Steamboat briefs: Grand opening slated at The Reserves of Steamboat |

Steamboat briefs: Grand opening slated at The Reserves of Steamboat

A ribbon cutting and grand opening at The Reserves of Steamboat Springs is planned for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at the complex's community clubhouse, 2100 Elk River Road. The event is hosted by Overland Property Group and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.
The Reserves is a 48-unit affordable housing development in west Steamboat. It's the first new construction, affordable housing development to be completed in Steamboat Springs in recent years.
"The Reserves at Steamboat Springs is truly one of the nicest and most in demand affordable housing developments in the state of Colorado," said Matt Gillam, vice president of development for Overland Property Group, in a news release. "This type of development takes teams of people, working tirelessly together, to achieve success. Then when you throw in the challenges associated with developing in the mountains, it becomes exponentially harder. The team involved with the Reserves at Steamboat Springs met every challenge and exceeded every expectation to get to this point."
Thursday's event is open to the public.

Registration to close Sept. 15 for Rural Philanthropy Days

Registration for the Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days conference, which will be held Sept. 27 to 29 in Craig, remains open through Sept. 15. Organizers encourage nonprofit organization staff, board members and volunteers to attend this conference that is held in the region only once each four years.
"What makes NWRPD so unique is the opportunity to not only learn valuable skills but to network with other local leaders and build relationships with funders who may potentially support projects and programs in the region," said Kate Nowak, conference co-chair, in a news release. "As the executive director of Routt County United Way, I see this conference as an absolute must-attend opportunity for nonprofit leaders."
Event organizers anticipate more than 300 nonprofit, government and grant-making institutions and individuals to attend. Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation drive the statewide Rural Philanthropy Days program and coordinate with the local Steering Committee to host this event for Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt counties.
Michelle Petix, executive director of Partners in Routt County, said the relationship she built with Charlotte Gillespie from AV Hunter Trust at the 2013 conference led to funding that made a significant impact for her community.
"I was still a fairly new executive director for Partners in Routt County mentoring programs,​ and I was pretty nervous about meeting so many funders. But I realized they were just like me, real people who were passionate about helping others," Petix said in a news release. "Funding from AV Hunter Trust has since helped us expand our school-based mentoring program, hire a Spanish​-speaking case manager and increase the number of youth served in our county."
The event offers three days of capacity-building workshops on topics such as fundraising, financial management, volunteer management, board development, strategic planning and leadership skills.
Patch Adams, M.D., a medical doctor, clown and founder of the Gesundheit Institute, will headline the event. His work was made famous by the 1998 movie featuring the late Robin Williams as the title character.
For more information or to register, visit

YVSC offers hard-to-recycle recycling service for businesses

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is hosting a commercial recycling drop-off from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Meadows Parking Lot, following the annual community recycling event. For the first time ever, local businesses can participate to responsibly recycle electronics, mattresses, hazardous waste, appliances, books, yard waste, light bulbs and more.
This special event for the commercial sector is by appointment only, and those that arrive without an appointment will be turned away. There is a flat $25 fee per business to drop off, plus additional fees for some items. Cash, check and credit card will be accepted.
A comprehensive list of items accepted and fees can be found at For more information and to make an appointment, businesses can email or call 970-871-9299, ext. 107.