News Briefs: Chamber board has openings for strategic thinkers, community leaders |

News Briefs: Chamber board has openings for strategic thinkers, community leaders

The Craig Chamber of Commerce & Moffat County Visitor Center is seeking candidates interested in serving on the Chamber’s board of directors.

Terms run for three years, 2018-2020.

The board meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Board members are expected to regularly attend board meetings, sit on at least one Chamber sub-committee, participate in Chamber events and be a strong voice for Moffat County’s business interests.

Characteristics sought in Chamber board members include:

  • A solid track record of contributing to the success of programs, events or projects.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the organization, its mission and goals.
  • The ability to participate fully in Chamber activities, prepare for meetings and serve constructively on committees.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • An ability to tackle difficult issues by letting facts and ethics overcome emotional or personal responses and the ability to make decisions that may not be popular with members, elected officials or community members.

Chamber leadership may require subordinating personal interests for the greater good of the Chamber and the community

Those interested can contact Executive Director Christina Oxley at (970) 824-5689 or board president Robin Schiffbauer at (970) 824-3252 for more information.


Communities that Care hosting a retreat for interested participants

Community members who are interested or involved in youth health-related work are invited to a Communities That Care retreat, noon to 4 p.m., Aug. 8 at Clarion Inn & Suites.

Communities that Care is a collaborative, community-driven process that aims to strengthen and supplement existing prevention work to reduce alcohol and substance use, violence and delinquency in youth.

The program is being implemented in communities throughout Colorado. The retreat will provide details about CTC and establish work groups to begin implementing the program in Moffat County. Lunch will be provided.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Amanda Ott at 970-870-4101 or To learn more about CTC, visit


CPW offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans

Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans during the entire month of August as a result of House Bill 15-1045, signed into law May 27, 2015.

“We are very appreciative of Colorado’s military community and encourage them to take advantage of this offer to get out and enjoy the recreational opportunities within state parks,” said CPW Director, Bob Broscheid.

Archery, boating, rock climbing, hiking, geocaching and wildlife-viewing, along with well-equipped nature centers and picnic areas are just a few of the options available for service members to relax and recharge. Additional outdoor recreation opportunities can be found in the Parks Guide.

CPW encourages eligible individuals to get their pass in advance at any CPW office or state park to avoid delays at the gate on a planned recreation day.

Veterans and active-duty military personnel (including active duty, Reserve and National Guard members) can obtain a military hang-tag pass valid for free admission during the month of August by showing the CPW parks staff one of the following:

Active or retired military identification,

DD Form 2,

DD Form 2765,


Veterans Affairs medical card,

A current Colorado Driver’s License or state issued identification card with the veteran seal printed on it.

Once eligibility is confirmed, the military hang-tag pass is issued to the service member. The hang-tag pass is valid when hung from the rear-view mirror of a service member occupied vehicle, and admits all passengers of that vehicle.

Though park entrance fees are waived for veterans and active-duty personnel in the month of August, activities like fishing and camping will still require a valid license and permit.


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