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  • Blog: Colorado ranks 8th in the nation for $1 million homes

    Rich Laden
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Zillow, the Seattle-based online real estate service, recently assembled a list of states with the highest percentage of $1 million-and-up homes. Hawaii topped the list with more than 11 percent of its single-family homes, condos and the like valued at $1 million or more. Colorado came...

  • Tap the soothing sounds of water for home

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    What do you imagine when you think of fountains? Maybe the amazing 24-ton, four-
story silver loop Julie Penrose Fountain in America the Beautiful Park that is said to be a bridge between earth and sky? It may be inspirational. But alas, it won't fit on your patio. The sound of...

  • Retreats should reflect a casual glamour, says Dallas decorator

    By Jamie Stengle The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    From airy beach houses filled with light to rustic retreats tucked into the mountains, vacation homes can lead to inspired decorating. "You love that place; that's why you're there. That's the place you want to go to relax," says Dallas interior designer Jan Showers, author most...

  • YEAR-ROUND GARDENING: Annoying fungus gnats are easy to defeat

    By BARBARA BATES Colorado Master Gardner -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Shoo! Swap! Smash! Fungus gnats! I received a good luck charm in the form of a shamrock plant around St. Patrick's Day in March. When I repotted it in a slightly larger pot, to encourage longevity and prosperity, the fungus gnats appeared. These very small flies congregate around...

  • KEN MOON: Running a humidifier and the A/C a formula for a moist house

    By KEN MOON aroundthehouse.com -
    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Dear readers: A listener was complaining to me that the humidity in her house was high, even though she has central air. It didn't take long to figure out that she was running her furnace humidifier and the A/C at the same time. This is a big no-no. Air conditioning condenses water...

  • Colorado Springs gardeners can dig into food sale, harvest festival

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    
Thursdays and 
Saturdays Harlan Wolfe Ranch Pick 'n Pay - Spinach, lettuce, argula, kale, herbs and more available, 9 a.m.-noon, Harlan Wolfe Ranch, 915 W. Cheyenne Road; ppugardens.org. Sept. 6 Family Fun Cornhole Tournament - To benefit Abundant Harvest, a nonprofit...

  • Side Streets: It's a miracle on Dale Street! Colorado Springs tree saved from chainsaws

    Bill Vogrin bill.vogrin@gazette.com
    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    When I last saw Carol Willis in April, she was hugging a massive old silver maple in front of her Dale Street home. This was not just any tree. This had been her friend, sheltering her home with shade, attracting flickers and squirrels and raccoons to its tangle of branches and...

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