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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…

Strategies for shedding those holiday pounds

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW columnist Most people add a couple of extra pounds over the holiday season and the new year often starts with weight loss goals and resolutions to…

Radon can be a concern in Colorado homes

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist January is Radon Awareness Month and surveys show that homes in most Colorado counties have the potential for radon levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s…

Where do insects go in winter?

By Roberta Tolan PREVIEW Columnist It’s official — winter is here and the early morning temperatures are regularly in the single digits.  We humans respond to the cold by cranking…

Tips for setting realistic goals for the New Year

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist Now that Christmas is behind us and the year is quickly coming to an end, many of us spend time thinking of what we would…