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Time Running Out For Solar Grant Program

Two solar incentive programs are offering exciting limited-time offers to encourage a transition toward renewable sources of energy in our community.
The City of Boulder Solar Grant Program provides financial assistance toward the installation of photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal systems. Homes in the city’s affordable housing program, lower-income housing developed or owned by nonprofit organizations, and Boulder-based nonprofits are eligible to apply. More

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Crunchy Carrots Are Great Lunch Box Snacks

Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado carrots are featured in the Colorado Carrot Sticks with Greek Yogurt Ranch recipe. 

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Colorado Fall Home Show

The annual Colorado Fall Home Show, presented by Colorado Garden Show (CGS) and held at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver) September 6 through 8, will showcase more than three hundred exhibitors, well versed in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. One hundred percent of every ticket sold at this show is invested in college scholarships for education in the green and agricultural industry, and horticulture-related grant projects throughout Colorado.

The Colorado Fall Home Show provides a forum and marketplace for attendees to explore the latest trends and products to create an energy-efficient lifestyle and prepare for Colorado’s winter. The show is working with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the third consecutive year and ASID designers will present five vignettes of different household rooms.

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Home Inventory Service Provides Homeowner Protection

A couple months ago entrepreneur Ray Milam realized that if homeowners experience a loss resulting from fire, theft or natural disaster they would have great difficulty recalling the numerous items in their home.

Realizing the importance of documenting homeowner possessions, Mr. Milam formed a new company, Secure Home Inventory Service which provides comprehensive home inventory services to the Northern Colorado area.

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Dangerous Grass

A hidden danger emerges as lush, spring grass dries up in the hot weather of early summer. The dried grass seeds, called grass awns, pose a potentially deadly threat to your pet. 

These grass awns frequently become lodged in your pet’s fur or body openings. The most common places for grass awns to become stuck are between the toes, in eyes and ears. If they are removed promptly, only minor irritation results. The special shape of these awns allows them to burrow deeper into your pet if they are not removed promptly. 

Awns in the eye cause infection, corneal ulcers, and eventual blindness. Awns in the ear cause external ear infections and often will penetrate the eardrum to cause middle

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