Steamboat briefs: Public tour of downtown design set for 2 p.m. Thursday |

Steamboat briefs: Public tour of downtown design set for 2 p.m. Thursday

Public tour of downtown design set for 2 p.m. Thursday

Community members are invited to participate in a tour focused on the design elements of the Steamboat Springs downtown reinvestment plan area from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend and should meet at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The walking tour will begin from there and will encompass the downtown reinvestment plan area including Oak, Lincoln and Yampa streets.

Downtown lodging capacity at 100 percent this weekend

About 7,900 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 50 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 61 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 32 percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to 4,400 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.

Cattledog association national finals this week

The National Cattledog Association will hold its 2015 National Finals today through Sunday at Flying Diamond Ranch, 30110 County Road 131 in Oak Creek.

NCA will offer a series of clinics during the event. Local ranchers are welcome to bring their own working dogs for an opportunity to work with one of the handlers and a few cattle.

Clinics are being offered at 5:15 p.m. today, 2 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Specialty kids clinics, during which children can learn the basics of dog obedience and how the handlers train their dogs, are also planned. Kids clinics are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Also Saturday, there will be a demonstration session on how to use a dog whistle following the clinic.

Cost is $10 per day or $30 for the week for adults. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free.

Visit for more information.

Coffee With Council meeting slated for 7:30 a.m. Friday

Coffee with Council with Councilman Scott Ford will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday. The set topics of discussion for this week’s meeting are the use of Emerald Park, the economic footprint of Triple Crown and the scope of downtown infrastructure improvements and how to pay for them. The goal of the monthly Coffee with Council is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them. No RSVP is necessary. Community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

Mustang judges needed for local car show June 20

The Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup is seeking volunteers to judge the June 20 Show ’n’ Shine car show on Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. No experience is necessary. Judges must be available from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Each judge will be given a 2015 Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup T-shirt and the opportunity to meet Mustang owners at the Friday evening hospitality meet and greet. To sign up, email or visit

Medical, dental services are available to community

The Solandt Memorial Hospital aims to continually pay tribute to the memory of pioneer physician John Solandt by maintaining, preserving and using the community building in Hayden for health and well-being services that provide for the needs of the community.

Dr. Louise Thielen, of Steamboat Medical Group, is available from 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m. Tuesdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Thielen can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-0203. Dr. Brian Harrington, of Yampa Valley Medical Associates, is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Harrington can be reached at 970-276-4270 or 970-879-3327. Bear River Dental services are offered starting at 9 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Evening appointments are available by calling 970-276-3123. Mental health services are available through Jody Ginger, M.A., by calling 970-213-5418.

Forest Service maps free for download via maps app

Nearly 700 digital U.S. Forest Service maps now can be accessed via a smartphone by downloading the PDF Maps Mobile App, which is available for free from iTunes and the Android Play Store, according to a news release.

Through the app, users can purchase and download maps that are stored on their devices and can use the maps based on their location when GPS is available. The maps also will allow users to measure distance and area, find coordinates, open a current view in Google Maps, plot place marks, add notes, enter data and add photos, according to a news release.

Free child development screenings now available

Horizons Specialized Services provides free screenings for children. If you’re a parent and are concerned about your child’s development, call Katherine Hartley at 970-871-8558. The screenings can answer questions such as “Should he be walking by now,” “How many words should she be saying,” and “Is her hearing and vision what it should be?”

¿Tiene usted preguntas como estas con respecto al desarrollo de su nina/o? ¿Deberia estar caminando a esta edad? ¿Cuantas palabras deberia mi nino/a estar diciendo? ¿Es su vision y audicion normal? Podemos contestar sus preguntas con un chequeo gratuito. Llame a Natosha al 970-756-5014.

Litter Solutions Committee seeks survey participants

To help the Routt County Litter Solutions Committee better understand the issue and solutions for litter in the Yampa Valley, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is having a survey that community members can participate in.

You can take the survey by visiting

Job finder website for military veterans available

A website has been designed to help military veterans find jobs in the transportation industry. According to a news release, the site allows former members of the armed forces to enter their specific military work experience and see how it translates to civilian jobs in five categories: aviation pilot, aviation maintenance technician, air traffic controller, commercial motor vehicle driver and emergency medical services. Job seekers can find what training and certification is needed for civilian jobs, determine what career fits best with their backgrounds and search for available jobs in their field. Learn more at

VNA holds divorce support groups at 1 p.m. Tuesdays

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association hosts a support group for adults coping with divorce from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at Rollingstone Respite House, 1500 Pine Grove Road. Meetings focus on handling strong emotions and life transition, restoring one’s identity and self-esteem, effective communication and successful single parenting. Call Adrienne Hearne at 512-630-1373 for more information.

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