• Colorado Springs area nonprofit community events starting May 27, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Give back to the Colorado Springs community in the coming months with these fun nonprofit events in the area.

  • Colorado Springs area literary events starting May 27, 2018

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Book signings, readings and other literary events in and around Colorado Springs.

  • Gazette travel: Experiencing Norway from sea to summit

    By liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    We split into two motorboats and sped through the crisp arctic air and anomalously calm waters of northern Norway's Lyngen Peninsula, anchoring in an eddy along the rocky shore. In plastic ski boots, the eight of us clambered over seaweed-slicked boulders protruding from the sea,...

  • You've seen this gallery on Interstate 25. Meet Ray Shaw, the Colorado artist behind it.

    By seth boster seth.boster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HUERFANO COUNTY - Ray Shaw is passed by every day. Anyone who's driven down Interstate 25 toward Walsenburg has seen his name on the wall of the little building beside the highway, alone in the fields. The long abandoned outpost of cow pies and graffiti is now the wildlife artist's...

  • Year-round gardening: Strengthen those fading tulips and daffodils now

    By Fredricka Bogardus Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Toward the end of May, when your tulips and daffodils stop blooming, they need some care if you expect them to come back and bloom again in the years ahead. The goal is to maximize energy storage in the bulbs. Try this approach: - As the blooms fade, remove them. This "deadheading"...

  • Colorado Springs landscaper recognized for flower-filled yard project

    By michelle karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    The Colorado Springs contractor that created a landscape in the Cathedral Pines neighborhood recently was recognized by the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado. Timberline Landscaping (timberlinelandscaping.com/) was contracted to transform a yard that had been decimated by...

  • Colorado Springs area home and garden events starting May 26, 2017

    By Carlotta Olson carlotta.olson@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Home and garden events in and around Colorado Springs.

  • 10 bad habits that can cost homeowners in the long run

    By Daniel Bortz The Washington Post -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Every homeowner makes mistakes. But the real trouble begins when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues. If you're guilty of these bad habits, break them - pronto. 1. Inadvertently clogging pipes Be mindful of...

  • Around the house: Save time and money by not varnishing that cedar fence

    By Ken Moon Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    Dear Ken: We have a cedar fence and want to protect it. Would you put varnish on it or some other clear coat? - Ed Answer: Varnish would not be my first choice for this project. It tends to turn sort of a sickly yellow color in the sun, and it will break down into a scaly crust in no...

  • Container gardening: Good things grow in small spaces

    By michelle karas michelle.karas@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    No room for a garden? No problem. Those who don't have the space or desire to grow a full garden can try container gardening. "If you don't have room in your landscape, make sure you have enough sun and a deep enough pot so your plant can grow and expand and produce," said Kristen...

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