September 9, 2014

state fair

Colorado State Fair Successes

Ribbons were earned by all and more than several brought back the champion and grand champion purple variety. Check out the results below.

4-H Horse Show

  • Lilly Redden               Gymkhana Knowledge Test, 6th  Barrels , 6th  Flags, 3rd   Poles 4th  Gymkhana High Point Division, 5th Working Ranch Horse and Western Division classes, Qualifier   Western Knowledge Test, 8th
  • Madaline Redden         Gymkhana Knowledge Test, 6th  Barrels, 4th   Flags, 2nd   Gymkhana High Point Division, 6th  Working Ranch Knowledge Test, 6th   Working Ranch Horsemanship, 4th  Working Ranch Trail, 6th  Individual Cow Work, 3rd  Ranch Cutting, 1st  Working Ranch Horse High Point, Reserve Champion  Western Knowledge Test, 10th  Trail, 10th   Western Riding, 10th  Reining, 6th

Creative Cooks Contest

  • Aurora Kattnig             Junior Individual Specialty Foods, Champion and Junior Reserve Grand Champion
  • Emily Rhea                  Intermediate Individual Specialty Foods, Champion and Cooks Choice
  • Tabitha Lindahl           Senior Individual, Champion and Senior Grand Champion

Demonstration Contest

  • Caleb Lindahl              Intermediate Individual, Reserve Champion

Dog Show

  • Tara Laudick               Junior Novice A Dog Obedience, Qualifier  Showmanship, Qualifier
  • Tyler Laudick              Int Novice A Dog Obedience, Qualifier   Showmanship, 4th


  • Tanner Barnes             Shooting Sports .22 Jr, Qualifier
  • Taylor Barnes              Leathercraft Unit 4 Sr, 5th   Vet Science Unit 3 Sr, Qualifier
  • Nicolas Bifano             Rocketry Unit 2 Int, 8th
  • Garrett Brauch             Leathercraft Unit 2 Jr, 10th
  • Josh Brockschmidt      Rocketry Unit 1 Jr, Qualifier
  • Aubrie Brown              Beginning Clothing Unit 2 Jr, 5th
  • Rankin Brown             Electricity Unit 3 Int, Reserve Grand Champion
  • Logan Cattles               Robotics Unit 1 Jr, Qualifier
  • Clara Cranor                Film Making Sr, Champion
  • Andrea Gagnon           Visual Arts Int, 9th
  • Keaton Jasso                Cake Decorating Unit 1 Jr, Reserve Champion
  • Aurora Kattnig             Specialty Foods Unit 20 Jr, 5th
  • Caleb Lindahl              Leathercraft Unit 2 Int, 6th     Rocketry Unit 4 Int, 5th     Sportfishing Unit 2 Int, Champion
  • Tabitha Lindahl           Artistic Clothing Sr, 10th    Shooting Sports Archery Sr, Qualifier    Breads Unit 12 Sr, Reserve Champion
  • Timber McNulty          Sportfishing Unit 1 Jr, Reserve Grand Champion
  • Ester Matias                 Beginning Clothing Unit 1 Jr, Qualifier
  • Chance Mears              Woodworking Unit 2 Jr, Qualifier
  • Hunter Mears               Shooting Sports Archery Int, Champion
  • Lilly Redden                Cake Decorating Unit 5 Int, Qualifier
  • Emily Rhea                  Cake Decorating Unit 4 Int, Qualifier  Shooting Sports .22 Int, Qualifier  Specialty Foods Unit 22 Int, 3rd
  • Sterling Shallbetter       Best Photo Int, 8th
  • Catherine Washburn    Photography Unit 1 Int, Qualifier
  • Porter Washburn          Electricity Unit 1 Jr, 7th
  • Marley Woodford        Foods Unit 3 Jr, 4th   Photography Level 1 Jr, 4th   Best Photo Jr, 4th


September 9, 2014


Great job getting project buyer, livestock buyer, and sponsor thank you’s done. Your letters are very appreciated by buyers and sponsors and encourage their continued support.

 Thank you to everyone for getting their record books in.

 Carcass, Rate of Gain, and Knowledge Test results have been posted


Premium Money Special

You can still collect premium money in the Extension office until September 19. If you placed 1st through 3rd in a Livestock or Horse class then you are eligible for premiums. Premium money is awarded for 1st through 4th place for General Projects.


4-H Ribbon

Project Pick Up

Please pick up projects in the Extension office. State Fair exhibits are back from Pueblo and there are some projects left from Cattlemen’s Days.





September 9, 2014


Gunnison County 4-h Council and the Leadership Team

Gunnison County 4-H Council officer nominations are open. If you are interested in and can fulfill the responsibilities for an office or committee member you must submit an application by October 22 in the Extension office.  Applications, officer expectations, and criteria are located in the Mergelmen 4-H Building, Extension office, and at Nominations will not be accepted from the floor on election night. Nominees will need to be present at the October 22 council meeting to give a statement of how they will fulfill the duties of the office. Elections will take place at the October meeting. Candidates are also advised to attend the September Council meeting as plans for the year and schedule are made. The following are job descriptions:

President: Presides at all 4-H Council meetings, appoints committees, calls special meetings, preserves order and performs such other duties in the best interest of council.

Vice President: Performs the duties of the president in the absence of the president, and is the chair of committees.

Secretary: Keeps the minutes of each meeting, carries on all official correspondence of the council, and keeps a correct attendance of the council members.

Treasure: Keeps an accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and gives a Treasure’s report at each meeting.

Recreation Leader: Attends all council meetings and leads ice breakers, games, and fun activities.

Senators (2): Represent Gunnison County at District meetings in the fall and spring; and, at State meetings in January and June.

Parliamentarian: Gives parliamentarian lessons and tips at each Council Meeting.

Horse Committee Representative, Livestock Committee Representatives, and General Project Committee Representatives: Attend committee meetings and represent 4-H membership. Have responsibilities for specific 4-H events and programs. Must be at least a 5 year 4-H member to serve on Livestock Committee; must be 11 years old to serve on Horse Committee; and must be enrolled in a General project to serve on the General Committee.

Advisor: Attend meetings and agenda prep meeting. May need to advise or help on a committee.

Officer Application Deadline | October 22, 2014

Meeting | September 24, 2014  6:30 p.m.

Meeting & Election | October 22, 2014  6:00 p.m.



September 9, 2014


4-H Junior, Intermediate, Senior Members of the Year Nominations Open

Clubs can nominate a candidate for member of the year. You can also nominate yourself for member of the year. There is an award for Junior member, Intermediate member, and Senior member. All candidates must turn an application into the Extension office by October 22. Applications can be picked up at the Extension office, Mergelmen 4-H Building, or they are also located on-line under at Outstanding members are chosen by a committee.

Basic RGB

Looking for Outstanding Horse Members

The Krisjan Harnish Horseman Award is given each year in memory of an outstanding 4-H member and horseman. To be considered for the Master Horseman Award please complete the application form and return to the Extension Office by October 18.  The application and instructions can be found at under 4-H Scholarships. Your record book will be attached after being judged.


September 9, 2014

make it with woolColorado Make It with Wool

The Colorado Make-It-With Wool State Competition will be held on November 1 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. The rules are simple. Construct a garment of at least 60% or more wool or wool specialty fibers after January 1, 2014, be a Colorado resident, be willing to be a MIWW ambassador and enter the contest. Contact Nadine if interested. There is time to make something! 4-H can even provide the wool.


Colorado Leadership Conference

The Colorado State 4-H Senate officer team will be hosting the annual Colorado Leadership Camp (CLC), November 7-9 in Glenwood Springs. 4-H members ages 6th-9th grade are invited to attend. Registration cost is $50 per camper. The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 22. Transportation will be provided. More information will be provided. Contact Nadine if you are interested in attending, 641-1260.

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4-H for kids 5, 6, and 7 years old will be meeting each 2nd Tuesday of each month with Leader Lenora Mears. Meetings will take place in the Mergelmen 4-H building at 3:50 p.m. Come check it out.


June 4, 2014

Horse Camp

English Gymkhana

Schooling Show

Register for 4-H Horse Events at 4H Online. Follow the instructions located here.


June 4, 2014

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Friday, July 4
Knowledge Tests for Horse and Livestock at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 5
4-H Horse Show starts at 8:00 a.m.
– Enter by June 23.
– Pick up premium money on or after Sunday, July 13 in the Extension office. Premium money is awarded to 1st through 3rd place.
– Horse Record Books are due August 15, 2014.

Monday, July 7
General Project Interviews, Judging, and Project Revue
– Enter by June 23.
– Schedule an interview at
– Bring your exhibit to the Multi-Purpose Building 10 minutes before your scheduled interview. Check out exhibit requirements and interview guidelines.
– Come to the Project Revue at 7:00 p.m. and auction your exhibit, if eligible.
– Pick up premium money on or after Sunday, July 13 in the Extension office. Premium money is awarded to 1st through 4th place.
– Pick up your project Sunday morning, July 13. If eligible for the Colorado State Fair you may leave it.

Monday, July 7
Dog Show starts at 9:00 a.m.
– Enter by June 23.
– Come to the Project Revue at 7:00 p.m.
– Pick up premium money on or after Sunday, July 13 in the Extension office. Premium money is awarded to 1st through 4th place.

Mandatory Set-Up and Clean-Up Times
Each livestock project member who exhibits at Cattlemen’s Days must work and participate at 3 of the following promotion, set-up, or clean-up times:
Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, July 6, 12:00 p.m.
Monday, July 7, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8, 2:00 p.m. (Approx.)
Friday, July 11, 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 13, 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, July 8
– Enter by June 23.
8:30 a.m. Fiber Goat Show
– Clean up following Goat Show
– Pick up premium money on or after Sunday, July 13 in Extension office. Premium money is awarded to 1st through 3rd place.
– Livestock Record Books are due August 15, 2014

Wednesday, July 9
– Enter by June 23
8:30 a.m. Rabbit & Poultry Shows
– 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Unload pigs and sheep (no sooner than 8:00 a.m.). Must be inspected before unloading.
– 11:00 a.m. Livestock Knowledge Tests
– 1:00-1:30 p.m. Sheep Weigh In
– :30-2:30 p.m. Swine Weigh In
– Fill out stall signs, Forever Fund pledges, Disclosure
– Pick up premium money on or after Sunday, July 13 in Extension office.
– Livestock Record Books are due August 15 in the Extension office.

Thursday, July 10
– 7:00 -7:30 a.m. Unload steers and goats. Must be inspected before unloading.
– 8:00-8:30 a.m. Steer Weigh In
– 8:30-9:00 a.m. Goat Weigh In
10:00 a.m. Swine Show
– 2:00 p.m. Knowledge Tests
2:30 p.m. Sheep Show

Friday, July 11
9:30 a.m. Market Goat Show
10:30 a.m. Beef Show
1:30 p.m. Round Robin Showmanship
– 2:30 ish Set Up Sale Arena
– 4:00 p.m. Swine & Sheep Ultrasound

Saturday, July 12
9:00 a.m. 4-H Parade Float
12:30 p.m. Buyers Bar-B-Q
1:30 p.m. Scholarships Presentation
2:00 p.m. Junior Livestock Auction

Sunday, July 13
– 8:00 am Load animals
– Livestock members are expected to help clean up their barn area
– Pick up premium money. Premium money is awarded to 1st through 3rd place.
– rite buyer thank yous and pick up sale check.
– Livestock Record Books are due August 15 in the Extension office.

onlineEnter all Livestock, Horse, Dog, Rabbits, Poultry, and General Project Exhibit online at 4H Online. Entry deadline is June 23. Follow the instructions located here.

The Extension office did not thinkk June would be busy enough so we decided to dive deeper into the use of technology and 4H Online. Lori and Brooke have been typing away to get everything accessible. Registration for the horse activities will be done online and Cattlemen’s Days entries will be available at 4HOnline. There may be some glitches so please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions at 641-1260.

Cattlemen’s Days 4-H Schedule


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