Steamboat Briefs: LIFT-UP to collect donations during Friday free concert |

Steamboat Briefs: LIFT-UP to collect donations during Friday free concert

LIFT-UP of Routt County will collect nonperishable food items and money at the Free Summer Concert Series on Friday at Howelsen Hill.

The doors open at 5 p.m. The opening act is at 6 p.m., and JJ Grey and Mofro perform at 7 p.m.

Lodging 89 percent full last weekend, Chamber reports

Steamboat Springs’ lodging was 89 percent full last weekend, representing 12,200 visitors in town, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer. That was a 900-person increase from the forecast numbers. The figure was also an increase of nearly 2,000 people from the same weekend in 2009, when there were 10,300 visitors in town.

Numbers are expected to be about half that this weekend: 6,300 visitors are expected to fill 46 percent of Steamboat’s visitor pillows.

Bust of Steamboat seeks sponsors for annual event

The Bust of Steamboat is looking for presenting sponsors for the 9th annual Bust of Steamboat, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 at Three Peaks Grill.

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Sponsorships are available at all levels and may include tickets to the auction and the business being featured on the event poster and in the evening’s auction program.

The Bust of Steamboat is organized by the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project, a volunteer organization where 100 percent of the funds stay local and help pay for mammograms, wellness exams and treatment in the fight against breast cancer, according to a news release.

For more information about how to get involved as a sponsor, call Deb Curd at 970-846-4554. To see past auctions, visit

Aging Well healthy living workshop starts Tuesday

Aging Well is hosting a Healthier Living Colorado Workshop, co-sponsored by Dr. Roseanne Iversen and the Consortium for Older Adult Wellness.

The six-week workshop is designed to help participants manage chronic conditions to live a better life.

The first class is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Iversen’s office at 801 Anglers Drive, and it will run Tuesdays for six weeks. The cost is a $20 co-pay. Register by calling Aging Well at 871-7676 by Friday.

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