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Grasshopper control in gardens and small acreages

By W.S. Cranshaw and R. Hammon Special to The SUN Grasshoppers can be the most noticeable and damaging insects to yards and fields. They also are among those most difficult…

Extension office welcomes new director/agent

Extension office welcomes new director/agent

By Robin Young SUN Columnist I would like to introduce myself. My name is Robin Young and I am your new Colorado State University (CSU) Extension director and agent. I…

The tao of mow: What mower is best for you?

By Cary Weiner Special to The SUN Grass growing — and mowing — season has arrived. And with that comes the pesky question of how to mow efficiently and effectively.…

Would your kitchen pass inspection?

By Robin Young SUN Columnist Would your kitchen pass a food safety inspection? The full version of this story is available in the print edition and e-edition of the Pagosa…

Myrtle spurge: the ornamental that may be taking over your lawn and your neighbors’

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist An ornamental ground cover may be creeping from your neighbor’s garden and over to your lawn. A popular ground cover, myrtle spurge, is listed on…

Preventing the spread of noxious weeds

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Warm weather is here and that means that noxious weeds are beginning to pop up in your lawn, driveway and on your favorite recreational trails.…

The season for barbecues has begun

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. We remember those who we have…

A guide to creating a hanging flower basket

Hanging flower baskets can add beauty and interest to entrances to your home, deck, patio or backyard. They can also attract butterflies, birds and bees. Why not create your own,…

It’s time to plant potatoes: Here’s how it’s done

Seed potatoes have arrived. If you have ordered your seed potatoes from the Extension office, it’s time to pick them up. They will be available through Friday, May 12, from…

Forests, water, wildfire and us

By Bill Trimarco Special to The SUN The area around Pagosa Springs is noted for its beauty by nearly everyone who has experienced it. Majestic mountains, free-flowing rivers and green…