Newsletter - February 11, 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.
Tri-County Board of Health to End Mask Requirements
Citing rapidly improving COVID-19 conditions, vaccine availability, and a well-established range of effective prevention measures, the Tri-County Health Department Board of Health (BOH) voted to direct Dr. John Douglas, Tri-County’s Executive Director, to let mask requirements expire in Adams and Arapahoe counties as of Feb. 5 in both schools and public indoor spaces. While no longer required, it is still recommended that masks be worn and social distancing be practiced.
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.
Arapahoe County 4-H Members Attend LDC
Courtney Bauer, Grant Fetty, Garrett Fetty, Kaylee Cifuentes, and Christina Cifuentes of the Antelope Crossing 4-H Club attended the Leadership Development Conference (LDC), which took place at the Renaissance Hotel January 29th-30th, 2022 . Mary Seier, of Arapahoe County, also attended. Mary, Courtney, Grant and Garrett attended LDC as senators for Arapahoe County's District, District 3. The conference included district and state meetings, a banquet with a guest speaker, and a day of workshops which emphasized having crucial conversations as a leader. Everyone who attended has had a great time, and are thankful for the leadership skills they gained and the memories made. ~ Courtney Bauer
February 11
Creative Cooks Registration Deadline

April 1
New 4-H and Cloverbud enrollment deadline

May 1
Project Add/Drop deadline
Cat, Dog and Horse ID deadline
Trainings and Meetings
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 at or or you can call her at 303-880-5538. She would be happy to provide more details on times. 
Attention Cat Project Members!
Please make sure to enter in your Cat ID information in 4HOnline. That includes pictures and vaccination records. Without that information it is considered incomplete. Please remember that members need to be 8 and older as of December 31 to enroll in animal projects. The deadline to submit your animal ID info is Saturday, May 1. Click on the image to the right for instructions.
Attention Dog Project Members!
Please make sure to enter in your Dog ID information in 4HOnline. That includes pictures and vaccination records. Without that information it is considered incomplete. Please remember that members need to be 8 and older as of December 31 to enroll in animal projects. The deadline to submit your animal ID info is Saturday, May 1. Click on the image to the left for instructions.
FCS & General Projects
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!

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.

More Opportunities
4-H Question Night
Thursday, April 7, 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
  • 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

Copyright © *2018* *Arapahoe County CSU Extension*, All rights reserved. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.