February 14, 2009
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Yampa Valley Data Partners releases first signs of job recovery
For the first time since December 2007, there are more jobs in Moffat County than there are workers in the civilian population. Yampa Valley Data Partners, formerly Yampa Valley Partners, released the news Monday in its monthly edition of “Fast Facts.” The non-profit organization evaluates community health in Moffat and Routt counties through a variety of civic, economic, environmental and social indicators.
Kate Nowak, a Steamboat Springs resident and executive director of Yampa Valley Partners, said Craig’s recycling center isn’t always convenient for families. “If you’re a busy household and you both work and you have a family, sometimes you don’t get over there,” Nowak said. For that reason, the Northwest Colorado Energy Steering Committee will soon be exploring the feasibility of curbside recycling in both Moffat and Rio Blanco counties as one of the action items on its regional energy education plan released last month.
When asked why local governments would be interested in talking to a community energy coordinator, Kate Nowak gave possibly one of the most attractive reasons: money.
Nowak takes over as executive director of indicators group
After 12 years of continuously taking the pulse of the Yampa Valley, Audrey Danner is ready to hand over the stethoscope to a new executive director of Yampa Valley Partners.