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Angela Fountain
Position: Staff reporter

4-H clubs focus on service during season of giving

Every November, I am overwhelmed with a feeling of gratefulness. The month starts off with Veterans Day, a day where we all think about the heroes of our nation and give thanks for their sa...

La Plata County 4-H adds outdoor survival skills project, talent show

October kicks off the start of our new 4-H year, which means we get to introduce new projects and events. One of our new projects we will be offering is an outdoor survival skills project. ...

La Plata County 4-H members earn awards at Colorado State Fair

Our 4-H year wraps up at the end of September, which means we get to reflect on the year we had and plan for next year. In August, we held our La Plata County Fair. It was a wonderful week –...

Come to the county fair to celebrate 4-H’ers hard work

Our La Plata County Fair is next week! The official dates are Wednesday, Aug. 11, to Sunday, Aug. 15. The week is packed full of fun for the whole family. Each day, we will have multiple li...

4-H members put finishing touches on county fair projects

Our La Plata County Fair is next month! It will be held Aug. 11-15 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. Our 4-H members, the Fair Board and I are so excited to have our normal scheduled acti...

Hands-on learning drives summer activities at 4-H

June is always an exciting month for our 4-H members. They are finally out of school, and we get to fill the entire month with fun activities. Last week, they participated in our Adventure D...

College scholarships go to outstanding 4-H members

It’s almost graduation season for our La Plata County high school 4-H members, which means we have the honor of awarding three $650 Higher Education Scholarships to our exceptional members w...

As spring arrives, 4-H members dive into learning new skills

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It is so magical and gives a promise of new life and new beginnings. I feel it more this year than in years past; maybe it’s because I have b...

Get your gardening game plan together and dig in

For many gardeners, like myself, springtime is that opportunity to rub some sleep out of our eyes, sharpen our tools, do a couple of stretches on a mat calling it yoga and start getting our ...

An explanation for that feeling of insatiable hunger

When was the last time you asked yourself what drives your appetite? Never, that’s my guess. It’s just an automatic response we take for granted. For most, the transition from sat...

Livestock weigh-in sets course toward La Plata County Fair

Last weekend, we had our Market Beef Weigh-in at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, where 31 4-H and FFA members brought their animals to get tagged, tattooed and weighed. In total...

The chef and dietitian: Make the best of both worlds

A chef and a dietitian walk into a bar ... From the beginning of our relationship, which just so happened to start while working in a bar, Sean and I have always found a common in...