Steamboat briefs: County roads to be closed for work Tuesday, Wednesday |

Steamboat briefs: County roads to be closed for work Tuesday, Wednesday

Routt County Road and Bridge will be closing Routt County Road 36G, the connector road between Mount Werner Road and C.R. 14 — River Road — for two days to repair a damaged culvert. The overnight closure will run from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

During the closure, access to and from C.R. 14 will be to the north via Fifth Street or to the south on Colorado Highway 131/C.R. 14F. Road & Bridge officials ask motorists to be patient as the project is completed.

In addition, Routt County Road 14 will remain closed to all through traffic between C.R. 14F and C.R. 22 for the Road & Bridge Department to conduct a culvert repair. The closure will last until 5 p.m. Thursday.

Through traffic will be detoured from the north using C.R. 14F and Colo. 131, and from the south along C.R. 22, to bypass the closed section.

Sustainability Council is seeking volunteers Friday

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is seeking volunteers work Zero Waste at Friday’s free concert from 7 to 7:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. Volunteers will earn a beer, community hours, a cool T-shirt and snacks. Contact or 970-819-9398 or show up to the green tents to work.

11K visitors expected to be in town this weekend

About 11,000 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 69 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 87 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 56 percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to just over 6,300 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.

Local women invited to Community Bible Study

Area women are invited to join an inter-denominational Community Bible Study, which will begin Aug. 28 from 8:45 to 11 a.m. The host church is Concordia Lutheran Church, 755 Concordia Lane in Steamboat Springs. The weekly study, which is open to women and their children of all ages, will include fun, fellowship, individual study and small group discussion on the “Gospel of Mark and Christian Living.” Call Susie Rinn at 970-879-2045 or Marcia Spitellie at 970-846-2865 or visit for more information. Pre-register now to be placed in a Core Group on the first day. 

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