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  • Pet of the week: Clyde

    The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Name: Clyde Owner: Anne Weekley Clyde's story: He is 20 years old. He has been more like a dog as he fetches his toys and sits up and begs and is awake all day and by your side, which are not cat traits. He had a sister Bonnie who went to Cat Heaven this past January. He is full of...

  • Holiday gifts for the home and garden

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Gifts for the home and the home gardener are handier, speedier and more efficient than ever. Not only that, they're more colorful and often just plain cute. In the kitchen, coffee makers grind and brew whole bean blends in one operation and George Foreman grills now have removable...

  • Bargain-hunting can lower renovation costs

    By KAREN SCHWARTZ The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    FORT COLLINS - I've never visited the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel in Denver, but I can pretend. That's because I have a stainless steel soaking tub in my master bathroom that's made by the same company that built the custom tub for the Four Seasons spa. It's not that I have a...

  • Give your pet something unexpected over holidays

    By SUE MANNING The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    et owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or simply longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's durable cameras and watch Frisbee fetching, lazy lap naps...

  • Around the House: Moisture if trouble for walls

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Dear Ken: My house is 85 years old and the basement walls are crumbling. What can I do about this? By the way, we installed gutters several years ago. - Carey Answer: That would have been my first suggestion. The concrete walls in these older houses are challenging. First, the...

  • Host first holiday party like a champ

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Hosting your first holiday party can be similar to public speaking and going to the dentist - anxiety-provoking. There are so many bits and pieces to consider that forgoing the whole kit and caboodle might sound like a better idea. "I realize how nervous people get," said Michelle...

  • Looking for gardening gifts? Here are some ideas sure to grow a smile

    By Brook E. Mark Colorado Master Gardener -
    Published: Sat, Nov 29, 2014

    Poinsettias or amaryllis plants often come to mind as holiday gifts for our gardener friends, but what about something more interesting or practical? Independently owned, local nurseries are a great resource for unique garden treasures. There are several outstanding garden centers in...

  • LED lights the next big thing in holiday lighting

    By Jennifer Mulson jen.mulson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    hursday might say Thanksgiving on the calendar, but it's also unofficially known as "the national it's OK to turn your lights on day," said Brian Zakavec, owner of High Altitude Holiday Lighting. That gives you five days to locate the boxes of lights, unsnarl them, check that they...

  • Coming Friday: The Gazette's holiday lights map

    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    Tis the season to shine your lights! We would love to showcase your hard work, whether you're a novice or the next Clark Griswold. Starting Friday, The Gazette will launch its interactive holiday lights map at gazette.com/holidaylights. So nominate yourself or a friend. Even that...

  • Gifts you can use - and use up

    The Associated Press -
    Published: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    The holiday catalogs and gift guides are starting to pour in, full of wonderful stuff to wrap for friends and family. But what about those who don't want more stuff? Small-space dwellers don't have room for much. Seniors might not either, or might not want the burden of more things at...

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