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Colorado knife sharpener keeps old tradition going — and keeps blades keen |  Lifestyle

Colorado knife sharpener keeps old tradition going — and keeps blades keen | Lifestyle

Knives come easy for Erik Newsholme. People walking around the farmers market might be impressed by his sharpening set-up, a sort of pop-up machine shop. He’s been there, among the stands full of fruit or crafts, most Saturdays over the past couple of seasons with two sets of overalls and a spread of metal tools. …

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Girls of the West, a Colorado Springs tradition, celebrates 100 years |  Lifestyle

Girls of the West, a Colorado Springs tradition, celebrates 100 years | Lifestyle

The tan suede outfit is fringy and studded and a century old. The outfit was made in 1922 for the first rodeo queen in town. She was Miss Dawn Norris, introduced in the newspaper as “a fair-haired girl of less than 20 summers, an athletic, outdoor type girl, a typical western girl … in fact …

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Year-round gardening: Disadvantages to using landscape fabric/weed barrier |  Lifestyle

Year-round gardening: Disadvantages to using landscape fabric/weed barrier | Lifestyle

Many homeowners use landscape fabric (also called weed barrier) throughout their landscapes to minimize weeds. Landscape fabric restricts the light required for weed germination (since weeds seeds are in the soil), thus inhibiting the number of weeds that emerge. Research now indicates that the disadvantages of using these barriers outweigh their weed suppression qualities. Although …

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Reopening still uncertain for popular Colorado Springs trail after rockslide |  Lifestyle

Reopening still uncertain for popular Colorado Springs trail after rockslide | Lifestyle

A reopening is not in sight for one of Colorado Springs’ most popular trails, which closed after Memorial Day weekend due to a massive rockslide. Photos have since circulated showing a long, wide scar seen far away from the hillside above Palmer Trail, the loop known as Section 16 in the city’s southwest Bear Creek …

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Camp Frame reopens for 4-H youth;  motorhomes complete community service projects |  Journal news

Camp Frame reopens for 4-H youth; motorhomes complete community service projects | Journal news

Campers at Camp Frame work on no-sew blankets for the local chapter of Project Linus as part of their 4-H community service project. Journal photo by Emily Keefer HEDGESVILLE — After a two-year hiatus of not having in-person camps due to COVID-19 and holding virtual summer camp, Tri-County 4-H Camp in Hedgesville was pleased to …

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Opinion: Forget swimming pools – give me a cold lake any day of the week

Opinion: Forget swimming pools – give me a cold lake any day of the week

An open water swimmer on the return leg while swimming in Lake Ontario.Fred Lum/the Globe and Mail Kathleen McDonnell is the author of Growing Old, Going Cold: Notes on Swimming, Aging and Finishing Last, from which this essay is adapted. Back in early 2020, there was a brief period when it looked like the pandemic …

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10 household items you probably shouldn’t buy online |  At Home |  Lifestyle

10 household items you probably shouldn’t buy online | At Home | Lifestyle

I got spoiled during the pandemic. Yes, I know, we all had much to complain about — the cabin fever, the Groundhog’s Day existence, the anxiety surrounding every cough and hot flash — but inconveniences aside, the online shopping was epic. For someone who grew up in a day when the only thing delivered to …

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