Steamboat briefs: Wells Fargo awards grants to 9 Routt County groups |

Steamboat briefs: Wells Fargo awards grants to 9 Routt County groups

Donations totaling $7,000 were awarded to nine Routt County nonprofit organizations through the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund. According to a news release from Wells Fargo, local groups named as grant recipients included: Community Agriculture Alliance; Keep the Firetrucks Running; Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA Inc.; Routt County Foundation for Senior Citizens; SOROCO Ram Fans Booster Association; Steamboat Art Museum; Steamboat Sings; Yampa Valley Sustainability Council; and Yampatika Outdoor Awareness Association.

“An important part of what makes Routt County such a great community is the hard work and dedication of the many small, grassroots organizations based here,” Wells Fargo Market President and Business Banking Manager Wade Gebhardt stated in the news release. “We know these organizations often don’t have the resources for fundraising initiatives, and we want to show them we appreciate what they do on behalf of all of us. We’re pleased to be able to make these special contributions as part of our overall local efforts.”

Statewide, more than 200 qualified, community-based non-profit organizations in Colorado will receive funding in 2013 through the Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund. Eligible organizations must be certified 501(c)(3) and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less.

In its 20th year, the fund has awarded more than 4,000 grants totaling more than $3.9 million.

Coffee and a Newspaper in Hayden changed to Oct. 18

The Coffee and a Newspaper in Hayden, which was originally planned for Friday has been rescheduled for Oct. 18. Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Local Sales Manager Laura Tamucci will attend the event, which will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at Wild Goose Coffee at The Granary in Hayden. Members of the Hayden community are invited to attend. Free coffee and muffins will be served.

Auditions for 42nd Dance Theatre concert are Oct. 13

Auditions for the 42nd annual Steamboat Dance Theatre concert will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at Sundance Studio. The community performance welcomes dancers of all levels and styles to participate in the concert, which takes place March 20 to 22. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and dancers must be present at auditions to participate in the show.

To audition, participants must sign up to become a Steamboat Dance Theatre member. Membership fees start at $40. Dancers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes for the audition, which features 18 pieces that range from jazz to lyrical, belly to hoop and break-dancing to flamenco.

Steamboat Dance Theatre will hold a short special meeting at 9 a.m. during auditions to vote on an amendment to the theatre’s articles of incorporation.

The concert is a fundraiser to provide dance scholarships and community enrichment through dance outreach. For more information, email

Retirement celebration is Oct. 11 for Jane Toothaker

NW Colorado BOCES will celebrate the retirement of former Executive Director Jane Toothaker at a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Catamount Ranch & Club. Toothaker retired from her post June 30 after 30 years of service. Community members are invited to attend the celebration in Toothaker’s honor, which will be held at The Lake House, 30115 Waters Edge Trail.

Registration for fall adult co-ed volleyball ends today

Registration for fall adult co-ed volleyball ends at 11 p.m. today. Teams and individuals are welcome to sign up. To register, visit The program is sponsored by Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department.

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