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Cooking for people with special dietary needs

The CSU Extension office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 26 and 27. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the most anticipated meals of the year, yet it can…

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” has a lot of truth to it. From a nutrition and health standpoint, apples are a great choice for snacks,…

Plant bulbs now for February beauty

Now is the time of the year to begin potting your favorite spring bulbs to prepare them for winter flowering. Tulips, narcissus (daffodils), hyacinths, crocus, scillas, grape hyacinths and lily…

Colorado Master Gardener Program grows gardeners and community volunteers

The Colorado Master Gardener Program (CMG) is a statewide horticulture program offered by Colorado State University Extension. Its mission is to extend research-based information to Colorado gardeners and train them…

Store food safely for emergencies

No one knows for sure if this winter’s El Nino weather pattern will result in heavy snow storms in Archuleta County or not, but whether it’s snow, floods, fire or…

Colorado State Forest Service issues report on health of Colorado’s forests

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) issued the 2014 report on the health of Colorado’s forests this summer, which provides information about emerging and ongoing forest health issues. The following…

Are you being bugged by flies?

This time of year is delightful for many reasons, but the number of nuisance flies in and around the home can be annoying. Several species of flies enter homes in…

Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10

Celebrate the impact 4-H youth are making in their lives and in their communities during National 4-H Week. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization. Here in Archuleta County, more…

While trees prepare for winter, we get a great show

It’s officially autumn. Colorfest was a great success and the aspens in the high country are approaching peak color. Fall is my favorite time of year. The nights are cold,…

Now’s the time to plant spring-blooming bulbs

Aspens are starting to show signs of fall color, currants are turning red and the sounds of elk bugling can be heard in the valleys. Autumn is definitely in the…