When you walk into any garden center to shop this spring, more than likely the first question you will be asked is, “What zone are you in?” If you are going to be a successful gardener, you have to...
DATE: April 30, 2021 |
The arrival of the heavy, wet snow recently has been a very welcome sight not only for the water reserves for next summer, but also for the ski areas and recreationists as well. Even though the...
DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 |
CATEGORY: Local News
Next weekend brings one of the most celebrated holidays for the entire year. If you’re scrambling to figure out what to give your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day this year, the solutions might be no...
DATE: Feb. 5, 2021 |
CATEGORY: Local News
Vic likes to do it at the garden center for shock value. Pop a poinsettia bract into his mouth and eat it, because we often hear at this time of year, “Oh, your poinsettias are lovely, but I can’t...
DATE: Dec. 18, 2020 |
Many people are growing their own vegetables for the first time this summer, and while that’s exciting and fun, it can also be frustrating when things don’t go exactly right. Maybe you’ve got your...
DATE: July 3, 2020 |
When I was growing up outside of Baltimore, we had a neighbor named Bob Gettier. Bob was the original backyard farmer who planted a huge vegetable garden each summer. A commercial artist by trade,...
DATE: May 22, 2020 |
Although your small tools may be the ones you turn to everyday, the larger ones can be even more important in your garden for a variety of reasons. There are a few that are essential and this week...
DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 |
Happy Gardening New Year! As I was in the midst of my un-decorating flurry this week, I moved my displaced houseplants back to their permanent spots and noticed that we had uninvited guests come to...
DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 |
Choosing the perfect tree is a time-honored family Christmas tradition, but going out into the forest to cut one isn’t the only option. Cut trees provide a wonderful aroma in your home during the...
DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 |
If you are like many of us and have aspens planted in your Colorado yard, you know that eventually you have to deal with the annoying problem of suckers. While aspens and poplars are notorious for...
DATE: Sept. 2, 2019 |
Mention the word pruning to any gardener, and most will automatically think of tree and shrub pruning. Yet, there are other plants you should be pruning this time of year – your tomatoes. Tomato...
DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 |
One of the maple trees in my yard is looking like fall has arrived because it is already turning red. Since I know it’s way too early for that to happen naturally, that appearance is usually caused...
DATE: July 11, 2019 |
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The Strater Hotel, owned for decades by Rod Barker and his family, sold the hotel this week to Ross Garrett, who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The Galloping Goose Historical Society in Dolores works on restoring five rail cars that ran on area rialroad tracks.
Saturday night’s demolition derby drew about 1,600 fans to Fairgrounds Speedway.
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