Newsletter - January 28, 2022
Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office Closed to Walk-in Clients on Fridays

If you have any questions, please feel free to email our staff:
Ethan Cahill -
Shaylen Florez -
Claudia Meeks -
Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office Holiday Closures
Arapahoe County Offices, including the Extension office, will be closed on the following day:

Monday, 2/21 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Masks Required
Per Tri-County Health, masks or face coverings are required in all indoor locations throughout Arapahoe and Adams counties for anyone two years of age and older, regardless of vaccination status. This includes all Arapahoe County buildings, the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds and the Arapahoe County CSU Extension office. If you do not have a mask, we will provide one for you when you arrive.
NEW Arapahoe County Dates and Deadlines Document
In order to keep our 4-H families and volunteers informed on 4-H dates and deadlines, the 4-H team has created a document containing an updated list of county-wide dates and deadlines for the 4-H year. This document will be continuously updated and a link will be included in the newsletters and on the Arapahoe County 4-H Member Resources webpage. Click on the image to the left to view the document.
Now - January 31
Returning 4-H & Cloverbud LATE enrollment period - $25 late fee will be assessed and enrollment for returning members WILL NOT be accepted after January 31st

January 31
Returning 4-H leader enrollment deadline - Returning leaders WILL NOT be accepted after January 31st

February 2
4-H Question Night (via Zoom)

February 11
Creative Cooks Registration Deadline

April 1
New 4-H and Cloverbud enrollment deadline

May 1
Project Add/Drop deadline
Trainings and Meetings
Beekeeping Project Meeting
The Beekeeping project will meet on Sunday, February 6 at 1 p.m.

Please contact Amy Dodd by clicking on the image to right to let her know if you are going to the meeting and how many will be coming with you. She will give you the location info at that time.
Companion Animal Projects
  • Dog classes with Janele and Briana Caldwell started on Wednesday, October 27 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds. If interested in the dog project please be in contact with Janele @ She would be happy to provide more details on times. 
FCS & General Projects
Information about these projects will appear in this section as needed in future newsletters. If you are a member enrolled in these projects, you'll want to pay attention to this section in each issue.
Shooting Sports
Shooting Sports Dates 2021-2022

There are two dates for the mandatory Safety Meeting - held in the east wing of the fairgrounds. You MUST attend one:
March 5, 1 p.m. or TBD. The Safety meeting that was scheduled for February 5 has been cancelled due to the Fairgrounds not being available on that date.

Practices (.22 Rifle, Archery, Shotgun-trap, Muzzleloader ,22 Pistol)
Sorber Ranch, 1 p.m.:
March 20
April 2
April 10
April 23
May 7
May 15
June 4
June 12

On practice days listed above - Sporting Clays will be in the morning before the all discipline
practice on Saturdays and Skeet will be at Golden Gun Club on Sundays

County Shoot: July 9 & 10

Your green practice card must be stamped with the required number of practices attended
and 2 fundraising stamps this year to be eligible for county shoot. We will be holding a raffle in 2022! Watch for more info coming soon!
Arapahoe County 4-H Shooting Sports Member Qualifies for 2022 National Shooting Sports Contest
Hi! My name is Timmy Beckel. I am very excited to be able to go to the 2022 National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in June! I am a member of the Elk Creek 4H Club. I have been in Shooting Sports in 4-H for 5 years. My favorite is trap but I also like skeet, sporting clays and 5 stand too.

I am a farm boy that loves hunting and working on pickups and cars. Last year, my dad and I rebuilt the engine in our 1977 Camaro. I raced it up at Bandimere. I have always loved goose hunting with my dad and grandpa. I started hunting when I was 5.
Next year, I will be a senior at Strasburg High School. I am looking forward to graduating and then going to Wyotech in Laramie Wyoming. I plan on being a diesel mechanic when I graduate from there.

I would like to thank my coach, Ken Read and my 4 H club leader, Katy Vincent for all of their support.

Information about this project will appear in this section as needed in future newsletters. If you are a member enrolled in this project, you'll want to pay attention to this section in each issue.

Information about these projects will appear in this section as needed in future newsletters. If you are a member enrolled in these projects, you'll want to pay attention to this section in each issue.
More Opportunities
4-H Question Night
Wednesday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.

Any families, members, parents and leaders that are interested please register for the Zoom session.

This is an opportunity to ask questions that you may have about the 4-H program. Ethan, 4-H Agent; Shay, 4-H Program Coordinator and Jean Walton, Office Coordinator will be available to answer any questions that you may have.

Please click on the image to the left to register.
4-H Contest Info!
Registration forms and guidelines are still available for the following Arapahoe County 4-H contests:
  • Cake Decorating
  • Creative Cooks
  • Speech and Demonstration

Click on the image to the right for more information and the registration forms. Please pay attention to all registration due dates as late entries will NOT be accepted for any reason.
2022 IVY Nominations Being Accepted
Every April, the 4-H Foundation presents an Important Volunteer of the Year (IVY Award) to an individual who has gone above and beyond to support Arapahoe County
4-H. Nominations may be made by anyone in the 4-H community.

Nominees may be 4-H leaders, members of the Fair committee, 4-H Foundation members or members of an advisory group such as horse or livestock committees involved with
4-H. Nominees highly involved with
4-H club activities, and volunteerism in county, district, state and national programs are all taken in to account. Nominations are due Monday, March 1, 2022 to Kathy McDaniel. Click on the image to the left for more information and the form.
Fairgrounds Job Openings
Have you ever wanted a "behind the scenes" look at how the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds is run? Would you like some additional income? If you answered "yes" to either of those questions, then there are two temporary job openings at the Fairgrounds that might be a good fit for you!

The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds is looking to hire a Fair Event Assistant and a Fairgrounds Operations Technician. Please click on the image to the right for more information on each position, including job responsibilities, postition requirements, etc. You can also apply for each position from this page as well.
(303) 730-1920
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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