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From the Extension Office from April 15, 2019

Does your environment support your health?

Isn’t it ironic how easily resolutions dissolve, in spite of our persistent desire to be healthy? In as little as two months, well-intended habits have collapsed into a pile of excuses. No need to...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Three couples share what’s behind a successful relationship

Many people come in and out of our life, fulfilling various roles, at various times. Parting ways comes with acceptance of change or heartbreak with loss. Yet, not all relationships end. For some,...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

How five simple words can change your day

Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of meeting Vincent. Aside from his name, I know nothing more than the fact that with five simple words he made my day and inspired this column. It was Monday,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Ready to make the perfect cookie? Welcome to cookie chemistry 101

One for me, two for you and plate of carrots for the reindeer. The carrots are easy, it’s the cookies that can be finicky. Once you get past the challenge of deciding on a style, you merely have...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Warming spices will make delightful pumpkin dishes

Last week, Halloween pumpkins gathered at the La Plata County Fairgrounds with the purpose of giving life from their wilting remains. Livestock throughout the county will soon be feasting on fodder...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Now is the time to plan for the holidays – here’s why

Given the timing, you may be expecting words of wisdom offering creative alternatives to Halloween junk food. With a party invitation in hand and excitement in her voice, my daughter bestowed the...

DATE: Oct. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Who’s at the table is as important for health as what’s on it

Have you noticed September brings about a shift in scheduling? Parents, your kids are back in school and possibly involved in evening activities. Kid-free households, you’re still busy, but the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Make the most of the season’s best produce by preserving or donating

Treasure this moment, for it won’t be long until local gardens halt production, and the variety of produce at the grocer diminishes. Should you be fortunate enough to have an excess of produce,...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Want to eat more fruits, vegetables? Try these strategies

Eating fruits and vegetables comes with undeniable health benefits. Dietary guidelines suggest 2½ cups of vegetables and 2 cups of fruit per day for adults. How does your intake measure up? Before...

DATE: July 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Preventive health care you can apply year-round

I’ll be the first to admit, religious sunscreen use is not one of my well-established habits. As is often the case with health, we know we should – but we don’t. This act of self-care for the sake...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

How to prevent the stomach flu: A recipe for success

The emergence of flip-flops, wind and milk chocolate-colored rivers are sure signs of spring in Southwest Colorado. With Memorial Day weekend on the horizon, we’ll soon break free of the indoor...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County’s best kept secret

If you’re reading this column, you’re either familiar with La Plata County Extension Office or the headline was just too catchy to skip. For regulars, what may not be familiar is the name and face...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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