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Yampavalley.info announces winner of logo contest

It's not every day that a rural Web site can claim more than half a million visitors and an army of 300 volunteers, but yampavalley.info does -- and just in time to announce the winner of its logo contest. The contest, which was announced in February, asked artists to create a logo that emphasized the unusual Web address www.yampavalley.info because most people are not used to the unusual ending, "dot-info."

Twenty-six artists submitted logos in the first round, and 10 chose to resubmit in the second round.

"We had submissions from local artists as well as artists throughout the United States, in Serbia, Turkey, Copenhagen, Argentina, Canada and France," project coordinator Alysa Selby said. "It was an incredibly tough decision."

The yampavalley.info executive and advisory board members chose a design by Kari Fiala of Springfield, Ill. Fiala will receive a $250 prize donated by the Orton Family Foundation. Though there is no award for runner-up entries, yampavalley.info congratulates finalists Blake Clodfelter, Shari Mislin and Anselm Bradford for their beautiful artwork and efforts. To view all of the logos from round two, please visit www.yampavalley.info/about_site237850.asp

Yampavalley.info is a community Web site that provides a Web presence for nonprofit organizations, local governments, educational institutions and health institutions, and is designed so anyone can add content instantaneously.

"That's the real power of the site," Selby said. "Small organizations often are staffed by volunteers and individuals who have no Web site experience. Though they may be able to hire someone to create a site, they lack the experience to maintain it, and their information never gets updated."

Registration is under way for adult summer hockey

Registration for the city's adult summer hockey league is under way and continues through June 25, with a players' draft June 28. The eight-week men's league costs $110 and begins July 5. Call 871-1152 or stop by Howelsen Ice Arena.

All-day CPR class to be held June 26 at YVMC

Yampa Valley Medical Center hosts an all-day CPR certification class for health care providers from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26. The cost is $25, and participants must register by calling 871-2500.

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