Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Steamboat Springs LIFT-UP of Routt County and LoveInc. of the Yampa Valley have been named recipients of emergency grants through the El Pomar Foundation. LIFT-UP will receive $7,500 in funding, and LoveInc. will receive $1,500.
LIFT-UP was recommended for funding by the El Pomar Foundation’s Northwest Regional Council, an advisory board of community leaders representing 10 counties in Northwest Colorado, according to a news release. The emergency funding from El Pomar’s $1 million Colorado Assistance Fund is intended to help people struggling to meet basic needs. According to a recent survey by the El Pomar Foundation, 88 percent of surveyed health and human service providers reported an increase in demand for services throughout the past 12 months, and 59 percent saw a decrease in donations during the same period.
The El Pomar Foundation was founded in 1937 by Spencer and Julie Penrose. It contributes approximately $20 million each year to support Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health and human services, education, arts and humanities and civic and community initiatives, according to the news release.
Steamboat’s Liz Wahl will be honored by trade group
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Food and Beverage Director Liz Wahl will be honored with other restaurant and hospitality professionals next month at the annual Colorado Restaurant Association Industry Spotlight Awards.
Wahl is one of two recipients of the Regional Outstanding Professional Signature Dish Award, recognizing professionals “for their extraordinary contributions in the hospitality industry and in their community, demonstrating leadership and innovation.” The awards ceremony, which will honor 15 industry professionals, will be held April 4 in Denver.
South Routt Medical Center is offering dental services
A collaborative agreement between the South Routt Medical Health Service District and the Northwest Dental Coalition is bringing low-cost dental services to South Routt residents.
Adding oral health care services in South Routt was proposed by the South Routt Medical Center Health District in a 2006 service plan submitted to the Routt County Board of Commissioners. In June 2011, the clinic was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Colorado Rural Health Care Grant Council for the purchase of dental equipment and an automatic electric defibrillator (AED). When the grant was awarded, a joint work session was held June 21, 2011, between the medical center and the dental coalition to lay the groundwork for their provision of services in South Routt.
The Northwest Dental Coalition now is taking phone calls at its office in Craig, 970-824-8000, to answer questions and schedule services in the South Routt Medical Clinic.
Drop-in flu clinics held Thursdays in Steamboat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone ages 6 months and older be vaccinated against the flu. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is reporting confirmed cases of influenza that have resulted in patient hospitalization. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering drop-in immunization clinics from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at its Steamboat Springs office, 940 Central Park Drive. Adult flu shots are $16, and kids’ flu shots/FluMist are $14 or less. Visit www.nwcovna.org, or call the flu hotline at 970-871-7624.