Most Arapahoe County offices, including the Extension Office, are open via appointment only. Please email staff members to set up appointments for meetings or if you have questions.
Ethan Cahill –
Shaylen Florez –
Claudia Meeks –
Jean Walton –
This is just a friendly reminder that some of our staff members will be taking time off over the upcoming holidays. Please keep that in mind if you try to contact them and be patient while waiting for a response.

We hope you have a very Happy Holiday Season and we wish you all the very best in the upcoming New Year!
Wreath Sale Winners

A great BIG thank you to all 4-H Members who helped make the wreath and evergreen fund raiser a huge success this year! The total amount earned will be announced as soon as expenses have been paid. Member and club incentives will be sent to each 4-H club organizational leader for distribution. 
Also a big thank you to Barb Stewart, Shaylen Florez, Ethan Cahill, Jordan Camp and the 4-H Foundation members John Campbell, Cindy Camp, Rita Campbell, Art Stewart, Sam Reiser, Leigh Ann Kollath, Bryan Fetty, Norm and Theresa Parker and Jordan Camp who helped decorate and distribute the wreaths. Thanks also to Lory Fetty for making bows. 
Congratulations to those 4-H members listed below who won the high individual sale incentives.
Klaus Dodd (Antelope Crossing 4-H Club)              1st Place
Elijah Yeater (Champion Drive 4-H Club)                2nd Place
Paige Canett (Cove Circle 4-H Club)                       3rd Place

1st Antelope Crossing 4-H Club      134 items
2nd Champion Drive 4-H Club           46 items
3rd Cove Circle 4-H Club                   31 items
Club News

Cove Circle Creations 4-H Club organized a socially distant, parking lot cookie exchange, because they wanted to see each other as well as get some tasty treats. The club members all packaged cookies to handout to their fellow members. The exchange took place in a parking lot of a park on Saturday November 21st; just in time for Thanksgiving! The club members then went home and enjoyed their cookies together, on their monthly zoom call meeting. Everyone expressed how happy they were to each other as well as receive some tasty goodies for their Thanksgiving dinner. Pumpkin pie with cookies- YUM! - Written by Mary Seier (Vice President of CCC)
2020 - 2021 E-Records Available
The 2020 - 2021 E-records are now available to download. Click on the image to the left to go to the State website where you can download your E-Records.
4HOnline v2.0 Tip Sheets
Tip sheets for Members/Families and for Volunteers to help with enrollment in 4HOnline v2.0 are available from the State Office.

Please click on the image on the right to view them.
Attention 4-H Leaders!

Great news! Leaders are now able to view a club "roster" for their 4-H club. Please email Ethan in order to get your leader specific pin which will allow you to access 4HOnline. This email also contains further instructions as well as a video on how to view the roster.
New 4-H Year Enrollment Payment Update
It has come to our attention that while enrolling 4-H members, the final payment due says that it is $15 dollars. This is incorrect and does not show the complete enrollment fee of $50 for the 4-H year. We still have not decided how we are going to process payments yet so please do not submit any as of now. 
4-H Enrollment Late Fee Waived - This Year Only
With so much uncertainty this year, we have decided to suspend the re-enrollment late fee that would normally be imposed after December 1st. If you are choosing to re-enroll, please still do so as early as you can so we are able to determine enrollment status.
Please remember the deadline to enroll/re-enroll and be eligible to participate in the 2021 Arapahoe County Fair is April 1, 2021. There will be no exceptions to this rule for any reason.

Beef Members: Please note that beef members will need to be enrolled by MARCH 1 in order to participate in Tag-In.
In-Person Meeting Update
Due to the current Safer-at-Home level in Arapahoe County set forth by Tri-County Health, we are not able to begin hosting in person meetings at the moment like we hoped. We will continue to monitor health guidelines and will try again once they improve.
Come one, come all! Are you eager to catch up with fellow Arapahoe County 4-H members or do you have questions that some members may have answers to? Then please join us for our upcoming 4-H CREW meeting via zoom on Thursday, January 21, 6:30 pm. If you are interested, please email Shaylen Florez, and she will send you the zoom information. We look forward to seeing you on zoom!
Livestock Sale Check Reminder
The following people still have checks that need to be deposited that were issued by the Sale Committee. The checks are either Sponsor donations or animal sale checks.

Grace Milton, Brooklyn Suratt, Alexander O’Neill, Maya Richman, Payden Lapthorne, Kat Shurtleff &
Lakayla Vincent.

Please cash your check ASAP if you have not already. 
Club Leader Access Update in 4HOnline
From the State Office: Currently Club leaders are unable to “Manage” their club accounts, this is still under further development. Once they have a better timeline of when that will be available they will let us know and we will pass the info on to you.
Equine Resources
Livestock Resources
·   Animal Selection
·   Getting them off to the right start
Critter Corner is Back for 2021
Register for Virtual Critter Corner 2021! Registration closes January 8th. January's session on Winter Animal Care will be led by Beth De Lair, CSU Extension Pueblo County 4-H and Youth Development Coordinator. February will feature dog enrichment by Haley Cole-Moench of the Animal Friends Alliance. March will feature hands-on genetics learning with CSU Extension Western Region STEM Specialist, Barb Shaw. Click on the image to the left to register!
As we are sure you are well aware, the 2021 National Western Stock Show has been postponed. However, they will still be accepting applications for participants for the 2021/2022 Catch-a-Calf Program. To apply for the program email Ethan so he knows you are interested and then click on the image above and complete the online application. There is also a mandatory form that they will need to print off and complete. They have extended the application deadline until January 15th, 2021. The applications will be screened and then they will randomly draw for the 40 spots, instead of the typical rodeo catches.

As a reminder the program is open to youth that are ages 12 to 18, as of December 31st, 2020. Youth must be an enrolled 4-H member and resident of the states of CO, WY, KS or NE. If you have any questions on the program please contact Ethan via email at

We have scheduled our 2021 contests. We will plan for a virtual format and, if able, will change to an in-person format (if allowed). Please mark your calendars if you plan to participate. Registration forms and guidelines can be found by clicking on the image above. Please remember that you do need to be an enrolled 4-H member/cloverbud to participate in these contests. We will no longer be offering Consumer Choices Contest due to lack of participant numbers.

CREATIVE COOKS CONTEST Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. - Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office

SPEECH AND DEMONSTRATIONS CONTEST Friday, April 23, 5 p.m. - Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office

CAKE DECORATING CONTEST Friday, May 21, 5 p.m. - Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office
Arapahoe County CSU Extension Office Closed -
Thursday, December 24, 2020 &
Friday, December 25, 2020

4-H Crew Zoom Meeting - Thursday, January 21, 2021
Creative Cooks Contest Registration Deadline - February 12, 2021

Speech & Demo Contest Registration Deadline - March 19, 2021

Cake Decorating Contest Registration Deadline - April 16, 2021
(303) 730-1920
6934 S. Lima St., Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112

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