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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…

My Plate, My Wins; Healthy Eating Program for 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched a New Year’s campaign to help Americans turn their resolutions into real solutions for healthy eating in 2017. The following information on…

Beef symposium

The 34th annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium will take place in Pagosa Springs on Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds at 344…

Education programs now available through Extension office

One great way to start the New Year is to take a class. The Colorado State University Extension office is now offering a number of educational opportunities for the public…

Free radon classes and test kits offered through Extension

January is Radon Awareness Month. Radon can be a problem in most counties in Colorado, including Archuleta County. Homeowners should be aware of the risk, test their homes for high…

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