Steamboat briefs: 6.1K visitors expected Saturday, 3.6K on Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: 6.1K visitors expected Saturday, 3.6K on Wednesday

6.1K visitors expected Saturday, 3.6K on Wednesday

About 6,100 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 38 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 69 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 51 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 29 percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to 3,600 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.

Chamber seeks volunteers for Wild West Air Fest

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is seeking volunteers for the Labor Day Wild West Air Fest. Volunteers will get a T-shirt and free admission to the event before and after their volunteer hours. Visit to sign up.

Thursday Community Bible Study begins at 9 a.m. today

A Community Bible Study will start today and be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane. Programs are available for women and children of all ages, including teens. There will be small group discussion about the book Romans. To register or for more information, call Susie Rinn at 970-879-2045 or Marcia Spitellie at 970-846-2865.

Steamboat Angus breeder elected convention delegate

Don Gittleson, of Steamboat Springs, has been elected as a delegate to the 132nd Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, which will be held Nov. 5 at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas. He is a member of the American Angus Association and one of 327 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. Representing 42 states, District of Columbia and Canada, the delegates will participate in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board.

Parks and Wildlife offers 2 hunter education classes

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is currently offering two local Hunter Education classes. One class will be held in Hayden from Monday, Aug. 31 to Saturday, Sept. 5, and the other class will be held in Yampa from Monday, Aug. 31 to Friday, Sept. 4. For specific course information, including times and class locations, or to register for either class, visit

Registration for autumn skating classes now open

Fall Learn to Skate registration is now open with hockey classes offered at 4 p.m. Mondays and basic skills classes at 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Classes, which begin the week of Sept. 8 and are open to anyone ages 2 to adult. To register or for more information, visit or email

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