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HG: SustainAbility Column February 21, 2009

By Adele Israel

Mansel Zeck believes energy efficient homes should be available to more than just the very rich. That’s why he jumped at the chance to be the first production home builder on the Western Slope to create Energy Star subdivisions. Zeck, ...


HG: Homegrown Column February 21, 2009

By Dennis Hill

For several years, we’ve had our pinyon pine trees sprayed for prevention of beetles. Last summer, because the technician who did the spraying told me we didn’t need to spray, I stopped the service. In the fall, I noticed ...


HG: SustainAbility Column February 14, 2009

By Adele Israel

Sam Williams builds homes, but he will be the first to tell you that building a home is essentially not a green process. Nevertheless, he has made it his mission to take advantage of advances in building science and build sustainable ...


HG: Annie Payne Column February 14, 2009

By Annie Payne

I know what happened. You woke up this morning, opened the newspaper and realized that Valentine’s Day has arrived without a single thought of preparation on your part. Then, you opened your wallet and noticed that we are in a ...


HG: Homegrown Column February 14, 2009

By Dennis Hill

I received an African violet as a gift and am terrified I’ll kill it (it already looks like it is kind of wilting). Do you recommend using a special violet pot for planting? I read up about watering them from the bottom and will probably ...


Sports: Seminar will teach girls etiquette

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Kids take music lessons and dance lessons growing up. Kris Mort took etiquette lessons. “I’ve always told my players that my parents made me to go an etiquette school in eighth or ninth grade,” the Mesa State College ...


HG: SustainAbility Column February 07, 2009

By Adele Israel

In order to learn about green architecture, you have to learn a whole new language. Luckily, Ed Chamberlin and Eric Tscherter of Chamberlin Architects are fluent in that language. Words and phrases such as Trombe wall, Rastra Block and heat ...


HG: Homegrown Column February 07, 2009

By Dennis Webb

When we lived in Parker, our neighbor had mogul pine bushes in her front yard. Would that grow here? Can it tolerate a lot of sun? Hers was shaded in morning but got afternoon sun. Please let me know if you think it will grow here. Thanks ...


Garden show’s 86 booths run gamut of backyard beauty; weekend event starts today at Two Rivers

By Carrie Marfitano

If you plan to skip the summer vacation and instead spend extra time and money to improve your garden this year, the organizers planning the Landscapes West garden show have you in mind. “Everything is focusing on the backyard this ...


HG: SustainAbility Column Januatry 31, 2009

By Adele Israel

Marc Maurer, licensed architect and president of Genesis Designs Architecture and Planning, waxes philosophical when talking about his passion: sustainable architecture and design. “We use an indigenous architectural approach to create ...


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