Community pride…

4-H performed some recent community service by sprucing up the Rangely Animal Shelter and the surrounding area.

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

RBC 4-H beef feeder show held at fairgrounds

Seventeen Rio Blanco County youth practiced their showmanship skills with 4-H leader Blaine Franklin teaching.

RBC I This year’s Beef Feeder Show was held recently at the Meeker Fairgrounds with 17 4-H members participating from Rio Blanco County. Ed Coryell, Trina Smith and Bill Ekstrom spent the morning weighing and tagging 49 steers from 32 4-H members (including four first time beef members) for the county fair.

4-H registration underway in RBC

RBC I 4-H is a community of young people learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Studies show 4-Hers say they are better decision makers, problem solvers, public speakers and record keepers because of 4-H. They also credit 4-H with helping them develop leadership skills and commitment to their communities. In short, 4-H builds life skills.

Rio Blanco County Fair: what will you bring?

Spring has sprung and summer is on its way in Rio Blanco County! Local 4-H members are diligently working on various projects from scrap booking to steer projects, eagerly awaiting the first week of August for the County Fair.

RBC 4-H judging team places


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.

Rio Blanco County 4H achievement night awards

The 2011 4-H achievement night was recently celebrated in Meeker and Sunday last in Rangely, with great participation at both ends of the county.

2011/2012 Meeker Council officers: