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Steamboat briefs: 7,000 visitors expected to be in town on Saturday

About 7,000 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer.

The figure represents 47 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 58 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 77 percent capacity and condos are expected to be 30 percent full.

During the same weekend last year, 5,700 visitors were expected to arrive, but 7,500 actually spent the night in Steamboat on the corresponding Saturday, according to the report. Lodging is expected to dip to 4,300 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.

$10K Day for United Way is today at Yampa Valley Bank

Routt County United Way again hopes to raise $10,000 in a single day. The next $10K Day for United Way is today at Yampa Valley Bank. The bank will match every dollar given today up to $5,000.

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All United Way donations stay in Routt County and are dispersed to more than 40 local health and human service nonprofit organizations. To donate, stop by Yampa Valley Bank from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The event also will feature a live radio remote, free food and prizes.

For more information, call United Way at 970-875-5605 or visit

Punt, Pass and Kick event is Sept. 21 at Gardner Field

The Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department's Punt, Pass and Kick competition is at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 at Gardner Field at Steamboat Springs High School. The competition is free and is open to youths ages 6 to 15 throughout Routt and Moffat counties.

Prizes will be awarded, and the top finishers from each age group will advance to a sectional competition Oct. 13 in Grand Junction. Entry forms are available at as well as on-site the day of the event. For more information, call Susan Petersen at 970-879-4300, ext. 331.

Lil Sailors Cheerleading Clinic is on Wednesday

A Lil Sailors Cheerleading Clinic for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Steamboat Springs High School commons. The clinic will teach participants Sailors cheers, jumps and dances to perform at the Steamboat Springs High School varsity football game at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Gardner Field.

The cost is $25 ($20 for a second child) and includes a T-shirt, pom-poms and admission to the football game. Registration is required by emailing Angela Palaniuk at with the child's name, age, grade, T-shirt size (youth small to large or adult small to extra-large) and parent or guardian phone number. For more information, call Palaniuk at 970-846-9480.

Library hosting Twenty Days of Roaring 20s trivia contest

Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting a Twenty Days of Roaring 20s trivia contest as part of the 2013 One Book Steamboat community reading of "The Great Gatsby." The free trivia contest runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 10 at the front desk of the library, 1289 Lincoln Ave. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays or 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays to participate. Prizes include 10 copies of an out-of-print edition of the book will be given as prizes from Oct. 1 to 10. Find more information at or by calling 970-879-0240.

Women's Foundation will release report Thursday

The Women's Foundation of Colorado will share the results of its recently published research report "The Status of Women and Girls in Colorado" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The data in the report is focused on five categories: economic security and poverty, employment and earnings, educational opportunity, personal safety and women's leadership. Foundation members will discuss the report, which analyzes progress areas for improvement for women, as well as discuss ideas for action and change.

Those who are interested in attending the free talk are asked to register by emailing Read more about the report at

Tennis Center is hosting a tournament Sept. 27

News from the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs:

■ 2013-14 medallions are 5 percent off before Oct. 1.

■ An adult triples tournament is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. The cost is $20.

■ A Grand Prix Competition is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The cost is $25 and includes beer, wine and snacks.

For more information, call 970-879-8400.

Health fair is Sept. 21 at Yampa Valley Medical

Yampa Valley Medical Center's annual health fair is from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21. The event features low-cost blood tests, immunizations, free health screenings, safety-related booths and children's activities. Preregister and prepay for blood tests at

Yoga on the Yampa event starts Sept. 20 at Depot

The second annual Yoga on the Yampa event, titled "Balancing Body, Breath and Mind," is Sept. 20 to 22 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Iyengar teacher Nancy Stechert will lead the workshop for intermediate and advanced levels.

Weekend events include:

■ Sept. 20: All-levels community asana class from 4 to 6 p.m. Drop-in fee is $20. Bring your own mat.

■ Sept. 21: Asana classes from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 2 to 4:30 p.m.

■ Sept. 22: Pranayama from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and asana from 10 to 12:30 p.m.

The full workshop cost is $95, but the classes can be taken individually. For more information and to register, contact Emmanuelle at 970-846-1063 or Libbie at 970-879-8428.

CDOT is working on US 40 east of Rabbit Ears Pass

The Colorado Department of Transportation is working on a section of U.S. Highway 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass that is considered an active landslide, according to a news release.

"By building a retaining wall to hold the hillside in place, we will create a much smoother roadway in the future, and will eliminate the constant need for maintenance work in the area," Project Engineer Justin Kuhn said in the release.

The retaining wall will be built about 15 feet high and 500 feet long on the east/downhill side of Muddy Pass. The highway also will be resurfaced, according to the release.

During construction, crews will work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and drivers should expect delays of less than 15 minutes.

The $3.1 million project is scheduled for completion in mid-November.

For more information, call 970-819-5125 or email

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