Courtney King Studios

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Pagosa Springs Expansion Architecture

280 Pagosa Street Expansion

06.13.2019

Courtney King Studios recently awarded a USDA Renewable Energy Grant! This competitive federal grant called Rural Energy for America Program will help to pay for geothermal heating systems at 280 Pagosa Street, including for radiant retro fits for the existing building and radiant in-floor heating in the new construction.

Courtney King Studios is expanding, adding about 1,100 sf of office to our existing commercial building at 280 Pagosa Street, in downtown Pagosa Springs! Our existing back office is still open for business. Please excuse the mess during this transformation and access our business from the alley. Parking is available on Lewis Street, and our east side porch door is still accessible, as is the yoga studio east porch door.

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Rooftop solar helping reach ambitious state, regional energy goals

03.30.2019

The state of Colorado and La Plata Electric Association have set ambitious goals to cut carbon and convert to renewable energy. Much of the generation will have to come from utility scale projects, but homeowners could contribute in a big way to the future energy mix.

Edgemont Highlands residents Paul and Mary Jo Laakso planned for decades to build the solar-powered home that they finished this summer and are happy to be contributing green power to the local grid.

{ click here to read the full article on the Durango Herald }

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Are hot springs the future of farming?

09.11.2018

The tomatoes aren’t cooperating. Instead of growing up the trellis, the plants are weaving all over the garden bed and arching, menacingly, toward a young grapevine. On a hot August afternoon, Pauline Benetti and Diane Kelsey are trying to coach the fruit upward by tying its stems to the wood-and-metal trellis.

It’s high season for the juicy red spheres, but these two volunteers – both shorter than the vines they’re trying to wrangle – aren’t just struggling with these plants for the final farmers’ markets of the summer. They want to train the tomatoes to grow in the right direction inside this greenhouse all year long.

{ click here to read the full article in the BBC }