Steamboat briefs: Wawona Packing recalling locally-sold fresh fruit |

Steamboat briefs: Wawona Packing recalling locally-sold fresh fruit

Certain lots of fresh whole peaches, plums, nectarines and plumcots are being recalled voluntarily by Wawona Packing Company of Cutter, California due to the potential of the products being contaminated with listeria.

The produce was packed between June 1 and July 12, and Wawona Packing has notified retailers of the specific lots being recalled. A news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration states no illnesses have been linked to the recall at this time.

According to Suzi Mariano, director of communications for Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, some of this produce was sold locally.

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63 percent lodging capacity predicted for this weekend

About 9,973 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s lodging barometer.

The figure represents 63 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 91 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 71 percent capacity and condos are expected to be 55 percent full.

Lodging is expected to drop to 8,314 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.

Mandatory parent/student fall sports meeting Tuesday

Steamboat Springs High School will host a mandatory fall sports parent/athlete meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the theatre/commons area. All fall sports paperwork, which includes online registration form, fees and current sports physical form, is due by Aug. 1.

Student athletes can get a sports physical at the Steamboat Springs School District’s onsite medical clinic. Cost is $30, and the fee will be donated to the Booster Club to support Steamboat athletic programs. Physicals are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the clinic at 970-871-3180. 

Sports physical forms are available at the clinic on Eighth Street between Pine and Aspen Streets. All high school athletes are required to have a current sports physical on file before beginning practice.

The first day of practice for golf is Aug. 4, and the first day of practice for cheerleading, cross country, football, boys soccer, boys tennis and volleyball is Aug. 11. School starts Aug. 26.

Mount Werner 50K seeks volunteers for Saturday

Mount Werner Classic 50K Race still is seeking volunteers for Saturday. Race director Emily Conjura said her biggest need is for finish-line volunteers at the base of Steamboat Ski Area next to Christy Express Lift. There are two spots available during two different time slots from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. These volunteers will receive short sleeve Patagonia race shirts and a free lunch from Backcountry Deli. Email full name with cellphone number to

Library Author Series hosts author Lisa See on Tuesday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents an evening with Lisa See, the New York Times bestselling author of “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” and “Peony in Love,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Library Hall. See was a featured speaker at the 2006 Literary Sojourn festival of authors. She returns to Steamboat Springs to speak about her new novel, “China Dolls.” The story is about three young women from very different backgrounds who meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub in 1938 San Francisco. This Library Author Series talk is free, and books will be available for sale and author signing. For more information,

Commodities boxes to be distributed to households

LIFT-UP of Routt County will distribute The Emergency Food Assistance Program commodities boxes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to eligible households at each of its locations at the following times: from 1 to 5 p.m. Mondays in Hayden, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays in Oak Creek and from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in Steamboat Springs. Call 970-870-8804 for more information.

Kiwanis Club announces Benita Bristol Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Steamboat Springs is accepting applications now for the Benita Bristol Scholarship. The applicant must be attending or about to attend Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs, and must have been a Routt County resident for at least two years and involved in community activities. The scholarship will be awarded mainly based on financial need, and the applicant’s CMC education must be in pursuit of a career. Application forms are available from and must be returned to Vicky Ho at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office (970-871-4208, or Carl Vail at Kamar (970-879-2591, Applications must be received by Aug. 1. The Kiwanis scholarship committee will review applications and select the recipient by Aug. 15.

Teen Adventure Treks registration is open now

The city of Steamboat Springs’ Teen Adventure Treks registration is open for all teens entering seventh through ninth grades.

Teen Adventure Treks will take place on various Fridays throughout the summer, and prices vary from $35 to $85 per day, depending on the adventure.

The Adventure Pack, which includes all six Fridays, can be purchased for $250.

Day trips include swimming at Silverthorne Recreation Center and shopping at outlets, whitewater rafting at State Bridge, rock climbing with Rocky Mountain Ventures, hiking Hahn’s Peak and swimming at Steamboat Lake, slacklining and swimming at the Craig Wave Pool and paddleboarding and canoeing at Stagecoach Reservoir. Space is limited, and early registration is suggested. Register online at

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