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Prepare plants for the great outdoors

By Dana Hayward SUN Columnist Gardening in Pagosa Springs, at elevations above 7,000 feet, can be a challenging endeavor. Due to dry winds, low humidity, extreme temperature fluctuations, varied microclimates…

4-H volunteers make a difference to youth program

Special to The PREVIEW This past Tuesday evening, youth members of the Archuleta County 4-H Council (elected members of each 4-H club) served dinner to their adult volunteers to honor…

May is the time for spring cleaning

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist It’s time to clean out the dust of winter and ready our homes for spring and summer. In our household when I grew up, one…

Spring workshops, events are plentiful

PREVIEW Columnist Many of us live in Archuleta County to enjoy the openness and privacy of living on multiple acres. But, with this benefit also comes responsibility for proper land…

Easter traditions: colored eggs and Easter lilies

For many, the Easter holiday is not complete without decorating hard-boiled eggs and the annual Easter egg hunt.  When I was young, eggs were usually colored Easter weekend and often…

Think FireWise landscaping this spring

SUN Columnist As planting season approaches, the nurseries and garden centers are featuring great trees, shrubs and plants for your landscape. As you ponder the many choices and create your…

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…