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The scoop on snow shoveling

Well, the snow has finally decided to show up in Pagosa, and not in moderation. Staying on top of the falling snow and digging ourselves out at the end of…

High-altitude gardening classes starting soon

With our recent abnormally warm weather, the gardener in me was getting itchy to start the season. But I know better, with winter returning the hope that spring snows will…

How to care for your Valentine bouquet

The Extension office will be closed for Presidents Day Feb. 16. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for many florists. Here in Pagosa, our local…

Healthy eating tips for one or two

The Archuleta County Extension office will be closed Feb. 16 for Presidents Day. Planning and cooking meals for one or even two people can be challenging and sometimes seem uninspiring…

Reduce your energy bills

When comparing an average house to an energy-efficient house, it is possible to reduce annual energy bills by up to 40 percent! To obtain such a reduction, it is important…

CSU Extension: looking back and ahead

The calendar has turned and 2015 is off to an exciting start. The new year is often a time for reviewing our accomplishments and planning how to make our programs…

Tips to avoid holiday overeating

The eating frenzy began at Halloween and will continue through new year’s holidays. We feast until the Super Bowl is over. But it isn’t necessary to hibernate during the festivities…

Help your holiday cacti provide outstanding blooms

Their blooms are magnificent, they can be long-lived and sometimes passed down to descendants and are easy to care for once you understand their needs. The Thanksgiving cactus (schlumbergera truncata)…

Holiday baking: Gluten-free and at high altitude

For many people that are gluten-intolerant, the holidays can be a difficult time. Holiday goodies such as cookies, cakes, pies, etc., usually contain some amount of gluten that is found…

Firewood and house log insects

As temperatures drop, many of us are warming our homes by burning wood in wood stoves and fireplaces. To make it easier to start that fire first thing in the…

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