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Happy first day of fall

Autumn has arrived and it’s time for my annual “why trees turn color” article. Driving to Creede last week, the aspen were already turning, so the color show is already…

Yellowjackets can be a nuisance this time of year

Wasps and bees can be a serious nuisance problem throughout Colorado, particularly late in the summer when certain yellowjacket wasps forage at garbage and outdoor food areas. Several wasps are…

Understanding the power of protein

Now that school has started back for the season, families often struggle to find time to eat a healthy breakfast before running off to school, early morning activities and work.…

Back to school means changes for humans and for pets

The Extension office will be closed for Labor Day on Sept. 5. For many families, the new school year has already begun, but for those of us here in Pagosa,…

CPR and first aid training important in the backcountry and at home

Whether you go out into the backcountry to hike and backpack, camp, ride, hunt or go four-wheeling, it’s always important to be prepared. Accidents can happen in a split second…

Fall is a great time to treat Canada thistle

Canada thistle, with its bright purple flower, is towering above most plants in many pastures, landscapes and along roadsides in Archuleta County this time of year. If you haven’t noticed…

August is for harvesting and planting

Even though the summer is waning and temperatures are still quite warm, cool temperatures are not far away. For gardeners, August is the time to harvest tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, beans…

You should be at the fair

It’s Thursday, Aug. 4, and the first day of the Archuleta County Fair. The fair kicks off in high gear today with the beginning of 4-H and open class livestock…

You should be at the fair

You should be at the fair

It’s Thursday, Aug. 4, and the first day of the Archuleta County Fair. The fair kicks off in high gear today with the beginning of 4-H and open class livestock…

County fair to offer fun for all ages

This year’s county fair is full of new activities and entertainment and the return of some of the old favorites. Cut out the following schedule so you don’t miss any…

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