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  • 'Lucky bamboo' may be lucky, but it's not bamboo

    by LEE REICH, Associated Press
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The New Year is still young so let's continue to welcome it in — with some lucky bamboo.

  • Around the House: Check the location of your doorbell transformer

    By Ken Moon, Special to the Gazette
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Dear Ken: When I flush a toilet or run the dishwasher, a little water comes up through the basement shower drain. What do you think is wrong here? Brian

  • Free antique appraisals and host of HGTV's 'Room Crashers' at Springs Home and Landscaping Show

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Longtime antique appraiser Michael Amosson once helped a man earn $335,000 for a stack of 150 old letters bearing signatures of the major generals of the Civil War. The man thought they were worth about $5,000. "It was life changing," Amosson says. "He had no idea what he had. I've...

  • Ask a Designer: improving the kitchen in small (or big) ways

    MELISSA RAYWORTH, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Another holiday season has passed, and with it the marathon cooking and baking sessions. The hours spent using every kitchen appliance and inch of counter space had a potential benefit more lasting than a good meal: When we really use our kitchens, we discover what does and doesn't work...

  • Get your garden off to an early start by seeding indoors

    Fredricka Bogardus, Colorado Master Gardener
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    There are good reasons to start some vegetable plants indoors, from seed. Plants that have a long growing season must be started prior to summer. Examples include tomatoes¸ peppers, eggplants, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower.

  • Around the House: Clean Out Dryer Vents Regularly

    Ken Moon
    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    I think I need to clean out my dryer vent. What’s the most efficient way to do this?

  • Voice of the Consumer: sewer backup protection

    Updated: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    I heard from a couple of people last week who received mailers from companies that sell sewer backup repair plans. They wanted to know if they need that kind of protection and, if so, what businesses are best. It's an important issue and something every homeowner should consider....

  • Test for deadly gas common to Colorado Springs area

    Updated: Mon, Jan 12, 2015

    Radon - a gas second only to cigarette smoke in its ability to cause lung cancer - can't be seen, smelled or tasted. But now might be the perfect time to detect it. Colorado public health officials are urging residents this month to test for the noxious gas, which exists at high...

  • Planning Ahead for your Vegetable Garden: Have some fun with colorful vegetables

    By Fredricka Bogardus, Colorado Master Gardener
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Vegetable gardening is in. People find a great sense of satisfaction from growing even a little of the food frizzy head lettucethey eat. One of the big advantages of growing vegetables is that you can choose the varieties you never see in the markets.

  • Around the House: Bath Fans Dripping Is Common In Cold Weather

    by Ken Moon
    Updated: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Dear Ken: My bath fans drip this time of year. It’s starting to break down the drywall on the ceiling. Help! Ray