Steamboat briefs: Foundation to match contributions to Yampa Valley Partners

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— Yampa Valley Partners has announced a challenge grant opportunity provided by the Anschutz Family Foundation. The foundation will match contributions made to Yampa Valley Partners from regional businesses and individuals to a total of $5,000.

The Anschutz Family Foundation states that its challenge grants are issued to “generate momentum and to provide an incentive for new donors, spur an organization towards creative and diligent fundraising, provide both an impact on the organization’s financial picture in the short term and to provide long-term ripple effects from a broadened donor base and increased community support.”

A successful effort to meet this challenge will assist Yampa Valley Partners in ongoing efforts to provide economic, environmental, social and civic information to the region in the form of the Community Indicators Report, Fast Facts and the recently implemented economic forecast newsletter.

For more information or to make a tax-deductible contribution, call Kate Nowak at 970-824-1133 or 970-819-0570, or e-mail kate@yampavalleypartners.com, P.O. Box 1641, Craig, CO 81626.

CMC faculty member has show in Glenwood Springs

Cynthia Zyzda, a Colorado Mountain College associate professor of visual arts and humanities in Steamboat Springs, has an art exhibit at CMC’s gallery in Glenwood Springs. The exhibit is inspired by her work at a Montana clinic that rehabilitates injured raptors. Zyzda will present 20 to 25 mixed-media pieces at the CMC Gallery, 831 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, through Nov. 24.

The CMC Gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call 970-947-8367.

Chamber seeks artwork for Steamboat All Arts Festival

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and the Steamboat All Arts Festival committee are seeking artwork to use for marketing and promotional materials for the third annual Steamboat All Arts Festival from Aug. 18 to 21. Artwork submissions should represent Steamboat in summer.

Submissions can be dropped off in hard copy form at the Steamboat Springs Visitors Center, 125 Anglers Drive, or e-mailed as a JPEG to marion@steamboatchamber.com. The deadline is Nov. 30.

Children invited to listen to scary stories at library

The Bud Werner Memorial Library invites children ages 8 and older to listen to bone-chilling tales in the dark of the library’s Story-time Room at 6 p.m. Friday. The program will feature local members of Spellbinders, a volunteer storytelling organization. For more information, call 970-879-0240, ext. 313, or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/kids.

Library’s Junior Storytellers program is planned today

Bud Werner Memorial Lib­­rary introduces Junior Story­­­tellers for children ages 9 and older. Learn to tell folktales and stories in the oral tradition (without reading from a book). Each meeting will include improv games, practice using voice, gestures, and audience participation, and preparing to tell stories for a live audience. Junior Storytellers will be coached by Children’s Librarian Sarah Kostin and Strawberry Park Media Specialist Sherry Holland. Meet in the library’s Story-time Room at 4:45 p.m. (Library closes at 5 p.m.) today, Nov. 14 and 28 and Dec. 12.

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