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Community supports Junior Livestock Sale

4-H Members, leaders and volunteers would like to take this opportunity to thank the many supporters of the Archuleta County Fair and the Junior Livestock Sale.

We could not have made it 60 years without the support of our community.

In the buyer letter sent out by the 4-H Livestock Committee on July 5, 2011, several longtime supporters were inadvertently omitted from the list of supporters. We would like to recognize these businesses and individuals for their commitment to helping support the future generation of agriculture.

A very hardy thank you goes to: Alpine Cascade, Brenda and Stephen Paris, Goodman’s Department Store, Christy and TR Langford, High Country Title, Humming Bird Orchards – Dale Holtz, Jack and Claudia Rosenbaum, PQC Builders, Timothy Miller Custom Homes, Pagosa Land Company, Scott Strategic Investments, Spa Motel, The Pagosa Springs SUN, Southwest Ag, Pacheco Ranch, Westside Plumbing, Strohecker Asphalt, Morehart-Murphy Motors, and Wayne and Patti Buck.

County fair: Open Class Animals

Have you ever thought about showing an animal at the Archuleta County Fair, but you aren’t in 4-H?

Maybe you think you are too young or too old to do this?

If the answer is yes — or even if it’s not — here’s how you can show your prize animal at this year’s county fair.

There is a class called Open Livestock and it has a requirement of at least three animals entered per species to be held at the fair. There are openings for steer, heifers, poultry, swine, rabbits, sheep and goats.

Pre-registration is required on or before Thursday, July 28. No entries will be accepted after 4 p.m. that day.

Please call the Extension Office at 264-5931 if you are interested in learning more about showing Open Class Livestock.

You can also read more about this in the Fair Exhibitor’s Book at

Come and get it!

Get your tickets now for the annual 4-H Chuckwagon Dinner, Aug. 6 at the Archuleta County Fair.

The planned menu includes: barbecue beef, sausage, cowboy beans, potato salad, mixed salad, bread and cobbler. All that and a drink for $10 for ages 13 and up and $5 for ages 12 and under.

Tickets can be purchased from any 4-H member, at County Extension Office and at the Activity Tent that Saturday night at the fair.

So come out, 4-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, for an excellent meal and stay for the excitement of the 4-H Livestock Auction starting at 6:30. Everyone is invited to participate in this year’s auction as a buyer or add-on by registering at the Livestock Tent before or during the auction. Livestock animals can also be “split” for purchasing — so you and your family or friends can get together and purchase some top-quality meat.


July 18 — 10 a.m., Painting Group.

July 18 — 1 p.m., 4-H Scrapbooking.

July 18 — 1 p.m., Contract labor interviews.

July 18 — 6 p.m., Back Country Horsemen.

July 19 — 4 p.m., Fairgrounds clean-up.

July 19 — 6 p.m., 4-H Council.

July 20 — 10 a.m., Mountain High Garden Club.

July 20 — 6 p.m., Fair Board meeting.

July 20 — 6 p.m., 4-H Livestock weight check.

July 22 — 2 p.m., 4-H Dog Agility.

Check out our webpage at for calendar events and information.

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