Steamboat Springs: Trust fund established for children of Brian Stothart


— A trust fund has been established for Samuel and Sophia, children of Brian Stothart. Donations can be made at Wells Fargo Bank to the Stothart's Children Trust Fund. Stothart was declared missing after a boating accident June 13 on the Encampment River in Wyoming. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Nearly 6,000 visitors expected this weekend

Steamboat Springs' lodging is forecast to be about 43 percent full this weekend, according to the lodging barometer from the Chamber Resort Association. That represents 5,900 people. Lodging was 61 percent full - representing 9,200 people - on June 28, 2008.

Lodging is expected to be 35 percent full July 1 and 57 percent full July 4. The latter number represents 7,900 people expected to take up rental pillows during the Fourth of July holiday. Last year, lodging was 45 percent full on the comparable Saturday.

Lodging was 70 percent full June 20, up from an expected 62 percent. Steamboat has 17,281 pillows available to visitors.


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