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Join La Plata County 4-H to learn life, leadership skills

We are now accepting enrollment for the 2018-19 4-H youth development program. La Plata County has more than 15 after-school community clubs, which develop leadership and life skills for youths to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County 4-H members shine at Colorado State Fair

The 2018 Colorado State Fair concluded earlier this month on Labor Day. Each year, many local 4-H members enter projects, participate in contests and compete in livestock, horse and shooting sports...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Join the fun as the La Plata County Fair celebrates its 70th anniversary

Since 1948, La Plata County has organized an annual county fair. This year marks the event’s 70th anniversary. Join us from Aug. 8 to Aug. 12 at the La Plata County Fairgrounds to celebrate “70...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County Extension Office can house livestock affected by 416 Fire

The La Plata County Fairgrounds is an evacuation site for residents with livestock animals that have been affected by the 416 Fire. Our facilities are also equipped to house horses. We have two...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Incidents of racial bias are common and must be stopped

Recently, Colorado State University has been in the news for an unfortunate incident that occurred on the Fort Collins campus. On April 30, two Native American prospective teen students were...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H invites community to Mental Health Mardi Gras

La Plata County 4-H’s CODY project would like to invite the community to a Mental Health Mardi Gras. This special event will take place at 6 p.m. May 2 in the Exhibit Hall at the La Plata County...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Suicide survivor to share his story; 4-H to promote prevention program

La Plata County 4-H will co-sponsor a powerful community event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 19. “Cracked, Not Broken: The Kevin Hines Story” will be held at the Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H members collaborate to build Snowdown obstacle course

Snowdown 2018 is quickly approaching. All we need now is snow, especially for our agriculture community. I hope we receive some much-needed precipitation soon. For the last five years, La Plata...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County 4-H clubs serve communities, people in many ways

Community service is a major component of the 4-H Youth Development program. At a minimum, 4-H members are required to participate in one community service event during the year. However, most 4-H...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

La Plata County 4-H Council shapes young leaders

Each year, the La Plata County 4-H Council elects new youth officers to represent our organization. The team of officers works together throughout the year to plan, organize and implement a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Come to Halloween Ball to learn about 4-H opportunities

Who’s ready to do the monster mash? La Plata County 4-H would like to invite all local youths to our inaugural Halloween Ball. This free event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Bethany Quimby rises to the top at Colorado State Fair

The 2016-17 La Plata County 4-H year is coming to a close. 4-H members had a successful local county fair, and many members participated in the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo, which wrapped up on...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H members to highlight a year of work at La Plata County Fair

The 2017 La Plata County Fair is fast approaching, and this year’s theme is “A Living Legacy.” 4-H members throughout the county have been working hard all year for this event. Members will enter...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Scholarship winners exemplify 4-H values, commitment

Each year, La Plata County 4-H is pleased to announce four $500 dollar scholarships to enrolled members who are looking to go on to higher educational institutes in the fall. We are proud to...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H partnerships help connect kids to community

Youth engagement is vital to overall community health. Programs that seek the input of young people benefit by being able to better plan and organize their services. Organizations with positive...

DATE: April 16, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H members weigh in steers, participate in ag expo

The warm and sunny days have felt nice lately. It’s a great time of year to hear the birds chirping and feel spring in the air. The winter moisture that so many farmers and ranchers depend on has...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H teaches young people the skills of citizenship

Citizenship is a major component to the 4-H Youth Development program. We understand that good citizenship doesn’t just happen. Therefore, we actively teach and develop skills for youths to become...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2017 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Lego competition builds teamwork, creativity

Earlier this month, La Plata County 4-H entered a team into the First Lego League Four Corners qualifier. First Lego League is an international competition that promotes STEM education through...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Adult-youth partnerships drive success of 4-H

It’s time to be thankful. As your 4-H Extension agent, I couldn’t be more thankful for all the youths and adults in our program. The partnerships between adults and young people are the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2016 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Drumroll please: Here’s the 2011 top 10 list for 4-H

Our Colorado 4-H program mission is that “4-H Youth Development Education creates supportive environments for culturally diverse youth and adults to reach their fullest potential.”Keeping this in...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2011 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

4-H lets kids be part of traditional programs

Last weekend, I had the great pleasure of attending my first Durango Farmers Market. I was a little late to take advantage of the wild mushrooms available, but did get all other fresh vegetables,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

Fair gives 4-H members time to shine

It is not a true summer unless you make it to the La Plata County Fair. The fair is a celebration of what makes our little part of the world so special. Being a 4-H Youth Development extension...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2010 | COLUMN: From the Extension Office

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