Steamboat briefs: Lodging barometer calls for 10K visitors this weekend |

Steamboat briefs: Lodging barometer calls for 10K visitors this weekend

About 10,100 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday for Memorial Day weekend, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 63 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 92 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 41 percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to 2,300 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.

CSP, others to step up DUI enforcement this weekend

The Colorado State Patrol, along with several other agencies across the state, are stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day weekend. The enforcement period will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and continue through 3 a.m. Tuesday. Patrol troopers will have zero tolerance for drivers under the influence of any substance that may affect their ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner. Troopers will also be on the lookout for any other traffic infractions that could lead to serious injury or death to include speeding, inattentive driving, distracted driving, and unsafe lane changes.

The Patrol reminds motorists there will be in influx of traffic in the area for the holiday. The use of designated driver is encouraged.

Road, bridge department to work on county streets

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department crews will be doing dust abatement using Mag-Chloride from May 18 through June 12, starting with West Routt followed by Steamboat, South Routt and north of Steamboat Lake.

Patching on various roads will be completed from June 15 to July 15, and striping work on all paved roads will take place from June 15 to July 2 and from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25.

Chip and seal work will begin June 22 and continue until Sept. 4. Roads scheduled for chip and seal are as follows:

■ Routt County Road 14 from its intersection with Colorado Highway 131 to C.R. 35.

■ C.R. 27, work to be completed in five phases.

C.R 42 from Silver Spur Street to U.S. Highway 40

C.R. 42 from the Marabou entrance to Silver Spur Street.

C.R. 53 from Steamboat Springs city limits to mile marker 12.

C.R. 78

Radiator Road

Hot asphalt overlays will take place from July 6 to Sept. 18. Roads scheduled for overlays include:

■ C.R. 27 from its intersection with U.S. 131 at Oak Creek to C.R. 31 at Middle Creek.

■ C.R. 35 from its intersection with C.R. 41 to C.R. 14.

■ C.R. 53 from its intersection with Seneca Haul Road to the Hayden city limits.

■ C.R. 129 from the State Park Office to the end of the pavement.

For additional information, contact the Road & Bridge Department at 970-879-0831.

Nurse association offers immunization clinics weekly

Hepatitis is a liver disease that can sometimes lead to long-term liver infection or liver cancer. The most common types are Hepatitis A, B and C.

Hepatitis A is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the virus. Hepatitis B is spread through blood, semen or other body fluids. Hepatitis C is spread through infected blood.

Vaccines are available to prevent Hepatitis A and B. There is no vaccine for Hepatitis C, but it can be treated if caught early. Travel and/or some behaviors may increase hepatitis risk. Hepatitis A and B and other routine vaccinations are available during drop-in immunizations clinics, which are held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, 940 Central Park Dr., Suite 101. They are also available by appointment by calling 970-879-1632.

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