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Preventing vole damage to lawns; CPR, first aid classes offered

Now that the snow has receded and our lawns and landscapes are being revealed, the winter work of a small mouse-like animal is creating quite a stir. Damage to landscapes…

New dietary guidelines encourage healthy eating habits

The secretary of health and human services and the secretary of agriculture have released new dietary guidelines to encourage Americans to improve their eating habits to reduce risk of obesity…

Spring is here, it’s time to order seed potatoes

Spring. It’s finally here and it’s time to plan your vegetable garden. There are many vegetable crops that do well in our high-altitude gardens and potatoes are one. The potato…

The incredible Easter egg: a great food, but handle safely

Eggs are often a big part of the Easter celebration. But whether you decorate them, hide them or cook with them, it is important to practice good food safety practices.…

Five ways to be green this St. Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day can be celebrated in many different ways: drinking green beer, wearing green and being green. The following are five ways you can celebrate the holiday and protect…

Spruce beetle continues to be Colorado’s most damaging forest insect

For the past 15 years, the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS), in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the Colorado State University Warner College of Natural Resources, has monitored…

Soil testing important for successful gardening

The warm weather we enjoyed in February has started many gardeners thinking about spring and the gardening season ahead. It is still too early to be working the garden and…

Put that tax refund to work for you

For those of you who don’t procrastinate, you may have already submitted your tax forms and are anticipating your federal and state tax refund any day. If you haven’t already…

4-H fundraiser provides scholarships

Chocolate chunk, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia and many of your favorite cookie dough flavors are now being sold by Archuleta County 4-H members for only $15 per tub. And,…

How to care for your Valentine’s bouquet

The Extension office will be closed for Presidents Day on Feb. 15. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year for many florists. Here in Pagosa, our…