Emergency management to test CodeRED
The Elbert County emergency management division will launch a test call of the emergency notification system, CodeRED, at 9 a.m. March 30. The call is expected to last a couple of minutes with an informational message with preparedness tips to the entire database in the CodeRED system. The system provides Elbert County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county with free weather warnings if your home, work or school is in the storm’s path. The system delivers messages to your home, mobile device and email. For emergency notifications, register your email and mobile device on the county website at www.elbertcounty-co.gov; follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page on the lower left side of the page. Contact the office of emergency management at (303) 805-6132 for help registering. Support on March 30 will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at (303) 805-6139 or (303) 805-6132.
Spring Fling Gala drawing near
The Elbert County Spring Fling 4-H Gala is 5 to 8 p.m. April 13, at the Elbert County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 95 Ute Ave., in Kiowa. All funds raised at the gala benefit the Elbert County 4-H program. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for 12 and younger, and include a silent auction and welcome reception, Rocky Mountain Oysters appetizers and a buffet roast beef dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available that evening for purchase at the door. Sponsorships are available. For more information call Ben Duke, president of the Elbert County 4-H leaders’ council, at (303) 912-2067.
Hunter education classes offered
The Elbert County 4-H Extension office is offering a hunter safety course March 22-24 at the Ag Building of the Elbert County fairgrounds, 95 Ute Ave. in Kiowa. The course is open to the public at a cost of $15 per person. For more information and to RSVP call (303) 621-3162.