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Start preparing for the county fair now

By Charlotte Williams Special to The SUN The Archuleta County Fair is coming. This summer, the biggest celebration in town begins, and you can help make it happen. How? If…

Colorado farmers and ranchers share nutrient and water quality best management practices, look for survey input

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. The full version of this story…

Archuleta County Weed and Pest to hold spring pesticide education workshop

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist Between troublesome insects, molds, rodents and invasive plants, pesticides are a part of life. There are laws in place to protect us while we use…

Annie’s Project Pagosa retreat announced

Agricultural ventures for women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s…

Producers encouraged to submit info for the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory

The Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, which promotes Colorado farmers markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries and farms…

Resilient Archuleta meeting set for Jan. 30

I recently participated in a grant-awarded Sonoran Institute “Resiliency” workshop with four other Archuleta community representatives who have now formed “Resilient Archuleta,” a grassroots group that is working toward engaging…

Beef symposium set for Feb. 6

The San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium has been a tradition in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico for 36 years. Educational programs are important to help us sustain…

January is Radon Awareness Month

Data shows that homes in most Colorado counties have the potential for radon levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended action level. Radon has been identified as a risk factor…

A guide to energy-efficient office lighting

As you can imagine, office buildings consume a pretty substantial amount of energy. According to Southern California Edison, the average commercial office building uses about 30 percent of that consumed…

New Year’s traditions from around the world

Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted actually date back to ancient times. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a new New…