Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley’s Colorado Gives Day slated for Dec. 6 |

Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley’s Colorado Gives Day slated for Dec. 6

Colorado Gives Day is Dec. 6. The annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase 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 Colorado Gives Regional Champion, Yampa Valley Gives serves as the platform for donors to learn about and donate to participating Routt and Moffat County nonprofits.

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. Let’s #GiveTogether on Dec. 6 at Sponsorship opportunities are still available to support YVG and make a difference in the community.

For more information, email

Local Coffee with a Building Official sessions planned

Beginning Friday, Oct. 21, Routt County building officials will host monthly conversations focused on building codes, inspections, plan review, the application process or other building department-related topics.

The first session will be held from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in the Egg and I meeting room, 325 Anglers Drive.

Members of the building community, including developers, design professionals and contractors, as well as property owners and the general public, are invited to attend.

Coffee will be provided.

These sessions will be held on the third Friday of each month.

Perspectives session focuses on healthy relationships

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free Health Perspective talk focusing on relationship maintenance at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 in Library Hall. Psychotherapist Eddie Konold will host an evening conversation about strengthening love and connection in relationships. His talk will offer specific tools to break through old patterns into new loving ways of being with each other and includes a question and answer session. Visit for more information.

Authors plan for National Novel Writing Month

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore are sponsoring National Novel Writing Month for local writers, who will embark on writing a 175-page (50,000-word) novel during November.

Prospective NaNoWriMo novelists are encouraged to gather for an informal, inspirational kickoff meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Library Conference Room. The meeting will include information, writing resources, pep talks and the beginnings of a novel writing support network.

During November, Off the Beaten Path will host after-hours Friday night write-ins for NaNoWriMo novelists from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 29 to provide camaraderie, encouragement and quiet writing time.

The library will also offer resources and quiet spaces for NaNoWriMo novelists throughout the month.

Interested novelists should visit the official NaNoWriMo website at to learn more about the national program and sign up. For more information about the local events and support, visit

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