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Night on the Town

When you need to relax after a long workweek, Moffat County has a variety of options to help you unwind.

Top 10 Outdoor Spring-Cleaning Tips

You’ll want to tackle your screens first, in preparation for those perfect, sunny, breezy spring days that just call out for open windows. Take the screens off and take them outside for a gentle bath with a hose. If they’re especially icky, you might want to rub them with some soapy water and a brush — that old, dead fly is exactly the kind of depressing winter sight we’re trying to get rid of.

Easter Egg Making and Decorating

Tips and tricks for decorating the ideal Easter eggs!

Money saving home improvement tips

If you’re a DIY hobbyist, or simply a home owner that needs to get some work done, here are five Do It Yourself tips to help you save money in 2011.

Working hard? Time to relax

Above are the top twelve most popular leisure activities and hobbies as reported by Harris Interactive. How do your hobbies compare? Which do you think are the most popular? Answers are below.

Trapper’s Top Ten List

Fitness center owners give advice on staying healthy in 2011

There are 168 hours of life per week. Subtract 40 hours for work and subtract 56 hours for sleep and you have a balance of 72 hours. Clean the house, walk the dog, fix meals, brush teeth, watch the Broncos, nap, etc. You can put aside at least three one-hour sessions per week, minimum to exercise. You can’t say you don’t have time — you do that because all else is being lazy.

Winter vehicle preparation checklist

Before the snow flies, be sure to prepare your vehicle for the cold temperatures and icy conditions that come with it. AAA recommends checking the following items on your vehicle in advance of winter, and recommends drivers refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for maintenance recommendations.

Emergency kit checklist

Part of a well-rounded plan for winter driving includes an emergency kit in your vehicle, should you find yourself stranded due to road conditions or an accident. AAA Colorado recommends drivers assemble a winter vehicle kit with the following items.

Drive prepared with proper tires

Winter is approaching and one of the most important things that we tend to forget about or put off until the last minute is one of the most important things — the tires on our vehicles. They are the only thing between us and our families and the road while driving.

Protect your investment with proper oil care

The easiest way to choose the right oil for your engine is to lift your car’s hood. In the majority of late model vehicles, the specification is written on your oil cap. You can safely run this oil in your car year-round.

Keeping your car fully charged in frigid weather

In the often brutal cold winters of Northwest Colorado, one of the most important things you can do to make sure that you get to work, or for you and your family’s safety, is to maintain your car’s battery. An engine at -30° F requires double the battery power to turn it over at 60° F.

Simple tips to get wipers in check

When preparing your car for the winter months, it is very important that your windshield wipers don’t get overlooked. A simple quality test is to pull on the end of the wiper. If the rubber is separating away from the blade, now is the time for replacement.

Make sure all systems are go for winter

Getting prepared for winter is very important for you and your vehicle. If your cooling system is not working properly, you may have issues with your vehicle overheating or not getting heat out of your heater. This could be caused by leaks in your hoses, low anti-freeze or improper mixture of your anti-freeze (a contaminated system).

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