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Colorado farmers and ranchers share nutrient and water quality best management practices

Across Colorado, farmers and ranchers are using best management practices to help keep nutrients out of lakes and streams and improve Colorado’s water quality. These forward-thinking producers believe the most…

Tips for smoking poultry meat

By B.F. Miller, H.L. Enos and P. Kendall Quick facts about smoking poultry meats: • Smoking adds flavor, convenience and increased shelf life to poultry meats. • Poultry may be…

Elevate your Thanksgiving feast with Colorado squash

Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different product to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. Winter squash is a…

Fall is the perfect time for fun on the farm

Casper White, Knucklehead, Cinderella and Baby Bear may sound like characters in your favorite story, but they are also varieties of pumpkins. Pumpkins come in an abundance of colors, shapes,…

Fall is the perfect time for fun on the farm

Casper White, Knucklehead, Cinderella and Baby Bear may sound like characters in your favorite story, but they are also varieties of pumpkins. Pumpkins come in an abundance of colors, shapes,…

Are you interested in the 4-H program?

Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the nation’s largest youth development organization. The full version of this story is available in the…

Protecting yourself after the Equifax breach

The Associated Press reported 2.5 million more consumers have been impacted by the Equifax data breach, bringing the grand total to 145.5 million. The breach hacked Social Security numbers, driver’s…

Cutting up a big game carcass

The following article is by By D.E. Benson, Colorado State University Extension specialist and professor in fishery and wildlife biology. The decision to cut up a big game animal yourself…

Resources for the elderly and their caregivers

There are several services that cater to the elderly and their caregivers in Pagosa. The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the…

Learning about and coping with skunks

The following article was written by M. Cerato and W.F. Andelt. Skunks belong to the weasel family (mustelidae) and possess one of that family’s key characteristics — scent glands. If…

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