Steamboat briefs: Registration now open for nonprofit education series

Registration now is open for a 10-part nonprofit education series sponsored by the Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days interim steering committee. “Part 1: Strategic Planning” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 in Steamboat Springs, and “Part 2: Board Development” will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Craig. Maria Fabula, CEO of the Community Resource Center, will be the presenter at both classes. The education series, which will include 10 sessions during 18 months, is geared toward nonprofit staff, executives, board members and volunteers. The cost per individual session is $65 for a half-day and $100 for a full day. The full series costs $630, which represents a 20 percent discount. To register, visit

Solstice and new moon celebration to be held Sunday

A solstice and new moon celebration will be held Sunday at Tim and Kris Rowse’s studio, 41300 Routt County Road 36 in Strawberry Park. The event is donation-based with all proceeds benefiting Jagriti. The day will begin with Sadhana from 4:30 to 6:30 a.m. A beginner yoga class will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. followed by 108 sun salutations from noon to 2 p.m. Other scheduled events include: astrology talk and gongs presented by Kris Rowse, 2 to 3 p.m.; Yin yoga taught by Talaya Thomas, 3 to 4 p.m.; solstice talk led by Valerie D’Ambrosio, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; potluck, 6 to 7 p.m.; and dance party, 7 to 9 p.m. The daylong event is open to the public.

Bettermeyv encouraging kids to have healthy habits

The bettermeyv social media sites invite middle and high school students in Routt and Moffat counties to share how they are staying healthy in the Yampa Valley by posting pictures of themselves doing what they love on bettermeyv social media sites. A $100 cash prize will be awarded to a winning photo chosen at the end of each month through May. The #bettermeyv project encourages youth to make positive choices and avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs that may lead to long-term addiction and health problems. The project is a partnership of Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. Post photos on bettermeyv Facebook or Instagram pages and use the hashtag #bettermeyv. For more information, visit or call 970-879-6118.

CMC offering avalanche safety classes for winter

For those wanting to venture into the backcountry this winter, Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs offers avalanche safety courses with both lecture and field classes filling up quickly in preparation for the winter season.

The classes, courses and/or workshops teach backcountry recreationists how to recognize and avoid dangerous terrain and unstable snow conditions. At the Steamboat campus, students also can earn a certificate degree in outdoor education.

Registration is underway for spring semester, and many classes start Jan. 12. Visit to search for course availability.

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