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Steamboat briefs: Chamber expects more than 13K visitors in town today







Approximately 13,200 visitors are expected to be in town today, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 84 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 84 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 81 percent full.

Lodging is expected to decrease to 6,700 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.

Temporary trail closures scheduled for July 4 holiday

In preparation for the Fourth of July fireworks show, all trails on Howelsen Hill and Emerald Mountain will be closed to the public beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, July 4. The closures will remain in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.



Signs and/or barricades will be posted at all trailheads, and the city of Steamboat Springs requests that people respect these closures for their own safety. The Sombrero Stables will remain open to the public on July 4.

Additional bus service set for Independence Day

With the extra festivities downtown on the Fourth of July, Steamboat Springs Transit will operate additional, unscheduled buses during the day and night to help with increased passenger demand.

Buses will depart the Stockbridge at: 00, :20 and :40 minutes past the hour headed toward the mountain. Buses will pick up at the Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue at: 04, :24 and :44 past the hour until the final scheduled departure at 10:44 p.m.

Buses will depart continuously from downtown toward the mountain and west end until the crowds are cleaned up from the downtown bus stops.

Downtown parking is on-street, in several parking lots, as well as at the Stockbridge Multi-Modal Center located just west of downtown.

Steamboat Springs Transit invites the public to utilize the free bus for their transportation needs as a great alternative to driving. Bus schedule information can be found under “Bus Service” at steamboatsprings.net or by calling 970-879-3717.

Live screen printing event to benefit veterans nonprofit

Ohana is hosting live screen printing events throughout the holiday weekend. For every $25 shirt with the custom-designed, outdoor-inspired July Fourth print sold, $10 will be donated to Veterans Expeditions, a Colorado-based nonprofit that empowers veterans to overcome challenges associated with military service through outdoor training and leadership.

Live printing will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 2; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, July 4. Ohana is located on Seventh and Yampa streets next to Carl’s Tavern.

Routt Council on Aging menus for week of July 4

■ Steamboat Springs Community Center

Monday: Closed for Independence Day

Tuesday: Spinach frittata, zucchini, wheat roll, fruit

Thursday: Chicken salad sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, peaches, chocolate chip cookie

Friday: Teriyaki shrimp, brown rice, vegetables, tossed salad, wheat roll, honeydew

■ Hayden American Legion Hall

Tuesday: Spinach frittata, zucchini, wheat roll, fruit

Thursday: Chicken salad sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, peaches, chocolate chip cookie

■ South Routt Community Center

Monday: Closed for Independence Day

Wednesday: Chicken salad sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw, peaches, chocolate chip cookie

Friday: Teriyaki shrimp, brown rice, vegetables, tossed salad, wheat roll, honeydew

All lunches are served at noon. There is a recommended donation of $3 per lunch for those 60 and older and $6 for those younger than 60. A $30 punch card is good for 10 lunches for seniors 60 and older or five lunches for those younger than 60. Find detailed menus at rccoaging.org. Call 970-879-0633 to make a lunch reservation, request Meals on Wheels or arrange for a van pickup.

Totally Kids meal program menus for week of July 4

■ Monday

Closed for Independence Day

■ Tuesday

Breakfast: Pancakes, honeydew, milk

Lunch: Chicken salad sandwich, apple, celery, milk

■ Wednesday

Breakfast: Cereal, strawberries, milk

Lunch: Chicken patty, broccoli, grapes, milk

■ Thursday

Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, cantaloupe, milk

Lunch: Nachos with hamburger, tomato and lettuce, plums, milk

■ Friday

Breakfast: Bagel, grapes, milk

Lunch: Chicken nuggets, biscuit, oranges, snap peas, milk

Totally Kids sponsors a free summer food program for children age 1 to 18 through the summer at Hayden Valley Elementary School. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults can eat breakfast for $2 and lunch for $3. The program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture. For more information, call Carolyn at 970-846-9083 or visit haydentotallykids.com.

Teen Council annual report now available for review

The Steamboat Springs Teen Council’s 2015-16 annual report is now available for review. The final report can also be accessed at steamboatsprings.net/teen.

Arts, culture coalition to accept grant applications

Applications for the Steamboat Springs Arts and Culture Coalition 2016 Common Grant program are now available. Any 501(c)3 organization that provides arts and cultural services to benefit Routt County residents is eligible to apply for funding. Contact Steamboat Springs Art Council Executive Director Kim Keith at 970-879-9008 or kim@steamboatarts.org for more information or application assistance.


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