Craig briefs: Craig Press seeks members for Editorial Board |

Craig briefs: Craig Press seeks members for Editorial Board

Craig Press is seeking interested community members to serve on the newspaper’s Editorial Board. The Editorial Board — composed of three permanent staff members and two community members — meets weekly to craft the newspaper’s editorial positions for editorials to be published in the Friday print edition each week.

The board will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Craig Press Offices, 466 Yampa Ave., and meetings will be limited to one hour.

Newspaper staff members include Renee Campbell, publisher; Jim Patterson, editor; and Andy Bockelman, assistant editor.

Community representatives will be asked to serve a three-month term, beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4 and continuing through Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Interested residents are invited to send a letter of interest to Patterson at

Newspaper requests help rebuilding community calendar

Craig Press is working to update and rebuild the newspaper’s community calendar, which lists events of interest to residents.

If you have an event you’d like publicized, email pertinent information — including the name of the event, location, date, time, location, cost and contact information —to Craig Press Editor Jim Patterson at

Christmas cantata practices begin Thursday, Sept. 14

Rehearsals for the Craig-Hayden Adult Christmas Cantata begin Thursday, Sept. 14. Rehearsals will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Congregational United Church of Christ, 630 Green St., every Thursday through the performance dates Dec. 9 and 10.

Separate orchestra rehearsals for instrumentalists will be held in the church’s fellowship hall.

This is a community cantata, and all are welcome to participate. Lief Albaugh will direct, with Keath Fenton serving as pianist. The group will also be accompanied by a full orchestra.

For more information, call 970-824-6836 or email

Yampa Valley Artisans to host Pop-Up Makers Market

Yampa Valley Artisans will host its Pop-Up Autumn Makers Market from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 through 29 at 56 W. Sixth St., Craig.

The display of local talents will fearture multiple media forms, including pottery, photography, painting and more.

The event is free to attend.

For more information, visit Yampa Valley Artisans on Facebook.

Yampa Valley Young Professionals to host membership

Yampa Valley Young Professionals is looking to increase its ranks and will host a membership drive event Thursday, Sept. 21, at Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave.

The gathering will offer free drinks and appetizers, as well as information about the organization and its goals to boost Craig and Moffat County. The event is geared toward those age 20 to 40, though all are welcome to participate.

“The main thing is that this is a good way to connect and build and cultivate relationships and get people involved in their community,” said YVYP President Kirstie McPherson. “We want to create lasting friendships and connections here.”

For more information, call McPherson at 970-629-5915 or email membership director Ashley Kawcak at

Craig Press invites readers to share photos

The Craig Press invites readers to share their photos taken in and around Craig and Moffat County. Do you have a great shot that others need to see? Send photos with your name and where the photo was taken to, or use #CraigPress on Instagram, and we’ll share them online or in the newspaper.

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