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Extension’s Planttalk Colorado helps gardeners

SUN Columnist Gardening season is around the corner, and home gardeners will find concise and reliable answers to frequently asked questions through a 16-year-old program called Planttalk Colorado. The educational…

Fair royalty applications due tomorrow

SUN Columnist The Archuleta County Fair Board has opened the 2014 County Fair Royalty contest to all young ladies in the county who meet the age requirements. Royalty hopefuls will…

Tools to help you manage your land

Many people in Archuleta County live on acreage. Some move here from other parts of the country, some have managed land for decades and others are new to this way…

In-home air quality can be improved during the winter

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist During the winter months, our homes are as tight as we can make them to conserve energy and save on our heating bills. But with…

Spring-like temperatures make you think of gardening

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW Columnist Our recent spring-like temperatures are tricking us into thinking that we should be digging in the garden. But it’s way too early for that here…

Cooking at high altitude takes some adjustments

Cooking at high altitude takes some adjustments

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW Columnist Mountain living is wonderful but presents challenges that don’t exist at lower elevations. Food preparation is one of these challenges, but you can be successful…

How to care for your houseplants during winter

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW Columnist Houseplants are a great way to add beauty to your home during the long winter months, but the indoor environment in Colorado can be harsh…

Caring for livestock during the cold winter months

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW Columnist Well, it looks like winter has finally returned to Pagosa Country and we are getting some much-needed snow and moisture. Even though livestock species are…

Beef symposium to be held in Pagosa Feb. 4

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW columnist Every five years, the annual San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium is held in Pagosa, and this is the year. On Tuesday, Feb. 4,…

With mild temps, it’s time to think about watering

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW Columnist Every day I look at the five-day forecast hoping for snow. As of this writing, there are still no major storms headed our way and…