Newsletter - February 25, 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 - ecahill@arapahoegov.com
Shaylen Florez - sflorez@arapahoegov.com
Claudia Meeks - cmeeks@arapahoegov.com
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.
March 1
Sign up deadline for Market Beef project in 4HOnline
State 4-H scholarship applications close

March 5
Market Beef tag-in, Fairgrounds

March 25
Registration deadline for Speech & Demo. Contest

April 1
New 4-H and Cloverbud enrollment deadline

April 21
Swine tag check-out

April 29
Registration deadline for Cake Decorating Contest

May 1
Project Add/Drop deadline
Cat, Dog and Horse ID deadline

May 2
Market Sheep and Market Goat tag-in
Market Swine DNA envelopes/nomination packets must be submitted (Can be dropped off at Sheep & Goat Tag-in)
Trainings and Meetings
Companion Animal Projects
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  • 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 janele.caldwell@yahoo.com or homeenhancements@live.org 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.
Cat Workshop
Our own Shaylen Florez has set up a Cat Workshop with the wonderful Marlena Griesse! Marlena is a 4-H Agent in Otero County and is also the State 4-H Cat Show Superintendent. She knows all things related to cats and showmanship. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to ask questions, learn more about cats and showmanship.

The Cat Workshop is scheduled for Thursday, May 12 6:30 PM via Zoom. Please click on the image to the right to register for the workshop.
FCS & General Projects
Fashion Revue Committee 2022
We are in need of volunteers and 4-H members that are interested in being a part of the Fashion Revue Committee. Our first committee meeting via Zoom is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30 5:30 PM. Please email Shaylen @ sflorez@arapahoegov.com if you want to be a part of the committee and she will send you the link for the meeting. This is a fun way to help plan the theme, workshops, music and so much more. 
Shooting Sports
Shooting Sports Information 2021-2022

To be eligible to participate in 4-H Shooting Sports in Arapahoe County for the 2022 year, 4-H members and their parents must sign up to attend one of the following MANDATORY Safety Meetings at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds:
 
March 5, 1-3pm (incl indoor shooting) OR
March 20, 10-11am (shooting in the afternoon on the range)
 

All of the information needed to have a great year in 4-H shooting sports will be covered at these two events. 
 
Hunters Education is not required prior to practicing but you will need to pass the class by July 1 to be eligible for County Shoot. If you have not yet obtained your Hunter's Education card, please click here to learn more about online and classroom options available: https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/HunterEducation.aspx
 
***March 20 is the deadline for enrollment in 4-H Shooting Sports​​​***
 
Disciplines offered this year:
.22 Rifle
.22 Pistol- with one prior year enrolled in 4-H Shooting Sports
Archery
Shotgun
Muzzleloader
Hunting and Outdoor Skills 
 
Volunteers Needed!

Parents: Are you interested in becoming a 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor? Please reach out to Ethan Cahill ecahill@arapahoegov.com or Katy Vincent at 303-913-7314 to learn how you can get involved. Volunteers must be fully enrolled and active in 4HOnline prior to registering for a training.
 
March 11-13, Weld County – (Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Shotgun) Registration: Tentatively will OPEN: Friday, 1/28 and Closes: 2/25
March 18-20, Pueblo County – (Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Hunting & Outdoor Skills, Western Heritage) Registration: Tentatively will OPEN: Friday, 2/4 and Closes: 3/4
March 25-27, Garfield County – (Rifle, Pistol, Archery, Shotgun, Muzzleloader, Hunting & Outdoor Skills, Western Heritage) Registration: Tentatively will OPEN: Friday, 2/11 and Closes: 3/11

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!
Horse


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.

Livestock
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.
Fairgrounds Job Opening
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 is a temporary job opening at the Fairgrounds that might be a good fit for you!

The Arapahoe County Fairgrounds is looking to hire a Fairgrounds Operations Technician. Please click on the image to the right for more information on this position, including job responsibilities, position requirements, etc. You can also apply for the position from this page as well.
Horse Figurines Need a New Home
Leigh Ann Kollath and her family have several horse figurines that they will be giving away. "They are nothing fancy, but they are in pretty good shape: one has a broken but mended leg, and the colt of the colt/mother pair has lost his tail. Would any 4-H kids like or use these figurines? We have 8 of them." See them in the image to the left. If you are interested in them, please contact Leigh Ann via email at laffinlulu@yahoo.com or call her on her cell: 970-222-6263.
(303) 730-1920
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