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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…

Take precautions to avoid tick bites

All of our recent rains have resulted in tall grasses, a plethora of wildflowers, and trees and shrubs with a tremendous amount of new growth. All of this great vegetation,…

Rhubarb: love it or hate it

When I was growing up in the midwest, rhubarb was a spring treat. This love-it-or-hate-it vegetable (yes, it is botanically a vegetable, not a fruit) congers up fond memories of…

Summer car safety for kids and pets

With Memorial Day and graduation behind us, many families are heading out for summer vacations, and with the relatively low price of gas, many are choosing to travel by car.…

Growing your own salad

Nothing is tastier or more satisfying than going out into your garden on a spring evening and picking your dinner. Growing a vegetable garden successfully in Pagosa can be challenging,…

Backyard poultry production: What you need to know

  Keeping chickens and other poultry has grown in popularity in Colorado, and not just in rural areas. But there is a lot you need to know to keep yourself,…

Conserving water inside your home

What great rains we’ve been receiving this past week. The moisture is so needed and the landscape seems to be greening up overnight. But even though the river is running…

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