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Extension office welcomes new 4-H coordinator

The staff at the CSU Extension office is excited to introduce our new 4-H coordinator, Arden Snyder.

Arden was raised in the mountains of New Mexico in the Gila National Forest, near Reserve, N.M. She was a member of 4-H from 8-18 years of age, completing projects including Market Swine, Market Lamb, Horse, Baking and Livestock Judging. She represented the state of New Mexico at the 4-H National Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. She was an active member of her club and served as a member of the 4-H county council. She then went on to New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science.

Arden has worked for the New Mexico and Colorado State Forest Service for the past four seasons as a wildland fire fighter in the Gila and San Juan National Forests.

Arden would like to invite all youth between the age of 8 and 18 to come and join 4-H. If you have an interest in Beef, Cake Decorating, Clothing Construction, Dog Agility, Entomology, Food Preservation, Horse, Goat, Lamb, Leather Craft, Photography, Rabbit, Rocketry, Scrapbooking, Shooting Sports, Sports Fishing, Swine, Turkey, Veterinary Science and more, please come in the CSU Extension Office and sign up.

Registration for the 2012 year begins Oct. 1, 2011.

Master Gardener

The Colorado State University Extension Office in Archuleta County is excited to announce that we are excepting applications for the 2012 Colorado Master Gardener (CMG) program until Dec. 30, 2011.

Students will receive training in tree care, vegetables, soils, native plants, water wise gardening, pruning and much more. The training utilizes onsite and distant education experts to teach a series of eleven classes.

Classes start Jan. 26 and will take place at the Archuleta County Fairgrounds every Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost is $240 if you intend to volunteer, $575 for a certificate without volunteer time.

CMG volunteers are expected to complete 50 hours of volunteer time in the first year and 24 hours in subsequent years. 

Contact the Colorado State University Extension office in Pagosa Springs at 264-5931 for more information or an application.


Oct. 4 — 4-H Colorado Kids Club meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 6 — LWV Forum, 5 p.m.

Oct. 6 — 4-H Shady Pine, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 7 — Meal on the move, senior lunch, noon.

Check out our webpage at for calendar events and information.

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