Author: Samantha Prust

No-Stress Holiday Parties

Before you hyperventilate over less-than-perfectly folded napkins, stop and take a deep breath. You want to hold a fun holiday get-together, but the idea of hosting fills you with misery instead of merriment. Before you start hyperventilating over whether napkins are perfectly folded, take a deep breath. Here’s a little help from the experts for throwing a no-stress party this season. Whether it’s a homemade Christmas dinner or a New Year’s Eve bash, the key to a stress-free party is planning. Trisha Steinbock of Best Event Rentals suggests talking to an experienced party planner. A seasoned pro can help...

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Rocky Mountain Goldworks

Rocky Mountain Goldworks’ owner and lead jewelry designer Tom Linenberger has raw talent, a lifetime of experience, and a true passion for his craft. As an expert in his field, he has contributed articles for national jewelry trade magazines and has also won awards at national jewelry shows. He won first place in the CAD Invitational Challenge at the 2018 Atlanta Jewelry Show held in August. He is considered one of the top jewelry designers in the country. His artistry and craftsmanship are reflected in his award-winning pieces. Much of his inspiration comes from nature: a delicate aspen leaf,...

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Canines and Cannabis

By Samantha Prust CSU researchers are studying the use of CBD for the treatment of epilepsy and arthritis in dogs. Warning: Don’t try this at home. When cannabis became legal in Colorado in 2012, the calls started pouring in, recalls Stephanie McGrath, DVM, an assistant professor of neurology and neurosurgery at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The callers were pet owners, asking about treating their pets with cannabis. “They wanted to know if there was a dose or kind we could recommend, but we hadn’t studied it,” says McGrath.     At that time, the thought of anyone...

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Allergies: Nothing to Sneeze At

By Samantha Prust After Colorado’s mild winter, allergists are predicting a more severe allergy season than usual. Here’s what you need to know to alleviate symptoms and get to the root cause. With spring comes the annual question: Will allergies be worse this year? Danielle Dial, acute nurse practitioner, has seen some unsettling signs. “I know this winter, allergies seem to have been really bad, in addition to the flu season,” she says. Dry weather conditions can make allergies symptoms worse, so many allergy sufferers will be looking to the skies for some relief, in the form of rain....

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