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Business Buzz: Museum accepting art and photo entries

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

The Museum of Northwest Colorado is now accepting entries for its Best of Moffat Country Art and Photography Show to be held Nov. 19 through Dec. 30. The show is open to all Moffat County residents working in two dimensional works. For a prospectus and entry form, email or pick up the documents and entry form at the Museum of Northwest Colorado, 590 Yampa Ave. in downtown Craig. Entries must be made via email. Entry deadline is Oct. 9. For information, contact Mary Pat at

DBA to host Upcycle contest Saturday

Craig’s Downtown Business Association is planning another Upcycle contest where community members create new items from recycled material.

The event takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Alice Pleasants Park along Yampa Avenue

There are two parts to the Upcycle contests — one where participants can enter an item they made out of recycled material, and the other is a team competition called the Junque Box Build off where teams will have 90 minutes to make something out of a pile of miscellaneous items.

Teams have to pay a $5 entry fee as do those who want to enter a recycled item.

To enter the contest, contact Karen Brown at the Community Budget Center at 970-824-7898.

Cen$ible Energy program encourages rebate applicants

The five-month-old local energy efficiency rebate program Cen$ible Energy is in full swing and has provided more than $6,400 in rebates through the end of August to 91 YVEA members in Routt and Moffat counties.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones, whose nonprofit organization administers the rebate program, said the rebates resulted in almost $26,000 in work for regional energy efficiency contractors and vendors.

Approximately $15,600 in rebate funding is still available through 2015, with a $500 maximum per Yampa Valley Electric Association member. Rebates currently are available for: LED lights; Energy Star appliances for dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators and freezers; programmable thermostats for either natural gas or electric connections; full or partial energy audits; and air-sealing weatherization.

Examples of the rebates include $10 each for up to 10 LED bulbs or $100 total for LED bulbs used more than two hours per day, and $80 to $100 for a new Energy Star appliance with proper recycling of the previous appliance.

The annual rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis for all YVEA residential and business members with a special outreach to lower income and small business members. More information is available at

Cen$ible Energy is made possible through funding by YVEA and the city of Steamboat Springs, with support from YVSC and Yampatika. Jones said the program is in need of more financial sponsors in order to continue rebates at least through 2017.

For additional information, email or

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