Steamboat briefs: Visitor tally expected to pass 12K during holiday weekend |

Steamboat briefs: Visitor tally expected to pass 12K during holiday weekend

About 12,100 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday in advance of the July Fourth holiday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer released Wednesday.

The figure represents 77-percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 94 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 69-percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 80-percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to 8,700 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.

Lions to host annual Fourth of July pancake breakfast

The Steamboat Springs Ski Town Lions Club will host its annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 on Eighth Street between Lincoln Avenue and Oak Street. The Lions will be serving a full pancake breakfast with eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. The cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children. The breakfast is usually held at the Little Toots Park, but due to ongoing construction, the breakfast has moved to Eighth Street.

Steamboat Springs to launch OpenGov tracking platform

The city of Steamboat Springs' OpenGov platform can now be viewed on the city's website. The platform allows residents to track government spending and also makes it easier for public officials to share complex financial and performance data in simple, understandable reports.

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Steamboat joins a growing number of local governments nationwide who use OpenGov's next generation cloud software to share data and financial information. More than 1,500 public agencies in 48 states are part of the growing OpenGov network including 19 in Colorado.

Steamboat residents can view both monthly and annual financial reports from the 2014 to  2017 budgets and search transactions by vendor and type, and even monitor city energy consumption across various facilities.

The OpenGov platform can be viewed at

Tour de Steamboat event registration set to increase

The Tour de Steamboat on July 22 is a non-competitive cycling event offering routes of 26, 46, 66 and 116 miles throughout scenic Routt County. The ride is capped at 1,000 participants, and riders who sign up by Friday, June 30 will save $15 off full price registration.

The Tour de Steamboat welcomes cyclists of all ages and abilities. After the ride, participants enjoy a barbecue and beer garden with local microbrews at Little Toots Park. All proceeds from the Tour de Steamboat benefit Yampa Valley Sustainability Council. Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Routt County Riders and Partners in Routt County.

Interested riders can learn more and register at