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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…

Riding into the SUNset

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist As I write my last column for the SUN, I want to reflect on some enjoyable experiences that I have had as the interim Archuleta…

Growing raspberries, part 2

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist (This section by Darrin Parmenter, CSU Extension director in La Plata County.) If you want to plant raspberries, I recommend taking the time to prepare…

All about raspberries, Part I

All about raspberries, Part I

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist This article was written by Darrin Parmenter CSU Extension Director in La Plata County. When my son was three, his older sister convinced him that…

ServSafe(r) certification training

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist ServSafe(r) is a nationally recognized comprehensive food safety training developed by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Food service managers and Cottage Food producers need…

Extension’s Planttalk Colorado helps gardeners

By Jim Smith 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 —  Planttalk…

Extension schedules gardening, small acreage webinars

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Three informative webinars have been scheduled in April. A webinar is an online seminar. You can participate from any computer with Internet access. The first…

Financial metrics — check for ‘leaks’

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist The automatic cuts by the federal government went into effect March 1 and $85 billion sounds overwhelming, but it is actually only 2.4 percent of…