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  • Be aware of bees this time of year around Colorado Springs, but don't despair

    When honeybees come swarming to a bough near you, don't balk - celebrate. Then call the Pikes Peak Beekeepers Association to have the bees safely and humanely cleared out. Every year around this time, bees in search of new hives find temporary shelter on branches, in bushes and under roof eves, sometimes for no more than a half hour, and...

  • Pilot light poses issue

    Dear Ken: My furnace's pilot light goes out about once a year. When I relight it, I have to hold the button for several minutes and even then it takes several tries. What's going on? - Stan Answer: I think you have a bad thermocouple. That's the little probe that the flame impinges on. When you fasten two dissimilar metals together (inside...

  • Tour puts gorgeous gardens on display

    Want a little Colorado Springs history with your horticultural showcasing? The 2015 FOX Open Garden Tour provides exclusive access to the grounds of private homes in the Old North End, where owners and designers have created some of the city's more impressive displays of residential landscaping. "Some of these gardens in the Old North End...

  • Let the flags fly in your home landscape

    When Kip Carey was designing a sign for his new shop, All About Colorado, he went looking for a state flag for inspiration. Flying the Centennial State's symbolic identity wasn't the breeze he'd anticipated. "I couldn't find one anywhere," said Carey, who decided then that he'd keep a full range of Colorado flags in stock once he opened. Two...

  • Kid-friendly crafts for the Fourth of July

    Along with parades, picnics and fireworks, Fourth of July fun for kids can include some holiday-themed crafts. "The Fourth is such a great crafting holiday for kids," says Mary Giles, deputy editor of FamilyFun magazine. "They can decorate their bikes or make silly hats and noisemakers for the local parade, then help create decorations and...

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