Editor's note: This ghostly piece of prose by former Steamboat Pilot & Today staffer Autumn Phillips originally published in October 2002. Tom Ross' column will return to its regular schedule Tuesday.
Instead of celebrating the Summer Solstice, I found myself panicking. I saw summer slipping away, even though on the calendar, it was only the first day.
There it was. My favorite weather of all. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and it was snowing.
In the months before your wedding, the planner you hire will witness everything from family fights to last-minute jitters, making the choice of wedding planners one of the most important decisions you will make while putting together your special day.
Great American Taxi is such a new band, it hasn't released a CD, and you probably haven't heard of it.
Joel Johnson paints more than landscapes. He paints moments.
Gypsy punks perform I first read about the band Gogol Bordello in a New York Times feature article about how cool it is to be Russian in Manhattan these days. There was one line about a Ukrainian gypsy punk band, and it stuck with me forever. Ukrainian gypsy punk ... it sounded so, well, me.
Amanda Adare explores drama, loneliness of human experience
When you look an Amanda Adare painting in the eyes, it's hard to look away.
Sculptor Rick Jackson spent most of his life working on ranches in Texas, and the American cowboy, as form and symbol, fills his art.
Railroad Earth defies classification
Something about the way Railroad Earth wanders from one musical genre to another makes the band an easy target for comparison. Because the members cannot be quickly slipped into one category, it's easier to point out who they sound like, which changes with every song.
As the Teen Style staff tried to imagine their perfect day for this month's issue, we thought about the people who go on television to achieve a fantasy reality of their own -- true love, instant fame, untold wealth.
Preserving heirlooms requires common sense
It's not uncommon to inherit photos, quilts and documents from family members. It's also not uncommon to find unlabeled photos and water-damaged textiles in the collection.
Jay Mogil was smoking a cigarette when he heard Shannon Hance's voice for the first time. He put out his smoke and went inside.
Tonight's one-person photography show by Jane Sindell will demonstrate the difference between the perceptions of youth and the view that comes with age and distance.
Artist and musician come together
The brain loves to have multiple senses fed at once.
Anyone who has spent time in the center of a charred forest knows why Susan Mackin Dolan dedicated an entire body of work to the surreal beauty of that landscape.
There are pictures of Alex Stegmaier, Molly Willard, Katie Matteo and Hannah Bowers as 4-year-olds standing among 20 other tiny dancers. Fourteen years later, all those other girls are gone, and only four dancers are left -- seniors at Steamboat Springs High School -- fighting back tears as they dance their last dance with the Oak Street Performing Arts Co.
Tonight Grand Opening Gala featuring a showcase of local talent When: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7. Where: Steamboat Mountain Theater in Ski Time Square Cost: $20 Call: 846-0578 (Call for tickets. Scott Parker said he would be surprised if there were any available at the door.)
No other band is more intertwined with the history of reggae than The Wailers. Bob Marley led the band until his death in 1981, and anyone with even a passing interest in Jamaica or its music has heard the band.
When Drew Emmitt first stepped onto the stage as a solo artist, he wanted his sound to be different from the funky, jam-rock sound of Leftover Salmon, his longtime band.
The Steamboat Springs City Council has approved a Steamboat Springs Police Department request to use money set aside for personnel to fund a regional drug enforcement task force.
Susan Tedeschi "Hope and Desire" On sale at All That Jazz for $15.98
If was once thought the human brain does not continue to grow or change after a person enters adulthood, but research has shown the adult brain is not fixed. It can change, and it can be changed through things such as exercise.
Musician, producer makes dreams come true in his backyard
Ten years ago, what Kurt Wipperfurth is doing today would have been impossible. A decade ago the era of analog recording filled entire rooms with racks of processors, mixers and multitrack recorders, but the digital age has changed all that.
The classical guitar has a quiet but articulate way of exploring music and, in this case, the world. On Tuesday night, audience members will be ushered into the guitar way of thinking through something familiar -- Bach overture.
You idiots. That was all I could think as I looked around the room at Levelz on Tuesday night. On stage were The Wood Brothers -- Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin and Wood, and his lesser-known but no-less-talented brother, Oliver Wood.
Anthony B. does not water down his music. Where reggae began as a cultural and political tool, so it continues under the artistry of Anthony B.
Today ¤ Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: "Memories to Memoirs" by Susan de Wardt When: Noon Where: Tread of Pioneers Museum, 800 Oak St. Cost: Free
A horse is a horse, until it's more than that. As Studio Gallery 27 unveils a weeklong show of horse paintings and sculptures, it becomes immediately obvious that horses represent different things to each of the nine featured artists.
There are dreams, and there is reality, and there is that place in between where dreams become reality.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club "B.R.M.C" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98
Tread of Pioneers Museum officials are looking for longtime Routt County families willing to donate their memoirs and writings.
This will be Gib Manzanares' third year playing music as part of a Jimmie Heuga Snow Express fundraiser, but this year when he picks up his guitar, it will have a different meaning. Since last year's Jimmy Heuga Snow Express for Multiple Sclerosis Benefit Music Jam, Manzanares' brother was diagnosed with MS.
On Wednesday, about 100 hospital employees, rescue workers and people involved with the former Yampa Valley Air Ambulance gathered at the Doak Walker Care Center to remember three lives lost one year before.
Groups give writers a venue to unleash their creativity
On Thursday, the table was scattered with the detritus of creativity -- crumpled paper, pens and pencils, folders full of research notes and chocolate.
An online review of one of Spoken's concerts described an unassuming guy walking through the crowd with a Bible.
For all those who know Chris Wood, bass player for Medeski, Martin and Wood, it's time to meet his brother.
Medeski, Martin and Wood's latest album "End of the World Party (Just in Case)" proves that, if anything, is going on in music, the band is one step ahead of it.
Look around your town When people visit and you search around town desperately for something to entertain them, you realize there are things that locals take for granted.
Cully Kistler gives a whole new meaning to the term "plein-air." She paints on location and completes the piece in a matter of hours. When she finally lifts the brush, she does not go back to make corrections or additions.
Rick Bragg's story about his family, "All Over But the Shoutin,'" begins by simply saying, "This is not an important book."
More than three decades ago, Bob Baker read Galway Kinnell's poem "The Bear." The poem is difficult to read because of its graphic description of man versus nature.
Brady Rymer looked out on his audience of pint-sized rock fans and heard a 4-year-old yell "Last Night in Utero." It wasn't much different from the screamed requests he used to get in nightclubs when he played with the band From Good Homes.
Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke "Sixty Six Steps" Available at All That Jazz for $16.98
Sculpture commemorates junior athletes
If you want to leave a lasting legacy, leave it in bronze. Long after the artist and the object of a bronze sculpture are gone, the artwork will remain.
I had to have someone tell me what I was listening to. I never would have guessed that "Tiny Cities" was an entire album of Modest Mouse covers because it sounds nothing like the original. In this record, the Mouse's music is heard as if the Earth were rotating backward, as if time slowed and everything was filtered through the eyes of an acoustic guitar.
Leaders hope discussion will defuse differences
For more than a year, the religious leaders of Steamboat Springs have been meeting to discuss and understand one another's belief systems. On Thursday, for the first time, they will open the discussion to the community. This initial dialogue, they hope, will become the basis for quarterly panels dedicated to facets of spiritual experience.
For the first time in a long time, I was counting the songs to make sure I got my money's worth before I left the show. If a band is boring, I usually follow the $1 per song equation. I force myself to listen until the scales are balanced, then I drag my disappointed ears home.
There's a spirit that came on stage with the hair bands of the 1980s, left with them and has never returned. That is why we must revisit it again and again through heavy metal tribute bands.