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Funding available for organic certification

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that $11.5 million is available nationally in Farm Bill funding for organic certification cost-share assistance. The certification assistance is meant to help…

County fair offers fun for the whole herd

There is Fun for the Whole Herd at the Archuleta County Fair July 31-Aug. 3. It’s an event you don’t want to miss. It’s the time of year when we…

Deter woodpeckers: Tips to protect property

If you have been awakened in the early morning by a loud drumming sound coming from right outside your window, you could be experiencing the mating behavior of the northern…

Grazing lease agreements and management assistance available

By Shaan Bliss Special to The SUN Grazing lease agreements can often be a handshake, but can hold little weight when conflicts arise. What about drought? What about seasonal fencing…

Tickets available for Cattlemen’s Banquet

By Barbara Jefferies Special to The Pagosa Springs SUN Online Tickets for the La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen’s Banquet are now available. The banquet will be held April 26 at the Sky…

Tools to help you manage your land

Many people in Archuleta County live on acreage. Some move here from other parts of the country, some have managed land for decades and others are new to this way…

Apply now for the Colorado Master Gardener Program

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist Calling all gardening enthusiasts: applications are now available for the 2014 Colorado Master Gardener Program. The Colorado Master Gardener Program is a volunteer-based program that…

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…

Final free square dance lesson

By Carla Roberts Special to The PREVIEW The last free introductory lesson this season on June 17 will be available to all who want to learn how to square dance.…

‘American Meat’ documentary

By Denise Rue-Pastin Special to The PREVIEW The Southwest Organization for Sustainability (SOS) and the Ruby Sisson Library invite you to a special viewing of “American Meat” on June 15…