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SmartWool Corp. awards advocacy grants

SmartWool Corp. announced the third round of grant recipients from the new SmartWool Advocacy Program, which includes the SmartWool Advocacy Fund and the SmartWool Breast Cancer Fund. Recipients included the Institute for Environmental Studies, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, Adaptive Sports Center, Adaptive Wilderness Sports of McCall, Colorado Fourteeners initiative, Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation, Family Means, Support for Families, Friends of Crawford State, Outdoor Research, Rails to Trails, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps and Trust for a Mountain Classroom. SmartWool Breast Cancer Fund recipients included Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fund, Breast Cancer Fund and Casting for Recovery.

Awarded semi-annually, the SmartWool Advocacy Program was created to give back to the communities in which SmartWool’s customers and employees live. It is comprised of two funds using different funding mechanisms. The SmartWool Advocacy Fund is funded by 10 percent of net revenues of online sales from SmartWool’s new e-commerce website at and the SmartWool Breast Cancer Fund is financed by 2 percent of sales of women’s specific socks marked with a pink ribbon.

Vendors needed for Independence Day

Comunidad Integrada is looking for vendors for the Sept. 16 Northwest Colorado Mexican Independence Day celebration at West Lincoln Park in Steamboat Springs. The cost for a booth is $100 for businesses and $50 for families and other organizations. Comunidad Integrada also needs volunteers to help coordinate the event and work the day of the event.

The celebration will include mariachi music, traditional dancing and Mexican food. For more information, call Comunidad Integrada at 846-5521.

For business file submissions, call Matt Stensland at 871-4210 or e-mail

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