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3-30-20 4-H memo

Good Morning,

IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: We are in constant communication with CSU Extension regarding this pandemic and are being advised on how to proceed during this time. Current directive:

  • Per CSU Extension recommendations, our office is closed to the public until May 15th. We will be working some in the office and some remotely, so please email us at or or call 723-4298 if you need anything.
  • The suspension of face-to-face 4-H programming through May 15th, 2020, includes all club, county, district, state and national meetings, project practices, workshops, contests, qualifiers and any other 4-H activity involving 4-H staff and volunteers.
  • There will be NO club or council meetings held between now and May 15th. As that date gets closer, I will communicate with you all if the suspension has been removed or extended.
  • The State 4-H office is working on some virtual 4-H programming that I will share to help keep your kids active and not bored during this time.
  • Now is a great time to be making sure you are caught up on your record book!!!
  • We will keep you updated on events that are being cancelled and also if these suspension dates should be pushed back farther.
  • LEADERS: If you have any questions regarding meetings or events please contact me at the Extension Office.


  • CANCELLED!!! April 4-H Council meeting will be on THURSDAY, April 2nd @ 5:15 pm!! 4-H Exchange group will be holding a meeting following Council.
  • May Council meeting is tentatively scheduled for May 18th!
  • Horse & Dog Kids: Remember to ID your horses and dogs by the deadline of MAY 1st!! If you have identified the animal before, you will have to reactivate them.

IMPORTANT DATES: Some of these dates may change due to current suspension directives.

  • POSTPONED!! May 6th, Shooting Sports organizational meeting at 6:00 pm at the Wattenberg Center. This is MANDATORY for all Shooting Sports members.
  • POSTPONED!! May 13th, MQA at 6:00 pm at the Wattenberg Center. This is REQUIRED for all First year livestock members.
  • May 30th, Swine, Lamb & Goat Weigh-in @ 9:00 am
  • CANCELLED!!! June 8-11th, Northwest Colorado Expo in Moffat County- more info to come
  • Colorado State 4-H Conference has been cancelled for 2020.


  • The 2019-2020 4-H Year is rolling. 4-H Online enrollment is open. Please visit to enroll! You must be an active 4-H member to participate in 4-H events. Please come to the Extension Office to pay the $22 per member enrollment fee to become an active member.
  • I still have stuff from Achievement night, if you didn’t make it, please stop by the Extension Office to see if you have anything.
  • The new cookbook is here. We are selling them as a fundraiser. If you would like to help sell them, please contact Lacey.
  • 4-H Council Requirements- please get these requirements done ASAP.
          * Attend at least 2 council meetings
          * Participate in a minimum of 1 Council community service
          * Participate in a minimum of 1 Council fundraiser
          * Complete all requirements for the 4-H clubs you are involved in
          * Submit a completed record book in October
          * Clean the SCD Basement once a year.

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.