Gail’s Garden How to squash those pesky squash bugs

Right about now you should be finding a bumper crop of squash in your garden. Zucchini, yellow, scalloped, crookneck, spaghetti, butternut and more all make for delicious meals from now through the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Air ambulance companies have consumers in death grip

By Trudy Lieberman Rural Health News Service Two years ago in this space, I told the story of a Mississippi woman Katherine Green who got caught in the unsavory business practices of the air...

DATE: July 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Alpine passage connects Molas to Coal Bank

The trail system from Molas Pass to Coal Bank Pass, closed during the 416 Fire, reopened with celebratory fanfare. Cross-state hikers on the Colorado Trail are now completing journeys from Denver...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Sutcliffe Vineyards takes wine to farmers market

For the first time in Durango Farmers Market history, alcohol is being offered by a vendor. Sutcliffe Vineyards, located 20 miles west of Cortez near the Canyons of the Ancients, offers wine...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Plants, home work can protect against fire

Editor’s note: This is the final of three columns about fire-wise homes. Wildfires are nature’s way of taking care of itself. It clears out old underbrush, dead trees, overly dry wood and in some...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Resurrecting old insurance model may limit coverage

A new health insurance option awaits consumers this fall. Proponents say it will offer lower premiums and relief from increasingly expensive Obamacare policies sold in the so-called individual...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Hand-pollinating can increase your vegetable yield

Editor’s note: Get Growing, written by the La Plata County Extension Office’s Master Gardener Program, appears during the growing season. It features timely tips and suggestions for your garden and...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Farmers Market Profile: Self-reliance inspired Summit Roots

Jordan Meyers didn’t always want to be a farmer. Around 10 years ago, he didn’t know exactly what he wanted to do. Spurned by the idea of being self-reliant, he started farming. “I was looking for...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

For Pets’ Sake summer wine festival is July 21

For Pets’ Sake Humane Society will host its 11th annual Summer Wine Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, at Cliffrose Garden Center just east of Cortez on U.S. Highway 160. “Party with Ric...

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Santa Fe Opera offers ‘best of all possible worlds’

This summer, the Santa Fe Opera will join the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Centennial in a big way. On June 29, SFO opened its 62nd season with a full production of “Candide,” Bernstein’s Broadway...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Clint Eastwood film set to begin production in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. — Production on a Clint Eastwood-directed film about a Mexican cartel is scheduled to begin in New Mexico. New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

How to roast peppers – the unsung heroes of your produce bin

Roasted peppers are one of the most versatile ingredients around. Use them on a salad or pizza, puree them into soup or sauces, toss them in tacos or sandwiches, or lightly dress them and serve...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living