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Fall is the perfect time for herbicide applications

By Ethan Proud Special to The SUN As temperatures drop, it is the perfect time for late-season herbicide applications. Biennial and annual plants that have already flowered will die at…

How to deal with household spiders

Contrary to popular belief, spiders do not move indoors looking for winter shelter. Indoor spiders may appear to increase in number due to males wandering in search of a mate.…

Cottage foods and food preservation classes announced

Have you ever wanted to make food to sell to people but don’t have a commercial kitchen? Or maybe you want to sell food at the Farmers Market but don’t…

Noxious weed of the month: yellow starthistle

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist A noxious weed that has yet to be reported in Archuleta County is the yellow starthistle, which is a List A noxious weed. List A…

Back-to-school emergency preparedness

Hey, kids and parents, it’s back-to-school time. As you shop for school supplies and get ready for class, make sure you have emergency plans in place. The full version of…

Tomato problems abundant in late summer

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist Tomato problems are abundant in late summer. Early blight (alternaria solani), a fungal disease, causes brown leafspots with a distinct target-like pattern. As the disease…

Noxious trees and native alternatives

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Ornamental trees are expensive and most landowners become fairly attached to the trees on their property. That being said, some trees are on the noxious…

Colorado Drought Task Force holds drought impacts tour

On July 23, several Pagosa residents including myself had the opportunity to join Colorado agricultural leaders, including Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne and Commissioner of Agriculture Don Brown, to attend a…

Wildfire workshop set for this evening

Hooray for the rain. The precipitation events in the last couple of weeks have allowed us to breathe a little easier. And with a forecast of having a chance of…

Noxious weed of the month: oxeye daisy

Noxious weed of the month: oxeye daisy

By Ethan Proud SUN Columnist That pretty white flower your neighbor just planted that you think you want in your yard? No worries, it will be taking over the adjacent…