Steamboat briefs: Fourth of July holiday lodging estimates show slight dip from 2009 |

Steamboat briefs: Fourth of July holiday lodging estimates show slight dip from 2009

— About 8,700 visitors are projected to come to Steamboat Springs this weekend, compared with the 9,600 who came for the Fourth of July last year, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer.

This weekend's projection would put Steamboat at about 63 percent capacity, compared to 69 percent last year.

Downtown is expected to be the busiest area, with about 86 percent capacity at lodging sites. Lodging projections after this weekend are stronger than visitor traffic in 2009, though.

Steamboat is expected to draw 5,500 people for the middle of next week, compared with 3,800 for July 8 in 2009, and the Chamber is projecting 7,500 visitors for the weekend of July 10, compared with 7,100 for the same weekend a year ago.

Council on Aging seeking board member nominations

Routt County Council on Aging is seeking nominations for its board of directors. The council is a nonprofit agency whose mission is to ascertain and try to meet the needs of senior citizens in Routt County. The board meets every other month.

To learn more about the group or to get a nomination packet, call Laura Schmidt at 970-879-0633. Completed nomination forms must be returned to the office at the Steamboat Springs Community Center by July 30.

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