Stories from the Valley

Thoughtful Parenting

It can be challenging to find or know about all of the resources available for your child. From clubs and recreational activities to sports registration deadlines, parents may have to search various websites and calendars to find the resources they are looking for. The Routt County Youth Services Coalition conducted a youth needs perception survey, in which data showed parents and caregivers agree there are plenty of resources available for youth in Routt County, however the information is hard to find. This led the coalition to develop the One Stop Shop Program. As simple as the name implies, it is ...
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TV18 – What is IMPACT100?

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IMPACT 100 Season 10

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, Routt County Council on Aging, The Community Agriculture Alliance, and Lift Up of Routt County have been selected to present at season 10 of IMPACT100. Each organization will receive a check for $250 dollars and will have a chance to be granted all or a partial amount of the estimated $10,000 grant provided in June. IMPACT 100 is philanthropy program originally started by young professionals welcome tenth year of this program. Total granting in the history of the program totals over $100,000 granted to 34 local nonprofits.  The next event will be held on February 25, ...
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Trail Maintenance Fund Launches

A new endowment fund in established at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation aims to take on the responsibility of maintaining the new trails being created with the backing of millions of dollars in lodging tax funds.  The fund is call the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund and the aim is to generate at least $1 million in contributions in the next eight to 10 years.  A private donate launched the fund with a $10,000 contribution. Many of the new trails likely to be built with the lodging tax funds are in the national forest on Buffalo and Rabbit Ears passes. The ...
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Community Grants Cycle supports inclusive PE Programming

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports has unveiled a new suite of adaptive physical education programming in local schools this year. In the past, STARS has specialized in providing adaptive ski programming. In 2015, through strategic partnerships with local organizations and secured funding through Yampa Valley Community Foundation’s “Community Grant Cycle,” STARS has expanded it’s programming to include adaptive hiking and biking opportunities, as well as PE curriculum for local schools. STARS was awarded YVCF Community Grant dollars to develop and implement adaptive and inclusive PE programming. STARS acquired additional funding to purchase four new basketball wheelchairs, which represents a major step ...
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Routt County CEO Program – Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) is a program created for high school students by the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship ...
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