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Email: ricekw@co.laplata.co.us

Position: La Plata County Extension Office

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

Five vegetables to grow and eat

I feel like I am risking what little journalism credentials I have - I majored in journalism for one semester at theUniversity of Northern Colorado - because this will be the second article in a...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Divorce has unconsidered emotional, financial impacts

The unspoken big D - Divorce! Divorce is one of the most damaging events in the lives of individuals and families (andfriends) who go through it - both financially and emotionally.It is hard to...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

No resolutions, just a list for 2010

New Year's Resolutions - I don't typically make them, so this year I decided to try something different: a New Year'sList.I figured that this way, there would be at least a one-in-five shot that I...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Some advice pertaining to debit and credit cards

More and more it seems, businesses no longer accept checks (unless, perhaps, with a pint of blood or my firstborn). Itis becoming a cash, debit or credit-card system.According to Visa, debit cards...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

The most valuable present of all

The Christmas tree, in the chronicles of the Parmenter family, seems to have an illustrious past that is worthy ofdocumentation.Similar to the Griswold family (from the movie “Christmas Vacation"),...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

It's best to keep your ID information to yourself

Yes, this is a time of peace, humanity and generosity, but only what and when we choose to give.This is a time to protect yourself and your family members. Again, I want to suggest you minimize...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

'Tis the season to eat poinsettias, kiss under parasite

Finally, it feels like winter.With all this snow, it is hard not to get in the holiday spirit. Although as I write this article, the seven hours Ijust spent moving snow is making it difficult to...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Offering a food challenge to the community

I feel pretty confident in saying that, other than Arbor Day, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Of course, on Arbor Day you don't get a free pass to eat whatever you want (why do you think...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Census worthwhile, although you may have questions

Last weekend, I had occasion to discuss our upcoming census.The Census Bureau has taken great efforts to protect the confidentiality of residents. Beginning in February, advancemailouts begin; in...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Master Gardeners a reason to keep excited

November and December are my down months. Typically, this is the time of year when I can catch up on all the thingsthat got buried on my desk; the time when the phone calls regarding horticulture...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Small changes can make big differences around the house

We keep hearing about the $1,500 tax credit to help with energy savings for your home, but how about changes that costlittle or nothing and can save you more than $1,500 over the course of a year...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Local growing season keeps us guessing

As I write this article on a gloomy and cold Tuesday, waiting for the forecasted storm to come in tonight and bring 3 to 5 feet (okay, maybe 3 to 5 inches - but it never hurts to wish) of snow,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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