Steamboat Briefs: Chamber releases lodging barometer for weekend |

Steamboat Briefs: Chamber releases lodging barometer for weekend

About 7,600 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer.

The figure represents 51 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 55 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 82 percent capacity and condos are expected to be 31 percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to 4,300 on 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.

Tread of Pioneers Museum seeks nominees for awards

Every year, the Leckenby and Larson Awards Committee associated with the Tread of Pioneers Museum looks for nominees for the Leckenby Pioneer Award and the Stanley L. Larson Award. The two awards honor people who have enriched the quality of life in Routt County.

The nominees for the Leckenby Pioneer Award should:

■ Have lived a total of 30 years in the county. The nominee does not have to be living here now.

■ Be involved with the community, responsive to community needs and serve as a representative of the history of the community.

■ Demonstrate personal integrity.

■ Be inspirational to youths.

The qualifications for the Stanley L. Larson Award are:

■ The nominee must have lived in Routt County and must be deceased.

■ The nominee must have made a major contribution to Routt County.

Nominations are due by 4 p.m. today. A short summary of the nominee would be helpful. Email nominations to top and include your contact information. Previous nominations can be resubmitted. Call 970-879-2214 with questions.

Movie night set to follow football game tonight

A movie night for high school students follows the Steamboat Springs High School football game, which is at 7 p.m. today. “Mean Girls” will be shown on the grass area next to Gardner Field. The event is free, but popcorn and drinks will be for sale. There also will be prizes, including a $25 Azteca gift card and a 98-foot Gibbon slackline. Dress warm and bring blankets or chairs.

Family health fair slated for Saturday at YVMC

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will be at the health fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and will offer immunizations and emergency preparedness information as well as health coverage guides, who will answer questions about the health insurance marketplace and the Affordable Care Act.  

Immunization prices for uninsured adults will be $21.50 for shingles (ages 60 and older), flu, Tdap and pneumonia. Immunizations for uninsured children will be free including flu and routine vaccines. Bring immunization records for children and insurance cards, if you are insured.

Vaccinations will be given at the VNA office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. For more information, call 970-879-1632.

Orders being taken for Maryland crab fundraiser

Orders are being taken for male, 5.5- to 6-inch Maryland crabs. Payment of $60 per dozen is due by Wednesday. Proceeds will go toward helping single parents cover sports fees. To order, call Laura Case at 970-846-7841.

Upcoming Yampa Valley Medical Center programs

■ A Taking Care of Me program titled “Everything There is to Know About Prostate Cancer” is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Board-certified Steamboat Springs urologist Dr. Stacy Childs will present the free program in connection with Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Childs, who is YVMC’s medical director of cancer services, will discuss current prostate screening guidelines, including who should be screened and at what age. Learn about what the diagnosis of prostate cancer means and available treatment options.

■ A Real Food nutritional talk titled “Thinking Outside of the Wheat Box: Whole Grains and Alternatives to Gluten” is at noon Wednesday.

Internal medicine physician Dr. Charlie Petersen and YVMC registered dietitian Laura Stout will share tips on how to add more whole grains or eat a gluten-free diet. Registration is required by calling 970-875-2731.

The free programs will be held in the YVMC conference rooms at 1024 Central Park Drive.

Volunteers being sought for adaptive sports program

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports is in need of volunteers for the winter. An orientation for new volunteers is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Beginning Oct. 17, volunteers can sign up for clinics. For more information, contact 970-870-1970 or volunteer@steamboat, or download an application at

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