Steamboat briefs: Moonshine Ski & Dine fundraiser set for Friday
The ninth annual Moonshine Ski & Dine fundraiser benefitting Rocky Mountain Youth Corps programs will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday at Catamount Lake House, 30065 Waters Edge Trail.
A beautiful moonlit night is forecast, and guests will enjoy food, wine, local beer, a silent auction, prize drawings, a photo booth and world class cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Tickets are $60 per person and all proceeds benefit Yampa Valley Science School and Service Learning Corps, which serve more than 350 local Routt County youth annually.
Community support of Moonshine helps ensure low YVSS tuition rates for all Routt County sixth-grade participants in addition to Service Learning Corps registration fees and scholarships.
Guests are encouraged to bring headlamps and skis or snowshoes. A limited supply of equipment is available, if needed. Call ahead to reserve. For tickets or more information, contact Laura Karch at 970-879-2135 or laura@rocky
Hayden Council expected to discuss officer residency
The Hayden Town Council on Thursday is expected to continue its discussion of policies affecting town employees.
The discussion will start at 6:15 p.m during a work session. The council’s regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The policies that will be discussed relate to residency requirements for police officers and the town’s policy for driving town-owned vehicles home.
Town Manager David Torgler wrote in his report that town employees can currently take vehicles home.
This allows them to quickly respond to emergency calls. Council member Tim Redmond has expressed concerns about the town’s residency requirements for police officers.
Currently, there is no residency requirement for officers, and several officers live outside the town.
Chamber expects more than 12,000 visitors Saturday
About 12,084 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.
The figure represents 76 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 92 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 83 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 69 percent full. Lodging is expected to dip to 11,158 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.
District offers preschool development screenings
The Steamboat Springs School District will offer preschool developmental screenings on March 17 and 18 at the Human Services Building, 325 Seventh St. The service, which includes screenings for vision, hearing, fine and gross motor skills, thinking skills, speech and language and social skills, is available to children who turn 2 1/2 by April 1 to 5-year-olds. Screening appointments can be made by calling Lori or Lennae at 970-879-5888.
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Things are normally pretty quiet around the base area of Steamboat Resort this time of year, but a lot has happened since the ski area closed following the 2020-21 season.