Small Town Life

Summer of Destruction

Aaah, Steamboat Springs in the summertime. It used to mean scenic mountain views, lazy tube rides down the Yampa River and strolling along Lincoln Avenue to do some window shopping. Well, all of that has changed. We got us some progress goin’ on now. Ten years of progress crammed into one summer. Yeehaw!! Once construction is completed on all of… Read more →

Formula Stores Revisited

Hold onto your butts, folks! Here we go again… City Council and the City Planners are getting together tonight to put into place an ordinance to keep out those evil “formula stores”. View the article in its entirety here. Here are some highlights: The ordinance stresses a need to preserve a small-town atmosphere in Old Town. “The Historic Downtown Commercial… Read more →

Summer of Construction

I have decided to begin a project of the journalistic nature. A photo documentary of what is happening to a (once upon a time) small, peaceful, western cow town. Steamboat Springs is currently undergoing a construction boom that could rival any major city in America. The dust and noise from all of the construction sites, the scaffolding along the sidewalks… Read more →

Mofro at Howelsen Hill

This show was the second in the Summer Free Concert Series in Steamboat Springs. What an amazing show this was. Laura from Little Moon Essentials started off the show with the Holden Young Trio with special guest Dave Allen. Mofro took the stage around 7:30 and blew us away with some Florida Swamp rock. This band has been a favorite… Read more →

The Glorious DMV

Okay, everyone has their nightmare story about going to the Department of Motor Vehicles. I remember tryng to get my driver’s license in Chicago. You would enter the building, get a number from the dispenser and take a seat. Your number could be 97 and they would be on 23. Kiss that day goodbye. Steamboat Springs may be a far… Read more →