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Northern Colorado Rod & Gun Club (NCRGC)
April 2020 Newsletter
 
From the Board of Directors
 
The Club is still open for members to use at your own risk; however, we ask that you practice good social distancing and hygiene.
 
Important Message from the NCRGC President
 
The increasing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic around the country dictates that our Club take prudent measures to protect our members and the shooting public. The latest guidance from the CDC is to avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people and this affects all our organized events. That said, the Board of Directors unanimously voted to suspend range cleanups and the following events until further notice: First Shots, Hunter Education, KYL, NRL22, Rimfire Challenge, Skeet & Trap, and Steel Challenge. The Club is still open for members to use at your own risk; however, we ask that you practice good social distancing and hygiene. Lane sharing is discouraged, except in a situation where a minor is being accompanied by a parent. Additionally, please take extra care and attention to clean up after yourself and police your brass. Since the range cleanup for April will not take place as planned, the Board will offer a make-up range cleanup on June 13th which will count towards this year’s range cleanup credit. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during these extraordinary times. Questions should be addressed to the Range Master (rm@ncrgc.org).
 
50th Anniversary 
 
Bryon Fessler, Treasurer
 
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Club at its current location on the Weaver Ranch. Prior to 1970, the Club was shooting at the Larimer County Landfill. New homes started popping up all over the place, including directly above the shooting ranges and neighbors started complaining about the noise and possibility of errant bullets. Thankfully, the Club leadership saw the writing on the wall and literally moved to address it. Club member Adrian “Doc” Weaver had recently relocated his ranch headquarters to Owl Canyon, and he offered to lease 14 acres to the Club. Naturally, the Board of Directors jumped at the chance and the wonderful partnership that continues to this day was born. The recent Board of Directors’ decision to rededicate the rifle range as the Adrian “Doc” Weaver, Jr. Rifle Range was an easy decision brought about by the utmost admiration and respect to Doc for saving the Club in 1970. Members have so much to be thankful for and these thanks extend to Doc’s three daughters, Susan, Maxine and Mourine. Today, Susan and Mourine run the Weaver Ranch and they are our landlords. An estimated 9,000 non-military outdoor ranges exist in the United States and our range is part of a legacy that provides recreational facilities for millions of shooting sports enthusiasts throughout the nation. Our partnership with the Weaver Ranch is strong and our 50th anniversary on their land is yet another opportunity to thank Susan and Mourine for allowing the Club to continue our proud tradition of fostering Colorado’s outdoor recreational heritage. Thank you!
 
NRL22 February 2020 COF
 
Bryon Fessler, NRL22 Match Director
 
Like our USPS friends, neither snow nor ice nor swirling winds stayed these 28 shooters from the swift competition of the NRL22 February Course of Fire (COF). Congratulations to Jose Gardner for winning the Open class, Zack Stamm for the Base Class, Kortney Gardner for the Ladies and Mark Hecker for the Young Guns. Special thanks to squad leaders Justin, Jeff, Pat, Zack, Byron and Doug. You guys do some heavy lifting to ensure a safe and enjoyable event and your hard work is greatly appreciated. Special kudos to Justin for using a hammer to break the ice to the spectator area. That’s extreme dedication and is indicative of the caliber of shooters that we have in Northern Colorado. See you the 4th Saturday in March for some more fun and mark your calendars for the BBQ and raffle in April (must be present to win). Photos and scores are on the NCRGC website. #nrl22 #ncrgc #letsgoshooting 
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NRL22 events are postponed until further notice. 
 
From the Range Master
 
Russ Hickman, Range Master
 
Greetings NCRGC Members! As you all may have seen in email, on the NCRGC Website or just through communication with other Members, NCRGC will align with the CDC efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy. All group Range activities have been cancelled/postponed pending release from the CDC. All events have been postponed including the April 4 Range Clean Up. Traditionally, June 1 is the last RCU to count for the years credit. Due to the cancellation, there will be an extra RCU offered June 13th that will still count towards this membership year credit. The Ranges are still open to Members. Please be very aware of all Range Safety concerns and add to them some credible "social distancing" as being practiced Nation Wide. Your health and safety are the absolute priority for all we do, please add increased awareness in these concerning times. Please keep your distances at the shooting areas and parking areas. If there are any questions or any concerns, please feel free to reach out by email to: RM@NCRGC.org, I am always interested in your comments! Let's all get through this together! Stay safe and healthy, See you at the Range!
 
 
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PO Box 1298
Fort Collins CO 80522
 
 
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