In the 1970s and 1980s, chariot racing was a winter tradition on the old horse-racing track at the Howelsen Hill Rodeo Grounds in Steamboat as it was in nearby Wyoming towns like Rawlins, Saratoga and Lander. But those days are mostly gone.
As I sprinted down the barrow ditch at the side of the highway to retrieve our gear, I had a minute to consider what carnage the log truck would have wreaked on our camping equipment had the truck been following us instead of the opposite.
Politeness counts. When threatened by a cow moose with youngsters in tow, do not say “Excuse me for living Mrs. Bullwinkle.”
Normal families associate Mother’s Day with a large Sunday brunch, but our tradition is to throw several pairs of older Nordic skis in the car-top box and head up to the pass to bid the ski season farewell.
Driving mostly dirt roads through one of the least-visited corners of Routt County, JoAnn Lombardi of Oak Creek has faithfully delivered the mail to a handful of longtime rural households for 47 years.
Steamboat's Sven Wiik, 94, who was inducted into the Colorado Ski Hall of Fame way back in 1979, was born to glide on a pair of skinny skis on Feb. 27, 1921, in Solloftea, Sweden.
Former Oak Creek Mayor Vi Shaffer persists in recovering medal awarded to her brother who went down with his ship
As much as the story of Oak Creek's Vi Shaffer is one of a young sailor who gave his life for his country, it’s a story of a plucky elderly woman who was unrelenting in her efforts to recover tangible evidence that her brother was honored as a hero.
My father lit a roaring fire in the fireplace and burned our Christmas wish lists, telling us that Santa’s elves could read the smoke signals from the North Pole. Of course, we believed every word.
One of the pieces of news gathered at the Chamber Winter Expo is that Honey Stinger, of Steamboat Springs, is selling organic honey in addition to the company’s wildly popular Honey Stinger energy chews, gels and waffles.
Briana Perkins will tell you that it was really a talkative gelding named Jazz who rescued Dolly the mare on Oct. 27, more than a month after she threw her rider and disappeared into the timber.
I squeezed my satchel through the narrow opening in the subway turnstile, but before I could pull my suitcase along with me, the gate swung shut. I had a grip on the handle, but my luggage was stranded on the other side of the barrier.
Tom Ross: Wilderness trekking in the Flat Tops makes one appreciate of a piece of cake and a hot shower
Wilderness will do that to you — strip away your worldly cares and allow you to become absorbed with the play of light across meadows and distant peaks.
The sports car races helped to establish Steamboat as a summer tourism destination that could rely on volunteer labor to pull off complicated events.
Tom Ross: Friends of Crossan’s M&A Market offer novel auction items on behalf of historic Yampa building
Friends of Crossan's Market in Yampa offer historic privy at auction July 26 to help restore 1903 grocery store.
In the past, we’ve had a large bear actually bend the steel supports in the dumpster lid, so I have great respect for their physical strength.