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Rather than replace, renovate

By Penny Stine

In a shaky economy, expensive remodels seem as outdated as excessive lifestyles and easy credit. Homeowners who want to make improvements that make their home more livable and attractive without breaking vows to stick to a budget have ...

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Put your garden to bed for the winter

By Penny Stine

You’ve been weeding, pruning, picking and watering for months and as the weather gets colder and the garden quits producing, it’s hard to work up the enthusiasm for any more garden tasks. Before ski season or the ...

Fall chore checklist

By Penny Stine

It’s fall, and there’s a short list of household chores that can’t be put off much longer without consequences in the spring. If you have irrigation water and a sprinkler system, schedule or plan to blow out your sprinklers ...

Woman pleads not guilty in Colorado to art damage

By The AP

FORT COLLINS — A Montana woman accused of taking a crowbar to controversial artwork for religious reasons pleaded not guilty today in Colorado. Kathleen Folden, 56, a truck driver and grandmother from Kalispell, Mont., declined to ...

Shimmy-challenged: It’s time to bust a real groove

By Penny Stine

With elections right around the corner and all kinds of momentous issues under consideration, I’ve decided it’s time to get serious about being a columnist and tackle a problem that could be community-wide. It’s one that ...

Coroner: Robert W. Tracy killed in the traffic accident

By Amy Hamilton

Robert W. Tracy has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash on North First Street last night, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office. Tracy, 81, was riding on his rickshaw-like, three-wheeled electric vehicle while he was ...

E-mail letters, Oct. 15, 2010

By Staff

In spite of occasional disagreements with his votes, I’ve always respected Congressman John Salazar as an honorable man? No more. His political ad (“approved by John Salazar”) condemning Tipton for wanting a “23 ...

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Adopt-A-Shelter Dog hosts upcoming events

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

Kertsen Mahoney, a kennel technician at the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, walked through the aisles of kennels filled with barking dogs at the shelter Thursday afternoon. She knew nearly every dog by name and related a brief history about ...

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Think you’re too ‘mature’ to paint? Art disagrees

By Melinda Mawdsley

The words “can’t do art” are ridiculous, according to Doris Janowski. Sure, she knows there are people who refuse to pick up a paintbrush because they are convinced they are not artistic. She knows there are those who ...

US rig count decreases by 1

By The AP

HOUSTON — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by one this week to 1,670. Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. said today that 966 rigs were exploring for natural gas and 695 for oil. Nine were ...

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