Wednesday, August 24, 2016

GNARLY BARLEY BREW FESTIVAL AND WELDWERKS BREWING PRESENT CHECK TO WOMEN2WOMEN

PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNERS, WELDWERKS, CHOSE WELD COUNTY CHARITY AS THE ORGANIZATION TO DONATE FUNDS


Loveland, CO – Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, in conjunction with WeldWerks Brewing, presented Weld County-based Women2Women (W2W) with a donation to help provide one-time financial assistance to women in need.

WeldWerks Brewing received the most votes in the People’s Choice competition at the Gnarly Barley Brew Festival on Aug. 6 at the Larimer County Fair at The Ranch in Loveland. As a result, $500 was donated to a charity of the brewery’s choice.

Since 2009, W2W has provided immediate one-time financial assistance to over 900 local women through a referral and application system in cooperation with other 501(c)(3) organizations. The organization’s goal is to provide a “hand up” that helps women who have unexpected expenses, and to date, over $370,000 has been given to assist Weld County women and their families.

“We are honored that WeldWerks chose to donate their Gnarly Barley winnings to W2W,” said Mary Wilson, Women2Women president. “We love the work that we do, and it makes us truly happy that WeldWerks does too.

“100 percent of donations go directly to helping women in need, so gifts like this one from WeldWerks really make a difference,” Mary said.

For more information on Women2Women, their partnerships, and non-profit community work, visitwww.weldw2w.org.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County. The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building. The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. For more information visitTREventComplex.com.

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Alissa Cunningham

Thursday, August 4, 2016

LARIMER COUNTY FAIR 2016 FAMILY OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 4, 2016

LARIMER COUNTY FAIR 2016 FAMILY OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

THE BIXLER FAMILY WILL BE HONORED AT THIS YEAR’S PRCA RODEO AT THE COUNTY FAIR

Loveland, CO – The Larimer County Fair & Rodeo Board are proud to present the 2016 “Family of the Year,” award to the Bixlers, owners of Ranch-Way Feeds in Northern Colorado. The Bixlers will be awarded at the PRCA Rodeo at the Larimer County Fair onSunday, Aug. 7
Ken and Phyllis Bixler were both born in the small town of Harrison, Nebraska into ranching families. They were married in 1948 and had three children, Robert H Bixler, Bonnie Bixler Szidon and Joe Bixler. The family moved to Colorado in 1967 and were involved in ranching, oil, and banking. The Bixlers and a group of investors purchased Ranch-Way Feeds in 1968. In the late 80’s, day to day management of Ranch-Way Feeds was passed on to Bonnie, Kim and Joe. Ken and Phyllis played an active role on the Ranch-Way Feeds board of directors until their passing.
Over the last five decades, the Bixler family has taken the oldest continuously running business in Fort Collins and transformed it into a flourishing feed business with state of the art manufacturing equipment.  Currently, Ranch-Way employs more than 50 workers and produces more than 60,000 tons of feed a year. In addition to the Ranch-Way Feeds located in downtown Fort Collins there are two successful retail stores -  one in Santa Fe, New Mexico and an additional store at the mill in Fort Collins.
Bonnie and family are long-time donators to 4-H, FFA, Colorado State University, and numerous livestock and rodeo events. Ranch-Way further invested in youth by sponsoring the Larimer County fair and by acquiring the naming rights to the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena.
“If I had to explain what has enabled Ranch-Way Feeds to become a leading manufacturer of animal nutrition in the Rocky Mountain Region, I would have to credit the success to the “Free Enterprise System” of this wonderful country,” said Phyllis Bixler. “For 143 years there has been a milling business at the present site of our Fort Collins, Colorado plant.  Although devastated by fire, market reversals and financial shortcomings, someone who believed in the American dream has always been willing to roll up their sleeves and start over. Today, the people who make up Ranch-Way Feeds have that same strong desire to keep the dream alive. With the support of our loyal customers, our investment in quality products, service and people, we believe this vision will continue to unfold. May your prosperity only be surpassed by your happiness.” 
The 2016 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo, presented by Colorado Lottery, runs from Aug. 5-9 at The Ranch in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair include Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, presented by Shock Top on Saturday, Aug. 6, Dog and Pony Show on Saturday, Aug. 6, PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota on Aug. 7-9, Agfinity Fireworks on Aug. 5-6, and much more. For fair information, visitwww.LarimerCountyFair.org.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County.  The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose arena managed by Spectra Venue Management, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building.  The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. For more information, visit www.TREventComplex.com.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

This Weekend: Fair Parade Downtown Loveland!

"Celebrating our American Heritage"

Join us Saturday, July 30th  9:30am  -  

Downtown Loveland
 

Come see local floats, animals, music and more celebrating the kickoff of the County Fair! 

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GRAND MARSHAL ANNOUNCED FOR 2016 LARIMER COUNTY FAIR PARADE

LONG-TIME MAINTENANCE MAN AT THE LARIMER COUNTY FAIR, MARTY DREITH, HONORED FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO THE ANNUAL COUNTY FAIR

Loveland, CO  Marty Dreith has been announced as the 2016 Parade Grand Marshal for the Larimer County Fair & PRCA Rodeo. Dreith is a 40 plus year worker at the Larimer County Fair. 

Marty has a long history with his involvement at the Larimer County Fair. In 1959, Marty showed a cow at his first Larimer County Fair as a part of 4-H and continued to show for years to come. In 1975, he began as a part-time maintenance worker at the county fair. After Marty’s father retired in 1987 as the full-time position of maintenance supervisor, Marty applied for the job. The Larimer County Fair Board selected Marty for the position out of 87 applicants. Marty has worked every year since with a short hiatus in the early 2000s and up until 2014 when he retired. Marty couldn’t stay away for long and returned to work part-time in 2015. 

“Marty is a good representative for the fair and 4-H and all that it stands for,” said Gary Samson, Parade Chair. He is well known in the ag community and helped bring the fair to where it is today – one of the best in the state of Colorado.

The parade runs along Railroad Avenue in downtown Loveland on Saturday, July 30 at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visitLarimerCountyFair.org.

The 2016 Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo, presented by Colorado Lottery, runs from Aug. 5-9 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair include Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, presented by Shock Top on Saturday, Aug. 1, PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota: Aug. 7-9, Agfinity Fireworks: Aug. 5-6, and much more. For a schedule of events and other pertinent Fair information, visit LarimerCountyFair.org.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County.  The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose arena managed by Spectra Venue Management, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building.  The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo.  For more information, visitwww.TREventComplex.com.

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Caitlin Reale

Friday, July 15, 2016

SOLD OUT: Gnarly Barely VIP Tickets

Hey Gnarly Fans, 
We have officially sold out of VIP tickets to this year's Brew Fest!!! We of course still have General Admission tickets still available-get your's today! 

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THREE NIGHTS OF PRCA RODEO AT LARIMER COUNTY FAIR & RODEO AT THE RANCH EVENTS COMPLEX, AUG. 7-9 Inbox x

TICKETS START AT $12 FOR ANNUAL RODEO AT COMCASTTIX.COM

Loveland, CO – The PRCA Rodeo presented by Pedersen Toyota, kicks off at Budweiser Events Center on Sunday, August 7. This three day event, ending Tuesday, Aug. 9, will be an exciting experience for all. The buckin’ starts each night at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available now at the Budweiser Events Center box office, by phone at 877-544-TIXX (5499), or online at ComcastTIX.com.
 
Tickets for the PRCA Rodeo are $12 and $17 plus applicable fees. 4-H family night tickets, which can only be ordered through a 4-H leader, are $8. Groups of 10 or more can save by calling 970.619.4122 for more information. “Season tickets” can be purchased through Mary at 970-619-4009.

The 2016 PRCA Rodeo will offer several fun features, such as Hall of Fame Stock Contractor - Beutler and Son Rodeo Company, Hall of Fame announcer, Hadley Barrett, and world class bullfighters, Dusty Tuckness and Nathan Harp.  In addition, there will be Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame clown and barrel man, Lecile Harris, and performances by Whiplash, the Cowboy Monkey.

The rodeo’s performance intermissions will be sure to entertain all. Opening night, Sunday, Aug. 7, is “Local Heroes Night Honoring Military and First Responders” with a Lamb and Goat Scramble at intermission.  The Monday, Aug. 8 intermission will be the Calf Scramble and the 4-H Parade of Champions, which will showcase the Larimer County 4–H livestock champions. “Special Olympics Night” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 9 to honor participating athletes in the surrounding areas with all donations going to the Special Olympics. This night will also be the crowning of the 2017 Larimer County Fair and Rodeo Queen, as well as the Pig Scramble. For a complete lineup of rodeo events, visit larimercountyfair.org.

The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Events Complex, located in Loveland, CO, opened in 2003 and is owned and operated by Larimer County.  The Ranch consists of the Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose arena managed by Global Spectrum, the Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena and Livestock Pavilions, the First National Bank Exhibition Halls, and the Thomas M. McKee 4-H, Youth & Community Building.  The Ranch hosts more than 2,000 events annually and is home to the Larimer County Fair and PRCA Rodeo.  For more information, visit TREventComplex.com.


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Caitlin Reale