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Southeast Area CSU Extension Gardening info

SOUTHEAST AREA EXTENSION SAYS                                                               Contact: Michaela Mattes Email: michaela.mattes@colostate.edu Growing a Vegetable Garden As the weather warms, we want to go outside and enjoy nature. Many of us decide to grow a vegetable garden because of its many benefits. Growing your own vegetables teaches you about soil, plants, and the environment, and it is […]

Double Fatal Fire in La Junta

On May 26th, 2024 at approximately 6 am, LJFD responded to a reported structure fire at 1220 Rice Ave.  Upon arrival, heavy fire conditions were seen also starting a second house on fire.  Crews battled hoarding-type conditions of the structure which made it tough to extinguish the fire.  After the fire was extinguished, information was […]

Hungry goats are latest phenom-nom-nom in Colorado wildfire prevention

Donny Benz, left, and his fiancé Kaiti Singley, right, with Goat Green LLC, monitor their Cashmere goats as they graze in fields in Dutch Creek Open Space in Louisville, Colorado, on May 22, 2024. As the goats eat, they create natural firebreaks that help to prevent and slow down wildfires. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The […]

Lightning strike kills northern Colorado rancher, more than 30 cattle

A truck drives through rural Jackson County, which borders Wyoming. (Kyle Spradley for KHN) A lightning strike killed a Jackson County rancher and more than 30 of his cattle Saturday afternoon as the man tossed hay from the back of a trailer, the local coroner said Sunday. Mike Morgan, 51, was feeding his herd as […]

Lake Pueblo opens ‘Kestrel Pond’ as a place to enjoy quiet water sports

PUEBLO, Colo. – Visitors to Lake Pueblo State Park this summer will find a new area they might want to explore: Kestrel Pond located along the Arkansas River off of Rock Canyon Road just below the dam. Kestrel Pond is envisioned as a quiet place for water recreation in contrast to the 5,400 surface acres […]

Bipartisan Bill to Support Farmers and Ranchers Becomes Law

ALAMOSA, CO – Governor Jared Polis today signed into law bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representative Matthew Martinez and Senator Dylan Roberts that creates a refundable state income tax credit for a farm or ranch that uses certain stewardship practices that benefit the environment, such as improving soil health and water efficiency. “With the help of this […]