Briefs for Feb. 14

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Community Foundation

to give extra $25,000

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 publisher@steamboatpilot.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.

Chris Stillwell benefit today at the high school

The Steamboat Springs High School and friends of the Chris Stillwell family are planning to host a benefit for him today in conjunction with boys and girls basketball games. Stillwell suffered a brain injury in a fall at his business Dec. 15, necessitating a lengthy rehabilitation.

Today's silent auction and light buffet begin at 2 p.m. and will be followed by basketball action, with both junior varsity and varsity games beginning at 4:30 p.m. Game admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students. For an additional $4 per person, Sailor fans will be eligible for door prizes to be given out at intervals throughout the games. Fifty percent of the entry fee will go toward defraying Stillwell's expenses.

Among the many goods and services that will be included in the silent auction and door prizes are five nights lodging on the Texas Gulf Coast. For information, call Richard Lee at 871-3686, Kate Parke at 871-3687 or Pio Utu at 846-9064.

'The View from Here' exhibit, sale have begun

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council and the Steamboat Artists Group present "The View from Here," an exhibit and sale of paintings by the Steamboat Artists Group, is on display through March 21 at the Depot Art Center. Call 870-9008.

Chili cook-off needs judges, other volunteers

The second annual Great North Routt Chili Cook-off will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 14 at Steamboat Lake Outfitters. Organizers are looking for judges and other volunteers. Call 871-1979.

Registration under way

for Kaleidoscope programs

Registration is open for Kaleidoscope Art Workshops for Kids' Blues Break program, "Mask making and tribal arts." Classes are from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 through 27 at the Depot Art Center. The cost is $130 for Steamboat Springs Arts Council members and $150 for nonmembers. Call 879-9008.

Dance concert will be

performed in March

The Steamboat Dance Theatre presents its 32nd annual dance concert March 4, 5 and 6 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Doors open at 7, and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $8 to $18 and will be on sale at All That Jazz and the Depot Art Center beginning Monday. Call 879-9008.

Routt County residents get in free to Tread museum

Routt County residents receive free admission to the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The museum at Eighth and Oak streets is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

Artist Wight photography on display at book store

Artist Mike Wight is displaying his photography at the Off the Beaten Path Bookstore through the month of February. Off the Beaten Path is at 56 Seventh St., just off Lincoln Avenue.

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