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Wrap Up Summer With Colorado Pears

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 pears are featured in our Colorado Pear and Chicken Flatbread recipe. 

Pears have been cultivated for nearly four thousand years. Choose pears that are firm and plump.

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Tank Or Tank-Less? This One Could Get Me In Hot Water!

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I was talking with a client the other day about water heaters. Her conventional 40-gallon electric storage tank water heater was going to need to be replaced soon and she had some questions about the differences between tankless, or on-demand, heaters versus the storage tank heaters. Which was better?

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True or False: A house is only as good as its foundation?

In a general sense a general sense, true. But a foundation is only the start. I would suggest that just as important as a good foundation is a good roof. The best foundation in the world won’t do you a bit of good without a roof to protect the overall structure of the building, and in some cases, the foundation itself.

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Answers to your home maintenance and repair questions

Can you believe it? A year has gone by. A whole year since Lora and Joseph at the Lyons Recorder agreed to let me blather on about what makes my world go ‘round: fixing things and playing with power tools! (Cue Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor sound byte. Actually no, don’t. That just sounds ridiculous.).

 

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D-U-C-T, Or D-U-C-K?

It’s spelled D-U-C-T, not D-U-C-K, right? Not so fast. As I was researching the origins of this ubiquitous and arguably the most useful product known to humanity, I stumbled upon the most interesting facts. One of which is that, indeed, the product now known as duct tape today started out as “Duck Tape” in World War II. Like some of the adhesives I wrote about last month, the military has been quite instrumental in many of the

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