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Business Briefs for Oct. 2

Steamboat Springs authors earn distinction

Steamboat Springs authors Craig Kennedy and Andrea Jehn recently were recognized for their new book, “Access Anything: Colorado, Adventuring with Disabilities (ISBN 1-55591-534-5; $15.95): Fulcrum Publishing Travel Guides.

The book was named a finalist in the travel division when USA Book News announced its 2005 “Best Book” award winners and finalists. Each year, USA Book News recognizes unique books from the mainstream and independent presses, looking beyond the best-seller lists to find volumes that are worthy of attention.

Founded in 1984, Ful–crum Publishing is one of the largest independent publishers in the country, with more than 450 active titles. Kennedy is a wheelchair user and active outdoors sports enthusiast.

Hurricane Katrina victims not forgotten

Representatives from nonprofit organizations and local businesses and supporting individuals gathered at Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs on Tuesday for a community forum to report on their respective Hurricane Katrina efforts and to tell about new projects that helped provide the need for continued support.

Guest speakers were Cindy DelValle; Lynn Cleveland-Swanson; Jeannie Casey and Julie Hagenbuch with the Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado; Fritz Aurin on behalf of Get Fat Tuesday; Kelly Reed, South Routt Superintendent; Alexis Wolf with the City of Steamboat Springs Parks and Open Space After School Program; Flo Hencken with the American Red Cross; Kate McFee and Clare Southworth with Lowell Whiteman Primary School; and several students from Strawberry Park and Soda Creek elementary schools.

Among them, they raised more than $4,000 through various fundraisers.

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Alpine Bank announced that community and employee donations have exceeded $400,000. In addition, Alpine Bank customers and Snowmass residents Richard and Susan Goodwin matched the first $50,000 in contributions. All collected and matching funds will be forwarded to the American Red Cross.

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