Steamboat briefs: 15K visitors expected in Steamboat on Saturday

About 15,079 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released earlier this week.

The figure represents 95 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 87 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 94 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 95 percent full.

Lodging is expected to stay on track with 15,091 visitors for New Year’s Eve.

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.

Copper Magnate offers free metal, electronics drop-off

The Copper Magnate would like to remind Routt County residents that it is against the law to throw away anything with a cord. The Copper Magnate does offer a newly permitted free metal and electronics public drop-off site.

All electronics and car batteries with the exception of televisions are free to recycle as are all things metal with the exception of refrigerators. The Copper Magnate is located at 1755 Lincoln Ave., in the back lot.

For more information, call 970-846-6991.

Transportation plan input accepted through Jan. 4

The Colorado Department of Transportation’s blueprint for improving the state’s transportation system throughout the next 10 to 25 years now is available for public review and comment, according to a news release. 

Known as the Statewide Transportation Plan, it includes CDOT’s goals and objectives to enhance safety, mobility, maintenance and economic vitality. 

“The plan is a fully integrated document, not only about improving the highway system but also about combining strategies to enhance transit, rail, aviation, freight, bicycling and pedestrian travel,” CDOT Executive Director Don Hunt said in the news release. “It identifies the required strategic steps to achieve our goals and the priority corridors we need to focus on over the next decade.”

Interested parties are encouraged to view and provide comment on the overall SWP, on Colorado’s first Statewide Transit Plan and the 10 rural Regional Transportation Plans at through Jan. 4. The site is divided regionally, allowing citizens to view interactive maps and transportation plans for their area. 

“Public participation was crucial while we were developing these plans and is just as vital now during the comment period so they reflect the priorities and needs of our citizens,” Hunt added. “As we implement the plans, we’ll continue to engage the public on our progress so that we can all work together to deliver the transportation system Colorado deserves.”

More than 60,000 residents participated in crafting the SWP, the STP and all 10 RTPs. 

Yoga Center to host class Jan. 2 with Patty Zimmer

The Yoga Center of Steamboat will host a new class. Awaken with Chopra Center Yoga will be taught by Chopra certified teacher Patty Zimmer. The class is set for 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Jan. 2.

This initial class is by donation, suggested $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Yampa River Botanic Park.

The class will include a brief inspirational teaching from Deepak Chopra’s transformational book, “The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success,” followed by five to 10 minutes of meditation. The remainder of class will be yoga asanas (movements) for all levels.

For more information, contact Patty at or 970-846-5608.  

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