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Radon Action Month

Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month Due its geological make-up, Boulder County has elevated levels of radon gas (actually, all of Colorado falls into this ‘Zone 1’ category). Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, cancer-causing gas that can get into buildings through cracks, holes and pipes in the foundation. While living in Boulder County does not […]

Fall Clean Up

Fall Clean Up

BEST WAYS TO PREPARE YOUR YARD FOR FALL There’s no one better to consult than the Green Vests when it comes to all things home and garden! Fall clean up is a chore that may not have immediate gratification, but with a little elbow grease, you can have your lawn and garden can survive winter […]

Cannabinoids and Pets

Cannabinoids and Pets

Cannabinoids– the new health kick for pets? With the cannabis plant dominating the news lately, it’s not unreasonable for your brain to immediately jump to stoners and state rights. But did you know that there’s another part of the plant species that has encouraging health implications for humans and their domesticated animals alike? Non-psychoactive compounds found […]

Colorado State Master Gardeners

Colorado State Master Gardeners

Good news: you’ll have ample time to visit with horticultural experts this 2016 gardening season. Volunteers from the Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener program (CMG) balance nature, tradition and technology to advise residents on an array of lawn and garden issues. Master gardeners are plant savvy, assisting the CSU Extension staff by delivering timely […]

Preparing for El Nino

Preparing for El Nino

What has Colorado learned about El Nino in the records dating back more than 60 years? According to NOAA, it can be something of a dice roll whether or not Colorado gets hammered with snow during an El Nino winter. That said, the probability is good that we’ll see at least an average amount of snowfall, […]

A Harp Tradition

A Harp Tradition

Fifth-grader Nancy Brace’s mind was made up as she turned from the glowing television set. “I want to play harp,” she announced to her parents and grandparents, seated in their Boulder living room around the latest episode of The Lawrence Welk Show. Most of the family was musically inclined, making the show’s champagne tunes and […]

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