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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…

Colorado Drought Task Force holds drought impacts tour

On July 23, several Pagosa residents including myself had the opportunity to join Colorado agricultural leaders, including Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown, to attend a…

Wildfire workshop set for this evening

Hooray for the rain. The precipitation events in the last couple of weeks have allowed us to breathe a little easier. And with a forecast of having a chance of…

Noxious weed of the month: oxeye daisy

Noxious weed of the month: oxeye daisy

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist That pretty white flower your neighbor just planted that you think you want in your yard? No worries, it will be taking over the adjacent…

Cures for the doggy summertime skin blues

Trail running, swimming, hiking — healthy outdoor recreation forms loving bonds and beautiful memories as we bask in the summertime glow with our pets. But, just as in people, exposing…

4-H youth to promote upcoming county fair

By Becky Jacobson SUN Columnist 4-H youth members who are raising animals and involved in various 4-H indoor projects for the Archuleta County Fair this year will be pounding the…

First Archuleta County Weed Tour a success

The inaugural Archuleta County Weed Tour was a great success. Plan an outdoor activity and the rain will come, right? Well, it did, nice and steady with no lightning, making…

Noxious weed of the month: Houndstongue

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist While noxious weeds such as musk and Canada thistle get much more recognition, it is the invaders on the cusp of a full-blown infestation that…