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Montrose and Ouray County Extension


1001 N. 2nd St. Montrose, CO 81401


3/19/20 – The Montrose & Ouray County 4-H program is currently operating in a restricted capacity utilizing guidelines from state 4-H officials, CSU and local and national authorities while responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. In accordance with Montrose County policy, the office at Friendship Hall at the Montrose County Fairgrounds is currently closed until further notice. The staff is working remotely and encourages you to reach out to with any questions or concerns. See the statement below concerning spring programming: 

Update (3/18/20) from Montrose and Ouray County 4-H Brandon Creamer:

All face to face, events and in person meetings are suspended until May 15th.
Brandon and Andrew will be working from home. The Fairgounds and Event center are closed until further notice.
Colorado 4-H is working on an Online MQA – I will let you know when that comes out.

If your club wants to have a meeting, demonstration or workshop, I ask that you use technology such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, conference call, Google Classroom., etc.. Please if you are an expert in any of these, if you would send me a email with the process so I can send it out for my next update.

The State Fair has extended their deadline to May 1st for the nominations on Beef. Please mail the nomination cards to the office 1001 N 2nd Street. Montrose CO 81401

Some have asked about Fair, at this time we are fully committed to having a Montrose County Fair and will do everything to make sure it happens.

Please let everyone interested in 4-H or if you haven’t re- enrolled to go on 4honline to enroll, Print out waivers to fill out, Please put the waivers and money in the mail. 1001 N 2nd St Montrose CO 81401. Also for new members please have them email me for waivers and questions. I’m working to extend the deadline on that as well.

Here are a few suggestions that you can have your 4-H club members do while they are not able to meet face-to-face.

• Send cheerful notes to the assisted living or nursing homes because they are very isolated and it would be a great way to cheer them up.
• Send a cheerful note to your relatives who are not close by.
• Call, text, Instagram your friends and neighbors to say hi and to keep in touch.
• Work on your 4-H projects –a good time to get ahead of the game.
• Call, text, Instagram, etc. your fellow club members and say hi to them
• Collect food items for the food banks or send a cash donation

If you need me call ( 970-596-4965), text, email.

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COVID-19 Impact

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