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Welcome to Pagosa Springs


from your friends at

 

Colorado State University Extension

in Archuleta County

 

 

 

What's New

 

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 coopext_archuleta@mail.colostate.edu 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

Where:
Archuleta County CSU
Extension Office
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 coopext_archuleta@mail.colostate.edu 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

30th Annual San Juan Basin Extension
Beef Cattle Symposium

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!

Myrtle Spurge

Myrtle 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 poisonous.
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.

Help 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: info@archuletacountyfair.com

Be Prepared!
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.

Register for Code Red
Seconds 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archuleta County

Extension 

344 Hwy 84
PO Box 370 
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

(970)264-5931
(970)264-2388

Fax:  (970)264-5934 

coopext_archuleta@mail.colostate.edu

 

 
 

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Last Updated: January 7, 2013

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