Steamboat Briefs: Hospital phone system upgrade starts today |

Steamboat Briefs: Hospital phone system upgrade starts today

Yampa Valley Medical Center is upgrading its telephone system today and June 22. Starting at 5 a.m. today, the only line open to the hospital will be the main number, 879-1322. Calls will be forwarded to an internal cell phone and answered by a nurse supervisor. No other direct line numbers will be available for about 15 minutes.

YVMC still is working out the details of the June 22 upgrade but expects the same restriction to start at 5 a.m. and last 30 minutes.

Oak Creek power outages are today and Wednesday

Oak Creek residents and businesses will be without power for about 15 minutes at 9 a.m. today and again at about 1 p.m. Wednesday for scheduled line work. Town Clerk Karen Halterman said crews will be working on a transmission line between Kremmling and Oak Creek. The town will switch over to generator power for about 24 hours, Halterman said. The brief blackouts will take place as the power sources are switched.

Ski Corp. summer season activities begin Friday

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. will begin its summer season Friday and launch its opening weekend with the annual Free Family Fun Fest on Saturday. Summer activities on Mount Werner include the Coca-Cola Adventure Zone in Gondola Square, gondola rides for hiking and biking and dining at Thunderhead Lodge. Adventure Zone activities are free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, when children younger than 12 can ride the gondola for free and adults pay half price.

Trail openings on the mountain begin Friday and will expand as conditions allow, according to a Ski Corp. news release. Summer activities continue through Labor Day. Visit for details.

Registration open now for children's camp at ski area

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. is again presenting its summer Kids' Adventure Camp for local and visiting children ages 3 through 12. The Kids Adventure Camp offers weekday sessions through Aug. 20. Kids' Adventure Camp sessions are available daily or in 10- and 20-day programs. Daily rates are as low as $37 per day for the 20-day session, plus a $25 registration fee.