Time is now to sign up for 4-H clubs

RBC I The 4-H clubs in Rio Blanco County are set to start soon, and now is the perfect time to enroll, one official said Friday.

4-H members do well at state fair

The All-State 4-H Livestock Judging Team, chosen at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, comes from Rio Blanco County. From left are: 4-H volunteer and coach Clint Shults and judging team members Maclaine Shults and Madi Shults of Meeker and Samantha Lapp of Rangely.

RBC I Rio Blanco students in 4-H and FFA fared well at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo the past few weeks, led by Meeker’s Macy Collins, who, according to her mother, Kathy Collins, “just returned from a very successful state fair.”

4H Beef Club meets on Wednesday

RBC | Did you know there are only 21 days until fair from today?

4H retreat held: “What’s your H?”

More than 140 4-H members from Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Jackson, Grand, Eagle and Garfield counties participated in the annual District 11 and 12 retreat, including 18 from Rio Blanco County, to discover which “H” in the 4-H pledge they most relate to.

RBC I More than 140 4-H members

Rio Blanco County 4-Hers fare well at state competition

Taylor Morris was fourth in the Market Hog Crossbred division and also placed fifth in the Hampshire division.

RBC I The 2012 Colorado State Fair results have been tabulated and are as follows:

RBC Shooting Sports results

Ty Dunham won the Intermediate Shotgun 4-H Shooting Sports competition last Saturday at the Meeker Sportsman’s Club.

Intermediate Shotgun 1st Dunham, Ty 2nd Bland, Bradi 3rd Newman. Elijah 4th Anderson, Clay 5th Bland, Kyler 6th Blanke, Tell 7th Goedert, Uri Senior Shotgun 1st Newman, Joe 2nd Kuhr, Mariah Junior .22 1st Kracht, Andy 2nd Sheridan, Daxter 3rd Garner, Del 4th Garner, AJ 5th Mohr, Cori 6th O’Neal,

Dog days of summer

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Sydney Cochran’s dog, Bucky, gives local veterinarian Stacy Hudleson some love. Hudleson, Kathy Sizemore with the Town of Meeker and Ann Franklin with the local Marvelous Mutts 4-H Club were at City Park to give discounted rabies and distemper shots to local dogs. Make plans to attend the Dog Wash

4-H events, activities start tonight

RBC I Rio Blanco County community members are cordially invited to attend the 4-H Fashion Revue coming up! The Meeker 4-H Cake Decorating Club and the Sweet Sewing Sisters Clothing Construction Club are hosting the annual 4-H Fashion Revue today at 7 p.m. in the West Exhibit Hall at the Fairgrounds.

Ghost Riders Horse Club meeting

MEEKER | The horse 4-H meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Sydney Hughes.

Host 4H families needed

RBC I Host families are needed for 65 inbound Japanese boys and girls, ages 12-21, coming to Colorado through the 2012 inbound Colorado-Japan Teen Exchange. Hosting dates are July 23-Aug. 18 or July 25-Aug. 18.

RBC 4-H judging team places

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RBC I Thanks to the generous support of Encana and Shane and Kathy Mecham, nine members of the Rio Blanco County 4-H judging team traveled to Phoenix to attend the Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) judging contest.

Colorado State Fair Results

Macy Collins — Goats–10th and 11th; sheep–seventh and 10th; meat pen for rabbits–10th and 11th; single meat rabbit reserve champion; junior breeding heifer–fourth in showmanship and champion shorthorn plus heiferTrey Morris  — Market swine crossbreds–ninth and 10thTaylor Morris  — Reserve champion Hampshire and seventh market swine-crossbredsTaylor Neilson  — Taylor’s steer