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Replacing the floors in a home is a surefire way to give it a new look. But purchasing quality flooring and hiring qualified professionals can get expensive fast.

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Hotter weather means running your air conditioner more to keep you and your family cool inside the house. For many families, that means more of an expense when it comes to the utility bills.

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Let’s say your thumb isn’t exactly green. Let’s say it is, in fact, more gray or black than anything. That’s OK. You, too, can still have a gorgeous garden by following the USDA’s planting zones.

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Bees and other pollinators — bats, butterflies, beetles, wasps and birds, among others — play a critical role in nature and in our food production system.

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Summer weather means spending more time outside. And while you’re out there, you may notice that the winter months took a harsh toll on your exterior surfaces.

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An exciting aspect of spring is the return of wildlife to your backyard. Flocks of birds and hungry squirrels will likely find a new place to call home throughout the neighborhood.

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Many Americans who appreciate a luscious, full lawn throughout the spring and summer turn to sprinkler or irrigation systems. To perform at peak performance, they will require attention before…

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While growing fruits and vegetables is a rewarding experience, a blooming display in your backyard can give you a sense of pride each time you step outside. Achieving a beautiful garden requir…

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Within the home, you and your family rely on many components to maintain your safety. This spring make time to inspect these important systems to ensure they are working efficiently.

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Winter weather can quickly degrade important components on your garage door, causing them to rust or seize. Since it’s such an important part of your home that provides convenience and securit…

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As we welcome spring’s warmer weather, many Americans prepare for the uncomfortable and life-limiting months associated with seasonal allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation …

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The key to dealing with nuisance insect pests is to block their access and remove their food source. In general, that means cleaning up around the home and sealing cracks and holes in the exte…

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Improving the energy efficiency of a home can save residents thousands of dollars in the long run, but while some steps are simple and don’t even require tools, other steps may require the ass…

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If you can keep from using a lot of electricity at once, you might be able to save money through a new alternate pilot program offered by the Oregon Trail Electric Co-op.

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Summer is the perfect season to keep up with gutter care. Rain can absolutely batter your gutters during the spring, while the fall and winter bring falling leaves, ice and snow into the mix.

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JOHN DAY – Warm spring weather on April 23 made it the perfect opening day for the John Day Community Garden.

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JOHN DAY – Something new is sprouting for area rock garden lovers.

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JOHN DAY – Looking to change your interior decor? How about a hot tub?

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JOHN DAY – If it’s locally grown and made, it’s likely to be at the John Day Farmers Market.

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CORVALLIS – Gardeners who want to save water with wise irrigating techniques might consider an unusual approach: Plant crops that don’t require much water in the first place.

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SALEM—Low-income homeowners in Oregon who want to take advantage of an appliance rebate program had better act fast as funds for the program will likely be gone by summer.

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JOHN DAY – Grant County Oregon State University Extension is offering an array of classes at this year’s Home, Garden and Outdoor Expo. 

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PRAIRIE CITY – Grant County residents can get rid of their old cars, appliances and junk metal for free in June.