Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 07:29
Lyons residents, Elizabeth Lennert and her husband Eric, knew that they wanted to re-model their 1970s-era home, and thought there must be something better than 1970s energy use. As a part of their re-model process, the Lennerts decided to get a home energy assessment from EnergySmart. Based on recommendations from their EnergySmart advisor, they decided to upgrade the insulation in the walls, attic, and in the floor and crawl/space.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 07:14
Homebirth, as with many modalities of holistic health care, obliges one to be an active participant. In this model, the midwife, pregnant woman, and her loved ones work together as a team. As a midwife I support my clients in this new responsibility and care is individualized to meet the specific needs of each family. Personalized attention is the cornerstone of midwifery care. I share my knowledge and experience so that women can make informed choices. Together we observe pregnancy from a space of trust, addressing general discomforts with holistic options and taking action if medical attention is deemed necessary. The blend of each woman’s self-knowledge, our combined insight, and my clinical skills, provides the guides for creating an optimal pregnancy and birth.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:03
Every so often you come across a little gem of information that is so perfect as it is that you can’t really improve upon it. So goes this month’s column. Don Burgard, the copy/production editor of Fine Homebuilding, one of my all-time favorite magazines, tells us all about plungers and more specifically toilet plungers. Turns out they are not all created equal. Perhaps not the most enthralling topics of discussion, but information we all could use at some point in our lives.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:55
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, especially in Ireland! Two hundred and twenty-seven members of the Colorado State University Marching Band traveled to Ireland last month to play and march in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 05:53
That was really a nice snow; of course, the roads were icy and several things were cancelled, but we got some much-needed moisture. In the square dancing world, there were three out-of-state callers in the area, and half of their dances were cancelled. Dean Doberman of Norfolk, NE, spent the weekend with Gary and Nell Coffey, with his Saturday night dance in Ft. Collins cancelled; he then traveled for a dance in Colorado Springs on Sunday; but square dances in Greeley, Bennett, and a couple in Denver were also cancelled.
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 06:49
Beginning July 1, Colorado residents may no longer dispose of most electronic waste (e-waste) in their household trash because Colorado landfills may no longer accept e-waste. The change is the result of a new law, the Electronic Recycling Jobs Act. Industry, most businesses, government agencies, institutions, and schools already are subject to e-waste disposal restrictions.
“The new law applies to TV sets, central processing units, computer monitors and peripherals, printers and fax machines, all kinds of laptops and notebook computers, DVD players, VCRs and any video display device with a screen larger than four inches,” explained Wolf Kray, recycling specialist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The ban also includes radios, stereo equipment, and video game consoles. Telephones, motor vehicle components, and non-hazardous industrial or commercial devices may still be legally disposed of in a Colorado landfill.
Published on Sunday, March 24 2013 09:42
Looking to put a delicious twist on your Easter meal?
Try cooking ham on the grill.
It's easy to fire up your feast with this Spiced Grilled Ham with Citrus Glaze recipe. A flavor powerhouse, ham can be prepared in multiple ways, complementing a variety of dishes and flavors that fit into any Easter celebration and beyond. Surround it with savory sides like Roasted Potatoes with Bacon and Goat Cheese or Ham and Peas with Mint and Tarragon for a truly mouthwatering meal. And, don't turn that grill off just yet, because no fired-up Easter