After-school program director resigns

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Diane Borgard resigned her position Monday as the director of the Recreational After-School Doorway, citing the program's uncertain future and other career opportunities as the reasons.

The program provides after-school activities for fifth- and sixth-graders.

Its Mystery Dinner Theater fundraiser in January was successful, she said, but will fund operations for less than six months.

"Longevity is an issue," she said. "For my future, I needed to look at something different."

There are few long-term grants available, Borgard said, and the program has been denied funding several times because funders think it duplications other programs offered in Craig.

"It's been frustrating," she said. "We offer a lot of different services."

More than 80 students signed up for the program's last semester of after-school activities, which include classes such as junior detectives, cosmetology, child care and horseback riding.

"Our program provides a lot of individual learning," Borgard said.

She's been with Recreational After-School Doorway since its inception nearly six years ago, playing a lead role in creating the organization and expanding it.

"I'm sad to go, but its time for me to go and open the door for new ideas and new energy," Borgard said.

She said she can't say ye where she'll be working, but she said the job prohibits her involvement with any public board. She'll be resigning from the Moffat County Partners and the Maybell Community Center board of directors.

Recreational After-School Doorway board member Tracy Caddy said the board is calling an emergency meeting to decide where to go from here, but the time for that wasn't set Monday.

"We're just not sure what to do," Caddy said.

She said the board intends to keep the program operating, but is still considering how.

"We want to continue service even with the budget cuts we've had," she said.

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