Craig briefs: Newspaper welcomes a new staff member |

Craig briefs: Newspaper welcomes a new staff member

The Craig Daily Press recently added a new member to its staff, with Tammy Seela joining the team in early February as an advertising consultant.

Seela most recently served as a manager for fashion retailer Maurice’s, and she believes she can bring her personal style to a new line of work.

“It’s kind of the same principle just selling a different item,” she said. “It’s fun getting out and visiting people I’ve known forever and getting to know new people, but most people I already know because I’ve been here for so long.

A resident of Colorado her entire life and Craig for the past 33 years, Seela’s family includes her husband, two sons and one granddaughter. Son Casey Kilpatrick also previously did work for the Daily Press.

Favorite family leisure activities include water sports of all kinds in the summer and snowmobiling and occasional warm vacations in the wintertime.  

The staff is excited to add Seela to their ranks, Daily Press publisher Renee Campbell said.

“Tammy has such deep roots in the community, and we feel she will be an asset to the newspaper,” Campbell said.

Seela replaces Christy Barnes, who in turn will move into the role of the newspaper’s administrative assistant as Teri Bolton prepares to vacate the job to spend more time with family and pursue other opportunities.

Farm Service Agency offers Spanish webinar

USDA Colorado Farm Service Agency Leland Swenson, announced that Texas A&M University’s Agricultural and Food Policy Center will host an interactive webinar and conference call for Spanish-speaking landowners and operators at 6 p.m. Thursday regarding the Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage programs as authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014, better known as the 2014 Farm Bill. In addition to these programs, webinar participants will learn more about reallocating base acres and updating yields in preparation of “electing” to participate in either the PLC or ARC program.

Participation in this webinar is strongly encouraged as deadlines for making important business decisions are on the horizon. The deadline to reallocate base acres and update yields is Feb. 27, and the deadline to make a one-time election of either Price Loss Coverage or Agricultural Risk Coverage is March 31.

The Spanish Farm Bill Webinar conference call are offered at no cost to participants. These webinars, presented by Drs. Joe Outlaw and Luis Ribera, extension economists with Texas A&M University, will provide in Spanish a detailed overview of the Price Loss Coverage and Agricultural Risk Coverage online decision-making tool. Following the presentation portion of the webinar, Drs. Outlaw and Ribera will open the phone lines for questions.

To take full advantage of the information presented, it is preferable for individuals interested in the webinar to participate by computer and phone. However, participating by phone only is acceptable in those instances when a computer is not readily available.

To login to the webinar, go to and follow the prompts. For webinar audio or to participate by phone only, call 888-844-9904 and enter code 5939335 followed by the pound sign.

The phone lines and computer portals are limited therefore; participation in the webinar is on a first-come, first-served basis. The webinar and call will be recorded and made available online at For more information, please contact Brenda Carlson, public affairs specialist at 202-258-0882 or

BLM reminds people to keep vehicles on roads

The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in Northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM, according to a press release.

Vehicles that illegally leave roads on ATVs or other motorized vehicles cause tremendous, often permanent, damage every spring. Off-road driving can cause significant damage anytime, but moist spring soils are especially susceptible.

BLM is asking folks to report any and all public land violations to BLM law enforcement. A citation for riding an ATV off existing roads or in a closed area can result in fines of $250. Harassing wildlife may result in a $200 fine.  

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