The Chaffee County Community Foundation will hold a celebration of their first year in existence tonight from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Salida Scout Hut in Riverside Park.
The Chaffee County Community Foundation connects individuals, families and businesses with people and nonprofits committed to doing good in our county. Executive Director Joseph Teipel says they make it easier for generous people to accomplish more with their gifts in Chaffee County.
The meet and greet tonight will feature a presentation about CCCF’s accomplishments in its first year and vision for the future.
Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.
Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.
Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.
Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.