Back to Basic Food Preservation Classes are starting in January 2013 get your name on the reservation list NOW!! Call 970-264-5931 or email email@example.com to sign up for classes!
- January - Jams & Jellies
14th at 1:00pm or 6:00pm
28th at 1:00pm or 6:00pm
- February - Whole Fruit Canned/Frozen
25th 1:00pm or 6:00pm
- March- Pickling/Freezing/Drying
25th 1:00pm or 6:00pm
- April - Tomatoes & Salsa-Canned
Frozen/Drying of fruits and veg's
22nd 1:00pm or 6:00pm
- May -Vegetables/Pressure Canning
6th 1:00pm or 6:00pm
Archuleta County CSU
344 Hwy 84
Pagosa Springs, CO
Cost: $10 per class
Take home: 1 jar filled with what you made and class handouts.
Please contact the Archuleta County CSU Extension Office at 264-5931 or firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the class list. Class size is limited, availability will be on a first-come, first serve basis.
Free Radon Awareness Presentations
On Testing and Mitigation
January 9, 2013 1:00pm &
February 6, 2013 4:00pm
at the Archuleta County Extension Office,
344 Hwy 84 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Free Test Kits (while supplies last)
January is National Radon Action Awarness Month
February 12th 2013
McGee Park-Hwy 64 Farmington, NM
The San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium has become a tradition in SW Colorado and NW New Mexico. Educational programs are important to help us sustain this way of life. The 2013 Beef Cattle Symposium will primarily focus on profitability, animal health, and management. There will be something of interest in this area for everyone who is involved or planning to be involved in beef production. Please join us!
spurge is designated as a List
A species in the Colorado
Noxious Weed Act. It is designated
for statewide eradication.
Myrtle spurge contains a toxic,
milky sap which can cause severe
skin irritations, including blistering.
This plant is poisonous if ingested;
causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Wearing gloves, long sleeves, shoes,
and eye protection is highly recommended
when in contact with myrtle spurge,
as all plant parts are considered
For more information visit www.colorado.gov/ag/weeds
and click on the Noxious Weed Management
Program. Or call Archuleta County
Weed and Pest Control at 970-264-6773.
Grow the County Fair!
Archuleta County is looking for
people to join the Fair Board to
help plan the 2013 Fair - our 62nd
Anniversary. The dates for the fair
will be August 1st-4th, 2013.
There will lots of new and exciting
things planned as well as the return
of many old favorites for this years'
Fair. Some activities where you
can help include: Entertainment,
Education Tent, Advertising, Sponsors
and Fair Royalty. The Fair Board
will continue to emphasize the importance
of the root of our fair, which are
4-H and our Western Heritage. We
will always be committed to this
priority and at the same time we
are also dedicated to meeting the
needs of our growing community.
If you are interested in helping
with the 2012 Fair, contact the
CSU Extension Office at 264-5931
or e-mail: email@example.com
Preparedness is everyone's job.
Not just government agencies but
all sectors of society -- service
providers, businesses, civic and
volunteer groups, industry and neighborhood
associations, as well as every individual
citizen should plan ahead for disaster.
During the first few hours or days
following a disaster, essential
services may not be available. People
must be ready to act on their own.
One of the most overlooked preparedness
kits is the car kit. You should
have a car kit for each vehicle
in your household. You should also
try to maintain at least 1/2 a tank
of gas during winter weather events.
Suggested items include a first-aid
kit and manual, fire extinguisher,
radio and batteries, non-perishable
food stored in a coffee can or other
container, bottled water, bag of
sand or kitty litter, deicer or
salt, shovel and other tools, blankets
or sleeping bags, a sundry kit that
includes paper and pencil, map,
tissues, moist towelettes, plastic
bags and essential medications,
flashlights and batteries, reflectors
or flares, tire repair kit, waterproof
matches and candles, jumper cables,
tow rope and short rubber hose for
siphoning. Be sure to keep copies
of important documents that concern
your automobile in your glove box.
Download the 72-hour Kit information.
for Code Red
count in an emergency! Archuleta
County and the Town of Pagosa Springs
have instituted the Code RED Emergency
Notification System a high-speed
telephone communication service
for emergency notifications. You
may register your cell phone, unlisted
number, voice of IP phone or business
phone by clicking here.
Listed numbers, those found in the
phone book, are automatically added
to the system. If you are unsure,
please register. If you have any
questions please contact the Archuleta
County Office of Emergency Management
at (970) 731-4799.