Six easy and versatile herbs for your garden and table

Although I’ve always had a love affair with cooking, one of the best things for me that has come out of our winter produce program has been more adventures with fresh herbs and spices. And even...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Vanasoap sells homemade artisan soaps without palm oil

Vanessa McCowan originally took up soap making as a hobby, but she now sells them as Vanasoap at the Durango Farmers Market. “I started off giving them as gifts to friends and family,” she said....

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Silverton students examine the town’s untold stories

On a Monday night in May 1902, Silverton’s Chinese residents were chased out of town, in an event the newspaper called a “murderous attack.” They were forced out of town and made to walk south...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

The ongoing battle with bindweed

I’ve been weeding in my garden in the evenings to get it ready for spring planting, and I’ve decided that there is one weed that I hate above all others. Bindweed is the bane of my gardening...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Community Calendar

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DATE: May 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Indigenous food sovereignty helps generation connect with tradition

In a white ceramic bowl, Mariah Gladstone mixes canned salmon, corn meal and chia – creating the kind of nourishing meal anyone can fix at home in minutes. While it’s not exactly what her Blackfeet...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

La Plata County installs public art at fairgrounds

Prancing and rearing steel horses were installed Monday at the entrance to the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Two donors gifted the public art pieces, La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said. ...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Nipping your insect problem in the bud

Although you may not see them, or be thinking of them right now, there are insects overwintering in your garden. A good way to nip a potential insect problem in the bud, so to speak, is with the...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Neem oil might be your best pesticide

Two weeks ago, I wrote about using horticultural oils to control pests in your yard and garden, but one deserves a column of its own. If you’ve been searching for a safe and nontoxic pesticide,...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

How to deal with powdery mildew in Montezuma County

Although it doesn’t happen often here because of our high, dry, climate, sometimes you will see small gray to whitish, fuzzy patches on your houseplants. Most likely this is powdery mildew. Ideal...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living