From the Editor: Now is your chance to have your voice heard | CraigDailyPress.com

From the Editor: Now is your chance to have your voice heard

Josh Carney

Too often in small communities like this one here in Craig, a big complaint from community members towards the press in town is that the community’s voices aren’t being heard.

Fortunately, the Craig Press offers the opportunity for two select community members to have their voices heard once a week on Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. as part of the Craig Press’s editorial board.

Along with myself and Craig Press General Manager Sheli Steele, you’ll sit in each week with one other community member and discuss whatever is on your mind regarding communities issues, both positive and negative.

In recent weeks, the Craig Press editorial staff talked about the importance of shopping locally after Black Friday, thanking veterans around Veterans Day for all that they have done and continue to do to keep this country great, encouraging residents to get out and vote on local issues, and moving forward after the resignation of a former city council member for a heinous sex crime.

For roughly an hour or so each Wednesday, you have the chance to come in and speak about what’s on your mind, allowing us to have a community-based discussion, leading to a message from the editorial board to the community.

That can sound a bit daunting for some, but that hour or so is a lively discussion that can be quite fun to partake in.

In recent months we had a terrific editorial board featuring community members Dwight Siverson and Tonia Santee. Their board tenures ended right around Thanksgiving though, leaving us with a need.

Now, the Craig Press is seeking community members interested in taking a stance on the issues that matter in Craig and Moffat County.

If you’re interested in collaborating as a member of the Craig Press editorial board every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in our downtown office, send us a short note on why you’d like to be on the editorial board. Please include your name, phone number, address, and send it via snail mail to 466 Yampa Avenue, Craig, CO, 81625 or via email to editor@craigdailypress.com. Please note that new editorial board members will have their tenures run through March 2020.

We look forward to hearing from interested candidates. Come be part of giving the community a voice from the everyday reader.

Joshua Carney is the editor of the Craig Press. He can be reached via email at jcarney@craigdailypress.com, or via phone at 970-875-1790.



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