Nicole Inglis, also known as Nikki, grew up on a small farm in western New York. It was 18 years before she could pack up her car and follow her heart West.
Nestled next the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, she honed her skiing skills and made many friends on and off the slopes. She also graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with degrees in psychology and journalism. She interned in the publicity department at the Outdoor Industry Association and interned as a general assignment reporter for the Vail Daily in Eagle County.
She has worked in Craig for a year, and enjoys the wilderness of Northwest Colorado on which to hike, explore and discover.
She has met wonderful people and felt the cohesion of a true small town through covering education, health care and general assignments for the last year.
She also enjoys yoga, reading, live music, traveling to visit the many wonders of Colorado, and her wonderful family, who lives 2,000 miles away but stays very close to her heart.
Event includes light parade, games, Santa Claus
This year's holiday kickoff event will include a light parade, reindeer games and visits with Santa Claus. Lincoln Avenue will be closed Saturday evening from Fifth Street to 11th Street for the street festival.
Local artist Jan Maret Willman was describing her “creative explosion” in the past year and a half, during which she created more than 30 works of art for her new solo show of boldly colored abstract paintings and clay panels. The show opens tonight during First Friday Artwalk at the Depot Art Center and will remain on display for the month.
Galleries and venues for December's First Friday Artwalk
‘Collective Expression’ 1 of many openings at First Friday Artwalk
Upstairs in her log home outside Stagecoach, Mary Beth Galer’s art studio is filled with mystery. The quaint space is layered with magazine collages, artwork in progress and myriad books, from math texts to an old social psychology book with a peephole cut into the pages revealing a small painting.
Oehme Graphics has open house, reception Friday
Although she may not sign the works of art she helps create as a master printer, Steamboat Springs resident and artist Susan Oehme leaves her creative mark on them. On Wednesday, as she stood in the gallery space above the workshop, Oehme’s exhilaration and passion for her new endeavor were apparent.
With 9 inches of new snow Monday, Steamboat Ski Area broke the record for snowiest November in resort history. The previous record was set in 2005, when 83 inches fell on the mountain. As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the resort had received 90 inches of November snow with one more day to go in the month.
About 50 residents gathered on Saturday to honor those who are taking the reins in moving Steamboat toward a sustainable future. The fifth annual New Pioneers of the Yampa Valley event featured the marquee award for a New Pioneer, a special Champion of Community award and a buffet featuring locally grown foods.
Lt. Gov. Barbara O’Brien spoke to a group of about 30 on Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. O’Brien touted the importance of instilling environmental values in young students by connecting them with the outdoors.
Appalachian Ski Mountain boasts 365 vertical feet and some of the best man-made snow in North Carolina. But as Steamboat Springs resident Martin Clay’s home ski area, the small hill has a mountain of meaning. It’s where he learned to ski and where he first began filming his winter stunts with his friends.
Steamboat Ski Area expects to offer top-to-bottom skiing on several feet of natural snow Wednesday, when it opens for the season with five lifts and 66 trails including the gondola and Storm Peak Express. On Thursday, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. officials announced they would open Christie Peak Express, the gondola, Storm Peak Express, Burgess Creek and Four Points lifts on the first day of the 2010-11 season.