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  • 60th annual Colorado Springs-area Parade of Homes starts Aug. 1

    By RICH LADEN rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Colorado Springs' Parade of Homes will mark its 60th year next week - a period over which homebuilding has changed almost as much as the community. Sixty years ago, smaller, ranch-style homes of roughly 1,000 square feet dominated many post-World War II neighborhoods in Colorado...

  • Hidden in cracks and crevices, Miller moths once again invade Colorado homes

    By James Hagadorn Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    For my middle-of-the-night visits to our home's smallest room, I'm usually alone. But not lately. Nocturnal moths have invaded our home. Sometimes hidden in a hung towel or closet crack, these inch-long moths are everywhere. Yesterday one burst upward at my son from beneath a closed...

  • Ken Moon: Don't bother to replace 21-year-old furnace; it's still a youngster

    by KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Dear Ken: I have a 21-year-old furnace. We are getting new central air, and I want to know if I should replace the furnace at the same time? - Dave Answer: I would not. A furnace of that age was built under guidelines - promulgated in the early '90's - that require at least 80...

  • Pikes Peak Permaculture endorse designs by nature

    by Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Permaculture is all about channeling Mother Nature. The practice is more than 40 years old, said Becky Elder, owner of Blue Planet Earthscapes and co-director of the Pikes Peak Permaculture guild, and was developed in the 1970s by Bill Mollison from Tasmania and David Holmgren from...

  • Cooking up a color-happy kitchen

    by KIM COOK The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige. Historically, however, kitchens were actually pretty peppy, said Deborah Baldwin, editor of This Old House magazine. "Pastel greens,...

  • Grow from cuttings, but do research first

    by EILEEN TULLY Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Take your gardening efforts to the next level and propagate plants from stem cuttings. Stem cuttings can be taken any time the plant is healthy and actively growing. If you have a favorite plant, one of the advantages of growing from stem cuttings is you will have a new plant that's...

  • Plant of the week: Blue false indigo

    by JULIE MCINTYRE summerlandgardens.com -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Common name: Blue false indigo Scientific name: Baptisia australis Type: Herbaceous perennial Height: 3-4 feet Width: 3-4 feet Blooms: May to June Where to plant: Full sun to partial shade Water requirement: Moderate, drought-tolerant once established Preparing the soil:...

  • Floral aromas a lure for insects

    by LEE REICH Associated Press -by Lee Reich The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Wave after wave of scent has filled the air since my garden awakened in spring. Most prominent have been the aromas from daffodil blossoms, plum, flowering currant and now dame's rocket, pinks and roses. Of course, it's not for us that flowers waft those sometimes delectable aromas....

  • The local farmers markets schedule

    By TERESA J. FARNEY teresa.farney@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    Farmers markets Monday - Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through Sept. 29, springsfarmers markets.com. - Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., noon to 6 p.m., through October, wmmi.org. Tuesday - Fountain City Hall, 116 S....

  • Agriculture industry seeks to create right to farm

    DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests...

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