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Ring in the new year with dance

A very happy New Year’s from the staff at the CSU Extension office. Many of us are starting out the new year with goals of losing weight, getting into shape…

Proper snow shoveling technique: You can never hear this too many times

The Extension office will be closed for the New Year’s holiday Dec. 30-Jan. 2. As I am writing this article, the snow is piling up outside, cars are spinning on…

Winter’s here and the days are getting longer

The Extension office will close at noon on Dec. 23 for the Christmas holiday, and will also be closed Dec. 26. The full version of this story is available in…

Plants of the season part 3: the Christmas tree

Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Just as people today decorate their homes…

Plants of the season part 2: the Christmas rose

In Europe, the Christmas rose (helleborus niger) is considered one of the most traditional and noble seasonal plants of the Christmas season, but it comes with its fair share of…

Plants of the season part 1: poinsettia

They come in deep reds, light pinks, ivory and even purple. They have dark leaves, light leaves, bi-color leaves and curly leaves. They are the focal point of our holiday…

Forcing bulbs for winter beauty

By Irene Shonle, CSU Extension director, Gilpin County Special to The PREVIEW The CSU Extension office will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving. Although it’s probably too late…

It’s turkey time: cooking tips for a safe holiday

The CSU Extension office will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving. I wrote the following article last year, but a reminder is always important when it comes to…

Winter squash: a great addition to your fall menu

As you walk into any grocery store this time of year, you are usually greeted with a beautiful display of winter squash of all colors and shapes: yellow, orange, striped,…

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…