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Amy Provstgaard, left, talks about her life as an oil-field wife and worker while her daughter Melis...

Roustabout roadies

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Not much housecleaning gets done when Justin Page gets home.

After working a 15-day “hitch” for Calfrac in the oil fields of Williston, North Dakota, the six days off that follow are precious time with his family, wife Angela, and their three girls.

Who cares if the house gets a little messy. Dad’s home.

“When he comes home, the whole dynamic changes,”...

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Housing Choice Voucher waiting-list opening

Housing Solutions for the Southwest, contracting with the Colorado Division of Housing, for La Plata, Archuleta and San Juan counties, is opening the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) waiting list Aug. 25.

Section 8 provides rental assistance to low-income households. Housing Solutions is an equal opportunity housing agency.


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Pet amenities trending for homebuilders

LOS ANGELES – These homes are set apart by their amenities – for dogs.

Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling these homes in 27 of its 190 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.

The most lavish suite is a 170-square-foot pet paradise with a step-in wash station, handheld...


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