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Annie’s Project Pagosa retreat announced

Agricultural ventures for women are generating a cultural tide in American agriculture that is moving management, assets and opportunities to a new wave of farmers across the country. At Annie’s…

Producers encouraged to submit info for the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory

The Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, which promotes Colorado farmers markets, roadside stands, u-picks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) producers, agritourism activities, wineries and farms…

Resilient Archuleta meeting set for Jan. 30

I recently participated in a grant-awarded Sonoran Institute “Resiliency” workshop with four other Archuleta community representatives who have now formed “Resilient Archuleta,” a grassroots group that is working toward engaging…

Beef symposium set for Feb. 6

The San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium has been a tradition in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico for 36 years. Educational programs are important to help us sustain…

January is Radon Awareness Month

Data shows that homes in most Colorado counties have the potential for radon levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended action level. Radon has been identified as a risk factor…

A guide to energy-efficient office lighting

As you can imagine, office buildings consume a pretty substantial amount of energy. According to Southern California Edison, the average commercial office building uses about 30 percent of that consumed…

New Year’s traditions from around the world

Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted actually date back to ancient times. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a new New…

Applications being accepted for MyPI Program for youth

Hey teenagers, have you ever wanted to know more about being prepared in an emergency? Maybe you want to be a firefighter or an EMT? Then the My Preparedness Initiative,…

Applications being accepted for Colorado Beekeeping Mentorship Program

A comprehensive beekeeping course is being offered at through the Colorado State University (CSU) Extension office starting in January. Colorado Beekeeper Mentorship Program (CBMP) participants can choose either the volunteer…

Half of Coloradans now live in areas at risk to wildfires

The number of people living in areas at risk to the effects of wildland fire increased by nearly 50 percent from 2012 to 2017, based on new Colorado Wildfire Risk…