Thursday, February 3, 2005
Radio goes the distance
A new campaign for XM Satellite Radio's new XM2go portable radios features a shot of Steamboat Springs in its latest commercial.
The advertisement announces that you can "take it anywhere" and follows a character holding the palm-sized radio in hand through all kinds of urban and outdoor environs and activities. The last scene is a headcam shot of someone heading down the snow covered K120 jump at our very own Howelsen Hill. Apparently, that is also a good place to listen to satellite radio.
Advocates on skis
The fourth annual Ski for Women fund-raiser for Advocates Against Battering and Abuse at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center saw record low numbers this year. In 2004, 125 skiers showed up for the event, but this year saw only 80 attendees.
Organizers blamed the flu and a couple of other Nordic events that were happening the same day, but on final count of the coffers, they were pleased to realize that Advocates raised more money than ever this year despite the lack of participation.
The money was raised with silent auction items and a few corporate sponsors including donations from Starbuck's corporate Make Your Mark program.
This bar serves hangovers
Josh's Back Alley Bar proved last week that its parties are not for the faint of heart. Wear a seat belt. On Jan. 26, the bar hosted its first party with a $5 cover charge and a Dress to Impress theme.
The place was packed with people dressed in eveningwear and ties. By the end of the night, a lot of those dresses needed to be dry cleaned. The owner had to comp a hotel room for someone because of the noise, and security found a couple doing the unthinkable in a closet.
The owner already is famous for similar parties that he used to throw at Giovanni's and the In Season (now Creekside). It's unclear whether the world can handle another party such as this one or whether one will happen again.
At least Josh can say, he knows how it's done.
-- Autumn Phillips