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LOCAL BRIEFING

TOURISTS CONTINUE FLOCKING TO STEAMBOAT SPRINGS

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe summer tourism season is behind Steamboat Springs but the Steamboat Spring Chamber Resort Association was forecasting this week that Saturday night in Steamboat was going to be busier than the corresponding Saturday last year.

The chamber was expecting 5,938 visitors to occupy local lodging properties last night compared to 1,700 last year on Sept. 9. that’s an increase of about 1,700.

Chamber Executive Vice President Sandy Evans-Hall said most of the growth in this weekend’s lodging forecast is concentrated in the downtown and U.S. 40 corridors. Hall said this indicates that most of the additional visitors drove up from the Front Range to get a preview of the fall color seasons.

Literary Sojourn, held over the weekend, also contributed to the lodging numbers, she said.

ROAD AND BRIDE TO CLOSE COUNTY ROAD 20 MONDAY

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGSMotorist hoping to avoid Colorado 131 road construction work by taking Routt County Road 20, at the base of Rabbit Ears Pass, should map another route on Monday.

The Routt County Road and Bridge Department will close County Road 20 to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday to do covert work.

The road work should be completed on Monday.

YAMPA VALLEY PARTNERS SPONSORS HEALTHY INITIATIVE

STEAMBOAT SPRINGSYampa Valley Partners presents Healthy Initiative 2001 by Celebrating Change with a luncheon and presentation from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Euzoa Retreat Center.

The group will provide lunch and guest speaker Chris Spradlin will give a multi-media presentation on change. The event is free and will thank non-profit agencies, local government agencies and citizens who have worked in programs related to children.

Throughout the year, Partners has invited organizations and community members to discussions relating to children. Topics covered included health insurance coverage for children and efforts to improve child care education.

Each task force reviewed the community indicators of social, economic and environmental issues detrimental to the health of children.

Partners also provides community information through a directory of health and human service agencies in Routt and Moffat counties.

Call Audrey Danner, director of Partners, at 824-8233 to reserve a seat at the luncheon.