Steamboat briefs: Approximately 10K visitors expected in town Saturday, Sept. 17 |

Steamboat briefs: Approximately 10K visitors expected in town Saturday, Sept. 17

Approximately 10,200 visitors are expected in town Saturday, Sept. 17, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 65 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 91 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 80 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 50 percent full.

Lodging is expected to decrease to 5,400 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.

Horizons seeks volunteers to help with program

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to help with an upcoming program, which will offer opportunities for personal growth through participation in community events and activities.

A small team will meet once per week for a month to participate in an hour-long activity.  For more information, call 970-879-4466.

Punt, Pass, Kick competition scheduled for Sept. 24

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Community Services Department will host the annual NFL Punt, Pass & Kick local competition from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 24 at Steamboat Springs High School, Gardner Field.

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15. Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging forum.

The event is free. For more information and to register, visit and search for the Steamboat Springs event.

Those interested can also call the Parks and Community Services Department at 970-879-4300 for additional event details.

The city is also looking for volunteers to assist with this event from approximately 10 a.m. to noon.

Those interested in volunteering are asked to email, or call 970-871-7037.

Routt County Riders to lead trail work day on Emerald

Routt County Riders will lead a trail work day on Emerald Mountain from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Volunteers are needed to re-establish trails damaged from logging and should meet at the Blackmere Drive gate at 9 a.m. Following the trail work, volunteers can enjoy lunch and beverages provided by New Belgium Brewing Company. Those who bring their bikes can ride down after.

Tools will be provided, and volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, backpack, sunscreen, rain gear, cap and water. Volunteers can sign up at

Hard-to-recycle materials to be accepted Oct. 1

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will host its comprehensive Community Recycling Drop-Off from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 1 at the Meadows Parking Lot. The event has become a fall ritual for residents to clean out their garages before winter arrives.

At this annual one-stop-drop event, residents can responsibly recycle electronics, household hazardous waste, appliances, skis, books, yard waste and much more. This year, mattresses will be accepted for recycling.

While many items are accepted free, there are fees for some materials. A full list of items accepted and prices can be found at

All fees are cash and check, only.

The event is for residential recycling, only. No commercial drop-offs will be accepted.

Election forum slated for Oct. 20 at Steamboat Grand

The date has been set for the 2016 Election Forum, which is sponsored annually by Steamboat Pilot & Today, the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors and the Routt County Democrat and Republican parties. The event will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Steamboat Grand’s Burgess Creek room and will feature local and statewide candidates running for office as well as information about a number of issues that will appear on the Nov. 8 ballot. For more information about the forum, email Editor Lisa Schlichtman at

Several crisis support lines offered 24 hours per day

A variety of crisis support lines are available 24 hours per day to connect local residents dealing with a personal mental health or other types of crises with trained professionals or volunteers who can provide support.

The helplines include the following.

■ Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide (REPS) 24-hour crisis line: 970-846-8182

■ Advocates Building Peaceful Communities 24-hour crisis line: 970-879-8888 

■ Mind Springs Health 24-hour crisis line: 1-888-207-4004

■ Colorado’s mental health crisis line: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)

In the event of an emergency, dial 911. 

Hayden Library collecting supplies for area schools

For the month of September, the Hayden Public Library is taking donations of any school or office supplies people want to drop off.

All supplies will be taken to the school for students who needs them.

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