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It’s dry out there — time to water before the ground freezes

What a spectacular autumn we have enjoyed this year. Each day is sunny, warm and dry — a true gift as we know that cold weather is just around the…

Have fun, stay safe on Halloween

By Liz Haynes SUN Columnist Halloween is an exciting holiday for school-aged kids and many of us kids at heart. Children enjoy picking out their costume, making special treats, picking…

Quinoa: an ancient and nutrient-rich food

Whether you are trying to eat a healthier diet, avoid gluten, add more plant-based foods to your family’s menu or just enjoy trying new things, quinoa is for you. Quinoa,…

Firewood and house log insects

As temperatures drop, many of us are warming our homes by burning wood in wood stoves and fireplaces. To make it easier to start that fire first thing in the…

Celebrate National 4-H Week this week

By Becky Jacobson PREVIEW Columnist Celebrate the impact 4-H youth are making in their lives and in their communities during National 4-H Week. 4-H is the nation’s largest youth organization;…

Burn gas, not cash, to heat this winter

There is definitely a nip in the air and many of us will be flipping the furnace from “off” to “heat” very soon. Do you remember your heating bills from…

Happy first day of fall

Autumn has arrived and it’s time for my annual “why trees turn color” article. Driving to Creede last week, the aspen were already turning, so the color show is already…

Yellowjackets can be a nuisance this time of year

Wasps and bees can be a serious nuisance problem throughout Colorado, particularly late in the summer when certain yellowjacket wasps forage at garbage and outdoor food areas. Several wasps are…

Understanding the power of protein

Now that school has started back for the season, families often struggle to find time to eat a healthy breakfast before running off to school, early morning activities and work.…

Back to school means changes for humans and for pets

The Extension office will be closed for Labor Day on Sept. 5. For many families, the new school year has already begun, but for those of us here in Pagosa,…