Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Pilot & Today honored
in newspaper contest
The Steamboat Pilot & Today has again been honored in the Nation's Best Non-Daily Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Inland Press Association.
The Pilot & Today, which won first place in the contest in 2003, earned second place this year. The Hutchinson Leader of Hutchinson, Minn., won first place in the category for newspaper with circulations between 5,000 and 10,000. The Leader also won first place in 2002.
Third place went to the News-Register of McMinnville, Ore.
The Pilot & Today's sister newspaper -- The Mirror of Tonganoxie, Kan. -- won first place in the category for newspapers with circulations less than 5,000.
The Pulse-Journal of Liberty Township, Ohio, won first place in the category for newspapers with circulations greater than 10,000.
The Inland Press Association is a trade organization whose membership includes more than 800 newspapers around the nation. The awards will be presented at Inland's Weekly Newspaper Publishers Conference on Feb. 20 in Coral Gables, Fla.
Community foundation celebrates 25 years
The Yampa Valley Community Foundation, which awards almost $400,000 to nonprofit organizations in Routt and Moffat counties each year, will celebrate its 25th anniversary by giving away an additional $25,000 this year.
Five $5,000 Sterling Anniversary Award will be given to nonprofits that have made substantial impacts to improve the Yampa Valley. One award will be presented in each of five categories -- arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services and recreation.
"We though this would be our gift to the nonprofit community," said Dianna Sutton, president and CEO of the Community Foundation.
Award winners will be chosen through a public nomination process. Nominees should be nonprofit, charitable organizations that epitomize the mission of YVCF: to honor tradition and maintain the character of the Yampa Valley.
To nominate an organization for a Sterling Anniversary Award, e-mail email@example.com or drop a nomination off at the Steamboat Pilot & Today Office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Entries for the recreation category must be received by Monday.
LIFT-UP seeks donations of clothing, goods
LIFT-UP is looking for donations of clothing and household items to be resold through its community thrift store. Donations can be brought to the LIFT-UP Donation Center, on Aspen Street between Seventh and Eighth streets, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call 879-3374.
Humane Society holding Spay Day on Feb. 24
Routt County Humane Society celebrates the 10th annual Spay Day USA on Feb. 24 by offering a limited number of $20 discount coupons for spaying and neutering. Coupons are avialable through veterinary offices.
Strings needs volunteers for summer festival
Strings in the Mountains is looking for volunteers to help with this summer's festival. Help is needed with ushering and running the box office and concession stands. Call Annie at 879-5056, ext. 100 or 103, before March 1.