Stories from the Valley

Day of giving to nonprofits raises $728K

From the 12/7/2017 Steamboat Pilot & Today: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After another successful year, the Yampa Valley Gives organization is setting itself up to continue to thrive. On Tuesday, during the annual Colorado Gives Day, the local Yampa Valley Gives group raised more than $738,000 for local nonprofits. "It went well," said Chuck Cerasoli, who is a Yampa Valley Gives board member. "I think we exceeded last year's numbers by a little bit." Cerasoli, the deputy chief with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue, said the total amount raised could increase by $20,000, but they won't know until the end of the month. Yampa ...
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2017 Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Grant Cycle – Press Release

2017 Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund Grant Cycle – Press Release 11/15/17 Yampa Valley Community Foundation The Yampa Valley Community Foundation announced the second grant from the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund (TMEF). A grant of $4,290.74 will be awarded to the US Forest Service for work on the Uranium Mine Project, NFSR 322.1 near Fish Creek Falls Recreation Area and the Wyoming Trail, NFST 1101 near Summit Lake in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area. Decisions on how to spend TMEF revenue are made by a board comprised of four land managers, one representative from the Steamboat Springs Chamber Association and two ...
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South Routt Education Year- End Newsletter

The South Routt School District is deeply rooted near the headwaters of the Yampa River and embraces both families that have been here for generations and newcomers alike.  Small class sizes and strong community involvement weave a strength of character into each, and every student.  These students appreciate the one-on-one attention they receive and excel in academics, athletics, FFA, art, music, and more.  The school district serves many communities including Stagecoach, Oak Creek, Phippsburg, Yampa, Toponas and the surrounding areas. Download their latest newsletter here:  South Routt Education  ...
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Stories from the Valley – November

The story of the valley is created daily.   Together, we are shaping our valley for tomorrow ...
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Yampa River Botanic Park: Inspiring locals to garden with philanthropic roots

Walking through the beautiful Yampa River Botanic Park, visitors admire the flowers, plants, and trees while making their way through secret pathways enjoying hidden gardens. Guests enjoy the here and now of the park, unaware of the past that made this place of serenity possible. Our community would not enjoy this wonderful park without the vision of Bob and Audrey Enever. The couple imagined a bigger dream for this stretch of unused land near the river. Completing Bob and Audrey’s vision was not an easy task. In the mid 1990’s, the City of Steamboat Springs Council Members were not enthusiastic ...
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GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE – this is our mantra at Yampa Valley Gives.  We are a regional champion of the statewide Colorado Gives program, which holds the annual Colorado Gives Day annually on the first Tuesday in December, benefitting hundreds of nonprofits throughout our state.  Yampa Valley Gives was founded in 2014 by a group of people that was inspired by what Colorado Gives Day does each year, but asked “how do we help people give to the nonprofits they care about in their own community right here in the Yampa Valley”?  Out of that question, Yampa Valley Gives was ...
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