Dave Terranova and his wife, Jodi, once dreamed of going back to school to earn degrees in veterinary science. But with a couple of kids and a mortgage, a return to campus wasn’t an option. So they did the next best thing: They bought a pet supply store.
When Lil Gonzalez, 68, moved to the Yampa Valley from Los Angeles with her husband, Ben, and three sons in 1974, she didn’t know that she’d leave her mark on far more than the apparel at the T-shirt store they came to manage.
You don’t have to hide behind the bakery racks, shuffle cookies to the bottom of the cart or slide ice cream to the cashier like a CIA agent swapping national secrets. Cara Marrs has seen it all, and she’ll happily relate the benefits of healthy living to anyone willing to listen.
When her acceptance letter didn’t arrive like all her friends’ letters did, Emily Hannah wondered what she had done. Should she have applied to other schools? Should she have applied to more schools? Then one day, it was there. She had been accepted to Harvard.
When Graham “Bushy” Muir opened Manic Training in Steamboat Springs, it would have been an understatement to say he was a little nervous.
When artist and local businessman Eric Dorris first rolled into Steamboat Springs in July 1992, the college grad planned to stay through winter. That was 20 years ago.
A trip to the grocery store with Ulrich and Janet Salzgeber is never normal. It simply can’t be when you know just about everyone in town.
One step into Tom Simmins’ office is all it takes to see why he loves where he’s at. Two old pictures of Steamboat Ski Area hang on one wall and a retro skiing illustration on another.
As program director for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, Craig Kennedy has made it his mission to help others better lead changed lives. Andy, who moved here in 1998, has altruistic callings, as well, serving as program director for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.
Fast cars are just in his blood. Hiram Martin spent most of his life in Wisconsin, where his father’s body shop and a drag-racing uncle had him turning wrenches before he could legally drive.
Howelsen Hill always will be Jake Barker’s second home. Sitting at the base of the hill’s dormant ski jumps in early June, the Steamboat Springs High School graduate estimates that he has spent a quarter of his life skiing and playing at the city park.
Sherry Holland is more than a librarian because today, the media center at Strawberry Park Elementary School is much more than a library.
On the picturesque acres he nurtures in Yampa, Carl Herold easily could stay away from public service and debates. The lifelong Routt County resident has sweeping views of the Flat Tops and a healthy list of chores on his cattle ranch that sits far away from traffic signals and bustle.
Teachers in Steamboat Springs are wondering how Beth Wendler finds time to do so much good.
Art and Milly Judson met in a snowstorm during a mountain rescue mission west of Fort Collins. Although not exactly a first date, it was a fitting initial encounter for the two University of Colorado students.