Grandparents raising grandchildren, online support

Children living with their grandparents may face a lot of changes.

Some changes are harder, such as when they must move away from one home to another.

Other changes are easier, but are still important to the child, such as returning from a visit with a parent.

Having a routine and knowing what to expect are very important for a young child. Any change can be difficult for a child, and sometimes children react negatively before, during, or after a visit.

While many things can cause negative behaviors, the changes involved in making a transition are often the reason. Help with situations like this can be frustrating for grandparents stepping up to the plate, but not anymore. Colorado State University Extension now has online support for these grandparents. This support includes publications, blogs, online classes, newsletters and links to assistance and benefits. You can check out this Web site at

Seed potatoes

The Archuleta County Extension Office is now taking orders for seed potatoes.

There will be two kinds available, Sangre (red) and Yukon Gold (white). We are charging 50 cents per pound for both species.

For those of you who are just starting out, or are experimenting, it is our suggestion that you order two to three pounds of each, instead of ordering a whole lot of them. This way, you can experiment and see if you like them and then order more next year.

When orders arrive in at the Extension Office, each person will be contacted to pick up their order.

If you are interested in ordering seed potatoes, call 264-2388 or stop by the Extension Office. Orders should be available mid-May for planting.


April 4 — 10 a.m. Dog Obedience project.

April 4 — 11 a.m. Dog Agility project.

April 6 — 4 p.m. Sewing project.

April 6 — 6 p.m. Beef project.

April 6 — 7 p.m. Swine project.

April 7 — 4 p.m. Photography project.

April 7 — 6:30 p.m. Colorado Kids Club meeting.

April 8 — 4 p.m. Sportsfishing project.

April 8 — 6:30 p.m. Pagosa Peaks Club.

April 9 — 10 a.m. Gardening Class — Gettin’ Your Hands Dirty.

April 9 — 2 p.m. Gardening Class — Gettin’ Your Hands Dirty.

April 9 — 6 p.m. Dog Obedience project.

April 9 — 7 p.m. Dog Agility project.

Check out our Web page at for calendar events and information.