Steamboat briefs for Feb. 14 |

Steamboat briefs for Feb. 14

Cause confirmed for Rendezvous death

Cause confirmed for Rendezvous death

Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg confirmed Wednesday the cause of death for Dennis Chin, who died Feb. 7 in the Rendezvous Saddle lodge at Steamboat Ski Area. Ryg confirmed Chin, a 62-year-old man from Mechanicsville, Va., died of heart failure as the result of an aneurysm. Chin collapsed in a restroom on the third floor of Rendezvous.

Other ski area guests immediately began CPR and had hooked up a public defibrillator unit when ski patrollers arrived. Ski area spokesman Mike Lane said ski patrollers were in the building at the time of the incident and were on scene within a minute.

Ski Patrol members employed advanced life support measures but could not revive Chin.

Steamboat Pentathlon registrations accepted

City parks and recreation officials are accepting registrations for the 17th annual Steamboat Pentathlon, to take place March 1. Registration for the five-stage, multi-sport winter race is offered at a discount rate until Feb. 19. The race includes alpine skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, mountain biking and running, with standard and short courses. Enter a team or as an individual. All entries include an event T-shirt and lunch.

For a registration form, stop by the department’s office on Howelsen Parkway or visit Call 879-4300 with questions.

All-star summer basketball camp seeking elite youth

Applications are being evaluated through April 15 for the Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp, which will take place this summer in locations across the country, including Prescott, Ariz., and Thousand Oaks, Calif. Boys and girls ages 10 to 19 are eligible. Past camp participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter and Grant Hill. For more information, call 704-373-0873 or visit

Optimist Club seeks Teen of the Month nominations

The Steamboat Springs Optimist Club is accepting applications for its Teen of the Month program. Area high school students can pick up applications from school counselors or call Rob MacCarthy at 871-7179.

The Teen of the Month program culminates in a recognition dinner in May for all of the teens and their parents, and a scholarship is awarded to the student chosen as Teen of the Year.

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