12 Artists of Christmas

Forget the big scary online retailer that rhymes with Schmamazon. Are you truly looking for the perfect gift? Follow the glow of Rudolph’s nose to The Launchpad, where Carbondale Arts is once again hosting its annual Deck the Walls Artisan Market inside the R2 Gallery this month. Unique, high quality treasures abound in this tastefully curated assortment of goods made entirely…

Winter Skincare

 What's the best way to keep winter skin moisturized?  Dr. Kreger: Harsh winter weather calls for extra protection. When skin gets dry and itchy in the winter, switch your moisturizer to an oil-based cream (as opposed to water-based lotions). These are more effective at replacing the moisture in our skin. Maintaining our natural skin oils is also important. This can…

New Year, New Home

Good credit scores are key to getting a home loan at a reasonable interest rate. Like anything that’s good, increasing a credit score requires responsibility, planning, and moderation.

Mortgage Tips from One of the Valley’s Experts

Recently, Roaring Fork Lifestyle talked with Michael Picore, area sales manager for Bay Equity Home Loans. One of the valley’s most experienced mortgage brokers, Picore started his career in commercial lending straight out of college. After working in home mortgage lending with Wells Fargo, he weathered the 2008 mortgage market meltdown. Building on hard lessons learned during that time, he…

Spring Forward into a Happier Future

Winter’s chill is ebbing and we look forward to the warmth and new life that spring brings with it. We have also come through the winter of the Great Recession. It was a rough season, one that changed lives. Similar to the crocuses pushing through the hard packed earth, it has taken a few years for many to push through…