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On the bright side of Crazy Crayons

Crazy Crayons is a crayon recycling business that LuAnn Foty launched 20 years ago in Oregon. She moved her business to Routt County last year, and since has been brightening the Yampa Valley with her colorful creations.

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The bright colors of melted crayons are ready to be poured into molds. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty explains how she started recycling crayons and why she feels it is important. Photo by John F. Russell

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The bright colors of crayons are easy to find in LuAnn Foty's workshop in Milner. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty holds a tin of Earth Worms, a crayon she has molded and marketed to look like a can of worms. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty checks the color of melted crayons as part of the recycling process. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty pours melted crayons into molds as part of the recycling process. Photo by John F. Russell

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Rolls of packaging stickers are waited to be placed on recycled crayons. Photo by John F. Russell

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The colors of crayons leave a mark on strainers used to separate the labeling from crayons in the recycling process. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty works inside her workshop in Milner. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty's Eco Stars are created from used crayons. Photo by John F. Russell

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Crayons wait to be melted down and recycled in LuAnn Foty's shop in Milner. Photo by John F. Russell

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Freshly poured recycled crayon wax solidifies in a mold. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty pours melted down crayons into molds in her Milner workshop. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty's Eco Stars are created from used crayons. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty explains how she started recycling crayons and why she feels it is important inside her workshop in Milner as a batch of recently recycled crayons takes shape. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty stacks molds filled with recycled crayons as she talks about why her business is important. Photo by John F. Russell

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A box of recycled crayons sits inside LuAnn Foty's home in Milner ready to be shipped out. Forty gives the waxy products new life with her recycling business. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty is hoping her Eco Stars recycled crayons can help give old crayons new life. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty takes recycled crayons out of the molds she uses to give them shape. Foty started recycling crayons with hopes of giving used crayons new life with her recycling business. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty holds a package of recycled crayons ready to be shipped. Photo by John F. Russell

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A helper packs boxes of recycled crayons for shipment inside the home and workshop of LuAnn Foty. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty not only collects Crayola crayon memorablia in her Milner home, she also gives the waxy products new life with her recycling business. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty uses a stove to melt used crayons as part of the recycling process. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty flips through a scrapbook where she keeps the clips and photos from her crayon recycling business. Photo by John F. Russell

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LuAnn Foty not only collects Crayola crayon memorablia in her Milner home, she also gives the waxy products new life with her recycling business. Photo by John F. Russell

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