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Steamboat briefs: 5,700 visitors are expected to be in town on Saturday

About 5,700 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer.

The figure represents 38 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 47 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 51 percent capacity and condos are expected to be 28 percent full.

During the same weekend last year, 5,200 visitors were expected to arrive, but 6,500 actually spent the night in Steamboat on the corresponding Saturday, according to the report. Lodging is expected to dip to 3,200 on 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.

Replacement of water main downtown begins Monday

Steamboat Springs' Public Works Department will begin replacement of a water main along Pine Street between Fifth and Ninth streets Monday. Work will begin at Pine and Fifth then will progress down Pine to Ninth. One-block closures of Pine will be in place during the construction, and detours will route motorists and bicyclists along Oak and Aspen streets. Completion is expected by Nov. 1. For more information, call Jon Snyder at 970-871-8207.

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