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Special series: Solutions to youth suicide in La Plata County

Position: From the Extension Office

Email: ricekw@co.laplata.co.us

Position: La Plata County Extension Office

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

La Plata County Fair holds opportunities, farewells

Ah, Fair Week. The time of year when the fairgrounds and Extension Office are overrun with volunteers, kids, vendors and the occasional casserole dish to share.Yes, there will be a carnival here...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

When it comes to food, you alone make the choices

I recently had the opportunity to view a very graphic, interesting movie now showing in one of our local theaters. The movie, "Food, Inc.," was thought-provoking, but you should stay with facts and...

DATE: July 30, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County Fair sneaking up

No matter how much effort goes into planning of the La Plata County Fair, it always is upon us way too fast.All this week, the Extension Office staff will be taking in 4-H livestock record books...

DATE: July 23, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Good luck getting a jump on this scourge

I've gotta be honest - my vegetable garden is struggling this year. And I am afraid it might be karma.To those of you who can remember, back in March I mentioned that if gardeners were feeling...

DATE: July 16, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Keep close eye on calorie count when using children's menus

Now that summer is here, it is much easier and more enjoyable to garner that 2½- 4 cups of fruits and vegetables to know that we are taking good care of our bodies. Good for us.But have you noticed...

DATE: July 9, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H horse season has arrived

The first 4-H Horse Show of the season took place at the La Plata County Fairgrounds on June 20, under the guidance of Jill O'Rand.Champion overall in the Senior Western and English Division was...

DATE: July 2, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Durango Farmers Market adds Wednesday evening

I can honestly admit that I love the social aspect of the Durango Farmers Market. And I am not alone.I am confident that there are those who get to the First National Bank parking lot at 9 a.m. and...

DATE: June 25, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Sharing meals makes strong families

Last week I sat down to dinner with my husband and our 1½-year-old daughter and enjoyed a meal. With how important food is to my family, you would think we did this more often, but with our busy...

DATE: June 11, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Pennsylvania 4-H'ers to come to Durango

Many people are not aware that not only is 4-H involved in local youth development activities but also in both interstate and international programs.In July, 13 4-H'ers from Montgomery County...

DATE: June 4, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Frost may nip longer than you think

I have a secret, and it is one that not even my family knows about. If my kids knew about this they would never leave me alone, especially around Christmas.I can see the future.I can tell when you...

DATE: May 28, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Food programs try to get healthy

The downturned economy has affected requests from our local food banks (more than 20 of them). In talking with a few providers, the number of residents needing to use our food banks has increased...

DATE: May 21, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H Horse Camp experiences largest rider enrollment ever

Plans are being finalized for the 10th annual San Juan Basin District 4-H Horse Camp, which will be held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds this weekend.Our original plan was to limit registration...

DATE: April 30, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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