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Growing tomatoes in Colorado is rewarding, challenging

Nothing can beat the taste and juiciness of a home-grown tomato. And in spite of our short season, backyard growers can be successful. If you have a greenhouse of some…

Thank you for a great county fair

The tents are down, the animals are gone and 4-H projects have moved on to Colorado State Fair in Pueblo. The Archuleta County Fair is over for another year and…

Freezing: A great way to preserve summer fruit

If you go to the Farmers Market on Saturday morning or shop the produce section of the grocery store, you can’t miss the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Many…

Archuleta County Fair

Archuleta County Fair

It’s finally here. The Archuleta County Fair starts today, July 31, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3. Fun family events are scheduled throughout the four-day event, so bring your family,…

County fair offers fun for the whole herd

There is Fun for the Whole Herd at the Archuleta County Fair July 31-Aug. 3. It’s an event you don’t want to miss. It’s the time of year when we…

Enjoy your garden even if deer are present

PREVIEW Columnist Although browsing deer are enjoyable to watch, they can cause damage by feeding on desirable plants and rubbing antlers against trees. Damage is most commonly noticed in spring…

Enjoy the Fourth of July, but leave fireworks to the professionals

SUN Columnist Everyone loves a good fireworks display over the Fourth of July. Whether it is the sparkle of the bright lights or the thunderous boom of the explosion, there…

Enjoy your summer, control biting insects

SUN Columnist It’s the time of year for all sorts of outdoor activities, but it’s also the time when biting insects can be a nuisance for both humans and livestock.…

Weather conditions bring on tree problems

Weather conditions bring on tree problems

PREVIEW Columnist Spring rains, winds and warmer temperatures can cause some symptoms on trees that often get landowners’ attention. Some of them do not cause any significant damage to the…

Census shows change in agricultural production

SUN Columnist Last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s national Agricultural Statistics Service released the final 2012 Census of Agriculture results, sharing a wide range of information about what agricultural…

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