I’ve always urged that it’s important to visit other mountain towns to gain new insights into the quirky, little burgh we happen to inhabit.
Senior Steamboat Lake State Park ranger Brent Lounsbury said the campgrounds are muddy and there are many chores to do, including turning the electricity on, but the snow is going fast.
Thirsting for adventure this week, I cruised over to a couple of storage unit auctions. I learned that while there isn’t an antique in every locker, there definitely can be some pleasant surprises.
I can’t find a record of it, but I believe it was also 1994 when Sheryl Crow understandably canceled her free show in Steamboat because David Letterman’s staff had called to offer her an appearance on “Late Night.”
Jeff Troeger's Nissan Leaf has a backup beeper that sounds like space bells, and when the driver is keeping it below 20 mph, the Leaf assumes that it is in a parking lot and makes a gentle whooshing sound to alert pedestrians.
Barry Fey’s greatest contribution to Denver and the region may have helping to establish Red Rocks as one of the most sought-after concert venues by the artists themselves.
When he lived in Steamboat in the 1990s, poet Steve Smallwood worked behind the desk of the old Harbor Hotel at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street. He would bring his poems into the newspaper office, and we often would publish them as letters to the editor.
Rehabilitating injured turtles is a major part of the mission at Sea Turtle Inc. Turtles arrive there after stranding themselves on the beaches due to injuries caused by boat props, fishing lines, shark attacks and ingesting pieces of plastic.
Earlier in his criminal career, John Homutoff lost his nose while trying to blow a safe with nitroglycerine. It was the same crime that landed him in San Quentin.
When skiers look at the snowfall of the last five winters, you realize that the overall average has been profoundly influenced by three extra super-duty winters that went over 400 inches.
Kris Hammond was traveling from Loveland to San Antonio in his white Mercury Lynx about four or five days prior to his wedding day when the driveshaft gave out near Lamesa, Texas.
Crested Butte is only about 20 miles from Aspen as the eagle flies, but 275 miles and 5 hours and 19 minutes via U.S. Highway 50 by car in winter.
“The horse family is one of the most native of any group in North America. They were here continuously since the end of the dinosaurs.” — Ecologist Craig Downer
No two winters in Steamboat are alike - hang around long enough and you’ll be able to say that you’ve seen snow fall from the sky in town in every month of the year.
If you don’t recall Bud Johnsen from his days as manager of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, you definitely remember him from the Diamond BJ Dance Hall.