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Email: ricekw@co.laplata.co.us

Position: La Plata County Extension Office

Email: parmenterdm@co.laplata.co.us

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

Take the $10 healthy meal test

I am honored to begin writing to you from my new desk at Colorado State University Extension, from which I coordinate the Operation Frontline program, called OFL, in Southwest Colorado.OFL,...

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

Taking a look at sugar in the diet

High fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, certainly has been given a lot of attention recently (Environmental Nutrition, November 2008). The increase in obesity coinciding with HFCS in the diet has made...

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

Spring's coming: Chores to do and not to do

So we thought that summer was just around the corner.Weeks of balmy temperatures led to a plethora of white legs sticking out of shorts, flies being cast on the Animas, and open windows and doors,...

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

4-H horse project gets jump-start

What does the advent of spring weather and school vacations bring to La Plata County? For some of us, it signals the start of 4-H horse program activities.One of the unique features of the La Plata...

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

For your health, nuts aren't so crazy

Nuts - every day? Research shows one small handful a day can actually result in health gains. Diets that include 1 to 1.5 ounces of nuts (not salted or honey glazed) daily are more satisfying,...

DATE: March 26, 2009 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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