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It’s almost fall, which means shorter days and colder weather ahead. To ensure you won’t need emergency repairs in the winter, do some preventative maintenance now while it’s still nice outside. Here are some essential fall home improvement projects to keep you safe and secure when the tempe…

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The sky is a beautiful azure blue, the heat of midday sun a contrast to the chill water coursing beneath. The current begins to pick up as the river plunges into the roiling whitewater of Zoom Flume rapid.

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Flagstone patios can turn an otherwise under-utilized portion of yard into a space for entertaining or simply enjoying the outdoors without worries of cactus or mud. Chaffee County resident Roger Van Deel, owner of Van Deel Homes, and Tony Ricci, owner of Salida’s Stoneworks, suggest the fol…

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With home prices on the rise, finishing a basement is the latest trend in real estate. More and more homeowners are enjoying the perks of additional living space, a reduction in heating and cooling costs, a healthier home, and, if done right, a more desirable home when selling.

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Be Prepared. Weather can change dramatically in the Colorado high country.

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A chance for an enduro experience will be coming to the Salida area with the Monarch Crest Enduro Oct. 2-4.

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This year’s Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race takes place on Aug. 15.

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Getting off the main roads can open up some of Colorado’s most breathtaking views, especially in Chaffee County, which has more peaks over 14,000 feet than anywhere else in the lower 48 states.

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The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area offers six campgrounds along the banks of the Arkansas River. Camping fees at the AHRA sites are $16 per night and $7 per vehicle. A walk-in daily pass for an individual entering a site by means other than a motor vehicle is $3 per day.

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With some 300-plus days of sunshine and easy access to mountains, the Arkansas River and numerous hiking and biking trails, it’s no wonder camping in Chaffee County is so popular.

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Add rock climbing to your to-do list, because there’s a multitude of climbing opportunities in the Upper Arkansas River Valley.

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With 15 mountains whose summits reach above 14,000 feet, also known as fourteeners, a trip to the Sawatch Range can quickly become a high altitude adventure for anyone who wants to make the climb.

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The sky is a beautiful azure blue, the heat of midday sun a contrast to the chill water coursing beneath. The current begins to pick up as the river plunges into the roiling whitewater of Zoom Flume rapid.

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Wherever you are in Chaffee County, the steps for successfully planting a tree are the same.

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Caulking a window is a simple job that anyone can master. Bruce Davidson, owner/operator of Salida’s Acculine Construction, sets out the necessary steps.

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 Thermostats that can be controlled from hundreds of miles away and other advancements in home heating systems for water and air are becoming commonplace in Chaffee County homes.

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1. When is a permit needed?

Basically, a permit is needed anytime something is to be altered that is regulated by code. The actual wording states a permit is needed to “construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change” a building or “erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove convert or replace” anything that has an electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.

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Following a slump in the latter half of the past decade, building and construction activity continues to increase across Chaffee County.

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Recovering from the local impact of the 2008 housing crisis, the steady increase in Salida and Chaffee County home and real estate sales continued throughout 2014.

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Chaffee County ranks third in Colorado for the best place to get a mortgage; Lake County is fourth, according to new statistics from finance website SmartAsset.com.

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