’Tis the season to buy in town
The holidays are upon us, which means filling stockings and tree bases with gifts. Luckily, you can keep your greenbacks in the Yampa Valley with a homegrown offering from companies based right here in Routt County. And you don’t have to restrict yourself to the holidays — the following items make great gifts throughout the winter.
Leif Hovelsen, who died in Oslo, Norway, on Sept. 18 at age 88, was an honorary resident of Steamboat Springs if ever there was one. Leif was the son of Carl Howelsen, a Norwegian ski champion who established the first Winter Carnival in 1914.
Sandy Graves doesn’t distinguish her art from her life. In her downtown Steamboat apartment, her studio occupies one corner of the space while her son, Wyatt, 5, plays with Legos just a few feet away.
Nate Daughenbaugh establishes program in Steamboat
Steamboat Springs native Nate Daughenbaugh first fell in a love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in San Diego and was able to continue the passion for a year in Korea. After completing his veterinarian training, there was something missing when he moved back to the Yampa Valley.
A bus boy at a family restaurant before he graduated high school, Kelley says his path to a head chef position and eventually to a restaurateur started with more modest roles that required washing dishes and learning about every aspect of a restaurant’s operations from the ground up.
Halfmoon Cay is the outermost atoll in Belize, a two-hour boat ride from the mainland. It sits in the heart of Lighthouse Reef National Park, one of the crown jewels of the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world.
You don’t have to go to the ski resort, Howelsen Hill or even the ice rink to get your winter sports fix. With a little creativity, local homeowners are taking matters into their own hands — and yards — creating everything from backyard rails to rinks just a snowball’s throw from the fridge.
On Nov. 4, the third annual Holiday Dessert Bake-Off let locals strut their pies, cakes, cookies and more in front of an esteemed panel of seven judges. Brace your taste buds for the following look at the winners and their recipes from this year’s bake-off.
In these tight economic times, even financially sound households in the Yampa Valley are having to defer longtime plans to sell their homes and instead are undertaking remodels of their existing abodes. And at the foundation of that trend is the most attainable of all remodels: refurbishing a bathroom.
Steamboat certainly has its share of closet hard guys and gals — those people who punish themselves with wacky cardio challenges that no one knows about except themselves. We managed to chase down a few (gasp) and got them to share some of their accomplishments, which might just entice you to get off the couch.
If Jazzel Gardea, 8, has a varied skiing style, don’t blame her. Last winter, the never-ever skier was the recipient of ski lessons provided by 15 volunteer coaches from the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
If you liked what you saw — and skied — last winter (i.e. a 433-inch ski season), wax your boards for more of the white stuff this year. Forecasters are predicting a return, albeit milder, of La Niña.
Local mountaineer Matt Tredway has taken college graduation presents to new heights. As a gift for his daughter, Ariel, Tredway took her up Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro in September.
On Oct. 4, Dinosaur National Monument celebrated the opening of its new Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall. The opening coincides with the 96th anniversary of the creation of the original 80-acre Dinosaur National Monument.
The Summer 2011 At Home issue includes a wonderful interview and photograph of my daughter, Mary Langer Bowman. I appreciate the work you did on this story. I’d like to buy several prints of the photograph. My compliments to you all — we always enjoy the paper and magazine whenever we’re in Steamboat.