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A new agent, a popular program

We welcome our new CSU Extension Director, Liz Haynes.

Elizabeth (Liz) Haynes has accepted the position and began on April 9 (see related article and photo in this issue of The PREVIEW).

Here is Liz’s personal statement.

“I was born and raised in Rock Island County, Ill., where I was also a 4-H member. My son, Ethan, and I enjoy spending time outdoors: camping, hiking, fishing, gardening and wildlife viewing. We are both looking forward to Ethan starting kindergarten this fall in Pagosa Springs.  I enjoy traveling, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.  Before leaving Illinois, I was actively involved in community service organizations as president of the Quad City Natural Area Guardians and secretary/treasurer of Interstate Resource Conservation and Development. Prior to my employment with Colorado Extension, I was employed for 13 years with the University of Illinois Extension. My Extension career began as a Natural Resources/Zoology Educator for Rock Island County, Ill. in 1999. After developing the first Illinois Master Naturalist chapter/program in 2005, I soon led the program statewide. I enjoyed the last 4.5 years of my tenure as the Illinois Master Naturalist Program Coordinator, expanding the program statewide from one to 24 counties.

Back to Basics Food Preservation

The CSU Extension Office in Archuleta County is offering Back to Basics Food Preservation. We are looking for all who are interested in attending beginner food preservation classes.

April 23 - Pickling/Freezing/Drying, 1 or 6 p.m.

May 7 and 21 —Tomatoes & Salsa, Canned/Frozen/Drying, 1 or 6 p.m.

June 11 and 25 — Vegetables, Pressure Canning, 1 or 6 p.m.

Contact the Archuleta County CSU Extension Office at 264-5931 or to be added to the class list. Space is limited, so participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


April 27 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife workshop, 2 p.m.

May 1 — 4-H Clothing Constructions, 3:45 p.m.

May 1 — 4-H Colorado Kids Club meeting, 6:30 p.m.

May 2 — 4-H Sports Fishing, 4 p.m.

May 3 — 4-H Shady Pine, 6:30 p.m.

May 4 — 4-H Clover Bud Program, 1:45 p.m.

May 4 —4-H Colorado Mountaineers Club meeting, 2 p.m.

Check out our webpage at for calendar events and information.

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