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Equine West Nile Virus case reported in Colorado

Equine West Nile Virus case reported in Colorado

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist The first reported equine case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been diagnosed in Colorado as of Aug. 14, 2013. The WNV positive horse is…

Free defensible space workshop on Aug. 23

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist FireWise of Southwest Colorado and Colorado State University Extension Archuleta County are sponsoring a free Home Ignition Zone and Defensible Space Workshop for the public…

Resources to help create a wildfire-defensible zone

Resources  to help create a wildfire-defensible zone

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist In July, there were three articles highlighting the importance of creating a wildfire-defensible zone around your home and structures to maximize the chances that they…

Don’t miss these special fair events, Aug. 1-4

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist The Archuleta County Fair starts today and there are activities and events for all ages. We’ll have all of the fair favorites with 4-H and…

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…