Adams-Arapahoe County ARES ALERT STATUS: Normal (Alert 0) Monthly Meeting -- Next membership meeting planned for Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 19:00 hours.-- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --


ACARES is Also accepting charitable donations through PayPal. Click the link below for convenient form.

“The Mission Statement of the Administrative and Finance Office of the Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ACARES) is to maintain and ensure the integrity of the corporate records and have custody of and accountability for the funds of the organization. It shall be governed by the duly filed By-Laws of Arapahoe County ARES and directed by the legally appointed Board of Directors.”

Administration and Finance is the record keeping portion of our organization. We strive to keep an accurate record of Adams-Arapahoe County ARES activities and maintain the records of our membership.  

Adams-Arapahoe County ARES now accepts Donations and Membership Renewals through PayPal!


ACARES Corporate Status

Adams-Arapahoe County ARES Inc. was originally incorporated as Arapahoe County ARES District 22 August 2, 2007. On September 16, 2014 our name was changed after a realignment of the Colorado ARES districts. Arapahoe County ARES Inc. was granted 501(c)(3) charitable status by the Internal Revenue Service on March 11, 2013 retroactive to December 15, 2010.

In accordance with IRS regulations we are making the principle documents from our charitable filing available here. If you require further information please email the Administration/Finance Officer.

Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the
Internal Revenue Code

Colorado Secretary of State Name Change from Arapahoe ARES D22 to Arapahoe County ARES.

IRS Confirmation of tax exempt status

Amendments filed to Articles of Incorporation originally contained in Form 1023


Membership Dues

We now accept membership dues through PayPal. Click the link below for convenient renewal.

Our Mailing Address

To reach us by U.S.P.S. mail please send to:

Adams-Arapahoe County ARES
c/o Zeke Ragsdale
PO Box 460432
Aurora, CO 80046-0432

Archive of Newsletters

D22 Newsletters from years gone by...

Wayne, N0POH, was going through some files and found some newsletters dating from 1988 to about 2006 that we have posted now on a "Newsletters" page. These are definitely worth the read! They are historical, informative, and entertaining! It amazes me, especially as your new EC, how Alphonse Karr really hit the nail on the head when he said "The more things change, the more they are the same." If you have other newsletters or materials of interest to the history of Arapahoe ARES please send them to  They are also scanned into a single 37 page PDF file that can be downloaded: D22 Newsletters 1988 to about 2006. Thanks to Wayne for scanning those for us!