Otero County Extension Office Offers Basic Quilting Workshop

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The Otero County Extension Office is offering a free basic quilting workshop, which includes an opportunity to create lap fidget quilts to be giving to dementia and Alzheimer's patients.

The workshop will be held June 2 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 411 North 10thStreet in Rocky Ford. While the workshop is free, registration is required.

Parents Beware: What You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling a Used Car Seat

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If getting rid of an old car seat is on your spring cleaning to-do list, or if you're an expectant parent hoping to save a few bucks by obtaining a secondhand seat, there are a few things you need to know. While reusing car seats may seem economical and environmentally friendly, Car Seats Colorado wants to remind parents there are some very serious safety risks involved.

Kick Off Grilling Season with Food Safety in Mind

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For many Americans, the summer grilling and travel season begins this weekend. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service wants to make sure you and your family avoid food poisoning this summer. An estimated 128,000 Americans are hospitalized with food poisoning each year, but foodborne illnesses can be prevented during summer months by properly handling perishable foods during travel, and by using a food thermometer when grilling.

Dear Dietitian – Calorie-Restricted Diet?

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Dear Dietitian,

I just read an article that said a permanent 25-30% reduction in caloric intake produces anti-aging benefits and results in a longer lifespan.  Is this true?


Dear Seth, 

Let us first define anti-aging.  It is not fewer wrinkles unfortunately; rather, it is slowing down the aging process by decreasing disease. Studies have been performed on animals in which their caloric intake was decreased by about 30%, and the result was a longer lifespan.  But does this transfer to humans?