Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today Editor Brent Boyer’s last day was Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Pilot & Today Editor Brent Boyer’s last day was Thursday

Steamboat Pilot & Today Editor Brent Boyer’s last day at the newspaper was Thursday.

Brent and his wife, Meg, are moving to Boise, Idaho, where Meg has been named the vice president of sales and marketing for the Idaho Statesman.

Until a new editor is in place, members of the community can contact the following people in the editorial department:

■ Assistant Editor Nicole Miller at or 970-871-4246

■ General Manager Scott Stanford at or 970-871-4202

■ Evening Editor Laura Mazade at or 970-870-1368.

10K visitors expected to be in town on Saturday

About 10,000 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer.

The figure represents 67 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 83 percent. On the mountain, hotels are expected to be 90 percent full, and condos are forecast to be 51 percent full.

During the same weekend last year, 9,100 visitors were expected to arrive, but 10,200 actually spent the night in Steamboat on the corresponding Saturday, according to the report.

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.

Barn dance for high school students is at 8 p.m. Friday

A barn dance for Yampa Valley high school students is from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Hayden Granary, 198 E. Lincoln Ave.

Students from Hayden, South Routt, Steamboat Springs and Craig, including incoming freshmen and graduates, are invited. The cost is $2.

Garage sale fundraiser to benefit Kinnison family

A garage sale fundraiser to benefit the family of Izaac Kinnison, who found out in May that a cancerous tumor in his head has returned, is from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Steamboat Springs High School parking lot. Those attend should bring items to donate. Volunteers also are needed. For more information, call Greg Pohlman at 970-846-4712 or sign up at

Michelle Lichtenfels earns business degree at CSU

Michelle Lichtenfels, a 2009 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, graduated May 18 from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in business. Lichtenfels graduated cum laude after three consecutive semesters on the dean’s list, which requires a 4.0 GPA. Lichtenfels spent her sophomore year in Spain studying international business and completed an honors thesis researching the effects of smartphone technology on consumer behavior in the college demographic. This spring, she was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society. Lichtenfels will join DISH Network, where she previously interned, as a member of the On-Demand and Pay-Per-View marketing team at the corporate headquarters in Englewood.

School district names new human resources director

Katie Jacobs has been named the director of human resources for Steamboat Springs School District, according to a news release. Her first day is July 15.

She replaces Judy Harris, who is retiring July 1 and moving to Idaho.

Jacobs has more than 15 years of experience in the human resource field and holds Senior Professional Human Resource certification. She most recently served as corporate human resources manager for TIC in Steamboat Springs.

God’s Fun Fair Vacation Bible School starts July 8

God’s Fun Fair Vacation Bible School is from 9 a.m. to noon July 8 to 11 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat Springs. The camp is for children ages 4 to 11. Stop by church office on Amethyst Road to sign up by July 2. Call 970-879-0175 for more information.

Vendor reservations taken for 2nd Redneck Olympics

Vendor reservations are being taken for the second annual Routt County Redneck Olympics on July 13 at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden. The cost is $50, and proceeds benefit the nonprofit Routt County Agricultural, Youth & Heritage Foundation. For more information, contact Wendy Lind at or 970-471-2789 or visit

Registration open for Give it a Tri triathlon June 29

Registration is open for the Give it a Tri triathlon June 29 at Old Town Hot Springs. Children’s, beginner and competitive waves are available for the pool swim, town bike and run. Register at the hot springs or at The cost is $55 for adults and $30 for children. Five percent of proceeds benefits STARS.

VNA offers counseling to help tobacco users quit

Counseling is available through the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association to help tobacco users quit, according to a news release. Counseling can help tobacco users set quit goals as well as receive support for weight management, nutrition, heart health and stress control. The free service is available in English and Spanish. Call 970-871-7634 for more information.

Grand Futures reminds of danger of impaired driving

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition would like to remind readers that impaired driving crashes killed 10,228 people in 2010, accounting for 31 percent of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S., according to a news release.

Grand Futures is encouraging people to take a few steps to ensure their celebrations don’t end in tragedy.

■ Designate a sober driver before the festivities begin.

■ If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. If you are impaired, find another way home: Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.

■ If someone you know is drinking, do not let him or her get behind the wheel. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement by calling 970-879-1090.

Visit to download an impaired driving prevention flier as well as the R-U-Buzzed BAC Calculator App for iPhone and Android.

Haven in Hayden offering guided elk or deer hunt

The Haven Assisted Living Center in Hayden is offering a guided elk or deer hunt through Barnes Outfitters as a fundraiser. Bids can be placed at with bids starting at $1,100 and increasing in $100 increments.

The auction closes at noon June 28, and the winner will be announced at the annual Haven Barbecue and Barn Dance, which is from 6 to 10 p.m. June 29. The cost to attend is $8 for students, $15 for adults, $25 for couples, $40 for families and free for children younger than 5.

A silent auction also will be featured at the barn dance including a guided fishing trip, memberships at the Trapper Health Club in Craig and Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat, golfing or lessons at Yampa Valley Golf Course, homemade cookies, cleaning services, physical therapy sessions and more.

For more information about the bidding process or to buy tickets for the dance, contact Karen Burley at 970-875-1888 or

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