Stories from the Valley

Women’s Giving Circle provides funding for independence for a local woman

When local resident Sammy Forrest almost completely lost her vision, NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence (NWCCI) was able to help Sammy keep her independence as her life changed seemingly overnight. Sammy was employed as a medical assistant until she had several tumors removed.  The surgery revealed that the spinal pressure from the tumors made her optic nerves inoperable. Within the last year, Sheri has lost her vision completely in her right eye and only has 25% of vision in her left eye. Today, Sammy is almost completely blind and unable to work her former job.  As a young mom of ...
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Routt County Riders Challenges the Community to support WHILD

Routt County Riders Challenge the Community to support WHILD A $5,000 matching challenge through 1/15/2019 will double the value of donations to the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Local Fund (WHILD). The purpose of the WHILD Fund is to provide a permanent endowment to support wildlife habitat improvement projects, including capital projects, planning, research, studies, management, enforcement, education and other wildlife habitat improvement projects, for the public benefit within Routt County. A board that includes one appointee with expertise in habitat improvement, wildlife management, wildlife habitat management or wildlife biology from local land managers, as well as two members from the general ...
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$2,500 matching challenge met for Trails

A matching challenge has been met at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.  Genereux Investment Management challenged the community to raise $2,500 for the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund. Funds from the challenge pushed the TMEF fundraising campaign closer to its ultimate goal of $1 million to $1.5 million by 2026. This amount will provide permanent funding for maintaining and improving non-motorized trails for hikers, bikers, equestrians and other non-motorized users in Routt and Moffat counties. When asked why Mark Genereux wanted to challenge the community, he replied, “I was inspired by my enjoyment of trails. Not everybody has trails like we ...
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Don’t forget the Yampa Valley Choral Society this Yampa Valley Gives Day!

Yampa Valley Choral Society Email: Sharon@YampaValleyChoralSociety.org PO Box 771067 Steamboat Springs CO, 80477 (970) 879-2641‬ www.YampaValleyChoralSociety.org What They Do: The Yampa Valley Choral society provides challenging and engaging vocal opportunities for singers and audiences from Routt and Moffat Counties. Music programs range from requiems to Broadway tunes to Irish pub-Like rollicking songs. YVCS collaborates with many performing artists. Grants and Donations allow us to keep our ticket prices affordable for all. Testimonial: We Sing! Audiences have been delighted by performances by the Yampa Valley Singers, the Steamboat Chamber Singers, the Steamboat Festival Choir and our individual voices since 2012. Impact ...
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Don’t forget the Steamboat Springs Arts Council this Yampa Valley Gives Day!

Steamboat Springs Arts Council Email: dagny@steamboatcreates.org PO Box 774284 Steamboat Springs CO, 80477 970-879-9008 www.steamboatcreates.org What They Do: We nurture the arts so creativity flourishes in rural Colorado. We make a positive educational, cultural and economic impact on our community through children's creativity camps, arts and heritage festivals, educational opportunities and collaborations with creatives and arts organizations throughout the Yampa Valley. Testimonial: We asked: ‘What do you like most about being creative?' Some of our favorite responses: "I’m allowed to express my feelings through art.” - “Drawing is the one thing I can do without worrying if I ...
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Don’t forget the Mark McManus Foundation this Yampa Valley Gives Day!

Mark McManus Foundation Email: Mrhodes@ncchealthpartnership.org PO Box 772268 Steamboat Springs CO, 80477 970-846-6311 yvcf.org/mcmanus/ What They Do: The Mark McManus Foundation provides community outreach for all age groups to discuss the real risks associated with prescription drug use, misuse, and addiction. We work to end the stigma surrounding substance use disorder and mental illness by providing prevention tools, options for treatment therapies and ways to support those in recovery. Testimonial: My brother struggled with mental health and substance use disorder until it took his life in 2014. Gifts to The Foundation ensure that our community will continue to have ...
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The Chief Theater and Routt County Riders highlight 1st IMPACT100 Presentation Party

On November 15th, IMPACT100 met for the first presentation party at the Masonic Lodge in downtown Steamboat Springs.  Steve Carlson served the group a "Masons Themed dinner" along with a history lesson while guests enjoyed the views of Lincoln Avenue from this second-floor location. Over 80 guests highlighted their evening with presentations from The Chief Theater and Routt County Riders. Did you miss the event? Watch the Routt County Riders Presentation here. Watch the Chief Theater Presentation here The next event will be held on Wednesday, February 13th and the final event will be held on April 11th. For more information, visit: https://yvcf.org/donors/impact100/ ...
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