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Pollinator protection: What’s your role?

A topic that has been in the media a lot lately and is important to all of us is the protection of the organisms that help pollinate our food crops.…

Radon Awareness Month: Testing and mitigation information

January is Radon Awareness Month, and surveys show that homes in most Colorado counties have the potential for radon levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended action level. Radon has…

Choosing trees and shrubs for wildlife habitat

According to a survey conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife, more than 90 percent of Coloradans responding to a survey believed in the importance of having wildlife in their neighborhoods.…

Making ends meet on an irregular income

Many of the families that live in Archuleta County earn their income from the tourism industry, self-employment, ranching, commissions or retail. These can be excellent sources of income, but, because…

The scoop on shoveling snow and preventing hypothermia

The Extension office will be closed for the New Year holiday Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. The winter season is starting out with a bang; great snows and the prediction…

Plants of the winter solstice

The Extension office will be closed for the Christmas holiday Dec. 24 and 25 and for the New Year holiday on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 It’s officially winter. The…

Saving energy on holiday lighting

Thanksgiving is behind us and the scurry of holiday preparations is in full swing. For some, the tradition of setting up outdoor light displays is a big part of the…

Family mealtime promotes nutrition and togetherness

The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is sponsoring “Dining In Day” today, Dec. 3, to celebrate and promote the experience of families preparing and eating healthy meals together.…

Let’s talk turkey: choosing, preparation, storage

The Extension office will be closed today and tomorrow, Nov. 26 and 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The staff of the CSU Extension office wishes you and your families a…

Cooking for people with special dietary needs

The CSU Extension office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 26 and 27. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, yet it can…

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