Promoting cultural heritage tourism

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Members of the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism Steering committee recently met in Meeker for a regional meeting to discuss current and future projects. “The passionate engagement of the group in preserving and promoting the heritage assets and storied ways of life in the region is admirable,” Nancy Kramer, NWCCHT program coordinator said. Attending the meeting were (back row) Helen Rogers (representing Rifle Visitor Improvement fund), Janet Ray (Town of Yampa), Cindy Looper (Elk Run Inn, Craig), Melody Villard (Moffat County Tourism director), Michelle Krasilinec (Steamboat Springs Chamber Public Relations), Shine Atha (Community Agriculture Alliance board member), Jayne Hill (Steamboat Springs), Todd Hagenbuch (CSU Extension/Routt County), Renata Burgess (Tracks and Trails Museum, Oak Creek). (Front) Katelin Cook (Meeker Chamber director), Brooke Lohse (Rangely Chamber director), Lisa Piering (Town of Rangely), Nancy Kramer, Becky Hicks (Hahn’s Peak Historical Society), Jayne Austin, NWCCHT program assistant. Not shown but also attending: Beth White (Mt. Sopris Historical Society), Keith Lammey (Battlement Mesa), Jackie Noble and Steven Erickson (Noble Erickson Inc. Interpretive Planning and Design consultants).