On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the Ridgway Secondary School is hosting its second Youth Volunteer Fair to connect middle and high school students to nonprofits from around the community. This one-hour event from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. is a great opportunity for nonprofits to share information about your nonprofit and volunteer needs.
Not only do students make enthusiastic volunteers, engaging them in your nonprofit activities can spread your message further through their families and friends. As this article, 5 Tips for Recruiting Young Volunteers, points out: "No matter what your volunteering program does, there are ways to incorporate young people into it and benefit from their energy, ideas and skills." (Click on the article title to read more.)
Elizabeth Mueller, the 2018 Ridgway Chamber Youth Ambassador, is one of the 13 cast members of Just Another High School Play showing at the Sherbino Theater on March 27 and 28, 2018. Mueller, a local 11th-grader, was selected as the 2018 Youth Ambassador by the Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce last fall, and her welcome letter appeared on page 2 of the 2018 Official Visitor's Guide.* She will also be sharing photos of the great activities and scenery around Ridgway on the Chamber's Instagram account, to show visitors our community's assets.
OutThereColorado.com Gallery by: Spencer McKee
If you’re anything like me, you think every taco is delicious. That being said, some taco joints are simply a cut above the rest. Here’s a list of 15 of our favorite taco shops around the state, based on several attributes including the deliciousness of their food, the variety of their options, and that special something that makes them different.
April 9 was the opening for entries into the 5th Artists' Alpine Holiday, with wwards totaling $3,900, a People’s Choice Award, plus purchase awards by Citizens State Bank, Alpine Bank and the Mildred M. Baker Memorial awards.
Nearly 300 artists enter the Artists’ Alpine Holiday each year bringing over 400 works of art, including sculpture and photography. There is also a special category for students. The show is generally attended by close to 2,000 visitors from foreign countries and more than 30 states. Approximately 10% or more of the art is sold during the show’s run each year. Proceeds from percentage of sales, as well as monies received from entry fees, memberships, and cash donations, are used to support ongoing shows, including the awarding of prizes and payment of the show’s judge. All of those involved in the planning and operation of shows are volunteers – including the officers and committee chairpersons.
A collaborative marketing effort by 10 organizations in five mountain towns aims to increase tourism through promotion of the Colorado Creative Corridor, a 331-mile route connecting five state-designated Creative Districts. The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce is contributing $5,000 to the marketing campaign, which is also funded by a $25,000 grant from the Colorado Tourism Office and $20,000 in matching funds from other partner organizations.
The Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce promotes business and community development in the Town of Ridgway and the surrounding area. The chamber operates the Visitors Center, which is open from May 1 through October 1 and is located at 150 Racecourse Road, Ridgway, Colorado 81432 (across from Citizens Bank off of HWY 62).
P.O. Box 544
Ridgway, Colorado 81432