Steamboat briefs: More than 12,000 visitors expected in town Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: More than 12,000 visitors expected in town Saturday

Approximately 12,600 visitors are expected in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 80 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 96 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 88 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 74 percent full.

Lodging is expected to decrease to 9,400 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.

RMYC to host hockey tournament, silent auction

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will host the A-B-C Hockey Tournament and Silent Auction Saturday. Teams can receive prizes for winning games and bringing silent auction baskets. Entry fee is $60 per person or $40 for students and includes three games. All proceeds will benefit RMYC’s new field operations building project.

Prizes include skate sharpenings, T-shirts, travel mugs, Honey Stinger treats, beer and pizza, and RMYC will be selling beer and food throughout the day.

For more information or to register as an individual or team, contact Nikki Knoebel at nknoebel@catamountranch or 970-846-2083.

Routt County Road 21 set to be closed Wednesday

Starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, Routt County Road 21 will be closed to through traffic between the intersection of C.R. 21 and Colorado State Highway 131 to the north and the intersection of C.R. 17 and C.R. 21 to the south for the replacement of the Watson Creek Bridge.

Motorists should plan to travel alternate routes during the closure period. The road is expected to be closed for approximately six weeks, until Sept. 14. Contact Routt County Road and Bridge, at 970-879-0831 for more information.

Steamboat grad named to St. Lawrence dean’s list

Ciar R. Colgan, of Steamboat Springs, has been tapped for the spring 2016 semester dean’s list at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Colgan is majoring in biology. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have completed at least four courses and have an academic average of 3.6 based on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

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