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Enjoy the Fourth of July, but leave fireworks to the professionals

SUN Columnist Everyone loves a good fireworks display over the Fourth of July. Whether it is the sparkle of the bright lights or the thunderous boom of the explosion, there…

Enjoy your summer, control biting insects

SUN Columnist It’s the time of year for all sorts of outdoor activities, but it’s also the time when biting insects can be a nuisance for both humans and livestock.…

Managing weeds requires knowledge and persistence

By Dana Hayward PREVIEW Columnist Any plant can be classified as a weed if it is unwanted, out of place, unattractive, poses a health or safety hazard, hosts pests such…

Weather conditions bring on tree problems

Weather conditions bring on tree problems

PREVIEW Columnist Spring rains, winds and warmer temperatures can cause some symptoms on trees that often get landowners’ attention. Some of them do not cause any significant damage to the…

Census shows change in agricultural production

SUN Columnist Last month the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s national Agricultural Statistics Service released the final 2012 Census of Agriculture results, sharing a wide range of information about what agricultural…

Deter woodpeckers: Tips to protect property

If you have been awakened in the early morning by a loud drumming sound coming from right outside your window, you could be experiencing the mating behavior of the northern…

Memorial Day kicks off barbecue season

SUN Columnist Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. We remember those we…

Prepare plants for the great outdoors

By Dana Hayward SUN Columnist Gardening in Pagosa Springs, at elevations above 7,000 feet, can be a challenging endeavor. Due to dry winds, low humidity, extreme temperature fluctuations, varied microclimates…

4-H volunteers make a difference to youth program

Special to The PREVIEW This past Tuesday evening, youth members of the Archuleta County 4-H Council (elected members of each 4-H club) served dinner to their adult volunteers to honor…

May is the time for spring cleaning

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist It’s time to clean out the dust of winter and ready our homes for spring and summer. In our household when I grew up, one…