Briefs for Feb. 12


Commissioners give OK to Columbine Cabins pavilion

Routt County commissioners approved a food service building and pavilion for Columbine Cabins in North Routt County.

Commissioners made sure the kitchen, which also would have three eating booths and sleeping quarters for three guests, met all requirements of Routt County Environmental Health. The pavilion can be covered with a temporary tent, which commissioners said could be up for an entire summer, Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger said.

"It fits in with the county's master plan, and it provides for recreational and education opportunities," Monger said.

No public comment was given during the meeting Tuesday.

Five Sterling Anniversary Awards to be given out

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 Awards 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 thought 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 or drop off a nomination at the Steamboat Pilot & Today Office at 1901 Curve Plaza. Entries for the recreation category must be received by Monday.


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