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Register now for Beef Cattle Symposium

The 28th annual San Juan Basin Extension Beef Cattle Symposium will take place on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango. This year the focus will primarily be on profitability, nutrition and management.

Topics include: Colorado Cattlemen’s Association update, future outlook for the livestock industry, sustainable profitability of cow-calf enterprises, nutrition for cows/heifers in the third trimester and beyond, managing fertility in cows and bulls, and mobile slaughter: is it a viable option?

Registration cost is $20 before Feb. 11, or $25 after. This cost includes six informative presentations, lunch and refreshments. Stop by and pick up your registration form today at the CSU Extension Office. For more information, call 264-5931.

Help the County Fair

Archuleta County is looking for people to join the Fair Board to help plan the 2011 Fair — our 60th anniversary. The dates for the fair will be Aug. 4– 7. There will be lots of new and exciting things planned, as well as the return of many old favorites for this year’s Fair.

Some activities where you can help include entertainment, education tent, Lee Sterling Chili Cook-Off, advertising, sponsors and Fair royalty. The Fair Board will continue to emphasize the importance of the root of our fair, which are 4-H and our Western Heritage. We will always be committed to this priority and, at the same time, we are also dedicated to meeting the needs of our growing community. If you are interested in helping with the 2011 Fair, contact the CSU Extension Office at 264-5931 or e-mail


Jan. 28, 4 p.m. — Deadline to enroll in a 4-H Livestock project

Jan. 31, 6 p.m. — Mandatory 4-H Livestock meeting

Feb. 1, 6:30 p.m. — Colorado Kids 4-H Club

Feb. 2, 4 p.m. — 4-H Sports Fishing project

Feb. 2, 5 p.m. — 4-H Cake Decorating project, Unit 5

Feb. 3, 6 p.m. — Shady Pine 4-H Club

Feb. 3, 6 p.m. — Planning Commission public forum

Feb. 4, 1:45 p.m. — Cloverbuds

Check out our webpage at for calendar events and info.