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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Noxious Weed of the Month: common tansy

By Ethan ProudPREVIEW Columnist Common tansy is an attractive invader that escaped ornamentation. It is toxic to humans and can cause convulsions, miscarriage and skin...

Noxious weed of the month: yellow starthistle

By Ethan Proud PREVIEW Columnist A noxious weed that has yet to be reported in Archuleta County is the yellow starthistle, which is a List A...

Back-to-school tips for parents and students

For families in Archuleta County, the start of school can be an exciting and sometimes stressful time. But there are many things that parents...

Keeping summer camping trips safe and healthy

Camping trips and summer vacations are two of the most popular ways that families spend time together this time of year, and staying healthy...

Fall is a good time for weed control

By Roberta Tolan SUN Columnist With all of our recent rains, we are sure to get a new, end-of–season flush of growth on many of our...

Extension Viewpoints: What will happen to farmers markets during this time of COVID-19?

By Robin Young PREVIEW Columnist It’s feeling like summer in Colorado and that means farmers market season is just around the corner. With all the current...

Plants of the season part 1: poinsettia

They come in deep reds, light pinks, ivory and even purple. They have dark leaves, light leaves, bi-color leaves and curly leaves. They are...

Extension Viewpoints: Stretch your food dollar: Strategies to shop smart and fill your cart

By Robin Young and Jessica Clifford SUN Columnist With rapid changes and uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, people are making changes about the way they...

Reduce your energy bills

When comparing an average house to an energy-efficient house, it is possible to reduce annual energy bills by up to 40 percent! To obtain...

Colorado State Forest Service issues report on health of Colorado’s forests

The Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) issued the 2014 report on the health of Colorado’s forests this summer, which provides information about emerging and...