Steamboat briefs: 14,000 visitors expected in Steamboat on Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: 14,000 visitors expected in Steamboat on Saturday

About 14,188 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 99 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 91 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 86 percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to 7,581 visitors by Wednesday.

The Chamber’s lodging barometer is based on survey data from local lodging properties. Its primary function is to help businesses determine staffing levels during the winter and summer tourism seasons. Actual lodging occupancy levels tend to increase from the forecast levels as a result of last-minute bookings.

Volunteers are needed for Enduro X race this weekend

Volunteers still are needed to help with the Enduro-X Mountain Bike Race this weekend. People are needed to help with the athlete check-in and late registration from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare’s mountain location in One Steamboat Place Plaza, and volunteers are needed for Saturday and Sunday’s Enduro-X races.  Volunteers receive lunch and an event T-shirt. Call David Scully at 970-846-5012 for details.

Meditation group to meet Sunday at botanic park

Steamboat Meditation Recovery Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on the green at the Yampa River Botanical Park. The meeting, which is open to all faiths and addictions, explores recovery through meditation, book study and open discussion. The event is free, and participants are asked to bring water and something to sit on. For information, call Todd at 720-670-8642.

Ninger graduates from University of Rochester

Paula Angelina Ninger, of Steamboat Springs, graduated from the University of Rochester on May 18 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and statistics. She graduated magna cum laude. Ninger is the daughter of Mary Ann and Perry Ninger and a graduate of Steamboat Springs High School.

Talking Green to discuss green alternatives Tuesday

A panel of experts will discuss green alternatives in transportation during Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s “Talking Green: Thinking Outside of the Car” event Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. A green car show will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by a panel discussion from 6 to 7 p.m. Speakers include Diane Mitsch Bush, David Krutsinger and Jonathan Flint. Discussion will focus on future possibilities for multi-modal transportation, viable alternatives for transportation and projects on the horizon such as the Colorado Department of Transportation’s high speed rail project. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Steamboat Girls Scouts looking for a volunteer

The Girl Scouts in Steamboat Springs are looking for a volunteer to help facilitate the organization’s annual fall product sale Oct. 4 to 26. Training and Girl Scout membership are required. For more information about volunteering as the fall sales manager, call Nancy at 970-864-2630.

Emerald City Opera to perform Aug. 15, 17

Emerald City Opera will perform “Falstaff” in Steamboat Springs on Aug. 15 and 17.

David Malis, baritone, will play the title role in the upcoming production of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece. Malis treated a Steamboat Springs audience to famous pieces by Mozart, Lehar, Gounod and Andrew Lloyd Webber in 2013 during ECO’s Opera Pops Concert.

Malis, the first American to win the prestigious Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, spent 12 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera, and he is currently director of opera and assistant professor of voice at the University of Arkansas.

“Falstaff” will be performed in English at the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 and at 3 p.m. Aug. 17. Tickets in a range of prices are available on the ECO website at

The Emerald City Opera is dedicated to promoting vocal arts in Northwest Colorado, including opera educational and musical opportunities in collaboration with world class artists.

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