Spring salad never tasted so good, thanks to a lively quick-pickle marinade

This salad captures the vibrancy of spring, bringing together the quintessential vegetables of the season - asparagus, peas, scallions and carrots - in a way that lets them shine simply but with an...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

WIC helps address food insecurity during COVID-19

In challenging times like the one we are experiencing because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Women, Infants and Children program proves to be crucially important for the well-being of...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

This Mexican-style casserole is an old-school favorite for a reason

Certain ingredients are like old friends you can count on - the ones you know will be there for you when the chips are down, when you are not at your best, when you need comfort. If I've got these...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado leads for people with developmental disabilities during crisis

Everyone is feeling the impacts of the COVID pandemic, and we likely will for some time to come. Yet even in crisis, leadership emerges, and Colorado has emerged as a leader in ways that most...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | COLUMN: County Administrator

Today, your Victory Garden can hang out on the deck

By Gail Vanik A few years ago, Vic and I tried an experiment. Instead of putting our tomato plants in the ground, we planted them in containers on our deck. It worked so...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Pressure mounts as tribes seek more time on drilling plan

ALBUQUERQUE – After more than a decade of planning and protests, U.S. land managers have crafted a proposal for how to manage oil and gas development across a wide swath of northwestern New Mexico...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Vegetables and tools help entice kids into garden

By Gail Vanik I see a golden opportunity thanks to COVID-19. Now that families are together because of the safer at home practices, it’s a perfect time to teach your...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Eating in quarantine: How to stretch your groceries

My enthusiasm for cooking these days is a moving target. Maybe it’s the exhaustion of sampling from the daily platter of quarantine-inspired emotions. Maybe it’s the vagaries of my teenagers’ taste...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Gail’s Garden News alert: Gardening has not been canceled

By Gail Vanik If you are going stir crazy being cooped up at home, I have the solution: gardening. If there ever has been a time that has strengthened my belief in the...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Colorado Symphony performs remotely while practicing social distancing

While the news can seem a little heavy the past few weeks, there are still moments of brightness and beauty. Neighbors helping neighbors, webcasts of puppies, residents taking the necessary...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Secrets of seed for the thrifty gardener

By Gail Vanik Perhaps you’re thrifty and have saved seeds from years past. Perhaps you simply bought too much last year and have leftover seed. Either way, one of the...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

Pearl Jam postpones first leg of tour over virus concerns

LOS ANGELES – Pearl Jam is postponing the North American leg of its Gigaton world tour because of concerns about the new coronavirus, the band announced Monday. Seventeen U.S. and Canadian...

DATE: March 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

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