Steamboat briefs: Sailors graduation slated for 10 am today at Gardner Field
Steamboat Springs — Graduation for Steamboat Springs High School Class of 2016 will be held at 10 a.m. today at Gardner Field. Accessible seating will be available at the stadium.
For more information, call the high school at 970-879-1562.
Over 7K visitors expected in town through weekend
Approximately 7,100 visitors are expected to in town today, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer released Wednesday.
The figure represents 73 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 40 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 37 percent full.
Lodging is expected to decrease to 4,200 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.
Local young professionals set special happy hour
Join the Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 7 at Carl’s Tavern for a special housing happy hour.
The happy hour will be hosted by Brynn Grey, a real estate development/investment firm, that will visit with YPN members about the housing situation in Steamboat Springs.
Brynn Grey specializes in “creating place,” which involves a holistic approach to housing, from the vision, design, planning, marketing and construction of real estate/attainable housing.
The event, which is open to the public, is hosted by Brynn Grey and will present an opportunity to speak with the hosts about housing in an informal setting.
Food and drink will be provided to YPN members and their friends, courtesy of Brynn Grey.
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