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

Radon can pose serious health risks, test your home now

January is National Radon Action Month. Radon in our homes is a significant health issue. Forty-nine percent of homes in La Plata County have required mitigation of the colorless, odorless gas...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Workshop will teach techniques to extend the growing season

As our travels around the sun begin again, we seem to be traversing through a very, very strange and dichotomous winter. This week, we have winter storm warnings for Jacksonville, Florida;...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County 4-H clubs serve communities, people in many ways

Community service is a major component of the 4-H Youth Development program. At a minimum, 4-H members are required to participate in one community service event during the year. However, most 4-H...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

The fascinating process of olive production in Spain

Olives – wait, what? I write this as I sit on the edge of a canal in Seville, Spain. I am immersing myself in the Mediterranean way of eating. They refer to the olive tree as the “tree of life.” I...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Our dry weather may mean trees need winter watering

Over the years, I’ve written articles that seem to initiate a response from Mother Nature that completely eliminates the need to do what I’m writing about. So, in hopes of that happening again...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County 4-H Council shapes young leaders

Each year, the La Plata County 4-H Council elects new youth officers to represent our organization. The team of officers works together throughout the year to plan, organize and implement a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Cooking, baking at high altitude are part science, part art

Holidays are fast approaching, and we tend to spend more time baking, entertaining and making special treats and candy for gatherings. I’m starting to get more questions about tough dinner rolls,...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

I’ve enjoyed a busy 10 years and look forward to more

You know time flies when you’re daydreaming in your office (extremely momentarily) about a topic for the monthly newspaper article and you see a certificate on the wall recognizing five years of...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Come to Halloween Ball to learn about 4-H opportunities

Who’s ready to do the monster mash? La Plata County 4-H would like to invite all local youths to our inaugural Halloween Ball. This free event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Data breaches are common; protect your finances, credit

A grand total 145.5 million people were affected by the Equifax data breach. Yahoo corrected their 2013 breach of 1 billion users to all 3 billion users. The breaches hacked names, addresses,...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Plant bulbs this fall to light up your garden in the spring

The autumnal tease is here. A couple nights of frost, the changing colors and the snow up high on the mountain tops signal the changing of the guard. We all scramble to get the wood chopped and...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Bethany Quimby rises to the top at Colorado State Fair

The 2016-17 La Plata County 4-H year is coming to a close. 4-H members had a successful local county fair, and many members participated in the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, which wrapped up on...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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