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Food labels and what they mean

Consumer research conducted by Colorado State University (CSU) revealed that many consumers make food purchasing decisions based on moral or social ideals, such as paying more for a “local” apple…

Noxious weed of the month: yellow toadflax

Noxious weed of the month: yellow toadflax

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist Yellow toadflax, also known as butter and eggs, is a beautiful plant with a snapdragon-esque flower. It is native to the Mediterranean and has a…

Contain, suppress, eradicate: noxious weed goal-setting

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Once you have established that you have a noxious weed infestation on your property, you have to figure out what to do with it. Sometimes…

Colorado Forest Legacy Program applications due July 31

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) is accepting Forest Legacy Program proposals from Colorado landowners. The program authorizes the CSFS or U.S. Forest Service to purchase permanent conservation easements on…

Noxious weed of the month: dyer’s woad

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist Dyer’s woad is an A-list species with less than 10 known populations in Colorado. Depending on environmental conditions, it can act as an annual, a…

A little bit of snake knowledge goes a long way

Most people are pretty squeamish when it comes to snakes, yet snakes play an important role in our ecosystem. Rattlesnakes prey on rodents and, in turn, are prey to hawks,…

Canada thistle rust fungus as a biological control

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Puccinia punctiformis is an obligate fungal pathogen of Canada thistle and is better known as Canada thistle rust fungus. It is a naturally occurring fungus…

Resilient Archuleta — What is it?

Resilient Archuleta — what is it? It’s community collaboration with the goal of raising community awareness to the threats of climate change events, and opening the door for conversations to…

Noxious Weed of the Month: Canada thistle

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Canada thistle is, in fact, not from Canada. Like many of our noxious invaders, it hails from Eurasia. It is spread throughout Archuleta County and…

PlayCleanGo: Why it is important in Archuleta County

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist PlayCleanGo Awareness Week takes place June 1-8 across North America. The goal of the campaign is to show outdoor enthusiasts how they can stop invasive…

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