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After four decades in the plumbing, heating and air conditioning business, family-owned and operated Sunshine Plumbing & Heating Inc. has perfected their approach to business. “We treat our customers the way we would want to be treated — with fairness and honesty,” explains owner Joseph …

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When Dan Monaghan wanted to transform his backyard into his own personal oasis, he called the company he knew would serve him best — Southwest Greens, a local turf company run by brothers Scott and Steve Forster. And Dan’s experience with the skilled crew went beyond his expectations. “It wa…

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Homeowners and sellers looking for smart solutions to beautify their homes —―especially those that won’t break the bank —―have found their solution with Get A Grip. The company is known for its quick and easy resurfacing of kitchen and bathroom surfaces.

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For many people pets are a part of the family. Owning a pet can be a rewarding experience, but also an important responsibility. Fortunately, there are preventative measures that can be taken to help keep pets healthy.

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Many parents know that keeping kids’ rooms — and their stuff — sanitary can seem like a losing battle. Between the playdates, trips to the park and going back-and-forth from school to home, parents also worry about the amount of not just dirt, but also potentially harmful bacteria, living on…

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While most people might know that energy efficiency is an important consideration when purchasing appliances or mechanical systems for the home, you may care to consider how your interior design choices can also affect energy efficiency.

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Summer is a great time to ditch the gym and take your workouts outside to help you get into shape. Here are some tips to help you stay in shape and maximize your workouts this season:

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Clayton, in the far northeast corner of New Mexico and about 10 miles from the Texas border, is most famous for two things: the dinosaur trackway at Clayton Lake and the somewhat “botched” hanging of train robber Black Jack Ketchum. But the Hotel Eklund, a striking three-story stone structur…

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Awareness of health risks from potentially harmful chemicals has grown exponentially in recent years. Consumers are demanding transparency regarding what's in the food, personal care products and household items we use every day.

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In this age of DIY, many outdoor home projects look doable. The truth is, plenty of outdoor projects tackled by homeowners to save money are better left to landscape professionals. When attempting these projects on their own, homeowners soon realize that some jobs require more knowledge and …

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In today’s world, lenders use many different types of credit scoring models. There are virtually hundreds of different models out there for lenders to choose from.

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With more Americans going green than ever before, you've probably already started thinking about doing it yourself. Perhaps you've increased your recycling efforts, started using more eco-friendly appliances and light bulbs or upgraded to other greener technology options. Chances are, you al…

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Grass is a highly resilient plant, but even the healthiest lawn will require some TLC to help it keep up with the high-traffic summer recreation season. Follow these three tips for improved summer durability to make sure your yard bounces back quickly from whatever you throw at it — whether …

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Ever feel like the days just get away from you, and you don’t have time to do all the things you need to do, much less want to do? Often wish you could just spend your evenings or weekends on your own personal goals, practicing some self-care or just relaxing? There are many ways you can tak…

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Local roofing expert Clint Satterfield sits at his desk on a recent sunny morning, reflecting on a big change in his professional life — his father Bill retired after 50 years working in the roofing industry. With this retirement, Bill and Clint (BAC) Enterprises has closed as a business, an…

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After 28 years in business, Don Lovato, owner of Carpet Source, continues to help customers find the best solution to their flooring needs. Through state-of-the-art materials and techniques, Lovato and his accomplished staff can enhance any home or business for an affordable price. Carpet So…

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It’s no secret that sunscreen is essential for protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Even on a cloudy day, sunscreen is important for helping to reduce early signs of skin aging and skin cancer when used along with other sun protection measures. However, not everything you hear a…

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Finding a wall stud is often a necessary but frustrating task. If you plan to hang a heavy picture frame, a television mount or a shelf, then it is essential that you secure it to the wall with nails or screws that penetrate into not only the drywall but also a stud.

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In the process of planning or improving a landscape, homeowners often pick their favorite plants. If you’re into “green,” then the landscape can become a boring group of broadleaf evergreens like Indian hawthorn, cotoneaster, photinia and boxwood. If you’re into plants that are more interest…

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It was 1896, and New Mexico seemed like the land of opportunity to Frank Boyer.  Boyer, an African American living with his family in Pelham, Georgia, was looking for a better future than what he saw around him: humiliating, restrictive Jim Crow laws and the Ku Klux Klan.  

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I love to cook, but when it’s 100 degrees outside my desire to turn on the stove melts away like an ice cube on a hot sidewalk. One good thing about summers in Texas, the heat seems to bring out my creativity. I’ve devised several ways to continue to enjoy my favorite meals without using my oven.

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Many vehicle owners know it’s important to regularly have their motor oil changed. But did you know that choosing any oil weight other than the one specified in the owner’s manual could damage the engine? 

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Laundry’s one of those continuous chores, and it does more than eat into your schedule. According to Energy Star, the average household does 400 loads of laundry each year, consuming 13,500 gallons of water in the process. Those clothes need to be dried; the U.S. Department of Energy says th…

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From dogs and cats filling up social media feeds — some even with their own profiles — to true pet celebrities who command the attention of millions, animals have become a major part of the digital landscape. 

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Learning shouldn’t stop just because school is out. In fact, stepping too far away from the books can result in a learning loss. However, research has shown that encouraging kids to read just six books, or 20 minutes a day, over the summer can help prevent the summer slide. 

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Moving is an exciting time as you look forward to settling into your new home sweet home. However, it's also a stressful time as you try to move your belongings from one place to another, as well as set up all the services you need, such as mail, cable and internet.

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The changing seasons, environmental factors, overuse of harmful products and ingrained grooming habits can damage your hair. Getting the strong, shiny hair you want can be as easy as following a few simple tips for hair and scalp health.

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Congratulations, college graduates! You're all set to enter the job market, but do you have what it takes to get to and from interviews or work? It might be time to move on from worn-out, hand-me-down vehicles for your fresh start in life.

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Whether you're new to gardening or have a green thumb, summer is the perfect season to start your own garden. Now is the time to start thinking of all the possibilities the warm weather brings!

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In today’s busy world, many people say to themselves, “I used to be very active and worked out every day. These days, I find it hard to fit exercise and diet into my day.” They often ask, “What can I do, and where can I start?”

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During the early 1900s, most chickens were raised on family farms for their eggs, which were sold as a source of income. Chickens were considered as a special occasion or holiday meal.

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Miguel Atencio, a reader of this column, wrote to me via email asking if I had any suggestions for day trips for him and his 11-year-old son. I thought that was a great question, as parents of school-age children begin to make plans for summer vacation. Below are six ideas for day trips with kids.

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It is a common misconception that a 20 percent down payment is required to buy a home. Advice to wait and save a large down payment is often based on the theory that the cost of mortgage insurance (MI), which is required when you buy with a smaller down payment, should be avoided. This may n…

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Parents of middle school girls have long worried about the influences in their daughter’s lives, from the games she plays, the music she buys and the videos she watches to the friends she makes. The closer she inches to becoming a teenager, all of those influences can either work to improve …

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After a thunderstorm last year caused hail damage to the parapets of their home in Placitas, Jim and Harriet Neal needed to find a company that could perform the immediate necessary repairs, along with a quote for re-stuccoing the home’s exterior walls. 

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Let’s play a hypothetical game: You’re thinking it’s time for a new roof. Where do you start? The answer, of course, is you talk to a roofing contractor. More than likely, you’ll talk to a few and collect competitive bids. 

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Having a green landscape is easy with SYNLawn of New Mexico. The company offers some of the highest quality synthetic turf systems in the state, giving your lawn the look and feel of real grass without the inconvenience, high costs and harm to the environment of going natural. 

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American households are sitting on goldmines. Experts estimate there’s almost a trillion dollars worth of unused items in our homes. Rather than letting those things gather dust, people are digging into their closets, garages and attics to make money back on unused items.

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When it comes to cooking and eating the freshest vegetables and herbs, we recommend growing your own. Make the most of your harvest this year by selecting plants that will thrive in your space. Container gardening is a great option, perfect for those who want to plant on patio or deck spaces…

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In keeping with tradition this time of year, parents across America are getting ready to celebrate the graduation achievements of their children, nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.

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While filing your taxes can be tedious, many Americans often look forward to receiving a tax refund. But it's important to remember that if you're receiving money back from Uncle Sam, it's because you had too much withheld and overpaid your taxes last year — it's not really extra money. So b…

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Living and dining are essential actions that occur in every residence. But having rooms named after and devoted, respectively, to each has become passé nowadays for many homeowners. Instead of maintaining formal rooms that conform to traditional expectations but which end up being seldom use…

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For most people, an ideal garden would be full of flowers and require no maintenance at all. But short of using silk flowers, that type of garden just doesn’t exist.

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Kitchens may get a lot of love, but homeowners are lavishing more attention on bathrooms lately. That’s the major takeaway from a new poll that sheds new light on the latest preferences in bathroom redos.

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There’s a reason why Darth Vader is the most visually memorable character in the Star Wars universe: Yes, the dark side of the Force is alluring, but it’s Vader’s dark costume design that catches the eye and captures the imagination.

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First and foremost, Daniels Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, is a locally owned and operated company. The owner, Daniel Jaramillo, was raised in Albuquerque. And the company, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2019, has its headquarters in the North Valley and an office …