Steamboat briefs: Celebration of Light set for Dec. 7 in Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: Celebration of Light set for Dec. 7 in Steamboat

Community members are invited to celebrate the holidays while honoring the memories of loved ones during the Celebration of Light, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Rollingstone Respite House, 480 Rollingstone Drive. Individuals of all ages are welcome to release a sky lantern, decorate ornaments and enjoy light refreshments, cookies and hot chocolate. Everyone will release their sky lanterns together at 7 p.m. There will also be a special activity for children. Call Dr. JoAnne Grace at 970-846-8319 for more information.

Yampa Valley Gives Day 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. Email for more information.

United Way seeks bell ringers for holiday season

Routt County United Way is seeking bell ringers to help raise money for local health and human service programs. The bell ringing will continue through Christmas Eve, and it’s a great way for civic groups or businesses to perform community service. 

Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. the following days to ring bells outside City Market and Safeway: Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

All donations raised through bell ringing stay in Routt County. To sign up to ring bells, visit email or call 970-879-5605 for more information.

Registration open for Steamboat Nordic Camp

Steamboat Nordic Camp organizers announced the annual cross country ski camp will be held Dec. 10 and 11. The camp is hosted by Lake Catamount Touring Center, Ski Haus and Steamboat Ski Touring Center.

Visit for more information or to register.

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