Steamboat briefs: 2011 special event funding requests due Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: 2011 special event funding requests due Wednesday

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association now is accepting applications for summer 2011 special event funding, according to a news release. The application deadline is Wednesday. For more information or an application, contact Kara Givnish at or 970-875-7002.

Parks department extends karate registration to Jan. 4

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department has extended registration for the WZ Teen Club — Karate Session through Jan. 4. Registration is being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is for teens in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The program meets 3:20 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Jan. 4. The session is seven consecutive weeks. Teen Programs staff will meet participants at Steamboat Springs Middle School and take them to the program. The registration fee is $75 and includes transportation, instruction and a snack. Stop by Parks and Recreation to register or call 970-879-4300 with questions.

Anschutz Foundation to match donations to group

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 up 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, or send to P.O. Box 1641, Craig, CO 81626.

VA issues warning about a potential phone scam

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning veterans not to disclose personal information over the phone to callers claiming to update, confirm or verify VA-related information, according to a news release. According to the VA, the fraudulent callers are asking for credit card numbers, bank routing numbers and other personal and financial information. A recent call reported included the caller claiming to be a VA employee and stating that the veteran’s medical card has expired.

VA warns veterans to be wary of calls coming from 888-555-1234. Veterans can call the VA at 877-222-8387 with questions.

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