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The Family Matters Newsletters

The Family Matters newsletter includes a feature article on parenting issues and information on health, physical activity, nutrition and child safety. Articles in Family Matters are copyrighted, but may be reproduced in full without modification if credit is given to Family Matters, Family and Consumer Sciences, Colorado State University Extension. For all other requests, contact the author.

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Rainwater Collection in Colorado

Quick Facts: 1) Most homeowners in Colorado are now allowed to use rain barrels to collect rainwater. 2) A maximum of two rain barrels with a combined storage of 110 gallons or less are allowed at each household. 3) Collected rainwater may be used to irrigate outdoor lawns, plants or gardens. 4) Untreated rainwater collected from roofs is not safe to drink.

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Firewise Tips for Homeowners

Not that is should be a surprise, because it seems to be more normal than not, but the weather has turned hot and very dry again – or at least very dry, depending on the day. With these dry conditions plus the unusual amount of rain seen in many areas during the summer months, we are also experiencing relatively heavy fuel loads in Southeast Colorado.

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