Steamboat briefs: 14K visitors expected in town today |

Steamboat briefs: 14K visitors expected in town today

Approximately 14,100 visitors are expected to be in town July 16, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 90 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown oc-cupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 89 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 88 percent full.

Lodging is expected to decrease to 9,700 visitors by July 10.

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.

SAM to sponsor weekend outdoor painting workshop

The Steamboat Art Museum will host an outdoor oil and watercolor workshop with Chula Beauregard and Sally Rawlings from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. Participants will meet at the museum at 8:30 a.m.

To register, visit or call 970-870-1755.

The cost is $225 per student. All levels are welcome.

Road closure announced for Routt County Road 80

Routt County Road 80 will be closed to all traffic between mile markers 11 and 12 for the replacement of a culvert starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 20. This area is near C.R. 56 at the bottom of Barnes Hill. The road is expected to re-open after 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

Motorists are encouraged to plan to travel alternate routes during the closure period.

Local journalism student wins Aquinas Scholar honor

David J. Robey, of Steamboat Springs, was selected as an Aquinas Scholar at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Aquinas Scholar honors program is designed to enrich the educational experience of the school’s most talented and dedicated students through intellectually challenging courses and a variety of cultural and social experiences. Robey is majoring in communication and journalism.

Walk, bike to Botanic Park yoga class at 9 am July 16

Yoga in the Botanic Park will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16. The Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament is being held this weekend, so those wanting to do yoga in the park are encouraged to walk or bike to class. Bring a mat or towel and water. A $10 suggested donation helps support the park. Call Patty Zimmer at 970-846-5608 for more information.

Scholarships available for reading summer camp

Reading on Ranches Camp has several openings for scholarship students for camps set the weeks of July 18 and July 25. Camps, which are open to children in first through eighth grades, include outdoor exploration and reading and writing enrichment. Call 855-426-6587 or visit for more information.

Steamboat student earns high honors in engineering

Thomas Lyon, of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the Dean’s Honor List at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the spring 2016 semester. The Dean’s Honor List recognizes students who attain a grade point average of 3.50 or better and have no grade below C. Lyon studies Mechanical Engineering. Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is America’s oldest technological research university.

Local groups reach out to those back from service

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet and greet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW is looking for female war veterans and new members. For more information, call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or Routt County veterans service officer Natalie Breitung at 970-879-5489.

Know dangers of, ways to prevent Hepatitis A, B, C

Hepatitis is a liver disease that can sometimes lead to long-term liver infection or liver cancer. The most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C. Hepatitis A is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. Hepatitis B is spread through blood, semen or other bodily fluids. Hepatitis C is spread through infected blood. Vaccines are available to prevent Hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C, but it can be treated if caught early. Travel and/or some behaviors may increase Hepati-tis risk. Hepatitis A and B and other routine vaccinations are available during drop-in immunizations clinics, which are held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the North-west Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. They are also available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632.

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