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Preventing the spread of noxious weeds

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Warm weather is here and that means that noxious weeds are beginning to pop up in your lawn, driveway and on your favorite recreational trails.…

The season for barbecues has begun

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. We remember those who we have…

A guide to creating a hanging flower basket

Hanging flower baskets can add beauty and interest to entrances to your home, deck, patio or backyard. They can also attract butterflies, birds and bees. Why not create your own,…

It’s time to plant potatoes: Here’s how it’s done

Seed potatoes have arrived. If you have ordered your seed potatoes from the Extension office, it’s time to pick them up. They will be available through Friday, May 12, from…

Forests, water, wildfire and us

By Bill Trimarco Special to The SUN The area around Pagosa Springs is noted for its beauty by nearly everyone who has experienced it. Majestic mountains, free-flowing rivers and green…

A farewell from the retiring Roberta Tolan

For the past four years, I have had the honor of serving the Archuleta County community as the Colorado State University (CSU) Extension director. I am retiring in May and…

Potatoes are a great addition to any garden

Fried, baked, boiled or mashed; everyone loves to eat potatoes. And they are fun to grow. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition…

Save a portion of your tax refund and earn a chance to win prizes

April brings spring showers, Easter holidays and Earth Day, but it also marks the deadline for filing our 2016 income taxes. The full version of this story is available in…

What is pecking on my house and what can I do about it?

The snow is quickly melting, grass is beginning to green up and the birds are beginning their mating season. It must be spring. The full version of this story is…

Make your garden pollinator-friendly

The Colorado Master Gardener Program is a statewide program that educates gardeners in the community about gardening in the high country of Archuleta County. They in turn pass along this…

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