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Cutting firewood? Learn to do it safely at free workshop

With shorter days and cooler mornings, building that first fire in the woodstove cannot be far behind. For some of us, that means pulling out that chain saw and spending…

Shop locally for the freshest produce

It doesn’t get any better than this. It’s that great time of year when peaches are in from Palisade, corn is fresh from Olathe and homegrown tomatoes, fresh greens and…

Conserving water using current weather data

Efficiently watering fields and landscapes is the most effective method of overall water conservation. How much water to add through irrigation depends on current weather conditions, the type of plants…

Ponderosa pines being chewed by the western pine budworm

Mature ponderosa pine trees are one of the dominant trees both in our forests throughout Archuleta County and in our backyards. This year, the new growth of many ponderosa pines…

Volunteers deserve blue ribbon at county fair

By the first day of the Archuleta County Fair, volunteers had transformed the fairgrounds into a hub of activity. Each member of the volunteer fair board had already put in…

All animals to be checked for vesicular stomatitis before entering county fair

Vesicular stomatitis (VS) is a viral disease that primarily affects cattle, horses, swine and, occasionally, sheep and goats. To help protect animals brought into the Archuleta County Fair, either for…

Don’t miss the 2015 Archuleta County Fair July 30-Aug. 2

The Archuleta County Fair is the place where the community comes together to share our agricultural successes as ranchers, farmers, rodeo riders, gardeners, artists, bakers, food preservationists, photographers, quilters, homemakers,…

Enjoy good, old-fashioned fun at the County Fair July 30-Aug. 2

If you’ve been out at the Extension building lately, you can feel the energy and excitement. 4-H youth are putting the final touches on their projects, weighing their animals to…

Beware of summer lightning storms

It’s July; the weather forecast predicts afternoon storms and it appears that our monsoon season has started right on schedule. Our afternoon rains and moisture are always welcome this time…

Energy drinks may not be the best summer drink choice

Summer has officially arrived. Warm temperatures and active outdoor lifestyles often leave us reaching for a drink to quench our thirst, a quick pick-me-up or just a cool drink to…

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