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Business Buzz: Economic development organization hiring executive assistant

Craig Press staff report

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is accepting applications for its executive assistant position.

CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Perry said she is seeking to fill the position after former executive assistant JoBeth Tupa’s resigned Aug. 24.

“The CMEDP Board of Directors and I are seeking a dynamic individual who will help advance the organization’s primary economic development and entrepreneurial programs,” Perry said. “We have multiple projects underway and seek an executive assistant to help us to continue to achieve our community’s economic goals.”

The position is funded through financial contributions which allow CMEDP to lead the administrative responsibilities of the Moffat County Broadband Initiative. The funding partners include the city of Craig, Moffat County, Memorial Regional Health, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Moffat County School District, Moffat County Local Marketing District and CMEDP.

Perry said applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The full job description and call for applications can be found at

Economic Development Principles & Practices slated Sept. 24

Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership is hosting Economic Development Principles & Practices from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

The agenda for the event includes Economic Development 101, presented by Laura Lewis Marchino, CEcD, executive director of Region 9 Economic Development District. CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Perry will present a report overview from the Business Opportunity Toolkit project and host a workshop discussion for implementation steps and local incentives.

Perry said the ideal audience for the event includes elected officials, board members, staff, and community members interested in economic development opportunities in Craig and Moffat County.

“This is a great opportunity to understand the foundational elements that make a strong economic development program and direct our implementation of the steps outlined in our soon-to-be released toolkit,” Perry said.

The event is free, and lunch will be served.

RSVPs are required by Sept. 19 to

For more information, contact 970-620-4370 or

Salon & Spa at CNCC in Craig closed for classes

The Salon & Spa at Colorado Northwestern Community College will be closed through Oct. 29. During this time, instructors will be educating and training future cosmetologists.

“We value all our patrons and thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you when we open on Oct. 30,” instructors wrote in an open letter.

Students will be ready to serve customers once they have completed their instruction.

Moffat County designated primary natural disaster areas

Agricultural producers in Moffat, Boulder, and San Juan counties who suffered losses and damages due to severe hail, high winds, and drought on two occasions may be eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Following the recent drought, Perdue has designated Moffat County as a primary natural disaster area.

Producers in the contiguous counties of Rio Blanco and Routt, in Colorado, along with Daggett and Uintah counties in Utah and Carbon and Sweetwater counties in Wyoming, are also eligible to apply for emergency loans.

Producers in these designated primary and contiguous counties will have until April 1 to apply for emergency loans to help cover part of their actual losses.

FSA will consider each loan application on its own merits, taking into account the extent of losses, security available, and repayment ability. FSA has a variety of programs in addition to the emergency loan program to help eligible farmers recover from the impacts of this disaster.

Interested farmers may contact their local USDA service centers for more information about eligibility requirements and application procedures for these and other programs.

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Applications available for event funding

The Moffat County Tourism Association and Moffat County Local Marketing District have made funds available for event marketing and event support for 2018.

Special event funding is budgeted to support special events that contribute to overall marketing and branding efforts in Moffat County.

The MCTA board of directors will evaluate event funding requests and distribute the funds.

Applicants are encouraged to apply quickly for funding, as it will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. All applications should be submitted no later than 45 days before the event.

A copy of the event funding application will be mailed or emailed to all interested parties. For more information, contact Tom Kleinschnitz at or 970-824-2335.

Craig Press, CMEDP solicit business news

The Craig Press and Craig/Moffat Economic Development Partnership have a cooperative agreement to share news from businesses and industry with the community in the “Business Buzz” section, which runs each Wednesday in the Craig Press. The entities are seeking news items to share through the weekly section.

“This partnership gives us a unique opportunity to share the positive happenings within our business community — new employees, added service lines, expanded and renovated locations, and more,” Balleck said. “There’s plenty of news to be celebrated within our community, and I am pleased to be a part of this program.”

To share news about your business or another business in Moffat County, contact Craig Press Business Reporter Sasha Nelson at 970-875-1794 or or CMEDP Executive Director Michelle Perry at 970-620-4370 at