Author: Kristin Owens

Is your house a green house?

Ready to save the world? You’re in good company. Fort Collins and Loveland both have pledged to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. What can we do as individual homeowners to help achieve that goal?

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What’s Up with Cupping?

Cupping is a non-invasive treatment to relieve pain and accelerate recovery of injured muscles and surrounding tissues. It increases blood flow, relieves tightness and loosens tension. Although fairly new to Western culture, cupping has been around since 300 A.D. and derives from traditional Chinese medicine. Various kinds of healthcare providers utilize it, with the most common including physical therapists, acupuncturists and massage therapists.

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Holiday Bubbles

  When it comes to celebratory beverages, champagne immediately pops into your head (and glass). But there are a variety of sparkling wines to try during the holidays; it’s a great time to experiment with new bubbles. An international selection awaits and can be found locally for under $20. All are highly rated, so go ahead and use those champagne flutes for these fun effervescent sparklers.   Here are five wines to make the season sparkle (prices may vary among retailers) Prosecco La Marca (Italy) $16.99 This Italian version of sparkling wine is produced in northern Italy’s Veneto region....

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Grapeful Colorado

Beer isn’t the only beverage made in the Centennial State. The region’s high elevations and loamy soil create the perfect conditions for growing grapes. It’s time to give Colorado wine a shot. It’s no secret: Beer is a favorite Colorado beverage for residents and visitors alike. But there’s another industry fermenting right under our noses. Colorado is chockful of wineries growing in both size and scale. From corner to corner, the state boasts 140 commercial wineries, producing 178,000 cases in 2017. Varietals range widely from Rieslings to Pinot Noirs. If you haven’t tried Colorado wine in a while, it’s...

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