Friday, September 12, 2014

This Weekend at The Ranch!

High Plains Paint Horse Show- CANCELLED
More Information: http://hpphc.com/

Grow with Me Kids Sale
First National Bank Expo Hall
Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 8am-1pm

Canine Society International Dog Show
Ranch-Way Feeds West Pavilion
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday 8:30am-4pm

Rocky Mountain Woodturners Symposium 
McKee Community Building
Friday: Demonstrations 3-5pm
Saturday: 8am-4pm
Sunday 10am-3pm

Walk to End Alzheimers
Interior Grounds
Saturday: Registration 7:30am
                Walk 9am


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

High Plains Paint Horse Club Show CANCELLED

The High Plains Paint Horse Club show scheduled for this weekend, September 12-14th has been cancelled. Please visit http://hpphc.com/ more more information.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

NEWS RELEASE: Job Fair for Budweiser Events Center Announced for Wednesday, September 3

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:September 2, 2014

JOB FAIR FOR BUDWEISER EVENTS CENTER ANNOUNCED
FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

PART-TIME AND SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH BUDWEISER EVENTS CENTER AND OVATIONS FOOD SERVICES

Loveland, Colorado – The staff for Budweiser Events Center and Ovations Food Services are hosting a job fair for the upcoming season at the 7,200 seat venue in Loveland. The job fair will take place in the Main Lobby at Budweiser Events Center on Wednesday, September 3  from 3 - 7 p.m. All jobs are for either part-time, seasonal or event based hours. Listed below are a few of the employment opportunities and qualifications.  

BEC Housekeeping Lead:
The housekeeping lead will be in charge of pre- and post event cleaning while working closely with part-time employees and contract labor to ensure facility is properly maintained before, during and after events. 

BEC Housekeeping Support Staff:
The housekeeping staff is responsible for keeping the facility at a presentable cleanliness and sanitation level. The staff will operate and maintain all cleaning devices.

BEC Operations Assistant:
The operations assistant will provide administrative support, including MicroMain program assistance, including input and general upkeep of assets, work orders and project management. 

BEC Changeover Lead:
The changeover lead is responsible for complete conversions according to data sheets per event. The individual will lead part-time employees and contract labor to ensure timely and quality work performances and will work side by side with staff as required. 

BEC Changeover Facility Worker:
The changeover lead is responsible for complete facility changeover as required by the event schedule and facility guidelines. The position requires the ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery and assist with emergency repairs to arena equipment. 

All above positions require a GED and driver’s license. Multiple shifts are available, with the majority of shifts being nights and weekends.

Ovations Kitchen Cook
The Kitchen Cook is responsible for preparing high quality and fresh food to be served to guests throughout the buildings at The Ranch Events Complex.  
*Requirements:  Must have experience in a fine dining or high volume, fast paced kitchen setting

Ovations Catering Server
The Catering Server is responsible in assisting the food and beverage service, guest attention, and overall logistics of banquet events.  Responsible for plated meals and buffets by way of set-up, clear communication and teamwork with other co-workers.  
*Requirements:  Fine dining and/or banquet experience preferred

Ovations Suite Server
The Suite Server is responsible for serving guests in the Budweiser Events Center Suites.  Responsible for serving meals, serving beverages to guests including alcoholic beverages.  Must check guest’s ID to verify minimum age requirement for the purchase of alcoholic beverage, recording a guest’s order, accept payments and provide change as necessary, cleaning up remaining food product and equipment after the guests have left. 
*Requirements: Fine dining and/or banquet experience preferred

Ovations Suite Event Clerk
The Suite Event Clerk is responsible for ensuring that all paperwork and orders are processed accurately and promptly.  Assists in balancing the funds at the conclusion of the event, and calculate basic math functions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages) as related to cash/credit transactions and cash reconciliation.  The Suite Event Clerk is also responsible for receiving the Suite orders from the servers, inputting them into the computer, and relaying the orders to the kitchen staff. 
*Requirements: Experience working in an administrative support function in the food and beverage industry.  Computer skills are a must.

Ovations Restaurant Server
Restaurant Server is responsible for serving guests in the Ranch Bar & Grill in the Budweiser Events Center. Responsible for serving meals to guests or directing guests to the buffet line and serving beverages to guests including alcoholic beverages.  Recording a guest’s order and relaying the order to the kitchen via P.O.S. system, accept payments and provide change as necessary, setting up banquet functions including linens, dishware, glassware and silverware, and maintain sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas.
*Requirements: Fine dining and/or banquet experience preferred

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, visit www.TREventComplex.com.

Global Spectrum manages the Budweiser Events Center, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year.  Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is a part of Comcast-Spectator, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Budweiser Events Center, a 7,200 seat multi-purpose venue, is home to the Colorado Eagles of the ECHL and the Colorado ICE of the Indoor Football League.

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Contact:                                                                                                                                                
Caitlin Reale

Thursday, August 14, 2014

JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE RAISES RECORD NUMBERS FOR 4-H YOUTH AT 2014 LARIMER COUNTY FAIR

PROCEEDS FROM SALE CONTRIBUTE TO 4-H YOUTH COLLEGE FUNDS

Loveland, CO – The Junior Livestock Sale rounded out the Larimer County Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at The Ranch-Way Feeds Indoor Arena in Loveland.  Over 200 4-H Members, ages 8-19 years old, participated in this year’s record Junior Livestock Sale to end the 2014 Fair on a high note.

The 2014 Junior Livestock Sale tallied up a record total amount of $456,850 with 213 animals sold. The funds raised support the maintaining of the animals and contribute to 4-H youths’ future college funds.

The highlight of the evening was the Grand Champion Beef Steer sold by Delaynie Greiman for a record amount of $20,000 and was purchased by Pelican Restaurants at Water Valley.

Other Grand Champion Animals Sold as follows:

Champion Swine –Sold by Alie McEndaffer - $6,000, purchased by Loveland Ford Lincoln
Champion Chicken – Sold by Brody Lamb - $1800, purchased by Jim’s Wings
Champion Duck – Sold by Matthew Sinclair - $1400, purchased by Apollo
Champion Geese – Sold by Cara Conlon - $1200, purchased by  Cultura Technologies
Champion Turkey – Sold by Dawson Whittaker - $2000, purchased by All Weather Wood
Champion Rabbit Meat Pen – Sold by Sydney Baty - $2200, purchased by 4 Rivers Equipment
Champion Sheep – Sold by Alie McEndaffer - $6,000, purchased by Lookout Ridge Farm
Champion Goat – Sold by Chelsea Dobbs - $6,000, purchased by Anadarko Petroleum Corp

“A record breaking sale would never be possible with out the generosity this year from both buyers and sponsors. Their commitments to supporting 4-H Youth and Agriculture are exceptional; with out them the sale would have never been the success that it was,” said Jim Dunn, Chair of the Junior Livestock Committee.

The 2014 Larimer County Fair, presented by Colorado Lottery, ran from August 1-5 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair included Gnarly Barley Brew Festival presented by Shock Top on Saturday, August 2, The PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota: August 3-5, Fireworks: August 1&2 and much more. For additional fair information, visit www.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 www.TREventComplex.com.

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CONTACT:                                                                                                                                             
Caitlin Reale
realecn@BudweiserEventsCenter.com
970.619.4124

Monday, August 11, 2014

Outdoor Arenas Closed for Public Riding/Cancelled Events

In an effort to protect our equine community all outdoor arenas are closed for opening riding Monday, August 11th through labor day weekend due to the VS outbreak. 

Please note the following shows have been cancelled: 

August 14-17th Top of the Rockies
August 22-24th Continental Divide Morgan Horse Show

Thank you for your cooperation! 

Due to the VSV Outbreak in Colorado, the Inaugural TOTR Event has been cancelled. Please see below for more information...

It is with a heavy heart and great disappointment and sadness that we must cancel the previously planned inaugural year for the Top of the Rockies Horse Show and Educational Event.  Due to a spreading outbreak of the Vesicular Stomatitis virus, horse owners and trainers from around the region are leery of travelling with their horses to places of communal stalling.  We applaud any horse owner who puts the health and safety of their equine athlete among their priorities and we look forward to announcing plans for a postponed inauguration.  Stay tuned for more information.  Questions?  Please call us at (303) 525-3964.  Thank you for your continued support.


Stay current on the VSV emergency in Colorado by clicking here:http://www.colorado.gov/ag 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE AT LARIMER COUNTY FAIR ON AUG. 6 WORKS TO SUPPORT 4-H YOUTH

ANOTHER YEAR OF GROWTH EXPECTED TO SUPPORT 4-H YOUTH IN LARIMER COUNTY

Loveland, CO – One of the staples of the Larimer County Fair is the Junior Livestock Sale. Taking place on the last day of the fair, the livestock sale will be the real grand finale for many of the Larimer County youth that are participating. The 2014 Junior Livestock Sale will take place on Wednesday, August 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the Ranch-Way Feeds Livestock Pavilion.

Each year, anywhere from 200 to 250 kids, from ages 8-19 years old, participate in the Junior Livestock Sale. The primary purpose of the sale is for the youth to learn responsibility, time management skills, record keeping and public speaking, while working to earn back their investment on the animal they are selling. The majority of the youth have spent their own money on the initial investment for caring and feeding of their animal. Additionally, most of these kids will use the prize money earned from selling their animal to go towards education, or to save up for a big purchase, such as a car.

This program strives to help Larimer County youth become responsible leaders that are invested in their home community, but also to bring the best animals in the county to be exhibited as safe and wholesome products.

In order to support the youth in as many ways possible, several buying options are available to bidders and supporters. Buyers can purchase the animal for personal consumption, or contribute to the youth without actually purchasing the animal. There are options available to resell the animal or to contribute an “add-on,” essentially a monetary donation, to a specific youth or species. Buyers are encouraged to purchase as buying groups or organizations as well.

Sales are expected to continue rising this year, as they have for the past few years, and businesses who have not participated before are encouraged to come join in the fun!

The 2014 Larimer County Fair, presented by Colorado Lottery, runs from August 1-5 at The Ranch Events Complex in Loveland. Events at this year’s Fair include Gnarly Barley Brew Festival, presented by Shock Top on Saturday, August 2; The PRCA Rodeo, presented by Pedersen Toyota, August 3-5; Agfinity Fireworks, August 1-2 and much more. For additional fair information, visit www.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 www.TREventComplex.com.

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CONTACT:                                                                                                        
Alissa Cunningham
acunningham@BudweiserEventsCenter.com
970.619.4106