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Cures for the doggy summertime skin blues

Trail running, swimming, hiking — healthy outdoor recreation forms loving bonds and beautiful memories as we bask in the summertime glow with our pets. But, just as in people, exposing…

4-H youth to promote upcoming county fair

By Becky Jacobson SUN Columnist 4-H youth members who are raising animals and involved in various 4-H indoor projects for the Archuleta County Fair this year will be pounding the…

First Archuleta County Weed Tour a success

The inaugural Archuleta County Weed Tour was a great success. Plan an outdoor activity and the rain will come, right? Well, it did, nice and steady with no lightning, making…

Noxious weed of the month: Houndstongue

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist While noxious weeds such as musk and Canada thistle get much more recognition, it is the invaders on the cusp of a full-blown infestation that…

Information on proper herbicide use

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist Herbicides are the go-to method for weed control after mowing or manual removal. However, there are many considerations to take before selecting an herbicide. Before…

CSU Extension to offer solar workshop June 18

If you’ve ever considered going solar, an upcoming “Know Before You Go (Solar)” workshop for Archuleta County residents will make that decision easier. The full version of this story is…

Beware ornamental garden invaders

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist When you go to the nursery or local greenhouse to buy plants or purchase a seed mixture, you usually don’t expect to bring home an…

Colorado lawmakers pay tribute to importance of forest health

On behalf of the state’s Forest Health Advisory Council, the Colorado House of Representatives has passed a formal tribute recognizing the importance of forest health to the citizens of Colorado.…

Noxious weed of the month: field bindweed

Noxious weed of the month: field bindweed

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist A member of the morning glory family, field bindweed is a List C noxious species and is prevalent on Archuleta County rights of way. The…

Pet health: Rabies a real and rising threat to people and pets

The warm months are a time to beware of rabies. Rabies is an infectious disease that can threaten the health of people and their pets. The Colorado Department of Public…