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The Manor House – A Historic Colorado Event Center

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Your wedding day, one of the happiest and most important days of your life, should be nothing short of perfection. Simple yet elegant, romantic and magical – your celebration at The Manor House will be everything you have always dreamed of. The six acres of the mansion are exclusively yours to enjoy on your wedding day. Whether it be an outdoor ceremony against the dramatic backdrop of Dry Creek Canyon or an intimate gathering near one of our cozy fireplaces, The Manor House is sure to have something that will suit your needs.

It is the philosophy of The Manor House to strive for perfection through our meticulous attention to detail and our professional and experienced staff have been trained to do just that. Our on-site event manager will take you through the process of creating and personalizing your celebration, and will be there on your special day to ensure

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Empowering Colorado Youth and Families

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About Shiloh House

Based in Littleton, CO, with six campuses across Colorado serving children, youth, and families, we provide residential care, educational programming, day treatment and outpatient services, as well as independent living and an extensive array of community based wrap-around services. We strongly believe in building a circle of support around each youth in our care. We work closely with families and social services personnel. Our approach is based on over 30 years of experience creating an environment where wounds begin to heal, relationships are built or restored, and new possibilities are created.

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“A trauma-informed service system is one in which all parties involved recognize and respond to the impact of traumatic stress on those who have contact with the system including children, adolescents and adults, caregivers and service providers. Programs and agencies within such a system infuse and sustain trauma awareness, knowledge, and skills

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Colorado Springs Homes for Sale: Colorado Springs, CO Real Estate

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Colorado Springs Real Estate Listings & Homes for Sale

Research Colorado Springs real estate market trends and find homes for sale. Search for new homes, open houses, recently sold homes and reduced price real estate in Colorado Springs.

Home Prices in Colorado Springs

The asking price of homes for sale in Colorado Springs has since October last year, while the number of homes for sale has See more Colorado Springs Home Prices & Values.

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Putting your Colorado garden to bed for the winter

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Autumn weather so far is resembling summer, other than the brief cold snap last month.

Along with recent 80-degree days, there are dangerous fires still burning in parts of the state. The city of Fort Collins is on water restrictions because of drought, the Cameron Peak fire and the maintenance project on the Horsetooth Reservoir.

Next week, temperatures should cool to the 60s with little to no moisture relief in sight.

Will sweater and parka weather arrive soon? Your guess is as good as mine. It is Colorado, after all, and winter can arrive any minute, impolitely skipping a gradual cool-wet fall season that gardeners and landscape plants prefer.

Let’s all make the best of it: Get some exercise outside on these beautiful October days and put the landscape to bed properly.

Water

Our landscapes are dry. We’ve had only one moisture-producing storm of late along the Front Range. (You

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Colorado Springs artist creates secret garden in new exhibit | Arts & Entertainment

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What lurks below a thriving garden might be even more beautiful.

Liz McCombs has spent months building a secret garden in her studio. What has emerged are ceramic and mixed-media humanlike sculptures all caught in the mysterious process of metamorphosis. Greenery sprouts up out of curled-up human figures; rootlike vegetables have grown heads sporting full lips and round eyes; and femalelike figures are given tangled roots for legs while lush gardens push up out of their skulls.


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Her pieces start with kiln-fired ceramic to which she adds recycled materials, such as wood, bark and pieces of glass.

“A key element of the show was transformation from one thing to something else,” says the longtime Colorado Springs artist. “In the garden you have birth, death, one thing nourishing something else, all things that make life life. I incorporate those

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Fall is the time to revitalize your patio plantings in Colorado

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Fall is the time to do some pruning, snipping and staking.

DENVER — Even if you protected your patio plants from the snowstorm, some may have been damaged.

I yanked a tub full of plants that had been frosted and those that were past their prime. They’re in the compost pile now.

Rearrange

Move pots around to highlight the most attractive flowers and foliage. Do some pruning, snipping and staking as needed.

Add

Enhance what you already have with the addition of new flowers.

The best plants to add pops of color include black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia), ornamental peppers and mums.

Buy mums when the flowers are first opening; the show will last longer.

If you buy them with most of the flowers already open, they’re closer to the end of their display rather than to the beginning.

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Garden of the Gods receives donation for park advancement | Colorado Springs News

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Improvements to the Garden of the Gods are on the horizon after the park received a hefty donation earlier in September, a city news release announced Wednesday.

The Garden of the Gods Foundation, a local nonprofit that oversees the betterment of the park by collecting money and distributing it to support the park’s needs, gave $367,826 to enhance public safety, visitor experience and restroom construction.

“This is such a great example of community organizations working together toward a common goal, which in this case, is enhancing and protecting Garden of the Gods Park for the enjoyment of generations to come,” Karen Palus, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services director, said in the release.

A chunk of the donation, $102,000, will go toward the park ranger program such as staff salaries, John Stark, the parks manager said.

Park rangers are key to protecting the park and its environmental philosophy, Stark said, as

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Tips for how to save your plants over the winter in Colorado

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Here’s how you can save your plants — without a greenhouse.

DENVER — As night temperatures drop, gardeners need to decide which plants to dig and save over winter.

You don’t need a greenhouse to do this. You do need sunny south or west-facing windows or indoor grow lights.

Forget saving annuals that complete their life cycles in a single season, such as marigolds, zinnias or petunias.

Concentrate on long-lived tropical perennials and shrubs. This includes common flowers such as geraniums and begonias as well as more exotic plants. You can save the “mother” plant or take cuttings, or sometimes both.

It’s easy to dig up and re-pot many plants. Cut them back a bit as you do that.

Cuttings root easily in jars of water. Once rooted, these can also be easily potted up as well.

Plants that are easy to root include coleus, bloodleaf, sweet potato vine, sun-tolerant

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“Expect continued improvements” in Colorado

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Fifty years after America’s first Earth Day spurred cleanups that led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, Colorado residents face less toxic muck, and pollution will decrease more in the future, federal enforcers say — rejecting claims that President Donald Trump has hobbled a once-robust agency.

People in Colorado and surrounding states who are bothered by the degradation of air, land and water should “expect continued improvements,” EPA regional administrator Greg Sopkin told The Denver Post.

But EPA regulatory rollbacks this week reached the point that Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser launched a legal battle to restore wetland and waterway protections. And state leaders accused the EPA of leaving states on their own to deal with unprecedented climate and health threats.

Colorado’s public health department, for example, is struggling to carry out state lawmakers’ order to cut heat-trapping greenhouse gas pollution from about 125 million tons a year

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Home Improvement Colorado Springs, CO

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Replacement Windows
 

If your old windows are doing a bad job at keeping the cold out, replacing them with energy efficient windows can completely transform the look of your home, and help you save money on your energy bills!

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Update Your Doors & Siding

Dutch’s Home Improvement, Inc. offers a wide range of high-quality doors and siding options that will update the look of your home. With unbeatable prices, we are Colorado Springs’s most trusted home improvement experts.

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When it comes to replacing your windows, doors, and siding, you need products you can trust and customer service you can rely on. Our customers have learned that with Dutch’s Home Improvement, Inc. they always get both!

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