Craig briefs: GOTR has begun fall program registration
Girls on the Run of Western Colorado has begun registration for its fall 2014 program season, which will run from September to November. The Girls on the Run mentoring and life skills program is being offered at 90 sites throughout western Colorado and eastern Utah. Over 2,300 girls in third through eighth grades will participate this year.
The Girls on the Run program uses an experience-based curriculum, which integrates running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The interactive curriculum is fun and challenging, covering meaningful topics such as self-awareness, building healthy relationships and developing personal strengths while engaging in physical activities. The curriculum also includes lessons specifically devoted to a community service project completed by each team, as well as a fun, non-competitive 5K run open to the community at the end of the 10-week season.
Girls on the Run programming will be offered at East, Ridgeview, Sandrock and Sunset Elementary schools in addition to Craig Middle School in Moffat County.
To learn more about the program, how to volunteer or to register for the community 5K please visit http://www.gotrwesterncolorado.org. You do not have to be a runner to get involved.
Senior Social Center to host meeting Monday
The Senior Social Center will have its first members’ meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the CNCC Bell Tower Room 201. Everyone is welcome. Senior citizens are encouraged to attend to learn more about the center and to join as a member for $12 a year. Seniors will also vote on a permanent board and hear about the progress that’s in place.
Coffee and a Conversation will resume from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the CNCC Bell Tower. All are welcome.
BLM names Joe Meyer new district manager
The Bureau of Land Management has named long-time employee Joe Meyer as the new Northwest Colorado district manager based in Grand Junction, according to a release.
Meyer comes to BLM Colorado from Wyoming, where he has been the field manager for the BLM Casper Field Office since 2008.
“Joe brings wealth of experience to the position,” BLM Colorado State Director Ruth Welch said in a statement. “His commitment to working with the public and local cooperators will be a tremendous asset to BLM Colorado.”
Meyer has been with the BLM for 25 years in Wyoming, where he has worked as a hydrologist, assistant field manager and field manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point in watershed management and resource management with an emphasis in soil science.
Meyer will lead the BLM Northwest District, which includes 5 million surface acres and 8.4 million acres of mineral estate in the Colorado River Valley (Silt), Grand Junction, Kremmling, Little Snake (Craig) and White River (Meeker) field offices.
“I am excited about this opportunity in Grand Junction,” Meyer said. “The Northwest District faces a number of challenging issues that require close coordination with a variety of stakeholders.”
Joe and his wife, Anne, have two grown children. They enjoy camping, fishing and hiking.
Meyer fills the position vacated by Jim Cagney, who retired this spring. Meyer reports to Grand Junction Moday.
Health care premiums are dropping for the first time in a long time, and for the individual marketplace on the Western Slope, premiums are going down dramatically.