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Archaeology

Oldest human footprints in North America found in New Mexico

Fossilized footprints discovered in New Mexico indicate that early humans were walking across North America around 23,000 years ago, researchers reported Thursday. The first footprints were found in a dry lake bed in White Sands National Park in 2009. Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey recently analyzed seeds stuck in the footprints to determine their

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Reading a Seed Packet for Better Plants this Spring

There is a lot of information on a seed packet. Consider these four things when choosing a variety: when it blooms, how much sun is needed, how big it gets, and then the number of days to harvest. You will find this information listed on the front of our packet right above the description of

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

Fun Plants to Grow with Kids

It’s my grandmother’s fault! Tomatoes warmed by the afternoon sun eaten ripe with saltshaker in hand, is how my grandmother enticed me into her gardens. Honestly, she often scolded me for leaving the kitchen saltshaker in the garden. I now share her passion for the garden with my six children and three grandchildren. She simply

State

Food insecurity amid COVID-19 prompts Native Americans to return to their roots

From a traditional hogan in a remote area on the Utah-Arizona line, Cynthia Wilson spent much of her spring sourcing drought-resistant seeds, packing them in small manila envelopes and labeling them to ship to families across the Four Corners. Seeds for corn – white, blue and yellow. For squash. For melons. For many of the

Legal Beat

What to do if You Receive Unsolicted Seeds from China

The Prescott Valley Police is receiving calls from concerned citizens who may have received unsolicited seeds from China.  Here is the most recent guidance that the PVPD has received from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Plant and Health Inspection Service (ASPHIS).  This information is taken directly from this agency’s press release, dated July 27th,

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