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HG: Annie Payne Column October 25, 2008

By Annie Payne

I remember a Halloween, sometime during the ’80s. I wore my mother’s pink robe with marabou feather trim, a cardboard crown wrapped in tinfoil, and I carried a blue floral pillowcase I had stripped off the pillow from my ...


HG: Homegrown Column October 25, 2008

By Dennis Hill

Having given up my garden this year, I still found a spot to plant one tomato. I planted it a little late (third or fourth week of May), but it’s a very hardy looking and large plant. It’s been watered and fertilized (with ...


HG: Annie Payne Column October 11, 2008

By Annie Payne

My three siblings celebrate their birthdays in October. My mother worked hard every year to help them feel that their days were special despite being so close together. But with each birthday, the excitement of turning another year older ...


HG: Homegrown Column October 11, 2008

By Dennis Hill

We have dwarf apricot and dwarf peach trees about 10 years old. The last couple of years the fruit has not been very sweet. We see that they are sprayed every spring and summer. Is there some thing that we can do to receive sweeter fruit? We ...


HG: SustainAbility Column October 04, 2008

By Adele Israel

Upgrading a home to make it more energy efficient is not just for the wealthy. With the help of Housing Resources of Western Colorado, more efficient options may be within your reach. Part of Housing Resources’ mission is “to ...


HG: Homegrown Column October 04, 2008

By Dennis Hill

I live in Colorado Springs and my quaking aspen trees have a fungus/mold called armillaria in the ground and it is killing all plants around the trees. What do I use to get rid of it? Thanks. — Deb Well, you’ve got a ...


HG: SustainAbility Column September 27, 2008

By Adele Israel

With demand for energy expected to soar, Xcel Energy is getting ahead of the curve by promoting energy conservation and efficiency. The latest “Energy Update” from Xcel proclaimed, “The cheapest and cleanest kilowatt is the ...


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HG: Annie Payne Column September 27, 2008

By Annie Payne

I got a call a couple of weeks ago from a fellow blogger in Houston who goes by the handle “elasticwaistbandlady.” Her family was among the unfortunate victims of the wrath of Hurricane Ike. Aside from a leaky roof and some ...


HG: DRIP Column September 27, 2008

By Guest Columnist

With summer coming to a rapid close, the Grand Valley Drought Response Information Project (DRIP) encourages you to continue your efforts at water conservation around the home and business. While outside water use will dramatically decrease ...


Briefs: Grand Valley Quilting Show September 21, 2008

By Staff

A “Centennial Memory Quilt” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the town of Parachute will be featured next weekend at the Grand Valley Quilt Show at the historic Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse, 7235 300 Road. Made by Town ...


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