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Steamboat briefs: Vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive approved for parking 28.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
City of Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark has approved the use of the vacant lot at 400 Anglers Drive for temporary parking in connection with the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park utility replacement and sanitary sewer upgrade project. The parking lot, which may be used until the project is completed, will be available to mobile home park residents during times when portions of the park have to be vacated of vehicles. Call Rebecca Bessey, principal planner, at 970-871-8202, for more information. Community groups sought to secures spots in market Friends of Gateway Yampa are looking for artisan, garden and farm vendors, along with any other community groups, interested in securing a spot at the new market, which will be held Aug. 22 and Sept. 19 in the town of Yampa. The cost is $10 per booth. Email for more information. Entries accepted for 101st Routt County Fair Parade Entries are being accepted for the 101st Routt County Fair Parade, which will take place Aug. 15 in ...
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New Children's building takes a holistic approach 27.7.2015 News
The newest building at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia will open its doors Monday, providing a state-of-the-art outpatient facility for the body and a roof garden for the soul.
Friday Durango Dayplanner 24.7.2015 Durango Herald
Meetings and EventsOutdoor Yoga, 7-8 a.m. and 8:15-9:15 a.m., outdoor amphitheater, Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., $5, 259-0385.Durango Botanical Society will host a free garden tour, 9:30 a.m., Durango Public Library Demonstration Garden, (meet in the library’s lobby), 1900 East Third Ave.,...
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Steamboat briefs: Youth corps to hold meeting about project building plans 23.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will hold a public meeting for anyone interested in learning more about its capital project plans to construct a warehouse structure and renovate the existing office building on its property at 991 Captain Jack Drive in Steamboat Springs. The meeting, which is open to the community, will be held at the location at 11 a.m., Aug. 10. All are invited. Call Kate for more information at 970-879-2135. Council to host Tour de Coop themed garden tour The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting its annual Green Gardens Tour. and the topic is Tour de Coop, featuring four innovative chicken coops downtown on at 5 p.m. Tuesday. After the tour, there will be a deviled egg contest, with an egg-themed prize for the top winner. To submit an egg recipe to be tasted at the event, call YVSC at 970-871-9299 or email anytime before the event. Visit for more information. Yampa Valley Singers to rehearse at church in August The Yampa Valley Singers will begin ...
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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock celebrates second term al fresco 21.7.2015 Denver Post: Local
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock controls a lot of things, but he has absolutely no say when it comes to the ...
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UNC students learn small-scale farming practices in Greeley 19.7.2015 Durango Herald
GREELEY (AP) – “It,” for Leslie Trejo and a handful of University of Northern Colorado undergraduates, is a new, hands-on summer course called urban farming. “It” involves a 5,000-square-foot greenhouse and three-quarters of an acre of outdoor gardening space in north Greeley on O Street. And “it,”...
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Steamboat briefs: Oktoberfest set to come Steamboat Springs this fall 18.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Visit Steamboat Springs on Sept. 18 and 19 for a fabulous weekend of Oktoberfest traditions, including Rocky Mountain beer, Colorado Beef cook-off, local food specialties and festivities unique to Steamboat Springs. Saturday’s event, OktoberWest, presented by Resort Group at the Steamboat Mountain Village, is free to attend and will feature great live music by The Ben Miller Band, the I Love Beef Cook Off and plenty of regional beers to taste from the 35 Beer Garden brewers. Saturday ticket pricing is as follows: ■ Beef tasting — $20 at the door; $17 online ■ Beer garden entrance — $35 at the door; $29 online ■ Beef tasting and beer garden combo — $45 at the door; $42 online Attendees must be 21 or older to enter the Beer Garden. To reserve tickets, visit . Yoga on the Green to continue through Aug. 22 The Botanic Park has been filled this summer with Yoga on the Green. Weather permitting, classes will continue to run from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through ...
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Those items on the menu? Why, they're right out here in the garden 17.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Once upon a time, it was unusual to have chefs who shopped at farmers markets, who established relationships with growers and whose menus often read more like pages from the Seed Savers catalog than what's for dinner. Now having a "market-driven" menu is common, even expected, especially in Los...
Reading Terminal, Mural Arts get design grants 17.7.2015 News
A bleak Center City street could get revamped and the community will have more of a say in development near Bartram's Garden thanks to grants announced this week.
Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway 17.7.2015 Yahoo: US National
Big Green Monster cukes? Rooftop garden thrives at Fenway
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Steamboat home and garden tour to celebrate 20th anniversary 16.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
When questions are rapidly thrown her way, Master Gardener Gail Reed merely pauses a moment and answers in a matter-of-fact fashion. It’s her duty, after all, as a Master Gardener who has been with the annual Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour the past nine years . “It’s fun to see how people react, and I think they learn to appreciate what grows here by seeing all the unique things Steamboat has,” said Reed, who received the title of Master Gardner through the Colorado State University Extension office, a process that involves an initial 12 weeks of coursework and 50 hours of volunteer work. “This lets people see a good combination of a lot of different kinds of gardens and houses that they wouldn’t get to see otherwise.” What: The 20th annual Strings Kitchen and Garden Tour When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18 Where: Various locations throughout Steamboat Springs Tickets: Self-guided tour tickets are $40 in advance and $45 day of Giving the public an opportunity to discover a handful of Steamboat’s ...
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Where to donate your homegrown produce to food shelves 16.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
While food shelves receive the bulk of their produce from local farmers, community gardens, larger farmers markets and grocery story donations, most welcome smaller donations.
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Local Briefs 16.7.2015 Durango Herald
Old Fort Farm Stand has your greensThe Old Fort Farm Stand will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday near the Student Union at Fort Lewis College.All of the produce is grown at the Old Fort by staff members, students and beginning farmers using organic practices. The stand will offer spinach, mixed greens, romaine,...
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By any other name, the Knock Out rose would be just as sturdy 16.7.2015 Washington Post
Will Radler was still just an amateur rose breeder — a basement hobbyist, really — when he walked out of his home in Milwaukee carrying that fateful baby rose in a soil-stuffed cup.He didn’t realize it then, back in 1989, but he held in his hands a flower with such remarkable qualities that it would grow to be the bestselling garden rose in the country. His creation is credited with reversing the sagging fortunes of the difficult garden queen. Radler’s rose is so hardy and requires so little care that it can be planted in places once unimaginable — road medians, mall parking lots, ignored gardens. Read full article ...
Burlington, VT: Recognized by the United Nations as a Model of Sustainability 15.7.2015 Switchboard, from NRDC
Hannah Robinson, Urban Solutions Program Assistant, Washington, D.C.: What comes to mind when you think of Vermont? Beautiful landscapes? Maple syrup, craft beer or Ben and Jerry's, perhaps? On my first visit to the Green Mountain State, I was excited to experience all of these. But the main...
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Alta Vista neighborhood in Arvada fed up with aggressive raccoons 15.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Residents in one Arvada neighborhood say their yards have been overtaken by raccoons in recent years, with the pesky critters destroying gardens and becoming increasingly ...
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Megan Richard: Triple Crown access needs study 14.7.2015 Steamboat Pilot
Historically, market data has shown a marked decrease in property values in heavily trafficked areas versus less travelled streets. In my opinion, if the city opens up Emerald Park to the Triple Crown through Pamela Lane, in violation of the policy set in 1996, it should hire an independent consultant to conduct a market analysis on the negative impacts on property values in that neighborhood. And before any alternative access is developed, there should be an analysis of the impact on the wetlands involved, and the impact to the Botanic Park, one of the finest high-altitude gardens in the country. This community gem hosts weddings, school field trips, yoga and meditation classes, concerts on the green, and of course, a variety of gardens and a home for native and medicinal plants. The park is solely supported by grants and donations and sees 25,000 visitors per year. Admission is free, and the experience is priceless. Any change to the existing policy with Triple Crown should be carefully analyzed and ...
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Cooler Tuesday, Minneapolis #2 on Climate Disruption Index 14.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Think climate change impacts coastal cities most? Think again. According to The Weather Channels new Climate Disruption Index, the Twin Cities rank among the highest cities affected by climate changes. Minneapolis comes in at #2, behind only New Orleans. St. Paul comes in at #8.
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Community solar coming to Xcel Energy customers 13.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Xcel Energy customers will soon be able to receive power from community solar gardens. After a concerted effort by the utility to limit them, they will come online soon.
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Martial arts film star's Marina del Rey trophy home hits the market 11.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Jean-Claude Van Damme, of martial arts film fame, has listed his Marina del Rey home for sale at $9.999 million.
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