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Last updated: May 26 2017 13:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Outside Voice: The dirt’s been amended and dug and is ready to plant 26.5.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
The plants are ready to plant, if only the weather would cooperate.
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Vegetable garden planning is a multi-year process to find what works, what’s tasty and what the squirrels won’t eat 26.5.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
While I love trying different types of vegetables, especially the strange-looking ones, the ones that always return are those that produce all season or cost the same as a good sirloin. So arugula, you get to stay!
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Elitch Gardens owner donates $600,000 to North High School 24.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The owner and manager of Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is donating [cq comment="cq"]$600,00 for needed capital projects at North High School as well as providing students access to employment and internships at the popular Denver park.
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Colorado Master Gardeners: Junior Master Gardeners in Routt County 24.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Summer 2017 will mark the third season of the Junior Master Gardner program. In collaboration with Routt County Master Gardeners and the Yampa River Botanic Park, four Junior Master Gardening workshops will be offered for third- through fifth-graders. CSU Master Gardeners are available to answer questions each from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the Extension Office. Stop by 136 Sixth Street, call 970-870-5241 or email csumgprogram@co.routt.co.us. The Junior Master Gardener program was developed by Texas A&M Agri Life Extension Service. It is modeled after the successful Master Gardener program and offers horticultural and environmental science education through fun and creative activities. The program is committed to helping young people become good gardeners and good citizens so they can make a positive contribution to their community, school and family. Participation in all Junior Master Gardener sessions — eight, total — with a community service component qualifies a student to become a certified ...
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Bands, brews and a buckwheat burrito? It’s a weekend in Fort Collins 20.5.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
FORT COLLINS –  Over the years, Fort Collins has been little more than an I-25 potty stop for us. Beyond the rest area at exit 268, Colorado’s fourth largest city remained largely terra incognita.
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How to lure the bees, butterflies and other pollinators to your Colorado garden 19.5.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Pollinator habitats aren’t built in a day. But you can make some real headway in a gardening season and continue to add to your vision as the years go on.
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Steamboat briefs: Optimist Club of Steamboat selects Teens of the Month 17.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Optimist Club of Steamboat Springs honored Steamboat Springs High School seniors McKenyon King as March Teen of the Month and Isabel Feldmann as Teen of the Month for April. McKenyon is active in school and community activities. He’s a member of the track and field team and served as captain of the basketball team. He also is a member of the Link Crew and Student Council. Outside of sports and school, McKenyon enjoys golfing, fishing, skiing and running. He also serves as a High Altitude Basketball coach and referee. McKenyon plans to graduate from a four-year college and pursue a career in either firefighting or education. Feldmann has a 4.1 grade point average and is active in speech and debate, karate, swing dance, National Honor Society and FBLA. She is also a member of the Sailors cross country and track and field teams and the drama troupe. Active in the community, Feldmann has volunteered at LiftUp of Routt County and Boys and Girls Club. She also loves to travel, having visited 14 countries ...
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Routt County's newest Master Gardener likes a challenge 14.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Do not tell Richard "Festus" Hagins something is impossible, because he will prove you wrong. After buying his house in Hayden 24 years ago and building a garden, he wanted to grow corn, but everyone told him it was not possible with the 79-day growing season in Hayden. “I took it as a challenge,” Hagins said. It took 16 years, but Hagins finally was able to grow a crop of Northern Extra Sweet Corn that took top honors at the Routt County Fair. He planted seeds four weeks ago in his greenhouse and already has some corn in the ground. His crop consistently produces ears of corn 9 inches long. Hagins wanted to share his gardening knowledge with others and was recently certified as a Master Gardener by the Routt County Colorado State University Extension Office. “I did it, because I wanted to help people garden,” Hagins said. “It kind of gives you a little more credibility.” Hagins is one of about 45 Master Gardeners, but he is the only one within Hayden town limits. Routt County Extension Agent Todd ...
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Steamboat briefs: Quilters guild slated to host special trunk show Thursday 14.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
The Delectable Mountain Quilters Guild is hosting a special trunk show of quilts by Dana Jones at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. These quilts are from the Caohagan Island in the Philippines. Jones is a former editor of Quilters Newsletter magazine who lives in Rollinsville.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Cen$ible Energy rebates for 2017 to close June 1 Following the third year of successful electric-side energy efficiency funding in the Yampa Valley, Cen$ible Energy rebates for residential and small business customers will close for 2017 Thursday, June 1. All rebate applications and electric-side residential energy audit requests should be submitted by the end of the day June 1. So far this year, the Cen$ible Energy program has funded 182 efficiency upgrade rebates for member customers across the Yampa Valley Electric Association territory and helped fund 60 free residential energy assessments by local professional auditors. Rebates are available for four types of ...
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Community Connections: LiftUp serves community 21 years 13.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Did you know that when you visit LiftUp to drop off your gently used items in the donation center or shop in the thrift store, you are helping to serve almost 10 percent of Routt County’s residents? LiftUp is dedicated to meeting basic human needs while promoting personal growth and self-sufficiency. LiftUp’s community support programs strive to stabilize community members who are in crisis and to support people who are motivated to move out of poverty. LiftUp’s philosophy is to serve clients in a nonjudgmental atmosphere and demonstrate compassionate care, respecting the dignity of every person. LiftUp’s Community Support Programs include the following. • Food assistance: LiftUp distributes more than 100 tons of food annually to 2,000 low-income residents through its food banks in Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek. • Community garden: LiftUp is developing a community garden in conjunction with local growers, Colorado State University Extension Master Gardeners and clients to teach those who wish ...
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Mixing flowers and vegetables in your garden can be tricky, but here are some tips 13.5.2017 Denver Post: Lifestyles
Years ago my husband and I set about to plant a garden that would visually combine edibles and flowers. We put it in the middle of the lawn, between the food garden and the area where we grew most of our flowers -- a bridge, so to speak.
Steamboat briefs: CMC campuses closed Thursday for employee conference 11.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado Mountain College campus will be closed May 11 as the result of an all-employee conference. All of the college’s campuses and administrative offices — from Rifle to Steamboat to Aspen and all points between — will be closed until 8 a.m. Friday, May 12. Close to 400 CMC employees will be descending upon the college’s campus in Breckenridge and the Riverwalk Center for a day and a half of professional development workshops. Employees are also continuing to plan for events honoring the college’s 50th anniversary, which is being celebrated throughout 2017. In past years, all-college or all-faculty meetings have rotated among CMC’s 11 learning locations in north-central Colorado. Last year, the gathering was held in Glenwood Springs. This year, thanks to support from local businesses, the college is holding the conference in Breckenridge. Faculty from across the college will gather to discuss best practices in the subject areas they teach, and staff will attend breakout sessions that will re-energize ...
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Parker’s PACE Center hoping to spark seniors’ flare for the dramatic 10.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A new program is coming to Parker’s PACE Center this month: Drama in Progress is designed to get senior citizens involved in the theatrical arts.
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Kick off the gardening season with Salt Lake City plant sales this weekend 10.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake City’s gardening season kicks off Saturday with the annual plant sales at Red Butte and Wasatch Community gardens. Growers can select from a variety of hybrid and heirloom vegetables as well as annuals and perennials that are drought-tolerant and have proven themselves in Utah soils. Trained staff and volunteers are available to help gardeners select the right plants and offer planting and growing tips. Almost all of the plants are grown by Utah farmers and local nurseries. All procee... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Compost happens. But how can you take advantage of it in your own garden? 5.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Composting is an easy way to do a good turn for the planet and boost the soil vitality in your garden.
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Steamboat Home &amp; Garden Expo features more than 40 vendors 5.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Eager gardeners and residents who love home improvement projects can get a jump start on the summer season at the annual Steamboat Home & Garden Expo. What: Steamboat Home & Garden Expo When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 Where: Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. More than 40 informational booths and vendors showcasing home and garden products and services are expected to take part in the event, which is likely to draw more than 1,000 guests to the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and includes a free barbecue provided by Steamboat Pilot & Today, Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co. and local 4-H volunteers. The expo will feature chicken poop bingo and a petting zoo, along with a visit from a baby buffalo named Cherry Bomb. KBCR will broadcast live from the event, where a $500 Weber Spirit gas grill from Ace Hardware and a $150 grillers meat bundle from Steamboat Meat and Seafood Co. will be given away. A variety of venders ready to ...
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Community leaders freshen up Foster Elementary School’s garden 3.5.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Foster Elementary School's garden in Arvada got some much-needed TLC from the West Chamber’s 2017 Leadership Jefferson County class. The school plans to implement the garden in class curricula and reopen the student-run farmers market.
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Scotts Miracle-Gro reports success in hydroponics sector, no plans to slow down 3.5.2017 Denver Post: Business
As more states legalize marijuana, Scotts Miracle-Gro is increasing its focus on hydroponics, a sector that benefits from cannabis growers of all sizes.
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Trump says he's willing to raise federal gas tax 2.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan. “It’s something that I would certainly consider,” Trump told Bloomberg News in an interview. The president indicated that the additional money would be directed toward highway construction and repair. That’s been a problem area because fuel taxes have been unchanged since 1993 and created financial cha...
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Leadership Steamboat class addresses drunken driving 1.5.2017 Steamboat Pilot
This year’s Leadership Steamboat class has taken on a project that could save lives. There are 24 people participating in the annual leadership training, which was started in 1992 by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Colorado Mountain College. The year-long class culminates with a project that gives back to the community. “This will be our contribution to the community for years going forward,” said student Jim Moylan, a longtime attorney. Getting a large group of people to decide on a single project is not easy. The class considered numerous other ideas, including a plan to build a greenhouse at which youth would plant a garden and donate the harvest to LiftUP of Routt County. The class ultimately decided on developing a program that requires those convicted of driving under the influence to attend a 90-minute meeting at which survivors explain how a drunken driver changed their lives forever. “If it stops one person from getting into the car after they’ve had too much (it will be ...
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