There’s no better time to get involved with the 4-H program in Arapahoe County, where local youth are raking in state and national awards! 4-H …
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There’s no better time to get involved with the 4-H program in
Arapahoe County, where local youth are raking in state and national
awards! 4-H offers a wide spectrum of projects to interest kids
ages 5-18 in the metro area, and it brings an array of events where
youth can compete and receive recognition for their talents.
Most recently, 19 Arapahoe County 4-Hers took home prizes from
the 2009 Colorado State Fair for award-winning projects and
top-notch performances. More than 100 local youth were invited to
the state fair to show projects after earning nods at the Arapahoe
County Fair in July, where 4-H competitions have become the heart
of the festivities. The following County youth won champion or
reserve champion placements at the State Fair in contests that
required an active demonstration of skills:
Cake Decorating: Reserve Grand Champion, Unit 3 Intermediate,
Creative Cooks: Reserve Champion, Colorado Specialty Senior,
Fashion Revue: Most Creative Modeling Award, Nicole Justice
Instrumental/Performing Arts: Grand Champion, Senior
Keyboard/Piano Solo, Byron Gray
Team Demonstration: Grand Champion, Intermediate, Abby Hanouw
& Allison Judy
Theatrical/Performing Arts: Grand Champion, Senior Master of
Ceremonies, Edwin “E” Gaffney
An estimated 500,000 deer-vehicle crashes occur on U.S. roadways
each year, resulting in thousands of injuries and multiple deaths.
Most of these crashes occur between October and November during the
Most deer-related crashes occur in the country. But a growing
number of these accidents are also taking place in or near
residential areas, as new subdivisions are built closer to deer
Deer-vehicle crashes are often unavoidable, but here are a few
defensive driving tips to minimize your chances:
Stay alert, pay more attention to the road and roadside — and
actually look for deer. Be especially alert at dawn and dusk, the
peak movement times for deer and when visibility is low.
Exercise special caution when moving through a posted deer
crossing zone; the signs are there for a reason.
If you see a deer on the road, brake firmly and blow your horn.
Deer often fixate on headlights, so it may not be effective to just
flash your lights.
If you are unable to stop, do not swerve. It can cause you to
lose control of your vehicle and hit a tree or another car.
Look for other deer after one has crossed the road. Deer seldom
Always wear your seatbelt. Most people injured in deer- vehicle
crashes were not buckled.
If your vehicle strikes a deer, contact the authorities. You may
be legally required to report an accident with significant vehicle
damage, depending on state laws. Also contact your insurance
company to report your claim.
Collision with an animal is covered under the
comprehensivesection of your auto insurance policy.
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