Steamboat briefs: Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Tournament underway |

Steamboat briefs: Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Tournament underway

— Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Tournament, Thursday through Sunday, June 19 at Elkhead Reservoir, located approximately 9 miles northeast of Craig.

Anglers can catch as many northern pike and smallmouth bass as they can, for a chance to win an AlumaCraft 16’ Boat, Karavan Trailer and Nissan Outboard Motor. Second prize is a Fish Cat 4 Deluxe Float Tube and third prize is a Minn Kota 50 PowerDrive 54” Trolling Motor.

Additional prizes categories include the smallest fish each day, largest fish each day, most fish caught per day and most fish caught during the course of the tournament, presented after 5 p.m. each day.

For more information, visit, call Elkhead State Park at 970-276-2061 or visit at

Over 8K visitors expected in Steamboat during weekend

Approximately 8,300 visitors are expected in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 53 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 66 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 75 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 39 percent full.

Lodging is expected to decrease to 5,100 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.

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