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Cedar Supply of Fort Collins

Cedar Supply - Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS – For more than three decades, Cedar Supply, a local family-owned lumber company, has been providing high-quality specialty lumber products to custom homebuilders, remodelers and do-it-yourselfers all over northern Colorado. This is not your cookie-cutter national home-supply store. “We don’t sell plywood, studs or sheet rock,” says Dylan Thomas, president of Cedar Supply. “We sell the unique building products not usually found in the big chain stores, such as interior

Perennial fall chores


BOULDER COUNTY – Perfect gardeners are those that work with the rhythm of the seasons, rolling with the vagaries of the weather. Rain or sun doesn’t ruffle their feathers; they simply are one with the earth and its little mood swings. I am not a perfect gardener.  If I were, the lingering heat wave wouldn’t bother me.  But I’m shocked at the temperatures whenever I step outside, my mind insisting that Mother Nature is going to have to use the same calendar as the rest of us, darn it, a

Erie Commons is perfect for active families


ERIE – Calling Tim Smit an active guy is an understatement. Smit spends his days working as the Director of Governance & Security Education Training and Awareness at Kaiser Permanente. In the evenings, he teaches business classes at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Then there’s his most important role – that of father. He has a young daughter who means the world to him. And, as if all of that weren’t enough, he’s also a world-class triathlete. He’s even competed in the Iron

Chic storage ideas to corral clutter


(BPT) – With the fall season comes cool weather and more time indoors. Snuggling up with blankets and partaking in activities at home can create more clutter than usual around the house. Instead of getting frustrated, it’s easy to add stylish storage to corral extra items. Get organized and keep your home clutter-free with a few smart tips. Neat reading racks Many people enjoy a good read before counting sheep. However, books, magazines and tablets can just add disarray if left scattered

Cindy Montgomery presented with Five Star Realtor Award

Cindy Montgomery - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

LONGMONT – Cindy Montgomery, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Longmont has won the prestigious 5280 Magazine Five Star Realtor Award for the second year in a row. The Five Star Award is presented to the top 7% of area real estate agents by the magazine. Recipients are chosen by client satisfaction and recommendations from title and mortgage companies. Montgomery has been a realtor with CBRB for over 10 years. She is a 1986 graduate of Colorado State University and resides

Pre-closing home buyer checklist


LOVELAND – Staying organized can help make the home buying process a little less stressful. With packing and moving on your mind, you may miss some important tasks. Below are a few that you should complete before closing on your new home. Utilities At least one week prior to closing, contact utility companies to terminate your existing service and initiate the new service. This includes electricity, fuel (oil/gas), cable, and phone service. The utility companies typically take a meter reading

Markel Homes’ North End in Louisville: A mix of homes and people

Markel Homes - North End - Louisville, CO

LOUISVILLE – What’s the secret to North End’s appeal? Variety is a definite factor. Buyers include singles and couples at different ages and stages of life, with kids and without, downsizers and up-graders. They come for the trail access and the peacefulness. They love the proximity to dining, music and brewpubs, yet want to avoid the busyness of the blocks surrounding Main Street. Not every house looks the same. Flat-roofed contemporary designs and Markel’s signature newwest architectur

Jack Fisher Homes: Personalized homes as unique as you are at Sienna Park

Jack Fisher Homes

LONGMONT – Have you heard about Sienna Park by Jack Fisher Homes? It’s the kind of place you want to tell your friends about. Just blocks from the Diagonal Highway and a short 10 miles from Boulder, this new home community at the southern edge of Longmont is nestled between a five-acre public park and large community open space, with easy access to elementary schools, area employers such as Covidian and IBM, restaurants, natural grocers, and the upcoming “Village at the Peaks” shoppi

Cicadas sing for love


BOULDER COUNTY – When it comes to the music everyone’s talking about from Denver to the Wyoming line, the summer’s hottest concert is creating quite a buzz. Rich with chirps enhanced by reverb, the songs of summer are in full concert. Cicadas are out in force this year, singing a chorus of shrill sound as the day turns to dusk. Reminiscent of a Midwestern summer, the trills and hums from tree and shrub are thrilling, if you’re a fan of insect romance. Though 26 species call Colorado home

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