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Steamboat briefs: Almost 7,000 visitors expected in town Saturday







An estimated 6,900 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 44 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 61 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 61 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 31 percent full.

Lodging is expected to decrease to 5,100 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.

Deadline for area Rotary Club grant applications Friday, April 1

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The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is seeking applications for the first round of grants in the 2015-16 funding cycle. Applications can be found online at steamboatrotary.com or may be received by emailing Jeremy Behling at jeremy@yvtirepros.com. Applications are due Friday, April 1 and can be submitted to jeremy@yvtirepros.com.

City teen council accepts applications for 2016-17

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 school year.

The all-teen organization gives members the opportunity to learn leadership and team-building skills while helping guide community decisions that affect teens.

Students in eighth to 11th grades are encouraged to apply. The application process consists of short questions and a letter of recommendation.

In addition, applicants may be called to an in-person interview after school April 26. All applications are due April 13.

To download an application, visit steamboatsprings.net/sstc.

For more information, contact Teen Programs Specialist Lauren Lastrina at llastrina@steamboatsprings.net or 970-871-7056.

Colorado Energy Office sets free training for realtors

The Colorado Energy Office will hold a two-hour training course on home energy scores from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at Centennial Hall.

According to a news release, the class is part of a rollout of this new tool and program that can help Realtors sell homes and help buyers know more about the bills they can expect.

Visit yvsc.org/programs/green-building for more information.

Youth composers competition accepts original works

Summit Music and Arts invites musicians and composers age 10 to 18 who reside in Clear Creek, Eagle, Grand, Lake, Park, Routt and Summit counties to enter one or more original compositions for critique, and if selected, the opportunity to perform their original compositions at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Summit Middle School auditorium in Frisco.

Deadline for entries is Friday, April 1. Full details, competition guidelines and regulations and application forms are available at summitmusicandarts.org. There is no entry fee. Call Summit Music and Arts at 970-389-5788 for more information.

Alzheimer's walk organizers plan meet, greet events

Casey's Pond Distinctive Senior Living and the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado invites residents of Northwest Colorado to participate in the community-wide Walk to End Alzheimer's in Steamboat Springs on Sept. 3 at Caseys' Pond.

In preparation for the event, meet-and-greet mixers are scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 1 and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, at Casey's Pond, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail. The mixers will include information on how to volunteer or start a team.

Those unable to attend one of the mixers are asked to visit alz.org/walk to pre-register and help make this year's walk a success.

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to sign up early.

2016 online scholarship applications now available

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation online applications for 2016 scholarships is now open to all area graduating seniors to begin applying for scholarships. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. April 9.

A full list of scholarships is available at yvcf.org/scholarships.