• FKA: Meeker Colorado Stake
  • FKA: Craig Colorado Stake

Stake History

2017 Stake Mergers

On / or about 12/03/2017, when the Golden Colorado Stake was consolidated witht the Lakewood Colorado Stake. The new stake was named Front Range Colorado Stake and the merged Stake Center was moved to Golden, Colorado.

For anyone who's interested: the Golden Colorado stake included 3 branches west of the continental divide. When my stake, the Meeker Colorado stake was split (and my current stake, the Craig Colorado Stake was created) in October 2017, the branch in Granby was included in the Craig stake. The other two branches were added to the Rifle Colorado Stake, renamed from Meeker. I believe this left the Golden stake with less than 5 units, hence the merge with Lakewood.

Garfield County Home Centered Church Opportunities

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:
1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Colorado's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Local Recreation:

Vernal Utah Temple


The Vernal Utah Temple, 51st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a historic landmark of the Ashley Valley landscape. Constructed inside the red-brick shell of the pioneer-built Uintah Stake Tabernacle, it is located just two blocks south of Main Street, where the domes of the temple and the steeple of the adjacent Vernal Utah Glines Stake Center are visible to travelers along Highway 191. Colorful flowers and beautiful mature trees on the temple grounds enhance the captivating architecture of the building.

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