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Steamboat briefs: Open house planned at The Reserves of Steamboat

Yampa Valley Housing Authority is planning to hold a public open house at The Reserves of Steamboat from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 10. The free event will offer tours of The Reserves, 2100 Elk River Road, and beverages and light appetizers will be served. Those who plan to attend are asked to RSVP to B Torres at btorres@yvha.org.

More than 13.5K visitors expected during weekend

About 13,500 visitors are expected to be in town Saturday, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's lodging barometer released Wednesday, July 5.

The figure represents 85 percent capacity at area lodging properties, with downtown occupancy at 100 percent. On the mountain, hotels are forecast at 88 percent capacity, and condos are expected to be 84 percent full.

Lodging is expected to dip to 8,900 visitors by Wednesday, July 12.

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.

Community revitalization workshop to be held in Craig

Economic development departments for Routt, Rio Blanco and Moffat counties have partnered with Community Builders and the Colorado Department of Public Health to host a workshop focused on community revitalization.

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The half-day workshop will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at the Memorial Regional Hospital Conference Room in Craig. The discussion will bring community leaders, planners, developers and property owners together to explore potential paths to redevelopment through reuse of vacant sites and buildings.

For additional information about the event and to register, visit communitybuilders.org/how-we-help/training/craig-community-revitalization-workshop.

Hayden Library names Sydney Riele 4th reader of week

Sydney Riele has been chosen as Hayden Library's fourth reader of the week. The 7-year-old is a lifelong resident of Hayden who visits the library weekly to get her prizes for reading.

Sydney comes to the library with her nanny Shaundra and siblings Emmitt, 4, and Addison, 9. Sydney's parents are Ashley McMurray and Cliff Riele. The family also has two dogs, Oliver and Olivia, one cat, Shadow, one hamster, Maui, one lizard, Topper and four fish.

Sydney will be entering the second grade and enjoys math and addition. She plays with her friends Tyla and Michelle and enjoys biking, swimming, skiing and takes horseback riding lessons. Sydney also plays soccer. Her favorite color is green and she likes macaroni and cheese. Her favorite movie is "Moana" and her favorite books are about Princess Elana and fairies. She hopes to become a fashion designer in Paris.

The Riele family will enjoy camping and traveling to Michigan to see grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins this summer. Sydney's advice to young readers is, "Do a little bit every day."

Historical society to host author guest speaker Boscia

Join the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg as it hosts guest speaker Rose Boscia, author of "Trout Creek Canyon, A Colorado Family History." This free event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 7, at the South Routt Community Center, 227 Dodge Street, in Oak Creek Boscia's new book will be available.

This historical novel is set in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado near the small town of Oak Creek during the 1950s and is based on real people and actual events. Follow the lives of the Boscia family as they struggle to scrape out a living from Papa's coal mine and deal with the harsh environment while living in conditions similar to those of the 1800s.

Join in the hardships, laughter and love of this Colorado family. This event is sponsored by the Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg and Tracks & Trails Museum.  For more information, call 970-736-8245.

SST to provide free shuttle service for Balloon Rodeo

Steamboat Springs Transit will provide free shuttle service between the Meadows Parking Lot and Bald Eagle Lake starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 for the 36th annual Hot Air Balloon Rodeo.

Due to the unique launch location, there is no public parking at the event. Parking will also be free in the Meadows Parking Lot; however, there will be a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle.

Spectators are encouraged to walk, ride their bikes or take the shuttle due to the event's convenient location on the edge of town. Parking along U.S. Highway 40 is strictly prohibited. No dogs are allowed at event site due to balloon hazards. Bike parking will be available at the event site and smoking is also prohibited.