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Yampa Valley Partners


Introduction Yampa Valley Partner’s Community Indicators Report is a comprehensive summary of data that is important for understanding the social, economic, civic and environmental topics present in northwest Colorado. The goal of the report is to provide citizens, business and local government officials with information that will assist in making informed decisions. The report will assist organizations and businesses to: Identify community needs Understand economic trends Assess decision making and assist community members in understanding regional issues Provide information to employees, customers and clients Produce grants and reports that include important community data

Key Findings The interconnectivity between Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties is the key finding in this Community Indicators Report. These three northwest Colorado counties are tied by social, economic, civic and environmental issues. The interconnections among the indicators presented in this sixth edition of the Community Indicators Report are the basis for regional discussions about our growing and changing valley.

Economic: The interdependence of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties continues to increase due to issues with workforce, housing and transportation. The impact Rio Blanco County has on this northwest Colorado region will grow

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COMMUNITY INDICATORS PROJECT particularly with the emergence of the energy industry in northwest Colorado and bordering states of Utah and Wyoming. • Export and import of labor between counties is increasing to meet industries’ needs. • Educational and technical training opportunities are necessary • Energy, recreation and amenities associated with people who move to the region to enjoy the lifestyle are emerging • Affordable housing and transportation needs are increasing due to commuting to other counties for employment • A growing number of people are not dependent on the area’s economy for their own income and are referred to as residential/lifestyle economy

Environmental:

Anticipated growth in northwest Colorado is expected to place demands on natural resources. Ability to understand these demands and manage them with a long-range perspective will be critical. • Land fragmentation poses challenges to agriculture • Mountain pine beetles present threats to forests and opportunities for new business and energy use

• Water use and quality, diversions and future water needs

• Protection and management of wildlife • Quantifying the regional carbon footprint

Social: The population of the region is expected to at least double over the next 25 years while the median age of the residents and number of minorities is also increasing. These factors will have an impact on our region’s social infrastructure. • Increasing housing inventory is being absorbed by more full-time residents creating fewer vacancies for rentals • The capacity of a community to absorb future growth and changes • Poverty level and the ability to be financially self-sufficient • Health insurance and health care needs • Use of alcohol, tobacco products and drugs by teens and pre-teens • School districts’ ability to meet the needs of all students at all levels including the growing number of students who do not speak English • Issues surround commuting to jobs in other counties including highway safety, longer work days and child care • Crime and domestic violence issues Civic/Nonprofit:

Regional interdependence and connectivity will increase the need for communication and collaboration on regional issues by citizens, business, industry and service organizations. • The challenges of increased population, demand for services and our changing economic sectors will pose challenges for local government • Community planning is widely used and can address concerns on a broader level • Philanthropic organizations look at ways to combine resources to maximize effectiveness • Social and service organizations can help improve quality of life

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Our Future

Yampa Valley Partners is a northwest Colorado nonprofit organization serving Routt and Moffat counties since 1995. The strength of Yampa Valley Partners is regional dialogue and sharing knowledge through developing community indicators, convening discussions and enabling collaboration. We are committed to providing indicators and data to improve local and regional discussions.

Our Focus

• Approach regional issues such as economic diversification,

workforce development, civic health and transportation through cooperation and collaboration. • Build alliances that transcend traditional boundaries to create ‘connected leadership’ within the Yampa Valley. • Recognize the unique sense of place and build on that to keep our community strong and healthy. • Capitalize on the civic entrepreneurial spirit of Yampa Valley residents to address those challenges that threaten our quality of life and seize new opportunities to enhance it.

Community Indicators Economic Indicators Employment by industry sectors ...................................................... 8 Businesses by size ......................................................................... 9 Labor and non-labor income .......................................................... 10 Average annual wage by industry ................................................... 14 Per capita income, unemployment rate, entrepreneurial ratio ........... 15 Recreation, banking ...................................................................... 16 Housing; building permits, housing cost, area median income ......... 17 Migration into and out of region ..................................................... 20 Commuting, import and export of earnings ..................................... 26 Transportation: airports, bus ridership ........................................... 27 Government revenue: tax assessments, commercial tax payers ....... 28

Environmental Indicators Land parcels and protection: private land, farms and ranches .......... 30 Land ownership: public and private ................................................ 32 Water and air quality: precipitation and pH levels ............................ 33 Yampa River: peak stream flows .................................................... 34 Water use: consumption, diversion ................................................ 36 Energy: coal, oil and gas ............................................................... 38 Forests: timber harvest, mortality and damage ............................... 39

Executive Director Audrey Danner

Board of Directors

Yampa Valley Partners is developing an electronic, interactive Web presence at www.YampaValleyPartners.com to host the myriad of data sets supporting the indicators presented. This project will allow us to post data as it becomes available and to provide periodic updates on many segments of this data along with other reports and data sets.

Our Mission

Yampa Valley Partners will support the development of healthy communities in Routt and Moffat counties by fostering communication, cooperation and collaboration. For a presentation on the Community Indicator Project, contact:

Yampa Valley Partners of Routt and Moffat Counties info@yampavalleypartners.com

Visit our Web site at www.YampaValleyPartners.com to download the CIP report in pdf format and view expanded data sets.

Energy use and waste................................................................... 40 Vehicle pollution: carbon footprint, vehicle miles traveled ................ 42 Agriculture: hay, livestock, market value, farms and ranches ............ 43 Wildlife: bald eagles, sage grouse ................................................. 44 Wildlife: mule deer, elk.................................................................. 46

Civic Indicators/Nonprofit Citizen participation: voting, community planning ............................ 47 Nonprofits: giving, historic preservation, nonprofit growth ................ 48 Nonprofit categories ..................................................................... 50 Nonprofits: financial health ........................................................... 51

Social Indicators Population: total population, age and gender .................................. 54 Population projections, housing occupancy race/ethnicity, school enrollment .............................................. 55 Poverty and self-sufficiency ........................................................... 56 Health and public assistance programs: Medicaid, insurance .......... 58 Births and deaths: leading causes, traffic fatalities ......................... 59 Health: diseases, substance use, doctors and dentists................... 60 Education: enrollment, childcare, test scores.................................. 62 Safety: School disciplinary action, domestic violence, crime ............ 64

Community Indicators Project Indicator Production Team Audrey Danner James A. Fulks Scott L. Ford Stacey Kramer Jennifer Mapes

John Boyd, Colorado Northwestern Community College Meg Bentley, City of Steamboat Springs Darcy Trask, Craig Moffat Co. Economic Development Marianna Raftopoulos, Consultant, Oil and Gas Industry Publishing Partners Terry Carwile, Craig Chamber of Commerce WorldWest, LLC - Craig Daily Press and Steamboat Pilot George Rohrich, The Memorial Hospital Suzanne Schlicht, Publisher Tom Mathers, Moffat County Bryce Jacobson, Publisher Barbara Pughe, Colo Northwestern Community College Meg Boyer and Kailey Fowler, Graphic design and layout Russ Martin, Town of Hayden Dave DeRose, MasterWorks Mechanical Special thanks Kerry Hart, Colorado Mountain College Colorado Health Institute Diane Mitsch Bush, Routt County The Nature Conservancy Towny Anderson, Tipping Point Productions Individuals and organizations that provided data for the Community Indicators Project Mike Larson, Mountain Valley Bank Yampa Valley Partners is solely responsible for any errors or omissions in this report. Tonya Griffith, Moffat County National Bank Every effort has been made to ensure that the information and data included in this report are accurate. We ask that you contact us if you know of necessary changes.

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ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS OUR VISION

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The Yampa River Valley maintains its status as ���������������������������������������� one of the least developed rivers in Colorado and ��������������������������������������� the western United States. Deer and elk populations continue to thrive in the �������������������������������������������� region. ������������������������

The Yampa Valley community is dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing our natural environment in a sustainable manner for future generations while balancing responsible public and private land use decisions. We value our land and its resources.

The Yampa Valley continues to be a healthy and diverse ecosystem.

������������������������������������������������������������������ The Yampa River is essential to this area’s ecosystem. It remains one of the least developed rivers in Colorado and its continued health is critical ������������������������������������������������������������������ to the future of the valley. The river plays an important role in maintaining ���������������������������������������������������������������� the diversity of plants and animals that inhabit the area. The river and ������������������������������������������������������������������������� land in the Yampa Valley also supports the area’s agricultural economy ������������������������������������������������������������������ and offers recreational opportunities for both visitors and residents. �������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� Northwest Colorado’s beauty and natural resources are key reasons ���������������������������������������������� why the area is changing. In response to some of the challenges change brings, Routt County residents in 1996 voted to create the

������������������������������������������������������������������� Purchase of Development Rights program. This has resulted in more than 11,000 acres being withdrawn from future development in Routt ���������������������������������������������������������������� County. Community efforts in both Routt and Moffat counties have led ������������������������������������������������������������������ to improvements in air and river quality. Providing indicators that help ������������������������������������������������������������������ monitor the Yampa Valley’s ecosystem is one of the purposes of this ������������������������������������������������������������� section. ������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������� “The Yampa River and it’s abundant tributaries makes up one of the last true ‘wild’ rivers in the Upper Colorado River System and the entire arid, Rocky Mountain West. Yampa River water is the lifeblood of our community in Northwest Colorado, providing a foundation for our agricultural heritage, the chill for our energy resources, the thirst of our municipalities, a flood for the environment and a thrill for recreation.” KENT VERTREES, MANAGER, STEAMBOAT POWDERCATS RECREATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR YAMPA/WHITE BASIN ROUNDTABLE

Yampa Valley Partners

Columbian sharp-tailed grouse and greater ������������������������������������������ sage-grouse are a primary focus of conservation �������������������������������������������� efforts in the Yampa Valley region. These species ���������������������������������������������� serve as a sensitive indicator of shrubland ������������������������������������������� health. Both the numbers of displaying males �������������������������������������� at leks* and the total numbers of active leks in ���������������������������������������� the region are higher than most recent years, providing an excellent baseline for evaluating ����������������������������������������� future changes in land use. �������������������������������������������� *A lek is a gathering of males, of certain animal species, for the ����������������������������������������� purposes of competitive mating display.

�������������������� �������������������������������������������� Bald eagle counts in the Yampa Valley increased �������������������������������������������� over the past five years, making this once threatened bird a commonly observed inhabitant �������������������� of the Yampa Valley.

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Timber harvest levels have increased in ����������������������������������������� response to protect forests and communities ������������������������������������������ in the forest urban boundary in the face of pine ������������������������������������������ beetle impacts. Beetles are likely to increase ������� their advances and therefore forest harvest will increase.

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Agriculture remains stable varying year-to-year in ������������������������������������������� response to market conditions. The total value of ���������������������������������������������� agriculture products since 1992, when adjusted ���������������������������������������������� for inflation, has increased by 18% in Moffat ��������������������������������������������� County and have decreased by 30 % in Routt ���������������������� County.

������������������������������������������� One of the key challenges facing agriculture is������������������������������������������� the fragmentation of the land into smaller ������������������������������������������ parcels. The total number of ranches/farm parcels has increased, yet the total number of �������������������������������������� acres zoned ag/forestry has remained essentially ������������������������������������������� the same. ���������������������������������� The acid level of precipitation in the Yampa Valley ��������������������������������������������� has increased steadily since 2001.

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EENVIRONMENTAL NV I R O N M E N TA L

PARCELS PROTECTION L A N DLAND PA R C E L S & P&R O TE C T I O N

In Colorado, landownders can sub-divide their land into parcels operation and this can impact the agricultural operations of of 35 acres or more and are exempt from many of the planning ranches that border these smaller parcels. Parcelization is one ����������������������������� regulations that govern subdivisions. In many areas in the Yampa of the largest challenge facing the agriculture industry in Routt Valley the market value of agriculture land exceeds its production County. ���������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� value. In Routt County the market value often exceeds the Parcelization is a measure of the distribution of sizes of private ��������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ production value by 20 times or more. land parcels in a county. It shows the degree to which large tracts ���������������������������������������������������������������� The appreciation in land’s market value makes it possible for of������������������������������������������������������������ land have been divided into smaller tracts. The parcelization of ������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������ ranchers to subdivide and sell a parcel of land, obtain capital and/ private land parallels increasing demand for residential parcels. ��������������������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������� or loans to continue funding their agricultural operations. The indicators below reflect what is being measured. ��������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������� As large ranches become divided into smaller pieces, they ���������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� are frequently too small to financially support a viable agriculture ������������������������������������������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������������������

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ENVIRONMENTAL The amount of public versus private land in a region sheds light on the natural resources available to residents and visitors. The relative acreage of public versus private land can tell us about the history, economy and future of the region. While private land is able to be utilized as the property owner may desire, public land is managed by government for all constituents. Its uses may be limited or guided by the missions of these managing entities.

LAND PARCELS & PROTECTION Depending on the managing entity, public lands may be open to public use through both extractive and non-extractive uses of the natural resources including oil, gas, coal, timber, livestock forage, wildlife and recreational opportunities. Because public lands are not generally open to development, a large portion of the Yampa Valley’s landscape will remain in its natural condition.

Public and private land ownership, 2007

Source: Bureau of Land Management - Little Snake OfďŹ ce, Craig, CO

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WATER & AIR QUALITY

Water quality

Total annual precipitation

Both the upper and lower Yampa River have received favorable ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Index of Watershed Indicators, which measures watershed conditions and vulnerability. The measure of pH in precipitation is a water quality indicator related to air quality. Acidic precipitation is often associated with sulfur dioxide emissions that result from burning wood and fossil fuels. Precipitation is important to monitor because in years of lower total perception pH levels can concentrate. PH levels at Dry Lake and Summit Lake on Buffalo Pass are a concern because scientists have determined that negative impacts to frogs, salamanders, and other amphibians are likely at levels below pH5, with negative impacts to vegetation and other aquatic life also possible. The acid level of precipitation in the Yampa Valley has been at or below the 5.0 level since 1994 but as of 2001, a steady increase of pH levels has occurred.

Source: Western Regional Climate Center

Snowfall

Air quality

PM-10 is a measure of air quality and is defined as particulate matter less than 10 micrometers in size. PM-10 is inhalable and can cause respiratory health risks, degraded visibility, climate changes and damage to soil and vegetation. As the major population center of Routt County, Steamboat Springs provides an excellent location for monitoring the area’s air quality. An ambient air quality sampling network operated by the Routt County Department of Environmental Health in cooperation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is located in downtown Steamboat Springs at the Routt County courthouse annex. Chemical analysis of air quality filter material shows that most of the particulate matter is generated locally through activities such as street sanding, unpaved roads, and wood and coal burning. Fortunately, since 1990 the Steamboat Springs area has seen a 46% reduction in average annual PM-10 levels due to city and county efforts to reduce wood and coal burning and improvements in street sanding and street cleaning efforts.

Source: Western Regional Climate Center

Acid pH levels in moisture

Source: USGS

Air quality/PM-10 monitoring results 1990 1995 2000

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

24 Hour average - Max in micrograms/cubic meter

164

139

98

100

119

149

94

86

87

99

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25

23

25

24

23

22

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ENVIRONMENTAL The Yampa River is a unique in the West because it is still a free-flowing river producing high, overbank flows during the spring snowmelt run-off and low stable base flows in the late summer, fall and winter. The Yampa’s tributary dams have not greatly impacted its annual flow while most of the other tributaries of the Colorado River have dams that control and decrease their spring peaks. The dynamic peak flows of the Yampa play a pivotal role in the lifecycle of species which have evolved with the river. High flows in May and June promote the reproduction of species including the Colorado pike minnow and narrowleaf and Fremont cottonwood trees. These spring flows also produce overbank flows which create and rejuvenate floodplain habitats. Low flows are as much a part of the Yampa’s ancient signature as high flows, promoting riffle habitat that supports the prey base for the native endangered fishes. However, naturally low flows can be further reduced by diversions for irrigation, electricity generation, municipal and industrial uses. In order to maintain flows in the Yampa River, the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program collaborated with the Colorado River Water Conservation District and the City of Craig to expand Elkhead Reservoir to serve the local community, create additional water storage, and to maintain late season base flows for wildlife, fish and vegetation.

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Routt County Yampa River at Steamboat Springs (Site = 09239500)

Rio Blanco White River near Meeker, CO (Site - 09304500)

Source: USGS

“Colorado is close to fully utilizing its Colorado River Basin water compact allocations. The ability to use water is the foundation for the economic and cultural and environmental aspects of our community. The long-term vibrancy of each of our sectors depends on securing additional water to provide for future growth, development and sustainability. Agriculture and the lower valley (Moffat County), is especially vulnerable if additional water supply needs are not secured. Without supply, future growth can only occur from a redistribution of resources once the Compact water is fully utilized.” T. WRIGHT DICKINSON, MOFFAT COUNTY RANCHER FORMER MOFFAT COUNTY COMMISSIONER FORMER COLORADO RIVER WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER FROM MOFFAT COUNTY

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ENVIRONMENTAL

WATER USE

The Yampa Valley’s river system it is not over-appropriated, meaning that in most years, not all of the water in the river is legally “spoken for” for one of a number of legally defined “beneficial uses.” This is a unique concept in Colorado and the West. In order to use water for most of the beneficial uses, owners must divert their decreed water from the stream. Two other beneficial uses exist which involve water remaining in the stream. These are the “recreational in-channel diversion,” and the “minimum in-stream flow.” Once water is diverted from the stream, some portion may flow

back to the stream as a “return flow,” and another portion of the water may leave the system as a “consumptive use.” Consumptive use is that part of diverted water that evaporates, is transpired by plants, incorporated into products or crops, consumed by humans or livestock, or otherwise removed from the immediate water environment. Another way in which water may leave the Yampa system is through a “transbasin diversion,” where water is moved from one watershed into another.

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Source: Colorado Division of Water Resources

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Acre-feet diverted for use* 1995 Irrigation Power generation Industrial Livestock Fishery Municipal Domestic Recreation Snowmaking Commercial Total transbasin diversions Total*

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1999

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264,154 331,389 283,252 317,794 301,497 338,445 312,562 269,889 303,777 289,971 286,465 309,630 279,755 53,761 70,500 71,735 72,092 66,896 57,863 5,704 31,979 38,268 336,352 244,364 422,382 430,809 17,732 18,440 20,938 22,906 19,142 14,287 18,568 20,551 19,378 3,110 22,499 15,785 23,725 18,119 18,544 13,004 14,726 14,198 13,733 7,667 5,157 2,298 27,355 28,928 30,410 31,228 10,512 11,942 9,931 9,736 10,305 7,227 8,302 6,471 7,053 55,945 136,934 63,427 59,399 5,338 5,824 no data 5,783 5,437 5,823 5,824 6,525 6,459 8,328 8,944 9,514 12,842 3,459 1,660 1,163 1,848 1,699 1,386 620 1,006 829 3,071 3,972 3,646 1,920 1,141 1,897 1,935 1,730 1,904 1,535 1,639 1,957 2,700 4,345 4,297 3,980 6,524 303 323 281 349 350 309 316 291 331 252 331 293 365 716 143 91 13 93 21 48 44 17 559 426 343 473 3,292

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4,486

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2,490

2,751

1,540

3,474

1,874

2,907

3,013

1,773

378,527 465,634 405,788 451,463 423,569 443,119 364,001 345,410 384,584 731,162 740,067 862,423 848,813

Source: Colorado Division of Water Resources *Collection methods changed in 2004. Date now includes all of Colorado River Water Conservation Division 6 and is no longer limited to the Yampa Basin. It now includes the White River, North Platte River and the small portion of the Green River in Colorado.

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ENVIRONMENTAL Northwest Colorado has sizeable oil and gas resources. Leasing and development of these resources contributes to the local economy and has impacts on the natural resources of wildlife habitat, migration patterns of elk and deer and other sensitive species. This development also affects the workforce and other needs within the northwest region. It is important to note that while the map shows all oil and gas well locations in Northwest Colorado, each well represented is not necessarily in active production.

RESOURCE USE Coal extraction (in tons)

Routt Moffat Rio Blanco State of CO

2001 9,429,239 7,709,906 2,027,341

2002 9,365,777 7,386,511 2,088,876

2003 9,584,865 6,843,676 1,942,772

33,411,127 35,203,708

35,880,773

2004 2005 10,046,694 10,516,236 8,216,648 7,784,203 2,550,883 2,149,481

2006 8,606,976 8,422,430 1,712,553

2007 8,290,894 8,099,473 1,424,019

39,813,935 37,820,154 35,490,336

36,135,284

Source: Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety

Oil and gas production OIL Moffat Rio Blanco Routt

2000 347,053 6,514,390 69,590

2001 344,561 6,237,255 67,055

2002 344,947 5,887,469 66,215

2003 307,182 5,605,073 61,586

2004 280,138 5,511,453 56,788

2005 258,660 5,676,190 106,729

2006 246,979 5,639,631 111,435

2007 233,278 5,673,120 86,634

GAS Moffat 19,534,283 17,486,064 19,177,153 18,503,174 19,515,631 19,499,379 19,453,917 15,749,677 Rio Blanco 31,179,299 31,390,490 35,934,280 34,128,038 33,509,758 36,671,348 43,719,692 37,475,168 Routt 116,677 129,234 95,265 99,932 90,258 67,404 38,668 49,129 Oil measured in barrels (42 gallons per barrel). Gas measured in thousand cubic feet (MCF) Source: Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

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FOREST

Mountain pine beetle infestations Response to this epidemic requires a strong coordinated effort by those who manage are at an epidemic scale, killing entire the forests as well as those who inhabit them. Communities depend economically and socially on healthy green forests. Beetle damaged forests can hillsides of lodgepole pine. This beetle increase wildfire hazards to communities and key watershed, dead trees can fall on people also affects other pine species such as limber pine and ponderosa pine, but and property, impair wildlife habitat, aesthetics and timber values. the ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� majority of the trees affected are lodgepole. The core of the epidemic lies ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������ in the Arapaho, White River and Medicine ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Routt National Forest timber harvest Bow-Routt National Forests as well as ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� adjacent forested land. 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 ������������������������������������������ Aerial survey results for northern �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Colorado reveal that there were about Yampa Ranger District Sale Volume (MBF) 3,000 3,500 0 4,128 11,800 29,634 �������������������������������������������������������������������������� Yampa Ranger District 500,000 new acres infested in 2007 Acres Treated (MBF) 526 318 0 500 953 2580 ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� in the Medicine Bow and Routt National ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Forests. This event has affected more Hahn’s Peak/Bears Ears ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears Ranger Distric than 1.5 million acres since the first Ranger District Sale Volume (MBF) 0 0 7,522 80 6,421 3,153 ������������������������������������������������������������� signs of outbreak. The annual aerial Acres Treated (MBF) 0 0 1,363 150 517 307 ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� health survey also reveals that the bark ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Parks Ranger District10,063 6,842 beetle infestation has affected about Parks Ranger District Sale Volume (MBF) 0 9,900 8,373 17,440 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 349,700 acres in the Routt National Acres Treated (MBF) 0 1,500 1,544 2,174 899 718 ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ Forest in 2007, a 53% increase over the Timber measured in thousands of board feet (MBF). Source: USDA Forest Service ���������������������������������������������������������������� 228,500 acres affected in 2006.

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ENVIRONMENTAL

ENERGY USE & WASTE Waste produced, recycled Population growth is causing solid waste generation to increase in the Yampa Valley. In 2006, 64,960 tons of solid waste generated in the Yampa Valley; 47,890 tons in Routt County and 17,070 tons in Moffat County. The recycling rate is waste recycled divided by the waste generated. It is estimated to be 4.9% in the Yampa Valley. The waste generation rate is approximately 7.0 pounds per person per day (ppd) for the entire Yampa Valley compared to 8.0 ppd in 1998.

Source: 2006 Waste Assessment Summary, Yampa Valley Recycles, Oct. 2008

Average annual consumption (kilowatt hours) per residence within the Yampa Valley Electric service area* Residential electricity demand in our valley is a function of the size and energy efficiency of homes, the amount of time homes are occupied, the types of appliances in homes and the price of electricity.

Source: Yampa Valley Electric Association

“The pressure on our local agriculture continues to rise and we must all be aware of the long-range impacts for Northwest Colorado. The Community Indicators assist us with our planning processes by providing the statistical data for our economic needs and cultural love of this valley.” MARSHA DAUGHENBAUGH, COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE ALLIANCE

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ENVIRONMENTAL

VEHICLE POLLUTION

Carbon footprint is a measurement of carbon dioxide emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels and is often expressed as pounds of carbon dioxide or pounds of carbon emitted. The indicator in this report measures vehicle traffic on state federal/ state highways in Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties taking

into account cars/light trucks and heavy trucks. Due to these limited factors, it understates the total carbon output that is occurring. It does highlight the impacts from population growth and/or increased economic activity.

Carbon footprint, northwest Colorado federal and state highways Years set back to recognize average age of vehicles on the road CAFÉ’ MPG Standards combined fleet for the year Daily vehicle miles traveled (cars and light trucks) Pounds of gasoline consumed at 6.2 pounds per/gal Pounds of CO2 released for every pound of gasoline burned at 19.564 conversion factor

8.0 (1999) 20.7 272,565.0 81,637.8

Daily vehicle miles traveled for heavy trucks Estimate MPG for heavy trucks Pounds of #2 diesel consumed at 7.15 pounds per/gal. Pounds of CO2 released for every pound of #2 diesel burned at 22.384 conversion factor Total CO2 released (cars + light trucks + heavy trucks) County population Pounds of CO2 released daily on a per capita basis

46,184.0 8.0 41,277.0

1,597,162.0

923,944.4 2,521,106.4 13,861 181.9

Data calculated using Environmental Protection Agency equation; this example uses 2007 Moffat County data to show how the footprint was calculated for previous years and other counties.

Daily vehicle miles traveled 2007

% of Total

318,749 46,184 272,565

100.0% 14.5% 85.5%

Moffat County Total daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT) Heavy truck miles Passenger and light truck miles Population estimate Per capita DVMT Heavy truck Passenger and light truck

13,861 23.0 3.3 19.7

Routt County Total daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT) Heavy truck miles Passenger and light truck miles Population estimate Per capita DVMT Heavy truck Passenger and light truck

497,649 36,833 460,816

100.0% 7.4% 92.6%

22,860 21.8 1.6 20.2

Rio Blanco County Total daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT) Heavy truck miles Passenger and light truck miles Population estimate Per capita DVMT Heavy truck Passenger and light truck

256,914 50,509 206,405

100.0% 19.7% 80.3%

6,351 40.5 8.0 32.5

Source: Colorado Highway Department of Transportation, only state and federal highways included

Source for population esitmates: Colorado Department of Local Affairs

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ENVIRONMENTAL A profile of agriculture statistics sheds some light on the status of the agricultural economy and the uses of agricultural lands in the Yampa Valley. The cattle industry as a whole is steady but not growing, while both Routt and Moffat counties show a declining year-round sheep industry. Grain production in Routt and Moffat counties also continues to decline. Hay is the single largest plant crop raised in Routt and Moffat counties. Hay acres are somewhat cyclical due to variable weather/rain patterns each year, as harvesting hay is not always feasible in dryer years. Due to additional water storage efforts in the 1970s and ‘80s, the number of irrigated acres increased from prior years. Conversely, the acreage in small grains (wheat, oats and barley) clearly shows a declining grain farming industry in both counties. Data on farms by size shows an increase in small or part-time operations. It also indicates a consolidation of commercial operations which must get bigger to survive as a sole source of income for a family. This trend is consistent with farms and ranches nationwide. It also indicates that some larger operations have been subdivided into smaller parcels because of the economics of land values in relation to agricultural production values. Gross Value of Farm products is a measure of agricultural economic status. Market value of agricultural products sold is a broad measure of annual sales of crops and livestock in each county. It gives an indication of whether the agriculture industry in both counties is growing, shrinking or stable. It is important to recognize that there are periodic fluctuations due to the cyclical prices received for farm products, particularly cattle.

AGRICULTURAL Acres of hay and small grains harvested

Source: Colorado Department of Agriculture

Livestock inventory

Value of agricultural products (in 2006 dollars) MOFFAT

ROUTT

Year

Market value of agricultural products sold (in $1000s)

Year

Market value of agricultural products sold (in $1000s)

2006 2002 1997 1992

$ 28,265 $ 22,613 $ 23,788 $ 23,916

2006 2002 1997 1992

$ 23,385 $ 28,195 $ 28,712 $ 37,884

Source: USDA AG Census & Colorado Department of Agriculture Source: Colorado Department of Agriculture

Farms and ranches by size in acres Routt

Year 2002 1997 1992

(1-9 AC) 9 17 9

(10-49 AC) 178 111 88

(50-179 AC) 144 105 85

(180-499 AC) 112 84 74

(500-999 AC) 58 56 55

(>1000 AC) 92 121 127

TOTAL 593 494 438

(1-9 AC) 0 16 8

(10-49 AC) 91 54 50

(50-179 AC) 94 66 67

(180-499 AC) 94 82 51

(500-999 AC) 50 43 40

(>1000 AC) 114 128 134

TOTAL 443 389 350

Moffat

Year 2002 1997 1992

Source: USDA Agricultural Census

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ENVIRONMENTAL

WILDLIFE Bald eagle

The vitality of bald eagle populations can be considered one indicator of the health of the Yampa River as well as indicative of continued regeneration of its forests. Most bald eagles in Colorado build their nests in large cottonwood trees along rivers and lakes in areas that are relatively free from human disturbance. A pair of eagles will use the same nest year after year. The availability of large, mature cottonwood trees along a water body is one of the key ingredients for successful bald eagle nesting. The birds and their young depend in large part on the fish and waterfowl found around the rivers and lakes where they nest and winter. The Yampa River’s population of breeding bald eagles has grown, and contributes significantly to the number in Colorado

Bald eagles in the Yampa River Valley Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Adults

Immature

Unknown age

Total

77 13 124 208 226 285

44 1 31 55 75 78

50 161 0 0 0 0

171 175 155 263 301 363

Source: Colorado Division of Wildlife

Sage grouse The sage grouse and sharp-tailed grouse are chicken-like birds that depend on sagebrush and grassland ecosystems and can serve as a sensitive indicator of the overall health of these environments. Greater sage-grouse and Columbian sharp-tailed grouse populations have been in decline across their range in the west since the turn of the century. Conservation plans in the Yampa Valley are prepared with broad participation from landowners, agencies, conservation, and industry interests. In the early spring, male grouse gather at “leks” to dance and breed on clearings in the sage, and females nest under sagebrush shrubs. During the summer, grouse look for food, including insects, leaves and flowers throughout the patchwork of sagebrush, grasslands and wet meadows. In the winter months, grouse depend almost entirely on sagebrush leaves for food. Lek counts of breeding males in the spring are widely used to indicate sage grouse and sharp-tailed grouse population trends and are the only field measure that can be effectively obtained across large areas. While these counts do not tell us the actual population size, they are the best and most long-term measure available for tracking population trends. The Colorado Division of Wildlife has been carrying out lek counts since the 1950s, and has increased and standardized these efforts since the late ’70s. Tracking the number of active leks provides an index of the distribution of sage grouse and sharp-tailed grouse breeding activity across a population area.

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Source: Colorado Division of Wildlife

Sage grouse and active leks in Northwest Colorado Year

Number of grouse

Year

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

1,895 2,366 2,406 2,317 2,263 2,339 3,207 3,803 3,246

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

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The Yampa Valley supports the largest herds of mule deer and elk in Colorado. These herds are a cornerstone of wildlife-related recreation and economic sectors locally and statewide. Two herd units (Data Analysis Units) occur in the Yampa Valley, the Bears Ears herd and the Flattops/White River herd. Other smaller herd units occur in the western portions of the valley. Herd productivity is the most sensitive indicator of herd health collected by wildlife agencies. It is measured by the ratio of mule deer fawns per 100 does, and elk calves per 100 cows. Changes in these ratios track the effects of wet and dry years, mild and severe winters, and good and bad forage conditions on herd health. These ratios can also indicate the position of the herd relative to carrying capacity which is the maximum number of animals that can be supported without damaging the habitat. Steeply declining ratios can indicate population levels that exceed the resources available. In Colorado, biologists consider a ratio ranging from 50 to

70 fawns/calves per 100 does/cows to be optimum. The ratio of bucks per 100 does (mule deer) and bulls per 100 cows (elk) indicates the impact of hunting seasons on populations, and hunter satisfaction with the sex and age structure of populations. In managing the Yampa Valley’s herds, biologists strive for a ratio of 20 to 25 bucks/bulls per 100 does/cows. These indicators serve an important role in tracking deer and elk population size, growth rate, health and the amount of hunting pressure necessary to maintain populations at desired levels.

Mule deer range

Mule deer post-season ratios Bear’s Ears deer herd Year 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007

Male:Females estimate 20 19.9 20.1 13.3 17 14.8 22.9 29.3 33.6 28.8 22.8

Young:Females estimate 64 70.6 75.2 62.7 56.1 57.6 59.9 51.4 86.3 63.3 65.3

White River deer herd Year

Males:Females Young:Females estimate estimate

1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007

18.9 15.1 18.9 11.3 10.7 12.8 33.6 32.7 29.2 24.6 20.4

57.2 63.9 55.6 47.1 47.6 47.7 48.3 77.3 87.7 61.3 52.9

Source: Colorado Division of Wildlife

Elk range

Elk post-season ratios Bear’s Ears elk herd Year 1981 1983 1985 1987 1989 1991 1993 1995 1997 1999 2001 2003 2005 2007

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Young:Females estimate 55.1 47.5 52.0 52.7 66.2 55.0 54.1 45.6 42.7 56.0 54.7 50.2 71.2 57.0

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Males:Females Young:Females estimate estimate

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4.8 6.8 15.0 22.2 24.8 17.5 18.1 21.6 15.3 25.5 20.3 19.0 27.8 21.9

56.3 43.3 51.3 53.8 64.5 56.3 58.1 45.0 44.3 47.5 64.0 58.0 51.5 50.7

Source: Colorado Division of Wildlife

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SSOCIAL O C I A L INDICATORS INDICATORS ������������������������������������ Community indicators about our regional social systems address a broad range of categories to ���������������������������������������� help measure our communities’ ability to provide ���������������������������������������� basic human needs. Social issues such as physical �������������������������������������� health, crime and education are also tied closely to the economic health and interconnectivity of our ����������������������������������� region. Northwest Colorado’s growing population ����������������������������������������� and increasing median age will impact social issues ����������������������������������������� across the region. ������������������������������������� ������������������������������������ ������������������������������������ ��������������������������������������� “The Community Indicators Report was invaluable to us when we wrote our application for Federally Qualified Health Center designation at the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center. In particular, the information on people living in Moffat County and commuting to work in Steamboat really helped us to create a picture of the unique economic forces that affect residents of this region.” DIANE MILLER, ACCESS TO CARE COORDINATOR, NORTHWEST COLORADO VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION

OUR VISION

The health and happiness of each Yampa Valley community member is a reflection of the overall social health of this community. We will promote the physical, mental and social well being of our region. Arts and culture will make a valuable contribution to a diverse culture and economy. Education will be lifelong, high quality and accessible to everyone living and working in our valley. We will work to plan proactive, preventative health programs and social services for citizens in a continuous cycle from birth to death.

“The Town of Hayden is influenced in so many ways by what happens in the region. Being on top of these trends, understanding them and then using them to assist policy makers in making great decisions with this information is important for our community and the whole Yampa Valley.” RUSS MARTIN, HAYDEN TOWN MANAGER

KEYFFINDINGS KEY INDINGS Population trends in northwest Colorado show continued growth and an older demographic. Projections indicate that ��������������������������������������������� the region’s population will at least double over the next 25 ������������������������������������������� years.

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POPULATION

The three-county region of northwest Colorado has grown by 40% since 1990. Routt County’s growth outpaced both Moffat and Rio Blanco counties combined, with a 66% increase. Moffat grew by 24% and Rio Blanco 8% in this time period. The demographic of the regional population is drifting older – an average of 5.5 years since 1990. This increase in age is due in part to people moving to the area who enjoy the lifestyle and are referred to as the residential/lifestyle economy. Both Moffat and Rio Blanco counties saw decreases in the numbers of children and adults 20-45 years old. Routt County saw an increase in teens and adults 45-49 years old.

Total population

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Population by age and gender

Source: Colorado Department of Local Affairs

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Housing

Population projections

The number of housing units has increased in all three northwest Colorado counties since 1990. Routt County saw the largest increase with nearly 59% while Moffat saw a 16% increase and Rio Blanco a 10% increase. The number of vacant homes has declined in all three counties indicating that there are more full-time residents in the region. 1990

2000

2007

5,235 4,178 1,057 2.7 20.2%

5,635 4,983 652 2.6 11.6%

6,071 5,259 812 N/A 13.4%

9,252 5,483 3,769 2.5 40.7%

11,217 7,953 3,264 2.4 29.1%

14,679 9,289 5,390 N/A 36.7%

Total housing units 2,803 Occupied 2,180 Vacant 623 Average household size 2.7 Housing vacancy rate 22.2%

2,855 2,306 549 2.5 19.2%

3,071 2,488 583 N/A 19.0%

While the rate of growth has slowed since 2000, population projections indicate that Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties will at least double the number of residents by 2035. Rio Blanco County is expected to triple its population base in the next 25 years. The Colorado State Demography OfďŹ ce anticipates that between 2008 and 2035 the state’s population will increase 56%. During the same period the population of the three northwest Colorado counties is projected to grow at almost twice as fast as the balance of the state.

Moffat County Total housing units Occupied Vacant Average household size Housing vacancy rate

Routt County Total housing units Occupied Vacant Average household size Housing vacancy rate

Rio Blanco County

Source: Colorado Department of Local Affairs and U.S. Census

Race and ethnicity % of Total

Moffat County White Non-Hispanic Hispanic Black/Africian American American Indian Asian Two or more races (other)

96.9% 84.5% 12.4% 0.3% 1.0% 0.4% 1.4%

The population of the Yampa Valley and northwest Colorado is still predominantly white. The proportion of Hispanic residents is increasing. This trend is evident in school enrollment and the number of students participating in English language programs.

School enrollment, all types Total Enrollment

% Minority in Public School English Language Learners

05-06

06-07

07-08

05-06

06-07

07-08

05-06

06-07

07-08

2,533

2,531

2,589

15.7%

17.4%

18.3%

133

171

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Hayden RE-1 Steamboat Springs RE-2 South Routt RE-3

462 2,146 447

481 2,399 499

524 2,327 457

7.9% 7.0% 8.5%

9.2% 8.2% 10.1%

12.4% 8.8% 10.0%

6 64 12

4 89 14

12 105 23

Total

3,055

3,379

3,308

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8.7%

9.6%

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676 509

700 501

733 519

10.1% 11.2%

12.5% 13.2%

17.8% 13.9%

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1,201

1,252

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Routt County White Non-Hispanic Hispanic Black/Africian American American Indian Asian Two or more races (other)

97.4% 93.5% 3.9% 0.4% 0.5% 0.7% 1.0%

Moffat County

97.3% 91.5% 5.8% 0.2% 0.9% 0.4% 1.2%

Rio Blanco County

Rio Blanco County White Non-Hispanic Hispanic Black/Africian American American Indian Asian Two or more races (other)

Routt County

Meeker RE-1 Rangely RE-4 Total

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Source: U.S. Census

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SO C I A L

The number of people living in poverty is an important indicator The determination of the federal poverty level is adjusted of the well-being of a community. Qualifications for federal and annually based on make-up of the household. Earned Income Credit are measurements of low income earners. The determiThe number of peopleare living in poverty is anonimportant state assistance programs typically based income. Both Income TaxTax Credit is(EITC) a refundable tax credit available to some working nationindividuals of the federal line is adjusted annually based on make-up of the indicatorpoverty of the well-being a community. Qualifications for (EITC) the federal level (FPL)ofand Earned Income Tax Credit andpoverty families. household. Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable tax credit available to some federal and stateof assistance programs are typically based on are measurements low income earners. working individuals and families.

income. Both the federal poverty level (FPL) and Earned

Self-sufficiency standard Self sufficiency standard Single adult

What is adequate income and how much money does an individual or family need to What is adequate income and how much make ends meet? Specifi cally, what is the money an individual or family need to make minimum income neededwhat to meet ends meet? Specifically, is thebasic minimum needs without some typebasic of assistance? income needed to meet needs without The self-suffi ciency standard this some type of assistance? Thecalculates Self-Sufficiency index for 70 different family types for the 64 Standard calculates this index for 70 different counties in Colorado. family types for the 64 counties in Colorado. Housing

Transportation

Food

Health Care

Taxes

Miscellaneous

Two adults, pre-school child, school-age child Two adults, pre-school child,

Single adult

$218

school-age child (per adult)

$447

Moffat County

$561

$607 $312

$106 $134

Total monthly expenses: $1,380

$249

$438

Total monthly expenses: $3,768

$920* $708

$490

$227

Child Care* * A*A child ($167) and child care ($100) child ($167) and child care ($100)tax taxcredit credit reduces these costs reduces these costs **Per adult Source: Colorado Source: Colorado Fiscal FiscalPolicy PolicyInstitute Institute

Federal poverty level, 2005 Federal Poverty Level, 2005 The percent of individuals at or below

$344

FPL in 2005 has remained fairly consistent The percent individuals at or below for since 2000. The FPLoffor 2005 was $9,570 FPL in $19,350 2005 has remained consistent individuals, for familyfairly of four. This since 2000. Theall FPL for 2005 was $9,570 of indicator measures individuals regardless forstatus. individuals, $19,350 for family of four. working

$138

$969

$775

$402

Children Under 18 at Poverty Level $46,983 $44,709 298 $58,482 179 Medium Family Income Source: U.S. Census 46,983 $ 58,482 $ 44,709

$227

$299 $126

$242

$1,393* $708

Self-sufficiency annual wage: $61,490 Self-sufficiency hourly wage: $14.56

Rio Blanco County $654

$733

$726

$343 Total monthly expenses: $4,244

Total monthly expenses: $1,682

$134

Total monthly expenses: $5,124

$492

Self-sufficiency annual wage: $22,361 Self-sufficiency hourly wage: $10.59

$1,008

$420

$250

Medium Family Income 451

Source: U.S. Census Percentage

Routt County

Total monthly expenses: $1,863

$129

This indicator measures all individuals regardless of working status. Moffat Routt Rio Blanco Total Population Moffat Routt Rio Blanco Estimate 13,375 21,921 6,046 Total Population Estimate Percent @ or 21,921 Below Poverty 13,375 10.0% 6.0%6,046 9.1% Percent @ or Below Poverty Population at Poverty 6.0% Level or Below 10.0% 1,340 1,3069.1% 551 at Poverty Level or Below Children Under 18Population at Poverty Level 1,340 451 298 551 179 1,306

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Self-sufficiency annual wage: $16,563 Self-sufficiency hourly wage: $7.84

Self-sufficiency annual wage: $16,563 Self-sufficiency hourly wage: $7.84

$438

$1,088*

$476

$227

$708

Self-sufficiency annual wage: $20,181 Self-sufficiency hourly wage: $9.56

Self-sufficiency annual wage: $50,931 Self-sufficiency hourly wage: $12.06

of tax returns claiming earned income tax credit

Earned Income Tax Credit is based 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 on the adjusted gross income reportedPercentage of tax returns claiming Earned Income Tax Credit Moffat County on tax returns and therefore targeted % of total tax returns 12.9% 12.7% 2000 14.5% 14.9% 14.4% 13.4% 2005 12.6% 2006 2001 2002 2003 2004 toward working people. In 2006, EITC Earned Income Tax Credit is based on theRio adjusted gross Moffat County Blanco County income limits on a married family of income reported on tax returns and therefore targeted % of Total 11.8%12.9% 13.6% 12.7% 14.5% 14.9% % of total taxtoward returns 12.1% 13.0% 12.5% 14.4% 12.8% 13.4% 10.0% 12.6% four was $38,348 and an estimated working people. In 2006, EITC income limits on a married 5.5 million families nationally were lifted Routt County Rio Blanco County family of four was $38,348 and an estimated 5.5 million above the poverty level because of the % of total returns 8.1%12.1% 9.5% 9.1% 8.4% 12.5% 7.8% 12.8% 7.6% 10.0% %7.3% of Total 11.8% 13.6% 13.0% families nationally were lifted above the poverty leveltax because EITC program. Source: Internal Revenue Service of the EITC program.

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Routt County % of Total

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8.1%

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9.1%

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HEALTH & ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS Federal programs targeted to low income (in 2007 dollars)

Federal low-income program spending, 2007

2003

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2007

Moffat County Adjusted to 2007 dollars Per capita program spending

$5,022,815 $378

$5,286,796 $395

$5,307,636 $397

$6,002,780 $440

$5,129,967 $368

$3,283,295 $154

$4,101,134 $189

$4,035,650 $184

$4,527,826 $202

$4,046,006 $175

$2,126,806 $355

$2,177,248 $357

$2,138,106 $354

$2,395,756 $382

$2,067,994 $321

Routt County Adjusted to 2007 dollars Per capita program spending

Rio Blanco County Adjusted to 2007 dollars Per capita program spending

Source: U.S. Census

Moffat

Routt

Colorado

FY 2006-07

CHP+ enrollment Medicaid enrollment 2006 (est.) total child population 0-18

253 974 3,791

289 485 5,152

55,110 315,027 1,277,571

FY 2005-06

Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

CHP+ enrollment Medicaid enrollment 2007 (est.) total child population 0-18

302 956 3,784

275 508 5,281

70,139 310,052 1,297,586

% Change in medicaid enrollment % Change in medicaid enrollment

19.4% -1.8%

-4.8% 4.7%

27.3% -1.6%

Sources: Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and Colorado Demography Office

Uninsured rates, 2005 U.S. Census data shows that in 2005, almost 9,000 residents in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties have no health insurance. The vast majority of the uninsured come from families where at least one adult works full time. The uninsured population puts strain on local health care systems because those without insurance receive less preventative and therapeutic care.

Moffat County = $5,129,967 Routt County = $4,046,006 Rio Blanco = $2,067,994

Uninsured rates Moffat Routt Rio Blanco Colorado

19.1% 22.8% 23.2% 17.7%

Source: U.S. Census, 2005 Health Insurance Coverage Status for Counties

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Source: U.S. Census

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BIRTHS & DEATHS Births

Total birth and death rates have not varied widely within the three counties over the past ten years. Low birth-weight babies (less than 5 pound, 8 ounces) are more likely to develop neurological, respiratory and developmental or behavioral problems. Low birth-weight is attributed to age of the mother, smoking, inadequate or delayed prenatal care and altitude. Inadequate prenatal care is also linked to whether the family or individual has health insurance and to the availability of health care.

Yearly average (2002-2006) Moffat Total population 13,407 Number of births 194 Birth rate (per 1,000 in population) 14.5 Fertility rate (per 1,000 females age 15-44) 73.5 Percentage of Low birth weight babies 10% Received prenatal care later then 1st trimester 20% Births to unmarried women 30% Births to mothers with education of <grade 12 23%

6,090 81 13 66.2

10% 6% 13% 6%

8% 22% 20% 13%

2006

12,291 144 11.7 54

13,653 219 16.0 83

17,718 192 10.8 44.8

22,421 245 10.9 53.1

6,341 68 10.7 49.9

6,267 102 16.3 82.8

Moffat County Total population Number of births Birth rate General fertility rate

Routt County

Routt Rio Blanco 21,680 236 10.9 51.2

1996

Total population Number of births Birth rate General fertility rate

Rio Blanco County Total population Number of births Source: Colorado Birth rate Department of Public Health and Environment General fertility rate

Deaths When comparing total traffic deaths per annual vehicle miles traveled for each county, Rio Blanco County has the highest number of vehicle-related fatalities. Fatalities for all three counties are also higher in cases where the victim is not using a restraining device. Alcohol-impaired driving (BAC=.08+) was involved in 37.3% of the traffic fatalities in the region during the past five years.

Traffic fatalities 2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

4

1

1

4

1

1

1

4

3 1 0 0.04

0 1 0 0.01

0 1 0 0.01

1 2 1 0.03

4

5

4

11

1

1

1

2

2 1 1 0.02

4 0 1 0.03

1 2 1 0.02

4 4 3 0.06

4

6

7

1

0

2

4

1

2 2 0 0.05

1 3 2 0.07

2 5 4 0.08

0 1 1 0.01

Moffat County Total fatalities 5 Alcohol-impaired driving (BAC=.08+) fatalities 2 Fatalities by restraint use Restrained 2 Unrestrained 3 Unknown 0 Fatalities per 1 million miles traveled 0.05

Routt County Total fatalities 3 Alcohol-impaired driving (BAC=.08+) fatalities 0 Fatalities by restraint use Restrained 0 Unrestrained 1 Unknown 2 Fatalities per 1 million miles traveled 0.02

Rio Blanco County Total fatalities 7 Alcohol-impaired driving (BAC=.08+) fatalities 4 Fatalities by restraint use Restrained 1 Unrestrained 5 Unknown 1 Fatalities per 1 million miles traveled 0.10

Source: National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and the Colorado Department of Transportation

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2006

Moffat County Population 12,291 Total deaths 82 Cardiovascular disease 31 Cancer 15 Respiratory disease 2 Unintentional injuries 7 Intentional injuries 4 Suicide N/A Others causes 23

13,653 94 17 25 8 10 8 7 26

Routt County Population 17,718 Total deaths 75 Cardiovascular disease 25 Cancer 21 Respiratory disease 2 Unintentional injuries 6 Intentional injuries 3 Suicide N/A Others causes 18

22,421 81 25 13 5 11 5 5 22

Rio Blanco County Population Total deaths Cardiovascular disease Cancer Respiratory disease Unintentional injuries Intentional injuries Suicide Others causes

6,341 50 18 7 6 6 2 N/A 11

6,267 59 18 16 2 5 2 N/A 16

Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Moffat and Routt counties corner’s office

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Incidents of preventable diseases in Moffat & Routt counties

Physicians and dentists per 1,000 population, 2007

Moffat and Routt counties had no reported cases of diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, or polio from 1998-2007. A vaccine for varicella (chicken pox) was introduced in the United States in 1995 and combined with the measlesmumps-rubella vaccine (MMRV) in 2005.

Hepatitis B Hepatitis A Hospitalized influenza Meningococcal disease Whooping cough Pneumococcal Chicken pox Tuberculosis

2004 10 2 0 0 3 0 8 0

2005 0 1 4 0 1 4 28 1

2006 1 3 4 1 1 0 20 0

2007 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 0

23

39

30

12

Total

This represents individuals holding active physician and dentist licenses; those with inactive licenses have been excluded from analysis. Providers may or may not be working full time. Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs has a staff of more than 60 active physicians. The Memorial Hospital in Craig has 24 active staff physicians.

Source: Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association

Sexually transmitted diseases

Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

2004

2005

2006

2007

Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphillis

27 2 0

33 0 0

30 1 0

42 5 0

TOTAL

29

33

31

47

Chlamydia Gonorrhea Syphillis

11 3 2

29 4 1

47 2 2

33 3 0

TOTAL

16

34

51

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“The Indicators report provides our school district with a wealth of valuable information. We often refer to it for trends and issues related to our schools.” PETE BERGMANN, MOFFAT CO SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

Source: Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association

Teen alcohol and drug use, 2007-2008 Grand Futures Prevention Coalition of Routt County and Moffat counties surveyed middle school and high school students in the two counties during the 2007-08 school year. A majority of all students surveyed have never used alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs or marijuana. Of those who do use these substances, alcohol is used most often. A new question on the survey on survey asks if students have driven or ridden in a car with someone who has used alcohol or drugs within the past 30 days. There is no indication if the driver was a parent, friend or another adult.

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Total school enrollment has remained constant with the three counties since 2003, while the percentage of minorities has increased. Approximately 94% of children in grades K-12 are enrolled in public schools, 4% in private and 2% are home schooled. While the number is still small, less than 1%, a growing

Total

Grad. rate

Grade 9-12 dropout rate

Eligible for free or reduced lunch

Per pupil funding Special (all revenue Ed. sources)**

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Public school

Out of district*

On-line pgm.

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251

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30 12 42

0 17 0

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0 258 0

481 2,399 499

82.9% 87.1% 90.5%

1.9% 1.2% 2.3%

95 140 111

66 244 57

$12,522 $14,643 $13,279

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258

3,379

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367

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N/A

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7 11

14 7

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700 501

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2.2% 8.9%

228 232

96 74

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21

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170

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Home school

Nonpublic school

number of students are enrolled in non-district online programs. Graduation rates in Moffat and Routt counties are stable while Rio Blanco County has seen a drop in this rate and corresponding higher drop out rate since 2003.

Rio Blanco County Meeker RE-1 Rangely RE-4 Total

* Student attends school in a district different from the school district where they reside. ** Per pupil funding includes all operating revenues from local and state tax collections, grants and other discretionary sources. Funding associated with long-term debt is not included.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Child care facilities and capacity

ACT scores

Routt and Moffat counties’ child care capacity has remained fairly constant over the past ten years while Rio Blanco County’s capacity has decreased slightly in this time period.

The American College Testing Exam (ACT) tests high school students in English, math, reading and science. The highest score possible is 36. Since 2001, Colorado has required all 11th grade students to take the ACT.

Moffat

Routt

Rio Blanco

1993

Facilities Capacity

21 187

35 557

N/A N/A

1997

Facilities Capacity

21 200

37 650

N/A N/A

2002

Facilities Capacity

21 368

34 626

N/A N/A

2007

Facilities Capacity

25 272

33 602

12 133

2008

Facilities Capacity

23 289

33 640

9 115 Source: QualStar

Source: Colorado Department of Education/ School District Accountability Report

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Hayden Stmbt. Spgs. 63.1% 96.4% 87.3% 76.3% 66.7% 86.8% 60.2% 61.9% 82.3%

Rio Blanco

South Routt 48.3% 65.2% 64.3%

Meeker 79.3% 75.0% 80.4%

Rangely 65.0% 83.9% 56.1%

Moffat Math 3rd Grade 6th Grade 10th Grade

Routt

Hayden Stmbt. Spgs. 59.5% 96.4% 87.3% 58.3% 55.6% 84.4% 18.1% 33.3% 50.0%

Rio Blanco South Routt Meeker 72.4% 84.5% 44.0% 39.1% 21.4% 37.0%

Rangely 69.8% 67.7% 17.1%

Source: Colorado Department of Education

33.5% 50.0% 50.6% 48.1% 42.2% 42.9%

67.7% 79.0% 68.3%

24.1% 56.5% 32.1%

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58.1% 67.7% 34.1%

Scores shown are for students scoring proficient or above

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School disciplinary actions Disciplinary actions for school safety violations vary greatly over time. In Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, the majority of specific suspensions are for “Substance Abuse – Tobacco.” In Routt County, it is for “Substance Abuse – Alcohol.” 2006/07

Moffat County Moffat County High School Student enrollment Substance abuse - drugs Substance abuse - alcohol Substance abuse - tobacco Assaults/fights Dangerous weapons Other violations conduct code

721 2 12 18 2 2 122

Total Incidents ratio

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Domestic violence 2003

2004 2005 2006 2007

Moffat County New victims served Domestic violence Sexual assault new

931 492 439

387 334 53

414 331 83

332 462 287 350 45 112

268 237 31

302 261 41

335 294 41

295 331 274 314 21 17

Routt County New victims served Domestic violence Sexual assault new

Source: Advocates Crisis Support Services in Moffat County and Advocates in Routt County

Reported crimes The number of crimes reported in Moffat and Routt counties are broken down by violent and property crimes with the highest percentage in property crimes since 2005. Incidents of domestic violence remain an issue in the region.

Routt County Hayden High School Student enrollment Dangerous weapons Other violations conduct code

146 6 63

Total Incidents ratio

69 0.47

Steamboat Springs High School Student enrollment Substance abuse - drugs Substance abuse - alcohol

655 7 10

Total Incidents ratio

17 0.03

South Routt County High School Student enrollment Substance abuse - alcohol Assaults/fights Other violations conduct code

150 4 4 9

Total Incidents ratio

17 0.11

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2005 Violent Property Crime Crime

Rio Blanco County Meeker High School Student enrollment Substance abuse - tobacco Other violations conduct code

196 5 13

Total Incidents ratio

18 0.09

Rangely High School Student enrollment Assaults/fights Other violations conduct code

169 2 13

Total Incidents ratio

15 0.09

Source: Colorado School Accountability Reports

Violent Crime

2006 Property Crime

Violent Crime

2007 Property Crime

Moffat County County agency City of Craig

5 37

38 342

10 20

31 236

12 33

27 231

Total Crime rate per 1,000 residents

42 3.1

380 28.4

30 2.2

267 19.6

45 3.2

258 18.5

County agency Town of Hayden Town of Oak Creek City of Steamboat Springs

15 N/A N/A 51

24 N/A N/A 440

26 6 7 67

78 30 7 430

12 2 N/A 58

34 56 N/A 468

Total Crime rate per 1,000 residents

66 3.0

464 21.2

106 4.7

545 24.3

72 3.1

558 24.2

Routt County

Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

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OUR VISI O N Yampa Valley citizens, businesses, organizations and local government agencies nurture a diverse local economy that supports the basic needs of our community. The people of the Yampa Valley work toward a healthy year-round economic base that thrives through planned business development, technological innovations and infrastructure, and ensures an affordable cost of living to people with a variety of income levels. The Community Indicator Report 2009-2010 now includes our ‘White River Valley’ neighbors in Rio Blanco County

The northwest Colorado counties of Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco are each impacted by the diversity of economic activity occurring in this region. Routt’s growth is driven by visitors and ���������������������������������������������������������������� an increasing number of people moving to the area for a ��������������������������������������������������������������������� lifestyle rich in natural, recreational and cultural amenities. Rio �������������������������������������������������������������������� Blanco is being fueled by development of its abundant energy ��������������������������������������������������������������������� resources. Sandwiched between these two counties, Moffat will ������������������������������������������������������������������� experience impacts as a result of the expanding economies ������������������������������������������������������������ of its neighbors. These forces will impact workforce, housing, ���������������������������������������������������������������� transportation, health care, schools and social services.

The attractiveness of northwest Colorado as a place to live, work and play has created a residential/lifestyle economy comprised of people who move to the area to enjoy its natural ���������������������������������������������������������������������� beauty and recreational and cultural amenities. An increasing ��������������������������������������������������������������������� number of these full- and part-time residents do not depend on ������������������������������������������������������������������ economic activity occurring within the region to make their living. ���������������������������������������������������������������� This��������������������������������������������������������������������� group has become an economic driver, broadening and diversifying the local economy by bringing new income sources ����������������������������������������������������������������� and������������������������������������������������������������������ job opportunities into the Yampa Valley. They also put pressure on the resources of land and housing. �����������������������������������������������������������������

population and low unemployment encourages workers to seek����������������������������������������������������������������� employment outside their home county. Workers may not ���������������������������������������������������������������������� possess the appropriate skills necessary to fill jobs within their own��������������������������������������������������������������� county. This impacts transportation and other workforce ������������������������������������������������������������������ issues as well as offers vocational and higher education ��������������������������������������������������������������������� opportunities.

gone from almost 5% in 1970 to less than a half of one percent as other segments of the economy have grown. Although its ��������������������������������������������������������������������� share as a percentage of overall personal income has declined, ������������������������������������������������������������������� agriculture as an economic sector in all three counties has been ������������������������������������������������������������ relatively stable for the past 35 years. �������������������������������������������������������������������

���������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������� Northwest Colorado’s economic interdependence is illustrated Personal income from non-labor sources is trending upward in ���������������� by the import and export of wages between the counties that Routt County while remaining stable in Moffat and Rio Blanco ������������������������������������������������������������������� occurs when workers live in one county and work in another. counties. The growth of non-labor source income is an indicator ����������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� Residents in Moffat County imported $62 million in wages into of the growth of the residential/lifestyle economy associated �������������������������������������������������������������������� their���������������������������������������������������������������� county in 2006 much of which came from working for with������������������������������������������������������������������������ retirees and individuals who have sufficient economic ������������������������������������������������������������������ employers in Routt and Rio Blanco counties. means to live in the area. This is a national economic trend that ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������� is occurring in many resort/lifestyle communities. ����������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������� A greater number of industry sectors are employing more ������������������������������������������������������������������� �������������������� workers as the region diversifies. Northwest Colorado’s small Agriculture’s share of Routt County’s total personal income has ������������

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The unemployment rate for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties consistently remains below the state average. ���������������������������������������������������������������� Residents of Moffat County will continue to meet the demand ������������������������������������������������������������������ for labor in both Routt and Rio Blanco counties. This impacts �������������������������������������������������������������������� transportation, housing and other workforce issues.

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Economic diversification is measured in three ways: Employment by industry sector Personal income and average wage by industry sector Number of business enterprises by industry sector All of these measurements are equally important, highly interrelated and particularly valuable when viewed together. The breakdown of employment and industries shows how many people are working full and part-time jobs in each industry.

Full and part-time jobs by industry, 2006

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis *Data suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information

Trends in the Yampa Valley’s private sector employment and industries show that retail trade, and accommodations and food service, continue to employ the most people, while also being two of the lowest paid categories. Over the past six years Routt County has seen a 12% increase in the number of jobs with construction becoming the county’s largest job creator. Rio Blanco has seen a 24% increase in the number of jobs with almost 50% of those created in the mining sector. Moffat County saw 10% job growth with the largest growth occurring in wholesale trade. The mining and utility sectors continue to be the primary jobs providers in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. The outlook for both of these industry sectors will remain strong especially with the expansion of oil and gas development. The tricounty region is the largest coal provider in the state extracting 50% of all coal produced in Colorado and is an indicator of this sector’s continued economic strength and stability. In Routt County, construction, accommodations and food services, and real estate and leasing account for 42% jobs in the private sector. This percentage is down from 44% in 2001. A downward trend is an indicator of economic diversification. During this time period almost 1,500 jobs were created. Farm and ranch employment continues to show a steady decline as an overall percentage of the economy while continuing to employ approximately the same number of people this industry sector has over the past 30 years in Moffat and Routt counties.

Full- and part-time employment 2001 % of Total

Rio Blanco County

Routt County

Moffat County

Total employment Wage & salary employment Proprietors employment Farm/ranch All other Private employment Government employment Total employment Wage & salary employment Proprietors employment Farm/ranch All other Private employment Government employment Total employment Wage & salary employment Proprietors employment Farm/ranch All other Private employment Government employment

7,331 5,207 2,124 441 1,683 5,475 1,260

71.0% 29.0% 20.8% 79.2% 81.3% 18.7%

19,545 14,500 5,045 530 4,515 17,174 1,738

74.2% 25.8% 10.5% 89.5% 90.8% 9.2%

4,203 2,959 1,244 287 957 2,646 1,182

70.4% 29.6% 23.1% 76.9% 69.1% 30.9%

2002 % of Total 7,326 5,175 2,151 455 1,696 5,446 1,296

70.6% 29.4% 21.2% 78.8% 80.8% 19.2%

19,697 14,627 5,070 548 4,522 17,279 1,785

74.3% 25.7% 10.8% 89.2% 90.6% 9.4%

4,273 3,000 1,273 297 976 2,684 1,219

70.2% 29.8% 23.3% 76.7% 68.8% 31.2%

2003 % of Total

2004 % of Total

2005 % of Total

2006 % of Total

7,305

7,393

7,714

8,036

5,167 2,138 444 1,694 5,398 1,308

70.7% 29.3% 20.8% 79.2% 80.5% 19.5%

19,631 14,413 5,218 535 4,683 17,203 1,789

73.4% 26.6% 10.3% 89.7% 90.6% 9.4%

4,242 2,953 1,289 290 999 2,725 1,139

69.6% 30.4% 22.5% 77.5% 70.5% 29.5%

5,237 2,156 435 1,721 5,526 1,288

70.8% 29.2% 20.2% 79.8% 81.1% 18.9%

20,206 14,608 5,598 525 5,073 17,808 1,776

72.3% 27.7% 9.4% 90.6% 90.9% 9.1%

4,344 3,050 1,294 284 1,010 2,856 1,122

70.2% 29.8% 21.9% 78.1% 71.8% 28.2%

5,427 2,287 434 1,853 5,840 1,298

70.4% 29.6% 19.0% 81.0% 81.8% 18.2%

21,208 15,241 5,967 524 5,443 18,837 1,752

71.9% 28.1% 8.8% 91.2% 91.5% 8.5%

4,677 3,349 1,328 283 1,045 3,217 1,096

71.6% 28.4% 21.3% 78.7% 74.6% 25.4%

5,642 2,394 435 1,959 6,190 1,266

70.2% 29.8% 18.2% 81.8% 83.0% 17.0%

21,939 15,592 6,347 526 5,821 19,561 1,755

71.1% 28.9% 8.3% 91.7% 91.8% 8.2%

5,224 3,839 1,385 284 1,101 3,790 1,068

73.5% 26.5% 20.5% 79.5% 78.0% 22.0%

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

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As of 2006, there were approximately 7,500 business establishments in northwest Colorado. Of these establishments 90% employ five people or less including the owner. Businesses that employ 50 or more people account for less than 1% of all

businesses in each of the counties. Employers with more than 100 employees tend to be mining, utilities, health care and social services, construction, accommodations and food service.

Business establishments by size

Northwest Colorado employment Five largest industries 1970 vs. 2000

Source: U.S. Census

Total number of businesses by industry type Industry type Forestry, fishing, hunting, and agriculture support Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation & warehousing Information Finance & insurance Real estate & rental & leasing Professional, scientific & technical services Management of companies & enterprises Admin, support, waste mgt, remediation services Educational services Health care and social assistance Arts, entertainment & recreation Accommodation & food services Other services (except public administration) Unclassified establishments Total

Moffat County

Routt County

69 45 4 171 35 44 200 91 17 32 100 116 2 69 15 127 54 59 221 2

49 71 4 145 33 3 96 47 5 18 64 86 50 40 12 37 27 110 21 6

86 46 6 1,054 82 97 406 126 68 143 783 659 7 312 83 302 223 192 399 1

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924

5,075

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Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Personal income measures the income from both labor and non-labor sources. Labor source income represents wages and salaries for all full and part-time jobs and the income proprietors receive. Labor source income in 2006 continued to be the primary contributor to total personal income. Labor income by industry sector provides greater detail about the sources of income and is another important measurement of economic diversiďŹ cation. The declines in the percentage that the top three industry sectors contributed to labor source income is evidence of the economic diversiďŹ cation occurring in Routt County. Non-labor source income, including dividends, interest, rents and transfer payments such as pension and social security payments are often not tied closely to local economic factors.

Income from non-labor sources in the region is approximately 25%30% of all personal income. This percentage has been relatively stable for the past 35 years.

Labor income: highest grossing industries adjusted to 2006 dollars

Labor and non-labor sources of income in 2006 dollars

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Labor and non-labor income (in $1,000s) adjusted to 2006 dollars 2001

2002

2003

Non-labor Labor

$102,049 $249,405

$97,527 $259,902

$96,151 $268,226

Total

$351,454

$357,429

Non-labor Labor

$52,681 $119,630

Total

2004

2005

2006

$94,391 $288,651

$96,644 $306,621

$99,972 $327,899

$364,377

$383,042

$403,265

$427,871

$50,526 $121,718

$50,136 $124,800

$51,406 $138,039

$52,500 $158,394

$54,938 $180,081

$171,311

$172,244

$174,936

$189,445

$210,894

$235,019

Non-labor Labor

$244,065 $560,551

$232,797 $607,318

$235,861 $593,884

$272,456 $615,206

$293,379 $649,762

$319,124 $672,082

Total

$804,616

$840,115

$829,745

$887,662

$943,141

$991,206

Moffat County

Rio Blanco County

Routt County

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

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VITALITY & DIVERSITY Average wage measures private sector salary/wage income by industry sector. This is a composite of all wages for jobs in an industry including full-time, part-time and overtime wages and reflects a wide span of employers and jobs across an industry. It is not an index number to determine what an individual should earn in a particular industry. Moffat County saw a 10% real salary wage growth (adjusted for inflation) during the six year period ending December 31, 2007. Rio Blanco saw 54% growth and Routt saw 17% growth. Higher paying jobs in Moffat County are in mining, manufacturing and wholesale trade. Routt County’s higher wage jobs are in management of companies and enterprises, utilities, professional and technical services, finance and insurance, and wholesale trade. Rio Blanco County’s highest paying jobs are in construction, mining, utilities, and real estate and leasing.

Highest and lowest annual average wage by county, 2007 with self-sufficiency income and hourly wage

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Self-sufficiency means the income individuals require to meet their basic needs without public or private assistance. See page S35.

Source: Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute

Average wage per job by industry adjusted to 2007 dollars

Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting Mining Utilities Construction Manufacturing Wholesale trade Retail trade Transportation and warehousing Information Finance and insurance Real estate and rental and leasing Professional and technical services Management of companies and enterprises Administrative and waste services Educational services Health care and social assistance Arts, entertainment, and recreation Accommodation and food services Other services (Ex. Public Admin) Public administration Average for all industries

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Routt County

2001

2007

2001

2007

2001

2007

$18,445 $61,024 *** $38,064 $35,430 $35,180 $26,894 $40,017 $33,442 $34,911 $35,674 $20,008 *** $17,212 *** $25,774 $34,178 $10,695 $23,780 $36,408 $34,549

$25,969 $68,451 *** $34,258 $43,025 $46,123 $28,315 $39,982 $39,377 $40,551 $21,367 $25,743 *** $21,420 *** $31,234 $26,176 $13,022 $25,021 $39,213 $37,841

$37,360 $59,332 $56,764 $36,096 $22,441 $58,426 $20,151 $47,863 $33,379 $38,040 $29,949 $24,281 *** $26,293 $28,812 $27,039 $15,768 $10,356 $30,376 $30,116 $33,530

$36,794 $69,707 $64,093 $76,926 $25,641 *** $18,537 $63,248 $34,152 $29,148 $59,834 $32,139 *** $44,925 $28,762 $34,210 $14,735 $19,112 $33,875 $32,048 $51,684

$29,763 $69,379 $70,546 $41,553 $32,646 $53,529 $24,258 $32,197 $33,359 $48,201 $31,016 $44,302 $98,007 $28,673 $30,710 $39,950 $21,281 $16,726 $28,592 $38,012 $32,938

$29,806 *** $71,306 $52,311 $44,487 $57,558 $26,121 $28,779 $33,255 $56,778 $38,224 $56,660 $118,875 $33,934 $30,815 $46,262 $23,421 $19,265 $32,221 $42,540 $38,449

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VITALITY & DIVERSITY

Total personal income across all three counties has grown since 1970. Per capita income is personal income from all sources divided by population. Approximately two-thirds of the growth in per capita income in Rio Blanco occurred between 2003 and 2006

reďŹ&#x201A;ecting the rapid expansion of the mining industry sector. Entrepreneurial ratio reďŹ&#x201A;ects the total number of businesses per civilian workforce; the lower the ratio, the higher the entrepreneurial activity.

Per capita income

Unemployment rate

Source: Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Entrepreneurial ratio Moffat County Business establishments Without employees With employees Total Civilian labor force Entrepreneurial ratio

Routt County Business establishments Without employees With employees Total Civilian labor force Entrepreneurial ratio

Rio Blanco County Business establishments Without employees With employees Total Civilian labor force Entrepreneurial ratio

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

862 358

905 355

979 364

977 390

950 398

962 396

1,220 6,468 5.30

1,260 6,407 5.08

1,343 6,235 4.64

1,367 7,015 5.13

1,348 7,309 5.42

1,358 7,665 5.64

1999

2000

2001

2002

1997

1998

2003

2004

2005

2006

956 409

1,018 426

1,074 435

1,019 454

1,365 7,563 5.54

1,444 7,710 5.34

1,509 7,898 5.23

1,473 8,442 5.73

2004

2005

2006

2003

2,524 1,130

2,598 1,204

2,652 1,287

2,829 1,337

2,881 1,358

2,860 1,423

3,069 1,451

3,137 1,533

3,302 1,578

3,416 1,659

3,654 10,448 2.86

3,802 11,131 2.93

3,939 11,212 2.85

4,166 12,541 3.01

4,239 13,293 3.14

4,283 13,985 3.27

4,520 13,740 3.04

4,670 14,143 3.03

4,880 14,634 3.00

5,075 15,150 2.99

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

578 213

585 214

586 217

632 221

610 212

604 228

636 230

659 229

674 238

680 244

791 3,168 4.01

799 3,133 3.92

803 3,059 3.81

853 3,244 3.80

822 3,488 4.24

832 3,688 4.43

866 3,560 4.11

888 3,773 4.25

912 4,012 4.40

924 4,787 5.18

Source: U.S. Census & Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Civilian workforce consist of persons 16 years of age or over, excluding those in the Armed Forces, who are employed or seeking employment.

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RECREATION & BANKING

The tri-county northwest region of Colorado includes more than 4.2 million acres including federal, state and local public lands and waterways and offers abundant recreation opportunities. Visitors and residents enjoy the benefits of the recreational amenities which have resulted in growth in both full and part-time residents in Routt County. Increasingly, people moving to the area are not dependent on the economic activity occurring within the region for their income. This residential/lifestyle economy creates secondary effects by increasing the need for services and resources like housing, land and water. More workers fill the needs created by the residential/lifestyle economy and in turn they require housing and services.

Skier/boarder days

State parks/national monument visitors 2000

2007

Monument

397,801

230,914

State parks

700,008

645,828

Dinosaur National

Includes: Yampa River/Elk Head, Stagecoach, Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake

Season

Nationally

Colorado

% CO Share

Steamboat

% Steamboat Share of CO

1998-99 1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

52,089,000 52,198,000 57,337,000 54,411,000 57,594,000 57,067,000 56,882,000 58,897,000 55,068,000 60,502,000

11,389,561 10,892,263 11,666,672 11,128,131 11,605,777 11,250,761 11,816,197 12,533,108 12,566,299 12,540,603

21.9% 20.9% 20.3% 20.5% 20.2% 19.7% 20.8% 21.3% 22.8% 20.7%

1,013,254 1,024,832 1,003,317 1,001,003 1,001,020 1,002,821 971,770 1,046,650 1,071,786 1,022,193

8.9% 9.4% 8.6% 9.0% 8.6% 8.9% 8.2% 8.4% 8.5% 8.2%

Source: National Park Service, Colorado State Parks

“Twentymile Coal Company is a major employer and taxpayer in both Routt and Moffat Counties. We are very interested in, and continually evaluating, both community factors which affect and influence our business, and how our operations may affect our local communities and the Northwest Colorado region.” STEVE CALLAHAN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES, PEABODY ENERGY-TWENTYMILE MINE

Source: Colorado Ski Country USA

Deposits of all FDIC-insured institutions A leading indicator of a community’s economic activity is the strength of personal and business economic activity through financial institutions. The number of institutions and the value of all the deposits indicate economic activity.

Moffat County Number of institutions

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008*

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4

Bank deposits $97,000,000 $94,000,000 $102,000,000 $95,000,000 $105,000,000 $126,000,000 $122,000,000 $128,000,000 $136,000,000 $146,000,000

Rio Blanco County Year-to-year Number of growth institutions N/A -3.1% 8.5% -6.9% 10.5% 20.0% -3.2% 4.9% 6.3% 7.4%

*2008 data is as of June 30, 2008

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Bank deposits $66,000,000 $66,000,000 $77,000,000 $84,000,000 $89,000,000 $87,000,000 $98,000,000 $127,000,000 $145,000,000 $160,000,000

Routt County

Year-to-year Number of growth institutions N/A 0.0% 16.7% 9.1% 6.0% -2.2% 12.6% 29.6% 14.2% 10.3%

7 10 10 10 10 10 12 13 13 13

Bank deposits

Year-to-year growth

$295,000,000 $304,000,000 $327,000,000 $354,000,000 $389,000,000 $420,000,000 $474,000,000 $540,000,000 $652,000,000 $613,000,000

N/A 3.1% 7.6% 8.3% 9.9% 8.0% 12.9% 13.9% 20.7% -6.0%

Source: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

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HOUSING Residential building permits

Housing starts measured by building permits is a leading economic indicator for any community. Homebuilding is one of the most reliable indicators of past and future economic activity. Total valuation at the time of construction shows a growing disparity between Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties.

2007 Permits Valuations

Moffat 66 $12,847,997

Rio Blanco 78 $9,566,304

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Routt 598 $185,330,773

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Indexed cost of housing, 2007 Median housing price is often used as an indicator of the cost of housing in a community. However, median housing price does not reflect the variety of housing and location options available. The indexed cost of housing is a composite measure based on Moffat and Routt county assessor data that does reflect both variety and location. Single family homes On a lot <= to .5 acre Source: Moffat and Routt counties and sq.ft living area between Office of the Assessor >=1,200 btl <=3,000

Moffat County School district RE-1 (West Routt) School district RE-2 (Steamboat Springs) School district RE-3 (South Routt)

On average, properties in the RE-2 school district are two to two-and-a-half times more expensive than similar type properties in Moffat County. Compared to the 2003 index, single family homes in Routt County increased 61% and mobile home prices declined 6%, while housing prices in Moffat County have increased 49% for single family homes and 5% for mobile homes.

Duplex/triplex (per unit) On a lot <= to .5 acre and sq.ft living area between >=1,200 btl <=3000

Townhomes

Condos

sq.ft <3,000

Mobile homes

sq.ft <3000

Number of Avg cost units per sq/ft

Number of units

Avg cost per sq/ft

Number of units

Avg cost per sq/ft

Number Avg cost of units per sq/ft

Number Avg sost of units per sq/ft

1,793 $90.66 364 $142.42

28 6

$61.97 $135.59

106 61

$67.80 $139.65

41 $35.26 8 $100.00

958 228

$16.02 $26.53

1,645 $268.48 394 $126.42

88 6

$281.75 $88.32

1,399 123

$248.42 $134.11

4,022 $310.34 50 $120.56

452 173

$36.52 $22.68

Cost-burdened renter households, 2007 Moffat County

2006 HUD Median family income: $52,900 2007 Renter-occupied households: 1,519

Percent of HUD median Four person income Households at or family income limit below median range 0 to 30% $16,150 260 31 to 50% $26,950 682 51 to 60% $29,645 784 61 to 80% $43,100 1,081

Routt County

2006 HUD Median family income: $72,200 2007 Renter-occupied households: 2,667

Percent of HUD median Four person income Households at or family income limit below median range 0 to 30% $21,800 567 31 to 50% $36,350 1,044 51 to 60% $39,985 1,215 61 to 80% $58,900 1,780

Rio Blanco County

Households paying 30% or more of income in rent 145 176 180 187

Households paying 30% or more of income in rent 366 545 556 593

2006 HUD Median family income: $52,400 2007 Renter-occupied households: 745

Percent of HUD median Four Person Income Households at or family income Limit Below Median Range 0 to 30% $16,150 143 31 to 50% $26,950 324 51 to 60% $29,645 361 61 to 80% $43,200 474

Households Paying 30% or more of income in rent 77 100 100 100

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has determined that when housing rental cost begins to exceed 30% of gross household income the ability to meet other needs such as food, transportation and medical care become stressed. The problem becomes acute at 35%. This stress is most felt in households where gross income is $35,000 or less annually.

Area median income Many federal/state programs target aid based on a percentage of the average median income (AMI). This is calculated annually based on household types. 2003

2004

2005

$47,200

$48,600 $53,100

2006

2007

2008

Moffat County

80% of AMI for 4-person household $43,100 $44,250

Routt County

$65,600 $67,400 $72,700 $72,200 $73,600 $75,700 80% of AMI for 4-person household $58,900 $60,500

Rio Blanco County

$47,500 $50,900 $52,650 $52,400 $54,000 $56,800 80% of AMI for 4-person household $43,200 $45,450

$52,900 $53,600 $55,300

Source: U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

Source: U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development

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ECONOMIC

MIGRATION

When people move, or migrate, into or out of an area, their potential to generate income goes with them. This economic migration has a net economic impact on each county affected by the move. Using IRS data, it is possible to estimate the level of this migration. When more than 10 tax returns are available in a given area we are able to identify the speciďŹ c county where people moved to or from. The majority of the migration into northwest Colorado is from people moving to the area from outside of Colorado. Conversely, most people moving out of the region move to another state. In 2007, Routt County had an economic gain in personal income due to migration of $23.5 million. The economic value of this net gain is approximately equal to total personal income generated by Routt Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retail trade sector for the same period. Moffat County had a gain of $900,000 in personal income due to migration. Rio Blanco saw a gain of $400,000.

In-migration in the Yampa Valley by county, 2006

Source: Internal Revenue Service

Ten-year net population migration

Economic migration, 2006 Returns Exemptions Cum. AGI Avg Household ($OOO omitted) AGI

Moffat County Migration into county From within Colorado From out of Colorado

448 188 260

934 372 562

$19,408 $8,611 $10,797

$43,321 $45,803 $41,527

Migration out of county To within Colorado To out of Colorado

418 185 233

869 373 496

$18,533 $8,738 $9,795

$44,337 $47,232 $42,039

30

65

$875

$(1,016)

Migration into county From within Colorado From out of Colorado

260 96 164

541 191 350

$11,337 $4,269 $7,068

$43,604 $44,469 $43,098

Migration out of county To within Colorado To out of Colorado

221 120 101

444 236 208

$10,974 $5,919 $5,055

$49,656 $49,325 $50,050

39

97

$363

$(6,052)

1,002 390 612

1,593 610 948

$63,503 $27,995 $35,508

$63,376 $71,782 $58,020

Migration out of county To within Colorado To out of Colorado

863 410 433

1,272 649 602

$40,011 $21,621 $18,390

$47,462 $52,734 $42,471

Net change

173

321

$23,492

$15,032

Net change

Rio Blanco County

Source: Colorado Department of Local Affairs

Economic migration of income (in $1,000s) of AGI 2002

Moffat County Move in Move out Net change

Rio Blanco County Move in Move out Net change

Routt County Move in Move out Net change

2003

2005

2006

$12,313 $10,889 $13,077 $13,197 $(764) $(2,308)

$10,980 $15,329 $15,300 $16,788 $(4,320) $(1,459)

$19,408 $18,533 $875

$6,582 $7,709 $(1,127)

$7,562 $9,053 $(1,491)

$9,008 $7,065 $1,943

$11,337 $10,974 $363

$59,379 $51,832 $36,076 $36,579 $23,303 $15,253

$63,503 $40,011 $23,492

$6,469 $6,871 $(402)

$40,544 $51,835 $26,895 $31,590 $13,649 $20,245

2004

Net change

Routt County Migration into county From within Colorado From out of Colorado

AGI=Adjusted gross income

Source: Internal Revenue Service

Source: Internal Revenue Service

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ECONOMIC

COMMUTING

Worker commute between counties is measured only in the decennial census, so we demonstrate the continued interdependence of northwest Colorado counties using net inflow and outflow of salaries and wages. Inflow means that the residents who live in a county imported wage/salary income into that county from employment outside of the county. Outflow means that employers located in the county paid wages/salaries to individuals who lived outside of that county. A net positive indicates the value to the county’s economy gained (imported) as a result of individuals working outside of the county. A net loss is just the reverse and reflects the value of wages/salaries employers of the county exported to residents that do not live in the county.

Import/export of earnings, 2006 dollars (in $1,000’s) Moffat 1970 1980 1990 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Net $1,341 $(6,364) $19,230 $40,194 $42,898 $47,687 $46,657 $51,195 $57,071 $62,379

Rio Blanco Net $(759) $(36,785) $(19,460) $(12,592) $(9,608) $(12,089) $(12,220) $(14,708) $(20,770) $(35,319)

Routt Net $(1,460) $(2,045) $(15,368) $(32,445) $(37,088) $(42,703) $(40,862) $(44,134) $(47,861) $(47,121)

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

Work commute and traffic volumes Average daily traffic counts have increased 40% in the Yampa Valley since 1990, but only 3% since 2000 with the highest concentration of traffic in the region recorded in downtown Steamboat Springs.

Source: U.S. Census, Colorado Department of Transportation

The Indicators report is a valuable asset to new entrepreneurs that need to understand their potential customers. As a business counselor, I encourage prospects to understand the economy they are investing in carefully. RANDY RUDASICS, MANAGER, BOGUE ENTERPRISE CENTER, COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

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ECONOMIC

TRANSPORTATION

Commercial deplanements

Regional bus ridership

The remote location of Yampa Valley Regional Airport northwest Colorado poses 1998 110,184 challenges to travel in and 1999 108,275 out of the Yampa Valley. 2000 116,285 Air service is a critical 2001 99,209 component of the regional 2002 108,414 economy benefiting both 2003 103,482 the tourism industry and 2004 Missing the residential/lifestyle 2005 129,252 economies. Year-round 2006 127,389 commercial air service 2007 138,949 is available at Yampa Valley Regional Airport with increased service from mid-December through mid-April to serve the winter tourism industry. Subsidies provided by the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation, local governments and local businesses guarantee airline revenue to attract and retain air service. The Steamboat Springs Airport and CraigMoffat County Airport provide service for private planes. The increasing number of commuters is reflected in the increase in bus usage within the town of Steamboat Springs and routes between Steamboat Springs, Hayden, Milner and Craig since 1995. Ridership on all bus routes has increased more than 24,000 riders, almost 300%. Through the use of regional public funding, the City of Steamboat Springs provides regional bus service between Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Craig.

“The Indicator Project is the most useful thing done locally. As a local business person, you need local facts, not rumors, to make good decisions. The Community Indicator Report provides local organizations with those facts. When the EDP tries to recruit a business to Moffat County, their decisions hinge on the information in the report. I just wish you did the report every year.” SCOTT COOK, COOK CHEVROLET CRAIG/STEAMBOAT SPRINGS CHAIR, CRAIG/MOFFAT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

“The Community Indicators Report is an invaluable document and resource and is critical to our efforts to better educate urban Colorado on the importance of the economy of rural Colorado to the entire state. I only wish we could duplicate this in more regions throughout rural Colorado. This is truly a valuable asset and tool for northwest Colorado and the Yampa Valley.” CLARKE BECKER, PRESIDENT/CEO, COLORADO RURAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

“The Community Indicators provide an invaluable resource for our valley. The information of how our people and our businesses are progressing within our bioregion is critical for a healthy and vibrant community.” NOREEN F. MOORE, BUSINESS RESOURCE DIRECTOR, ROUTT COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COOPERATIVE

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ECONOMIC

GOVERNMENT REVENUE

The property tax analysis reflects the diversity of properties assessed in each county. Education collects the largest share of property taxes in Moffat and Routt counties. Both Moffat and Rio Blanco counties’ top 10 commercial tax payers represent more

than two-thirds of each county’s total property tax assessment. While Routt County’s top 10 commercial tax payers account for 13% of the total property tax. This highlights the diversity of Routt County’s property tax base.

Assessed valuations by property class, 2007

Property tax by taxing authority School districts

$14,367,377

Junior colleges

Property tax by taxing authority

48.5%

School districts Junior colleges

$1,421,926

4.8%

$11,197,668

37.8%

City/town government

$1,333,056

4.5%

City/town government

Special districts

$1,303,432

4.4%

Special districts

$29,623,459

100.0%

County government

Total

Total

48.6%

School districts

$5,025,295

19.0%

Junior colleges

$2,856,483

10.8%

County government

$6,453,537

24.4%

$3,529,013

6.6%

$13,848,702

25.9%

$534,699

1.0%

$9,571,111

17.9%

$53,469,892

100.0%

County government

Top 10 commercial taxpayers Assessed Value

$25,986,367

Property tax by taxing authority

City/town government Special districts

Total

Top 10 commercial taxpayers

% of 10

$264,489

1.0%

$11,875,566

44.9%

$26,475,370

100.0%

Top 10 commercial taxpayers

Assessed Value % of 10

Assessed Value

% of 10

Tri State Electric

$86,428,800

28.0%

Twentymile Coal Company

$33,629,630

24.1%

Chevron U.S.A., Inc.

$243,859,948

45.5%

Colowyo/Kennecott

$43,739,227

14.0%

Public Service of Colorado

$26,604,100

19.0%

Encana

$90,439,961

16.9%

Wexpro Company

$43,596,981

14.0%

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp

$18,966,720

13.6%

ExxonMobil

$80,115,826

14.9%

8.0%

Merit Energy Company

$42,104,650

7.9%

Rockies Express Pipeline $25,434,600

8.0%

Yampa Valley Electric Ass’n.

$11,116,700

Pacificorp-Electric

$23,598,000

8.0%

Pacificorp

$9,805,800

7.0%

Blue Mountain Energy, Inc.

$23,069,104

4.3%

Chevron

$23,402,417

8.0%

Union Pacific Corporation

$9,546,400

6.8%

Shell Frontier Oil & Gas

$12,827,430

2.4%

Salt River Project

$19,829,400

7.0%

Salt River Project

$8,750,500

6.3%

Lone Mountain Prod. Co.

$12,154,290

2.3%

$11,466,000

2.1%

Trapper Mining Inc

$14,948,534

5.0%

Starwood Steamboat LLC

$8,636,950

6.2%

Rockies Express Pipeline

Public Service

$11,746,440

4.0%

Qwest Corporation

$6,378,500

4.6%

Pioneer Natural Resources

$10,104,470

1.9%

Western Gas Resources

$11,496,716

4.0%

Steamboat STS Development

$6,313,300

4.5%

Colorado Interstate Gas

$10,072,000

1.9%

Total

$304,221,115

100.0%

Total

$536,213,679

100.0%

Total for county % 10 Ten represent

$473,894,520

Total for county % 10 Ten represent

$720,785,942

64.2%

$139,748,600 100.0%

Total Total for county % 10 Ten represent

$1,094,622,850 12.8%

74.4%

Source: Colorado Department of Local Affairs and Moffat and Routt counties Office of the Assessor

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CIVIC INDICATORS How a community works together to plan, make decisions and solve problems is an indication of its civic health. Citizen participation and interaction with local organizations and governments is vital to establishing and maintaining relationships and addressing regional issues. Measurable civic health indicators include voter participation, community planning and philanthropy. These indicators help us to understand the level of commitment individuals have to their community. When residents take a participatory approach to

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local governance, they enable the community to produce healthy economic, social and environmental sectors and ultimately keep up with changing times. Nonprofit organizations play an important role in the Yampa Valley. They provide critical services by fostering a healthy population, providing cultural opportunities, preserving our natural environment, promoting economic development and educating our citizens about evolving issues.

The vitality of the Yampa Valley community depends on our capacity to engage effectively in mutual learning and decision making in order to maintain and improve our quality of life. We call this capacity our “civic health.”

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KEY FINDINGS Community planning is widely used in the Yampa Valley to address issues such as development and preservation of rivers, land and structures. Yampa Valley residents support an extensive network of philanthropic and nonprofit organizations. These organizations provide services to the community. This report shows the collective financial status of nonprofit agencies in the Yampa Valley.

Community planning

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to execute a variety of plans. To set goals and achieve desired involvement. The percentage of the voting age population who results, citizen input at community meetings is a critical vote is best measured by turnout at elections. Voter turnout during ������������������������������������������������������������������������� component of the collaborative planning process. Community presidential elections is higher than in non-presidential election ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� plans provide direction to government officials, policy makers, years indicating that statewide and regional elections do not have ����� organizations and private entities to accomplish their objectives. the same level of interest as national elections. The number of The Steamboat Springs Comprehensive Plan, West of Steamboat residents who vote has consistently increased in Routt and Moffat ��������������������������������������������������������������������������� Plan, and Moffat County and Craig Master Plan set policy ranging counties over the past six years. from urban growth boundaries to land use and regulations. Voter participation ������������������

Status Last Updated Next Update Source: Yampa Valley Partners Planned ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Active 2005 �����������������������������������������������������������������������������City of Steamboat Base Area Plan Craig Area/Moffat Co. Parks, Recreation, �������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������Trails and Open Space Master Plan Hayden Parks, Recreation, Open Space ������������������������������������������������������������������������������� and Trails Master Plan Active ������������������������������������������������������������������ Hayden Town Plan Active 2005/07 ������������������������������������������������������������������������� Moffat Co. and Craig Master Plan Active ������������������������������������� Moffat Co. Fairgrounds Master Plan Active �������������� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Moffat Co. Land Use Plan Active ��� ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Moffat Co. Wildland Fire and ���������������������������������������������������������������������� Fuel Mitigation Plan Active Mountain Town Sub Area Plan Active 2005 Oak Creek Town Plan Adopted Active 2008 ������������ ���� ����������������� Active Votes Active Votes Active Votes Routt Co. Master Plan Active ���� ��� voters ����������� ����� ��������� ����� ���� ���� � Sarvis � �������� voters� ������������������ cast voters ������� cast cast Creek Plan Active � ������������������ ��� �� ����������� � � � Moffat County Routt County Rio Blanco County Stagecoach Community Plan Active 2009 �������� ����� ��� ���� ���� Steamboat Ski Area Master Plan Active 2004 2002 9,208 4,617 16,966 7,661 3,804 2,502 �������� ����������� �������� ����� ��� Area Community Plan Active 2005 2010 � Steamboat � 2004 6,801 5,771 12,828������������������� 11,810 3,474 3,021 Steamboat Sidewalk Master Plan Active 2006 �������� ������� ���������� ���� ��������� ���� � � 2006 8,402 4,290 13,447 7,960 3,579 2,222 Steamboat Trail System Master Plan Active �������� ������������� ��� ���������������������� � ���� �� 2008 6,589 5,819 14,591 12,967 3,615 3,134 Upper Elk River Valley Community Plan Active �������� ������� ��������� ������� ���������������� ��� ������������ �������������� Vision 2030 Routt County Pending 2009 *Voter data provided by Colorado Secretary of State’s office does not include provi����� ������ ����� ���� ���� �� � West of Steamboat Area Plan Active 2006 sional ballot information and may not represent full voter turnout. � ������ ��������� ����� ���� ������������������ Yampa River Management Plan Active 2003 ���� ���������������������� � ����� �� ������ ���� Town Plan Active 2009 ���� � Yampa � Yampa Valley Legacy Plan Active 1995 � ��������� ��������������� ������� ���� �� Blanco County � ����������� ���������� ��� ���� ���������Yampa ��������� ���������� Valley Partners Community Indicators Project 2009-2010 C-47 � ���������� ������������������������� ������� ���������� ���� 804 2,502 ����

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CIVIC

CONTRIBUTIONS & NONPROFITS Historic preservation

Charitable contributions as a percentage of adjusted gross income (AGI) Yampa Valley citizens are generous and philanthropic supporting all sizes of nonprofit organizations to meet community needs. Within Moffat and Routt counties, there are a total of 250 nonprofits of which 169 are public 501(c)3 charitable organizations, some that are headquartered in one county and provide services throughout the region. This data set breaks down charitable contributions as a percentage of adjusted gross income. It represents the total percentage of all donations (to local and national charities) only for people who choose to itemize deductions on their federal tax returns.

Moffat County Routt County

2004

2005

1.3% 1.8%

1.4% 3.2%

Source: Internal Revenue Service

Preservation of historic structures is an important indicator of the Yampa Valley’s commitment to cultural heritage. In 2004, the City of Steamboat Springs received the Preserve America award for its historic preservation efforts. 2007 Moffat

National Register

14

Routt

National Register

24

Rio Blanco

National Register

13

Source: Colorado Historical Society

“The Community Indicators Report is a necessary tool for managing the progress of Vision 2030’s desired outcomes and recommended actions and tracking success. The indicators in Yampa Valley Partners report provide a tangible way to track progress on many of the recommendations within the Vision 2030 report, allowing citizens to better manage the Vision 2030 project for years to come.” MARSHA DAUGHENBAUGH AND KATHY STOKES CO-CHAIRS VISION 2030 COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

Growth of IRS-recognized nonprofits by NTEE category Within the public charities, 501(c)3, the IRS classifies them by type ranging from arts and culture to youth development. This is a measurement of the type of philanthropic activities the community is willing to donate time and dollars. The growth of IRS-recognized nonprofits by NTEE (National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities) category reflect growth by category. This is an indication of what the community values over time.

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1995

2000

2008

Moffat Routt Moffat Routt Moffat Routt Moffat Routt Arts, culture & humanities Education institutions Environmental quality, protection & beautification Animal related Health and rehabilitative services Mental health and crisis intervention Crime & legal related services Agriculture, food, nutrition Housing & shelter Public safety & disaster preparedness/relief Recreation, sports & leisure Youth development Human services International & foreign affairs Community improvement & capacity building Philanthropy & grant making Public & society benefit Religious Total

1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 5

4 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 1 7 0 1 2 1 8

4 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 7

9 7 2 2 2 1 1 0 2 0 5 1 9 0 1 2 2 10

20

36

25

56

5 5 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 4 0 1 1 0 7

12 11 2 2 2 1 1 0 3 1 9 2 11 0 1 2 2 11

7 5 1 1 3 2 2 1 0 0 3 5 5 0 1 1 0 10

20 17 4 4 6 1 2 2 4 2 16 2 17 1 3 2 2 17

33

73

47

122

Source: Internal Revenue Service

“I have distributed numerous Community Indicators Reports to local and state leaders at various functions since the report began. All of these leaders agree that the Community Indicators Report is an innovative and forward-thinking concept in terms of a tool to help formulate policy.” TERRY CARWILE, CRAIG CITY COUNCIL

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COMMITMENT Pio began volunteering his time training students and athletes 25 years ago and has been shaping young lives ever since. INSPIRATION While his passion for the youth in our community is obvious, Pio Uto is an inspiration to all who know him. DEDICATION When asked by wife Becca when he might retire from volunteering, Pio responded, “Nah, I’m not going to do that.”

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NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Nonprofit organizations by IRS subsection codes, 2006

Nonprofit organizations fall into two basic categories: Public charities, 501(c)3 and all others that range from business organizations like chambers of commerce to service clubs, civic and fraternal groups. A majority of the nonprofits in both counties are classified as public charities of which a small sub-set is private philanthropic foundations. The IRS subsection codes demonstrate the diversity of nonprofit organizations in Moffat and Routt counties.

Private foundations Public charities

Moffat

Routt

1

24

47

122

Source: Internal Revenue Service

“In a knowledge-based world, where information unlocks wealth, those who live in the densest city or least populated lands require data, or they risk irrelevance and poverty. JEFF DEVERE, COLORADO NORTHWESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, STRATEGIC SERVICES, CENTER FOR COMMUNITY INNOVATION AND ADVANCEMENT

Source: Internal Revenue Service

IRS subsection codes present 501(c)2

501(c)3

501(c)4

501(c)5

501(c)6

501(c)7

501(c)8

501(c)10

501(c)12

501(c)19

Total

0 0.0%

48 65.8%

8 11.0%

3 4.1%

6 8.2%

1 1.4%

3 4.1%

1 1.4%

0 0.0%

3 4.1%

73 100.0%

1 0.6%

146 82.5%

7 4.0%

6 3.4%

7 4.0%

0 0.0%

3 1.7%

0 0.0%

2 1.1%

5 2.8%

177 100.0%

Moffat Total % of Total

Routt Total % of Total

Source: Internal Revenue Service

IRS subsection code descriptions 501(c)2 501(c)3 501(c)4 501(c)5 501(c)6 501(c)7 501(c)8 501(c)10 501(c)11 501(c)12 501(c)19

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Title Holding Corporation for Exempt Organization Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Testing for Public Safety, to Foster National or International Amateur Sports Competition, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Organizations Civic Leagues, Social Welfare Organizations, and Local Associations of Employees Labor, Agricultural, and Horticultural Organizations Business Leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, Etc. Social and Recreation Clubs Fraternal Beneficiary Societies and Associations Domestic Fraternal Societies and Associations Teachers’ Retirement Fund Associations Benevolent Life Insurance Associations, Mutual Ditch or Irrigation Companies, Mutual or Cooperative Telephone Companies, Etc. Post or Organization of Past or Present Members of the Armed Forces

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Public charities 501(c) that have more than $25,000 in revenue are required to file a disclosure report annually with the IRS providing information on sources of income and types of expenses. Nonprofits can engage in revenue-generating activities that result in annual surpluses or profits. The distinction between

nonprofits and for-profit companies is what happens to the surplus. For-profit businesses may distribute their gains to the owners or shareholders. Nonprofits must reinvest surpluses back into the organization and its tax-exempt purpose. Surpluses may not be distributed to individuals affiliated with the organization.

Nonprofit 501(c)3 balance sheet summary, 2006 Routt With Yampa Valley Medical Center Assets Cash Accounts receivable Pledges & grants receivable Other receivables Inventory Pre-paid expenses Investments Land & building less Accumulated depreciation Other assets Total General liabilities Fund balance

Moffat W/out Yampa Valley Medical Center

Beginning year

End of year

Beginning year

End of year

Beginning year

End of year

$28,610,963 $8,791,885 $1,312,478 $371,747 $1,935,731 $890,885 $24,701,378

$32,103,393 $8,873,347 $2,703,574 $493,597 $2,136,480 $570,395 $29,515,170

$10,222,623 $1,388,424 $1,312,478 $371,747 $243,671 $570,103 $13,934,059

$13,746,581 $1,223,133 $2,703,574 $493,597 $176,111 $246,883 $15,304,334

$871,469 $2,124 $1,080,635 $$1,000 $12,714 $113,063

$1,343,728 $37,867 $886,833 $$$3,298 $123,781

$73,537,941 $1,796,158

$71,840,043 $3,156,523

$29,198,299 $1,225,776

$29,732,668 $2,618,508

$408,008 $73,565

$419,785 $335

$141,949,166

$151,392,522

$58,467,180

$66,245,389

$2,562,578

$2,815,627

$54,171,708 $87,777,458

$52,651,485 $98,741,037

$13,020,061 $45,447,119

$12,990,220 $53,255,169

$1,172,603 $1,389,975

$923,137 $1,892,490

Nonprofits 501(c)3 income statement, 2006 Routt Revenue Contributions Direct activity Non-direct activity Special events Gross sales Other revenue Total revenue all sources Expenses Grants Individual assistance Benefits paid to members Compensation, benefits & payroll Payroll taxes Professional fees Occupancy expenses Operational expenses Interest Depreciation Other Total expenses Surpluses

With Yampa Valley Medical Center

Moffat

W/out Yampa Valley Medical Center

$23,369,596 $73,295,652 $3,060,105 $994,749 $110,392 $917,369

$22,868,076 $16,083,055 $1,836,578 $994,749 $110,392 $386,250

$1,996,573 $181,570 $45,274 $50,607 $177,693 $17,483

$101,747,863

$42,279,100

$2,469,200

$4,498,199 $272,815 $64,585 $39,077,185 $2,310,159 $340,636 $1,084,823 $13,537,496 $2,210,592 $4,429,600 $24,013,228

$4,498,199 $272,815 $64,585 $12,777,682 $732,200 $340,636 $1,084,823 $2,208,471 $228,231 $1,172,411 $11,829,750

$476,721 $18,629 $3,900 $916,573 $48,870 $66,634 $107,268 $133,751 $9,978 $46,570 $230,198

$91,839,318

$35,209,803

$2,059,092

$9,908,545

$7,069,297

$410,108

This balance sheet and income statement groups together as one business entity all Moffat and Routt nonprofits that are required to file an IRS disclosure form to reflect the nonprofit sector’s economic health. Because Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) is the largest nonprofit in Routt County, while Memorial Hospital in Craig is a county facility with a different IRS nonprofit designation, the financial statements are prepared with and without YVMC data. Taken as a whole, the nonprofit industry sector is showing positive growth.

Source: Internal Revenue Service financial disclosure from 990 and 990EZ

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