Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Data Partners appoints interim director |

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Data Partners appoints interim director

Yampa Valley Data Partners appoints interim director

Eldon Holland has been appointed interim executive director of Yampa Valley Data Partners, effective Jan. 1.

Holland succeeds Keith Kramer, who served as YVDP executive director since October 2013. Kramer resigned to become marketing communications director with the Resort Group in Steamboat Springs.

“The Resort Group has gained a valuable, dedicated professional, and the YVDP board of directors sa-lutes Keith’s service as our executive director and his impact on economic development efforts and col-laborative projects in our region,” YVDP board chair Tyler Jacobs said in a news release.

A nonprofit organization that has served Northwest Colorado since the mid-1990s, YVDP provides non-partisan housing, employment, business climate and socioeconomic data to local governments, chambers of commerce, Realtors, bankers, schools, community foundations and businesses.

The organization provides a series of regularly published economic reports for Northwest Colorado as well as informative economic data at economic summits, local government planning sessions and com-munity meetings.

Under Holland’s leadership, YVDP’s short-term goals include maintaining the organization’s core products while seeking additional projects and replacing funding sources from family foundations and certain local government entities that have declined during the past years.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with our partners in Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties to pro-vide continuity in data services,” Holland said in a news release.

“This organization is a truly unique asset that benefits all of our communities by providing data that forms the foundation for the best possible decision making.”

Fatherhood program hosts gymnastics event Saturday, Dec. 19

Fatherhood Program of Routt County is hosting dads and their kids from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 at Excel Gymnastics. There will be an open gym, crafts, games, face painting and snacks. The event is an opportunity for dads to spend quality time with their kids and hang out with other dads. Space is limited; to sign up call 970-870-5289 or email

Museum shows exhibit on snowboard’s predecessor

Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs has a new display on the Snurfer, the snowboard’s predecessor. The exhibit includes first- and second-generation versions of this popular toy that debuted in 1966. The museum at 800 Oak St. is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and admission is free to Routt County residents.

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