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Soil compaction can cut forage yields

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Have you ever driven by a golf course and saw the lawn crew aerating (removing plugs) in the fairways? Hopefully, you aerate your own lawn.…

Archuleta County 4-H fund-raiser underway — annual cookie dough sale

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist One of Archuleta County 4-H’s most successful fund-raisers is underway. Local 4-H youth have started their annual cookie dough sale. Every 4-H members participates in…

Small acreage pasture management tips

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Last week, I discussed drought management planning for cattle ranchers and gave an introduction to small acreage pasture management. Archuleta County is like many areas…

Drought planning essential for cattlemen in 2013

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist The grazing season for 2012 was certainly a challenge due to drought conditions. Cattle producers face some tough decisions in 2013. Some pastures have carryover…

Take time to winterize your horse

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Cold weather usually does not affect horses as suddenly or dramatically as it does us humans. Horses are very adaptable to cold weather, but they…

Your Extension office: valuable, accurate information

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Do you sometimes feel like you’re on information overload? With hundreds of television channels to choose from, social media options such as Twitter and Facebook,…

Back to Basics Food Preservation at Extension office

The Back to Basics Food Preservation class schedule has been set. The CSU Extension Office in Archuleta County is offering Back to Basics Food Preservation, and we are looking for…

Free radon screening tests and information meeting

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist San Juan Basin Health Department and Colorado State University Extension will offer free radon information classes and free screening kits on Thursday, Jan. 12, at…

Free radon screening tests and information meeting

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Colorado State University Extension will offer the classes and free screening kits on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 4…

Adult volunteers needed for 4-H program

By Jim Smith SUN Columnist Help local youth by volunteering with Archuleta County 4-H. Typical volunteers donate two hours of their time a month, beginning in January and work through…