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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…

Easy and inexpensive home energy-saving ideas

Coloradans are affected by rising energy costs and a growing concern that we need to start living a more sustainable lifestyle. A great place to start is reducing energy use…

Eating for brain health

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist The following was produced by Sheila Gains, family and consumer science Extension agent for Arapahoe County. Just like an athlete trains his/her mind and body…

Looking back at the county fair

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist What a county fair! I can honestly say that the Archuleta County Fair is a spectacle to see. Carnival rides, the chuckwagon dinner and live…

Sustainable landscaping can save money and time

By Robin Young SUN Columnist The challenge of gardening in Colorado is finding plant materials that are adapted to the state’s droughts, clay or alkaline soils, unseasonal snows and winds.…

Facts about compost tea production and usage

By Robin Young SUN Columnist Compost tea is made by soaking compost in water over a period of time to dislodge microbes and water soluble nutrients. The result is a…