High Valley Community Center Pulls for the San Luis Valley

On Sept. 5th the staff and youth at High Valley Community Center in Del Norte wrangled a vicious pest in their midst – perennial pepperweed (aka tall whitetop) – as part of the Weed Management Association’s Pulling for Colorado grant.

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Pulling for the San Luis Valley

July 2014 The Centauri High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) will be helping save the Valley’s water this summer. FFA members will be eradicating as many salt cedar, or tamarisk, shrubs and trees as possible, and learning about the

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What to do with all the weeds?

By Michelle Le Blanc, Coordinator San Luis Valley Weed Management Association The extra moisture this past season pulled a lot of weeds out of dormancy. Weeds don’t stay in town, because their seeds are easily dispersed by wind, water, shoes,

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El Pomar Meeting

Letter to the Editor. First Published in the Valley Courier, May 20. Last Monday more than 25 representatives from Valley non-profits attended El Pomar’s “Serving as an Effective Board Member” hosted by the San Luis Valley Weed Management Association. Senior

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Don’t Let This Weed Become the Bane of Your Existence

By Lamar Optiz, Former District Conservation Technician Center Conservation District. First published in the Valler Courier, May 14, 2014.   Valley Bane is an old-fashioned word that has various meanings, including killer, poison, death, woe, and curse. It can be

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Get A Handle On Noxious Weeds

by Leah Opitz, Prior SLV Weed Management Association Coordinator First published in the Valley Courier, Jan 29, 2013 Anyone who is a homeowner, farmer, rancher, or has any kind of property whatsoever here in the San Luis Valley has probably

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Weeds Cost All Valley Residents

By Tanner Dutton Range Management Specialist, Rio Grande National Forest. First published in the Valley Courier. During the summer months residents’ eyes are often drawn to showy vegetation on the landscape , on their trips to work, or even in

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