Last Wednesday, the Craig Daily Press hosted an informal event called Coffee and a Newspaper, where 11 community members met with the paper’s General Manager Renee Campbell and myself.
It was a wonderful opportunity for us to open the dialogue about what residents want from their community newspaper.
One of the things that stuck with me was the fact that readers largely want community news, less Steamboat coverage and even less Associated Press wire content.
I’m happy to slowly make those changes in the newspaper, but I need your help. I invite you to send me story ideas and submissions that we can place throughout the paper, highlighting your lives as residents of Craig and Moffat County.
If you’re out on the weekend and you snap a photo of an eagle flying in the sky, send it our way. If your kid made the honor roll, dean’s list or landed a scholarship, please let me know — I will run it in the newspaper. Likewise, if your child hits a homerun while practicing baseball, or if your family pet decides to take a nap in the barn by your horses, please take a photo and email it to me.
The same goes for engagements, weddings, anniversaries, sports and births. We want to chronicle the important moments and memories of your life in the Craig Daily Press. In turn, you’ll be able to save the newspaper clippings in your scrapbook and show it to your family and friends.
I’m also extremely pleased to announce that each week my staff and I will write a story about someone in who has done tremendous work in the community, and we will call it Hometown Heroes. If you know someone who has touched the lives of others or has donated time to charity, we want to honor them with a story.
Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. You are always welcome to stop by the newsroom and chat or call me at 970-875-1790.