Interns benefit wilderness in many ways

Training a new employee is often time consuming and costs a business a great deal of money and resources. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 1 in 3 employees in the U.S. leave his or her...

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Dynamics of pot make it unlikely fodder for marketing

By Bob Kunkel In 2012, Coloradoans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana. From that day, we began the dubious process of trying to build a bridge and...

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Stewards of the Land: Check out mountain wildflowers

Stop complaining about the rain. Really, it’s not that bad. I think you need to take a walk in the mountains. If you haven’t been above 9,000 feet for a few weeks, you’re missing out. Most of the...

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Drivers beware: Deer, elk crossing roads

By Aran JohnsonLiving with Wildlife Advisory BoardIt can be easy to feel accosted by signs. As the song goes, “Everywhere a sign, blockin’ out the scenery, breaking my mind.” Almost as a mental...

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Minimizing micro-trash in the wilderness

By MK Thompson As most folks already know, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The year has been full of events to celebrate and create awareness of the precious resource that is...

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Minimizing micro-trash in the wilderness

By MK Thompson As most folks already know, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. The year has been full of events to celebrate and create awareness of the precious resource that is...

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Now's the time to plant your warm-weather crops

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

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Eager to garden? Here’s what to plant now

Tis the season to be jolly. Gardening season that is. With daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s, it may be challenging to not find an excuse to run off to the desert, hop on the mountain bike or...

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Wildfire preparedness efforts pay off

No one likes to see a wildfire threaten homes; however, when it does happen, it can be rewarding for the homeowner who has taken time to become more wildfire prepared. Such is the case with Elk...

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Wildfire preparedness efforts pay off

No one likes to see a wildfire threaten homes; however, when it does happen, it can be rewarding for the homeowner who has taken time to become more wildfire prepared. Such is the case with Elk...

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Wildfire preparedness efforts pay off

No one likes to see a wildfire threaten homes; however, when it does happen, it can be rewarding for the homeowner who has taken time to become more wildfire prepared. Such is the case with Elk...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Miscellaneous Columns

Leave No Trace: Don't leave your home without it

An estimated 2 million visitors will drive, hike, camp, backpack, horseback ride, fish and more on the San Juan National Forest and area Bureau of Land Management lands this summer. In the fall, an...

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