Mountain Events: Aug. 10 – 12

Friday, August 10th

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts: Aug. 10th – 19th  

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Dillon’s Farmers Market: 9a – 2p Dillon

Ragnar Relay: Copper Mountain Various times

Around the World with Disney: 6p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge

The Underpants: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne

Saturday, August 11th

Breckenridge International Festival of Arts: Aug. 10th – 19th  

Guitar Town: Various Times, Copper Mountain

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National Bowling Day: 11am – Close Lakeside Bowl & Billiards, Dillon

Salt Lick Trail Work Days: 9a Friends of the Dillon ranger District, Silverthorne

Free Saturday Night Conert – Mipso: 7p Dillon Amphitheatre

Sunday, August 12th

Guitar Town: Various Times, Copper Mountain

Send it Sundays: 3p Breckenridge Recreation Center

Andrew Bird with Special Guest Neyla Pekarek: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge

Movies on the Water – The Lost Boys: 8p Dillon Amphitheatre

Mountain Events: Aug 3 – 5

Friday, August 3rd

Dillon’s Farmers Market: 9a – 2p

First Friday in Silverthorne – Party in the Park: 6:30-8:30p Rainbow Park

Who’s Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band: 7p Dillon Amphitheater

Saturday, August 4th

Leadville Boom Days: Various time, Leadville

Copper Triangle: Various times, Copper Mountain

Arapahoe Basin Disc Golf Tournament: 8a – 4p Arapahoe Basin

LAPS Canine 4K with Silent Auction: 9a-12p Frisco Main St.

17th Annual Breckenridge Main Street Art Festival: 10a – 5p South Main Street Station, Breckenridge

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival: Various Times, River Run Village, Keystone

Canvas Painting Party – Starry Colorado: 7p – 10p Breckenridge, Ready Paint Fire!

The Underpants: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Company, Silverthorne

Sunday, August 5th

Mountain Pose Yoga: 12:30-2:00p East Village, Copper Mountain

Keystone Bluegrass & Beer Festival: Various Times, River Run Village, Keystone

For Sale – Breckenridge Land Lot

FOR SALE

$230,000
106 Lake View Cir. East
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(Farmers Korner)


  •  0.47 Acres
  • Unimproved
  • Easily buildable Lot
  • Located centrally to Frisco & Breckenridge
  • Close to Lake Dillon, Rec Path, and the Frisco Peninsula

This 0.47 acre lot located centrally in Summit County between Frisco and Breckenridge is the perfect blank canvas for your mountain home. Nestled in Farmers Korner under the Ten Mile Range, this lot is cleared and easily buildable. Located close to Lake Dillon, the recreation path, and the Frisco Peninsula there are endless adventure possibilities right outside your new front door! 


For more information about this listing please contact me:

Skinner Team and KW

For Sale – Alma, CO Land Lot

FOR SALE

$58,500
275 Mine Dump Rd.
Alma, CO 80420
(Placer Valley)


  •  0.99 acres
  • Seasonal Creek North Side of Property
  • Tree Coverage for privacy
  • Unimproved

This .99 acres lot located in beautiful Placer Valley in Alma, CO is the perfect blank canvas. With a seasonal creek on the north side of the property and no improvements this lot can be the start to your own mountain dreams. Not to mention the trees with help keep your piece of Alma private. There is abundant wildlife including moose seen on the property frequently. This lot is just a short drive to the town of Alma and only 18 miles from Main Street Breckenridge!



For more information about this listing please contact me:

Skinner Team and KW

Realtor.com: Cheap Flooring Ideas

Cheap Flooring Ideas: 4 Attractive and Inexpensive Alternatives to Hardwood

 | Jul 27, 2018

New floors do a lot for a home. They can brighten up the darkest of interiors and are all but guaranteed to add value to your property. Most homeowners consider installing new floors a huge renovation project that comes with a correspondingly huge price tag. But laying down new flooring doesn’t have to force you to break into your 401(k).

You can make a big impact on the design and worth of your home for a relatively small amount of cash. How? You need to think beyond standard (and standardly expensive). Instead, opt for a flooring material that is just as attractive—just without all those extra zeros.

Here are the four most popular inexpensive flooring ideas, including their advantages and disadvantages. Go ahead, pick your material!

1. Cork

Cork flooring is so much more than the stuff you see on your office bulletin board. In fact, it’s a very popular choice among homeowners looking for a soft flooring alternative to carpet.

Price: $2 to $4 a square foot

Pros: “Cork floors provide warmth and comfort underfoot,” says Mina Fies, founder and CEO of Washington, DC–based Synergy Design & Construction. “They’re also sustainable, since cork is a rapidly renewable resource that doesn’t harm trees when harvested.”

Cork also emits few volatile organic compounds, which means it won’t harm indoor air quality. Also, the softness of cork is good for your legs, back, and ears.

“Not only is it considered resilient flooring, but it also has acoustical properties that can help mitigate unwanted sound,” says Claire E. Tamburro, interior designer at Tamburro Interiors in Arlington, VA.

Designwise, Tamburro explains, cork floors can be charred to make unique patterns, and colored and finished in several ways. For example, you can create wide plank-style cork boards in gray or brown tones to resemble hardwood flooring.

Cons: Since cork is porous, it will need to be regularly sealed to maintain its clean finish, Tamburro says. The amount of foot traffic will determine the frequency of sealing.

“Cork is a bit fragile and will show wear patterns in heavy traffic areas,” she says.

Also, some cork floors are hard to clean and prone to fading. They can also stain easily, Fies says. Alas, cork is not so ideal for red-wine drinkers or families with young kids.

2. Bamboo

Photo by Mark English Architects, AIA

Bamboo floors are prized as an eco-friendly choice because bamboo grows at a much faster rate than wood.

Price: Approximately $4 a square foot

Pros: Like hardwood flooring, bamboo is long-lasting and sturdy.

“It’s a sustainable, eco-friendly hardwood alternative that’s easy to clean,” according to Matt Michael with Lowe’s in the St. Louis area.

Cons: While bamboo flooring is more water-resistant than hardwood flooring, you should still avoid placing it in high-humidity areas since it can warp. Also, the bamboo is not one of the hardest wood flooring options, so it can be more susceptible to scratches than, say, maple hardwood.

3. Concrete

Photo by bg architecture

Concrete moves indoors! You’ve seen how durable it is for your driveway, so why not take it for a spin in your kitchen, living room, or any space that gets a ton of foot traffic?

Price: $2 to $6 a square foot

Pros: One of the biggest advantages of concrete floors is—you guessed it—durability. It’s tough and low-maintenance.

And concrete floors make a strong aesthetic statement.

They “provide a modern, clean, urban feel to a room,” Fies says.

Cons: Concrete lacks the warmth of, say, honey-colored hardwood floors. It’s a very hard surface, which might be tough for families living with kids or elderly folks. It can be porous and susceptible to moisture if it’s not sealed properly.

Also, due to weight restrictions, Fies says installation is usually limited to the ground level. So if you want to avoid defects, you’ll need to hire someone who can provide expert workmanship.

4. Vinyl

Photo by All About Flooring

Vinyl flooring may have gotten a bad rap during the ’70s, but like many design trends from that era, it’s now making a comeback.

Price: 50 cents to $5 a square foot

Pros: Vinyl may be one of the cheapest flooring options out there, but that doesn’t mean it lacks style. Luxury vinyl tile is particularly impressive.

“LVT is long-lasting, hard-wearing, easy to clean, and gives a modern look to any space,” Fies says. “It can mimic wood effectively, even including texture and plank style.”

Vinyl is highly resistant to water, which makes it a great alternative to wood in a basement level, where moisture may be a concern.

“As a longtime interior designer, I was recently sourcing material for a client and accidentally picked up EVP thinking it was hardwood,” says Kristin Davidson, an interior designer at Kristin Davidson Interiors in Palm Beach, FL.

Cons: Vinyl floors may require waxing every couple of years to maintain their luster.

Terri Williams is a journalist who has written for USA Today, Yahoo, The Economist, U.S. News & World Report, and the Houston Chronicle.

Mountain Events: July 27 – 29

Friday, July 27th

Free Friday Night Concert – Devotchka: 7p Dillon Amphitheatre

Date Night: Throwing Down + Getting Dirty Pottery Class: 7p-9p Old Masonic Hall, Breckenridge

Season Finale- Rachmaninoff’s 2nd, National Repertory Orchestra: 7:20p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge

Topdog/Underdog: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Co. Silverthorne

Saturday, July 28th

4th Annual Mac & Cheese Festival: Various Times, Copper Mountain

3rd Annual Keystone Rive Run Village Art Festival: 10a – 5p Keystone Resort

Breckenridge Food & Wine – Grand Tasting: 2p -6p Main St. Station, Breckenridge

Free Saturday Night Concert – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: 7p Dillon Amphitheater

Sunday, July 29th

Art & Mimosas Sunday Event: 11am Ready, Paint, Fire! Keystone & Breckenridge Locations

Send It Sundays Climbing: 3p Breckenridge Recreation Center

Yoga Sundays at A-basin: 11a – 12p Arapahoe Basin, Mountain Goat Plaza

Wicked Divas: 6p Dillon Amphitheater

Mountain Events: July 20-22

Friday, July 20th

Lake Dillon Art Festival: 9a – 5p

Dillon Friday Farmers’ Market: 9a-2p

Brews & Tunes: 5p – 7p Copper Mountain

Kids Night Out: 5:30p-10:30p  Copper Mountain

Free Friday Night Concert – John Truscelli & Beau Thomas w/ the Frisco Funk Collective: 7p Dillon Amphitheater

Topdog/Underdog: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Co. Silverthorne

Saturday, July 21st

The Children’s Hospital Courage Classic: Copper Mountain

101 Dalamations: 10a & 12p Lake Dillon Theatre Co. Silverthorne

BMF & NRO Concert: 7:30p Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge

Topdog/Underdog: 7:30p Lake Dillon Theatre Co. Silverthorne

Free Saturday Night Concert: 7p Dillon Amphitheater

Sunday, July 22nd

Stretch & Sip Yoga: 8:30a-9:30a Breckenridge Distillery

The Children’s Hospital Courage Classic: Copper Mountain

Retro Dance Party: 11a – 11p Lakeside Bowl & Billiard, Dillon

 

How to Install a Drip Irrigation System

Save time and water with a drip watering system in your vegetable garden — a little patience now will pay off later

Houzz Contributor. I’m a California-based writer and editor. While most of my projects are garden-based, you might also find me writing about home projects and classical music. Away from the computer, I’m found in the garden (naturally), on my bike, or ice-skating outdoors (yes, that is possible in California). I’m also willing to taste-test anything that’s chocolate.


Drip irrigation is often the first choice for an edible garden. It provides slow and consistent water to the roots of each plant, where they need it the most, and prevents fungal diseases and weeds. It saves you water, because you measure the amount you use in gallons per hour rather than gallons per minute, and it practically eliminates water loss from overspray and evaporation. It’s also easier to install and more flexible than an inground sprinkler system and, once it’s in place, it requires less hands-on time during watering — a plus for those with larger gardens.

Before you rush out to get the parts, realize that it takes some time and a bit patience to install drip irrigation, though not as much as an inground system. Plan on a day for installation — or two, if you have a lot of ground to cover. Drip systems also require more upkeep throughout the growing season — emitters and water lines are easily dislodged, damaged and clogged. Fortunately, they’re also relatively easy to troubleshoot and repair.

For Sale – Breckenridge Land Lot

FOR SALE

$230,000
106 Lake View Cir. East
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(Farmers Korner)


  •  0.47 Acres
  • Unimproved
  • Easily buildable Lot
  • Located centrally to Frisco & Breckenridge
  • Close to Lake Dillon, Rec Path, and the Frisco Peninsula

This 0.47 acre lot located centrally in Summit County between Frisco and Breckenridge is the perfect blank canvas for your mountain home. Nestled in Farmers Korner under the Ten Mile Range, this lot is cleared and easily buildable. Located close to Lake Dillon, the recreation path, and the Frisco Peninsula there are endless adventure possibilities right outside your new front door! 


For more information about this listing please contact me:

Skinner Team and KW

10 Questions to Ask a Landscape Designer

Discover how to choose the best designer for your garden and avoid surprises down the line

July 7, 2018
Houzz Contributor. Landscape designer, a former garden editor for Sunset Magazine and in-house designer for Sunset’s Editorial Test Garden. Her garden designs have been featured in the Sunset Western Garden Book of Landscaping, Sunset Western Garden Book of Easy-Care Plantings (cover), Inhabitat, and POPSUGAR.
If you’re considering working with a landscape designer, finding the right fit — and avoiding surprises midway through the project — is largely about knowing which questions to ask upfront and being familiar with the range of services these professionals provide.

We contacted four seasoned landscape professionals — Peter Reader of Peter Reader Landscapes in London, Beth Mullins of Growsgreen Landscape Design in San Francisco, John Algozzini of K&D Landscape Management in Chicago and June Scott of June Scott Design in Southern California — to get the inside scoop on the range of services available and the 10 essential questions potential clients should ask before hiring a professional for the job.

A question we would add: What grows best at high altitude? 

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