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Seedling tree and shrub sale

The San Juan Conservation District is offering local landowners the opportunity to purchase a variety of seedling trees and shrubs for different conservation uses, shelter belts, reforestation and wildlife habitat enhancement.

Seedlings come from the Colorado State Forest Service Nursery in Fort Collins. Bare root trees are available in multiples of 50 per species and potted trees are available in multiples of 30 per species.

Orders are being taken until March 28 and will be available for pick up on April 16. Need an order form? You can stop by the Extension Office at the fairgrounds or go by the San Juan Conservation District office at 505A CR 600 (Piedra Road, next to Piedra Automotive)..

Help plan the fair

Archuleta County is looking for people to join the Fair Board to help plan the 2010 fair to be held the first weekend in August.

There will lots of new and exciting things planned as well as the return of many old favorites for this years’ fair.

Some activities where you can help include: Education Tent, Lee Sterling Chili Cook-Off, Entertainment, Advertising, Sponsors and Fair Royalty.

The Fair Board will continue to emphasize the importance of the roots of our fair, which are 4-H and our western heritage. We will always be committed to this priority and at the same time we are also dedicated to meeting the needs of our growing community.

If you are interested in helping with the county fair, contact Kim at 264-2388.

Beef symposium

The San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium has become a tradition in southwest Colorado and northwest New Mexico.

Educational programs are important to help us sustain this way of life.

The 2010 Beef Cattle Symposium will primarily focus on disease, nutrition, and herd health. There will be something of interest in this area for everyone who is involved or planning to be involved in beef production. This program will be held on Tuesday, March 2, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Registration cost on or before Feb. 25 is $20; after this date the cost is $25. Lunch, refreshments and materials will be provided for all who register early.

Thanks to our faithful sponsor, Basin Coop, Inc. in Durango for help in making this program a success.

To register, contact the CSU Extension Office in Archuleta County at 264-5931 or visit to download a brochure.


Feb. 19 — 1:30 p.m., 4-H Coin Collecting project (CUMC).

Feb. 19 — 1:45 p.m., Cloverbuds program.

Feb. 19 — 2 p.m., 4-H Rabbit project.

Feb. 19 — 3:30 p.m., 4-H Turkey project.

Feb. 19 — 3:30 p.m., 4-H Leathercraft project (HS Vo).

Feb. 19 — 4:15 p.m., 4-H Poultry project.

Feb. 20 — 10 a.m., 4-H Cake Decorating-Unit 1 and 2.

Feb. 20 — 1 p.m., 4-H Cake Decorating-Unit 8.

Feb. 22 — 3:30 p.m., 4-H Shooting Sports.

Feb. 22 — 3:45 p.m., 4-H Clothing project-Unit 2.

Feb. 22 — 6:30 p.m., 4-H Dog project.

Feb. 23 — 6 p.m., Democrats.

Feb. 24 — 3:30 p.m., 4-H Shooting Sports.

Feb. 24 — 5 p.m., 4-H IFYE presentation.

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