December 1, 2018 CCCA Meeting Agenda

Call meeting to order:


Approval of the agenda: approved by Dennis seconded by Tracy



Approval of minutes: Approved by Dennis seconded by Tracy


Correspondences: Membership for RCALF, approve membership to renew RCALF approve by Webb seconded by Deb amount of $200.



Approval of Treasures Report: membership dues are coming up beginning January.   All beef tickets sold, YAY! Great fundraiser we want to keep doing it year after year.  Approved by Dennis Springer seconded by Brian Crawford


Committee Reports

Scholarship Committee: Challenge to get kids to apply for scholarship.


Federal Lands: Webb nothing to report

Forest Service:


BLM: Nothing to report will get more with upcoming conference call.  Brand inspector of the year will be presented at mid winter conference


State Lands: Nothing to report


Legislative: Colorado Cattlemen’s concerned about Pollis getting in.  RCalf still pushing for COOL


HPP : nothing to report


CLA (Colorado Livestock Association) Webb could not attend any meetings, Ranch tour Alanna and Brian attended spoke about water and recreation (lands being overrun)


Old Business


Beef Drawing: Beef will not be ready till Feb time frame.  Trying to fatten them up.  Beef drawing next year YES!!! Get more people to sell tickets next year.  Approval to continue beef drawing approved by Dennis seconded by the Rautenkrantz girls

Winners of the beef

1st winner Grace and Al Reuter

2nd winner Linda Schaffer



New Business:

Annual Meeting approved by Dennis seconded by Deb Lake George community park 5pm then dinner and out by 10pm

June 1st

Discussion Items:


Next Meeting –

March 2nd in Hartsel place TBD highline café?

June for our annual at the Lake George Community Park



Meeting adjourned approved by Tracy seconded by Dennis

October 6, 2018 CCCA Meeting Agenda

Call meeting to order: 9:17am


Approval of the agenda: Approved by Tracy Rautenkrantz seconded by Dennis Springer



Approval of prior minutes:  Table minutes till they go out and get reviewed at next meeting. Approved by Tracy Rautenkrantz, seconded by Dennis Springer.




Approval of Treasures Report: Approved by Dennis Springer seconded by Tracy Rautenkrantz


Committee Reports

Scholarship Committee: Try to get flyers out to get some seniors in for the scholarship, instead of one person let’s work together as a group.  Sherriff Tom McGraw wants to do a scholarship and maybe join forces get our scholarship info out to get more kids interested.  Let’s try to hit it from the college side to come back to the high schoolers.

Federal Lands

Forest Service: Webb Smith tough year due to drought.  Recreation on Badger Flats is crazy Webb Smith wants to get with Forest service and meet out there to talk maybe come up with some options.

BLM: Nothing to report

State Lands: No change Brand and theft on federal lands each ranger district does not cross over and they don’t always know.  Brand and Theft Chris Whitney of the State wants to meet with the Sheriffs of the county to have a one on one and get brand inspection savvy.  New brand inspectors in Park County are and Colby Stone and Denae.  We should put them on the website under Resources page extension agents .

Legislative: Brian Crawford says that there is a lot of talk about the candidates for governor.

HPP :  John Woodward says they are looking for projects for fencing going thru now on any lands. Water, Fencing privet to public get both parties included.  Mitigate elk on land and fix fences that the elk break down.

Old Business

Beef Drawing- Only take as many tickets that you know you will sell.  IF you need more pick them up at Hitchin’ Post. Cut and wrapped Ricks or Crippen’s Processing.

Catch-a-calf- Steve would like to purchase another calf from cattlemen to sell again this year.  Catch an animal committee will not receive unless everything/everyone meets all 4-H requirements.  The Crawfords were disheartened due to what happened to last catch-a-calf, it got brisket.  The Crawfords are concerned about committee members and the participant who gets animal takes care or at least reaches out if they do not know how to care for animal.    Dennis Springer will sell a calf for this year.  Purchase will be in CCCA name still.

Dance- Instead of doing a dance in February lets do it in June have our meeting and then dance the evening away. Options are to maybe have it at the Lake George community park either June 1st or 8th  Feedback will be appreciated.

New Business:

Discussion Items:

Beef quality assurance- We need to do training again and update.  This will be a couple of hours we will try to have it at the Florissant Grange.  Stay tuned for time and place confirmation.

Sheriff Tom McGraw came by and spoke. He said the sheriff’s office is down 8 deputies.  New deputies will get a pay raise and more are interested in working in Park County.  Sheriff McGraw wants to work more of the recreation areas next summer and when fire bans are on the sheriff and deputies will go out on patrol and hand out tickets.  He wants to have heavier patrol for fires and trash.  Another topic is the Animal control for Park county, it would be nice if they got some cattle experience and have more interaction with brand inspector.  This will help when the cattle get out.  Sheriff McGraw said there will be weekend help from animal control so much happens on the weekend need more resources.

He said there are 4 they will be on call at night and will work one weekend and alternate.

Any ideas please let sheriff office know.

2% sales tax coming up in Nov emergency services, fire dept. sheriff office, can only be spent for specific agencies but not to road but must go thru commissioners to be approved.

Next Meeting –

TBD meetings  December 1st

March 2nd  in Hartsel

June Lake George Community park?


Meeting adjourned – 11:05 Approved by Dennis Springer, seconded by Tracy Rautenkrantz

June 9, 2018 CCCA Meeting Agenda

Call meeting to order: 5:54


Approval of the agenda: Motion to approve by Tracy Rautenkranz. Seconded by Ashley Boyington.



Approval of minutes: Motion to approve by Cathrine Rautenkranz. Seconded by Webb Smith.





Approval of Treasures Report:


Committee Reports

Scholarship Committee:


Federal Lands

Forest Service: Webb not sure how long we will be able to be out on pasture due to drought.




State Lands: GPC water gates not too concerned on the pasture.


Legislative: Gov has not signed the CPW legislative act




CLA (Colorado Livestock Association)


R-Calf: Wants COOL to be re-instated can we agree? No they want the meat in the store to be labeled USA Beef.  May be too costly.


Old Business

Dinner & Dance:  Alanna wants the dinner and dance again.


Scholarships: no scholarships no one applied. Alanna thinks maybe a breeding scholarship instead of a school scholarship.  Will have more info at next meeting


Beef Quality Assurance: Oct will be BQA training

New Business:

Park County Fair: Beef show only table and booth in barn. Woodward kids showing


Officer Nominations: No new nominees keep everyone as they are Motion to approve by John Woodward Seconded by Shane  Boyington.


Officer Elections Alanna Crawford – President, Webb Smith – Vic President, Deb Reuter – Treasurer, Ashley Boyington – Secretary



Discussion Items:


Next Meeting –

Oct. 6th

Dec. 1st


Upcoming Events:

Park County Fair July 20th 8AM

State Fair Committee Meetings August


Meeting adjourned: 6:17

Beef tickets again Webb wants to do the beef raffle again.  Dec 1st raffle Justin Snare ¼ Webb ¼

1k tickets ¼

2k tickets ½

Colby Stone is our new brand inspector.

April 7, 2018 CCCA Meeting Agenda

Call meeting to order: 9:08am


Introductions: Amy Mitchell, Alanna Crawford, Webb Smith, Dennis Springer, Dave Gottenborg Ashley Boyington, Kailee Edwards, Deb Reuter, John Woodward, Elizabeth Woodward, Tracy Rautenkranz


Approval of the agenda: Approved by Amy Mitchell, seconded by Dennis Springer



Approval of minutes: Approved by Amy Mitchell, seconded by Dennis Springer





Approval of Treasures Report: Approved by Dennis Springer, seconded by Tracy Rautenkranz


Committee Reports

Scholarship Committee:


Federal Lands

Forest Service: Webb they are to keep in touch with CCA w/ any allotments


BLM: Wild horse issues on western slope they are struggling with numbers


State Lands: not much


Legislative: CCA supporting Parks and wildlife, trying to stop the bag tag


HPP:  Next meeting has not been scheduled.  Funding has been spent if new project comes in more money will be available. Meeting in May (John will let me know so I can get it out)


CLA (Colorado Livestock Association):


R-Calf: Darrel Schriber couldn’t make it.  They would like to come to our annual meeting.

Mid Winter Conference: Membership engagement workshop (Alanna and Brian) day workshops. Trying to get more with social media.  Met w/ Jay Stapelton for Gov.  Very informative at all meetings same issues.


Catch-a-calf: John the calf that they donated got pneumonia/brisket complex had to Livestock committee got about $1000 for it. No calf this year for catch a calf at fair next year we will have another.


Old Business

Dinner & Dance: Dance was good lots of snow.  Not a huge turn out but still a good time.



Scholarships: No new applicants yet.  Hold out till next year?!


New Business:

Park County Fair: Alanna suggests have a booth this year at cattle auction.  Show support.


Annual Meeting: Will be at the Bull Moose in Guffey at 5pm Saturday June 9th.  Food will be roughly $30 per person please. After our meeting there will be a band so stay a while and have some fun.


CCA: May 15th ranch tour in Sadaila Alanna will get a flyer out must RSVP.  Tuesday 1-7 steak dinner included must pre-purchase tickets.  Get with Alanna for any more information.


Discussion Items:


Next Meeting –

June 9th  Bull Moose, Guffey, CO 5pm

Oct. 6th

Dec. 1st


Park County Sherriff speakers:

Monte Gore, Steve Spodyak, John Tighe, Tom McGraw, Gary Rhodes


Meeting adjourned