Steamboat briefs: City conducting controlled burn Friday on Emerald |

Steamboat briefs: City conducting controlled burn Friday on Emerald

The city of Steamboat Springs will be conducting a controlled burn of felled trees from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday on Emerald Mountain, according to a news release. The project continues work from last weekend, when beetle-killed trees were removed. The Mile Run will be closed during the burn, and smoke will be visible from the mountain, according to the release. Call Fire Chief Mel Stewart at 970-879-7170 with any questions.

3,700 visitors expected in Steamboat on Saturday

About 3,700 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer.

The figure represents 25 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown showing the highest occupancy at 54 percent. On the mountain, hotels are expected to be 35 percent full, and condos are forecast to be 17 percent full.

During the same weekend last year, 5,400 visitors were expected to arrive, but 6,800 actually spent the night in Steamboat on the corresponding Saturday, according to the report.

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.

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Mandatory rehearsal for graduating seniors Friday

A mandatory rehearsal for all Steamboat Springs High School graduating seniors is at 10 a.m. Friday at the high school. A baccalaureate ceremony will be at 12:30 p.m. in the high school theater Saturday before the graduation at 2 p.m. in the gym. Accessible seating will be available in the gym. Overflow parking will be available in the Wells Fargo parking lot with shuttle buses beginning at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call the school at 970-879-1562.

Letters of intent for YVCF grants are due June 14

Letters of intent for the Yampa Valley Community Foundation's 2013 community grants are due June 14. Nonprofits serving Routt and Moffat counties are welcome to apply. Complete grant guidelines can be found at For more information, contact or 970-879-8632.

Osteen named to Rhode Island College dean's list

Cameron G. Osteen, of Steamboat Springs, has been named to the dean's list at Rhode Island College for the spring 2013 semester, according to a news release.

High school coed volleyball league deadline Wednesday

A high school coed recreational beach volleyball league will play Tuesday evenings from June 18 to July 16 at the Howelsen Beach volleyball courts.

The season includes four weeks of regular-season games and one tournament week with a five-versus-five format. The league champions will receive T-shirts and tournament champions will receive Chamber Bucks. 

The cost is $40 per team, and the registration deadline is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. All participants must sign a release form. Register at or call 970-879-4300 for more information.

Applications due Friday for Arts Council artist exhibit

Applications are available for the upcoming Artist Member Exhibition at the Depot Art Center. The exhibition is open to current Steamboat Springs Arts Council artist members. To become a member, for an exhibit application or for more information, email Applications are due Friday.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu offered for youths this summer

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is offered from June 18 to Aug. 13 for students entering fifth through eighth grades and from June 19 to Aug. 14 for students entering second through fourth grades. The classes are from 5 to 6 p.m. at Emerald Mountain School. For more information or to register, go to!inspiration-programs-after-school/cdj.

Class of 1973 reunion to kick off with July 5 event

A reunion for the Steamboat Springs High School Class of 1973 kicks off with a social gathering at 6 p.m. July 5 at Sweetwater Grill. A $20 lunch is at 11:30 a.m., and a $55 dinner is at 6 p.m. July 6 at the high school. Alumni and staff are welcome to join the festivities. Register by calling Cindy at 970-819-0500.

Summer programs at the Tennis Center at Steamboat

■ Summer men's drop-in tennis is from 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for $6.

■ Junior team tennis for youths ages 8 to 18 is from noon to 2 p.m. Mondays from June 17 to July 22.

■ Junior summer camps for all ages begin June 17.

■ The LuvBoat MXD and Family Championships are from June 21 to 23. Find more information at

For more information about these programs, call 970-879-8400.