Sat October 25, 2014
Housing Market

Boulder Is Number One In Toilets, Denver Not Too Far Behind

Economic development is contributing to the construction of larger houses in Denver and Boulder.
Credit Prizmatic / Flickr - Creative Commons

Boulder residents can officially rest easy knowing that they have the most toilets per person of any city in the country. Denver has a place on the porcelain ranking too. That’s according to Redfin, a real estate broker and technology company, who recently mused on their blog on the cities in America with the most toilets per household.

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Sat October 25, 2014
marc on the blues

EG Kight, Proof You Can Stay True To The Blues And Not Go Stale

EG Kight is called "The Georgia Songbird" because she comes from Dublin, Georgia, and she has a smooth, delightful voice. And yet Kight leans towards Chicago idioms that often have much harsher, huskier vocals than her almost gentle approach.

That is contrary to her Gospel upbringing, which usually features a belting overdrive in the vocals. Hence Kight gives us something a bit different that freshens up a style of Blues that can sometimes be formulaic.

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Sat October 25, 2014
Garden Report

Maintaining Soil Moisture For Healthy Plants

Regular lawn watering can do damage to shrubs if they are close by.
Credit Gareth / Flickr - Creative Commons

One of the joys of horticulture and gardening is it’s a continual learning process. Just when you think you know how a plant is going to react, nature throws a curve ball and the plant doesn’t react as expected.

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Sat October 25, 2014

After Loss, Marine's Parents 'Gained 20-Something Other Sons'

Originally published on Sat October 25, 2014 9:57 am

Shirley Parrello's son, Brian, died in Iraq almost ten years ago. Sgt. Kevin Powell was with him that day, and he says he can still picture Brian Parello in the moments after the IED exploded.

StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative records stories from members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lance Cpl. Brian Parrello was the only member of his platoon who didn't make it home from Iraq. They were patrolling near the Haditha dam when Brian was killed by an IED, at the age of 19.

In the decade since Brian's death, his platoon has grown close to his family. One of those Marines, Sgt. Kevin Powell, recently sat down with Brian's mother, Shirley Parrello, for a StoryCorps interview in West Milford, N.J.

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Fri October 24, 2014

A Warm Colorado Fall Aids Vesicular Stomatitis' Southern Movement

Credit Drs. Brent Thompson and Fred Bourgeois / Colorado Department of Agriculture

Sixty properties along the Front Range are currently under quarantine because of a virus mainly affecting horses. An outbreak of vesicular stomatitis began in Colorado in July, but as warm temperatures persist into the fall, the flies that carry the virus keep breeding.

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