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Potatoes are a great addition to any garden

Fried, baked, boiled or mashed; everyone loves to eat potatoes. And they are fun to grow. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Save a portion of your tax refund and earn a chance to win prizes

April brings spring showers, Easter holidays and Earth Day, but it also marks the deadline for filing our 2016 income taxes. The full version of this story is available in…

What is pecking on my house and what can I do about it?

The snow is quickly melting, grass is beginning to green up and the birds are beginning their mating season. It must be spring. The full version of this story is…

Make your garden pollinator-friendly

The Colorado Master Gardener Program is a statewide program that educates gardeners in the community about gardening in the high country of Archuleta County. They in turn pass along this…

Living with low-flow showerheads

Reducing energy use and decreasing utility bills is something most of us can get behind. But some methods are easier than others and some take a little getting used to.…

Be green even if you’re not Irish

Everyone claims to have at least some Irish background on St. Patrick’s Day. For some, it involves wearing the only green piece of clothing in the closet, cooking up corned…

Protect your pets from cold weather

Spring is only a few weeks away, but March cold snaps are still common in Pagosa Country. We may be thinking spring, but with our cold night temperatures, our pets…

Spring and gardening is just around the corner

Whew, what a winter it’s been. My way of coping with the continuous snow and mud is to think about and be grateful for the abundance of moisture we have…

Annual 4-H cookie dough fundraiser returns

It’s cookie dough time again and your favorite flavors are back. Don’t miss this opportunity to support your local 4-H program and have your favorite cookie dough ready for baking…

Where do insects go in winter?

I don’t think anyone would deny that this winter has been more of a challenge than some that we have enjoyed lately. We humans respond to the cold and snow…

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