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Identify, encourage beneficial insects in your garden

All year-round, but especially during the summer, it is important to recognize, work with and encourage beneficial insects. Beneficial insects are those that provide natural, or biological, control for insect…

Archuleta County Fair

Archuleta County Fair

It’s finally here. The Archuleta County Fair starts today, July 31, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3. Fun family events are scheduled throughout the four-day event, so bring your family,…

County fair offers fun for the whole herd

There is Fun for the Whole Herd at the Archuleta County Fair July 31-Aug. 3. It’s an event you don’t want to miss. It’s the time of year when we…

Archuleta County Fair needs donations and volunteers

By Lisa Jensen Special to The PREVIEW The Archuleta County Fair is gearing up to be “Fun for the Whole Herd!” This year’s fair runs from July 31 to Aug.…

Enjoy your garden even if deer are present

PREVIEW Columnist Although browsing deer are enjoyable to watch, they can cause damage by feeding on desirable plants and rubbing antlers against trees. Damage is most commonly noticed in spring…

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…