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Rhubarb: love it or hate it

When I was growing up in the midwest, rhubarb was a spring treat. This love-it-or-hate-it vegetable (yes, it is botanically a vegetable, not a fruit) congers up fond memories of…

Summer car safety for kids and pets

With Memorial Day and graduation behind us, many families are heading out for summer vacations, and with the relatively low price of gas, many are choosing to travel by car.…

Growing your own salad

Nothing is tastier or more satisfying than going out into your garden on a spring evening and picking your dinner. Growing a vegetable garden successfully in Pagosa can be challenging,…

Backyard poultry production: What you need to know

  Keeping chickens and other poultry has grown in popularity in Colorado, and not just in rural areas. But there is a lot you need to know to keep yourself,…

Conserving water inside your home

What great rains we’ve been receiving this past week. The moisture is so needed and the landscape seems to be greening up overnight. But even though the river is running…

Conserving water in your landscape

 Prior to last week’s moisture, the snowpack for our area was just over 40 percent. Here in Colorado, where we rely on snowpack to renew our moisture supply, low snowpack…

Protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft is becoming more and more common in these times of Internet purchasing, sharing on social media sites and electronic communication. You can protect your personal information with these…

Colorado water: ‘Rain Barrel Bill’ passes state house

Last week’s Extension article was the first in a series of articles on water and highlighted the history of Colorado water law based on the Doctrine of Prior Appropriations. This…

Water: We can’t live without it

Hardly a day goes by without some mention of water. How dry it’s been, how windy it is, fear for the upcoming fire season. As we are experiencing a very…

A slice of health: A healthier way to make pizza

It might be spring break now and family life is calmer this week, but as the end of the school year draws near, family schedules amp up to high levels.…