demographic in fly fishing, women and girls now comprise more than 30 percent of American anglers, and 40 percent of these women are over the age of 45. Though women [ . . . ]

John Lyons: The story of America’s most trusted horseman

February 27, 2017 0
John Lyons knows a lot about horses, but he knows even more about people. “A three-day clinic may cost $1,000, but I tell people I charge $100 for the horse and $900 for you,” Lyons said. “It’s so much more exasperating to work with people than it is with a [ . . . ]
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