Steamboat briefs for Oct. 15

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Annual Baptist General Convention meeting today

— The 52nd annual Colorado Baptist General Convention meeting is today in Steamboat Springs. A luncheon is at 11 a.m. at The Cabin restaurant at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. This is a time for women to come together for spiritual renewal and experience refreshment for everyday life. Guest speaker Casey Ewen will share an inspirational message. To learn more about Casey and her "Journey of Faith," visit www.caseyewen.com.

The cost is $15. Door prizes and special gifts for attendees will be presented. For more information, call Anchor Way Baptist Church at 879-7062.

Nonprofit workshop offered Thursday

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation and the Nonprofit Excellence Project invite executive directors of nonprofit organizations and their staffs to a free workshop called "Creating Ambassadors for Your Mission" from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Thursday at the Depot Art Center. Jeff Pryor, executive director of the Anschutz Family Foundation, will be the featured speaker. From 4:15 to 5 p.m., Pryor will give an overview of the Anschutz Family Foundation, which is based in Denver and committed to developing and funding rural nonprofits (to learn more about the foundation, visit www.anschutzfamilyfoundation.org). RSVP by Tuesday to 879-8632 or info@yvcf.org.

Vision 2030 meetings held throughout Routt County

Vision 2030 community meetings are scheduled throughout Routt County in November, as part of the Vision 2030 update and discovery of what we value in our valley. Come and make your voice heard about what you believe makes the Yampa Valley special, and what values you think should be considered in future planning, growth and development. Meetings will feature discussion groups and keypad polling to let every idea and opinion be heard. A light supper and childcare will be provided.

All meetings are from 6 to 9 p.m., at the following dates and locations:

North Routt Nov. 1 at Fire Station Two at Steamboat Lake

Steamboat Springs - Nov. 7 at Olympian Hall in Howelsen Lodge

Steamboat Springs - Nov. 8 at Christian Heritage School

Hayden - Nov. 12 in Exhibit Hall at the Routt County Fairgrounds

Oak Creek - Nov. 13 at Soroco High School

For those interested in volunteering to assist with the meetings, a special community training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Trappeurs Crossing in Steamboat.

More information is on the Vision 2030 Web site at www.vision2030routt.org. Contact Tammie Delaney, the Vision 2030 project manager at tdelaney@springsips.com or 970-276-3436.

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