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It’s fair time — something for everyone

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist The tents are going up and the excitement is building. The Archuleta County Fair, Aug. 1-4 at the fairgrounds on U.S. 84, is a highlight…

Creating a wildfire defensible space: Part 3

Creating a wildfire defensible space: Part 3

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist This is the third in a series of articles describing what you can do to create a defensible zone around your home to maximize the…

Living in the wildland-urban interface: Part 2

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist Living in the wildland-urban interface poses unique challenges to homeowners wanting to maximize the chances that their home will survive a wildfire. One important thing…

Living in the Wildland-Urban Interface

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist When you live in the beautiful natural areas of Archuleta County, you live in what we call the wildland-urban interface, the area where structures and…

Weeds love it when it’s dry; weed control measures

Extension staff SUN Columnists During times of drought, native and desirable perennial plants often face hardship due to dry conditions and high temperatures. Annual weeds, on the other hand, grow…

Horse owners: See a brand inspector when traveling, buying or selling

Be sure to get a brand inspection if you are heading to a rodeo, horse show or buying/selling a horse. This time of year sends many Coloradans outside to enjoy…

Extension Office welcomes new director, agent

Extension Office welcomes new director, agent

Roberta Tolan is the new director and agent at the Archuleta County CSU Extension Office. Roberta is new to Archuleta County, but not new to Colorado Extension. She spent seven…

A successful vegetable garden at 7,000 feet

The Archuleta County CSU Extension office is excited to welcome Darrin Parmenter, La Plata County CSU Extension director, to Pagosa Springs for a gardening workshop, June 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.…

Licensed commercial applicators meet high standards

By Extension staff Spring is in the air! With warmer weather and longer days come greener grass, blooming bulbs … and weeds. Before hiring a commercial pesticide company, consumers should…

Vaccinate animals, including horses, for rabies

Extension staff A horse near Peetz, Colo., has been diagnosed as being positive for rabies by CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The horse had been exhibiting neurological clinical signs, the attending…