Darrin Parmenter

Position: Director and horticulture agent

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

Greg Felsen

Email: gregory.felsen@co.laplata.co.us

Nicole Clark

Position: Family and consumer science agent

Email: nicole.clark@co.laplata.co.us

It’s time to get a little red about women’s heart disease Putting

Pull out that red dress. We need to increase awareness about women and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of preventable death in persons aged 40 to 65. Check out Go Red at...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

With spring on the horizon, order seeds, map out garden

So Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow. In Pennsylvania, 1,173 miles away. While I have never lived in the Keystone State, I did live just north of there in upstate New York for a number of...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Scholarships can support youth agricultural education

La Plata County 4-H doesn’t want to discourage anyone from participating in our program because of financial concerns. Our membership fee for joining is $25 for the entire year. However, we provide...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Hot tips for growing peppers in Colorado’s cool climate

As another storm passes over our corner of Colorado, many of us huddle up in the kitchen or living room, toes cold from another morning of shoveling or legs sore from another powder day at the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

May the financial force be with you in 2016

2015 is done, and here we are already at 2016. I again remember the excitement when Yoda first shared so much wisdom. It is all back again so I decided to look at some of the things he shared and...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Snow, fewer late freezes and more wishes for Santa

A week until Christmas and it’s nice to see snow on the ground. I hope it will last, or be added to, so Santa and his reindeer will leave foot (and paw) prints. Growing up in Durango back in the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Let’s get cooking; it’s the holidays

This is the time of year for those special times – food with family and friends, parties and banquets, leftovers and, of course, wonderful food gifts. Holiday time is often turkey time when we get...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Cultivate your knowledge with master gardener class

As you may or may not know, I’m charged with running the Colorado Master Gardener program in La Plata County. There’s the chance the majority of you who peruse the article are either: a) master...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Collaboration gives young people chance to grow

La Plata County 4-H finds collaboration is essential for maintaining strong communities. During the last five years, we have developed a partnership with Celebrating Healthy Communities, which is a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Wrap up your outside chores and put your garden to bed

I have a tendency to be late. Not really late, but not “fashionably late” either, as I really am not that fashionable. But ask my office mates, fellow board members, my kids or even my dentist on...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Grieving for a family changed forever

Each of us has a special day that changes one’s life. Mine was 12 years ago Oct. 31 when my daughter passed away while at college. Grieving the loss of a child is a unique and lifelong process. I...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H projects develop character, skills: Enroll now

La Plata County 4-H club enrollment for the 2015-16 year begins Friday. All enrollments for 4-H club members, leaders and volunteers will be done online at https://colorado.4honline.com. This is a...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2015 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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