Fire Season is Here Early

We have had some unusual February weather here in Colorado. The warmer than usual dry weather combined with some strong winds have caused an increase in the likely hood of wildfires throughout Colorado’s front range.

There have already been a few fires that have broken out across the state and things are not likely to get better with our current forecast. As we continue to roof the Colorado front range we hope that you will all stay safe and use extreme precautions when dealing with fire.

http://gazette.com/red-flag-warning-issued-for-much-of-colorados-front-range/article/1597313Red flag warning issued for much of Colorado’s front range | Colorado Springs Gazette, News DENVER — More warm and dry weather and strong winds are raising the wildfire danger across much of Colorado’s front range.

A red flag warning has been issued for much of the eastern half of the state on Tuesday.

On Monday, a wildfire near Hygiene in Boulder County forced evacuations and destroyed three outbuildings and a barn before containing about 75 percent of it. Firefighters were able to keep the Rabbit Mountain Fire from spreading significantly overnight despite strong winds. Read more…

 

The Cleanliest Places to Eat in San Antonio

No one wants to find a hair in their food or worry about how clean the kitchen is. If you are staying with us at Dwelling Suites for an extended stay in San Antonio, you already have beautiful, fully-equipped kitchen for your use. Of course that doesn’t mean you might not eat out from time-to-time.

If you are heading out for a bite and you want to make sure that their kitchen is as clean as yours here’s the down low of some of the cleanliest places to eat in San Antonio.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/food/restaurants/article/Restaurant-inspections-show-San-Antonio-s-10945420.php?ipid=artrecirc#photo-6430581Restaurant inspections show San Antonio’s cleanest eateries for the week of Feb. 20, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News Fast food chains ruled the week in the latest edition of San Antonio’s cleanest restaurants.

Well-known pizza, chicken, taco and burger joints all pitched in with perfect scores, the latest inspection reports show.

Each week we examine hundreds of restaurant inspections conducted by the San Antonio Food and Environmental Health Services division to sift out the dirtiest and cleanest restaurants around San Antonio.

Click through the above slideshow to see the establishments who earned perfect health inspection scores during the past week.

 

Contact us for more information and tips while staying with us at Dwelling Suites for an extended stay in San Antonio.

Have an Adventure Right Here at St. Andrew’s Village

With possible cooler temperatures heading our way this weekend you may find yourself wanting to spend this one inside but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have some outdoor adventure in your life. St. Andrews Village has the perfect solution for anyone who is looking for adventure but want’s to stay inside.

You can take a trip outside with books from two local authors that will surely make you feel like your not cozied up on the couch still. Check out these short reviews from 5280 and enjoy some adventure from the comfort of St. Andrews Village this weekend.

http://www.5280.com/cultureandevents/books/magazine/2017/01/colorado-bookshelf-two-new-nonfictionsColorado Bookshelf: Two New Nonfictions | 5280 Take a trip outside with these two new reads from local authors.

No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey To Kayak The Grand Canyon

The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative

Do You Know Who Owns This Horse?

 

Things go missing all the time. We have all missed placed our keys or phone. Some of us have had a cat or dog escape and go missing. But not many of us have lost a horse.

Losing something is never fun, especially when it is something you love. We at Lon Smith Roofing, want to share this with our friends in Parker County so we can help reunite this horse with his missing family. If you know anything please contact the Parker County Communications Center.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/weatherford-star-telegram/article134029844.htmlAnimal control searches for owner of horse found in Parker County | The Star-Telegram Only in Texas: Animal control usually takes in homeless cats and dogs but this week in Parker County, they found a horse.

An American Paint Horse mare was found early Monday off Old Weatherford Highway. The animal is 10 or 11 years old, a Parker County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post said.

The sheriff’s office animal control division is looking for the owner. Anyone with information should call the Parker County Communications Center at 817-594-3213.

 

Get Prepared for Real Winter Weather

February so far has felt more like late spring this year. Really some of us are still wondering when winter is going to hit? With what the Omaha Herald has called, “the mildest winter on record” we have been spoiled by sunshine.

That might make what is forecasted to come at the end of the week all the more shocking. Come Friday the weather is predicted to turn to rain, snow, and strong winds. Exterior Remodel & Design wants to remind you that now is a good time to make sure you and your home are prepared for March which is typically cooler and wetter.

http://www.omaha.com/weather/warm-streak-blasts-one-record-after-another-but-region-to/article_e800d65d-0795-5046-898b-7f4c241aec44.htmlWarm streak blasts one record after another — but region to get winter reminder later this week | Weather | omaha.com Record-setting warmth in February is punctuating what has been the mildest winter on record so far.

“This warmth comes at the tail end of a winter that overall has really been mild,” said Barbara Mayes, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service.

That changes soon as the region gets a reminder of winter later this week: A mix of rain and snow is forecast Thursday into Friday, with overnight temperatures dropping into the 20s. See more…

 

Is it Time to Add a Garden on Your Home?

Colorado is undoubtedly a unique place to live and we celebrate our diversity every chance we get. It doesn’t seem surprising that many of the people here have gotten into “Urban Homesteading”. This new trend, that people do for a variety of reasons, is all about growing food in an urban environment.

At Interstate Roofing we love seeing the diversity and creativity that comes out in your urban gardens and it’s just another reason that we love to serve this community. Check out this article if you are trying to get your own garden going this spring.

http://www.5280.com/backyardbountyUrban Homesteading in the Mile High City | 5280 When the first pioneers rolled into Colorado via covered wagon, they had no alternative to growing, raising, and hunting their own food. Today, it’s by choice that an increasing number of Denverites are planting veggies, raising chickens, and even milking goats in their backyards. You may be wondering, Why bother?

“People are coming at this from a gajillion different places,” says Dana Miller, co-chair of the Denver Sustainable Food Policy Council, a group of appointed volunteers that advises the mayor. Think: preppers who want to be self-sustaining in case of the zombie apocalypse; do-gooders on a mission to help solve food-access problems; DIY-happy hipsters into handcrafted everything; parents worried about pesticides; and foodies craving the freshest flavors.

No matter your motivation, you’re in luck if you live in the Mile High City, where, over the past half-decade, urban homesteading restrictions common in other towns have loosened considerably. Hens and goats have been legal residents in Denver since 2011; Colorado’s 2012 Cottage Foods Act allows home cooks to sell low-risk foods prepared in their own kitchens; and last July’s residential sales ordinance means gardeners in Denver can now set up stands to peddle their produce in their front yards. On a larger scale, nonprofits are establishing community gardens in food deserts across town and hosting regular classes on beekeeping, raising goats and chickens, and preserving fresh produce. 5280.com

 

How are You Coping with the Crazy Weather?

San Antonio has been hit with some tornadoes that have caused damage to hundreds of homes but, thankfully, only minor injuries have been reported. We at Dwelling Suites are glad that you are all okay.

It seems that the despite the damaging effects of the storm some people decided to get on social media to tell is what the thought when it happened. Weather can be unpredictable but it looks like some of you are making the most out of a bad situation. Stay safe out there, San Antonio.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/weather/article/San-Antonio-takes-to-social-media-to-laugh-off-10945559.phpSan Antonio takes to social media to laugh off February tornadoes, storms – San Antonio Express-News While tornadoes were destroying parts of San Antonio Sunday night, many rode out the storm on Twitter, making jokes about things like the bizarre weather changes, and moms angry about missing TV novelas.

The National Weather Service confirmed multiple tornadoes touched down in the area Sunday. More than 100 homes were damaged and only minor injuries were reported, according to local officials.

When weather alerts rang out on smartphones across the city, many took the warning seriously and sought shelter. But others took it as a joke and headed online to laugh about the impending storm. Read more…

 

 

Should Tacos be the National Food of Texas?

We’re not sure if you know this about us but at CLC Roofing, we are pretty big lovers of food. Petitions on the other hand, we tend to like a little bit less. It seems like these days there are petitions for almost everything but we finally found one that we might be able to get behind.

A new petition wants to make tacos the national food of Texas. We think there could be a lot of different foods that would make a good candidate for the official state food, but we do like the versatility of the taco. What do you think?

http://www.dallasnews.com/life/texana/2017/02/20/make-tacos-national-food-texas-petition-saysMake tacos the ‘national’ food of Texas, petition says | Texana | Dallas News

A new change.org petition wants Texans to embrace a new official state symbol: the taco.

Launched by taco author and journalist Mando Rayo, the petition suggests the taco as an alternative to chili con carne, the state dish of Texas since 1977.

“People here eat tacos five days a week. Tacos were here before Texas was Texas,” Rayo told the Texas Standard. “Tacos were not imported here, they were from here. They’re from this land. They’re from the people.”

The taco is a more diverse dish than chili, and Rayo said that makes it a better representative for the Lone Star State. From simple gas station tacos in Dallas, to the trendy vegan variety in Austin, to traditional breakfast tacos in the Rio Grande Valley, the taco is infinitely adaptable.

You can even put chili in a tortilla and call it a taco. Same goes for the other unofficial contender for state food: barbecue. Read more…

 

 

 

Get the Most Out of Your Homes Resale Value

When you buy a home you are making an investment. There are several things that you can do to get the most out of it. One of the most important things is to  take care of it and protect it. You can help protect your investment from the often harsh Colorado Springs elements like, hail and wind, by having an experienced Colorado springs roofer, install a roof made with quality materials.

Once you know you have a solid exterior you can start to make changes on the interior and know that your upgrades will be protected. Check out some other ways that can help you get the most money out of your home below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hr-block-list-2_us_586fea03e4b043ad97e34e6a6 Easy Ways To Boost Your Home’s Resale Value

First time home owners know that buying a home is one of the most important investments that you can make. And while signing the papers on your first home can feel like putting down roots in your perfect pad, the reality is that most millennial homeowners end up moving multiple times, due to changing family and career factors. That’s why your home’s resale value should be a primary focus right from the get-go.

Selling a first home can seem even more stressful than purchasing one, but these simple tips on boosting your home’s resale value can go a long way in removing the stress from the equation. That’s why we’ve partnered with H&R Block to bring homeowners a guide to home improvement projects with the best return on investment. Whether you’re looking to sell now or in the distant future, knowing how to boost your property value is a great investment in your future.

 

 

 

Free Things to Do in Colorado This February | 5280

February is usually way too cold to want to go out and do anything. We typically countdown the days in the short month, reaching for spring, but this year we have had a pleasant start to the month.

There’s no telling what the next few weeks will hold, it is after all, Colorado weather we’re talking about. At Interstate Roofing Colorado Springs, we are hoping the weather will stay nice for us all.  Check out this list and find some fun activities all across Colorado.

http://www.5280.com/events/digital/2017/02/free-things-do-colorado-februaryFree Things to Do in Colorado This February | 5280 It’s a short month, but there are still plenty of free events to keep your social calendar full.