More Than Pest Control

More Than Pest Control

Here in the Colorado River Valley we deal with the usual critters such as cockroaches, beetles, termites, spiders, and ants. Plus we have to deal with those unique to the desert southwest such as scorpions and tarantulas. None of these really pose a problem as the...

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Building An Urban Oasis

Building An Urban Oasis

With few exceptions cities in the United States sprang from the wilderness as rustic frontier villages. In the years that followed they evolved with a sort of loosely controlled chaos, especially in the west with cycles of boom or bust. And with the dawning of the...

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Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance

Swimming Pool Care & Maintenance

It may still seem like summer along the Colorado River. But fall is fast approaching. Come October temperatures can change quickly. Will your swimming pool be ready for winter? The first step is the cleaning of the pool. Of course this will be made easier if your are...

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Creatures Large and Small

For those newly arrived to the Bullhead City area in the Colorado River Valley, the creatures large and small that inhabit the desert can be a little unnerving. This is especially true for folk that have migrated from the north country. But in comparison, these...

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A Personal Paradise

A Personal Paradise

From the dawning of civilization people have manipulated nature to create a personal paradise. Ancient Greek and Roman texts, murals and mosaics portrayed the mythic Hanging Gardens of Babylon. This marvel was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. According...

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Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind

We wisely study, evaluate, and invest in mutual funds, stocks, cars, and precious minerals. We exercise, work to eat right and get annual physicals. All of these endeavors provide peace of mind. There is another investment that we can make to ensure peace of mind. And...

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Drought & Landscaping

Drought & Landscaping

For those who live in Bullhead City, Arizona or in the Colorado River Valley it can be hard to believe that we are living through an historic drought. A cool, blue river with an endless stream of jet skis and boats is flowing past our doors. There is every impression...

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Dare to Dream

Dare to Dream

In Bullhead City, Arizona, and all along the Colorado River, the swimming pool is more than a luxury. It is an oasis, an escape from the summer heat. And when the sun goes down, the backyard pool becomes the focal point of the home. But a swimming can be more, much...

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Going For A Swim

Going For A Swim

Even after decades of archeological investigation little is known about the ancient city of Mohenjodaro in Pakistan. There is, however, one discovery that truly sets this city apart from other ancient sites of similar age. Dating to about 2600 B.C.E. the Great Baths...

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The Future of Home Security

The Future of Home Security

The days of securing a home with a simple lock and key is as outdated as the Edsel. Rapidly evolving technological advancements have made door bells with cameras and similar devices common place. A survey by PC Mag in 2019 indicated that 34% of consumers now rely on...

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