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Spring and gardening is just around the corner

Whew, what a winter it’s been. My way of coping with the continuous snow and mud is to think about and be grateful for the abundance of moisture we have…

Women and heart health: Keeping your ticker in top shape

By Wendy Rice PREVIEW Columnist February is Women’s Heart Disease Awareness Month. Stroke? Heart Attack? I know, not you. Well, step into this other circle while you read this. This…

Annual 4-H cookie dough fundraiser returns

It’s cookie dough time again and your favorite flavors are back. Don’t miss this opportunity to support your local 4-H program and have your favorite cookie dough ready for baking…

Where do insects go in winter?

I don’t think anyone would deny that this winter has been more of a challenge than some that we have enjoyed lately. We humans respond to the cold and snow…

My Plate, My Wins; Healthy Eating Program for 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently launched a New Year’s campaign to help Americans turn their resolutions into real solutions for healthy eating in 2017. The following information on…

Beef symposium

The 34th annual San Juan Basin Beef Symposium will take place in Pagosa Springs on Feb. 8 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds at 344…

Education programs now available through Extension office

One great way to start the New Year is to take a class. The Colorado State University Extension office is now offering a number of educational opportunities for the public…

Free radon classes and test kits offered through Extension

January is Radon Awareness Month. Radon can be a problem in most counties in Colorado, including Archuleta County. Homeowners should be aware of the risk, test their homes for high…

Ring in the new year with dance

A very happy New Year’s from the staff at the CSU Extension office. Many of us are starting out the new year with goals of losing weight, getting into shape…

Proper snow shoveling technique: You can never hear this too many times

The Extension office will be closed for the New Year’s holiday Dec. 30-Jan. 2. As I am writing this article, the snow is piling up outside, cars are spinning on…