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2 years 3 months ago

Container gardening class offered

The CSU Extension Office in Pueblo is offering a class on container gardening. It will include what kinds of containers to use and how to maintain them. Who: Colorado State University Extension/Pueblo County What: Yard and Garden Class - Dramatic Container Gardens When: Tuesday, April 17,...

3 years 2 months ago

The 411 on xeriscape

If you are a native Coloradoan or just moved to Colorado and want to get your yard in order for the summer without breaking the bank watering it - make sure to join us this morning as we will go live from Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center in...

3 years 9 months ago

Freeze warning: protect those plants

A freeze warning Tuesday night into Wednesday morning prompts planters to harvest what they can and cover the rest. Mike Estes, owner of Rick's Garden Center in Colorado Springs recommends putting any kind of blanket, sheet, newspaper, or frost cloth on top of those outdoor plants, as long as...

3 years 9 months ago

State office prefers tweaking Xcel coal plan

The Governor's Energy Office prefers speeding up Xcel Energy's plan to shutter, retrofit or replace some coal-fired power-generating units to help Colorado meet forseeable federal air pollution limits. A new state law required Xcel to submit a plan to significantly cut nitrogen oxide levels by 2017, but the plan...

3 years 11 months ago

Hearing on Xcel energy plan

State regulators are gathering comment on Xcel Energy's plan to use less coal to produce electricity. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing on the plan Monday in Grand Junction starting at 6 p.m. Xcel has proposed spending $1.3 billion to convert coal-fired power plants to...

4 years 2 months ago

Xeriscaping saves money

We all know spring means planting. But Colorado Springs Utilities wants everyone to keep in mind how much water a plant can use. At the Utilities demonstration garden, dozens of plants are already in full bloom. There's lots of color and variety and all are xeriscape plants -- meaning...

4 years 3 months ago

Some of the myths about allergies

Windy Spring weather is whipping up allergies in many of us, and it could be triggering asthma problems in some people, too. But, some things that you think you know about allergies simply aren't true, such as the one about short-haired pets. Dr. James Haden, an allergist, says...

4 years 3 months ago

Some myths about allergies

Windy Spring weather is whipping up allergies in many of us, and it could be triggering asthma problems in some people, too. But, some things that you think you know about allergies simply aren't true, such as the one about short-haired pets. Dr. James Haden, an allergist, says...

4 years 3 months ago

School embraces hydroponics

Heritage Elementary School students will celebrate a school-wide "Green Day" on Friday, April 30 from 8:10 to noon. Thanks to a $1,000 Sustainability Grant award from the Bechtel Corporation last fall, students and staff purchased hydroponic aerogardens for all classes to grow and harvest herbs, vegetables, and flowers. So much...

4 years 4 months ago

Disposal of coal ash a long haul

More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states. It began Dec. 22, 2008, when a retaining pond burst at a coal-burning power plant, spilling 5.4 million...

4 years 5 months ago

Spring bouquets can be deadly to pets

Valentines Day is coming up soon and right behind that is Easter, and that means it is time for beautiful spring bouquets, but before you set them out you should know some of our favorite spring time flowers are poisonous to pets. Different flowers in the lily family are extremely...

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