Wednesday January 20, 2021

Southeast Area Workshops

Southeast Area agents have created a STEM, Home Design and Décor workshop series to be held one Friday each month. 4-H membership is not required for attendance. Each month the workshop will work through the STEM found in the Home Design and Décor projects while creating take home items and lessons. Host locations for the workshops include Baca, Cheyenne, and Otero Counties. Events will be in person and are available for virtual access as well. A recorded version of each workshop will also be available for those unable to attend in person. 4-H Fridays will begin January 22nd. Contact Otero County Extension at 719-254-7608 for more information.

Otero Jr College Science Fair

Otero Junior College will host the Arkansas Valley Regional Science Fair again this year. However, the fair will take place virtually. In this 25th annual science event, students in grades K-12 can enter the fair through registration completed by their teacher or parents or guardians. Registration for the science fair has been extended to 11:59 p.m. Friday January 22nd. Information on registration and how to proceed has been sent to area teachers and the entry fee is $25 per student.


Colorado Vaccine Distribution

Colorado health officials hope a change in the White House will lead to an improved rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations. Governor Jared Polis says the state has the plan in place to administer the vaccine; doctors just lack the supply. Governor Polis says one improvement could come in learning how many doses the state will receive each week further in advance. State health officials still believe they can vaccinate anyone over the age of 70 who chooses to receive the treatment by the end of February.


Cram the Van Food Drive

The “Cram the Van” Food drive has successfully raised a record total of 16 tons of food in Scott City Kansas, equivalent to 32,000lbs. The food drive, held recently, helps area food pantries restock throughout the year. This year, Wheatland Electric’s Food Van in Scott City, Kansas, was able to provide for 11 food banks in Southwest Kansas from Holcomb to the Western Kansas border. Since their start in 2014, this Kansas town food Van has raised over 63 tons of non-perishable food items and hopes to keep that number growing. Wheatland Electric would like to thank the community for their support and generous donations to help local food banks.

Kansas Postal Truck Theft

Officers of the Garden City Police Department were dispatched in reference to an auto burglary. The burglary was related to a mail carrier in Garden City who discovered all remaining mail in the truck had been stolen. The carrier was on his delivery route and locked the doors of the mail truck before leaving the vicinity. The case is still under investigation and Garden City Police ask patrons to contact the sender of any mail that should have been received. If the mail was sent, and you did not receive it, please, notify the United States Postal Service. The Garden City Police Department is requesting assistance from the community on the issue of the postal truck theft. If you witnessed this incident or have information , call the Garden City Police Department at (620) 276-1300.

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