Steamboat briefs: Area Yampa Valley Gives promotes giving Dec. 6

Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, Dec. 6. The annual statewide movement, which celebrates and increases philanthropy through online giving, has brought more than $900,000 to more than 50 local nonprofits in the past two years.

In partnership with Yampa Valley Community Foundation and as a ColoradoGives Regional Champion, Yampa Valley Gives serves as the platform for donors to learn about and donate to participating nonprofits in Routt and Moffat counties. This year, YVG is covering credit card processing fees on Colorado Gives Day, so 100 percent of every donation will go directly to local nonprofits.

Yampa Valley Gives is encouraging people to #GiveTogether on Dec. 6 at Sponsorship opportunities are still available to support YVG and make a difference in the community. Contact for more information.

Small business leaders seminar slated at college

Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs will host a seminar for small business leaders at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in classroom 213 of the Academic Center. The theme is “Thriving, Not Just Surviving” and will focus on planning, business skills, team building and communications that will offer managers and owners a path to improvement in personal performance and professional results.

Steve Muntean, co-owner of the Muntean Leadership Group, will be the presenter. He has worked with large corporations and several Yampa Valley small businesses to help them reach and exceed their potential and become effective leaders. He is a noted speaker and consultant and has partnered with the Leadership Steamboat program offering leadership development content for the past four years.

The fee for this program is $15 and will include appetizers and refreshments. Registration is required. Call 970-870-4491 or email to confirm attendance.

This program is sponsored by Colorado Mountain College, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Routt County.

Yampa Valley Singers set 2 performances local

The 57-member Yampa Valley Singers will present two performances of “Musical Menagerie” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19 at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs at Eighth and Oak streets. Selections include familiar pieces such as “Swingin’ On A Star,” “Rockin’ Robin,” “All the Pretty Little Horses,” “Pink Panther,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and more.  A reception in the church fellowship hall will follow the performances. Tickets are $10 and available from singers and at All That.

Crisis support lines available to those in area

A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours a day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other type of crisis with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support.

They include the following.

■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) 24-hour crisis line: 970-846-8182

■ Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line: 970-879-8888 

■ Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-207-4004

■ Colorado’s mental health crisis line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

In the event of an emergency, dial 911. 

Parkinson’s exercise class offered twice weekly

Parkinson’s exercise classes are held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. Fridays at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, Eighth and Oak streets. The class consists of exercises developed by neuroscientist Becky Farley ( and Gary Sobol, who has Parkinson’s and is the founder of GZ Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network ( to specifically address Parkinson’s symptoms, including dexterity, rigidity, balance, bradykinesia and voice softness.

Class participants warm up their muscles, focus on big, powerful movements and loud voices and work together as a group to encourage one another, share tips and revel in good humor. Classes are free.

For more information, contact Jacqueline Teuscher at 303-829-2869 or Eva Gibbons at 970-846-9887 or

New regulation applies to snowmobile owners

Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anyone planning to purchase a boat, OHV or snowmobile after Jan. 1, 2017, that a new regulation requires buyers to demonstrate proof of ownership before it can be registered. Failure to show proof of ownership will prevent the completion of the registration.

Financial help available to spay, neuter animals

Spay/neuter financial assistance is available to Routt County resident dogs and cats through the Routt County Humane Society. Shots are also available on the day of the appointment for $10 each. Co-pays range from $5 to $70 for qualifying applicants, and an $80 coupon is offered to all other residents. Local veterinarians participate in the program. To make a spay or neuter appointment online, visit

Food boxes available for low-income seniors

Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes are designed to supplement the diets of low-income seniors 60 and older. The boxes, distributed monthly by LiftUp of Routt County to area seniors, contain a variety of nonperishable food items and cheese. If you or someone you know may benefit from this program, call the LiftUp Food Bank at 970-870-8804 for more information.

Girl Scouts in Steamboat in need of volunteers 

The Steamboat Springs Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Nancy Mucklow at 970-846-2630 or

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