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Learn about saving seeds tonight

The falling colorful leaves, the fresh snow on the mountains and the crisp morning air are telling signs of the changing season. It’s hunting season, but it’s also the gathering…

Watering vegetation during dry fall and winter conditions

Dry air, low precipitation, little soil moisture and fluctuating temperatures are becoming more common characteristics of fall and winter. In recent times, there is little or no snow cover to…

4-H seeking positive, caring adult volunteers

By Becky Jacobson PREVIEW Columnist Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The concept of 4-H is…

Fall is the perfect time for herbicide applications

By Ethan Proud Special to The SUN As temperatures drop, it is the perfect time for late-season herbicide applications. Biennial and annual plants that have already flowered will die at…

How to deal with household spiders

Contrary to popular belief, spiders do not move indoors looking for winter shelter. Indoor spiders may appear to increase in number due to males wandering in search of a mate.…

Cottage foods and food preservation classes announced

Have you ever wanted to make food to sell to people but don’t have a commercial kitchen? Or maybe you want to sell food at the Farmers Market but don’t…

Noxious weed of the month: yellow starthistle

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist A noxious weed that has yet to be reported in Archuleta County is the yellow starthistle, which is a List A noxious weed. List A…

Back-to-school emergency preparedness

Hey, kids and parents, it’s back-to-school time. As you shop for school supplies and get ready for class, make sure you have emergency plans in place. The full version of…

Tomato problems abundant in late summer

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist Tomato problems are abundant in late summer. Early blight (alternaria solani), a fungal disease, causes brown leafspots with a distinct target-like pattern. As the disease…

Noxious trees and native alternatives

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Ornamental trees are expensive and most landowners become fairly attached to the trees on their property. That being said, some trees are on the noxious…

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