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What to do when fruit flies invade home

By Erin McIntyre

Making homemade chile ristras and hanging them over the sink to dry seemed like a good idea at the time. But when I accidentally nudged one of the strings of peppers and a cloud of flies drifted across the kitchen, I realized I’d ...

Armillaria root rot is deadly, but not all is lost

By Dennis Hill

My quaking aspen trees have a fungus/mold that a CSU Extension agent told us was Armillaria Root Rot in the ground and it is killing all plants around the trees. What do I use to get rid of it? — Deb from Colorado Springs Well, ...

One need not look far for great pet costumes

By Charlé Thibodeau

Wandering through the crowd on a beautiful warm afternoon, I was bemused and awe inspired at the creativity and intuitive understanding of people and their best friend’s unique personalities. I was attending one of the annual pet ...


Stephanie Waters brings new life to old state legends

By Laurena Mayne Davis

Stripper lightning? UFOs? Chupacabras? All play a role in the rich and entertaining folklore of Colorado. Stephanie Waters, of Manitou Springs, writes about those tales and more in “Colorado Legends & Lore: The Phantom Fiddler, Snow ...

Book notes, Oct. 26, 2014

By Ann Wright

Novel-writing group for teens set to start at Central Library November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and Mesa County Libraries will offer a weekly writing group for teens ages 12–18 interested in writing novels. Young ...

Why corporate tax ploy is unpatriotic

By Guest Columnist

By DAN SHANNON Every time I read about an American corporation deserting our country to dodge its taxes, I think about my Uncle Billy. From a family of 11 kids in Pennsylvania coal country, Billy was a bombardier in World War II, shot down ...

Open communication provides a potential path forward

By Guest Columnist

By LISA ECKERT Colorado National Monument was pleased to host two public meetings recently to talk with communities close to the monument. Our relationship with the people of the Grand Valley is extremely important to me, and that is why we ...

Colorado’s environmental and energy development model is worth studying

By Guest Columnist

By HANK BROWN and JIM MARTIN The new oil and natural gas task force commissioned by Gov. John Hickenlooper continued its work last week analyzing conflict resolution options with an opportunity to make recommendations to our state Legislature, ...

Outdoor business owners cast message to reel in lawmakers

By Guest Columnist

By DAVID DRAGOO and DAVID LEINWEBER As two businessmen whose livelihoods depend on the outdoors, we’re not your typical D.C. types. Even this time of year, we’re usually much more interested in stream flows than campaign poll ...

Vote early, vote often

By Staff

It is the season to talk about voter fraud, apparently. It’s especially true right now because of Colorado’s new election law, one that allows for same-day voter registrations and all mail-in ballots. That is a recipe, naysayers ...

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