Emergency Response Fund

The Chaffee County Community Foundation has launched a permanent Emergency Response Fund to allow individuals and businesses who want to contribute to emergency response in Chaffee County the mechanism to do so. 

If you would like to give to the Emergency Response Fund, go online to https://cccf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create?setc=1&funit_id=1165   to be taken directly to the CCCF’s Donor Portal. 

This fund will support the Decker Fire response and recovery, as appropriate and as needed, in coordination with Chaffee County government officials, nonprofits and Salida relief stakeholders. 

Beyond the current situation, it will also establish a permanent bucket of local monies dedicated to responding to future, local emergencies. 

The Chaffee County Community Foundation will not charge any administrative fees for this fund and donations are tax deductible. 

For more information, email joseph@chaffeecommunity.org

Dan R

Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

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.
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